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Title Little Difference
Setter Sabre
Series The Listener
Number 2989
Numerical puzzle
Date 02/02/1989
Grid 1212 barred grid with 180 symmetry.
Preamble Eleven of the lights are clued mathematically. Each letter of the alphabet is to be assigned a digit between 0 and 9 inclusive; the eleven numerical answers may then be encoded as words, before entry into the diagram. Solvers may find it helpful to know that the two diagonals (starting at 1 and 9) have letter sums equal to 43 and 27 respectively. Remaining clues are normal. All words in the completed diagram are verifiable by Chambers.
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