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Riding the time machine (Posted on 2014-02-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
If

WORDS*WORDS=SHOOTINGS ,

and the event was called:

70* 2*5 4* 70* 546*6,

what was

IORR IODR ?


Rem: the asterisks "*" represent letters not denoted by 0 thru 9 digits.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Solution Shooting in the dark (spoiler?) | Comment 1 of 2
Well, without solving the alphametic, we know that the numbers 702546 must be in WORDSHTING.  It wasn't too hard to work out that the event was 

   THE WAR OF THE ROSES
   
This went from 1455 to 1487,
which seems consistent with IORR - IODR.

So I'm going to guess that IORR - IODR = 1455 - 1487 = -32


Very clever puzzle, Ady.  I especially like that WORDS * WORDS leads to SHOOTINGS, which is (as nearly as I can tell) what that war was all about.

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2014-02-24 21:07:24
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