Many of the articles which have appeared up to now in Word Ways begin with a theme, and then present various words which satisfy some criterion of criteria imposed by the theme. For example, in an earlier article of ours, "Zero Redundancy Rides Again", which was presented in the August 1970 issue, we began with a theme which was to compile a list of words ending with different two-letter combinations. Eventually we managed to find 595 examples. So: we began with a theme and ended up with 595 words.
Word Ways: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol4/iss2/2