Letter: Life, the Universe and clever newts

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Sir: The answer to "Why is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything the number 42?" is to be found in the old classic War with the Newts, by the Czech writer Karl Capek. The first calculation carried out by an intelligent newt is - surprise, surprise - 6 x 7 = 42.

BRUCE JACKSON

Preston,

Lancashire

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