A number puzzle in which a group of arithmetical operations has some or all of its digits replaced by letters or symbols, and where the original digits must be found. In such a puzzle, each letter represents a unique digit.

See also

Alphametic, Digimetic, Skeleton Division

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Bogomolny, A. "Cryptarithms.", M. One Hundred & Fifty Puzzles in Crypt-Arithmetic. New York: Dover, 1963.Kraitchik, M. "Cryptarithmetic." §3.11 in Mathematical Recreations. New York: W. W. Norton, pp. 79-83, 1942.Marks, R. W. The New Mathematics Dictionary and Handbook. New York: Bantam Books, 1964.

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

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