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This is a comprehensive "word game" word list for UNIX/Linux. It is a superset of the author's ENABLE list, the "OSW", and various lists researched by the author's colleague, Alan Beale. At 264,093 words, it is the largest list of its kind, suitable for use in all manners of crossword-type board games and word construction games, as well as for a spell checker dictionary. The YAWL package now includes two anagramming utilities (supplied as source code, handled by the included Makefile). There is also a shell script that extends the UNIX "strings" system command. This is the word list package recommended for the author's Quackey word game.

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Recent releases

  •  13 May 2008 17:54

    Release Notes: This release adds a couple dozen topical words to the main list, such as blog, botnet, etc.

    •  12 Oct 2004 17:34

      Release Notes: Another set of bugfixes. The "install" part of the Makefile now works. The man pages have been updated.

      •  06 Oct 2004 19:44

        Release Notes: This release adds a minor update to the signature word list and the master word list, updates the Makefile, and fixes anagram.c and multi.c to keep an error in the string giving the author's name from crashing the build.

        •  24 Jun 2003 21:33

          Release Notes: Additional words have been added to the master word list. A shell script utility has been added.

          •  03 May 2000 06:59

            Release Notes: The master word list has been completely updated to track changes in the "ENABLE2K" list. Utilities for anagramming and multiple word anagramming have been added.


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