For this puzzle, I define the distance between two letters as the shortest way on a QWERTY keyboard to go from a letter to another with a path.
- Q and W are seperated by a distance of 1.
- 2 for E and T.
- 2 for I and N going through J.
- 9 for Z and P.
The average number of letters in the English langage for a word is approximately 4.7.
Can you find:
- $S$: The shortest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is greater than 4.7
- $L$: The longest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is lesser than 4.7
Score is $L$ minus $S$. Your aim is to get the highest score.
- Love, $L=9$
- Puzzle, $S=23$
Score is $9-23 = -14$