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Article Title

Century Words

Authors

Susan Thorpe

Abstract

In the use of alphanumeric scoring (A=1, B=2, etc.), attention has been given to the discovery of the 'lightest' and 'heaviest' words of a given length (Darryl Francis, 'Lighweights and Heavyweights', November 1972; Charles Bostick, 'Word Weights', May 1974; and Tom Pulliam in the November 1979 Colloquy). An alternative exercise, also based on alphanumeric scoring, is to discover the longest and shortest words having a given score, in this case 100.

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