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## Challenge #356: Spelling Bee

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A solution to last week’s challenge can be found here.

To solve this week’s challenge, use Designer Desktop.

Challenge Created by: @PhilipMannering

Description:

Based on the data provided, your task this week is to find all possible words in the Spelling Bee puzzle sorted by length (descending). The Spelling Bee puzzle is a grid of seven letters. The rules for valid words are:

1. You must only use letters found in the grid.
2. You must use the center letter at least once in each word.
3. Words must contain at least four letters.
4. Letters can be used more than once.

The first input contains the grid of letters.

Hint: You will (quite literally) require ALTERYX to find the perfect pangram.

Designer Version Used to Create: 2020.3

9 - Comet

The "words.txt" was not attached when the Challenge was posted. Therefore, I updated my reply here after it was uploaded.

I did 2 solutions (one simple one and one with an iterative macro to let Alteryx build all possible combinations of letters)

• Simple Solution:
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Using RegEx Match in filters:
• Macro Solution:
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9 - Comet

***Updated with provided word.txt*** Might just have to turn this into an App  😎

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9 - Comet

missing the file in source data set words.txt

9 - Comet
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Edit: Update with new data source and updated workflow.

11 - Bolide

Probably can make this more efficient but got the answer. A fun one!

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Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Sorry everyone. Words.txt is now attached.

17 - Castor

Probably could've done this better but it works well!

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Alteryx

Here is my solution, finally using the Arrange tool!

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13 - Pulsar
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fun one this week