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You find yourself in a dark, wet cave. There is a heavy door with a mushroom growing on it. (Or is that an ear?)
Nailed to the door is a poem by Emily Dickinson:
'''a narrow fellow in the grass occasionally rides; you may have met him, did you not, his notice sudden is. the grass divides as with a comb, a spotted shaft is seen; and then it closes at your feet and opens further on. he likes a boggy acre, a floor too cool for corn. yet when a child, and barefoot, i more than once, at morn, have passed, i thought, a whip-lash unbraiding in the sun, when, stooping to secure it, it wrinkled, and was gone. several of nature's people i know, and they know me; i feel for them a transport of cordiality; but never met this fellow, attended or alone, without a tighter breathing, and zero at the bone.'''
Below the poem is a riddle:
And below that, a note:
# hint: 'zebra' = [1,56,7,29,42]
1) Write a program that solves the riddle.
What do you say?
2) Write a program that shows the mapping for all letters.
Which letters are available, i.e. have unique non-zero values?
3) Write a program that generates all such riddles based on this poem.
What is the longest word that is a solution to a riddle based on this poem? (useful: Words (Unix))
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