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Re^5: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words
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I did that but it didn't reduce it dramatically. As I pointed out elsewhere, that only gets it down to 12_461_993.
Cheers - L~R
Anyway you don't need to check against all words in the dictionary, only taking the (at most) 256 subsets of a potential 8 letter combination. (less if letters are repeated)
This can be done in a lookup in a prepared count-hash with normalized keys.
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