Two pieces of information are known about a code language:

  1. One of the Greek letters is Pea23
  2. The past tense of 13Tea is 11Tea

Each codeword in the table is associated with a single word clue.

Decipher all codewords

Codeword Clue
Pea13 + Tea13 Food
1Tea4 + 1Tea3 Animal
1Tea5 + Pea13 Buddhism
Tea22 + Tea22 Sleep
Tea24 + Tea23 Thug
Tea23 + Tea33 Organ
Tea23 + Tea23 + Pea13 Tennis

1 Answer 1


The code:

Tea encodes T. Pea encodes P. In a group of two digits from 1 to 5, one of them encodes one of the vowels A, E, I, O or U according to its value, the other encodes the letter S. So:

One of the Greek letters is PSI
The past tense of SIT is SAT

The codewords:

(P)13 + (T)13: PASTAS, Italian food
1(T)4 + 1(T)3: STOATS, animals
1(T)5 + (P)13: STUPAS, a place of meditation in Buddhism
(T)22 + (T)22: TSETSE, a fly that can cause sleeping sickness
(T)24 + (T)23: TSOTSI, a film about a street thug
(T)23 + (T)33: TESTIS, a male reproduction organ
(T)23 + (T)23 + (P)13: Stefanos TSITSIPAS, a tennis player


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