Switch
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December 13th, 2010 at 7:46:09 PM permalink
I thought about trying to do a quiz, loosely based on general knowledge, but making it so that 'Google' wasn't much help in solving the puzzles (except, perhaps, useful in checking your answers).

I also noticed that Croupier is compiling a quiz so didn't want to add extra quizzes but felt that this was different enough. Also feel free to seek as much help (online or offline) as you wish to try and solve these teasers :-)

They all follow the same format i.e. each puzzle starts with a number followed by a series of letters. You have to work out what the letters stand for. For example, if the puzzle is "7 D of the W" you have to work out what the D and W stand for (in this case Days and Week).

Teasers are on a variety of topics, including one relating to Christmas (not saying which one:-) ).

Anyone who manages to get all 10 correct then I will donate a suitable prize - will consult with The Wizard as to what would be agreeable/permitted by him. So, it may be best to wait until you have as many answers as possible before posting and also posting the question numbers that you have answers for rather than the answer itself. Swapping/exchanging answers is totally allowed and encouraged and can obviously be done in privacy. If nobody gets all 10 correct then the highest number of correct answers will win the (unknown as yet?) award/prize.

Questions are not in the order of difficulty although I think the trickier ones are towards the end.

First correct set of answers received AFTER 3pm (PST), 11pm (GMT) on Friday 17th will win. Good Luck !!!

Complete the missing words (units are omitted from the numbers) :-

1. 206 B in the HB.
2. 1063 H of the ET.
3. 50 W to LYL.
4. 2807 BP of G.
5. 476 F of the RE.
6. 170 HC in D.
7. 1 P in a PT.
8. 4.25 D of a GH.
9. 318,979,564,000 C of the FFM in C.
10. 22 DP in BS.
MathExtremist
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December 13th, 2010 at 10:06:50 PM permalink
I have all 10 - do I have to wait until Friday?
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Switch
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December 14th, 2010 at 6:39:54 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

I have all 10 - do I have to wait until Friday?

OMG, I should have made them harder :-) Didn't account for the brain power enough. Well done !!!

Is anyone else close ?
Mosca
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December 14th, 2010 at 6:53:32 AM permalink
Well, I got number 3 easy enough. Edited to add, number 5.
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FarFromVegas
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December 14th, 2010 at 9:01:36 AM permalink
Quote: Switch

OMG, I should have made them harder :-) Didn't account for the brain power enough. Well done !!!

Is anyone else close ?

I got 7 of them last night. I don't know how you could make the three I'm missing harder, though!
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Switch
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December 14th, 2010 at 9:02:40 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Well, I got number 3 easy enough. Edited to add, number 5.

Well I'm glad you're finding some of them tricky Mosca :-)
Switch
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December 14th, 2010 at 9:05:54 AM permalink
Quote: FarFromVegas

I got 7 of them last night. I don't know how you could make the three I'm missing harder, though!

Which 3 are you having difficulty with ?

I was hoping that most people would get a few of them right which is why I used Friday as a deadline. Looks like ME has fallen on something he finds quite simple.

I'm interested how The Wiz is finding it especially as he had a head-start as I told him one of the answers while I was in Vegas :-)
FarFromVegas
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December 14th, 2010 at 9:08:31 AM permalink
Quote: Switch

Which 3 are you having difficulty with ?

I was hoping that most people would get a few of them right which is why I used Friday as a deadline. Looks like ME has fallen on something he finds quite simple.

I'm interested how The Wiz is finding it especially as he had a head-start as I told him one of the answers while I was in Vegas :-)

5, 6, and 10. I thought sleeping on them would give me inspiration, but no joy.
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MathExtremist
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December 14th, 2010 at 9:16:16 AM permalink
Quote: Switch

I was hoping that most people would get a few of them right which is why I used Friday as a deadline. Looks like ME has fallen on something he finds quite simple.

You did say I could use references - this certainly wasn't off the top of my head. I'll send you a PM with my answers and you let me know if I got all 10 right.
"In my own case, when it seemed to me after a long illness that death was close at hand, I found no little solace in playing constantly at dice." -- Girolamo Cardano, 1563
Mosca
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