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Replacement Finder aka Algebraic Search


This page finds words that, when one string of letters is replaced with another string, are also words we know about. Try it!

Results from our word list are scored. They include every viable word from every Shortz Era NYT crossword (including Variety puzzles) and every additional word from Jeff Chen's word list.

Unscored words here come from pre-Shortz puzzles or from one of our outside dictionaries. You'll have to judge their value yourself.

To find words that work when specified letters are removed, leave the second text box blank.

Results are sorted by the minimum word score of the original and the transformed word.

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