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 Overheard in a London eatery's kitchen (Posted on 2013-04-19)
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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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 re: A start...+snall hint - no spoiler | Comment 2 of 8 |
(In reply to A start... by Dej Mar)

Your excellent start deserves a small hint:

The words, GET, MY,  GIRO and GUMBO are YOUR correct guesses for (W1 W2 W3... W5) OR (W1 W2 .. W4 W5 )- will
not tell you which partial product is W3 and which W4.

The missing word Gxxxx is an English slang word for a nerd, ignorant etc and as you justly remarked does not use any additional letters.

You can either:

1.  find the missing word or
2.  try to solve the alphametics without one missing product or
3. find the names (assuming nothing esoteric) just by looking
at the sequences of the digits .

I am confident that you will get the right answer.

 Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2013-04-20 06:34:51

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