Word Ways


Kyle Corbin


Recently, a large publication offered a first-rate word contest, giving word buffs from around the world an opportunity to enjoy their pastime for profit. Some 700 people entered the contest, and the winners included Rod P. Selden and myself. After the contest, Selden (a stranger to me) detailed his approach to the contest in an article in the November 1984 Word Ways. Upon reading his article, I was so intrigued by the differences in our strategies and scores that I contacted him to discuss them further. I then contacted most of the other winners. In this article, I compare all our strategies.