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Unique Generic Locks

Abstract

This is a sequel to Sequential Words (Word Ways 2005003), words made from two or more generic letter sequences, one following the other. In UKU .LELE the palindromic sequence UKU is followed by the tautonymic sequence LELE. In Unique Generic Locks the opposite applies, the generic sequences being interlocked. In OPINION the palindromic sequence OPO is interlocked with the tautonymic sequence ININ. Many words unlock in more than one way; fewer, like OPINION, have a unique generic lock and these are the ones with which we are concerned.

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