24 H in a D
One of my co-workers sent along a puzzle today where you have to solve 34 of these riddles. Apparently, “according to MENSA if you get 23 right you’re a genius.” I’ve managed to get 26 on my own, so go me! Between the Snook and I, there are only three that have us stumped. Read on if you, my readers, would like to give it a collective try…Okay, post your guesses below. I’ll let you know which ones are correct. No cheating!

1. 24 H in a D
2. 26 L of the A
3. 7 D of the W
4. 7 W of the W
5. 12 S of the Z
6. 66 B of the B
7. C in a P (WJs)
8. 13 S in the USF
9. 18 H on a G C
10. 39 B of the O T
11. 5 T on a F
12. 90 D in a R A
13. 3 B M (S H T R)
14. 32 is the T in D F at which W F
15. 15 P in a R T
16. 3 W on a T
17. 100 C in a D
18. 11 P in a F (S) T
19. 12 M in a Y
20. 13=UFS
21. 8 T on an O
22. 29 D in F in a L Y
23. 27 B in the N T
24. 365 D in a Y
25. 13 L in a B D
26. 52 W in a Y
27. 9 L of a C
28. 60 M in an H
29. 23 P of C in the H B
30. 64 S on a C B
31. 9 P in S A
32. 6 B to an O in C
33. 1000 Y in a M
34. 15 M on a D M C

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  1. I forgot to mention that these were written outside the US, which comes in handy for a few.

  2. i don’t want to spoil this for others who might want to play, so I’m going to leave a bit of space before I put in my answers….i got 25 – but a few area pretty much wild guesses…let me know how i get on, OK?!

    1. 24 H in a D – 24 hours in a day
    2. 26 Letters of the Alphabet
    3. 7 Days of the Week
    4. 7 Wonders of the World
    5. 12 Signs of the Zodiac
    6. 66 B of the B
    7. C in a P (WJs)
    8. 13 S in the USF
    9. 18 Holes on a Golf Course
    10. 39 Books of the Old Testament
    11. 5 T on a F
    12. 90 D in a R A
    13. 3 B M (S H T R)
    14. 32 is the Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes
    15. 15 Players in a Rugby Team
    16. 3 Wheels on a Tricycle
    17. 100 Centilitres in a Decilitre
    18. 11 Players in a Football (Soccer) Team
    19. 12 Months in a Year
    20. 13=Unlucky For Some
    21. 8 Tentacles on an Octopus
    22. 29 Days in February in a Leap Year
    23. 27 Books in the New Testament
    24. 365 Days in a Year
    25. 13 Loaves in a Bakers Dozen
    26. 52 Weeks in a Year
    27. 9 L of a C
    28. 60 Minutes in an Hour
    29. 23 P of C in the H B
    30. 64 Stitches on a Cricket Ball
    31. 9 Provinces in South Africa
    32. 6 Balls to an Over in Cricket
    33. 1000 Years in a Millenium
    34. 15 M on a D M C

  3. 27 9 lives of a cat.

  4. Very good. The original quiz was a spreadsheet that would tell you if you got them correct or not. The only ones you would’ve missed were 17 and 30. I think the centilitre one might be technically correct, but there’s a simpler answer. I think you’re reaching with the cricket ball though. 🙂

    And yours was right too, Dad!

  5. if you really get bored, try:

    http://www.tysknews.com/LiteStuff/mental_flexibility_2.htm

    60 of em 😉

    ———
    Still stuck on a few above before I work on the big list though. 5 to go then I’m done.

  6. Can’t fill in all of Kristen’s blanks, but here are a few:

    6. 66 Books of the Bible
    7. ?
    8. 13 Stripes in the United States Flag
    11. 5 Toes on a Foot
    12. 90 Degrees in a Right Angle
    13. 3 Blind Mice (See How They Run)
    17. 100 Cents in a Dollar
    29. ? another bible one?
    30. 64 Squares in a Checker Board
    34. 15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest

  7. Oh crap! I left the number out of 7! It’s supposed to be 52 C in a P (WJs). Sorry… Other than that, yours are all correct, Tricia!

    29 was the one that took us the longest. A hint: HB does *not* stand for Holy Bible.

  8. Ahh, well now I get 29: 52 Cards in a Pack (Without Jokers)

  9. You mean 7. 🙂 This is getting confusing!

  10. I’d like to know how long you took getting your answers, MENSA IQ tests have time limits! Great way to waste time though, it’s too hot to work here.

  11. 23 P of C in the H B – 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body. hey, which ones couldn’t you get? i LOVE these things (although i have seen a lot of them b4 on a pub quiz)

  12. Between the two of us we got ’em all in about an hour. I was tearing my hair out over “13=unlucky for some”. It’s a saying they have here (from Bingo) and even though it was the first thing I thought of, I couldn’t get the stupid spreadsheet to accept it (since you had to type “13 is unlucky for some”). Stupid equals sign. I couldn’t get the chromosomes either. I was stuck on the idea that HB was the Holy Bible.

  13. Couldn’t get the damn spreadsheet to accept #13 – “32 is the Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes” should obviously be the answer, but I get a false from the spreadsheet.

  14. Hmmm… You haven’t mispelled anything there, Peter, and that’s definitely the answer. I dunno. Maybe it’s the capitalization?

  15. This was a good one. There were two that I would never have got. 13 Stripes to the US Flag and 15 M on a DMC. Still dont know what the last one is.

  16. The answer to that last one is up in the comments above, Penny.

  17. I have had the spreadsheet recently sent to me, and rather than 16. Being 100 C in a D – it is actually 100 C in a R, therefore it is not 100 Cents in a Dollar, and it does not accept it… any ideas?

  18. I only have 2 left to get… any help?

    No. 29 which is… 64 S on a CB (I can’t get it to accept 64 Squares on a Checker Board)

    & No 26. 9 L of a C
    ???

  19. No 26. 9 Lives of a Cat. No 16. 100 cents in a rand (u have to be south african to get that one or know your forex). No 29. 64 squares on a chess board

  20. For future reference everyone, every single answer is given in the various comments above. So quit asking for them! 🙂

  21. Just got the last one – 23 chromosomes. Also stuck on Holy Bible for HB. Lots of fun

    Bernadette

  22. last one, from treasure island:

    15 men on a Dead Man’s Chest

  23. I think I got all! 🙂 Here’s me the MENSA genius! 😀
    24 Hours in a D,26 Letters of the Alphabet,7 Days of the week,7 Wonders of the world,12 Signs of the Zodiac,66 Books of the Bible,52 Cards in a pack (without jokers),13 stripes in the United States flag,18 holes on a golf course,39 Books of the old testament,5 toes on a foot,90 Degrees in a Right angle,3 Blind mice (see how they run)
    32 is the Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes,
    15 players in a Rugby Team,3 Wheels on a Tricycle,100 cents in a Rand,11 Players in a Football (Soccer) Team
    12 M in a Y 12 months in a year,13 is unlucky for some,8 tentacles on a octopus,29 Days in February in a Leap Year,27 Books in the New testament,365 days in a year,13 Loaves in a Bakers Dozen,52 Weeks in a year,9 Lives of a cat,60 minutes in a hour,23 Pairs of Chromosomes in the Human Body,64 squares on a Chess board,9 provinces in South Africa,6 Balls to an over in Cricket,1000 years in a millenium,
    15 Men on a Dead mans chest

  24. Here is the entire test with all the answers.
    0 24 H in a D 24 hours in a day
    1 26 L of the A 26 letters of the alphabet
    2 7 D of the W 7 days of the week
    3 7 W of the W 7 wonders of the world
    4 12 S of the Z 12 signs of the zodiac
    5 66 B of the B 66 books of the bible
    6 52 C in a P (WJs) 52 Cards in a pack (without jokers)
    7 13 S in the USF 13 stripes in the united states flag
    8 18 H on a G C 18 holes on a golf course
    9 39 B of the O T 39 books of the old testament
    10 5 T on a F 5 toes on a foot
    11 90 D in a R A 90 degrees in a right angle
    12 3 B M (S H T R) 3 blind mice (see how they run)
    13 32 is the T in D F at which W F 32 is the temperature in degrees fahrenheit at which water freezes
    14 15 P in a R T 15 players in a rugby team
    15 3 W on a T 3 wheels on a tricycle
    16 100 C in a R 100 cents in a rand
    17 11 P in a F (S) T 11 players in a football (soccer) team
    18 12 M in a Y 12 months in a year
    19 13=UFS 13 is unlucky for some
    20 8 T on a O 8 tentacles on a octopus
    21 29 D in F in a L Y 29 days in february in a leap year
    22 27 B in the N T 27 books in the new testament
    23 365 D in a Y 365 days in a year
    24 13 L in a B D 13 loaves in a bakers dozen
    25 52 W in a Y 52 weeks in a year
    26 9 L of a C 9 lives of a cat
    27 60 M in a H 60 minutes in a hour
    28 23 P of C in the H B 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body
    29 64 S on a C B 64 squares on a chess board
    30 9 P in S A 9 provinces in south africa
    31 6 B to an O in C 6 balls to an over in cricket
    32 1000 Y in a M 1000 years in a millenium
    33 15 M on a D M C 15 men on a dead mans chest

  25. Thanks, but we already had all the answers above. But good for you.

  26. I was able to get 24 Correct, thanks for the rest of the answers.

  27. i got em all!! 1 26 L of the A 26 letters of the alphabet
    2 7 D of the W 7 days of the week
    3 7 W of the W 7 wonders of the world
    4 12 S of the Z 12 signs of the zodiac
    5 66 B of the B 66 books of the bible
    6 52 C in a P (WJs) 52 cards in a pack (without jokers)
    7 13 S in the USF 13 stripes in the United States flag
    8 18 H on a G C 18 holes on a golf course
    9 39 B of the O T 39 books of the old testament
    10 5 T on a F 5 toes on a foot
    11 90 D in a R A 90 degrees in a right angle
    12 3 B M (S H T R) 3 blind mice (see how they run)
    13 32 is the T in D F at which W F 32 is the temperature in degrees fahrenheit at which water freezes
    14 15 P in a R T 15 players in a rugby team
    15 3 W on a T 3 wheels on a tricycle
    16 100 C in a R 100 cents in a rand
    17 11 P in a F (S) T 11 players in a football (soccer) team
    18 12 M in a Y 12 months in a year
    19 13 is UFS 13 is unlucky for some
    20 8 T on a O 8 tentacles on a octopus
    21 29 D in F in a L Y 29 days in february in a leap year
    22 27 B in the N T 27 books in the new testament
    23 365 D in a Y 365 days in a year
    24 13 L in a B D 13 loaves in a bakers dozen
    25 52 W in a Y 52 weeks in a year
    26 9 L of a C 9 lives of a cat
    27 60 M in a H 60 minutes in a hour
    28 23 P of C in the H B 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body
    29 64 S on a C B 64 squares on a chess board
    30 9 P in S A 9 provinces in south africa
    31 6 B to an O in C 6 balls to an over in cricket
    32 1000 Y in a M 1000 years in a millenium
    33 15 M on a D M C 15 men on a dead mans chest

  28. ARGH! Good for you, but people should STOP POSTING THE ANSWERS. They’re all listed above! Don’t waste your time; we’ve got them all already. 🙂

  29. ummm could u help me. Its homework due friday jan 31..and its killin me can/t get it!!
    88=P.K.
    9=P. in the S.S.
    200=D. for P.G. in M.
    8= S. on a S.S
    1= W. on a U
    5+D in a Z.C.

  30. So wait… Not only are you trying to cheat on your homework, but you’re too lazy to read through the comments above and scam the answers yourself? Excuse me if I don’t feel too inclined to help.

  31. ** Comment spam deleted **

  32. hey folks – as a medical student, 23 P of C in the HB isnt 23 pairs of chromo’s – I think you might be closer if it were 23 parables of Christ in the Holy Bible- which is acurate! Hope this helps! Rhodri

  33. Nope. The human body one actually works on the spreadsheet, whether it’s accurate or not!

  34. nico (south africa)

    April 29, 2004 — 9:26 pm

    finally got it all.

  35. hey, ive got this one…23 P in the HB…does anyone know it? There’s no C so it cant be 23 Pairs of Chromosones in the Human Body…does anyone know? I can’t find it anywhere!!!! It’s for a school class thing…it’s not homework but it’s a comp thing…help me please!!!???

  36. Sounds like a misprint, Lisa.

  37. Hello- I’m new here.

    I have 2 questions.

    Are these called Quantagories?

    I have 1 that I cannot figure it out nor can I find the answer on the internet & would love someone to post the answer.

    1000 = D. of W. in S. I. U.

    Thank you,
    Chris

  38. Was given a quiz like this, and cannot fathom out the following:

    100 T in a SS.

    Anuyone able to help?

    Fiona

  39. I am stuck on 4 R in a RT ON MY HOMEWORK PLZ HELP!!

  40. I’m killing this thread. We’re not a support group for puzzle tragics, especially ones who can’t spell “please” properly.

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