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116 Y = L of the H Y W

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:#5936
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:*** (2.32)
Category:Letter-Equations
Submitted By:dewtell*us******
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



116 Y = L of the H Y W





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Comments

trymah
Aug 16, 2002

a good teaser, but a few people do not consider the 100 years war an official war. some consider it a series of skurmishes that never really had any solution
mad-adeAhu*
Aug 18, 2002

regardless of what it was, it is still refered to as the hundred year war. Well done Dewtell
dewtell*us*
Aug 19, 2002

Thanks for your comments. The reason I thought this would make a good teaser is that it involves an odd or surprising fact about a (somewhat) familiar event. I find it ironic that the Hundred Year's War was not in fact a hundred years long (except in a very crude approximation).
klopper
Aug 21, 2002

got it (after the hint!)
crosseyek_17
Dec 30, 2002

that was hard i didn't even think of that
PineappleMamaAus*
Jun 06, 2006

And here I thought I was bad at math!!
mathisnice*us*
Apr 25, 2010

Good teaser.
sashomarineAus*
Jan 30, 2017

I've always found it funny that the Hundred Year War was not actually 100 years long...

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