Magazine article Word Ways

# The Twelve Days of Christmas

Magazine article Word Ways

# The Twelve Days of Christmas

## Article excerpt

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me ...

A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE (1 + 16 - 1 - 18 + 20 - [{ [square root] 18 - 9} / {- 4 + 7}]) - ([square root of] [-5 + 9 ] + 14 - 1 - 16 + 5 + 1 - 18 - 20 + 18 - 5/5) = 1

2 TURTLE DOVES (20 - 21 + 18 - 20 - 12 + 5 - 4 + 15) x (-22 + 5 + 19) = 2

3 FRENCH HENS [6 x 18] + [-5 + 14]) + 3 + 8 + 8 + 5 - 14 - 19 = 3

4 CALLING BIRDS 3 + 1 + 12 + 12 + 9 + 14 + [square root of] (7 + 2) - 9 - 18 - 4 - 19 = 4

5 GOLD RINGS 7 + 15 - 12 - 4 - 18 - 9 + 14 - 7 + 19 = 5

6 GEESE A-LAYING 7 - 5 + 5 - 19 - [square root of] (5 - 1) + 12 - 1 + 25 - 9 - 14 + 7 = 6

7 SWANS A-SWIMMING 19 - 23 + 1 - 14 + 19 - 1 + ([-19 + 23 ] [-9 + 13]) - [square root of](13 - 9) + 14 - 7 = 7

8 MAIDS A-MILKING 13 - 1 - 9 + 4 + 19 - 1 - 13 + 9 - 12 + 11 + 9 - 14 - 7 = 8

9 LADIES DANCING ( [12 - 1 - 4 + 9 - 5 + 19] [4 - 1]) + 14 - 3 + 9 - 14 - 7 = 9

10 LORDS A-LEAPING (12 - 15 - 18 + 4 + 19 - 1) x (12 - 5 - 1 + 16 + 9 - 14 - 7) = 10

11 PIPERS PIPING 16 + 9 + 16 + 5 - 18 + 19 - 16 - 9 - 16 + [square root of] 9 + (14 / 7) = 11

12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING 4 + 18 + 21 + 13 + 13 + 5 + 18 + 19 - 4 - 18 - 21 - 13 - 13 - 9 - 14 - 7 = 12

SUSAN THORPE

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

thorpeds@hotmail. …

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