I was in sixth grade when I first saw this puzzle and it captivated me for a few days, because I have no problem wasting ridiculous amounts of time on useless activities (like this blog).

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 Paul Simon song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”.

This is the kind of puzzle where answers will pop into your head when you’re not even thinking about it, so take your time with it and let your subconscious mind do the heavy lifting.

``````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
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You'll have more fun if you DON'T click here to reveal the solutions.
``````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
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