After successfully solving an alphametics w1+w2=w3
,where those three words spelled out the surnames of three famous Scottish writers WG sent the solution (216035+21754=237789
) to his colleague, requesting him to reconstruct the original names and to mail his answer ASAP.
24 hours later a short message arrived: "A nice brush!"
Your comments are welcome...
Using http://www.heartoscotland.com/Categories/FamousAuthors.htm as a reference (found throgh Google search), we find
Robert Burns - National Poet of Scotland, we sing Robert Burn's Auld Lang Syne every New Year's Eve
J. M. Barrie - Author of Peter Pan.
John Buchan - Writing in the first half of the 20th century, his most famous book is the spy novel The 39 Steps.
BUCHAN + BURNS = BARRIE
216035 21754 237789
A NICE BRUSH
is written as
3 5869 27140
thus using all the digits (and letters).
Posted by Charlie
on 2017-09-15 10:45:16