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The professor was standing on his head as I entered his study. "Good day," I greeted him. "Good morrow," he corrected me. "For tomorrow is the ninth of June - 9.6.96 - which, if you remove the dots between the digits, is the same upside down."

Writing dates in standard form, with no zero before single-digit months and days, how many such dates are there in a century? A Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia awaits the first correct answer opened on 19 June. Answers to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

25 May answer:

Semen, tallow, gelatin (allows gentleman tie); bacon, lettuce, tomato (to accountable totem).

Winner: Miss DME Sheppard. (Mayfield, Sussex)