# A for Effort

So many more men seem to say that they may soon try to stay at home so as to see or hear the same one man try to meet the team on the moon as he has at the other ten tests.

This ungainly but grammatical 41-word sentence was constructed by Anton Pavlis of Guelph, Ontario, in 1983. It’s an alphametic: If each letter is replaced with a digit (EOMSYHNART = 0123456789), then you get a valid equation:

```   SO     31
MANY   2764
MORE   2180
MEN    206
SEEM   3002
TO     91
SAY	 374
THAT   9579
THEY   9504
MAY    274
SOON   3116
TRY    984
TO     91
STAY   3974
AT     79
HOME   5120
SO     31
AS     73
TO     91
SEE    300
OR     18
HEAR   5078
THE    950
SAME   3720
ONE    160
MAN    276
TRY    984
TO     91
MEET   2009
THE    950
TEAM   9072
ON     16
THE    950
MOON   2116
AS     73
HE     50
HAS    573
AT     79
THE    950
OTHER  19508
+ TEN    906

TESTS  90393
```

Apparently this appeared in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics in 1972; I found the reference in the April 1983 issue of Crux Mathematicorum, which confirmed (by computer) that the solution is unique.