# My Childhood in 11 letters!

2 6 4 9 1 5 9 9 7

The word/group of words is __________?

Everyone is familiar with this (I guess).

Hint 1

The numbers are (somehow) associated with the position of the letters in the English alphabet.

Hint 2

M = 4

• Could be I M A G I N A T I O N? – Anurag Jul 6 '17 at 9:23
• :( nopeeeee !!! wait i'll add a hint! – starkgurl Jul 6 '17 at 9:27
• 11 letters, but only 9 numbers. Is that intentional? – Glorfindel Jul 6 '17 at 9:31
• @Glorfindel yep yep yep!!! – starkgurl Jul 6 '17 at 9:33
• I've a feeling it's related to the normal phone numpad..but even if i'm correct it'll be hard to guess, seeing everyone might have a different childhood :) – Alex Jul 6 '17 at 16:14

If you associate the numbers 1 to 9 with the alphabet, like below

$\array{~1&~2&~3&~4&~5&~6&~7&~8&~9\\A&B&C&D&E&F&G&H&I\\J&K&L&M&N&O&P&Q&R\\S&T&U&V&W&X&Y&Z&\&}$

then the numbers, with a little choice, give

“Tom & Jerry”, and these two names give the 11 letter classic cartoon, Tom and Jerry.

• Haha You got the answer! well done! my reasoning is just a another form of your reasoning! but still its absolutely correct!!!!! – starkgurl Jul 9 '17 at 5:36
• oh i almost forgot!!! '&' (ampersand) is the 27th letter of the alphabet!! – starkgurl Jul 10 '17 at 1:33

This is perhaps going to be "too broad".

Substitution code, where:
1 = B
2 = N
4 = S
5 = L
6 = O
7 = D
9 = E

which gives:
2 6 4 9 1 5 9 9 7
N O S E B L E E D

a childhood experience, very common for some, everyone is familiar with (I guess).

• :( nope that isnt the answer but well tried! i'll give you a vote :) – starkgurl Jul 6 '17 at 8:13
• (@starkgurl - Other than it not being the answer in your head, there's no particularly apparent reason in the puzzle to indicate it's wrong.- hence, "too broad". You may want to add something to give the puzzle a clearer path to a solution, or more clearly defined boundaries.) – Rubio Jul 6 '17 at 8:15
• It is wrong, im sorry to say. Please read all the clues in the question before commenting :) thanks – starkgurl Jul 6 '17 at 8:21
• I think it's supposed to be an 11 letter word somehow - also you have 0 - E not 9 - E. – n_plum Jul 6 '17 at 12:25