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Search for multiple unrelated words in Google Search

I've noticed recently that Google force-feeds me certain results even if I explicitly demand that a particular keyword be included. For example, searching for:

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None of the returned results include the word "awful", though I was under the impression that + forces the word to appear in the results. Has this feature been deprecated by Google? If not, is there a way to perform a search that must include certain keywords?

(P.S. I sincerely apologize to fans of this comedian. I just had no examples handy that did not include him.)

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marked as duplicate by Alex, ChrisF Jun 16 '12 at 22:34

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@Alex, the answer is the same, but the question is quite different. Hopefully this question will at least act as a good signpost to that one if closed. –  Kirk Woll Jun 16 '12 at 14:03
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The plus sign no longer works in Google searches.

Use quotes to search for an exact word.

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Thanks, worked perfectly! –  Kirk Woll Jun 16 '12 at 3:17
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