Originally Posted by slewis7
Can anyone suggest a better strategy?
A good strategy for the long hallways is this:
Start by thinking about prefixes and compound word beginnings that will "stand alone" in your journey down the hallway. Choose one that could have several different endings. For example, you can start with "ante" and build it to "antecedent", "anteaters", "anterooms", "antechambers", etc. Then, as you use up unwanted letters, build the word ending that you're getting the most letters for. You still have to be patient, but it IS possible to make it down 2 or 3 hallways in the "nigh impossible" Sunday puzzles.