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Challenge #265: Keep In Touch

AYXAcademy
Alteryx
Alteryx

A solution to last week's challenge can be found here265image.png

 

This week's challenge was submitted by @CharlieS - Thank you for your submission!

 

Each of the states in the USA have a proud history and unique culture. They also have unique two letter abbreviations. Inspired by this NPR Sunday Puzzle, use the two letter abbreviations from four states that border each other to create eight letter words.

 

One input contains spatial objects for each state and the other contains eight letter words. Find the possible combinations given the constraints above.

Aaron_Harter
11 - Bolide

@CharlieS Thank you for the challenge!

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Batch Macro to identify bordering states:
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Blake
12 - Quasar

Fun challenge on Monday morning! Good one, @CharlieS!

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dsmdavid
11 - Bolide

Fun challenge. Got slightly different results (MOONLIKE? IL,MO,NE,OK; MAINLINE? IA,IL,MN,NE), not sure if I misunderstood it 😅

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Overcomplicated it by using some prime list to compute anagrams

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patrick_digan
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula
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Not my prettiest work, and I didn't do the bonus challenge.
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AkimasaKajitani
15 - Aurora

My solution.

I got the another result.

 

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Some Words have multiple combinations.
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apathetichell
16 - Nebula
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I thought about a macro for the spatial matches but went with 3 spatial match tools...
Spalders
8 - Asteroid
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RolandSchubert
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora
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Matt_Pizzorusso
5 - Atom

Interesting Challenge!