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## 147

Letter Equations are well known phrases or facts where the key words have been replaced with the first letter of that word. These are often in the form of an equation, which contain a number, an = sign and the rest of the obscured phrase or fact.

 Puzzle ID: #12244 Fun: (2.12) Difficulty: (2.94) Category: Letter-Equations Submitted By: phildunphy

147 = M B in S

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 jimbo May 21, 2003 The hint was good. But, if 155 is possible then 147 is not the maximum. How about Highest? I guessed it anyway. Codammanus May 21, 2003 This is the second (or third) time Snooker has "teased" me. I still haven't researched it. I will before it Sneaks me again. Good one. norcekri Jul 23, 2005 Right! I think that "this could change" should cover this teaser (now). dutchymonster Jul 23, 2005 A single break can only be 147! Would you like to explain how you can get 155 in a single break please phildunphy Jul 24, 2005 147 is the maximum ammount possible from the value of the balls on the table. However it is possible that there could be a free-ball awarded, when no reds have been potted and a foul has been committed leaving your opponent snookered on all reds. You can then nominate a coloured ball to become in effect a red. You then pot this ( it is replaced on the table ) and follow it up with a black, thus giving you 8 points. With the potential to score another 147 points still avaliable to you. Hope this clears things up dutchymonster Jul 26, 2005 Thanks for clearing that up good point FreddyPharkas Jul 16, 2006 Good teaser I remember watching Kirk Stevens get close to beating 147 back in the 80s, but he messed up eventually. CountdownCrispy Nov 25, 2006 The highly unlikely event of someone scoring 155 in one break actually happened; in a practice frame in 2005, Jamie Cope did exactly what is described in phildunphy's comment - and rewrote snooker history in the process. Still, a good little teaser. I like a bit of the ol' snooker. phildunphy Nov 25, 2006 I have a feeling that someone has bettered 147 recently in a proffessional match ! But not a 155