Thursday, 29 March 2007

Puzzle # 14

Clue 1: 42213131015215

Clue 2: 916176

Clue 3: 121691015161619

What's the Trylateral?

A well-earned brownie for Priya.

5 comments:

Priya said...

The answer is Diamonds.

42213131015215 - 4 22 13 13 10 15 2 15 - DVMMJOBO (Substituting alphabets) - CULLINAN (Replacing them with the previous alphabet)

916176 - 9 16 17 6 - HOPE

1216910151619 - 12 16 9 10 15 16 19 - KOHINOR

I'm not sure of Kohinor is an alternate spelling for Kohinoor.

√úbermaniam said...

Whao! What a guess. Awesome. Might not be right. but great thinking.

nimish79 said...

Gr8 one Priya!

anantha said...

that was very good. full points.

anantha said...

THE SOLUTION

Diamond is about 4Cs & the tetrahedral carbon. So if one assigns 4 for the alphabet c, a will be 2, b will be 3 and so on...If you apply this code...

CULLINAN becomes 42213131015215

HOPE will read as 916176

KOHINOR will be 1216910151619

Smart priya pointed out a typo in my clueing it should have read as Kohinoor and the clue should have been 121691015161619.

Cullinan, Hope & Kohinoor are three of the famous diamonds. So the trylateral is diamonds.