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I’m the first course of a wise man’s meal,

A number two titan with legs of steel.

More than a hundred, less than few.

Coming or going it’s just the same,

I'm only five, now what’s my name?

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Stars (etc)?

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multi theories and formula, numerology, tablet

hehe

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Nothing yet. Some are almost right on the number; keep trying.

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Pi ..

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thunderstorm

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Nothing so far. No one can seem to get this one's number. Looks like Plainglazed is needed to wrap this one up.

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prime (number s)

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prime (number s)

Sounds promising; have one in mind, Einstein?

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one

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one

No, sorry. (And I meant Eisenstein, not Albert . . . oops)

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eleven

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5 (I'm only 5 xP), or 3 (five letters)

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All right, Shakee. You've got me thinking about Dan Marino with his "legs of steel" and 13. But "Coming or going it's just the same" makes me think palindromic. Eleven is the only two-digit prime palindrome, but I can't think of how it would fit with "More than a hundred, less than few." So 101 comes to mind. But "I'm only five" doesn't fit.

So I think I've overthought this one.

And I've really only typed this to organise my thoughts. So it's like I'm talking to myself.

I don't ...

I just caught the Eisenstein reference. So 11 and 101 are both valid still.

101. Made of three, but only two different numbers are used.

That is my answer. I still can't fit "I'm only five," though.

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All right, Shakee. You've got me thinking about Dan Marino with his "legs of steel" and 13. But "Coming or going it's just the same" makes me think palindromic. Eleven is the only two-digit prime palindrome, but I can't think of how it would fit with "More than a hundred, less than few." So 101 comes to mind. But "I'm only five" doesn't fit.

So I think I've overthought this one.

And I've really only typed this to organise my thoughts. So it's like I'm talking to myself.

I don't ...

I just caught the Eisenstein reference. So 11 and 101 are both valid still.

101. Made of three, but only two different numbers are used.

That is my answer. I still can't fit "I'm only five," though.

Okay, so here's further thought/research.

"First course in a wise man's meal" would refer to the first course in a subject (i.e., Math 101).

"I'm only five" might refer to 101 being the sum of 5 primes.

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plain/planeeven if not pleine air (sp)?

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eleven is the 5th sequential (palindromic) prime,

Edited by clinton

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101 is 5 in binary, as well.

I'm convinced of 101.

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101 is 5 in binary, as well.

I'm convinced of 101.

101

Made of three digits, sum of two, binary five, basic course in college, title of Taipei 101 (second highest building in the world).

the phrase 101 has basically become an established part of the English lexicon. Sorry if it seems a bit out there. I just thought it would be a challenge. Plainglazed knows that I can see Taipei 101 from my window on a clear day and he pegged it right away with the "No. 2 titan" phrase, so he shares accolades.

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101

Made of three digits, sum of two, binary five, basic course in college, title of Taipei 101 (second highest building in the world).

the phrase 101 has basically become an established part of the English lexicon. Sorry if it seems a bit out there. I just thought it would be a challenge. Plainglazed knows that I can see Taipei 101 from my window on a clear day and he pegged it right away with the "No. 2 titan" phrase, so he shares accolades.

Shakeepuddn, what did you mean by your comment on post # 61?

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Shakeepuddn, what did you mean by your comment on post # 61?

Hi Clinton. I tried to give a hint when I referred to you as Einstein when you were after primes, but it was an unconscious typo. I meant to say Eisenstein. 101 is an Eisenstein prime number.

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