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Post  Numptyz on Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:33 am

The origin of the word ditloid is apparently from a cryptic crossword clue which appeared several years ago in the UK Daily Express newspaper: 1 = DitLoID, whose answer was One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, which incidentally is a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Many ditloids adhere to the structure of the original crossword clue, that is, a number followed by the equals sign (=) then the abbreviation. Others have a more flexible format, which enables a wider variety of information and facts to be used in their creation, like the ditloids below.
Here's an example of the format used in the ditloids puzzles below: 12 M I T Y - (Answer, 12 months in the year)
How many of the following ditloids can you answer?

7 B F 7 B -
101 D -
3 B M -
T 10 C -
366 D I A L Y

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Post  demsbones on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:37 pm

these are preaty fun lets see

7 brides for 7 brothers
101 dalmations
3 blind mice
not sure on the T 10 C but working on it
and 366 days in a leap year
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Post  Numptyz on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:55 pm

Keep going on T 10 C... The others are right !!!

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Post  demsbones on Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:35 pm

ahhh got it The 10 comandments
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Post  Numptyz on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:47 am

Well done dems !!!

T 39 S -
6 W O H T E -
A B A T 40 T -
T 7 W O T W -
50 W T L Y L

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Post  demsbones on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:12 am

now youre pushing it a bit lol might take me a while lol
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Post  Numptyz on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:48 am

Hehehe..... rubs hands with satisfaction !!!!








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Post  demsbones on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:32 pm

think the first is the 39th street
or maybe im thinking of miricle on so and so street cant remember the no lol
stiull working on the rest


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Post  demsbones on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:36 pm

hmm
6 wives of henery the eighth

ali baba and the 40 thieves

50 ways to leave youre lover

the 7 wonders of the world
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Post  Numptyz on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:47 am

The first one was The 39 Steps... a book by John Buchan and made into a film
Todays offering is musical ditloids for a change.... they will all contain the word by ...eg..

7 L G (S I T B S) B P E - Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat) by Paul Evans

2 T B F G T H -

S 2 B B -

2 H B A 1 B U 2 -

T 1812 O B T -

3 L B B B M A T W -


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Post  gallowlaw on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:56 am

The 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
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Post  gallowlaw on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:05 am

Ooh, and two hearts beat as one, by U2.
Stop it. I am supposed to be working.
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Post  Numptyz on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:45 am

Yep.... those two are right what about the rest ????

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