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Old 12-01-2018, 01:38 AM
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Default Words with the "EVERY" pattern

What words fit the "EVERY" pattern of 12134? I almost always try "every" first and, if that's not it, the puzzle seems instantly more difficult because I've stored only a few variations in memory.

But tonight I came upon the following comment by MadDoctor, who had taken more than 12 minutes to solve a Camille Paglia quote in which she used the word "awash":

MadDoctor on November 12th, 2018
EvEry, AgAin, AwAre, AwAke, AwArd, ToTal, EvEnt, CyCle, EnEmy, IdIot, PaPer, NiNth, NiNty, FiFth, FiFty, AdApt, ErEct, (AwAsh). ARGH! 751s.

So that's a pretty good starter list, right?

Here's a cleaned-up version of MadDoctor's list:

adapt
again
awake
award
aware
awash
cycle
enemy
erect
event
every
fifth
fifty
idiot
ninth
paper
total
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:09 AM
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Default Great idea for a topic

Here's some to add to your list off the top of my head:
apart
bible
dodge
elect
ivies
nines
oboes
piper
rerun
title
uvula
wowed
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:35 AM
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A few more: cache, eject, mimes, mumps, odors, rural, titan, tithe, totem, tutor.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:35 PM
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Default From my key word list

every again didnt enemy fifty bible fifth didst paper usual awake apart
aware total title event adams ninth alarm asaph avail award usury susan
elect erect dodge titus pipes irish pupil rural await tithe cecil nancy
aback cycle alamo babes emery abate arago cocks dedan elena idiot mamre
mumps abajo agate babel exert cache ology piper susie bebai gyges iliad
abase apace avast awash isiah lelia mamie ozone usurp abaft adage adair
ahabs idiom lilac nunez oboth odour piped popes tutor adapt araby evert
ilion nance odors tatum teton titan tutes amaze anath avant babys epeus
evers iying lyles orosi pepys sisal sisco tater tates totem vevay abaci
abash adaes adako adami afami agafo agape agave aiath akard amado amago
amani amant anais anark arabi auasi avaio avalo avans avard awalt baber
bebop cacti cocas cocky cycad dodai dudie ebeys edens eject elead elegy
eleph elery eleva eneas eneck erech etena exemp eyers gaged gagen gages
hahns hoham hohen hohls icily igiak iliac ilium inium ising ities ivins
ixion kakio kiker kukio lelah lelan lulas mambo mamou mimal mumbo nanci
nanih nanos nanty nenor ninde ninos nonce nunam nunda oconi ocoya okome
onota opole otowi ovoca ozona ozora papin pepin pepsi pupal sesco sesum
sushi tated tites toted tothe tuten unuwa vivan zazen zizah
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:39 PM
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Impressive list Maradnu.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:13 PM
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Default Frequency distribution of "EvEry" words

However, as one might try "the," "one," "man," or "who" as frequently used three letter words, one wonders how the frequency distribution in usage would boil down for words of the "EvEry" configuration? Are there such lists?
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:43 PM
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Default Key word list

My key word list is 375 pages with over 108,000 words and patterns. I found it on a website ages ago, but it seems to have disappeared from there. I don't use it often since as you see from the above some patterns have a ton of possibilities, some kind of questionable.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:16 AM
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Thank you, oddcouple, Roxanne, and maradnu!

Maradnu, that's crazy-overwhelming -- too much to comb through in the middle of a puzzle. Maybe I'll pull out only the more likely words and alphabetize them . . . . in large type for my aging eyes.

But still, "abaci" -- I've never even imagined having more than one abacus!
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:22 AM
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However, as one might try "the," "one," "man," or "who" as frequently used three letter words, one wonders how the frequency distribution in usage would boil down for words of the "EvEry" configuration? Are there such lists?
TimmyTee, I don't know about frequency of whole-word usage, but the letter frequencies given in the cryptograms definitely help when deciphering the 12134 pattern. If the repeated letter has a "2" for letter frequency, then chances are that that letter is not an E, and then that's where a list would come in handy.
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