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Year Yearn (Posted on 2014-05-23) Difficulty: 2 of 5
73801 Doone is a classical novel written by R. D. Blackmore.

AS*ANY = ALLY + FOR

(i) AS*ANY denotes a year. Which year?

(ii) What significance do the year denoted by ALLY have in American history?

(iii) This legendary boxer, whose nickname is denoted by 93006, was the World Heavyweight Champion who subsequently lost his title to Muhammad Ali. Which boxer?

(iv) 1 ? 2 8 ? ?   ? ? 9 ? ? 8 denotes the name of a legendary science fiction author. Which author?

(v) ? 1 2 2 R ? ?   ? U 8 8 3 W ? denotes the name of a famous English actress. Which actress?

*** Each question mark denotes a letter, whether same or different.

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Solution All except (v) | Comment 1 of 6
 Text1.Text = ""
 crlf$ = Chr(13) + Chr(10)
 Form1.Visible = True
 DoEvents
 l = 7: o = 3: r = 8: n = 0: a = 1
 used(l) = 1
 used(o) = 1
 used(r) = 1
 used(n) = 1
 used(a) = 1
 For s = 0 To 9
  If used(s) = 0 Then
    used(s) = 1
 For y = 0 To 9
  If used(y) = 0 Then
    used(y) = 1
 For f = 0 To 9
  If used(f) = 0 Then
    used(f) = 1
    
    asval = 10 * a + s
    anyval = 100 * a + 10 * n + y
    allyval = 1000 * a + 110 * l + y
    forval = 100 * f + 10 * o + r
    
    If asval * anyval = allyval + forval Then
      Text1.Text = Text1.Text & Str(asval) & Str(anyval) & Str(allyval) & Str(forval) + crlf
    End If
    
    
    used(f) = 0
  End If
 Next
    used(y) = 0
  End If
 Next
    used(s) = 0
  End If
 Next

finds

 19 106 1776 238
 as any ally for
 
(i, ii) ally is 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence signing.

(iii) "Sonny" Liston lost his title to Muhammed Ali, known that time as Cassius Clay.

(iv) A?fr?? ??s??r: Guessing Alfred, Google search finds Alfred Bester.

(v) ?affr?? ?urrow?: I don't know.

  Posted by Charlie on 2014-05-23 10:39:46
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