# PLAYING WITH DIGITS.

Assigning A = 1 to Z--26, the word VALUABLE has a value of 76. Adding the two digits 7 and 6 gives 13. Adding the two digits 1 and 3 gives 4

Now we look for pairs of digits which ultimately make 4. They are: 13 22 31 40 49 58 67 76 85 94

``` 1 + 3 = 4   2 + 2 = 4   3 + 1 = 4   4 + 0 = 4   4 + 9 = 13 = 4   5 + 8
= 13
= 4
6 + 7 = 13 = 4   7 + 6 = 13 = 4   8 + 5 = 13 = 4   9 + 4 = 13 = 4
For words which make 4 see 'To Make 4' below
TO MAKE 1
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 1 are: 10  19  28  37  46  55  64
73
82  91
Each of the following words has one of these values:
DAN AND ADAM NEVER REALLY STUDIED DRAMA
WARM RUG    TURNED AROUND    READ HANDS   PIGGY BANK
TO MAKE 2
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 2 are: 11  20  29  38  47  56  65
74
83  92
Each of the following words has one of these values:
TED ARRIVES ON TIME TODAY, NEAR SEVEN FIFTEEN
DORA WINS COVETED SUET PUDDING PRIZE
BLUSHING BRIDE    RON LIKES ENGLISH BREAKFAST    FARM HORSE
TO MAKE 3
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 3 are: 12  21  30  39  48  57  66
75
84  93
Each of the following words has one of these values:
TED'S STABLING NEARLY FORTY HORSES FOR REG
FIFTEENTH OF MAY  FLAT MATE  INTER CLAN TROUBLE  MOON BEAM
TO MAKE 4
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 4 are: 13  22  31  40  49  58  67
76
85  94
Each of the following words has one of these values:
HE CHANGED HER VALUABLE SILVER RINGS
RAIL LINE  TWELFTH NIGHT  ASK HER AGE  WATER RATS
PAN RIM  TWO O'CLOCK LUNCH
TO MAKE 5
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 5 are: 14 23 32 41 50 59 68 77 86
95
Each of the following words has one of these values:
JUNE ARRIVED IN AMERICA AGAIN, NINETEEN YEARS AFTER BROTHER DAI
THIRD PARAGRAPH   YEARS AGO   JULY ARRIVED   IN HOUSE   END HOUSE
TO MAKE 6
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 6 are: 15  24  33  42  51  60  69
78
87  96
Each of the following words has one of these values:
SECOND HUSBAND DIRK WASHED THE PEACEFUL GREAT DANE WITH SOAP
BUYING OR SELLING?   UNTIE KNOT   SAVED FACE   SAID NOTHING
START OVER
TO MAKE 7
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 7 are: 16  25  34  43  52  61  70
79
88  97
Each of the following words has one of these values:
BURT FELT COLD BUT WIFE THEA FELT HOT
WHAT NOW?  BOOK MARK  QUICK VISIT  WELL FORMED
FOURTH FORM
TO MAKE 8
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 8 are: 17 26 35 44 53 62 71 80 89
98
Each of the following words has one of these values:
ROB TRAINED LIAM TO RUN QUICKLY      DOES NAT EAT RICE?
DID RAY REACH MALI?
TRAIN STATION   SIP TEA   MAILED CARD   SUMMER MONTHS
RIGHT BACK   SIXTH LETTER
TO MAKE 9
Pairs of digits which ultimately make 9 are: 18  27  36  45  54  63  72
81
90  99
Each of the following words has one of these values:
CAIN PLAYED AWFUL TENNIS   HIS ARRIVAL ALWAYS ANGERED ROGER
FIRST ELEVEN (the best cricket team) COME HERE   RED HAIR   TRY HARDER
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SUSAN THORPE

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

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