Word puzzles are probably the most popular of pastimes for people who enjoy quizzes, you only have to look at the popularity of crosswords to realise that. They also make great paper rounds as the combined “brain -power” of the team always helps to solve even the most difficult of clues. You can almost feel the energy at a good quiz!

I have split these quizzes into three sections, but as always this are just my thoughts and I am sure that you can think of many different possibilities for exciting paper rounds.

74 Comments

  1. Fred Bear says:

    Help please
    4 M in 60m is the SL on E n Cs
    Q S 10 in S
    32 P on a C R

  2. Isabel says:

    Any ideas:
    2 A N of H
    T 9 T (DLS)
    6 S on a S C
    8 L in an O S P
    12 C C in a S P
    15 J B B (I F)
    31 C O F
    47 S on a H
    60 M in a D
    101 T on a S S

    • A.J. says:

      2 = Atomic Number of Helium

      The 9 Tailors (Dorothy L Sayers book) (sequence of church bell rings announcing a death)

      6 = Sides on a Solid Cube

      8 = Lanes in an Olympic Swimming Pool

      12 = Court Cards in a Standard Pack (of cards) [Kings, Queens, Jacks]

      47 = Strings on a Harp

      60 = Minutes in a Degree

    • Keith says:

      Did you ever get the answer for
      31 c o f?

      • A.J. says:

        I think 31 = C O F may originally have been 31 = C O F (BR) and the parenthetical got dropped off somewhere along the way. If so, then 31 = Choice of Flavors (Baskin Robbins) is a reasonable solution. Similar to 31 = F of BRIC, which appears on some ditloid web sites.

        If anything else comes to mind, I will post it.

    • Keith says:

      Also 101 t on a so
      Any help you can offer would be appreciated,

  3. Wendy says:

    Did you ever get the answer for 17=LbTaToaD

  4. Vanda ralph says:

    0 = TM of G

  5. Judith Marshall says:

    I have a very complicated Ditloid puzzle. Stuck on the following :-
    168 T S on a D ;
    14 B in a H H ;
    69 M from C to L
    7 S N of S M
    6 D in a G R
    21 V of P
    41 M J S

  6. Sarah Smith says:

    4 J i A i D – any ideas?

  7. mark.watchorn@btinternet.com says:

    ANY IDEAS FOR 29 AM OF C

  8. james Kerr says:

    Sorry 888= st on t
    N of P in the a
    666 = SS.
    Am stuck with these any help please….

  9. james Kerr says:

    888 = at on t
    666 = SS
    Anybody know these two am baffled.

  10. Patti says:

    25 = C. in T.B.
    16 = F. F.
    1000 = D.A. was Q
    Anyone know the answers

  11. mark.watchorn@btinternet.com says:

    CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT 29 AM OF C IS PLEASE…..

    MW

  12. KK says:

    Please help!

    10 TB of the DNS

  13. graham long says:

    20v on a d

  14. Michael Bradfield says:

    Anyone know what 12 p on a st

  15. Mama boo says:

    Help please what is 5 IR in a BOG?

    • A.J. says:

      I don’t believe this is the answer the poser of the ditloid intended, but if not, it is a coincidence most strange.
      Call of Duty 4, the video game, contains Mission 5, the Bog. The main achievement to win the mission is to activate an InfraRed (IR) beacon. A twisted interpretation

      [Call of Duty 4, Mission] 5 = [Activate] InfraRed [Beacon] in a Bog If this is the sought-after solution, the ditloid is horrid. Too few alpha characters and BOG should be B.

  16. Isabelmckenna says:

    What is 29028equalsH of W in F

  17. Lynette says:

    9 = O over the E

  18. Harold says:

    1 mp on the cf

  19. Brian says:

    2 = OEPM any idea’s please

  20. Phil says:

    Stuck with following: 16N and 3W for MS at the O//16SWB in a B// 10L and 2C on a L// 6 is the LPN, TN is 28//2H on a BC//12P and 20H on a SSF//The N is 4258ML//16=Thye N of HM to ZZG and ET//19S have a C on the O (5P and 14A)//1952=HH the SOG. Pretty hard going

  21. Julia says:

    50 c in the c
    240 y in a c

  22. Sarah says:

    9 W a S in a TS

    Any help??
    Thanks

  23. Pauline Dale says:

    Wats 3= s to H

  24. Helen says:

    Any help with 2 = P in a PT

  25. Peter says:

    what does H:A 47 mean and also Y S for 10

    Thanks

  26. Angus says:

    @moyra 10994 = Deepest Part oo the Ocean in Metres

    @irene 9 = Ladies Dancing

  27. Irene Duncan says:

    Hi, does anyone know what 9LD stands for or 11

    F O A B thanks

  28. Richard King says:

    Hi, can you give me some ideas for a quiz marathon round. I have used TV, and country capitals, but i need more ideas, especially sport questions as i am doing a sports quiz in November.

    Thanks
    Richard

  29. Moyra cowie says:

    Any idea what the following could mean
    10994 DPotOiM

    And

    17 LbTaToaD

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