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Overheard in a London eatery's kitchen (Posted on 2013-04-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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..."You really w1 on w2 wick!
You are such a w4, you can't do anything right.
On the menu blackboard you've misspelled the name of a Greek-American sandwich writing w3 (there should be an Y instead of an I).
You don't know how to prepare a simple w5 (an okra soup).
I wonder whether you remember your own name..."

Given:
- w1 * w2 = w5
- w3 & w4
are the partial products
- 4 out of the 5 bold-typed words begin with the same letter
- In the alphametic equation distinct letters represent distinct digits,
however both B and E represent the same digit.
- The digit 2 does not appear in the multiplication process.

Determine:
The name of the Boss and the name of the Helper.

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"You really GET on MY wick!" is an expression of UK origin used in the mid 20th century, and is noted as Cockney Rhyming Slang used in South West London district of Hampton Wick.

The Greek-American sandwich is probably meant to be the GYRO, as it is a Greek-American sandwich, is noted to have the letter Y, and the word-length for GIRO is within the possible lengths for the product of the alphametic GET and Y.

The okra soup is likely to be GUMBO or GOMBO, (though the words may not be considered common British English words as they are noted to be US or Canadian in the primarily British English 'Collins English Dictionary'. In Britain, one
of the possible words that might be termed for an okra soup is BHINDI, yet the word-length is too great to be represented by a product of the alphametic words GET and MY. And, with GET and MY, BHINDI does not begin either with the G or M as would be required of one of the givens.)

GET (w1), GIRO (w4) and GUMBO (w5) all begin with the same 'letter', conforming to one of the givens. Also, with B and E representing the same digit, all nine possible digits (noting the digit 2 does not appear) is represented. And it is noted that B is in the word GUMBO (and GOMBO). If w5 is GOMBO, the other digit may be represented in w3, the other "G" word.

Edited on April 20, 2013, 4:23 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2013-04-20 04:16:45

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