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Stan James
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Nobody tested?

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A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Stan James
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I'm impressed by some of the neat optimizations going on. The set of locations of first letters is way cool. Just to stand up for brute force ...

from running ...

I moved the original puzzle content to offset 975 x 975 and the time was as expected twice as long. Best of four runs ...

Hee hee, it found a few short words among the random stuff! Wonder if there are any Shakespeare plays in there.
[ November 06, 2005: Message edited by: Stan James ]
 
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