Rules :

  1. Solve the Crossword.
  2. The words can be written backward (example zebra -> arbez)
  3. After finishing the crossword, solve the alphametics.
  4. The crossword is only uses 10 letters.
  5. Each letter represents a number (0...9).
  6. No leading 0 in the alphametics.
  7. A same letter in both alphametics represents a same number.
  8. No computer.
  9. Have Fun!!


1. Irregular or jagged or uneven
9. Large crucifixes at the entrance to the chancel of a church
17. Sidelong glances / oblique glances

1. gets/receives something as return
3. A silver-alloy coin of France issued during the Middle Ages
5. A town in the state of Nevada (8 Letters, take 5 first letters)


Note : I have changed the clues to make the puzzle easier

  • $\begingroup$ Should that be "ancient coins" instead of "ancient coin"? $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Apr 12, 2017 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ @sid No, it is singular. $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2017 at 19:10

1 Answer 1


The crossword:

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The alphametic:

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The alphametic solution:

Given the OOE and EOE columns, we can deduce that O=0 and E=1.

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From the first alphametic we can deduce:


From the second alphametic we can deduce:


We also know that R≠0, S≠0, and L≠0 because of the ban on leading zeros.

If we allow different letters to correspond to the same number, there are multiple solutions. I thus assume that each letter is supposed to stand for a unique number.

Trying possibilities for S yields contradictions for all except one case:

S=1, contradiction (no way to satisfy S+D column)
S=2, contradiction (R forced to be 1, which is already used)
S=3, contradiction (R forced to be 3, which is already used)
S=4, contradiction (no way to satisfy N+5=A without repeating a number)
S=5, contradiction (L=6 and D=6)
S=6, leads to N=5, A=9, B=7, V=6
S=7, contradiction (N=1, which is already used)
S=8, contradiction (no way to satisfy N+L column, which must be <10)
S=9, contradiction (L forced to be 0, which is already used)

So the final solution is:

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  • $\begingroup$ The crossword is correct, now I'm waiting for the alphametic. $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2017 at 6:16
  • $\begingroup$ I upvote for the crossword, I will put green tick for the correct alphametic $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2017 at 6:43

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