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Does this count?


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If you are allowed to use decimals, then


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Twelve words: a nearsighted ant sergeant negates an agent, denigrates estranged straightened gnat agents a an ant gnat agent agents negates sergeant estranged denigrates nearsighted straightened An officer in an army of earthbound insects, suffering from poor eyesight, orders an informer to be dispensed with, and is harshly ...


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Since the puzzle oddly and specifically mentions the symbol for the square root, I used this: but rotated and reflected it giving:


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Answer: How?


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Another answer could be


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Here's one way to make something quite big:


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4 ops = 1.9934200404 points: Off by 0.00108199. 5 ops = 2.2864604146 points: Off by 0.0000340537. 6 ops = 2.7136051067 points: Off by only 0.000000266764(!) Now we can keep taking square roots of 1 in this expression to get a lower score bound for $n$ operations where $n \geq 6$, namely: $$s_n = -\ln \left( \frac{ 355/113 } \pi - 1 \right) / n$$ Which ...


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One of my favourite words, that's 29 characters long is: It's quite useful for describing what the contestants find on a fair few reality TV programmes! As most of the letters are covered off by only a few elements there's quite a lot of repetition...


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Build two straight runways side to side, 1 mile long each. Then, put a portal-conducting surface at the end of the first runway and another one at the beginning of the second one. Finally, use your portal gun to place a yellow portal on one of those surfaces and a blue portal in the other one.


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16 Words (Internationalize) Sentence Explanation: I can assert with reasonable certainty that no longer chain exists (according to the dictionary that I am using to generate this). There are a huge number of variations of the chain starting with but this one was possible to squeeze a grammatical sentence out of.


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The simplest one is:


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You are a physicist (or at least, you have heard a few physicists chatting at the water cooler). Mike, your friend, is very obliging. Not obliging enough to chop off both ends of a loaf for you, but at least obliging enough to provide you with a sliced loaf. You greet Mike and grab one end of a loaf from his display, immediately slicing off a crust. Then ...


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6^1110G Where G is Graham's number


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How would you get 20, using two threes? Any out of the box, non-mathematical solutions are accepted.   How about an “in the box” solution?   You'd be lucky to not get 20, following the explicit formula published in U.S.[A.] Code, Title 18:   Naturally, the threes are ...   This formula can be generalized for any ...


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7 words, starting at 14 letters, ending at 20: You’d have thought this old left-winger would be supportive of his descendants’ views — but apparently not.


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27 characters Bolt me fast, or bolt fast. We have: bolt: secure in place, or dash away suddenly fast: firmly fixed, or quickly The intended meaning is "Either tie me down securely or run away quickly". As @xnor remarks: "I guess the speaker is a werewolf" (thanks for helping!). If the above sentence wasn't ambiguous enough for you, we can take out the ...


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I assume you start at two letters, as in your example. I'm using the circa 2013 Words With Friends dictionary. If you can only add to the right end of the word, 8-letter words are possible: ba bar barb barbe barbel barbell barbells ma max maxi maxim maxima maximal maximals pa pas past paste paster pastern pasterns re rep repo repos repose reposer ...


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Perhaps this is cheating, but my answer (inspired by the Wikipedia page on the longest English words) is Formed by Note:


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I'll confess that I've always had a fondness for the Jester's riddle from Zork Zero: "I once heard of a bookkeeper who, while working on the accounts of the Frobozz Magic Balloon Company, noted that the word 'balloon' has two double letters in a row! Stretching his limited imagination to the limit, this bookkeeper wondered if there were any words with ...


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I think I can do 7 letters: Which features the letter pairs:


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Nikola Tesla, decrepit in old age, aggrieved by ailments, but still doing his experiments causing filaments (as in a light bulb) to explode. A lamest Tesla sat at last - laments ailments, fulminates filaments. (10 words) In a post-apocalyptic world, farm animal meat is a thing of the past. To retain its customers, driven away by ever-increasing ...


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Thirteen words: 13 Universalists 12 Universalist 11 Antiviruses 10 Intrusives 9 Intrusive 8 Inviters 7 Inverts 6 Strive 5 Rivet 4 Tire 3 Tie 2 It 1 I Slightly contrived sentence: Universalists rivet intrusive antiviruses, inviters tie intrusives (inverts it), I tire; Strive, Universalist! Translation: Those seeking a universal approach to ...


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Question says nothing about landing.


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Fourteen words: "Presentational toenail replantations entail senatorial alterations rationale", leant a relation, late, at alternations tea. a at tea late leant entail toenail relation rationale senatorial alterations alternations replantations presentational A family member, at an afternoon event held to celebrate the ...


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Here's another one: Sorry for MS Paint skills


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using Tetration, we can get much larger than the simple exponentiation.. Move the top and bottom matchstick from the zero in the ten's place, and form a subscript "11" after the resulting "61111110" to form: _ _ |_ | | | | | | | | |_| | | | | | | |_| | | Or: (provided you can ignore the incorrect ...


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You need to: Why? Bonus: More boni inspired by the coments: Finally:


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Setal teals steal least-stale slate-stela Tesla tales. 9 words "Bristly birds steal the least stale tales of Tesla that are written on a slate stela (stone slab)."


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Starting at 11 characters going to 19:


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