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    Hi guys, I have a competition tomorrow for cryptograms, and I would like to open this topic for common word patterns (i.e. 12134 - every; 123142 - people)

    Please help out!

  • #2
    Good luck to you tomorrow, meomeow. Might I suggest you look at this site for word patterns: https://design215.com/toolbox/wordpattern.php#results.

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    • #3
      Meomeow, good luck tomorrow!

      There are two forum threads devoted to specific word patterns: EVERY and THAT.

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      • #4
        Hey, meomeow, let us know how you did if you ever get back here!

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        • #5
          You asked. Some of these list have been cleaned up and organized, but many are still a jumble. I believe, I have had all of these in one puzzle or another.


          4 letter words
          ThaT, SayS, ElsE, AreA, HigH, DeaD, TesT, SetS, SitS, HatH, EasE, SinS, SunS, SonS, TacT, GonG, TenT, EdgE, DieD, ProP, ReaR
          EvEr, EvEn, EyEs, AwAy, RaRe, NoNe, BaBy
          frEE,trEE
          hErE, wErE, aSkS
          DEED, SEES, NOON, PEEP


          5 letter words
          EvEry, AgAin, AwAre, AwAke, AwArd, ToTal, EvEnt, CyCle, EnEmy, IdIot, PaPer, NiNth, NiNty, FiFth, FiFty, AdApt, ErEct, AwAsh, BiBle, Usual, AwArd, ElEct, AmAze, OdOrs, TuTor, EjEct, TiTle
          SEnSE, TruTh, CheCk, SmaSh
          LoyaL, KnocK, GoinG, TrusT, RiveR, NikoN, ShoeS, Sides
          oCCur, aRRows, bOOks, aSSet, iNNer, rOOts
          nEvEr, cOlOr, sTaTe, lImIt, sEvEn, hOnOr, fAtAl, rEnEw

          maRRy, haPPy, woRRy, foLLy, faLLs, waLLs, slEEp, heLLo, prOOf, peTTy, peNNy, swEEt, stOOd, blOOd
          thErE, thEsE, whErE, jeSuS, baSiS, piEcE, oaSiS, thEmE, alIbI coStS, scEnE, laStS, liStS, riSkS
          LEvEL, SExES
          shaLL, thrEE, smeLL
          TEETh, eRRoR, DEEDs, SEEmS, SEEkS, SEEdS



          6 letter words
          RaRely, MoMent, SyStem, RaRest, MeMory, AwAits, IdIots, PuPils
          AlwAys, AfrAid, HigHer, TruThs, InsIde, ExpEct, ExcEpt, ExpErt, PurPle, IndIes, MadMen, EntErs, SeaSon, DeaDly, CirCus, TwiTch
          TwenTy, AbroAd, ActuAl, SpouSe, RewaRd
          NatioN, TalenT, RatheR, SpeakS
          oCCurs, aFFect, oCCupy, oFFice, sEEing
          lIvIng, fUtUre, mAnAge, vIsIon, rEvEal
          pRayeR, wRiteR
          haRdeR,
          chOOse
          reaLLy, aslEEp, schOOl, shaBBy, shoDDy, triPPy, spiFFy skiNNy, indOOr
          gueStS, nurSeS
          -----------------
          EFFEct, ATTAin, AFFAir, ATTAck
          MEMbEr
          PEoPlE, INdIaN
          REgREt, ONiONs, DIvIDe
          PEoPlE, DEpEnD, STaTuS, STaTeS, PRoPeR, GIvInG
          DEciDE, CHurCH, GEorGE, ORatOR, ERasER
          MUseUM, STarTS, SEriES, DEniED, REadER
          LiTTLe,TaSTeS,SEEmS, InSISt
          SwEEtS, SlEEpS, SwEEpS,
          CrItIC
          cOMMOn, bETTEr, lESSEn, fOLLOw, bORROw, sORROw,
          iNTeNT, pREfER, sTrEET
          inDEED, coFFEE
          -----------------
          wEDDED
          miRRoR, hORROR, paSSeS
          ExcEEd, dEgrEE, vEnEEr
          aSSiSt, eRRoRs, dEEpEr
          aSSetS, iSSueS, fEEblE, aTTemT
          cAnAdA, sEvErE, AlAskA, rEvEngE



          7 letter words
          bEtwEEn,dEgrEEs
          PurPose, ConCeal
          SuCCeSS, UsUaLLy, suCCEEd
          TaTTOO, coRRupt
          OpINION
          wiThouT, THougHT, REquiRE
          PREPaRE
          aCCount, aLLowed
          OutdOOr, OutlOOk
          AgAinst
          tYraNNY
          diSEaSE, MUSeUMS
          gREatER
          bElEivE, rEcEivE
          sCiEnCE, sOmEOnE
          PRosPeR
          mYsterY, lEisurE
          gREatER, dREamER
          poSSeSS,
          ERaSERS
          coLLEgE
          PerhaPs
          sINGING


          8 letter words
          REMEMbER
          cAnAdA, cANAdiAN
          ElECtriC
          aPPETiTE
          AnAlySiS
          ExtEnDED, ExpanDED, ExpEnSES
          sTrengTh
          SciSSorS
          ASSASSin
          SuGGeStS
          SuCCEEdS
          SmaLLeSt
          lAnGuAGe
          pErcEivE
          prESEntS
          fOOtbaLL
          BaseBaLL
          SuCCEEdS



          9 letter words
          coMMiTTEE, coMMiTTed, haPPineSS
          beGINNING
          IMMIgrant

          10 letter words
          unDerstOOD, uNDerstaND
          exchaNGiNG
          SuCCeSSion
          pOSSeSSiOn
          OPPOsItIOn

          11letter words
          ESSEntiaLLy, OPPOrtuniTy

          12 letter words
          cIvIlIzatIon
          Last edited by MadDoctor; 04-20-2019, 04:27 PM.

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          • #6
            Wow, that's a great list, MadDoctor. Thanks for sharing!

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            • #7
              It is great, MadDoctor ... I thought of a few more, I think, while I was reading yours:

              5-letter: TOOTh, wHicH

              7-letter: PoPular, ToTaLLY, finaLLY

              10-letter: SUCCeSSfUl

              (My apologies if they were included by you and I just didn't see them when I scanned for them ... I did try to look pretty carefuLLy ... but I don't TrusT myself.)

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              • #8
                I was positive wHicH was on my list, but I don't see it either. I use it so often, I guess I never saw a reason to add it.

                How many other people keep lists like this? I put a few words into a text file on my desktop so it would be handy. I kept adding to it when I noticed something new I would like to remember. As it got longer, I sorted it by length. Lately, I've sorted sections by letter pattern. As you can see, I haven't finished.

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                • #9
                  really smart post.

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                  • #10
                    I have a key word list that I found on some site years ago, with patterns and over 100,000 words - some questionable.

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                    • #11
                      I have an insane list of letter patterns and a few quotes. If anyone cares to see it I'll post.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, CryptoB! If you are able to share it, I'm sure we'd all enjoy seeing it. I have not put together any sort of list, but no doubt it would be very helpful to do so. I'm still waiting for the day (in the distant future) when I can look at a puzzle and immediately see words jumping out at me. Practice, practice, practice!

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                        • #13
                          Eureka - this is hardly user friendly. On the puzzles that give me trouble I find a word that fits a pattern and then do a search on the doc for matches. Also included are suggestions for no letter matches by length of word and combination patterns for long words, as well as a few puzzles that are difficult.

                          SERIOUS
                          TONIGHT
                          AMERICA
                          SOVIETS
                          ***
                          CORRUPTS
                          POSSIBLE
                          ***
                          WORRY
                          FULLY
                          BUDDY
                          HAPPY
                          FOLLY (HORACE)
                          SILLY
                          SORRY
                          ***
                          dEEds (Clairvaux)
                          teeth
                          ***
                          APATHY
                          MOMENT
                          MEMORY
                          MUMBLE
                          RAREST
                          RARELY
                          RAREST
                          PAPERS
                          ENERGY
                          IDIOTS
                          IDIOMS
                          NINETY (YOGI)
                          ***
                          FIFTY
                          EVENT
                          AWARD
                          AWARE
                          AWAIT
                          AGAIN
                          ICILY (Tennyson)
                          ***
                          ORIGINAL
                          CRIMINAL
                          ***
                          THOUGH
                          PRAYER
                          ***
                          ALWAYS
                          AFRAID
                          HIGHER
                          DEADLY
                          EXPERT
                          EXCEPT
                          OXFORD (SANTAYANA)
                          INSIDE (HOFFER)
                          TRUTHS
                          ENTERS
                          ***
                          TRUTH
                          ENTER
                          TASTE
                          AHEAD
                          EATEN
                          TEXTS
                          ***
                          NOTHING
                          RAPTURE
                          PERHAPS
                          LARGELY
                          AFRICAN
                          THRIFTY (PUBLIUS)
                          HEALTHY
                          EMPTIES
                          ***
                          WITHOUT
                          WINSTON (CHURCHILL)
                          RESULTS
                          ANSWERS
                          ANYBODY
                          FURTHER
                          GRANDMA
                          ***
                          RECEIVE
                          REVENGE
                          ***
                          ORDINARY
                          ANYTHING – BROTHERS
                          ***
                          EVERYTHING
                          POPULATIONS (KRUTCH)
                          ***
                          PASSES
                          MIRROR
                          TERROR - Oscar wilde- a new terror
                          CHEESE
                          ***
                          TOO
                          SEE
                          OFF
                          ALL
                          ERR
                          Egg (unattributed, PROVERB)
                          ***
                          MANKIND
                          DANCING
                          ***
                          PEOPLE
                          INDIAN
                          ***
                          RESULTS
                          Without
                          WINSTON
                          ***
                          SENSED
                          REGRET
                          ***
                          ERASER
                          DECIDE
                          CHURCH
                          EDITED
                          RETIRE
                          DELUDE
                          ORATOR
                          ***
                          TRUTH
                          TASTE
                          CHECK
                          ELDER
                          CLOCK
                          AHEAD
                          ENTER – EINSTEIN
                          BOMBS
                          ***
                          EITHER
                          EAGLES (Danish proverb)
                          REWARD
                          REFORM
                          ***
                          TREAT
                          TRUST
                          GOING
                          SHOWS
                          Stars
                          SOULS (ROUSSEAU)
                          SPOTS
                          SEATS
                          ‘TWIXT (unattributed)
                          COMIC (Socrates)
                          NIXON
                          LOCAL
                          HARSH (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN)
                          ***
                          SLEEP
                          BLOOD
                          FLOOR (PHELPS)
                          BROOD
                          FLOOD
                          KNEES (PEROT)
                          SHEEP (DANISH PROVERB)
                          ***
                          WHICH
                          ORDER
                          TENSE
                          TERSE
                          VERSE
                          SERVE
                          KNOWN (Pascal)
                          PEACE (WOOLF)
                          CEASE
                          START
                          STOUT (HORACE)
                          TERSE
                          TEASE
                          LEAVE! (Unattrib) & Char & Tolkien
                          AGING
                          ASHES – CHIEF SEATTLE
                          GYPSY (GOLD) -unattributed
                          ***
                          HORROR
                          WEDDED
                          ***
                          ADDED
                          ERROR
                          ASSES
                          ***
                          FUTURE

                          DEFEND
                          ***

                          THAT (HORACE – SLOTH, THAT WICKED SIREN)
                          ELSE
                          EASE
                          DEAD (Euripides)
                          DIED
                          KICK
                          SAYS
                          SINS
                          sits
                          HIGH
                          HATH (fuller – ‘bacchus’)
                          Test
                          TART
                          tent
                          area
                          SUPS (Benj Franklin)
                          SONS
                          ONTO
                          ***
                          EYE
                          DID
                          ONO !
                          DAD
                          MOM
                          PEP (HUBBARD)
                          ***
                          HE WHO
                          ONE WHO
                          DO NOT
                          NO MAN
                          ***
                          foLLow
                          SORROW
                          COMMON
                          LESSEN
                          BETTER

                          ***
                          EXERCISE
                          EVERYONE
                          ***
                          EVER / EVEN
                          EYES
                          AWAY
                          AFAR
                          RARE
                          NONE
                          NINE (INNINGS)
                          ***
                          ENEMY
                          AGAIN
                          AWARE
                          ADAPT
                          APART
                          Idiot
                          IRISH
                          PAPER
                          PEPSI
                          ***
                          AGAINST
                          POPULAR
                          MEMOIRS
                          AVARICE (PENN)
                          ETERNAL
                          SUSTAIN (Epictetus)
                          ANALYST
                          AMAZING (dita von teese)
                          SUSPECT (Layton)
                          ANATOMY
                          COCAINE (JERRY BROWN)
                          ANALOGY
                          ***
                          ETERNITY
                          IMITATE
                          ***
                          everyone
                          elegance
                          exercise
                          ***
                          TIMID
                          NEVER
                          SEVEN (unattributed)
                          COLOR (MONET)
                          LEVER / LEVEL
                          REFER
                          REBEL
                          LIVID
                          PAGAN
                          GENES
                          SALAD
                          NEWER
                          STATE
                          HONOR
                          RENEW (Chinese inscription)
                          FATAL
                          ***
                          SERIOUS
                          TORMENT
                          ***
                          SMALL (Douglas, Sr)
                          STILL
                          SKILL
                          AGREE
                          THREE
                          SHALL
                          SWELL
                          DWELL
                          CROSS
                          GROSS
                          STIFF (Juvenal)
                          GLASS
                          GUESS
                          ***
                          REALLY
                          ASLEEP
                          SLOPPY ! Babe Didrikson Zaharias [IMG]file:///C:%5CUsers%5Ckbpo_000%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cm sohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_image001.gif[/IMG]
                          SKILLS
                          SCREEN
                          ***
                          BETWEEN
                          GENTEEL
                          DECREES
                          ***
                          THERE
                          THESE
                          PHOTO
                          DRAMA
                          PIECE
                          WHERE
                          JESUS
                          RESTS
                          BASES
                          ROSES
                          RISKS (UNATTRIB)
                          LOSES (Unattributed)
                          LASTS (SENECA)
                          COSTS
                          ***
                          USALLY
                          TOTALLY
                          ***
                          REGRET
                          REARED
                          ***
                          DATA
                          HERE
                          WERE
                          MERE
                          USES
                          ***
                          CANNOT
                          SUMMER
                          CALLED
                          CHOOSE
                          MIDDLE
                          FILLED
                          SUPPED (Franklin)
                          COMMIT
                          RUSSIA (Remnick)
                          WINNER
                          HURRAY
                          CARROT
                          LITTER
                          M/KITTEN
                          BALLOT
                          BATTLE
                          BIGGER (KLEIN)
                          DOGGIE (ROGERS)
                          GOTTEN (WEIRD AL)
                          ROTTEN
                          ***
                          ENDED
                          TESTS
                          ***
                          BECAUSE
                          MEASURE
                          ATHEIST
                          THROUGH
                          DECLINE – ARISTOTLE
                          FERTILE
                          BROADER
                          CENTURE (ALEXANDER POPE)
                          STUDENT
                          CHERISH
                          ***
                          TOBACCO
                          TYRANNY
                          ***
                          ESTEEM
                          EXCEED
                          ***
                          CONTEMPT
                          CONSUMES
                          ***
                          PERFUME - SCHWAB
                          BECAUSE
                          ***
                          BAGPIPE
                          SURVIVE
                          ***
                          CHOICE
                          CHANCE
                          ***
                          NeCeSSITY
                          NECESSARY
                          REBELLION
                          ***
                          FAMILIAR
                          MAGICIAN
                          ***
                          uneven
                          prefer
                          ***
                          APPLY
                          OCCUR
                          FOOLS
                          ***
                          DISTRESS
                          MISTRESS
                          BUSINESS
                          ***
                          HOWEVER
                          CONSIST
                          TURNING Pierre Elliott Trudeau
                          ***
                          ANYONE
                          UNDONE
                          HEAVEN
                          ***
                          MORALLY
                          FINALLY
                          ***
                          ESTEEM
                          EXCEED
                          ***
                          THOUGHT
                          RECOVER
                          SURPLUS
                          ***
                          5, No letter matches:
                          AMONG
                          ALONG
                          BEING
                          YOUNG – JOHNSON
                          WOULD / COULD
                          WORLD
                          WOMEN
                          THINK / THING
                          WHILE / WHOSE / THOSE / THEIR
                          POWER
                          ENJOY
                          EQUAL (Darwin)
                          MONEY, MEANS – HORACE
                          MEANT
                          DOUBT
                          DREAM
                          GREAT
                          FIRST
                          FALSE
                          OTHER
                          OUGHT
                          LEARN
                          LARGE (KRUTCH)
                          SPAIN / COAST (BURKE)
                          GRACE / BEGUN / GLORY (EDWARDS)
                          VIRUS (WE VIRUS SCAN)
                          JUDGE
                          ***
                          6 – no match
                          : THINGS/THINKS
                          SLIGHT /
                          NATURE
                          LAWYER
                          VIRTUE
                          SHOULD
                          POETRY
                          OTHERS
                          ACTION (Williams)
                          WISDOM (Plautus, etc)
                          MODERN/DRIVES (WILSON)
                          CHEATS (Danish Proverb)
                          WOUNDS (Menander)
                          HUNGER
                          FAVORS (MONTAIGNE)
                          FRIEND
                          ALMOST
                          ACTING (ARISTOTLE)
                          REASON (EINSTEIN)
                          PERSON (GOETHE)
                          BREAKS (Taylor)
                          GOVERN (SELDEN)
                          HEARTS (Hopi Indian)
                          HOCKEY / HEARTS (UNATTRIBUTED)
                          POETRY (CHESTERSTON)
                          INKPOT (EMERSON)
                          WISDOM (HORACE)
                          ***
                          7 – no match
                          REALITY (Botero & Wm Gibson)
                          HISTORY
                          VICTORY (JAPANESE PROVERB)
                          FORTUNE (Proverb)
                          FORGIVE
                          HIMSELF (BRONTE)
                          destiny
                          Ing’s – leaving, rushing etc
                          WONDERS
                          NUMBERS
                          Quickly
                          ANOTHER
                          Country
                          LIBERTY
                          JUSTICE
                          VIRTUES
                          Virtual (wm Gibson)
                          INSTEAD (unattributed)
                          FINGERS (unattributed)
                          FRIENDS
                          Courage (fuller)
                          TRAVELS (AVILA)
                          SURFEIT (Heraclitus)
                          ***
                          8 no match: chlorine
                          ABSOLUTE
                          BLACKEST (EMERSON)
                          yourself
                          CHILDREN
                          HORSEMAN (Rarey)
                          JEALOUSY (Schiller)
                          SOLITUDE VIVIFIES
                          Powerful (kipling)
                          FLOURISH (Mary Shelley)
                          Thwackum ! (Fielding)
                          Diplomat (unattributed)
                          METAPHOR
                          SHOULDER
                          DISTANCE (HOLMES SR)
                          UNBAITED (PROVERB)
                          ***
                          9 no match: Biography
                          SUPREMACY
                          SOMETHING
                          HYPOCRITE (Baudelaire)
                          DISCOVERY (GRAHAM0
                          Mendacity
                          Adversity
                          Wonderful
                          champions
                          ARGUMENTS
                          ***
                          9-letter, combination patterns:
                          QUESTIONS
                          Matrimony &
                          Patrimony (ogden nash)
                          Stability
                          Stupidity
                          OURSELVES
                          ***
                          Combination 10-letter
                          FRIENDSHIP
                          POPULARITY
                          EVERYTHING
                          ***
                          10-letter, no matches
                          MANUSCRIPT (HERFORD)
                          COMPLEXITY
                          ***
                          11-letter, combination
                          NONVIOLENCE

                          12-letter, no matches
                          ambidextrous
                          12 combination
                          INTELLIGENCE

                          13 / 14: combination word: SOPHISTICATED SOPHISTICATION
                          RESPONSIBILITY
                          COMMUNICATIONS
                          CONSTRUCTIVELY
                          OPTIMISTICALLY

                          16 combination: MISUNDERSTANDING

                          Quackery (has no friend like gullibility) PROVERB

                          Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car
                          UNATTRIBUTED

                          Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself. Proverb

                          Justin Bieber
                          Hockey maple syrup caramilk bars

                          Proverb: We come and cry and that is life
                          We cry and go and that is death

                          Cork Attack! Like Google

                          Racquel welch: end with ‘erogenous zone’

                          Unattributed:
                          Goals S= M= A= R= T=

                          Dag Hammarskjold- journey (twice)

                          William Congreve: Heav’n hath no rage …
                          VZ Lawton – Oklahoma guy (it’s not Jerusalem)

                          Gandhi –
                          Fear has its use but cowardice has none

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                          • #14
                            Wow, CryptoB, that is a very impressive list. Those longer words are especially helpful. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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                            • #15
                              I just added another one to my list.
                              wHEtHEr
                              from "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty." — Henry Ford

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