Fill In the Blanks

Let your subconscious mind work on this one

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