Me and a friend are trying to solve a series of puzzles, and this is the last one I need to solve and I'm stumped. It's a Christmas themed puzzle titled 'bLitZEN'. The only hints given are that the title is important and BIT=1011000.
The puzzle reads:
BLT - BIT
BEN - LIZ
IN - TEN
LIEN - LIE
IT - (EN + ZEN)
When I first saw it, I assumed it used ASCII but that's not giving me anything. I don't know anything about binary, so I thought that maybe it might be binary. But I can't figure out how BIT = 1011000 at all, and I can't seem to use that alone to solve the puzzle. Typically, each line gives you a single letter, where each line's letter forms a random word. It's part of a series, so that's what the others were like.
Let me know if you can come up with anything. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.