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Once again, Kitties, you have proved your awesome Smartypants-ness.
Too many of you to list found the correct solution to our little word puzzle yesterday. The answer depends on seeing the word "number" not as a noun or verb referring to numerals, but as the comparative form of the adjective numb.
Once that hurdle was overcome, the answer was clear: My palm's number than my five fingers.
N.B. After some research (thank you Google!) regarding the comparative and superlative degrees of "numb," I find that numb-number-numbest is cited by several sources, pointing out that context should easily differentiate it from "number" (numeric). However, all of those same sources say that "more numb" is perfectly acceptable, perhaps even more graceful, and avoids the ambiguity. Alas, "more numb" ruins the puzzle ;-)