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### #1 thoughtfulfellow

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:14 AM

Following the style of CrayolaSunset
The letters of the alphabet were randomly assigned a number (1-26). Words/phrases are given values that are the product of the values assigned to the letters. If C=2, A=1, and T=7, then CAT = 14.

rear=4056
smile=22770
air=1196
panic=38456
lemon=51480
caps=836
stop=81510
stripe =?
Spoiler for For those that think they need factors

AND
Spoiler for A hint

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### #2 robo

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

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### #3 thoughtfulfellow

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

Very good! I thought it would take longer.
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### #4 bhramarraj

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:42 AM

Spoiler for spoiler

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### #5 bhramarraj

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

Spoiler for spoiler

Spoiler for spoiler

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### #6 thoughtfulfellow

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

Spoiler for spoiler

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### #7 CrayolaSunset

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:22 PM

I concur with bhramarraj and robo on the answer. Thoughtfulfellow, you tripped me up with the hint for a bit: panic has 19 in it and 6 is not a prime factorial.

Great puzzle, so much faster to solve than create!
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### #8 thoughtfulfellow

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:50 PM

I concur with bhramarraj and robo on the answer. Thoughtfulfellow, you tripped me up with the hint for a bit: panic has 19 in it and 6 is not a prime factorial.

Great puzzle, so much faster to solve than create!

Well I kind of cheated. Used a spreadsheet creating a lookup table with the values of the letters. Then all I had to do was type the words into fields and set formulas to multiply letter equivalents. Now that I have the basic setup, I can put in different words and different codes and it calculates for me. My apologies for the accidental omission of the factor 19 in the word panic and failure to factor 6. My excuse is interruptions, but I should have double checked when I resumed.

Note to all, as CrayolaSunset pointed out, a factor of 19 omitted in word panic!
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### #9 Phaze228

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:28 AM

Next time you make one of these, call it a Cipher. Because that's exactly what it is.
Cipher - 3. the key to a secret message
Alphamultiplic. That's just silly.
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### #10 superprismatic

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:19 AM

Next time you make one of these, call it a Cipher. Because that's exactly what it is.
Cipher - 3. the key to a secret message
Alphamultiplic. That's just silly.

Yep, that is just silly. But that's part of the fun here at the Den. We're serious about our silliness here!
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