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Clue of the Month
Common clues: Due
follower; Uno + due; It's past due; Three, in Napoli; Half of sei;
Amount past due?; Three in Turin; Cremona crowd?; Roman
Related crosswordese: TRES; TREY
6 times a year
in English language:
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Curry Drains His 400th Three-Pointer of the Season
Vietnam, there is a superstition that considers it bad luck to
take a photo with three people in it; it is professed that the
person in the middle will die soon.
is often the largest number written with as many lines as the
number represents. The Romans tired of writing 4 as IIII, instead
using IV, but to this day 3 is written as three lines in Roman and
Chinese numerals. This was the way the Brahmin Indians wrote it,
and the Gupta made the three lines more curved. The Nagari started
rotating the lines clockwise and ending each line with a slight
downward stroke on the right. Eventually they made these strokes
connect with the lines below, and evolved it to a character that
looks very much like a modern 3 with an extra stroke at the
bottom. It was the Western Ghubar Arabs who finally eliminated the
extra stroke and created our modern 3.
Shield of the Trinity is a diagram of the Christian doctrine of
is the first unique prime due to the properties of its
non-collinear points determine a plane and a circle.
natural number is divisible by three if the sum of its digits in
base 10 is divisible by 3. For example, the number 21 is
divisible by three (3 times 7) and the sum of its digits is 2 + 1
= 3. Because of this, the reverse of any number that is divisible
by three (or indeed, any permutation of its digits) is also
divisible by three. For instance, 1368 and its reverse 8631 are
both divisible by three (and so are 1386, 3168, 3186, 3618,
triangle is the only figure which, if all endpoints have hinges,
will never change its shape unless the sides themselves are bent.
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