cryptarithm


cryp·ta·rithm

noun \ˈkrip-tə-ˌri-thəm\

Definition of CRYPTARITHM

:  an arithmetic problem in which letters have been substituted for numbers and which is solved by finding all possible pairings of digits with letters that produce a numerically correct answer

Origin of CRYPTARITHM

crypt- + -arithm (as in logarithm)
First Known Use: 1943

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