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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Decimal Day - 2/16/16

45 years ago yesterday the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalized their currencies, thus doing away with the system in which the British pound (abbreviated with a script L) was divided into 20 shillings (abbreviated s), each of which was worth 20 pence (abbreviated with a d ... you'll find out why in the  puzzle).  I found today's Colorado puzzle particularly interesting, as it required learning about that old monetary system in its official version as well as some of the slang words I'd heard of, but wasn't sure exactly what they meant.  So, the puzzle really is about pre-1971 British money, although the title is:


Tomorrow we'll ...

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