Puzzle time

My Mum sent me this on a piece of paper ages ago; it’s been sitting in my office waiting for me to digitise it so I can recycle the increasingly frayed piece of paper…

Each of the following represents a short well-known (or maybe not so well-known) phrase. The puzzle is: what’s the phrase? To get your started, the first one is “5,4,3,2,1 Thunderbirds Are Go!”.

  1. 54321 TAG
  2. 200 P to PG in M
  3. 516 & NBK
  4. 6 W of H the E
  5. 3 S to H
  6. 18 VA
  7. 11 DS is the CH
  8. 5 GR
  9. 9 L of a C
  10. 24 C means PG
  11. 2 Q in a C
  12. 2 LDBs on a W
  13. 50 W to LYL (PS)
  14. 50 S of A
  15. 24 BB in a P
  16. 1001 AN
  17. LBA 40
  18. 10 D in D
  19. 8 is the SR of SF
  20. 3 M & a B
  21. 39S (JB)

Answers in the comments section? I hope I’ve read her handwriting correctly. :-)

6 Responses to “Puzzle time”

  1. Pixi
    April 24th, 2008 | 4:05 pm

    2. 200 pounds to pass go in monopoly
    4. 6 wives of henry the 8th
    8. 5 go-old rings!
    9. 9 lives of a cat
    15. 24 blackbirds baked in a pie
    19. 8 is the square root of sixty four
    20. 3 men and a baby

  2. April 24th, 2008 | 5:01 pm

    Ahh, that old formula :)

    5. 3 steps to heaven
    10. 24 carats means pure gold
    13. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon… don’t know it but I know the title and googled the artist, is that cheating?)
    16. 1001 Arabian Nights
    17. Life begins at 40
    21. (The) Thirty-nine Steps (John Buchan)

  3. Rich
    April 24th, 2008 | 8:44 pm

    Well… it seems that you can’t read your Mum’s handwriting or she’s majorly leet…

    3 is S16 & NBK — sweet 16 and never been kissed

    Caveat Gimbo

  4. Rich
    April 24th, 2008 | 8:50 pm

    11. 2 Quavers in a Crotchet

  5. April 27th, 2008 | 11:55 am

    Ha ha, yeah, Sweet 16 it must be; I was unsure about that one. OTOH, as you know, my Mum is majorly leet. :-)

  6. Mick
    April 28th, 2008 | 7:22 pm

    Can someone let me know the answers to 18, 6 and 7. I think 18 is 10 dimes in a dollar