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From the Ted Talk by Alex Rosenthal: The World Machine | Think Like A Coder, Ep 10

Unscramble the Blue Letters

If someone encounters a dead end, they should backtrack to the last intersection. But they also need to mark it, so no one wastes time and goes back there. The best tool for that is the wire— one option is to break both setncios that lead down the dead end path, and tie the sopol to the wire that ldeas back to the cyrsatl. The beorkn wires tell everyone else who gets to this intersection “Don’t go this way.” They’ll also guarantee the final path will lead straight to the crystal, rather than visiting dead ends.

Open Cloze

If someone encounters a dead end, they should backtrack to the last intersection. But they also need to mark it, so no one wastes time and goes back there. The best tool for that is the wire— one option is to break both ________ that lead down the dead end path, and tie the _____ to the wire that _____ back to the _______. The ______ wires tell everyone else who gets to this intersection “Don’t go this way.” They’ll also guarantee the final path will lead straight to the crystal, rather than visiting dead ends.

Solution

  1. leads
  2. broken
  3. crystal
  4. spool
  5. sections

Original Text

If someone encounters a dead end, they should backtrack to the last intersection. But they also need to mark it, so no one wastes time and goes back there. The best tool for that is the wire— one option is to break both sections that lead down the dead end path, and tie the spool to the wire that leads back to the crystal. The broken wires tell everyone else who gets to this intersection “Don’t go this way.” They’ll also guarantee the final path will lead straight to the crystal, rather than visiting dead ends.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world machine 2
dead ends 2

Important Words

  1. backtrack
  2. break
  3. broken
  4. crystal
  5. dead
  6. encounters
  7. ends
  8. final
  9. guarantee
  10. intersection
  11. lead
  12. leads
  13. mark
  14. option
  15. path
  16. sections
  17. spool
  18. straight
  19. tie
  20. time
  21. tool
  22. visiting
  23. wastes
  24. wire
  25. wires