21 EQUATIONS TO SOLVE

Greg Pliska

Each “word equation” is a common group (e.g., 24 = L. in the G.A. is “solved” as “24 letters in the Greek alphabet”). The parenthetical number identifies which item from the group is important. Take the first letter of that item, in clue order, to spell the answer phrase HELLS RIVER WAS HIS DEBUT. “Hell’s River” (aka “The Man From Hell’s River”) was Rin Tin Tin’s first movie.

RIN TIN TIN is the correct answer to this puzzle.

 letter list item formula # in list meaning H human 71 = W. in the I. to the D. of I. 6 words in the introduction to the Declaration of Independence E Eroica 9 = S.C. by L.V.B. 3 symphonies composed by Ludwig van Beethoven L Lajoie 8 = T.C.W. in the A.L. 1 Triple Crown Winners in the American League L Leviticus 5 = B. of the B. in the T. 3 books of the bible in the Torah S shit 7 = G.C.'s W.Y.C.S. on T. 1 George Carlin's words you can't say on television R Roentgen 173 = W. of the N.P. in P. 1 winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics I iota 24 = L. in the G.A. 10 letters in the Greek alphabet V Venus 9 = P. in the S.S. (N.C.S.) 2 planets in the solar system (not counting Sedna) E Electric Company 28 = P. on a M.G.B. 8 properties on a Monopoly game board R radon 6 = N.G. on the P.T. of the E. 6 noble gases on the periodic table of the elements W Waldheim 7 = S.-G. of the U.N. 4 Secretaries-General of the United Nations A Aldrin 12 = M. who have W. on the M. 2 men who have walked on the moon S South Pacific 57 = T.A. for B.M. 2 Tony Awards for Best Musical H hop on the bus, gus 50 = W. to L.Y.L. 4 ways to leave your lover I indigo 7 = C. of the R. 6 colors of the rainbow S statistics 3 = K. of L. (according to M.T.) 3 kinds of lies (according to Mark Twain) D Dr. No 7 = J.B.F.S.S.C. 1 James Bond films starring Sean Connery E Eisenhower 43 = P. of the U.S. 34 Presidents of the United States B Baptism 7 = S. in the C.C. 1 sacraments in the Catholic Church U Ulysses 3 = N.W. by J.J. 2 novels written by James Joyce T Think Win-Win 7 = H. of H.E.P. 4 Habits of Highly Effective People