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Alphanumeric Ambiguity (Posted on 2004-01-26) Difficulty: 1 of 5
Using standard alphanumeric code (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26), find the common English word represented by:
              3 1 2 1 2 5

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Solution Solution(s) | Comment 13 of 14 |

Grouping the numbers before conversion to letters:
3, 1, 2, 12, 5  := CABLE : thick rope of twisted hemp or wire
3, 12, 1, 25  := CLAY : heavy, sticky wet earth

Allowing for the rearrangement of the digits before grouping and conversion to letters:
3, 5, 12, 12  := CELL : basic structural unit of an organism
3, 12, 21, 5  := CLUE : evidence that helps to solve a problem
12, 1, 3, 25  := LACY : of or resembling lace
12, 15, 23  := LOW : without great height; to moo
15, 23, 12  := OWL : a nocturnal bird of prey
23, 1, 12, 1  := WALE : a skin welt
25, 21, 13  := YUM : interjection expressing satisfaction

Less than common "anagrams":
1, 12, 5, 23  := ALEW : halloo [archaic]
12, 1, 23, 5  := LAWE : to de-claw and de-ball a paw [obsolete]
23, 5, 1, 12  := WEAL : state of well-being; wheal

Edited on August 27, 2008, 10:19 pm
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2008-08-27 22:12:19

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