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 The Year of Four Emperors (Posted on 2005-09-16)
Solve this code to reveal my age.

6209623965961496209625962096896189659659

 See The Solution Submitted by Lisa Rating: 3.8000 (5 votes)

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 Puzzle Solution Comment 10 of 10 |

At the outset, the problem title is "The Year of Four Emperors" which is well known to be 69 AD.

Now, looking at the sting of numbers lying between every occurance of the pair (6,9), we obtain the following numbers:

20,23,5,14,20,25,20,8,18,5,5

Replacing the numbers with the corresponding position in the alphabet, we obtain:

t,w,e,n,t,y,t,h,r,e,e

Obviating the commas and with due punctuations, we now observe that
the sought for secret word is:

"twenty three".

Consequently, the required age of the author is 23.

Edited on May 2, 2008, 2:41 pm
 Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-05-02 14:40:32

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