Anagram Generator FAQ
I am no longer supporting the anagram generator, but here are some of
the most common questions that I used to get.
Questions and Answers
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Several people. The anagram engine itself was written by
Evans A. Criswell, of
the University of Huntsville in Alabama. You can download a
standalone version of his product, called Wordplay, from
site. Wordplay works well, and it comes with source code
and a generous license.
So what's your role in this?
A fairly minor one. I made some minor modifications to Criswell's software
and made it run from my Web site.
Why is [insert anagram here] missing from the output?
The anagram generator relies on a built-in English word list to make its
output. The (public-domain) word list it's currently using isn't
perfect, and seems to be missing many uncommon words as well as certain
common ones. If a particular word is inexplicably missing from your
output, try searching for the word by itself. If it doesn't even appear
as an anagram of itself, then it isn't in the word list.
Can you solve the following anagram/puzzle/challenge for me?
Sorry, but no. I get tons of these requests, but I just don't have time.
This anagram generator is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I've
obtained so many hours of enjoyment out of it that I feel the urge
to send you money! Do you accept personal checks?
So glad you asked! Actually, if you like the anagram engine,
go bug Evans A. Criswell,
because most of the credit goes to him, not me. As noted earlier
in this FAQ, I just wrote the Web interface.