# Answers to the Linguistic Equation Puzzles: How Many “Ahas” Did You Get?

Thanks to everyone who gave the Linguistic Equations a go.  Congratulations to Joe, Hannah’s brother, for answering all but two in 28 minutes. That has to be a world record!

INSTRUCTIONS: Each sentence below contains the initials of words that will make it correct. Find the missing words. (For example: ‘26 = L of the A’ would be 26 = letters of the Alphabet.

A.        26 = L. of the A. (Letters of the Alphabet)
B.        7 = W. of the A. W. (Wonders of the Ancient World)
C.        1001 = A. N. (Arabian Nights)
D.        12 = S. of the Z. (Signs of the Zodiac)
E.        54 = C. in a D. (with the J.) (Cards in a Deck [with the Jokers])
F.        9 = P. in the S. S. (Planets in the Solar System) **
G.       88 = p. K. (Piano Keys)
H.       13 = S. on the A. F. (Stripes on the American Flag)
I.         32 = D. F. at which W. F. (Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes)
J.         18 = H. on a G. C. (Holes on a Golf Course)
K.       90 = D. in a R. A. (Degrees in a Right Angle)
L.        200 = D. for P. G. in M. (Dollars for Passing Go in Monopoly)
M.       8 = S. on a S. S. (Sides on a Stop Sign)
N.        3 = B. M. (S. H. T. R.) (Blind Mice [See How They Run])
O.       4 = Q. in a G. (Quarts in a Gallon)
P.        24 = H. in a D. (Hours in a Day)
Q.       1 = W. on a U. (Wheel on a Unicycle)
R.        5 = D. in a Z. C. (Digits in a Zip Code)
S.        57 = H. V. (Heins Varieties)
T.        11 = P. on a F. T. (Players on a Football Team)
U.        1000 = W. that a P. is W. (Words that a Picture is Worth)
V.        29 = D. in F. in a L. Y. (Days in February in a Leap Year)
W.       64 = S. on a C.B. (Squares on a Checker/Chess Board)
X.        40 = D. and N. of the G. F.(Days and Nights of the Great Flood)
Y.        76=T. that L. the B. P. (Trombones that Led the Big Parade)
Z.        50=W. to L. Y. L. (Ways to Leave Your Lover)

**Note: This item (F) was created before Pluto was demoted from its planetary status in 2006 when a body of scientists decided a formalized definition for the term “planet.”  Hence, a more accurate linguistic equation would have been 8 = P. in the S. S. (Planets in the Solar System).  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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