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### Numerology

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 A The number of contestants who appeared at one time on the riddle-based, Geoff Edwards-hosted game show "Jackpot" B Take a positive integer. If it's even, divide it by 2. If it's odd, triple it and add 1. Whichever of these you do, count it as one step. Repeat until you get to 1. The number, between 1 and 50 inclusive, which requires the greatest number of steps to get to 1. C The number of different symmetry classes (plane crystallographic groups) which can be used to tile the plane D The number of times, in one 24-hour period, that the hands of a clock are pointing in the same direction E The number of players, from both sides, in a game of Quidditch F According to Billy Joel, it's the time when "the regular crowd rushes in" G The number of puzzle pieces needed to be fitted for the game "Superfection" H During 2000, on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", the number of times that the dollar value of a question is twice the value of the previous question I The number of different, legal, first moves in Shogi J The number of red numbered cards in a standard Uno deck K The number of Jewish Beastie Boys L The number of different prime factors (1 is not prime) of the phone number in the title of Tommy Tutone's biggest hit, with the phone number taken as a seven-digit integer M The maximum number of high card points possible in one hand of bridge, not counting distributional points N In tic-tac-toe, if X makes the first move in a corner, the number of different first moves for O that leave a winning position for X O The smallest possible number in the N column of a bingo card P If Chicken McNuggets are sold in 6, 9, and 20 packs, the largest number of McNuggets that it's impossible to purchase exactly. Q The number of obstacles in the Double Dare obstacle course R The number of "seconds of sex" in a Monty Python's Flying Circus episode, followed by the suggestion "All right, you can stop now." S In Stratego, the number of blue pieces (including the flag,) that would be removed from the board immediately after attack by a red Miner T The standard TCP/IP port for Telnet U In pocket billiards, it's the brown striped ball V The number of TV screens in the bonus round of the game show "Wipeout" W The number in the designation of Luke Skywalker's "Red" X-Wing fighter in the movie "Star Wars" X The number of cards in the tableau at the beginning of a game of Klondike solitaire Y The number of spaces (including blocked ones) on the playing board of the original arcade game version of "Ataxx" Z In the original "You Don't Know Jack," it's "The Question that Cares" ! The number of categories used in all rounds in one episode of "The \$100,000 Pyramid" @ The sum of the room numbers in the EX diagram in a straight row of four hexes whose end rooms add to 13 # The maximum number of points that can be scored (by one hand) during the count in six-card Cribbage \$ The sum of the cardinal (not ordinal) numbers in the quote that begins "First, shalt thou take out the..." and ends with "...who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." % The number of lattice points (points where both coordinates are integers) that satisfy the equation ^ The number of possible starter letters in the game Scattergories & Number in the title of the only George Burns/Charlie Schlatter movie * ( If a "flip" button were added to Tetris in addition to the "rotate" button, the game would need this many fewer pieces ) In the board game "Ubi", the number of letters on the Rubicon Reticle ? The number of spaces on the main (playing) board of the board game Touche (you know, the one where little magnets make your pieces flip over?)