Solving the Letterboxed Puzzle in the New York Times

What is the difference between “computer programming” and “data science?” To someone not invovled in either they look much the same. Most data scientists are also coders, though they don’t need to be. Data scientists (especially amateurs like me) don’t need to be concerned with pointers, stacks, heaps, recursion, etc., but this is not a data science post. For this post, I go back to my roots in the 1980s as an amateur computer scientist to solve a new New York Times puzzle called “Letterboxed.