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Here is the puzzle :


57  1  0  72          A

45  6  3  54

33 12  6  36

R   L  I   Z          D

I = A

D = L

Hints:

Hint (1):

The order of the missing numbers represents a reptile name.

Hint (2):

Q = 17

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  • $\begingroup$ You can use code formatting (four spaces before each line) to use a monospace font if alignment matters $\endgroup$ – Stephen S Jul 23 '17 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah sorry about this @StephenS $\endgroup$ – Hyperactive 2 Brains Jul 23 '17 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ I've fixed the formatting. Roll back the edit if it's broken anything puzzle related... $\endgroup$ – Alconja Jul 23 '17 at 22:45
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Continuing from avenger12's answer

Summary of known information:

Solving for the numeric values of the letters by following the pattern of the columns:
57, 45, 33, (R=21)
1, 6, 12, (L=19)
0, 3, 6, (I=9)
72, 54, 36, (Z=18)
Given that I=A and D=L, we have:
R = 21
L = D = 19
I = A = 9
Z = 18

Given the first hint, these numbers should be arranged in the order that they appear in the reptile name:

L I Z A R D
19 9 18 9 21 19

Given the second hint:

Each resulting number corresponds to the letter at the same position in the alphabet. (Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet)
19 → S
9 → I
18 → R
21 → U

Therefore, the hidden word is:

SIRIUS

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Rookie attempt, I'm not sure it looks this easy, but here goes nothing.

The reptile word is:

Lizard so I assume to solve for missing numbers in that order.

Solving for L:

We start of with 1, then 6, then 12, so the pattern I recognize is that 6-1 = 5 and 12-6 = 6. Thus my best guess is that the difference between 12 and the next number will be 7 so L = D = 19.

Solving for I:

Each number in this column is incremented by 3. Thus, I = A = 9

Solving for Z:

Each number in the column decreases by 18 so Z = 18.

Solving for R:

Each number in the column decreases by 12 so R = 21.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nothing wrong with that you are on the right track $\endgroup$ – Hyperactive 2 Brains Jul 24 '17 at 7:36

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