BOOKS ON CRYPTARITHMETIC



  • 150 PUZZLES IN CRYPT-ARITHMETIC
    by Maxey Brooke
    Dover Publications, Inc., 1963, 72 pp.

    A classic in the annals of cryptarithmetic literature, this is the first book devoted exclusively to cryptarithms.

    It offers a collection of 156 problems with great variety both in type and level, ranging from the relatively simple to the highly complex.

    Solutions for all puzzles appear in the answer section, the harder ones detailed.


  • AT LAST !! ENCODED TOTALS
    SECOND ADDITION

    by Steven Kahan
    Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 1994, 123 pp., ISBN 0-89503-171-X.

    The second Kahan's book entirely devoted to alphametics. Prefacing this book, Martin Gardner says: "(it) is a superb collection sure to delight every alphametic buff".

    This work includes 42 puzzles, directed approaches and solutions to each one, interspersed with curious facts about numbers.


  • CHALLENGING MATHEMATICAL TEASERS
    by J. A. H. Hunter
    Dover Publications, Inc., 1980, 101 pp., ISBN 0-486-23852-0.

    Commander Hunter, the foremost math puzzle producer, brings us 100 story teasers, with solutions, and 40 alphametics, with answers (two sample solutions).


  • CLASSICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY COURSE (Volumes I and II)
    by Randall K. Nichols (LANAKI)
    Aegean Park Press, 1996-1997, 301 and 450 pp., ISBN 0-89412-263-0 and 0-89412-264-9 respectively.

    Some useful introductory lessons on cryptarithms, by LEDGE (Dr. Gerhard D. Linz), can be found in volume I, chapter 8, and volume II, chapters 14 and 18.

    A wide range of topics are studied, such as numerical bases, multiplicative structures, square cube and fourth roots, double key division, tables, practice problems and an extensive list of references.


  • ENTERTAINING MATHEMATICAL
    TEASERS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM

    by J. A. H. Hunter
    Dover Publications, Inc., 1983, 128 pp., ISBN 0-486-24500-4.

    Math, not for math's sake, but for recreation: here is a collection of 160 story teasers, with solutions, plus 40 alphametics, with answers. Many hours of mathematically mind-stretching entertainment.


  • HAVE SOME SUMS TO SOLVE
    THE COMPLEAT ALPHAMETICS BOOK

    by Steven Kahan
    Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 1978, 114 pp., ISBN 0-89503-007-1.

    Sharpen your pencil and your wits and enjoy this stimulating book entirely devoted to alphametics.

    The author is Steven Kahan, the editor of the alphametics section of The Journal of Recreational Mathematics and math professor at Queens College, N.Y.

    The book includes 51 alphametics (20 doubly-true type), hints for solving cryptarithms, comic drawings and "flabbergasting facts" about numbers that make it very attractive to the reader.


  • MADACHY'S MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS
    by Joseph S. Madachy
    Dover Publications, Inc., 1979, 256 pp., ISBN 0-486-23762-1.

    Mr. Madachy, the editor of The Journal of Recreational Mathematics, features this collection of mathematical amusements: geometric dissections, chessboard placement problems, fun with paper, magic and antimagic squares, 26 puzzles and problems, number recreations, 37 alphametics and conglomerate.


  • MATHEMATICAL BRAIN-TEASERS
    by J. A. H. Hunter
    Dover Publications Inc., 1976, 111 pp., ISBN 0-486-23347-2.

    This is an enjoyable assortment of brain-teasers devised by one of the greatest contemporary inventors of mathematical puzzles: 110 story puzzles, with solutions plus 40 alphametics, with answers.

  • TAKE A LOOK AT A GOOD BOOK
    by Steven Kahan
    Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 1996, 121 pp., ISBN 0-89503-142-6.

    Subtitled "The third collection of additive alphametics for the connoisseur", this work features 41 puzzles as well as directed approaches and solutions to all them.

    The major difference between this and the two earlier Kahan's books is the prevalence of "wider" problems, wherein the sums span nine or more columns.

    By interspersing short paragraphs with fascinating facts about numbers the author made the book even more attractive to the reader.

     

  • ALPHAMETICS AS EXPRESSED IN RECREATIONAL MATHEMATHICS MAGAZINE
    by Charles Ashbacher (Author), Caytie Ribble (Illustrator)
    Charles Ascbacher Editor, 2015, ISBN-13 978-1508538134.

    Recreational Mathematics Magazine (RMM) was published in 1961 through early 1964 with 14 issues appearing.
    The editor and publisher was Joseph S. Madachy and he later went on to edit Journal of Recreational Mathematics (JRM) for several decades.
    The most popular feature of RMM was the regular alphametics section, a column that was continued throughout the run of JRM.
    This book is a republication of the alphametics that appeared in RMM along with the solutions.




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