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Overheard in a London eatery's kitchen (Posted on 2013-04-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
036607 to 1061309:

..."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.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 3.0000 (2 votes)

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Solution ...the finish | Comment 3 of 8 |
The name of the Boss, 036607, is ROBERT, and
the name of the Helper, 1061309, is GREGORY.

  GET   167
  MY    89
 GIRO  1503
GOOB  1336 
GUMBO 14863

The insulting neologism, goob, is probably a clipping of the term goober, which itself is a synonym of dork, and most probably is due to the Andy Griffith Show's Goober Pyle, a less-than-bright character that appeared in many episodes of the series. 
The shortened version, goob, was not found in any of the online dictionaries other than the "Urban Dictionary" and "Drug and Street Slang" glossary. The first I do not consider to be a dictionary as its purpose seems to be only for the sake of humor with any balderdash submittable to it as a "word", and the second identifies goob solely as a slang term for the drug Methcathinone, and not as a descrediting label implied by the text of the arithmetic puzzle.   
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2013-04-20 13:50:44
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