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What possible connection exists between the following sets of words?

Set2= (duration, intently, knotting, mutation, Dionysian, rationing)

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a) From the title, I assume that this is an alphametic, and that each of these letters represents a number.
b) In set 2, the first 4 words are 8 letters long, and the last two are 9 long.  I guess that these are in increasing order of numeric value.
That would make d < i < k < m, and d < r, numerically.
c) Also,  d < i < k < m, and d < r alphabetically.  I wonder if that is significant.
d) the letters in the two sets, alphabetically, are:
a  d  e  i  g  k  l  m  n  o  r  s  t  u  y  z
too many for a proper alphametic
e) the letters in the set 2, alphabetically, are:
a  d  e  i  g  k  l  m  n  o  r  s  t  u  y
still too many for a proper alphametic

I'm going to await developments

 Posted by Steve Herman on 2014-01-17 15:24:07

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