PERPLEXITY

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A fruity little number this week, with more than one possible solution, but any correct answer eligible for the prize of a Chambers Encyclopaedic Dictionary. If:

ORANGE+APPLES = BANANA

and each distinct letter represents a different digit from 0 to 9, what is the value of GRAPES?

Entries to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL to arrive by 31 August.

Last week's answers: The lost words were: news, paper, independent: NotEWorthyeventS; PAPyrus of modERn age; unINDEbted oPENminDEd aNd deTached.

Winner: Heather Taviner (Bath).

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