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A Puzzle (NOT Algebra!)

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Remember back in high school when you spent two semesters in algebra, hunting for X as if he had stolen something?  Remember how everybody thought it was so-o-o important – but you?   Remember how you don’t remember any of it cuz you’ve never found a practical use for (X+ 3 = 12.)?  This is a puzzle that looks a lot like algebra but isn’t.  Every letter represents a value that has direct relationship to the other letter (or letters) in each example.  Although they are all connected, they must be solved separately.  The groupings are random, and you can start anywhere.  Your first correct answer will lead you to every other solution.  From there, it’s only a matter of deductive reasoning.  However, each answer will still test your practical knowledge.  Good Luck!

A, P and A are the 3 M

There are 2 S to every A

88 K on a P

24 H in a D

90 D in a R A

6 S. on a S.S.

3 S and you’re O

There are 8 N in an O

8 P in the S.S. plus P

1 P is worth 1,000 W

7 W of the A W

1 W on a U

64 S on a C B

20,000 L under the S

G and the 3 B

1 is the L N

12 L of H

28 D in F except in a L Y

Every C has 9 L

12 D of C

4 S in a S D of C

2 is C; 3 is a C

76 T led the B P

12 M in a Y

K 2 B with 1 S

13 in a B D

3 B M

1001 A N

4 H of the A

3 P in a H G

40 D of R in the G F

4 Q in a D

6 P on a S F

12 S of the Z

S W and the 7 D

9 P on a B T

Answers on Friday

13 comments on “A Puzzle (NOT Algebra!)

  1. Darling Doormat
    March 31, 2020

    I think I prefer to wait for the answers.

    • wdfyfe
      March 31, 2020

      Check out Rob Alberts for some hints

  2. Kenneth T.
    March 31, 2020

    I’ll will go ahead and say, to know the answer would blow my mind, however… my mind has been blown just looking at the puzzle itself.

    • wdfyfe
      March 31, 2020

      Check out the comments for some hints

  3. Rob Alberts
    March 31, 2020

    At least I gave it a try …..

    English or Dutch, in both languages your riddle is a crime.

    Aramis, Porthos and Athos are the 3 Musketeers

    There are 2 Sides to every Answer

    88 K on a P

    24 Hours in a Day

    90 D in a R A

    6 Sailors on a Steam Ship.

    3 S and you’re O

    There are 8 N in an O

    8 P in the S.S. plus P

    1 P is worth 1,000 W

    7 W of the A W

    1 W on a U

    64 S on a C B

    20,000 Lights under the Sky

    G and the 3 B

    1 is the L N

    12 L of H

    28 Days in February except in a Leap Year

    Every C has 9 L

    12 D of C

    4 S in a S D of C

    2 is C; 3 is a C

    76 T led the B P

    12 Month in a Year

    K 2 B with 1 S

    13 in a Bakers Dozen

    3 B M

    1001 A Night ???

    4 H of the A

    3 P in a H G

    40 D of R in the G F

    4 Q in a D

    6 P on a S F

    12 Signs of the Zodiac

    S W and the 7 D

    9 P on a B T

    • wdfyfe
      March 31, 2020

      Total congrats! And OMG you did them in English. I am not worthy!

  4. Kenneth T.
    March 31, 2020

    3 strikes and you’re out

  5. Kenneth T.
    March 31, 2020

    1001 Arabian nights is another

  6. Kenneth T.
    March 31, 2020

    40 days of rain in the great flood

  7. Kenneth T.
    March 31, 2020

    1 picture is worth a thousand words

  8. Joe
    March 31, 2020

    9 P on BT = 9 players on baseball team
    Unfortunately there is 0 B due to CV

  9. Christi
    April 2, 2020

    Thanks to Rob, I can cheat off his comment.
    Besides, I was always better at Algebra.

    Speaking of which, X = 3 😉

    • wdfyfe
      April 2, 2020

      Nobody likes an Algebra smartass. cheers

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