Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Code It

Short is to 1811010 as skinny is to...


  1. After you solved the puzzle where I just posted the coded message, I thought I would never be able to stump you all again!

    The answer is 6120 (fat). The numerical value of the letters.

  2. >__< I was trying to work out how Short would become 1811010, not thinking that the numbers might be another word. I just feel silly now.

  3. Maybe I'm missing something, but if 6120 spells "fat", then doesn't 1811010 spell "rajj"? Shouldn't the number be 2011212 (tall)?

  4. Yeah, I'm confused about this one, too...

  5. Any update/clarification on this one? I'm still confused (and perpetually bothered) by it... :)

  6. Hi Tabitha and anonymous. Sorry I kept forgetting to come back and fix this.

    In plain writing, the answer is short is to tall as skinny is to fat.

    If we let a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4, e = 5, f = 6, g = 7, h = 8, i = 9, j = 10, k = 11, l = 12, m = 13, n = 14, o = 15, p = 16, q = 17, r = 18, s = 19, t = 20, ...

    And you can see where I messed this one up. Tall should have been: 18, 1, 12, 12 and fat is 6, 1, 20.

    I really need an editor!

    1. Shouldn't the number be 2011212 (tall)?
      t=20. you have it as 18.

  7. Thanks! :-) Glad to know I'm not crazy, anyway. And hey -- I'm a pretty good editor if you ever want someone to check over something before you post it!


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