Fourteen is also:
The weight in ounces of the largest known hen's egg;
The age at which both St Pancras and Rin-Tin-Tin died;
The wattage of the human brain in deep thought;
The days an ant can survive underwater;
The number of sounds the letter 'e' can represent in English;
The average length of an okapi's tongue in inches.
The Numbers Game
You would have no trouble working out '26 L of the A' as Letters of the Alphabet, but these might be a little more taxing:
1 P in a P T
12 L of H
14 L in a S
212 B P of W in D F
501 R (N O) that B L S.
A year's subscription to Games & Puzzles magazine will be awarded to the first five correct answers opened on the morning of Thursday 20 October. All entrants will receive a specimen copy of the magazine. Entries should be marked 'Numbers' and sent to: Pastimes, The Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB.