# Matchstick Riddle

Disclaimer: This is a matchstick riddle, not puzzle. Oh, and everything is a clue.

Only enter an answer if: it is original. Then, you can release the answer you think it is.

• Would any of [visual], [enigmatic-puzzle], or [stenography] apply here? Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 5:50
• If this weren't a [riddle], I would do 19 = 19 :) Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 5:56
• @riskymysteries: that could still qualify as a minor riddle: where did the two unnecessary matchsticks go/ get double-placed?
– smci
Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 7:05
• @smci in risky's answer there is no unnecessary matchstick, just that the 9 is represented differently. Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 7:22
• @justhalf: I know, or equivalently you can hide the bottom-segment in both 9's by laying it on any other matchstick, and conform to standard 7-segment format.
– smci
Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 7:28

1990

Explanation:

The original movie It was released in 1990. You can make the matchbox thing say 1990 if you use the 2 sticks in the equal sign and the existing 4 in the 4. It would look like

• Great Job! I thought I made it too complicated... Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 17:54
• @AkshayaGunnam At first I did not understand the question then I solved it pretty easily. Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 17:57
• What does "it waste released" mean? Which movie?
– DrD
Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 18:55
• I think you mean: the movie 'It' was released in 1990. Actually it was a TV miniseries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_%28miniseries%29
– smci
Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 20:30
• @DrD My bad I meant was Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 20:33