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Challenge: Design A Better Hangman Algorithm
As an aside, or perhaps Part II of the challenge, is to consider what happens when the "opponent" chooses words based on the degree of guessing difficulty (whether it's known that a certain guessing algorithm is employed, or just assuming generic hueristics about guessing).
For instance, when I've played casually with someone the first time, I usually pick "rhythm", since it has no conventional vowels. (This only works once though). After that, I would try a word from a set of words of the same length with many letters/positions in common, but not just a simple substitution. (This is harder as word length goes up.)
Can the algorithm have a special mode to counter biased word choice?
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