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    A Number Of Numbers

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    A number of numbers can be extracted from the above word. What is their sum?

    2.
    The words in the following list share a common property. What is it?

    bad
    august
    said
    begin
    natal
    vital
    tangier
    polish
    askew

    3.
    In all of Shakespeare's plays and poetry, excluding Roman numerals, only one word begins with X. What is that word and where is it found?

    4.
    Fill in the gaps to find the word.

    - - - ERF - - -

    5.
    Another list follows whose words share a common property. What is it?

    Sports
    Drawer
    Pupils
    Lager
    Animal
    Repaid
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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    4/ I can think of a few answers.
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">waterfall, underfoot, interface, imperfect</span hide>

    3/ I will just start reading them and get back to you <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    4.
    More than I thought. Well done. The brilliant Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) may be useful for 5#.
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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    Foreign languages allowed?
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">99</span hide> as a (English) first stab...

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    4. There are many more than that...
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">imperfect, interface, interfere, interflow, interfold, interfuse, superfast, superfine, superflux, superfuse, underfeed, underfelt, underfire, underflow, underfoot, underfund </span hide>

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    There certainly are. That one was a bit of duffer.
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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    I presume your answer is for question 1, but it's wrong, I'm afraid.
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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    Er, yes! Question 1.
    So is there an answer to *my* question, or have I not even got to the airport yet this time?

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    Sorry, Leif. I'm a little more vague than usual this am. English words only allowed, as in "seven" or "eleven".
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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    Probably not as vague as I'm feeling - I didn't even put down what I meant to in my original reply <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Howzabout <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">one hundred and forty two</span hide> ?

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    3/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">It's the famous scene from Hamlet - Act 5, Scene 1 in a churchyard.
    Hamlet picks up the skull
    "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. He taught me how to play the xylophone."</span hide>

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    I suspect that Bandidio may be looking for <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Xanthippe(?)</span hide> which I believe to be in that tale of how a Shropshire town was domesticated - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The Taming Of Shrewsbury</span hide>

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    1/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3,8,9,10,13,30,39,80,89,90,98 - total 469</span hide>
    I like that one, it appears to be quite easy but so easy to make a mistake like using the same letter twice. I think I got all the numbers.

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> At sea, we are as puissant as the force
    Of Agamemnon in the haven of Troy;
    By land, with Xerxes we compare of strength,
    Whose soldiers drank up rivers in their thirst.

    King Edward the third

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    Re: A Number Of Numbers

    Very nice. Was that written by Richard Shakespeare?
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