(In reply to re(4): FULL SOLUTION (No computer program used)
re: sheesh....How the heck were people who still have rotary phones supposed to realize that? .....
well, when I had worked it out I didn't actually realise that the numbers were based on phone keys, but it was very easy to see how they related to each other in a pattern.
Had you written them out, you would have seen
and so on. That's how I was able to fill in the missing numbers to give the next line:
"Hello operator, please give me number nine"
even though letters like "p" weren't in the original.
ps: "phone" is short for "phonetic"??? Where did you learn Greek?
Edited on December 13, 2003, 1:51 pm
Posted by Sam
on 2003-12-13 13:45:27