Enigma 1729: Xmas gifts
18 December 2012
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From New Scientist #2896, 22nd December 2012 [link]
I have given each letter of the alphabet a different whole-number value from 1 to 26. Therefore I can now work out the value of any word by adding up the values of its letters. For example, XMAS and GIFTS both make 34. It turns out that all the following words have the same value as each other: WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE.
What are the values of A, N, S, W, E and R?
This puzzle was published a day earlier than I was expecting. And I’d sort of been expecting something to do with taxi cabs for Enigma 1729.