Here is an easy one

This sentence has ______ letters.

Fill in the blanks in with a number in words.

  • $\begingroup$ Please look at the tag wikis before posting puzzles. This is not a logic puzzle. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:31

1 Answer 1


There are two solutions with the implied constraint of the words being numbers:

"thirty-one" and "thirty-three".

However, there are several more possibilities:

  • "more than two" (as @Zandar said)

  • "several"

  • "not exactly fifty"

  • ""

  • "spaces and"

  • "an underscore in place of"

  • "a period after forty-two"

  • "144 characters, 11 of which are digits, 26 of which are spaces, 4 of which are punctuation, and finally 105 of which are"

(Check that last one out, it works.)

  • $\begingroup$ As stated, "more than two" would also work. $\endgroup$
    – Zandar
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:35
  • $\begingroup$ Man, too quick...I wasted 5 minutes in writing the question, u answered it in less than 2 minutes.. $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ No, I expected a number in its words. Look at the title. $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Sid: Titles generally shouldn't have information important to the puzzle. They should describe the puzzle briefly. For instance, I'd title this something like "Self-referential letter count". $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ This question will then be too broad. I expected a number in the words. Answers like several, more than two will be too vague and not an accurate answer. As for the characters, good find that, never expected that although I was just looking for letters. $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Jun 19, 2016 at 6:47

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