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Authors

A. Ross Eckler

Abstract

The so-called Jotto problem--construct five five-letter words out of 25 different letters--was examined in the first issue of Word Ways on February 1968. Why is it called this? If one's guess word in the two-person game of Jotto is scored 0 (no letters in common with the target word), one's next guess should be a word containing no letters in common with the first one.

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