Sunday Times Teaser 3110 – Many a Slip
by Victor Bryant
Published Sunday May 01 2022 (link)
I have written down three 3-figure numbers in decreasing order and added them up to give their 4-figure sum, which is a perfect square: the digit 0 occurred nowhere in my sum.
Now I have attempted to replace digits consistently by letters and I have written the sum as
CUP + AND + LIP = SLIP
However, there’s “many a slip twixt cup and lip” and unfortunately one of those thirteen letters is incorrect. If you knew which letter was incorrect then you should be able to work out the three 3-figure numbers.
What are they?