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Article Title

Alphabetical Patterns

Authors

A. Ross Eckler

Abstract

Readers of Word Ways should be familiar with the concept of word patterns, exemplified by Jack Levine's three-volume rearrangement of Webster's Second and Third Editions into groups of words having the same pattern such as EXCESS and BAMBOO. (Word patterns have even been discussed in large-circulation magazines: see physicist Sheldon Glashow's "The Game of Bop" in the Sep/Oct 1992 issue of Quantum.)

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