Enigma 1380: Points for a win
24 October 2013
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From New Scientist #2540, 25th February 2006
Our local football team consists of five teams and in the course of the season each team plays each of the others once. One point is awarded to each team for a draw and a higher whole number of points (I forget how many) are awarded for a win. Below is part of the league table sometime during the season before all the matches had been completed.
The teams are shown in alphabetical order rather than order of merit. No teams have the same number of points. In the table, digits have been replaced consistently by letters, with different letters used for different digits.
How many points for a win? Which team or teams (if any) have the Authors beaten so far?
Enigma 1559 is also called “Points for a win”.