[meteorite-list] "2011" Meteorite Challenge Clues

From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:28:51 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <8CE5E9AFF8685B3-DF8-2573E_at_webmail-d074.sysops.aol.com>

Clues for the meteorite hunt:

Non-Antarctic, I have seen 12 perfect meteorite anagrams involving 24
meteorites, more than previously thought and all valid. So don't be
afraid to get your ticket. The TKW is 69 letters (138 counting anagram
pairings). They are out there it is up to you to find them! Just like
in the field ;-) Arrrrgh....

The highest possible score is a main mass of 21 (a seven letter
meteorite name tripled for perfect anagrams). There are two of those
though; one of those anagram pairing can be made by moving only one
letter in one to another position; in the other case, two letters need
to be moved which would immediately win the contest since it is more
shuffled and the highest scoring meteorite in the official meteorite
dictionary (unless someone pulls an Antarctic surprise).

The single eight letter compound word is penalized since it is just an
inversion of two common four letter words and is scored as only 6 for
that reason (2 tripled), in last place of the 12.

One anagram involves a cool type specimen ...

All diacritical marks on letters are not to be recognized for the
purpose of the hunt, so ? is counted as n, ? as u, ? as a, ? is l,
 etc., apostrophe (') is ignored, as is dash (-), etc.

No anagram canned software or anagram programs are allowed under the
honor system, but anything you can do wholly on your own in a Excel or
a similar commercial spreadsheet program is fine including importing
data to it you can mooch off Jeff, Sergey or whoever is stomping around
the virtual strewn field with the right meteorite hunting tools.

Good luck! If no one finds the top scoring meteorite pair sooner, the
hunt is over on Sunday 23 October at 11:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time)
and the highest scoring entry submitted before that point wins which
still might be an imperfect anagram.

Kindest wishes
Received on Sat 22 Oct 2011 02:28:51 AM PDT

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