# Walter’s wonky watch

Walter sticks to a strict schedule each weekday. He pays close attention to his digital watch, but it's not an ordinary watch.

Here is his typical day in order:

Each morning at sun, his alarm goes off and he rolls out of bed.
After a fifteen minute shower, breakfast, and a commute, he arrives to work at zoo, right on the hour.
For lunch break, he makes scrambled eggs, always cooked by pans.
Then he goes for a quick jog around park.
In the afternoon, he has a nap rest break.
After work, it’s time for a quick card game: it’s uno.
Less than an hour later, at spa, he relaxes for a bit.
Then zap – it’s time for dinner.
It’s always tough getting the kids to bed; their bedtime is war.

One day at work, a co-worker asked Walter what time it was. He checked his watch and replied “It's now.”

What time was it?

$$3:09$$
The digits are represented by letters. zoo being an exact hour tells us that $$o=0$$. The four digit times pans and park say that $$p=1$$ and $$a=2$$.
$$r,n,u\le5$$ because they appear as ten minute digits. $$r>n$$ from the lunch break and $$s=u+1$$ because spa is within an hour of uno. This gives $$3,4,5,6=n,r,u,s$$. $$k,z,w\ge7$$. $$s from the first two lines and last two lines. $$z=s+2$$ because 15 minutes after sun (653) is before zoo (800). Then $$w>z$$ and $$w=9$$ leaving $$k=7$$.