Number Word Puzzle

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Games Magazine.  The puzzles ranged from simple fun to downright impossible – and they entertained for hours.  One of my favorite puzzles from that magazine I have attempted to recreate below.

Each item contains a number and then a series of words and abbreviations.  Your job is to decipher the abbreviations.  It sounds complicated – but an example will clear things up:

Question: 7 D in a W                        Answer: 7 Days in a Week

Got it?  Good.  The answers can be found at the end.  Now get cracking and good luck!

  1. 24 H in a D
  2. 26 L of the A
  3. 90 D in a R A
  4. 10 D in a D
  5. 5 F on E H
  6. 12 S of the Z
  7. 52 C in a D (without J)
  8. 18 H on a G C
  9. 3 B M (S H T R)
  10. 9 P on a B T
  11. 2 W on a B
  12. 13 S on the U S F
  13. 12 M in a Y
  14. 8 T on an O
  15. 29 D in F (in a L Y)
  16. 13 D in a B D
  17. 64 S on a C B
  18. 7 D S
  19. 4 S in a Y
  20. 8 P in our SS (if you D C P)


1. 24 Hours in a Day 2. 26 Letters of the Alphabet 3. 90 Degrees in a Right Angle 4. 10 Dimes in a Dollar 5. 5 Fingers on Each Hand 6. 12 Signs of the Zodiac 7. 52 Cards in a Deck (without Jokers) 8. 18 Holes on a Golf Course 9. 3 Blind Mice (See How They Run) 10. 9 Players on a Baseball Team 11. 2 Wheels on a Bike 12. 13 Stripes on the US Flag 13. 12 Months in a Year 14. 8 Tentacles on an Octopus 15. 29 Days in February (in a Leap Year) 16. 13 Donuts in a Bakers Dozen 17. 64 Squares on a Chess Board 18.7 Deadly Sins 19. 4 Seasons in a Year 20. 8 Planets in our Solar System (if you Don’t Count Pluto)


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2 Responses to Number Word Puzzle

  1. themacmind says:

    How about – 22 P in a G of S (C both T)?


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