It has been twenty-two years since Dutch Mathematician Lee C. F. Sallows defined certain "magic" squares of numbers to be "alphamagic" squares. He then wrote: "Alphamagic is the word I use to describe any magic array ... that remains magic when all of its entries are replaced by numbers representing the word length, in letters, of their conventional written names (thus one (1) becomes 3)." Such an alphamagic array represents an extraordinary confluence of "magic" in the world of numbers with "magic" in the world of words.
Croft, Lee B.
"Russian Alphamagic Squares,"
Word Ways: Vol. 41
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol41/iss2/7