School-Safe Puzzle Games

## Clever & Short

A hundred and one by fifty divide,

And next let a cipher be duly applied

And if the result you should rightly divine,

You’ll find that the whole makes but one out of nine.

This one is a bit of a challenge, so won’t unmask any submitted answers until Wednesday or Thursday.

### 10 Comments to “Clever & Short”

1. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

I think this can be the answer:
1) 101/ 50
cipher:
step 1: takes away the last digit of both numbers–>10/5=2
step 2: append the taken digits in the order numerator&denominator—> 1&0–> 10
step3: substract the result of step 1 from the result of step 2—-> 10 – 2 = 8
the whole makes 9 but 1(9-1)—>8 I think it could be.

2. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Another way: (for the divine phrase)
1)101/50
cipher:
step 1: appende the first 2 digits of both numbers 1 & 5 =15
step 2: take away the last number of the denominator: 5
step 3 : divide result of step1 from result of step2 15/5=3
step 4: replicate result of step 3—> 33( the age of christ when he died)
step 5: mirror on Y axis the first 3 of the age and stuck it on the other 3 —> 8

8 that is 9 but 1(9-1)
Again i think it could be, but at least i tried

3. columbusjones | Profile

Clio, one of nine muses.

101 is CI in roman numerals, and 50 is L, so if you “divide” CI by L, you get CLI.

Took me a while to remember that a cipher can also mean the number zero, so if yod apply a cipher, you end up with CLI0, or Clio.

4. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

CLI = 100 (C) DIVIDED BY 50 (L) IN ROMAN NUMERALS

TO GET ONE OF THE NINE MUSES.

CLIO

5. SolarFlare | Profile

In Roman numerals 101 is C1 and 50 is L. So, “Divide 101 by 50” becomes “Divide C1 by L”. One way of doing this is: “CL1”.

The word “cipher” in olden times meant “zero” (which is the origin of the word), so add zero to the end of “CL1” making “CL10”. Finally, change the 1 to an i and the zero to the letter O to make CLIO.

Clio was one of nine muses in Greek mythology.

6. da Moose | Profile

The “cipher” is 0.055

7. Anastasia11 | Profile

Clio

8. bizarette18 | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Clio

9. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Clio is a nice answer, every day is good to learn something new, the nine muses, clio, thats a genius answer, its like a Sam Lyod problem

10. RK | Founder | Profile

Hi Suineg- I probably should of added the word ‘riddle’ somewhere to give some more guidance on the type of answer we were looking for. Sorry about that