Puzzles/POY 2006

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Puzzle of the year 2006: find phrases that generate each number i.100 , making no use of

  • digits other than 2 0 0 6 in sequence
  •  _ and __ and _. as numbers
  • letters in numeric constants (e.g. >. 200r6 for 34 is prohibited)
  • literal strings

The number of words in each phrase is to be minimized. (Word count is according to #;:y ). Where there are multiple phrases for the same number with the same number of words, phrases with fewer essential characters are preferred.

Solutions:

 0  ^ _2006
 1  * 2006                or   # 2006
 2  2: 006
 3  >. 2.006
 4  # 2 0 0 6
 5  p: 2: 006
 6  {: 200 6
 7  <. ^. 2006
 8  2 + 006
 9  #. * 2 0 0 6
10  #. 2 006
11  # #: 2006
12  2 * 006
13  #. >: 2 006
14  #. 2 00 6
15  2 ! 006
16  *: # 2 0 0 6
17  p: {: 200 6
18  A. \: 2 0 0 6
19  #. /: 2 0 0 6
20  <. 20.06              or   {. 20 06
21  >.20.06
22  #. 2 0 0 6
23  #. -: 20 06
24  ! # 2 0 0 6
25  #. >: 2 0 0 _6
26  20 + 06
27  #. p: 2 006
28  #. \: 2 0 0 6
29  p: #. * 2 0 0 6
30  #. >: p: 2 006
31  p: #. 2 006
32  A. 2 006
33  >: A. 2 006
34  #. 20 _06
35  >: #. 20 _06
36  {: *: 200 6
37  #. >: 20 _06
38  2 + *: 006
39  #. p: * 2 0 0 6
40  <. +: 20.06
41  >. +: 20.06
42  +: >. 20.06
43  -: #. 20 0 6
44  <. %: 2006
45  >. %: 2006
46  #. 20 06
47  >: #. 20 06
48  * / +: 2 006
49  #. >: 20 06
50  #. |. 2 0 0 6
51  >. -: -: 200.6
52  #. *: 2 0 06
53  p: 2 ! 006
54  #. +: p: 2 006
55  #. p: /: 2 0 0 6
56  20 + *: 06
57  #. i. {: 200 6
58  {: <: q: 2006
59  {: q: 2006
60  20 *. 06
61  p: p: {: 200 6
62  # #: ! 20.06
63  #. I. 200 6
64  2 ^ 006
65  >: 2 ^ 006
66  #. 2 ^ 00 6
67  #. <: 20 0 _6
68  #. *: 2 0 0 6
69  #. p: 2 0 0 6
70  #. 2 ^ 0 0 6
71  p: #. /: 2 0 0 6
72  ?. #. 20 0 6
73  p: {. 20 06
74  #. 20 0 _6
75  >: #. 20 0 _6
76  >: >: #. 20 0 _6
77  #. p: |. 2 00 6
78  <: #. <: 20 0 6
79  p: >. 20.06
80  +: {. +: 20 0 6
81  #. >: 20 0 _6
82  # , i: 20 06          or   ?. >: ?. 2006
83  p: #. 2 0 0 6
84  >: p: #. 2 0 0 6
85  <: #. 20 0 6
86  #. 20 0 6
87  >: #. 20 0 6
88  +: <. %: 2006
89  p: >: #. 2 0 0 6
90  +:  >. %: 2006
91  <: #. +: 20 06
92  #. +: 20 06
93  #. >: 20 0 6
94  #. <: q: 2006
95  #. q: A. 2 0 06
96  <: -: 200 - 6
97  -: 200 - 6
98  #. +: >: 20 06
99  <: *: #. 2 006



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