03/12/2013       David X Cohen – Puzzle 2

Competition closedanswer here.

Thanks to everyone who entered the previous David X Cohen puzzle competition – there was such a great response that here is another one.

Once again, this cryptarithmetic puzzle substitutes each letter for a number in order to make the multiplication below valid. This puzzle is based on the name of the great David X. Cohen (a writer on The Simpsons and co-creator of Futurama), such that his middle initial represents a multiplication sign. The nine different letters in DAVID COHEN represent nine of the digits 0 to 9 (which means it is trickier than the previous puzzle, as it was restricted to the digits 1 to 9).

DAVID x COHEN = 250266547

Competition closedanswer here.

Big thanks to James Grime (@jamesgrime), who invented this puzzle.