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Ballpark Figures (Posted on 2005-02-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Crack the five coded messages; all relate to the puzzle's title:

80 10 21 11 10 10 81 51 41 (755)
20 10 20 50 81 12 02 80 (714)
32 90 21 21 90 50 31 10 52 91 (660)
60 81 10 41 11 81 51 02 90 41 91 51 41 (586)
80 10 81 31 51 41 11 90 21 21 50 20 81 50 32 (573)

(Note: The numbers in parenthesis are not part of the code; rather, they refer to the "ballpark figure" that precedes them.)

See The Solution Submitted by Captain Paradox    
Rating: 3.0000 (4 votes)

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Solution re(2): No hockey, so why not try baseball? | Comment 3 of 4 |
(In reply to re: No hockey, so why not try baseball? by Charlie)

The numbers that represent each letter are the reversed digits of the sequential number of that letter in the alphabet, with a leading zero applied to that number before the reversal.

As such, if Sean's identification of the third figure were correct, the specific codes given should have been:

80 10 41 11 10 10 81 51 41
20 10 20 50 81 12 02 80
20 10 81 81 52 20 51 41 40 91
60 81 10 41 11 81 51 20 90 41 91 51 41
80 10 81 31 51 41 11 90 21 21 50 20 81 50 32

However, the codes that were actually given yield, by the code given, Willie Mays, not Barry Bonds.

Edited on February 18, 2005, 7:05 pm
  Posted by Charlie on 2005-02-18 18:56:53

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