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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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A "perfect" ladder comprises five-letter words where every letter is
the new letter once, no position is changed twice in a row, and fifth
letter changes are better than fourth letter changes are better than
third letter changes, etc. (as defined by "Games" magazine, July 1993)

language/english/spelling/sets.of.words/perfect.ladder.s

The winning entry:

Score: 9, 4, 8, 1, 4

SOAPS
SOUPS	U	3
COUPS	C	1
COMPS	M	3
COMBS	B	4
COMBO	O	5
COMPO	P	4
COMPT	T	5
COMET	E	4
COMES	S	5
COXES	X	3
COXEY	Y	5
COZEY	Z	3
COZEN	N	5
COVEN	V	3
COVED	D	5
CAVED	A	2
CAVEL	L	5
JAVEL	J	1
JAVER	R	5
JAGER	G	3
WAGER	W	1
WAKER	K	3
FAKER	F	1
FAKIR	I	4
FAQIR	Q	3
FAQIH	H	5

 

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