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Pastimes: Perplexity

Last time, we asked, in celebration of last Sunday's 9.6.96 date, how many dates there are in a century which, with the dots removed, are the same upside down.

Now take a look at tomorrow's date. It's the 16th of June, 16.6.96, which works perfectly as a multiplication sum: 16 x 6= 96.

So no prizes for guessing this week's question. How many such dates are there in a century?

A Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia awaits a correct answer. Answers, by 26 June, to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

1 June answers:

Saturday Pastimes (masses data purity); The Independent (Pet Hen Intended); Canary Wharf (far ranch way).

Winner: Pete Bendal (Exmouth).