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Can anyone think of a tool with which I can pass it many optional parameters such as the length of the word I'm looking for, and a few letters in that word and have it spit out a list of words?

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Is this for cheating at crosswords? – z7sg Ѫ Apr 30 '11 at 16:54
Or at Scrabble? – Malvolio May 1 '11 at 0:41
No, it's for solving some very difficult analogies. – Web_Designer May 1 '11 at 0:45
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If you understand regexs, you can use this.

For example, '^mo.s.$' yields:

  • moist
  • moose
  • mosso
  • mossy
  • mouse
  • mousy
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Excellent, Thank you! That website is awesome I am a web developer so I know a little regexp but who's afraid to learn a little more! – Web_Designer Apr 30 '11 at 19:01

I think you're looking for More Words.

Here are some basic word search options:

Use a hyphen (dash) to give the location of a missing letter: w-rd or -are
Use an asterisk (star) for any number of unknown letters: lett* or *gry or ar*ct
Exclude words containing the letters that follow a caret (hat): ma-e ^kt
Or enter a few letters (without hyphens or asterisks) to see if they make any words.

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