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Origin of card game "The King of Hearts Has 5 Sons"?

Can anyone tell me where to find the origin of and definitive rules for the traditional American card game The King of Hearts Has Five Sons, mentioned in the article Deduction Games in the December 2000 issue of The Games Journal? [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Mar 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Where to find a dictionary of words that are spelled backwards?

Where can I find a dictionary of words spelled backwards, listed in alphabetical order, preferably accessible via WWW? This kind of book used to be a common tool for cryptographers back before everything was done by machine, but I'm not a spook; I just like Oulipo-style wordplay. I used to know what this was called, but no longer do, and have googled "reverse dictionary", "backwards dictionary", "yranoitcid", and many more terms with no success. Suggestions for similar dictionaries, such as ones in which all the letters of the words are sorted alphabetically (mouse->emosu) are also welcome. Thanks.
posted by rwhe on Mar 13, 2005 - 24 answers

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