(In reply to computer aided solution
1. What's wrong with TELLS?
2, See my remark re tomarken post - I have a much longer lis.t
3. How about running your program , assuming some logical values for $(A,Y ,E,S etc) and omitting (or not ) the asumption that each of 7,8,4 must be needed.?
4. How about assuming what set of lettters (e.g. EE, RR, LL, FF, SS, TT and other oF YOUR CHOICE) doubles for 44?
5. It is a D4 puzzle, - do not stop here.