Alphamagic Square

A magic square for which the number of letters in the word for each number generates another magic square. This definition depends, of course, on the language being used. In English, for example,

  5 22 18; 28 15  2; 12  8 25         4  9  8; 11  7  3;  6  5 10,

where the magic square on the right corresponds to the number of letters in

 five twenty-two eighteen; twenty-eight fifteen two; twelve eight twenty-five.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Alphamagic Square." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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