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Problem 196. love is an n-letter word

Given a list of N words, return the N-letter word (choosing one letter from each word) with the property of having the least distance between each pair of two consecutive letters (if there are multiple optimal solutions return any one of them).

Example: s1 = {'abcd','bcde','cdef','defg'}; should return s2 = 'dddd'; (with total letter-distance = 0)

Example: s1={'aldfejk','czoa','vwy','abcde'}; should return s2='love'; (with total letter-distance = 27: 'l'-'o'=3 + 'o'-'v'=7 + 'v'-'e'=17 ; compare for example to the possible word 'aave' which has a total letter-distance of 38)


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Last solution submitted on Jan 12, 2015

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