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 Mine & thine (Posted on 2011-08-19)
I tried to create a puzzle in the form :
MEUM+TUUM= a sum
MEUM-TUUM= a difference,
where " a sum" and " a difference" represent 4-letter valid English words making my cryptic uniquely solvable.

The best I' 've got was:
MEUM+TUUM= UNIT
MEUM-TUUM= STEE

1. SOLVE IT. There is only one solution, satisfying BOTH equations.
2. Try to find better (i.e. less archaic) English words for the sum and the difference of my original quest, leading to a single solution ( not necessarily mine).

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 re(4): AN IM possible variant | Comment 5 of 6 |

Ady, Please note that I stipulated: MEUM=a^2, TUUM=c^2, MEUM+b^2=TUUM; from which it must follow that MEUM is LESS than TUUM;

Indeed,on reflection:

Let MEUM=a^2, LESS=b^2, TUUM=c^2, with no leading zeros;

MEUM+LESS=TUUM, works just as well, and is a bit tighter. I've deleted the answer in case anyone else wants to take a stab at it.

 Posted by broll on 2011-08-21 11:56:41

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