Arithmorem

 Arithmorems

This class of riddle is of recent introduction. The Arithmorem is made by substituting figures in a part of the word indicated, for Roman numerals. The nature of the riddle—from the Greek arithmos , number, and the Latin remanere , back again—will be easily seen from the following example, which is a double Arithmorem:

H 51 and a tub ——a fine large fish
A 100 and gore ——a sprightly movement in music
R 5 and be ——a part of speech
U 551 and as and ——a Spanish province
To 201 and ran ——a stupefying drug
R 102 and nt ——an acid
OU 250 and pap ——a Mexican town


The answer is Havanna—Tobacco .

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