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.

- 7 W of the A W
- 1,001 A N
- 12 S of the Z
- 52 C in a D
- 9 P in the S S
- 88 P K
- 13 S on the A F
- 32 D F at which W F
- 18 H on a G C
- 90 D in a R A
- 200 D for P G in M
- 8 S on a S S
- 3 B M (S H T R)
- 4 Q in a G
- 24 H in a D
- 1 W on a U
- 5 D in a Z C
- 57 H V
- 11 P on a F T
- 1000 W that a P is W
- 29 D in F in a L Y
- 64 S on a C
- 40 D and N of the G F
- 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:

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

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

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