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    'Equations'

    (Originated by Will Shortz of Games magazine fame)

    1. 3 = D. for J. in the B. of the W.
    2. 4 = M. in a S.
    3. 5 = S. in the S. C.
    4. 8 = C. in a M.
    5. 9 = G. M.
    6. 9 = M. in a H. B.'s G. P.
    7. 12 = C. of A. R.
    8. 17 = S. in a H.
    9. 30 = D. H. S.
    10. 48 = C. in a P. D.
    11. 64 = Y. O. W. I H. Y. W. S. N. M.
    12. 78 = C. in a T. D.
    13. 144 = U. in a G.
    14. 500 = S. in a R.
    15. 800 = W. in V.

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    Re: 'Equations'

    9. 30 = D. H. S.<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Days has september</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: 'Equations'

    Steve,

    That's it.

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    Re: 'Equations'

    11. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Years Old When I Hope You Will Still Need Me</font color=yellow></span hi>

    13. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Units in a Gross</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    3: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> 5 Stars in the Southern Cross (as seen on the Australian Flag) </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    10: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> 48 Cards in a Pinochle Deck</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    12: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>78 Cards in a Tarot Deck</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Months in a Season</font color=yellow></span hi>
    I have a long list of puzzles like this but these are all new, <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>!

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    4: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>8 Candles in a Menorah - but I'm not sure it shouldn't be 9.....</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: 'Equations'

    Leif,

    A grand sweep on all of them!

    Dennis

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    Re: 'Equations'

    Can you confirm if there is anything specifically American about any of the answers?

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    Re: 'Equations'

    Loren Ann,

    Not quite. Try again.

    Dennis

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    Re: 'Equations'

    Leif,

    None of the equations is unique to the USA.

    Dennis

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    Re: 'Equations'

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DenGar on 20-Aug-04 09:44. Oops! Misspelling corrected.)</P>Leif,

    You're right. Hanukkah is an 8-day celebration.

    Dennis

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    7] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>12 Caesars of Ancient Rome</font color=yellow></span hi>

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