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Instructions for Word Division Puzzle

  • Puzzle Goal

    Solve the letter-for-number substitution to recover the 10-long Word Division keyword.

    A different letter has replaced each number 0-9 in a standard division problem. Solvers can type over a letter in the body of the puzzle, or can type a letter into the keyword sequence under 0-9 above the division problem. A Word Division solution yields the correct math in the problem and a 10-long word or phrase as the keyword.

  • Mouse Control

    • Click on a letter or number in the body of the puzzle to place the cursor there.
    • Click on letter, or above an underline, in the top cipher portion of the puzzle to place the cursor there.

  • Keyboard Control

    • Arrows move the cursor up, down, left, or right.
    • In the body of puzzle, typing a number causes it to be assigned to the letter under it. If a number has already been assigned to that letter, the previous assignment is removed.
      In the top cipher portion of the puzzle, typing a letter that appears in the puzzle makes the cipher assignment indicated.
    • backspace clears the assignment under the cursor and moves the cursor to the left.
    • delete clears the assignment under the cursor .
    • space clears the assignment under the cursor and moves the cursor to the right.
    • home and end move the selection to the beginning and end of the line/clue, respectively.

    Note that after clicking one of the buttons below the puzzle (Save or Clear), you must click on a letter before using the keyboard controls.

  • Buttons

    • Save records your progress. When you revisit this puzzle, your progress will be automatically loaded. Visit the help for more information.
    • Clear will restart the puzzle.

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