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Challenge #75: Scrabble Word Finder

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8 - Asteroid
 
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8 - Asteroid

My solution

 

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11 - Bolide
11 - Bolide

Found this as completed but seems like I never posted it

 

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8 - Asteroid

Solution attached. 

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Alteryx Partner

Completed

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Alteryx
Alteryx

It took me a few different attempts to find something that wasn't overkill.  I might go back at some point for the "extra credit", but this was enough brain damage for one challenge.

 

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Alteryx
Alteryx

Here's my solution to the first part. Played with the bonus sections but just ran out of time.

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8 - Asteroid

Nice one, looking at other solutions seems I have slightly overcomplicated mine... what a surprise!

 

Did the bonus question, should work for as many blanks as you end up in your hand

 

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13 - Pulsar

This was a great challenge and I feel my macro building is much improved after finishing it.  There was originally a scrabble macro #1, which was iterated the bulk of scrabble macro #3, but I couldn't get it just right and left macro #3 as is.  Macro #2 was a great use of a batch macro.

 

I made the entire workflow work for each of the scenarios - just change the connection to the "Hand Combinations" macro!  If you want to use your own letter set, use the added 4th input set to put in your letters.  It allows for letters, "?" (for blank tile) and blank (missing) letters, so the user can put in less than 7 tiles.

 

I made the following changes:

  • Point values are a text input instead of connecting to the text file (format is the same)
  • Word list is downloaded instead of just using the given list (website in Text Input - Tool #190)
  • Added new input to test other combinations

Workflow:

 

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Batch Macro:

 

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Standard Macro:

 

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12 - Quasar

I haven't solved it yet, and I refuse to look at any spoilers, but I just want to say this is very challenging and I appreciate that.