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Dominance (Posted on 2010-06-20) Difficulty: 2 of 5
The numerals represent letters from the English alphabet, and the title is about the best hint I can give.

203 768 209 695
768 203 602 1202
812 398 1202 628
910 1202 695 910


What are the 8 words, 4 across, 4 down?

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re(2): a possible solution | Comment 3 of 7 |
(In reply to re: a possible solution by brianjn)

The method used to fill the grid was trial and error mixed with educated guesswork (and access to a dictionary).

Another eight words that fit the grid (corresponding to the distinctness of the numbers in the grid, not to their actual representation*) are: GOUT, GOWN, NEXT, OGLE, OGRE, TENT, ULEX, and WREN. Yet, ULEX, the name of the genus of the Eurasian spiny shrub, the gorse, would not be considered a common English word. Hence, I bypassed the following grid as the sought for solution:

G O W N
O G R E
U L E X
T E N T

*For the above to have been a valid solution to this puzzle, U would have been represented by 288 and X by 17.  This, of course, would also have required the less than common word, ULEX.

Edited on June 22, 2010, 4:29 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2010-06-21 08:20:37

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