## 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)?

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.
confused!

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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