Clues are generally a bit too subject to interpretation. For example, the “It began with 2 days and ended with a week” is very confusing when reading your explaination:
The solution starts with 48 (hours in 2 days) and ends with 7 (days in a week)
Well why would we even assume it's about hours? We assume you're talking about days only. The 7 was obvious, the 48 wasn't. I just assumed I had to choose 2 on the first digit cause I had no way to interpret it differently.
“The smallest is the smallest”
Another reference to the physical size, the 2 (3rd digit) is the smallest size
... how is it the "smallest" that is the "smallest"? Aren't you just saying 2 is the smallest number? Cause I mean... that only makes it more confusing.
I was assuming the smallest digit was the smallest number. (like, the first digit was 2)
I mean, all in all, it had kind of sense, but we're getting more and more mixed messages that seem to contradict the solution. We're left to assume and most of the times, we're like "wait what...?" when a clue is dropped. They all try to push you to the same direction, but in the end, some tend to leave you just confused.
When looking at it after completing it, some clues are really, really well thought and with the right level of crypticism (if that is even a word), like “What is the reason for my creation”. But some are weird obstacles. It's neat that you have so many hints to give, it's just too bad they didn't feel exactly good most of the time. Especially since they are free of interpretation.