tearsstream wrote:I'm a complete noob but I did it with a method kind of similar to what DM79 is suggesting. Chucked the word list into Excel, split the words so that it was one letter per cell, used CODE() to get a numerical value for each letter, and took the product of each row to give me a unique number for each word.
There are a few things that you need to iron out, but I'm not going to give it all away
Took me about 45 mins, which considering I haven't got a clue what I'm doing is probably about 100 times less than the rest are going to take me...
Though I'd just chuck it out there as how a non-programmer did it.
That is certainly an interesting method of doing this. As you do other missions and begin to become familiar with a programming language, you might want to come back to this one and try to write a script in that language. I often go back after time and review some of my earlier coding and find many ways of improving on them. It's also fun to see what I was thinking at the time. Good luck with the rest!