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May 19, 2020

"Ditloids" Are Easy But Frustrating Word Puzzles But I Bet You Can't Solve These 8 Examples

You and me are like 2p in a p.

At the weekend I did a virtual pub quiz where I discovered a type of word puzzle I hadn't encountered before: Ditloids!

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Ditloids, according to Wikipedia, are a "type of word puzzle, in which a phrase, quotation, date, or fact must be deduced from the numbers and abbreviated letters in the clue."

They're frustrating because they're pretty easy, but only once it clicks in your head!

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"OHHHHHH!" I bet you're yelling at the screen, "SO OBVIOUSSSS!!"

Well, now that you know what Ditloids are and have seen some examples, ready to give it a go yourself? Damn right you are!

  1. 12 S of the Z

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    12 Signs of the Zodiac!

  2. 3 B M

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    3 Blind Mice!

  3. 6 W of H the E

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    6 Wives of Henry the Eighth!

  4. 52 C in a P

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    52 Cards in a Pack!

  5. 26 M in a M

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    26 Miles in a Marathon!

  6. 26 L of the A

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    26 Letters of the Alphabet!

  7. 7 W of the W

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    7 Wonders of the World!

  8. 8 P in the SS

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    8 Planets in the Solar System!

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