to The WordsWorth Compendium
is such a deliciously complex and undisciplined language, we can bend,
fuse, distort words to all our purposes. We give old words new
and we borrow new words from any language that intrudes into our
environment." - Willard Gaylin
is The WordsWorth Compendium?
consists of an application program together with a database of some
English words and phrases. The database is also used as the source of
Word Buster Conditional Database; this contains not only the words and
phrases mentioned in the previous paragraph but also five additional
of information about them.
is its Purpose of The WordsWorth Compendium?
as an aid for the solving of crossword puzzles. It
further developed into a more general utility which has
be extremely useful for the search and manipulation of words in all
of logological activities.
structure of the The WordsWorth Compendium
Clarke's unique and original design of the Compendium lists all words
phrases of equal length in the same directory. So for example all words
consisting of 2 letters are listed in one directory and all words and
consisting of 3 letters are listed in the next directory and so
This technique is applied to words and phrases up to 18 letters in
The letters of the alphabet are assigned a number and so all words are
given a unique numerical label. The computer program was designed to
and manipulate the words in a variety of ways.
clicking on the underlined heading will link to that page)
interesting story behind the mastermind who invented the WordsWorth
WordsWorth Compact Calendars
of Ted Clarke's inventions. Their origin, illustrations etc.
with Examples & Illustrations
a few of the subjects dealt with in Ted Clarke's new book -
THICK IS A SHADOW?"
to this amazing ezine, packed with puzzles, challenging conundrums and
interesting logological anecdotes.
to the Archives
can browse the index to the Archives now.
editions can be ordered in the .pdf format
WordsWorth Compendium Software
This page will
what the software can do!
on how to use the WordsWorth Software
Detail on how
to use the
Baby Name Lists
the right name
for your baby from thousands of ethnic names
Index to Handy Word Lists
right word from these lists