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Why, it's elementary my dear 74851687! (Posted on 2009-02-04) Difficulty: 3 of 5
NEVER is prime,
NOW is too!
SHE is not,
Unlike YOU!

Where are we?

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Solution Got it. | Comment 7 of 10 |
'Elementary' is a reference to the periodic table of the elements.

74 = W
85 = At
16 = S
8 = O
7 = N

so the title line is indeed WAtSON

The problem is that none of the given words is prime:
Ne = 10, V = 23, Er = 68
N = 7, O = 8, W = 74
S = 16, He = 2
Y = 39, O = 8, U = 92

Oh I think I got it!  Each of the words except SHe contains at least one prime element.

  Posted by Jer on 2009-02-09 14:43:35
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