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## #1 2006-02-18 13:41:24

justlookingforthemoment
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### Acronym Puzzle

Below are 13 sets of numbers and letters. Your job is to find out what the numbers and letters stand for.

Example:

366 DIALY    ---->    366 Days In A Leap Year
20000 LUTS  ---->    20000 Leagues Under The Sea

Except, hopefully, they won't be that easy.

Here they are:

a) 13 IABD

b) 2006 WOIT

c) 360 DIAC

d) 10 NOAPK

e) 12 DOC

f) 100 DCTBW

g) 1 FBOHZIAG

h) 5 PIAQ

i) 3 SOAT

j) 5 TOEF

k) 50 SOTUSF

l) 3 LPATBBW

m) 23 LIJLFTM

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## #2 2006-02-18 15:59:22

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

c) 360 DIAC
Degress in a circle

e) 12 DOC
Days Of Christmas

i) 3 SOAT
Sides of a triangle

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## #3 2006-02-18 18:01:01

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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## #4 2006-02-18 18:02:52

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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## #5 2006-02-18 18:04:47

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

El que pega primero pega dos veces.

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## #6 2006-02-18 18:07:53

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Nice work, Ricky, and especially ryos!

You got m)! I was going to put my name as a whole word, but I wasn't sure if it would be too hidden.

And in ganesh style:

Edit: Two more posts, ryos! I didn't see those. Your answer for d) wasn't what I was expecting, but still could be correct.

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## #7 2006-02-18 18:17:52

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Looks like I was wrong on d. It fit the acronym, but I didn't bother to check the number.

Wikipedia wrote:

The Winchester Round Table, which dates from the 1270s, lists 25 names of knights. Every year, Arthur had the Knights return to Camelot on Pentecost. Different stories had different numbers of knights, ranging from only 12 to 150 or more.

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## #8 2006-02-18 20:14:09

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

d) 10 numbers on a phone keypad    (???)
l) 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
-Bertrand Russell

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## #9 2006-02-18 21:10:51

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

These are fun, 23 JLFTM!

n) 8 BIAB

o) 7 DYTHY

p) 1.21 GWTTBTTF

q) 3 ICFIAC

s) 52 PCPD

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## #10 2006-02-18 21:27:49

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## #11 2006-02-18 21:28:49

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## #12 2006-02-19 02:18:57

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

I love these! ^_^
At the moment, I can only find one, but I'll keep looking.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #13 2006-02-19 06:15:46

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

t) 1 TLA (referring to in this thread)

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## #14 2006-02-19 09:25:57

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

s) 52 playing cards per deck

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
-Bertrand Russell

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## #15 2006-02-19 11:04:44

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Is t) 1 Three-Letter-Acronym? Because if it is, it has falsified itself with its existence.

It's probably something else that I've missed though.

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It wanted to be normal.

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## #16 2006-02-19 12:30:53

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Nah, you got it.  And at the time of writing, it was the only one, so it's true with respect to its timeframe.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #17 2006-02-19 18:02:21

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Darth and Justlooking are correct.

I'm still clueless about g) 1 FBOHZIAG.

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## #18 2006-02-19 19:01:58

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Mathsy, you are right!

Ryos, I'm not going to give you any hints for g) - you got the others far too easily! This one must test you.

And your ones are pretty tricky too... in other words, I have no idea!

Lame guesses:

p) 1.21 GWTTBTTF <--- Something to do with 1.21 Gigawatts?

q) 3 Ice Cubes Floating In A Cup <??!!>

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## #19 2006-02-19 21:48:38

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

s) 52 playing cards per deck

There are 54 playing cards in a deck.

There are 52 commonly used playing cards. The Joker is used in 5-of-a-kind poker.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #20 2006-02-20 00:53:13

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

u)7 CONWBC.S.L
W)24 BIAP
x)60 DIEAOAET
y)2 EIE
z)26 LITA
aa)1 ZIT
ab)3.14 IP
ac)1,000,000 PTBWIWWTBAM

Hope these are hard enough for you

Last edited by espeon (2006-02-20 00:53:41)

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## #21 2006-02-20 03:08:41

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

w) 24 Blackbirds In A Pie.
z) 26 Letters In The Alphabet.
ab) 3.14 Is [an approximation of] Pi.
ac) 1,000,000 Pounds [or maybe Points] To Win In "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

Still unsolved
o, q, u, x, y, aa

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## #22 2006-02-20 08:05:32

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

w,z,ab,ac all correct

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## #23 2006-03-02 02:30:10

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Last edited by ashwil (2006-03-02 02:30:46)

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## #24 2006-03-02 02:44:35

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p.

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## #25 2006-03-02 05:02:58

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### Re: Acronym Puzzle

Ah. I should have seen that G. Very nice clue, justlooking, and very well solved, ashwil!

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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