Word Ways

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The Aeinrst Problem


Darryl Francis


Over the last three decades, Word Ways has presented various exhaustive lists of transposals of particular sets of letters. The most fecund group of transposals is formed from the eight letters AEGINRST. The main article listing the various transposals was authored by Dmitri Borgmann, and appeared in the November 1976 Word Ways. There has been various follow-on correspondence published at other dates, the most substantial of which was by Jeff Grant, and the February and May 1994 Word Ways. A complete gathering of the 157 AEGINRST transposals appears in Ross Eckler's excellent Making the Alphabet Dance.