When talking of 6 letter stems, do I have to find all the 6 letter
stems that also have a meaning by themselves? (Like Satire for
example). Or may I find even nonsense stems?


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> In Scrabble parlance, a 'bingo stem' is defined as a set of six
> letters that combines with a large fraction of the alphabet to anagram
> to valid seven letter words (a 'bingo' is a move using all seven tiles
> on your rack). For instance, one of the more prolific stems, SATIRE,
> combines with twenty letters, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N,
> O, P, R, S, T, V, W (forming words like ASTERIA, BAITERS, RACIEST
> ...).
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> Write a program that, given a word list and a cutoff n, finds all 6
> letter stems that combine with n or more letters, sorted in order of
> how many distinct letters they combine with.
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