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 Puzzle 609 If you give each letter of a word into its alphabetical position, you can then add these digits, or you can multiply them. For example CART = 3, 1, 18, 20. Adding gives 42 and multiplying gives 1080. Can you find a word which has the same total whether you add them or multiply them? [Ref: ZVIU] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZVIU Hint: The word has three letters. Answer: Cab. CAB = 3  1  2. Adding gives 6, multiplying also gives 6. Puzzle 610 The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book? F tqd relw fw czs jsql 1632, fw czs xfcj eu Jelk, eu q neey uqmfpj, czebnz wec eu czqc xebwclj, mj uqczsl rsfwn q uelsfnwsl eu Rlsmsw, tze dsccpsy ufldc qc Zbpp. Zs nec q neey sdcqcs rj mslxzqwyfds, qwy psqofwn euu zfd clqys, pfosy qucsltqlyd qc Jelk, ulem tzswxs zs zqy mqllfsy mj meczsl, tzeds lspqcfewd tsls wqmsy Lerfwdew, q oslj neey uqmfpj fw czqc xebwclj, qwy ulem tzem F tqd xqppsy Lerfwdew Klsbcvwqsl; rbc, rj czs bdbqp xellbhcfew eu telyd fw Swnpqwy, ts qls wet xqppsy - wqj ts xqpp ebldsposd qwy tlfcs ebl wqms - Xlbdes; qwy de mj xemhqwfewd qptqjd xqppsy ms. [Ref: ZBCP] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZBCP Hint: The phrase 'jsql 1632' should read 'year 1632'. Answer: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The piece of text is from the original book and should read: I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull. He got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards at York, from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called - nay we call ourselves and write our name - Crusoe; and so my companions always called me. a has been represented by q. b has been represented by r. c has been represented by x. d has been represented by y. e has been represented by s. f has been represented by u. g has been represented by n. h has been represented by z. i has been represented by f. j has been represented by a. k has been represented by k. l has been represented by p. m has been represented by m. n has been represented by w. o has been represented by e. p has been represented by h. q has been represented by g. r has been represented by l. s has been represented by d. t has been represented by c. u has been represented by b. v has been represented by o. w has been represented by t. x has been represented by i. y has been represented by j. z has been represented by v. Puzzle 611 Are there more seconds in a week... ...or feet in 100 miles? [Ref: ZZLD] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZZLD Hint: There are three feet in a yard, and 1,760 yards in a mile. Answer: Seconds in a week. There are 604,800 seconds in a week and 528,000 feet in 100 miles. Puzzle 612 A clue-giving paragraph of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book? J bcr hiv cokt vi kjqpv ih che lcs ig bigz qjyjhq vpt tfcuv kiuckjve ia vpt Ucrvkt Ngcuwkc, cr vptgt cgt hi lcsr ia vpjr uiwhvge cr etv vi uilscgt bjvp iwg ibh Ignchut Rwgyte Lcsr; owv J aiwhn vpcv Ojrvgjvd, vpt sirv vibh hcltn oe Uiwhv Ngcuwkc, jr c acjgke btkk-zhibh skcut. J rpckk thvtg ptgt rilt ia le hivtr, cr vpte lce gtagtrp le ltlige bpth J vckz iytg le vgcytkr bjvp Ljhc. [Ref: ZXVU] © Kevin Stone Direct Link: www.brainbashers.com?ZXVU Hint: The letter E has become T. Answer: Dracula by Bram Stoker. The piece of text is from the original book and should read: I was not able to light on any map or work giving the exact locality of the Castle Dracula, as there are no maps of this country as yet to compare with our own Ordance Survey Maps; but I found that Bistritz, the post town named by Count Dracula, is a fairly well-known place. I shall enter here some of my notes, as they may refresh my memory when I talk over my travels with Mina. a has been represented by c. b has been represented by o. c has been represented by u. d has been represented by n. e has been represented by t. f has been represented by a. g has been represented by q. h has been represented by p. i has been represented by j. j has been represented by x. k has been represented by z. l has been represented by k. m has been represented by l. n has been represented by h. o has been represented by i. p has been represented by s. q has been represented by m. r has been represented by g. s has been represented by r. t has been represented by v. u has been represented by w. v has been represented by y. w has been represented by b. x has been represented by f. y has been represented by e. z has been represented by d.

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