4215939586, 4561, 937
represent valid English words,
how would you code "EXTRAORDINAIRE"
(In reply to re: Solutions (spoiler)
by Ady TZIDON)
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.