Consider the following set of 25 commonly-used acronyms
AMEX PETA CC CCG COBOL DJIA FLOPS NAACP ESL SIAM ASCII FEDEX VHS GIF SPCA OEIS BBC FBI HELOC GPA FICO BBB SVGA MMORPG NBC
When expanded, these acronyms form a chain where each acronym definition shares exactly one word in common with the acronym that precedes it (note that articles such as "of", "the", "in", etc. do not count for matching purposes).
For example, consider the set of acronyms
NASA DEA ISS FDA IPCC
These can be chained together as follows:
IPCC : International Panel on Climate Change ISS : International Space Station NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration FDA : Food and Drug Administration DEA : Drug Enforcement Agency
where the word linking each pair of adjacent definitions is aligned for clarity.
Some of the acronyms have more than one popular definition. The puzzle may be trickier than it seems!
Can you chain all 25 acronyms together?
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