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    Some hints on setting hangman to work.
      Upgrading from 1.2 to 1.3, 1.3 uses an external word,clue file. 
      If You edit this file using a Microsoft product, or on a DOS/WINDOWS 
      platform, make sure You use an ASCII transfer to upload it to a UNIX
      If You are putting this file on a BSD server You may need to 
      change the first line of the file to 
      The Number one reason that people have trouble running this (500 error)
      is a Return on the first line of the file.  If You edit the source 
      on a DOS/WINDOZE platform this will happen.  A Win based editor that 
      will allow you to get around this problem is Textpad. It has a save as 
      UNIX Command.

      If You are installing the 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 beta and receive the word 
      ERROR on Your page, You probably don't have write permissions set up 
      correctly.  Version 1.3.2 you can set $WAC=0 to get around this this.
      (this will allow users to cheat, though.)

The format of the Word file

the format is a plain text file in the format of word,clue, one word,clue pair per line.
Multi word clues are allowed, but have not been thoroughly tested.
     tiger,large cat
Version 1.3.4 and later can use multi words and capitals
     To Be Or Not To Be,that is the Question
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