Saturday Puzzle #10 – 24 P for Y to S

I was in sixth grade when I first saw this puzzle (thanks to Miss LaRusso) and it captivated me for three straight days, which tells you something about my personality: 1) I love a challenge, 2) I’m very determined, and 3) I have no problem wasting ridiculous amounts of time on useless activities (like this blog). But enough about me, let’s talk about today’s puzzle.

Each line below contains a phrase involving a number and only the first letter of each word. Your job is to figure out the missing letters and complete each phrase. For example, if the challenge was “50 W to L your L”, you might recognize that old Paul Simon song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”. Submit as many answers as you can find in a comment below.

This is the kind of puzzle where answers will pop into your head when you’re not even thinking about the phrases, so take your time. On Tuesday, I’ll post the names of the people who find the most correct answers. And for the puzzle obsessed among us, I apologize in advance for ruining your weekend.

  1. 7 W of the A W
  2. 1,001 A N
  3. 12 S of the Z
  4. 52 C in a D
  5. 9 P in the S S
  6. 88 P K
  7. 13 S on the A F
  8. 32 D F at which W F
  9. 18 H on a G C
  10. 90 D in a R A
  11. 200 D for P G in M
  12. 8 S on a S S
  13. 3 B M (S H T R)
  14. 4 Q in a G
  15. 24 H in a D
  16. 1 W on a U
  17. 5 D in a Z C
  18. 57 H V
  19. 11 P on a F T
  20. 1000 W that a P is W
  21. 29 D in F in a L Y
  22. 64 S on a C
  23. 40 D and N of the G F
  24. 50 L with a W N

Solution: Congratulations to Karl Wirka, who correctly solved all 24 problems. An honorable mention goes to Al Pessot, who found 20 or 24 correct answers. Here’s the complete solution:

  1. 7 W of the A W – 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
  2. 1,001 A N – 1,001 Arabian Nights
  3. 12 S of the Z – 12 Signs of the Zodiac
  4. 52 C in a D – 52 Cards in a Deck
  5. 9 P in the S S – 9 Planets in the Solar System
  6. 88 P K – 88 Piano Keys
  7. 13 S on the A F – 13 Stripes on the American Flag
  8. 32 D F at which W F – 32 Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes
  9. 18 H on a G C – 18 Holes on a Golf Course
  10. 90 D in a R A – 90 Degrees in a Right Angle
  11. 200 D for P G in M – 200 Dollars for Passing Go in Monopoly
  12. 8 S on a S S – 8 Sides on a Stop Sign
  13. 3 B M (S H T R) – 3 Blind Mice (See How They Run)
  14. 4 Q in a G – 4 Quarts in a Gallon (or 4 Quarters in a Game)
  15. 24 H in a D – 24 Hours in a Day
  16. 1 W on a U – 1 Wheel on a Unicycle
  17. 5 D in a Z C – 5 Digits in a Zip Code
  18. 57 H V – 57 Heinz Varieties
  19. 11 P on a F T – 11 Players on a Football Team
  20. 1000 W that a P is W – 1000 Words that a Picture is Worth
  21. 29 D in F in a L Y – 29 Days in February in a Leap Year
  22. 64 S on a C – 64 Squares on a Chessboard
  23. 40 D and N of the G F – 40 Days and Nights of the Great Flood
  24. 50 L with a W N – 50 Lashes with a Wet Noodle

2 thoughts on “Saturday Puzzle #10 – 24 P for Y to S”

  1. I think this is 24 of 24. First 12-15 came quickly. Last bunch took a day longer.
    1. 7 W of the A W 7 wonders of the ancient world
    2. 1,001 A N 1001 Arabian Nights
    3. 12 S of the Z 12 signs of the zodiac
    4. 52 C in a D 52 cards in a deck
    5. 9 P in the S S 9 Planets in the Solar System
    6. 88 P K 88 Piano Keys
    7. 13 S on the A F 13 stripes on the American Flag
    8. 32 D F at which W F 32 degrees Fahrenheit at which water freezes
    9. 18 H on a G C 18 holes on a golf course
    10. 90 D in a R A 90 degrees in a right angle
    11. 200 D for P G in M 200 Dollars for Passing Go in Monopoly
    12. 8 S on a S S 8 sides on a stop sign
    13. 3 B M (S H T R) 3 blind mice (see how they run)
    14. 4 Q in a G 4 quarters in a game
    15. 24 H in a D 24 hours in a day
    16. 1 W on a U 1Wheel on a Unicycle
    17. 5 D in a Z C 5 digits in a zip code
    18. 57 H V 57 Heinz varieties
    19. 11 P on a F T 11 Players on a Football Team
    20. 1000 W that a P is W 1000 words that a picture is worth
    21. 29 D in F in a L Y 29 days in February in a Leap year
    22. 64 S on a C 64 Squares on a Chessboard
    23. 40 D and N of the G F 40 days and nights of the Great Flood
    24. 50 L with a W N 50 lashes with a wet noodle

  2. OK, I’ve given up. I only got 20 of them

    1. 7 W of the A W – 7 WOnders of the Ancient World

    2. 1,001 A N – 1001 Arabian Nights

    3. 12 S of the Z – 12 Signs of the Zodiac

    4. 52 C in a D – 52 Cards in a Deck

    5. 9 P in the S S – 9 Planets in the Solar System

    6. 88 P K – 88 Piano Keys

    7. 13 S on the A F – 13 Stripes on the American FFlag

    8. 32 D F at which W F – 32 Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes

    9. 18 H on a G C – 18 Holes on a Golf Course

    10. 90 D in a R A – 90 degrees in a right angle

    11. 200 D for P G in M – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    12. 8 S on a S S – 8 sides on a Stop Sign

    13. 3 B M (S H T R) – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    14. 4 Q in a G – 4 quarts in a gallon

    15. 24 H in a D – 24 hours in a Day

    16. 1 W on a U – 1 Wheel on a Unicycle

    17. 5 D in a Z C – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    18. 57 H V – 57 Heinz Varieties

    19. 11 P on a F T – 11 Players on a Football Team

    20. 1000 W that a P is W – 1000 Words that a Picture is Worth

    21. 29 D in F in a L Y – 29 Days in February in a Leap Year

    22. 64 S on a C – 64 Squares on a Checkerboard

    23. 40 D and N of the G F – 40 Days and Nights of the Great Flood

    24. 50 L with a W N – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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