Enigma 1052: Half-dozen doubled - From New Scientist #2208, 16th October 1999 SIX × TWO = TWELVE In this problem each letter stands for a different digit and the same letter represents the ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The ABC of Dieting
Created entirely digitally in Painter IX
Jim, my husband, is vegetarian (no meat or fish). He thought he might spend most of a month where on each day he only ate things that began with the letter for that day. (He was wondering about doing this in December so he can cheat on X and have Xmas Cake, Xmas pudding and maybe even Xmas Dinner all on Christmas Eve.)
The diet starts well.
On the first day he gets: apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, ackee, almonds, aubergine (unless he decides to call it egg-plant and eat it on E-day).
On the second day he gets: bananas, beans, beets, broccoli, Brie, bread, butter (but no bacon, remember he is vegetarian).
On the third day he gets: carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, cress, corn chips, cheddar cheese (but not cabbage or celery because he doesn't care for them).
And then comes D-day and all he can find are: dates and damsons
Can anyone help?