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The first two hats (Posted on 2014-05-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The 1st hat:


Distinct letters represent distinct positive digits.
Please solve the above alphametic and and decode the following remark:

78339 & C2039, B85 5286 !

The 2nd hat:


Distinct letters represent distinct digits.
Please solve the above alphametic, then find the value of x in the following expression:

053441 9501 x664 !

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1st hat: I just brute-forced this in Excel.  There were three possible solutions for the alphametic but only one translated into an English remark: "FUZZY & CRAZY, BUT TRUE !"

2nd hat: It was easy to deduce what digits E, R, M, K and Y represent.  From then it was pretty easy to substitute into the expression and figure out what the rest of the digits must be.  I end up with "REALLY VERY xOOL !" so I assume x = C.



  Posted by tomarken on 2014-05-20 11:54:49
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