## Word Puzzles

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.

Any idea for:

5 UK M at P

Can anyone help with ?MML (I think it’s 6MML)

It’s a clue for a geocache and it’s the last clue of six and even though I think it’s 6, I really want to know why. Can anyone help?

Hi struggling with a few complex ditloids.

5 CB in a BS

10=FSS in a P

0001 = 1 MPM

0 = FN of the FS

20 = S in a CO

20 = T in the PI

39 = I in a M

7 = Of M (GE)

5 = O in the W

I’ve now got 5 Currant Buns in a Bakers Shop and 7 Oceans of the World but still struggling with

10 = FSS in a P

0001 = 1 MPM

7 = Of M (GE)

39 = I in a M

20 = T in the PI

20 = S in a CO

0 = FN of the FS

Can anyone help with these two:

TWGT 11

SENCC 1701

SENCC 1701 Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701). The number of Kirk’s ship in the TV series Star Trek.

Hi, Looking for help with a couple of unusual ditloids.

a SS of L (a L) C of 20 D of 10 cowwhides

OHC C E “W” B F 487 DT of A

Pretty sure this one is about Hilary Clinton

Thanks in advance

Got one,

a standardised shipment of leather (a last) consists of 20 dicker of 10 cowhides.

Forgot to mention deadline for this quiz is Tuesday 1600, only other one I am stick at is

BBH 2359 is BOBH.

Fingers crossed you can help or I am struck by a flash of inspiration. 🙂

Got them all now, will post the answer after the closing date.

Just these few to finish. Thanks in advance.

9=P in a RT

9=R of S on the AF

4=S of a C

9 = Players in a Rounders Team

9 = Row of Stars on the American Flag (horizontally: 11 rows vertically – both staggered)

4 = Sides on a Cube

or 4 = Seasons of a Calendar

Help with these pleas:

4=B of C in a J

2=G in S

6=S on the AF

5=L in a L

1=E of a C

1440=TTT

4 bottled of champagne in a Jeraboam

4 = Bottles of Champagne in a Jeroboam

2 = G in S = Goalies in Soccer

6 = Stars on the Australian Flag

5 = Lines in a Limerick

1 = Edge of a Circle

1440 = Twelve x Twelve x Ten

Any help with the following would be greatly appreciated.

62 = m of s

3 = e in a t

118 = e in the pt

12 = s on a d

7 = s in the p

78 = l of a tc in f

Many thanks

62 = Mass of Samarium (atomic weight)

3 = Edges in a Triangle

118 Elements in the Periodic Table

12 = Sides on a Dodecagon

7 = Stars in the Pleiades (“Seven Sisters” cluster)

78 = Length of a Tennis Court in Feet

Thank you. A couple of obvious ones there that I should have got.

Have another you can help with please?

4=s of a c

4 = Sides of a Cube

or 4 = Seasons of a Calendar

3 = b in b b

Please help can anyone solve 6= W in C

Thanks in anticipation

6 = Weapons in Clue(do) [Original version: Candlestick, Wrench, Rope, Lead Pipe, Knife, and Revolver. Later versions have nine weapons]

Can anyone help me with these two please:

4 b in a n

49 s

Thanks.

4 = Beats in a Note

Are you sure it is 49 = s, and not 49 = ss?

49 = Seven Squared

Please help racking my brains and completely stuck

20 S in a P

2 P in a Q, 4 Q in a G

C of 9 T

The 3 M B, G, H and C

1 M T is A M T

1F, 2F, RF, BF

20 Smokes in a Pack

2 Pints in a Quart, 4 Quarts in a Gallon

Cat o’ 9 Tails

The Three Marx Brothers, Groucho, Hsrpo, and Chico

1 Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Dr. Seuss)

Any ideas on these?

8 Q in a S

14 P in a NM

Thanks

8 Quavers in a Semibreve

14 Players in a Netball Match (2 teams of 7 players each)

Grateful for anyone’s help with:

4 = mm (RB).

I just know I will kick myself…

4 = Minute Mile (Roger Bannister)

[First man to run a mile in under 4 minutes]

Can anyone please help ?

AS IN TS9

1 HW

3W FROM A GL

3 RC

1H = 8S

4W AND A F

2 C 3 a c

AT OF 2 c

Last one is A tale of two cities ?

A Stitch in Time Saves 9

3 = Ring Circus

2 Company 3 a Crowd

4 Weddings and a Funeral

3 Wishes from a Genie’s Lamp

1 – Hydrogen Weight (atomic weight of hydrogen)

1 Hundredweight = 8 Stone

275 R O M W

18 C of A

Please help!!

9 C in T W L (with A R)

Driving me insane!!

Help

10=S in the LM

10 S in the LM

I’m usually pretty good at these but you got me stumped. I was totally blown away about two weeks ago when the category of Ditloids was on Jeopardy ! so, help me out on yours. maybe it’s just too early in the morning !!! this would be a really fun thing for an English teacher to do every day. Put it on the “blackboard”. great language skill to figure these out.

Don’t know the answer it’s in a quiz I was doing only one I couldn’t answer

Any idea what the following is

1 LPW to M

Thanks

Jill

1 = Little Piggy Went to Market

Hi I need help please, just cant get this one. 6 B C

6 Brandenburg Concertos {Bach]

Hi anybody know AJ is 90% W

thanks

A Jellyfish is 90% Water

AJ is 90% Wrong 🙂

One of the above

A Jellyfish is 90% Water

Any idea what 13T in a BD stands for?

13 = Tarts in a Baker’s Dozen

Help please

4 M in 60m is the SL on E n Cs

Q S 10 in S

32 P on a C R

“Q” Scores 10 in Scrabble

32 = Points on a Compass Rose

4 Miles in 60 Minutes is the Speed Limit on Elephant & Castles (E n C) [traffic junction in London redesigned from roundabout to two-way traffic in December 2015, notorious for long delays and slow speeds]

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

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

Did you ever get the answer for

31 c o f?

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.

Also 101 t on a so

Any help you can offer would be appreciated,

101 = T on a SS

The pernicious thing about ditloids is their vulnerability to transcription errors. One small change and we are all chasing a mirage (as an example, your question just above changed “SS” to “SO”). The other difficulty is the ditloid whose solution requires very specialized, arcane knowledge to solve – e.g., the number of manhole covers on Drury Lane. I suspect that this ditloid is one of these two kinds – it either began life as something simple, like “100 = Tiles in a Scrabble Set,” or the answer is very obscure.

Here is an answer that “works,” although it is not very satisfying:

101 = Thirty-seven on a Senary System (base 6)

15 James Bond Books (Ian Fleming)

Did you ever get the answer for 17=LbTaToaD

17 = Located between Three and Two on a Dartboard

0 = TM of G

0 = Time Meridian of Greenwich

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

168 = Terrible Score on a Dartboard

14 = Buckets in a Hogs Head

69 = Miles from Cambridge to London (A1)

7 = Second Number in Seventeen Million

41 = Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony (#41)

21 = Version of Pontoon (card game)

6 = Dogs in a Greyhound Race

4 J i A i D – any ideas?

4 July is American Independence Day

ANY IDEAS FOR 29 AM OF C

29 = Atomic Mass (Number) of Copper

Sorry 888= st on t

N of P in the a

666 = SS.

Am stuck with these any help please….

8 = n of P in the a

8 = Number of People in the Ark [Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives]

666 = Satanic Symbol

888 = SubTitles (page) on Teletex

888 = at on t

666 = SS

Anybody know these two am baffled.

666 satanic sign maybe

25 = C. in T.B.

16 = F. F.

1000 = D.A. was Q

Anyone know the answers

25 = Cents in Two Bits

16 = Four Fours

1000 = Days Anne (Boleyn) was Queen (Anne of a Thousand Days)

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

MW

29 is Atomic Mass of Copper

Please help!

10 TB of the DNS

10 = The Base of the Digital Number System

Sorry, Decimal Numbering System.

20v on a d

20 = Vertices on a Dodecahedron

Anyone know what 12 p on a st

12 = Players on a Shinty Team

Help please what is 5 IR in a BOG?

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.

What is 29028equalsH of W in F

Height of Everest in feet

9 = O over the E

9 = one over the eight

1 mp on the cf

1 = Maple Leaf on a Canadian Flag

Somewhere along the way, ML became MP, confused with MaPle.

2 = OEPM any idea’s please

2 the only even prime number

2 only even prime number

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

When you get the answers let me know

Doing the same quiz !

3 D, 10 2 G

(3 down , ten to go)

Lucky you, I’m nil points still – perhaps you could share your three which will give me inspiration, and I shall return the favor.

6 = the Least Perfect Number, The Next is 28

19 States have a Coast on the Ocean (5 Pacific and 14 Atlantic)[Alaska and Hawaii count]

2 = Humps on a Bactrian Camel

The Nile is 4258 Miles Long

16= The Number of Husbands Married to Zsa Zsa Gabor and Elizabeth Taylor (9 + 7)

10 Legs and 2 Claws on a Lobster

16 Nominations and 3 Wins for Meryl Streep at the Oscars

[more nominations since the ditloid was first posed]

50 c in the c

240 y in a c

240 yards in a cubit?

240 = Yards in a Cable

9 W a S in a TS

Any help??

Thanks

Wats 3= s to H

3 steps to heaven

Any help with 2 = P in a PT

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

Thanks

Your starter for 10

@moyra 10994 = Deepest Part oo the Ocean in Metres

@irene 9 = Ladies Dancing

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

F O A B thanks

9 ladies dancing

11 = MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs)

44 = FOAB (Father Of All Bombs)

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

Any idea what the following could mean

10994 DPotOiM

And

17 LbTaToaD

10994 = Deepest Part of the Ocean in Meters

17 = Location between Three and Two on a Dartboard