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    Game looks well done but I think your word list could use some help.

    ZDnet was the solution to a game I played on easy. It is harder than it looks though! And it looks hard!

     rhe
    nails
    zdnet
    bitch
     ost
    
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      Thanks! I’m on the lookout for a better word list – suggestions welcome. For now, I’ll likely just manually delete zdnet and msgid and re-generate the puzzles.

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        This is a fantastic game and great implementation of it. Thank you for posting this!

        I’m on the lookout for a better word list – suggestions welcome.

        In terms of English, one of the best word lists I’ve come across are the 12dicts word lists, especially the 3of6game list. (Direct download link). It’s clear how much care and attention have gone into these lists.

        I’m currently working on a side-project for generating easy-to-memorize yet strong passwords and the generation method requires high quality words and pairs-of-words. I spent today hastily ripping out the word list generator into a separate public GitHub repo.

        In order to find words and pairs-of-words I use Wikipedia dataset dumps as a source of words and filter out any words not in a dictionary. I was hoping that this method would work well in all languages. Although this works OK for a English top 10k wordlist using a Debian-sourced dictionary (you get better results when you use 3of6game as a dictionary), today was the first time I tried Polish and the Polish top 10k wordlist using a Wiktionary-sourced dictionary isn’t good.

        I know of the Google Ngrams project and trying to reproduce it and come up with good wordl ists and language models is quite difficult!

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        I got msgid as a word. That was… not ideal