Word Ways


Frank Rubin


Avid readers of Word Ways may remember that I attempted a computer search for 10-by-10 word squares a number of years ago. I had a vocabulary of 55,000 ten-letter word and phrases stored in the computer, about half dictionary words and the rest names and phrases I had devised from brainstorming and free association. For example, I'd pick a word like carpet and think of all the things that go with it like -bags, bugs, tack, roll, shop, - less, - like, etc. My best effort, a square containing eight words from Webster's Second, appearing in the February 1977 Word Ways.