Each entry in the "A" list is made up of two words, names, or phrases that have at least two overlapping letters and in which each blank stands for a consonant, e.g. XAXAXAXXAX (6; 3-4) represents a six-letter word and two-part name or phrase consisting of a three-letter and a four-letter component. As asterisk denotes the word is capitalized. Since there are thirteen letters in all and only ten positions indicated, we can deduce that there is a three-letter overlap.
"The "A" List,"
Word Ways: Vol. 39
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol39/iss4/14