The answer is a year, find it by working out this clue:

The cows first subtract one, almost too rushed brew gins?

  • $\begingroup$ Which one's the actual clue? The title or the text? Could you change your title to be less confusing? The bulk of the puzzle should be in the description. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ Is that "too" suppose to be "two"? Also this confusing is question... $\endgroup$
    – Daedric
    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi The text is the clue, the title is just a catchy paraphrasing of the clue. I've edited it to make it clear. And 'too rushed' is not a typo. $\endgroup$
    – jhabbott
    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:47
  • $\begingroup$ @jhabbott There is "23, 23?" letters, coincidence? $\endgroup$
    – Daedric
    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Daedric yes, although the clue leads to two words, which will lead to the year, so the comma is important. $\endgroup$
    – jhabbott
    Feb 22, 2016 at 2:50

1 Answer 1


The cows first subtract one,

Cows are cattle, and if we move the first letter back one we get battle.

almost too rushed brew gins?

Being too rushed can lead to being hasty. If we remove the last letter and add an anagram of "gins", we get Hastings.

Putting them together, the clue indicates

the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066.


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