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Reverse Engineering (Posted on 2017-09-15) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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!"

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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.

and

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

Then

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
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