You're given the following list of numbers:

10, 16, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 41, 79, 82, 111, 148, 153

Hint 1:

This question is correctly tagged; part of the puzzle is trying to figure out what type of puzzle it is.

Hint 2:

The list has sixteen entries.

Hint 3:

It's not a puzzle, but the solution is definitely related.

Hint 4:

The three largest numbers are related.

Hint 5:

41 is about two times 20.

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    $\begingroup$ To the downvoters: Please avoid downvoting without leaving a comment on why the post was downvoted. $\endgroup$ Nov 2, 2020 at 19:45
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    $\begingroup$ I'm definitely not a downvoter, but most likely the downvotes come from the disregarding of the hint. $\endgroup$ Nov 2, 2020 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ I have a sneaking suspicion this puzzle might receive a final edit after it is solved...! ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 4, 2020 at 7:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv I can't read your mind but I do think you've found out what type of puzzle it is. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Nov 4, 2020 at 8:27
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    $\begingroup$ i think this might be a connect wall puzzle. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2020 at 16:17

1 Answer 1


Here is my guess:

The numbers, when plotted on a number line, appear more clustered in some areas than others. This may be a hint to morse code.


The clusters appear to correspond to ..- -. - . .. in morse code.
This spells UNTEI which can be rearranged to "UNITE" (or "untie")

UNITE makes sense as an answer since you must unite numbers to create the dashes in morse code.

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    $\begingroup$ With the anagram it's a bit of a stretch. $\endgroup$ Nov 3, 2020 at 0:54
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    $\begingroup$ @riskymysteries Also the fact that sometimes there are 2 and another time 3 in a cluster makes me feel that it might not have been intended. It might not be completely off, though. $\endgroup$ Nov 3, 2020 at 1:12
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    $\begingroup$ Nice try, but I'm thinking of something completely different. (I will post more hints if they are necessary.) $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Nov 3, 2020 at 7:01

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