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 Animal Magic (Posted on 2008-03-21)
Can you find one five figure number, with distinct digits between 1 and 9, which satisfies all four of the following equations?

SNAKE * 2 = MERES
COYPU * 8 = POODLE
TIGER * 13 = BEWAIL
OKAPI * 14 = HIJACK

Repeated letters within an equation refer to the same digit. The same letter appearing in different equations does not necessarily refer to the same digit.

The puzzle can be solved from just two equations. The other two are for fun/reference.

This is similar to Can't see the wood for the trees

 No Solution Yet Submitted by Josie Faulkner Rating: 3.0000 (2 votes)

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 re: Well, if you only rely on two ... (computer solution; spoiler) | Comment 2 of 6 |
(In reply to Well, if you only rely on two ... (computer solution; spoiler) by Charlie)

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the computer solution.

You say ... then don't rely on just the first two or the first and last.  Any other pair will lead to a solution, but those two pairs won't.

Sorry to disagree, but my "walk-through" solution, which is already in place, uses the first and the last equation!

:) Josie

 Posted by Josie Faulkner on 2008-03-21 17:06:44

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