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The omitted age (Posted on 2005-10-20) Difficulty: 2 of 5
When completed, the cross-number below will have one digit (from 0-9) in each cell, and no zeros in row (a) and in column (a).
         (a) (b) (c) 
    (a)     |   |   |
    (b) |   |   |   |
    (c) |   |   |    

ACROSS : (a) Abigail´s age.
         (b) Sum of Abigail´s age,
                    Blanche´s age,
                    Cynthia´s age, and
                    Darlene´s age.
         (c) Blanche´s age.

DOWN   : (a) Darlene´s age
         (b) Sum of three of the ages in (b) across.
         (c) Cynthia´s age.
Whose age was omitted from (b) down, and what are the ages of the 4 women ?

Note: this can be solved by hand. Those who will use the computer, give the others some time before posting the solution obtained this way. Tk you.

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
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Solution by hand | Comment 1 of 21

Abigal is 16, Blanche is 95, Cynthia is 60, and Darlene is 29.   Sum of the four = 200.  If you omit Blanche's age, the sum of the three = 105.           

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  Posted by Mike on 2005-10-20 17:04:59
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