# Caving by Numbers?

I was recently shown a puzzle linking common sayings, phrases and the like with numbers. Only the first letter of each word was presented along with a number as a clue to the content of the phrase. I thought it might be interesting to devize a similar puzzle on a caving theme and present the results as a prize competition. 3 prizes of caving books will be awarded to the best 3 entrants. Some of the solutions may be pretty obscure so do not be afraid to enter if there are many you cannot solve!

Example: 3 = E.T.O.F.D (3 = Entrances To Ogof Fynnon Ddu)

There are 6 categories. Points are awarded by degree of difficulty/obscurity.

## Croydon CC related: (Points)

 1985 = F.Y.A.G.P 1 1964 = F.Y.O.C.C.C. 1 16 = B.I.G.P 1 69 = T.E.O.P!! 1 1.5 = M.H.F.P.N.A.G.P (£) 2 6 = D.A.O.C 3 3 = E.P.O.C.C.C.C 4

## South Wales Caving:

 8 = S.I.L.N.R.C 1 15 = E.T.P.Y.O 1 5 = P.I.P.D 1 1994 = D.O.O.D 2 1912 = F.Y.O.E.A.D.Y.O 3 308 = D.O.D.C.I.G.B (m) 3 1984 = F.E.O.O.Y.D.C 4

## Other UK Caving Areas:

 5 = P.I.R.R 1 25 = S.I.W.H 2 365 = D.O.G.G.M.S (ft) 3 800 = D.T.T.I.D (ft) 4

## International:

 1112 = D.O.T.G.B(m) 1 40.2 = A.O.S.C (acres) 2 260 = H.C.E.I.E. (ft) 4

## General (?) Knowledge & Equipment:

 10 = S.E.L.R.S (inches) 1 1.2 = V.O.O.N.C 2 32 = M.H.O.S (ft) 3 5 = M.N.G.O.C.S (BCRA) 4 15 = S.O.B.I.G.B 5

Maximum Score = 60

Rock Breaker: In the event of a tie answer the following in no more than 10 words:-

'I joined Croydon Caving Caving Club Because...'

The judges decision is final. Please do not attempt to extort further clues from me. I am not open to bribery (unless you try very hard indeed!).

Author:
Chris Fry