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Three-letter Tic Tac Toe

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Place letters in a 3x3 grid in a way that permits spelling

the greatest number of three-letter English words.

The same letter can be used twice in a word.

Letters adjacent in the word must touch, in any of eight directions, on the grid

Example:

T R E

Y D Z

U N G

Permits [among possibly other words]

  1. ere
  2. try
  3. gnu
  4. red
  5. zed
  6. dun
  7. dry
  8. ...

Entries must contain a minimum of ten words.

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lets use MM's entry:24 words
p e r
o a t
t r y
PER
REP
OAT
TAO
TRY
POT
TOP
EAR
RAE
PAY
TAR
RAT
pet
oar
era
pea
ray
toe
pat
tap
art
rap
par
are

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I downloaded a list of 1012 Scrabble words


from the interwebs. I used them for my
word list. The best 3X3 array I made was:

BOM
RAP
GET

which contains the 85 3-letter words:

BOB BOA BOP BRO BRA BAM BAR BAP BAG BAT
OBA ORB ORA ORE OAR OAT OPE OPT MOB MOM
MOR MOA MOP MAR MAP MAG MAE MAT ROB ROM
RAM RAP RAG RAT REP REG RET ABO ABA AMA
AMP ARB ARE APO APE APT AGA AGE ATE POM
POP PAM PAR PAP PAT PER PEA PEP PEG PET
GAB GAM GAR GAP GAG GAE GAT GET ERA ERG
ERE EAR EAT ETA TAB TAO TAM TAR TAP TAG
TAE TAT TEA TEG TET
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I downloaded a list of 1012 Scrabble words

from the interwebs. I used them for my

word list. The best 3X3 array I made was:

BOM

RAP

GET

which contains the 85 3-letter words:

BOB BOA BOP BRO BRA BAM BAR BAP BAG BAT

OBA ORB ORA ORE OAR OAT OPE OPT MOB MOM

MOR MOA MOP MAR MAP MAG MAE MAT ROB ROM

RAM RAP RAG RAT REP REG RET ABO ABA AMA

AMP ARB ARE APO APE APT AGA AGE ATE POM

POP PAM PAR PAP PAT PER PEA PEP PEG PET

GAB GAM GAR GAP GAG GAE GAT GET ERA ERG

ERE EAR EAT ETA TAB TAO TAM TAR TAP TAG

TAE TAT TEA TEG TET

For a score of 42.5%.

Not bad!

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