## Teaser 2814: Today’s Teaser

**From The Sunday Times, 28th August 2016** [link]

Today’s Teaser concerns writing a date as a string of six digits. For example, today’s date can be written as 280816. Our puzzle concerns two numbers that add up to a date. I have written down two six-figure numbers and then consistently replaced digits by letters. In this way the two numbers have become:

TODAYS

TEASERThe sum of these two numbers equals the six-digit date of a Sunday in July, August or September this year.

What is the value of my

TEASER?

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## Jim Randell 3:07 pm

on28 August 2019 Permalink |There are four potential dates in each of the given months, but removing those with a leading zero leaves 10 candidates.

We can check if the alphametic sum corresponds to one of those dates in a single expression using the [[

`SubstitutedExpression()`

]] solver from theenigma.pylibrary, but we can speed things up considerably by considering the year part separately, which must give 16 in the final two columns, and the month part which must give 07, 08, 09 in the next two columns.This run file executes in 168ms.

Run:[ @repl.it ]Solution:TEASER = 127026.And so the sum is:

So the date is 28th August 2016, the publication date of the puzzle.

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