My previous puzzle The QWERTY-shortest word was solved nearly instantly by the effective puzzling community. I also believe it is because the main parameter of the puzzle 4.7 was not perferectly set. So I propose you the same puzzle with the parameter 7, length of word "puzzles". The following is a recall of the puzzle.
We 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.
Can you find:
- $S$: The shortest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is greater or equal than 7
- $L$: The longest word in Merriam Webster such that its number of letters is lesser or equal than 7
Score is $L$ minus $S$. Your aim is to get the highest score.
- Love, $L=9$
- Puzzles, $S=24$
Score is $9-24 = -15$