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X Hits The Spot

Problem

Sitting in your comfy chair one evening and reading a good book, you notice something white behind the ventilation grill next to the fireplace. Carefully removing the grill you discover a white envelope containing a diskette and a piece of paper. Excitedly you check-out the disk, which contains a program. When you run the program you are greeted with the cryptic message: X hits the spot, but what does X represent? A small text box on the screen seems to be awaiting an answer. A little disappointed and confused you unfold the piece of paper and read the following:

T R O O C H X X I A O O
O P X O N F O O C T X O
H O O X L E X O I A O X
E H O O W T O X E U X O

What does X represent?

Problem ID: 12 (Aug 2000)     Difficulty: 2 Star

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