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Extraordinaire (Posted on 2014-11-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
If
IN+NO+TI+ME=END
and
4215939586, 4561, 937 represent valid English words,
how would you code "EXTRAORDINAIRE"?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 2.3333 (3 votes)

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re(2): Solutions (spoiler) | Comment 6 of 8 |
(In reply to re: Solutions (spoiler) by Ady TZIDON)

Ady.  


Sorry.  I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.  I certainly enjoy your puzzles.  As far as I am concerned, a rating of 2 is not "Bad" (despite what the Perplexus scale suggests).  In this case, my "confidential" rating reflects my bias for puzzles that are constructed such that they have a unique solution.  In this case, even if the alphametic has a unique solution (which is something I cannot verify without a computer, and I don't do puzzles using a computer), EXTRAORDINAIRE does not have a unique coding.  I think it would have been a better/tighter puzzle, for instance, if you had added 200 as a valid English word, after which EXTRAORDINAIRE might have had a unique encoding. 

Your fan,

Steve

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2014-11-29 15:49:10
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