I owned it for a couple years, and never got close. The best I ever did in Rescue was 3 letters. It is insanely hard to finish. 3 letters sounds like half way, but it isn't. No matter how well I played, I couldn't do it.
Quoted from RandyV:
I think this is one WOZ' flaws honestly. The game is so deep and there is so much there that getting anywhere close to SOTR requires a ridiculous amount of time -- unless you are a really top, top player. Maybe that was the intent, but I am getting to the point where the game is losing some favor because the progression is too steep and takes forever.
Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing achievement and I am one of those "play better" people, but when you hit a wall and stall out making reasonable progress game after game after game - it starts to collect dust.
This is a double edged sword. An easy to complete game doesn't last long in a home environment.
Quoted from MK6PIN:
I've beaten the Witch 3 times in about 3 years.
And I have to say, that was a GREAT mini-wizard mode. Such a good job building up the tension.