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If GRAMMAR minus SCHOOL equals HARMAN and each distinct letter in the sum represents a different digit from 0 to 9, what is the value of GRAMMAR?

A copy of the new Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia will be awarded to the first correct answer opened on 8 February. Entries to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Entrants who misspell "Independent" or "Pastimes" will be unlikely to win.

13 January competition:

J times MAJOR = TORIES is solved as either: 7 x 59718 = 418026 or 9 x 40968 = 368712. So SMARTIES = 24083712 or 65984026.

Winner: A Clark (York).