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Title: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 09 Nov 2012, 07:04
It starts with the meeting of two failures.
They next bring about two who they thought others would admire.
But ending wrong THIS had to pay dearly.

What is it?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Calin Leafshade on 09 Nov 2012, 09:05
Sounds like an election.

Is it a country? The US?
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Post by: Andail on 09 Nov 2012, 10:00
I give up. Is it a cheese?
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Nov 2012, 20:11
No it's none of the above.  I'm not going to give up the answer so quickly though.  However, I will say, the clues are in there.  The wording is designed to be the clue.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ghost on 09 Nov 2012, 20:36
It starts with the meeting to two failures.
Phantasmagoria and Duke Nukem Forever.

They next bring about two who they thought others would admire.
Diablo 3 and Windows 8.

But ending wrong THIS had to pay dearly.
Er... Blue Screen of Death?

What is it?
Duke wrestles large ham actors on other people's servers running a new OS, and then the system crashes.

This doesn't even sound THAT far-fetched. Did I get it?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 09 Nov 2012, 20:52
I get that it's probably about letters being added to form a word, and then there's something about the ending of the word, etc etc... am I on the right track?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 09 Nov 2012, 21:08
The Duke Nukem idea was wrong.

Andail is on the right track.
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Post by: Baron on 10 Nov 2012, 01:40
It starts with the meeting to two failures.
They next bring about two who they thought others would admire.
But ending wrong THIS had to pay dearly.

What is it?

Is this EXACTLY how the riddle is supposed to go, or are you paraphrasing?  For instance, it would seem more correct if it started "with the meeting of two failures" and next they "bring about two whom they thought others would admire."   

Regardless, my guess is the Florida Fertilizer & Agricultural Association.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 10 Nov 2012, 21:03
Ah, you're right.  It IS supposed to be OF two failures.

And you're wrong with the answer.
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Post by: Atelier on 10 Nov 2012, 23:29
It starts with the meeting of two failures.

So like, you begin with a compound of two synonyms of failure? Only obvious one is defeat. Or it could mean a failure in the sense of 'engine failure' but that's unlikely.

Yet I'm thinking the answer is actually physically inside the riddle? 'Meeting' 'about (around)' 'ending' are all sort of prepositional in this context.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Volcan on 10 Nov 2012, 23:42
Disney bought LucasFilm?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 11 Nov 2012, 01:02
The riddle could have been asked at any time.  I mean before the time of modern civilization and even most ancient ones.

Things like whom vs who, it's just various versions of english grammar.
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Post by: Stupot on 11 Nov 2012, 01:04
I think it is a trilogy of some sort, but can't think what...

Is it The Hunger Games?
1. Katniss and Peeta, both District 12 dwellers with nothing going for them.
2. Erm... can't see how that fits.
3. THIS = The hunger games themselves  - I won't spoil the ending.

Or is it.. 50 Shades trilogy?
Or Millennium Trilogy?

Or it doesn;t actually have to be a trilogy really. Could just be a movie or a book and the riddle gives us the basic plot structure, and the 'THIS' which pays dearly is the title of the book/movie.

Or am I just barking up the wrong tree altogether?



Haha, as I was typing you write that... I guess they didn't have The Hunger Games before modern civilization... :(
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 11 Nov 2012, 01:37
The riddle could have been asked at any time.  I mean before the time of modern civilization and even most ancient ones.


Setting aside the anachronisms of ancient civilizations being able to comprehend a riddle in modern English, I suppose you mean that the answer is somehow contained within the riddle itself and does not relate to things in the modern world, as such. 

1) Well, let's start with the obvious: THIS = THIS (thus THIS has to pay dearly).  Some of those early riddles are that simple, but surely the answer has to be more clever than that?

2) Two failures might be two minus signs, and the meeting might be the vertical joint used in serif fonts that make the letter "I".  The two they thought others would admire might be the two marks that make the letter "t", implying the possibility that someone, somewhere, for some reason might admire a cross.  Thus we have the word "It", which starts the riddle: "It starts with....    But ending wrong: when I see something wrong I *tsk*, which kind of sounds like "ch".  So the wrong ending of "It" might be "ch", which gives you "Itch", in which case it is your skin that pays dearly with the rashes, and the abrasions, and the blood and the gore and the Moohaven-nyu-hay!
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Post by: Ghost on 11 Nov 2012, 01:43
Moohaven-nyu-hay!
Gesundheit!

Really any time? But it would only make sense for a civilised human, yes? It's not something completely abstract that even a caveman could ponder? I don't want to twist your words, but we are talking about an actual riddle here, right?
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Post by: Stee on 11 Nov 2012, 03:56
Life / The world
It starts with the meeting of two failures.

The big bang

They next bring about two who they thought others would admire.

switching from science back to make believe, Adam and Eve?

But ending wrong THIS had to pay dearly.

Eve betrayed god and humans paid dearly by being able to suffer pain in childbirth

I have no idea, but I think it's something profound, like Life
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Corby on 11 Nov 2012, 04:22
My guess:

Art?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 11 Nov 2012, 05:52
No.  It's still not any of those things.

While ONE of the ways to solve the riddle is actually based on it being written in English the thing that I'm talking about has been around since recorded history.

Stee is CLOSE to the answer but not quite there.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cleanic on 11 Nov 2012, 11:24
Following Stee's idea into a more specific answer... HUMANITY had to pay for their mistakes (Adam-Eve's)? (also their sons Abel and Cain were kinda attention whores towards God, seeking his admiration?) Didn't find anything like "mankind" or "humans" in the riddle though...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Tabata on 11 Nov 2012, 12:28
I'd go the same direction with Stee and Cleanic and presume the human being is meant here (in relation to what he has been done to nature and that he always has to pay for it - sometime and somehow)!
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Post by: Stupot on 11 Nov 2012, 19:43
Yeah, now that people have said life/humans/mankind etc, that seems to fit.  But that's not stopping me from trying to think of an alternative solution ;)
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Post by: Baron on 11 Nov 2012, 19:59
Wasn't Seth also a son of Adam & Eve?  And Able was hardly a failure.... unless you count being murdered as a failure.

Is it something to do with misogyny?  The two failures are two X chromosomes (X for wrong = failure).  So a woman starts with "two failures", and they bring about two things that a woman has that others might admire....  Anybody got a bead on this?  Ponch?  But it always ends wrong with an old battleaxe harping about your dirty socks on the floor and your toilet aim.  So in the end MAN pays dearly.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 11 Nov 2012, 20:17
You're not getting the actual meaning...

Here's a hint: the word "Failures" was chosen for another reason than it's meaning.  I could have also used Fakes, Fames, or Familiars.  These three have one thing in common that works for the riddle.
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Post by: Andail on 11 Nov 2012, 20:41
Yeah, the F's are pretty obvious (F being a fail grade), especially since you confirmed my being on the right track with letters building a word.

Although two letters that have to do with admiration? I'm lost there.
Edit: Unless it's simply two A's.
FAFA? Nope, still lost.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stee on 11 Nov 2012, 21:16
Faith
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 11 Nov 2012, 21:24
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Yeah, the F's are pretty obvious (F being a fail grade), especially since you confirmed my being on the right track with letters building a word.

If it was just "f" that I was referring to, then I could have used a myraid of words, not just the ones I refer to.

You need to analyze EVERYTHING in the riddle.  The ENTIRETY of the wording.  It describes a thing, sure, but there's also clues in how it's worded.

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Faith

No.  While that word had the prerequisite for one of the words I could have used instead of failures, that single word "failures" is NOT the key to solving the riddle.

If no one gets the idea by tomorrow I'll post another riddle that may help give some insight to what I'm referring to.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Corby on 11 Nov 2012, 21:51
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No.  While that word had the prerequisite for one of the words I could have used instead of failures

So, for example, "It starts with the meeting of two ferrets." wouldn't work? The "F" and "A" is the key to the first line?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 11 Nov 2012, 22:54
The Holy Trinity?

1. FAther (Jesus had two FAthers - Joseph and God)
2. Son. (Everyone admired him... 'Jesus' is a two syllable word)
3. Holy Spirit (I don't know, it's just a bloody guess for Christ's sake!)


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But ending wrong...
I think the word we are after ends with a 'g', or maybe with 'ng'.
Can't for the life of me think what the word might be though... Faffing?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cleanic on 12 Nov 2012, 00:10
FAilures adMIre dearLY... FAMILY?
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Post by: Stee on 12 Nov 2012, 01:29
I'm getting FATHIS, which assuming the ending is wrong, Fathers.

Other than that I have no clue, nor do I understand the context of the riddle if that is the answer so I am assuming that is not it.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 12 Nov 2012, 05:26
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FAilures adMIre dearLY... FAMILY?

YES!  You got it!

To fully explain the riddle though look at it this way:

It STARTS with the meeting of TWO FAilures.
See the word STARTS with the first TWO letters of the last word.

They NEXT bring about TWO who they thought others would adMIre.
Moving on, the next TWO letters are the NEXT two letters in the last word.

But ENDING wrong this had to pay dearLY.
By now the pattern of taking two letters should be clear so you END the word with the last two of the final word.

While the riddle has a grim outlook on it, it describes a family.  Two individuals (in this case a man and a woman who were failures at what they did) met, and they had two children whom they thought others would admire.  However, since the parents were such failures the children didn't do so great and the family had to pay dearly.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: veryweirdguy on 12 Nov 2012, 07:00
Is it a cheese?

I'm still going with this.
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Post by: Andail on 12 Nov 2012, 09:43
Woah, I'm super-impressed that Cleanic solved it! You're gonna love my GiP, Cleanic, ha ha, *pitch*

I still don't quite agree with the second-layer description of the riddle, but it was ok.
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Post by: Stupot on 12 Nov 2012, 11:40
Ahhh, well played Cleanic.  I was barking in the wrong forest :(
Not a bad riddle though.  You got any more like that, Renodox? Or anyone?
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Post by: Cleanic on 12 Nov 2012, 11:46
Ahhh so that was it? Sorry I didn't put it in a spoiler :undecided:
I've already played the first chapter Andail, great work! Sorry guys, i'm too lazy to give feedback to all the games i play
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 13 Nov 2012, 10:46
This one requires something different.  There is no hidden word but word play can still be used or just some rather obscure knowledge.

If it were in manga,
It would know kung-fu.
If you don't know what it is,
Think, "I don't understand you."

What is it?
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Post by: Ghost on 13 Nov 2012, 15:59
A Chinese, most likely female: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimeChineseGirl?from=Main.ChineseGirl
I always think "I don't understand you" when someone speaks Chinese, too.

Can't be that simple, though. Or could it?  (laugh)
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Post by: Stee on 13 Nov 2012, 17:17
Jackie Chan
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Nov 2012, 20:33
No it's not that easy.  Both are wrong.
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Post by: Kweepa on 14 Nov 2012, 00:21
Why are they wrong?
These puzzles are silly.
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Nov 2012, 02:38
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Why are they wrong?
These puzzles are silly.

Because those aren't the answer that the riddle is looking for.  The puzzles may be silly, but riddles are silly.  If you don't like them, don't bother with the thread.

Seriously though, if it was THAT easy, it wouldn't be much of a puzzle.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cleanic on 14 Nov 2012, 09:18
Does manga
mean that there's something that has to be read backwards in some way?
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Nov 2012, 10:15
Nope.  You're not on the right track there.  Word play can be used with manga, but there's a little more to it than that if you want to go a different route.
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Post by: Ilyich on 14 Nov 2012, 10:34
The first thing that came to my mind was a panda from Ranma 1/2, but kung fu-figthing pandas have become such a cliche lately, so I'm guessing that's not it. :) And I can't make heads or tails of the "I don't understand you" bit.
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Post by: Andail on 14 Nov 2012, 20:25
There's this myth - I believe it's a myth anyways - about how the name for some exotic animal, I think it was Kangaroo, was actually the natives way of saying "I don't understand you". So when the settlers/explorers pointed at the animal in question, the aborgines or whatever just said they couldn't understand.

Lead?
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Nov 2012, 22:43
Yeah, it's a lead, though, technically, you figured out the puzzle.  The correct answer was indeed "Kangaroo."

Other clues in the riddle were this:

In manga, as a response to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, another comic was made: Adolecent Kung-Fu Kangaroos.  The comic didn't last very long but it was there.

The word play is that if you tried to use rhymes with the final words in the first two sentences, you could also get it: Manga rhymes with Kanga, and Fu rhymes with roo.
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Nov 2012, 04:45
I'm running out of ideas but here's a fast one:

A direction associated with birds.
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Post by: Stupot on 15 Nov 2012, 07:36
Up.

Unless it's South (as every talks about them flying south for winter but no one ever mentions them flying north for summer :-/ )
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Nov 2012, 21:23
Incorrect on both.

Even if you get the correct answer, however, this time you'll have to explain WHY it's associated with them.  Let's just say, "answers without evidence are useless."
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Post by: Stupot on 15 Nov 2012, 21:59
Alfred Hitchcock. He 'directed' a film called 'The Birds'.
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Post by: Eric on 16 Nov 2012, 01:09
So North by Northwest?
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Post by: Baron on 16 Nov 2012, 03:39
A direction associated with birds.

Ornithophilia.  Oh wait, a DIRECTION....  No idea.
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Nov 2012, 05:04
This one's turning out better than I expected.  Nope, these aren't the answers either.  Good tries though.
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Post by: Stupot on 16 Nov 2012, 16:55
Down.
The small feathers used in pillows :-)
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Post by: Stee on 16 Nov 2012, 18:34
Skywards

and for brownie points I'm going to mumble something about a game called Falling Skywards

**mumble** Falling Skywards **mumble**

 ;)
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Nov 2012, 22:13
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Down.
The small feathers used in pillows :-)

YES!  That's the answer!

Well, I'm out for now, but I'll see if I can come up with some other riddles.
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Post by: Stupot on 16 Nov 2012, 23:29
Hooray! I had a feeling that was right \o/
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Babar on 20 Nov 2012, 16:49
Cloaked in green, and decked in 800 pearls
I waited outside my husband's house, with 800 other girls.

Not a similar solution to Renodox's puzzle, but probably still easy. I've got another one if you guess this one, though (although you could ask a riddle instead). And...I hope it doesn't count overmuch as sexist? :D
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Post by: selmiak on 20 Nov 2012, 19:29
a christmas tree?
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Post by: Stupot on 20 Nov 2012, 19:50
a christmas tree?
I must say, this one had me stumped  :-D
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Post by: Babar on 20 Nov 2012, 19:51
No, it isn't a christmas tree.
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Post by: Stupot on 20 Nov 2012, 19:58
No, it isn't a christmas tree.
Serrrsly?  Unlucky Selmiak, I thought that was a cracking answer.
In that case, it's a pear(L) tree :-D
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Post by: Babar on 20 Nov 2012, 20:10
Hahah...no, not that either.

But you're in the general right direction?
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Post by: Stee on 20 Nov 2012, 22:01
Your 801 wives?  :-D
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Post by: selmiak on 21 Nov 2012, 00:45
and there I was so sure it's the correct answer. All these christmas tree sellsmen hoard their precious female trees outside their houses...
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Post by: Babar on 21 Nov 2012, 04:53
Your 801 wives?  :-D
I'm not so rich that I could afford 640800 pearls for my wives :D.
As I said, selmiak, you're on the right track, but it isn't a tree.
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Post by: Baron on 23 Nov 2012, 01:52
Is it some manner of shrubbery, then?
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Post by: Babar on 23 Nov 2012, 05:31
It...is some manner of plant life.

This is going to become more and more pointless as it devolves into a "Guess a plant" game. Perhaps I can help by saying that the numbers are important?

...Or should I just give the answer?
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Post by: Khris on 23 Nov 2012, 12:43
Pearls = dew drops?
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Post by: Babar on 23 Nov 2012, 16:46
No :(

This is probably totally giving it away, but they are really nice golden pearls...I wouldn't want to give them away.
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Post by: mkennedy on 24 Nov 2012, 02:02
Mistletoe?
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Nov 2012, 11:24
Nice to see that someone else is making riddles now.

I'd say the answer is: a flower.

Flowers are cloaked in green until they open revealing the pollen covered stamens.  Many of them can carry around 800 grains each.  They wait outside of the other flowers (the husbands) and within the flower there is usually a second stamen also with 800 grains of pollen.


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This is going to become more and more pointless as it devolves into a "Guess a plant" game. Perhaps I can help by saying that the numbers are important?

...Or should I just give the answer?

A bit of advice: NEVER just give the answer while people are still trying to figure out the answer.  Clues are great but if you give up and just give the answer due to people not getting the answer right away it defeats the purpose of the riddle.

If you want to put up another riddle before one is answered, then by all means do so.  It won't hurt anything.
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Post by: bicilotti on 24 Nov 2012, 11:51
Nice riddle Babar!
You should really pop your collar! ;)
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Post by: Babar on 24 Nov 2012, 11:54
Bici, that was really the corniest hint ever....

And no, mkennedy and Renodox..neither mistletoe or a flower.
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Nov 2012, 13:07
Then it turned out to be my first idea but I decided against it.

It's corn.

Obviously the mentality is the pearls being the kernals of corn that are within the husk.

I would like to learn the rest of the mentality however.  I don't know what you meant by "husband's house" and "other girls."

And I think if you decide to do more riddles it may be more fun if you didn't offer a new hint every time someone guesses wrong.
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Post by: Babar on 24 Nov 2012, 13:33
You got it right, Renodox!

The riddle may not have been completely "logical" considering I made it up mostly, and then tried fitting it into the rhyme.

Cloaked in green, and decked in 800 pearls
I waited outside my husband's house, with 800 other girls.
Obviously, the ear of corn is cloaked in green, and they have all these pearls (which are supposed to average 800 kernels per ear of corn).
The rest was sort of confusing, I guess. I contemplated replacing "husband" with "father" later, but by then people had already started guessing. The point was the guy was a farmer, who had planted a field of corn (hence the 800 other girls).

Another?

She showed him to his bed at night,
And stood beside his head.
Crying as he lay there,
By the morning she was dead.
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Post by: selmiak on 24 Nov 2012, 14:11
the night? the darkness? something like this?
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Post by: Babar on 24 Nov 2012, 14:54
Nope. Not rain either.
But each line is relevant...
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Post by: Stupot on 24 Nov 2012, 15:37
I thought the 'husband' part was a great part of the clue.  Husbandry is basically another word for farming... So I can totally picture a feild of about 800 corn plants (or Xmas/pear trees) with a 'husband's house', being the farmer's (or treekeeper's) house.

As for the new riddle.  I think it's a candle.
It shows you the way at night (if you can't find the light switch :P)
You can put it on the bedside table.
The wax drips as it melts. Resembles tears.
In the morning it has fully melted and the flame has died.
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Post by: Babar on 24 Nov 2012, 15:52
That was fast! You are absolutely correct, Stupot.


Got one for us?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 24 Nov 2012, 22:07
I have a new riddle:

Birds are we,
And you can see,
That we find it easy,
To fly a distance free,
But we're never in a tree.

Now you must name me.
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Post by: MurrayL on 24 Nov 2012, 23:06
An aeroplane?
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Post by: selmiak on 25 Nov 2012, 01:30
probably NOT a christmas tree...
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Post by: Baron on 25 Nov 2012, 02:58
...To fly a distance free...
An aeroplane?

Nothing is ever free on an aeroplane.  Besides, they sometimes end up in trees when they crash.

I'm thinking it's fat girls.  "Bird" is British slang for girl; "flying" can be a synonym for spanning, and indeed they can span some considerable distances at no cost; and fat girls are never EVER in trees, although sometimes they are found lying near felled timber....  As for naming the particular fat girl... well, that could lead to a whole world of politically incorrect fun.  Who's for it?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 25 Nov 2012, 11:45
Air stewardess/hostess.
She's a bird who gets free air travel as part of her job.
I can't comment on her tree-climbing history though :-/
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 25 Nov 2012, 11:52
No, these answers aren't it.

You're thinking a little TOO far out of the box.
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Nov 2012, 12:26
IS it an actual bird?
Something that can fly but tends not to nest in trees, like Puffins?
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Post by: Baron on 25 Nov 2012, 17:46
So it`s just an everyday normal bird, except that it has some sort of tree allergy so gives them a wide berth?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 26 Nov 2012, 07:47
Yes, it's an actual bird, but it doesn't have any allergies to trees.

If you need another hint I'll give you one, but only if you ask.
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Post by: bicilotti on 26 Nov 2012, 08:27
A seabird? A penguin? A pterosaurs?
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Post by: ThreeOhFour on 26 Nov 2012, 09:15
Albatross.
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Post by: Babar on 26 Nov 2012, 09:24
Batman
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Post by: Haggis on 26 Nov 2012, 10:16
What about Ducks / Geese - they fly long distances but never sit in trees (of their own accord)
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Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 13:55
Another riddle (dunno if this actually is a riddle):

AABCACACC

I made this code up and I have no idea whether it's incredibly easy, super hard or somewhere in-between to break, so let's see! Can anybody tell me what that means.

EDIT: It's just the 9 characters above, the text before and after has nothing to do with it.
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Post by: Cuiki on 26 Nov 2012, 15:06
All all bastard cops are cops are cops cops.

Or some really unmelodic sequence of chords.

Or both.
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Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 15:37
Nope, the first guess I don't suppose was meant seriously, the second one is a neat idea but it's neither chords nor a tone sequence!
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Post by: bicilotti on 26 Nov 2012, 16:53
AABCACACC

I made this code up and I have no idea whether it's incredibly easy, super hard or somewhere in-between to break, so let's see! Can anybody tell me what that means.

What are we supposed to produce to 'solve' this one? A word? A sequence continuation (pretty trivially AABCACACCDECFCFF etc. etc.)?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 17:03
AABCACACC stands for a string of characters, like a word, a phrase, a sentence etc., as you say, it holds meaning, too. It's not nonsense or a sequence continuation or anything like that!

EDIT: I should also mention it IS a 'real' usable code. So the people that know how to decode it (which is extremely easy and quick, no calculations or anything necessary, BTW) will be getting the same exact thing you encoded with it! It's not the first letters to a sentence or anything random like that.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Babar on 26 Nov 2012, 18:39
Another riddle (dunno if this actually is a riddle):

AABCACACC

I made this code up and I have no idea whether it's incredibly easy, super hard or somewhere in-between to break, so let's see! Can anybody tell me what that means.

EDIT: It's just the 9 characters above, the text before and after has nothing to do with it.
"AGS"?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 18:42
Nope, although I would like to know if there's any method you found to convert AABCACACC to AGS :)

If nobody has it by tomorrow I'll start dropping hints!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Babar on 26 Nov 2012, 19:01
Easy!
AAB=A
CAC=G
ACC=S

As I'm sure you realised, I was mostly just reverse engineering what I saw as 3 units of a 3 character code, and figured, on AGS, people would use "AGS" as a thing to code :D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 26 Nov 2012, 19:14
I almost got DKH :). But my algorythm failed to produce the last letter, and I got DKR instead.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 19:21
Haha, well, it's neither AGS nor DKH but it sure is fun seeing you guys try! :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 26 Nov 2012, 21:21
Is it the answers to the first 9 questions on last night's Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Or is it November 23 in the year 13133?
AABCACACC
112313133
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 26 Nov 2012, 21:32
Haha, you'd think there'd be a D in there somewhere, no?

Nah, that wouldn't really be a 'code' I don't think. More like a cryptic abbreviation.

I will be releasing a first hint in ~20 hours assuming nobody gets it until then of course.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 26 Nov 2012, 21:45
I will be releasing a first hint in ~20 hours assuming nobody gets it until then of course.

Can you at least state the length of the string to guess? As it is it's pretty pointless to guess anything.

edit: what about that 'I eschew trees' animal? Did we get it, Renodox?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: SSH on 26 Nov 2012, 22:39
Cool air invoice for a channel owned by Disney:

An ABC Air Conditioning Account?

A ABC A/C Acc.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 26 Nov 2012, 22:55
Yes, you got the animal for the trees thing.

"Albatross, Duck, or Goose" were all acceptable answers.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 26 Nov 2012, 23:11
"Albatross, Duck, or Goose" were all acceptable answers.
Not Puffin? :(
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 26 Nov 2012, 23:18
Quote
Not Puffin?

I've seen puffins in trees at the zoo.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 26 Nov 2012, 23:39
I'm pretty sure ducks and geese aren't 100% averse to trees either. Can't speak for albatrosses as I've never seen one.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 27 Nov 2012, 02:04
AABCACACC

Is it like one of those letter substitution things?  Like A=E, C=S, etc..?

Or do double letters stand for sequential letters, and singles stand for the next letter in line, then skip by twos, thus creating ABCDEFGHI?  I don't know.  I think without a hint it's all just a shot in the dark.  Is the answer
Watermelon?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 27 Nov 2012, 05:55
Nope, it's none of the above! Since it appears to be too hard to figure out without this information, the solution consists of 6 characters!

That hint in a good 12 hours is still going to be posted btw!

AABCACACC

Is it like one of those letter substitution things?  Like A=E, C=S, etc..?

In some form or the other, yes, otherwise it wouldn't be much of a code! :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2012, 13:40
the solution consists of 6 characters
Hmmm,
Scooby-doo, Jack Shepherd, Mr. Darcy, Inspector Clouseau, Jesus Christ and Lara Croft.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Alan v.Drake on 27 Nov 2012, 15:38
"square" or "matrix" or "sudoku" ?

- Alan
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Tabata on 27 Nov 2012, 17:30
the solution consists of 6 characters
Hmmm,
Scooby-doo, Jack Shepherd, Mr. Darcy, Inspector Clouseau, Jesus Christ and Lara Croft.
         (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/JC-ROFL.gif)   

Stupot - you made my day with this answer! Well done!  (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 27 Nov 2012, 21:39
"square" or "matrix" or "sudoku" ?

In case those aren't just random 6-letter words, I'd be very interested in how you got them from my code! :)

Okay, so the hint:

There are 9 characters in my code but they translate to 6! It's neither one 'code character' per 'solution character' nor is it two! How can this be? Have you ever seen this happen before somewhere maybe?

I'm pretty sure this makes it kinda easy, in case I'm still underestimating the difficulty of deciphering my code, I will post another hint tomorrow!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2012, 21:55
It's neither one 'code character' per 'solution character' nor is it two! How can this be?
  Three for every two?
I'm thinking it could be to do with hex-colour values or something like that, but can't find a viable solution :-/
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 27 Nov 2012, 22:24
Haha, nah, it's real characters, no colors or anything mean like that!

And I also didn't manage to encode two characters with three, would be very interesting tho! :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Alan v.Drake on 27 Nov 2012, 23:12
In case those aren't just random 6-letter words, I'd be very interested in how you got them from my code! :)

Square because it could have been a 3x3 array, matrix because those letters might have had a numerical meaning, sudoku... well it's still about matrix and numbers.
I guess I'll give up before my brain fries up :P
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 27 Nov 2012, 23:35
http://pucomic.com/?p=206

that hint added nothing to what we already knew! One more!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 27 Nov 2012, 23:56
There is actually one very important piece of information that was entirely new in the hint I gave today, if you look close enough! :)
Plus, it really does point you in the right direction very much!

But okay, one last tip for today: take another look at what people have guessed so far (regarding this code); even though the correct answer wasn't given yet, exactly one person was, while not using the right 'method', still giving an answer that was in exactly the right ballpark!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 28 Nov 2012, 03:04
Alright, we've got nine characters.  Three of these characters must merge with neighbouring characters to produce 6 "solution characters".  There has to be a cue for when mergers take place: a pattern if you will [/Dr. Evil voice].  An obvious cue would be a character itself, but there are not exactly three of any type of character.  This much we know for sure.
    Now to speculate: the only characters in sufficient numbers to indicate the magic 3 mergers are A and C.  Perhaps the rule is when you see "A", it merges with the very next character to create a new one.  So we have AA B C AC AC C.  It is possible that A always merges with the preceding character, but in such a circumstance the first "A" is rather anomalous.  A third possibility is that the cue to merge is the character "C", and that it always merges with the following character, thus: A A B CA CA CC.  Thus rule might be reversed as well (C merges with the preceding character), but that makes the final "C" awkward.  So chances are there are two possiblities:

AA B C AC AC C     or        A A B CA CA CC

The first one has a more satisfying distribution of accreted characters, so let's go out on a limb and examine it more closely (the second one starts with an awkward double letter anyway).  The end of the word draws the eye, since it has a distinct pattern.  It could be anything, but common word endings in this pattern are ELLE, ESSE and ETTE, or (inverting consonants & vowels) NOON, REER, SEES and DEED.  Suddenly plausible (although not yet mentioned in a ballpark manner....) are words like CAREER or INDEED (especially appealing since only vowels require double characters....).

Reconciling all of the above with your thinly veiled hint that Alan v. Drake was pretty close with either a geometric answer (square or matrix) or puzzling one (sudoku) is harder....
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 28 Nov 2012, 15:58
You're not on the right track, I'm afraid, Baron. Oh and, not sure if I understand you right, but I didn't say Alan v. Drake was close, I said someone was close! :) (the smart puzzle solver now knows it wasn't him, haha)

Okay, it's been a long enough time I guess, so here's the next hint! This one is REALLY telling, I think, and this time I really expect the code to be solved very soon! Let's see...

HINT: The way the code letters break up into the solution characters is: AABC, AC and ACC. Again, have you ever seen letter couplings similar to these before? In... history?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 28 Nov 2012, 16:09
Roman numerals.

aabc ac acc
xxvi xi xii

So it's a date: 26/11/12 - Novermber 26, 2012 - The date you set the puzzle :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 28 Nov 2012, 16:14
We have a winner! Good job! Looks like I really suck at giving good hints, though, either they're too simple or too hard!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 28 Nov 2012, 16:16
Hehe, I still had to use my noggin to convert the letters to Roman numerals. Good puzzle :-)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 28 Nov 2012, 18:41
Nicely done Stupot+!

Still, what's the correct way decode this?

aabacaac

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 28 Nov 2012, 19:07
Nicely done Stupot+!

Still, what's the correct way decode this?

aabacaac
xxvxixxi (if you're still going with a=x b=v c=i) - trouble is, unless you know how it's broken down it could be xxv xix xi (25,19,11) or x xv xi xxi (10,15,11,21) and maybe some other ways.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 28 Nov 2012, 19:47
Woops, pardon me, I meant to write.

aabccaacc, which could read

XXVI  IX XII -> 26/09/12
XXVII  X XII -> 27/10/12

hence, the rage :P

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 29 Nov 2012, 00:59
Wonderful puzzle!  I have to say, I was stumped by it.

Okay, I've got a hard one that has three questions in one but if you manage to solve one, you could possibly solve the others.  There are clues in the answers.

When on trial, a certain American president was asked how he pleaded.
This president, rose and placed a single coin in front of the judge.
Taking up the coin the judge accepted the plea.

Who was the president?  What was the coin?  What was the plea?



And if you need them, here are two subtle hints which my keep you on track but don't reveal much of anything.

The coin could never make a good bribe.

The plea was an actual one, not a joke.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 29 Nov 2012, 08:52
Brainstorming on #ags, people came up with the "lincoln cent" or "clinton cent" idea.
Right track?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 29 Nov 2012, 09:12
You're on the right track but you haven't fully answered it yet.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 29 Nov 2012, 09:37
You're on the right track but you haven't fully answered it yet.

Well then, #ags go out on a limb: Clinton, Lincoln cent, innocent.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 29 Nov 2012, 09:42
Close.  But not quite.  You also have to explain the reasoning.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 29 Nov 2012, 09:57
Close.  But not quite.  You also have to explain the reasoning.

Dunno. Some kind of anagram? Ponies? Ponytails?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Nov 2012, 10:32
I'm drawn to an answer
Kennedy Space Center (Centre!)
but I can only clearly identify 2/3 of the answer.  I did consider part of the answer being an anagram of the plea?

I also had two other thoughts... the president could maybe be
Max as in Season 1 of Sam & Max he ended up being president
and the plea being
I did not have sex with that woman!
, but I'd struggle to make either of those fit an answer.

I'm aslo (as I think others are) making the assumption that it's an American coin?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 29 Nov 2012, 12:18
Yes, it's an American coin and it's a real American President.  However, the events of the trial are not real.  Like I said, the key to answering the whole question is to answer one and work off of that one.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Eric on 29 Nov 2012, 15:58
The answer is President Brian Eno, and he put a penny before the judge, thus stating that he was "Eno-cent."
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Snarky on 29 Nov 2012, 17:51
Lincoln with a penny, declaring that he's "in-a-cent"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 29 Nov 2012, 19:48
I thought of 3 riddles, which you can solve. The prize: cash (You'll see straight through these - unless blinded  :tongue:). The answer is like an f-word, but even more offensive - yet not as strong as how you'll write it. A clue: "You used to listen to me! Now you only ever feel me after you've been out drinking with your friends!"

SOLVE THEM
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Alan v.Drake on 29 Nov 2012, 21:29
Who was the president?  What was the coin?  What was the plea?

The president is a dead man, dunno who, and he's giving the coin, an obol, to Kharon, the judge, so he can sail across the Styx ?
Obviously that sounds too easy, so I'm probably wrong.

- Alan
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 30 Nov 2012, 00:14
Snarky got it!  He even has the right reasoning!  Congradulations!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ryan Timoothy on 30 Nov 2012, 03:22
Who was the president?  What was the coin?  What was the plea?
The worst thing about this riddle, and most riddles, is it's a play on words.

For some reason it reminds me of that riddle Neelix told Tuvok in Star Trek Voyager. Which actually angered me, not only because it was stupid, but because Neelix is some random alien in the Delta quadrant and Tuvok is Vulcan.. both likely to not know English except for their "translators", but that doesn't allow them to have riddles that play on words in a language neither likely speak. Argh, badly written TV.

Anyway, the riddle went like this (modifying it to fit in today's world; cutting out the Starfleet and space travel bit):

A lone soldier finds himself stranded in a barren desert with no rations. His only possession: a calendar.
When search and rescue finds him twelve months later, he's in perfect health. Why didn't he starve to death?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 30 Nov 2012, 03:48
Logic dictates that the Ensign in question would perish....
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 30 Nov 2012, 04:54
A lone soldier finds himself stranded in a barren desert with no rations. His only possession: a calendar.
When search and rescue finds him twelve months later, he's in perfect health. Why didn't he starve to death?


he ate the dates?

If my answer is correct then that's a pretty bad riddle and your anger is well justified.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ryan Timoothy on 30 Nov 2012, 05:35
Yup. And he also ate the:
"Sundaes"

Bad riddle indeed. And even worse that they both don't speak English. Meh.

Logic dictates that the Ensign in question would perish....
:)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 30 Nov 2012, 09:47
Lincoln with a penny, declaring that he's "in-a-cent"

Good one, Snarky!
However, looking at this situation from a non-riddle perspective, wasn't that a strange moment to suddenly produce a coin and brag that it's got your face on it? Did he plead insanity?
"Mr Lincoln, you're accused of this heinous crime, and..."
"LOOK AT THIS COIN! THAT'S MY FACE!"
"I accept your plea."

Alan:
Quote
The president is a dead man, dunno who, and he's giving the coin, an obol, to Kharon, the judge, so he can sail across the Styx ?
Obviously that sounds too easy, so I'm probably wrong.

I really like this solution, although it ignores some of the premises; Kharon isn't a judge (merely a ferryman), and the whole scenario can't be described as a trial, really.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 30 Nov 2012, 23:03
Quote
The worst thing about this riddle, and most riddles, is it's a play on words.

True, this is a play on words.  However, I don't think I'll ever find a riddle as bad as the 1970's Batman Riddler riddle:

"What weighs 5 oz, lives in a tree and is dangerous?"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ilyich on 30 Nov 2012, 23:52
A sparrow with a machine gun, obviously! :cheesy: Such a great movie  ;-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 03 Dec 2012, 07:41
Getting back to the topic...

I guess: the head.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 03 Dec 2012, 17:02
The head? Was that the solution to a riddle, or a new riddle, disguised as a solution?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 03 Dec 2012, 18:02
The head? Was that the solution to a riddle, or a new riddle, disguised as a solution?
I think it's a guess to one off Ben's 3 riddles.

Piggy-backing off Renodox's hard work, I think:

1) You'll see straight through these - unless blinded - eyes
2) The answer is like an f-word, but even more offensive - yet not as strong as how you'll write it. - face (as in, "your face offends me", but the written word 'face' is not so bad).
3) "You used to listen to me! Now you only ever feel me after you've been out drinking with your friends!" head? (unless it's something different, and 'head' is the overall answer covering all the clues... in which case Renodox takes it :) )
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 03 Dec 2012, 23:36
My last post was not a riddle, I just was trying to rekindle people's interest in this topic due to no one trying to answer the three.

If you want a "new" riddle, here's one that I got somehwere else but I don't know how popular it is:

Two fathers and two sons went fishing.  When they caught three fish, each one had a fish so they left happy.  Explain the situation.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 04 Dec 2012, 00:57
Sadly none of Stu's answers are on the right track - although you've got the right idea splitting it up into three seperate riddles (Keep in mind that The prize: cash is a part of the first riddle as well - the part that will help you solve it).

Just to outline the bastardness of my riddles - the answer is three different objects that aren't related in any way, I merely thought it would please fans of bastard riddles to tie them all together in a single paragraph.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: selmiak on 04 Dec 2012, 01:22
the last thing could be a wallet, but after a night out I feel it less actually...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: bicilotti on 04 Dec 2012, 08:24
My last post was not a riddle, I just was trying to rekindle people's interest in this topic due to no one trying to answer the three.

If you want a "new" riddle, here's one that I got somehwere else but I don't know how popular it is:

Two fathers and two sons went fishing.  When they caught three fish, each one had a fish so they left happy.  Explain the situation.

Some kind of cannibalistic behaviour? Like this dude? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluefish#Feeding_habits

edit, i.e: two cannibalism prone fishes went fishing, etc. etc.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 04 Dec 2012, 08:30
There are three men - Grandfather, father and son. The father is both a father to the son and a son to the grandfather.

As for my riddles, they rely fairly heavily on homophones and synonyms - very much wordplay riddles.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Anian on 04 Dec 2012, 08:51
There are three men - Grandfather, father and son. The father is both a father to the son and a son to the grandfather.
Is it Bob Wilson or the Bartender?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 04 Dec 2012, 12:13
ThreeOhFour got it.  As I said, this wasn't my riddle just one I read in a book years ago.

As for his riddles: I can guess that the second one is "foul" or "fowl" depending on how you write the word, it can be offensive.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 04 Dec 2012, 12:25
You'll see straight through these - unless blinded - windows :-)
Not sure about the other two now... Unless the third one is 'wife'?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 04 Dec 2012, 12:48
Stu got the first one! The prize: cash is a hint for "win dough" and the second clue there is pretty self explanatory once you know the answer. Jolly good work!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 04 Dec 2012, 12:59
Ahh, 'win dough', Haha.  That didn't occur to me.

Anyway I think I've got number 2:
The answer is like an f-word, but even more offensive - yet not as strong as how you'll write it. forward (bit like 'f-word' and also 'offensive' in the sense of going forward in battle, for example).
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 04 Dec 2012, 13:08
Not the answer, but your logic is very close. Stay on that train of thought!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 04 Dec 2012, 21:57
"What weighs 5 oz, lives in a tree and is dangerous?"

Something venomous?
A bird with the flu?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 05 Dec 2012, 07:46
It's already been solved.  It was just some dumb riddle by the Riddler in "Batman the Movie."  The answer was: A sparrow with a machine gun.

Mostly, it had been part of a two-part riddle: "What does a turkey do when it's upside down?"
Answer: It gobbles up.

So the question became, "What gobbles up a sparrow?"
Answer: Cat.

Meaning that there was Catwoman.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 15 Dec 2012, 20:07
Well, I'm not ready for this thread to die just yet so here's an older riddle I made based on the King's Quest Series:

Three Times Have I Been Seen,
Once I was Helpful,
Once I was Mostly Bad,
Once I was Just Mean.
Never Seen by the Daughter or Mother,
But Twice I Have Been Seen by the Father,
And Once Have I Been Seen By the Son.

What am I?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stee on 17 Dec 2012, 15:32
The devil?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 17 Dec 2012, 16:52
Nope.

Again, this is only something you can find in the King's Quest series of games.  Think of something that King Graham and Prince Alexander have run into but not Rosella and Valanice.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Akril15 on 20 Dec 2012, 01:00
It's not the gnome that appears in KQ1 and 3 (and KQ5, if you consider that gnome to be the same one), is it?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 21 Dec 2012, 01:36
Nope.  Even if you consider the gnomes to be the same, there was never a time where he was mostly bad or just mean.  Typically, he'd been helpful, if only a little rude.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 21 Dec 2012, 03:56
What am I?

When you say what are implying that the answer is an inanimate object rather than a person?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 21 Dec 2012, 06:23
That depends on your point of view.  This one could just as easily be considered a "who" rather than a "what" but really and truly that depends on your point of view.  It's not inanimate but it's not exactly personable either.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 25 Dec 2012, 05:44
Well, since no one seems to be interested in this topic anymore I'll give the answer to the riddle:

Genie!  There were two genies seen by Graham (the father), the first in King's Quest 2 where it was helpful by granting needed items, the second in King's Quest 5 where he was just mean, "Ahh freedom at last, now you spend the next 500 years in a bottle!"  Then Alexander (the son) saw a genie Shamir Shamazel, who was mostly bad due to him following the orders of Alhazred but can be made good by Alexander.  However, neither Rosella nor Valanice ever saw a genie in their games.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Akril15 on 28 Dec 2012, 19:58
Nope.  Even if you consider the gnomes to be the same, there was never a time where he was mostly bad or just mean.  Typically, he'd been helpful, if only a little rude.
Well, I was mostly going with the idea that his riddle in the first name was "just mean" -- I mean, who hasn't cursed that puzzle?

The answer to your riddle does make much more sense, although the phrasing of the riddle itself is a bit misleading, since
both Rosella and Valanice (as well as Graham) see Shamir the genie in the Long Ending to KQ6, at the wedding. It only makes sense if it's stated that the riddle is referring to the player characters of their respective games, and no other protagonists.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 28 Dec 2012, 20:33
Alright, I'm gonna spoil my game a bit, but I'm wondering if a puzzle I made is too hard, or doable.

The player has been given a walking cane. The cane should be used as a sort of lever to activate some numbers (I won't explain the exact procedure, but the numbers are the important part). The player has access to this "poem":
    First I wandered from wonder to wonder, from years of yore to now.
    Thereafter, I roamed with the riders of the revelation.
    Then I drifted from dusk till dawn.
    Lastly I strolled from sea to sea, missing no note, losing no key.

The walking theme should connect the cane with the numbers. So, which numbers would you activate? I suspect the three first ones are a bit too easy, and the fourth much too hard. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Post by: Snarky on 28 Dec 2012, 23:09
First: ? (Edit: Oh, I guess 7 wonders of the world. "Years of yore to now" threw me.)
Second: 4 (horsemen of the apocalypse)
Third: ? (Edit: Maybe 12, if it's half a day/night cycle. But a night isn't always 12 hours long...)
Fourth: 8 (notes in an octave, from C to C)
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Post by: Tabata on 29 Dec 2012, 04:23
a guess about the third

maybe 3 ?
since they made 3 films "From Dusk Till Dawn"  (roll)
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Post by: Hernald on 29 Dec 2012, 07:40
The fourth :
Thirteen notes with both the major and minor from C to C
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Post by: Andail on 29 Dec 2012, 08:11
Ok, I'm realizing that a puzzle like this, isolated and brought out of context, will appear a bit trivial and straightforward, while in-game just understanding when and how to apply the answers may be hard to understand.
Actually, only #4 requires any real thought - the rest are pretty basic. I should probably improve them.
But yeah, Snarky got them all.

I don't know why I wrote "...to now" in there, as it's just confusing the message. No wonder of the world was built recently, anyway.
Four, as in The four horsemen, is correct.
12 hours from dusk till dawn. This isn't a very good riddle, since as you point out, only around equinox is this correct. At first I thought I should include something about the middle of a march (march being walking-themed and the month of an equinox) but it got long and wordy.
Eight full notes from C to C, well done. Thirteen could be an answer here, but the numbers available are from 5 to 12.

I should probably give a few of these riddles some more thought. If you have any good ideas, feel free to contribute. There should be a tangible walking theme (to make the player connect the poem with the walking cane), plenty of alliteration and preferably a rhyme somewhere.

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Post by: Snarky on 29 Dec 2012, 08:31
Andail, I would say the fourth one is one of the easiest, because the cues that it's about music are so strong, though it might take two or three guesses to figure out which number that implies. As indicated in my post, the first and third were the ones that didn't immediately suggest to me an answer.
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Post by: johnno56 on 29 Dec 2012, 08:55
My guess would be:

The two failures - The wife and handmaiden of Abraham. The wife, unable to bare children; The handmaiden, boast of her youth and taunted Abraham's wife.

The others would admire: Abraham's children. Isaac by Sarah (wife) and Ishmael from Hagar (handmaiden).

The "payment": That could be the religious unrest there has been between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael. Most notable would be the middle east problems.

That's my guess...

J
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Post by: Stupot on 29 Dec 2012, 13:53
Andail, I would say the fourth one is one of the easiest, because the cues that it's about music are so strong, though it might take two or three guesses to figure out which number that implies. As indicated in my post, the first and third were the ones that didn't immediately suggest to me an answer.
I agree, #4 is the one I got first, and what put me in the frame of mind to solve the others (apart from #3, I didnt get that one)
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Post by: Babar on 29 Dec 2012, 18:23
I...don't know anything about the theory of music, unfortunately, and wouldn't have gotten the fourth at all.

Someone else had trouble with the four horsemen one and the seven wonders one as well (of being non-religious and not knowing about the concept of the "seven wonders").
If it is obvious you are supposed to derive numbers from the poem, people would probably get it much more easily, although personally (and this is totally unrelated to this thread, probably should rant about puzzles elsewhere, especially since I don't know exactly how it is implemented in your game, but still :D), unless you've figured out and engineered some very strange situation where the existence of such a puzzle would actually make sense in the context of the game world, it would end up seeming a very tacked on, puzzle-for-the-sake-of-including-a-puzzle puzzle.

Anyhow, if it is for a wide variety of players from a mixed or unknown background (such as here on AGS), I'm not sure you'd be able to find a "sweet spot" of general knowledge that you can use for the riddle without making it ridiculously easy.
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Post by: Stupot on 29 Dec 2012, 23:12
How about this one?

My first was found in the middle of Baghdad, and my second and third were found at the end of the Battle of Waterloo.
What am I?
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Post by: Renodox on 01 Jan 2013, 23:59
Hmm... I get "hoo."  Maybe it's an owl?
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Post by: Stupot on 02 Jan 2013, 13:06
Hmm... I get "hoo."  Maybe it's an owl?
You're on the right track. Now you need to do something else with it.

Clue: The answer I'm looking for is mentioned in the riddle.
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Post by: CaptainD on 02 Jan 2013, 13:08
I got it!!

I think...

The answer it WATER

HOO (or H2O)
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Post by: Stupot on 02 Jan 2013, 13:51
I got it!!

I think...

The answer it WATER

HOO (or H2O)
H2Oray! CaptainD has it. It was maybe a bit misleading because water has 2 Hs not 2 Os, but I knew someone would get it after that last clue.
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Post by: Slasher on 02 Jan 2013, 13:57
 (laugh)

"Small on the foot yet big on the shoe"

What am I?



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Post by: mkennedy on 02 Jan 2013, 15:26
(laugh)
"Small on the foot yet big on the shoe"
What am I?


The toe!
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Post by: Andail on 08 Jan 2013, 12:10
Ok I thought of a more conventional riddle:
"What dish serves three and doesn't ever end?"
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Post by: mkennedy on 09 Feb 2013, 08:21
Ok I thought of a more conventional riddle:
"What dish serves three and doesn't ever end?"
satellite?
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Post by: Andail on 09 Feb 2013, 12:25
Oh, hehe, I totally forgot about this.
Apparently my riddle sucked since nobody solved it. But yeah, it's a bit silly, really.
The riddle is based on a double entendre - when I say "serves three", I don't mean it serves three people, but it literally serves the number three (as in serving the ball in a sport). So, what begins with 3, goes on forever and is also a dish?
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2013, 14:14
I've got it!
pi (pie) :-D
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Post by: Andail on 09 Feb 2013, 17:02
I've got it!
pi (pie) :-D

Yay :)
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Feb 2013, 19:49
Here's one that came from a game but I think it may be interesting.

"Brought to the table, cut and served, never eaten."
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2013, 20:34
A deck of cards?  You play card games at the table and you often 'cut' the deck, but you rarely eat the cards.
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Feb 2013, 21:07
Wow!  That was FAST!

Okay, here's one that may take more time:

You remove and throw away the outside and cook the inside.  Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.

What is it?
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Post by: Andail on 09 Feb 2013, 21:40
Wow!  That was FAST!

Okay, here's one that may take more time:

You remove and throw away the outside and cook the inside.  Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.

What is it?

Corn on the cob? You throw away the leaves and cook the rest - then you eat the corn and throw away the core...
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Feb 2013, 08:46
*Sigh* I was really hoping they wouldn't be taken that quickly...

One pace to the North.
Two paces to the East.
Two paces to the South.
Two paces to the West.
One pace to the North.
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Post by: selmiak on 10 Feb 2013, 14:53
a square?
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Feb 2013, 22:28
I'm somewhat wondering if everyone has the game already...  Oh well, here's a few of them:

1. Four legs in front, two behind.
Its steely armor scratched and
Dented by rocks and sticks
Still it toils as it helps feed
The hungry.

2. Though not a plant, has leaves.
Though not a beast, has spine.
Though many wouldn't need this thing,
'Tis more valuable than wine.

3. The chill of its death,
You may soon mourn.
But though it dies,
It cannot be born.
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Post by: Stupot on 10 Feb 2013, 23:27
2. Though not a plant, has leaves.
Though not a beast, has spine.
Though many wouldn't need this thing,
'Tis more valuable than wine.
A book?  Not sure about the other ones, yet.
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Post by: selmiak on 11 Feb 2013, 00:10
3 could be fire.
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Post by: Renodox on 11 Feb 2013, 00:21
Okay, the two answers I got are correct.  That last one still has to be solved since a new one is brought up.
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Post by: Snake on 11 Feb 2013, 01:28
1. A Harrow of some sort? I thought disc harrow at first, but I don't think they have wheels. Tracker = the four legs in front and the harrow = the two legs in back. The hungry = the cows
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Post by: Renodox on 11 Feb 2013, 03:02
CLOSE!  That's VERY CLOSE.  However, that's not QUITE the answer to the riddle...
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 11 Feb 2013, 07:49
Quote
1. Four legs in front, two behind.
Its steely armor scratched and
Dented by rocks and sticks
Still it toils as it helps feed
The hungry.

That's a horse, the man and the plow, I guess :)
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Feb 2013, 04:22
Very good.  Okay, three more:

1. The light one breaks but never falls.
   His brother falls but never breaks.

2. You see it about in field and town,
    It cannot get up, but will oft fall down.

3. Though easy to spot, when allowed to plume
    It is hard to see, when held in a room.
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Post by: Andail on 12 Feb 2013, 08:00
1. Day/night
2. The rain?
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Post by: Haggis on 12 Feb 2013, 10:24
3 = Smoke. In a home the fireplace / chimney would conceal it... unless it's raging out of control.
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Feb 2013, 06:22
Okay, let me know when you get tired of these.

1. Be you ever so quick, with vision keen,
    By your eyes, we are never seen.
    Unless perchance, it should come to pass,
    You see our reflection in a looking glass.

2. A precious gift, this, yet it has no end or beginning,
    And in the middle nothing.

3. Silently he stalks me, running as I run,
    Creeping as I creep, dressed in black
    He disappears at night, only to return with the sun.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 13 Feb 2013, 07:58
These three were too simple :)
1. Ears
2. The ring.
3. Shadow.
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Feb 2013, 08:21
Simple they were but you got one wrong.  The first one.  (Though your answer may technically be right, this is going off of the answers in the game).
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 13 Feb 2013, 08:56
Though your answer may technically be right, this is going off of the answers in the game.
What an interesting rule. Meaning, if the riddle is composed so that it may have 100 possible answers, the correct one is still the one... that was chosen in some game?
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Post by: mkennedy on 14 Feb 2013, 02:31
As I recall many of these riddles are from "Betrayal at Krondor"

Here's one I made up that gives a new twist to a rather well known riddle

What has 4 legs for breakfast, two legs for lunch, and 3 legs for dinner?
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Post by: CaptainD on 14 Feb 2013, 09:02
What has 4 legs for breakfast, two legs for lunch, and 3 legs for dinner?

A housebot with detachable limbs?
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Feb 2013, 09:05
Quote
What an interesting rule. Meaning, if the riddle is composed so that it may have 100 possible answers, the correct one is still the one... that was chosen in some game?

HA HA!  That's a good one!  Yes, it is odd but it was what I figured was needed.

The actual answer was "Eyes."  However, yes they are from Betrayal at Krondor and those are the answers I'm looking for.  Since we seem to have a pretty worthy riddle up, I'll leave off for now.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 14 Feb 2013, 09:17
The actual answer was "Eyes."
Oh noes... I was so close. :)


What has 4 legs for breakfast, two legs for lunch, and 3 legs for dinner?
I remember very similar riddle, that was like "Who walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs in midday and 3 legs in the evening". The answer was: a man, who crawls on four as a baby, walks on two as a grown up and uses stick for extra support in the older ages.
But at this time, it might be just a guy who loves eating chicken legs or something.
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Post by: Armageddon on 14 Feb 2013, 12:38
What has two eyes but no head.
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Post by: selmiak on 14 Feb 2013, 14:04
in these days you have 2 legs and 2 wheels in the evening. Or 4 legs +2 wheels when someone pushes your wheelchair...
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Post by: Stupot on 14 Feb 2013, 15:45
I'm sure that morning noon evening riddle appeared earlier in this thread, or in the previous riddle thread.

What has two eyes but no head.
Marie Antoinette.  Two eyes (I's) in her name and she was beheaded :-)
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Post by: mkennedy on 14 Feb 2013, 23:24
What has 4 legs for breakfast, two legs for lunch, and 3 legs for dinner?
I remember very similar riddle, that was like "Who walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs in midday and 3 legs in the evening". The answer was: a man, who crawls on four as a baby, walks on two as a grown up and uses stick for extra support in the older ages.
But at this time, it might be just a guy who loves eating chicken legs or something.

You're on the right track,
It's a variation of the riddle of the sphinx. Since the answer to the sphinx riddle was 'man' the answer to my new one would be something that eats men, like a cannibal (though a grisly bear or shark or other large carnivore would also work)

There were some riddles in the Hobbit also, but I don't remember the exact wording for them. A rough paraphrase of one:

What grinds down mountains and kills everything?
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Post by: Haggis on 15 Feb 2013, 00:08
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What grinds down mountains and kills everything?

Hmm might take some 'time' to answer that one...

Have we had this one...

"What's more powerful than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich want it, and if you eat it you die?"

only one I can think of.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 15 Feb 2013, 00:26
"What's more powerful than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich want it, and if you eat it you die?"

nothing


Since people quoting riddles from games, here's one from one:

The man, who invented it, did not want it for himself,
The man, who made it, did not need it,
The man, who needed it, did not know about that.
What is it?
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Post by: mkennedy on 15 Feb 2013, 08:48
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What grinds down mountains and kills everything?

Hmm might take some 'time' to answer that one...

You got it!

Here's one from a more obscure game.

What lives inside every person?
If you're lucky you'll never see the ones inside yourself.
But in the end they are visible to all.
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Feb 2013, 19:44
I'd say that the answer to the "Two eyes but no head" is "A Button."

The ones that live inside everyone are, "Your Organs."

As for two weird ones that I've heard:

1. A man does it standing up, a woman does it sitting down, a dog does it on three legs.

2. What does a dog do that a man steps in?
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Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 16 Feb 2013, 19:52
1. A man does it standing up, a woman does it sitting down, a dog does it on three legs.

PISS by Ben304

Sometimes, when I feel particularly sophisticated, I sit down too...

And I guess the same answer goes for the second riddle, too? Except, you know, number 2.
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Feb 2013, 19:59
HA!  You got them BOTH wrong!  That's the beauty of these riddles.  They lead you in one direction, but the answers are in a totally different one.
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Post by: Cleanic on 16 Feb 2013, 20:03
The man, who invented it, did not want it for himself,
The man, who made it, did not need it,
The man, who needed it, did not know about that.
What is it?

A coffin?
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Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 16 Feb 2013, 20:24
HA!  You got them BOTH wrong!  That's the beauty of these riddles.  They lead you in one direction, but the answers are in a totally different one.

Hm, well the problem with your beautiful riddles is that they're ambiguous. My answers, despite being extremely obvious, are 100% correct. They fit the conditions of the question. It's just a matter of "HAHA I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY". That, in my humble opinion, does not make a riddle 'good'. Quite the opposite. :p
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Post by: mkennedy on 16 Feb 2013, 23:28
The ones that live inside everyone are, "Your Organs."

You're on the right track...


A man does it standing up, a woman does it sitting down, a dog does it on three legs.

This one was on Benny Hill.
his answer was 'shake hands'
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Feb 2013, 20:00
Okay, being on the right track...

Your bones?
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Post by: mkennedy on 18 Feb 2013, 00:29
Okay, being on the right track...

Your bones?

Yes, that is the correct answer!
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Post by: Stupot on 18 Feb 2013, 01:32
Which part of a clock is used?
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Post by: Renodox on 20 Feb 2013, 05:41
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Which part of a clock is used?

Um, the face?

And since no one got the answer to What a dog does that a man steps in the answer is:

He "pants."
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Post by: Haggis on 20 Feb 2013, 09:21
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Which part of a clock is used?
The second hand!

Renodox - that is genius.
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Post by: Stupot on 20 Feb 2013, 22:17
Yep, It was the second hand.  Well done Haggis.
I made that one up.  Pretty pleased with that :)
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Feb 2013, 04:38
You'll find it on every tree,
It's a drink made for me
On a course it doesn't want to be struck
What is it?
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Post by: Gilbert on 22 Feb 2013, 08:35
Is it
tea, or do you want the letter 'T'?
My reasoning:
You'll find it on every tree,
-'r': tree
Quote
It's a drink made for me
Yeah.
Quote
On a course it doesn't want to be struck
Think golf.
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Feb 2013, 09:31
Correct.

Okay, back to the ones from the game:

1. It flies without wings,
Strikes witout beak, teeth or talons.
It has no eyes, in its pointed head,
But it can kill birds in flight.

2. Up and down they go, but never move...

3. He gets short when he gets old.
He goes out then it gets cold.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 22 Feb 2013, 10:01
My guesses:
1. Arrow
2. Stairs
3. Fire




You'll find it on every tree,
It's a drink made for me
On a course it doesn't want to be struck
What is it?
DUCK!! :)
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Feb 2013, 19:39
You got the first two right but not the third.   This answer to this one does make more sense.
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Post by: CaptainD on 22 Feb 2013, 23:35
You got the first two right but not the third.   This answer to this one does make more sense.

A candle?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 22 Feb 2013, 23:59
I thought of
candle
too, but I wasn't sure it may be referred as "he".
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Post by: Renodox on 23 Feb 2013, 03:20
Well, in this case he was.  The answer was Candle.

New one:

Take a step backwards
And change what may be considered a pest
Into these.
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Post by: Armageddon on 23 Feb 2013, 04:36
I have three fingers and can't count to four.

What am I?
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Post by: Haggis on 23 Feb 2013, 12:26
Quote
Take a step backwards
And change what may be considered a pest
Into these.

Could it be...
Pets
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Post by: selmiak on 23 Feb 2013, 14:26
I have three fingers and can't count to four.

What am I?

everyone with 3 fingers?
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Feb 2013, 20:14
Yes, pets was right.

Historical leader commonly found in burger joints.
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Post by: Renodox on 27 Feb 2013, 20:00
In case no one realized it, "Historical leader commonly found in burger joints," is the riddle.
No one cares to even hazard a guess?
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Post by: Stupot on 27 Feb 2013, 20:27
In case no one realized it, "Historical leader commonly found in burg jo," is the riddle.
No one cares to even hazard a guess?
Is it an anagram?
Justin Borger?
Sirgej Burton?
Ernist Joberg?
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Feb 2013, 01:15
No, it's not any of those.  This may be a difficult one since the term is a pun on a primarily American-used term.
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Post by: mkennedy on 28 Feb 2013, 07:28
Historical leader commonly found in burger joints.

King!
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Feb 2013, 08:18
Nope. This historical leader was not a king.  Good try though.

Hint 1:
This was a real historical figure and a specific one.

Hint 2:
By the prerequisite of being a king this figure could never have been one.

Hint 3:
Red, White, and Blue
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Post by: mkennedy on 01 Mar 2013, 18:13
Guess "Burger King" would have probably been too obvious...
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Post by: Renodox on 01 Mar 2013, 20:23
Quote
Guess "Burger King" would have probably been too obvious...

Yes.  THIS historical figure tends to show up in pretty much EVERY burger joint out there.  And to help this along a little...
she happens to be found in fish eateries too.
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Post by: Renodox on 02 Mar 2013, 05:44
Okay, it seems that I've stumped everyone with this one the answer is:

Joan of Arc (French Fries)
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Post by: Stupot on 02 Mar 2013, 10:21
Ahh, fair enough.  I thought of French fries, but couldn't make the link between that and a historical leader.  I even Googled things like 'fries', 'chips', 'mayonnaise' in case any historical leaders shared those names, haha.

BTW, @Armageddon, what was the answer to the 2 eyes no head riddle?  Was I right?
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Post by: Anian on 02 Mar 2013, 10:33
Rare american slang for french fries? Not really had a chance with that one.
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Post by: Andail on 02 Mar 2013, 16:01
I don't get it. I get that she was french, but is she supposed to have been fried? She was burned at the stake, as far as I remember.
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Post by: Renodox on 02 Mar 2013, 21:15
Yes, she was burned at the stake.  Generally, when people are burned to death they're known to have been fried.
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Post by: Anian on 03 Mar 2013, 12:58
I think that's for the electric chair, not stake.
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Post by: mkennedy on 03 Mar 2013, 20:33
I think that's for the electric chair, not stake.

Homer: MMMMMM ... Steak ... (drools)

That riddle was a tough pun.

Here's one that appeared in two separate games:

What's tall as a house
and round as a cup
but all the king's horses
can't draw it up?
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Post by: Sane Co. on 04 Mar 2013, 06:58
A silo? Humpty Dumpty? A big blue cup? (Lol) A grown man's small intestine? Which is actually about as tall as a house. What can horses not draw?
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Post by: Anian on 04 Mar 2013, 08:01
What can horses not draw?
Hand turkeys?
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Mar 2013, 18:50
I'd say... A well.
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Post by: mkennedy on 04 Mar 2013, 22:21
I'd say... A well.

That is the correct answer!

Humpty Dumpty?

That was one of my guesses when I first encountered the riddle in Zork 2. But when it made a second appearance in Ultima 5 I decrypted the dialogue files to find the correct answer.
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Post by: CaptainD on 05 Mar 2013, 14:10
Horses can't draw anything, I mean how would they hold a pencil?!?
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Post by: KBlaney on 05 Mar 2013, 16:27
I have three fingers and can't count to four.

What am I?

Drunk?
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Post by: Renodox on 06 Mar 2013, 02:22
Here's a riddle that I heard from a show:

If a farmer gave 17 cents to one son, and 8 cents to his other son, what time would it be?
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Post by: Gilbert on 06 Mar 2013, 02:32
A quarter past two?
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Post by: Renodox on 06 Mar 2013, 02:54
Close but no.
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Post by: mkennedy on 06 Mar 2013, 05:09
If a farmer gave 17 cents to one son, and 8 cents to his other son, what time would it be?

Quarter to two!
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Post by: Gilbert on 06 Mar 2013, 06:07
Hah yeah seems to be it. I complicated it as I thought
Quarter passed to two.
I was not aware of it because it is very very rare to tell time by saying how many minutes to go until the next hour in my language.
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Post by: Renodox on 06 Mar 2013, 08:38
You got it.
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Post by: janleht on 06 Mar 2013, 22:24
I came up with one! I hope it's logical enough:) :tongue:

The one, which travels to the air... Is not a plane, but moves with machinery help.
The one, which travels to the earth... Is not a spider, but moves with eight legs.
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Mar 2013, 02:34
To answer the riddle, I think it's precipitation.  Water going up and snow going down.

Now here's one that may re-kindle interest.  This isn't so much a riddle as a puzzle but translate this to more understandable terms:

"The female contributor of the deoxyribonucleic acid of my biological genetic makeup was quite the well pleased member of the following base of your suburban life partner's melodious orations."

Hint: This is being spoken to a man.
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Post by: Baron on 14 Mar 2013, 03:07
"My mom is a fan of your wife's singing."

or maybe she liked your dog's barking....  It's hard to tell with the various assortment of suburban life-partners these days.   (roll)
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Post by: mkennedy on 16 Mar 2013, 13:03
Here's a riddle for fans of Star Wars.

Where do the Sith do their shopping?
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Post by: selmiak on 16 Mar 2013, 17:27
at the (darth) Maul? (mall)
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Post by: mkennedy on 16 Mar 2013, 18:59
at the (darth) Maul? (mall)

Yep, kind of a pun that one was.
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Post by: janleht on 20 Mar 2013, 18:20
This is still open...

Quote
The one, which travels to the air... Is not a plane, but moves with machinery help.
The one, which travels to the earth... Is not a spider, but moves with eight legs.

Hints:
machinery = conveyor
eight legs could be twelve legs as well

(Sorry, I didn't realize that there was an answer attempt from Renodox: precipitation. That was incorrect.)
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Mar 2013, 08:24
Can't solve the riddle but here's one from me:

Gee, I should go on a quest to change it to this:
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Post by: janleht on 25 Mar 2013, 17:29
Is it: Guest???

Final hint for my riddle:
Remember the opening scene of the Blackwell-series?
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Mar 2013, 19:14
Yes, you got it.

Okay to help rekindle interest here's one just for fun.  There's no actual answer to the riddle but I'd like to see what people say about it.  Bill Watterson's popular character was the first to ask this riddle and it was this:

"What's the difference between a garden slug and a two-inch long living booger?"
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Mar 2013, 19:53
I came up with one! I hope it's logical enough:) :tongue:

The one, which travels to the air... Is not a plane, but moves with machinery help.
The one, which travels to the earth... Is not a spider, but moves with eight legs.

A dead person.
They can be cremated (using a conveyor) and then scattered into the air (as per Blackwell Legacy).
They can be buried, and the eight or twelve legs are the legs of the men carrying the coffin.
Boom! Take that, riddle :)

"What's the difference between a garden slug and a two-inch long living booger?"
A: I would never eat a slug.
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Post by: mkennedy on 27 Mar 2013, 07:09
Here's a somewhat original one by me.

How do you make anti matter?
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Post by: Stupot on 27 Mar 2013, 09:56
Here's a somewhat original one by me.

How do you make anti matter?
Get her in the kitchen to make Uncle's dinner.
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Post by: mkennedy on 27 Mar 2013, 14:02
Here's a somewhat original one by me.

How do you make anti matter?
Get her in the kitchen to make Uncle's dinner.

Yes, That's a correct answer! It's a pun based on the riddle, "How do you make anti freeze? (Take away her blanket)"

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Post by: Stupot on 27 Mar 2013, 14:56
Here's a somewhat original one by me.

How do you make anti matter?
Get her in the kitchen to make Uncle's dinner.
Yes, That's a correct answer! It's a pun based on the riddle, "How do you make anti freeze? (Take away her blanket)"
Haha, and there I was thinking I was being original.  What's the actual answer you had in mind?
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Post by: mkennedy on 27 Mar 2013, 18:33
Haha, and there I was thinking I was being original.  What's the actual answer you had in mind?

Originally my answer was just "Give her something important to do". Next time I tell that one though I'll have to remove the space between 'anti' and 'matter' to make it more difficult.
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Apr 2013, 07:26
These three letters represent the one you never want to meet.
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Post by: selmiak on 09 Apr 2013, 12:19
MR. X?
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Apr 2013, 12:25
My immediate thought was R.I.P. but not sure if that's too obvious?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 09 Apr 2013, 12:31
These three letters represent the one you never want to meet.

Y O U

:= <--- *trollface* 
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Apr 2013, 12:37
Mr T
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Post by: Andail on 09 Apr 2013, 12:46
My immediate thought was R.I.P. but not sure if that's too obvious?

You can't really meet an abbreviation, though?
Not that I have a suggestion myself
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Apr 2013, 13:14
You can't really meet an abbreviation, though?

Well it did say they represent the one you never want to meet, and as it was not specified that it was a person, I thought maybe RIP represented Death which is "the one" you never wanted to meet.  But I'm probably woefully off the mark!  :-\
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Post by: Haggis on 09 Apr 2013, 13:17
End
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Apr 2013, 15:33
JLS
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Apr 2013, 18:25
Well, great answers everyone.  I never realized just how broad the answer could be.  The one I was thinking of was "N.M.E." which if spoken out loud gets "Enemy."

Okay, going back to the other way I was doing this:

An untiring servant it is,
Carrying loads across muddy earth.
But one thing that cannot be forced,
Is a return to the place of its birth.

With sharp edged wit,
And pointed poise,
It can settle disputes,
Without a noise.

Power enough to smash ships and crush roofs.
Yet it still must fear the sun.
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Post by: CaptainD on 10 Apr 2013, 08:33
Water?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Apr 2013, 08:53
2.
Maybe a dagger (or knife).

3.
Ice
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Post by: Armageddon on 10 Apr 2013, 08:55
What lives forever and doesn't live.
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Post by: selmiak on 10 Apr 2013, 14:18
time? space? timespace? Zombies? Vampires?
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Apr 2013, 16:44
#3 Was answered the way that it is in the book.  However, 1 and 2 are only close but not quite there.
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Post by: Stupot on 10 Apr 2013, 18:29
#2 An insult sword (or just a plain sword)
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Apr 2013, 20:54
Well, #1 could be river then.  (wtf)
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Apr 2013, 22:15
Both are answered correctly!

Okay now:

1. The strongest chains will not bind it.
Ditch and rampart will not slow it down.
A thousand soldiers cannot beat it,
It can knock down trees with a single push.

2. Brothers make it rain,
Kingdom rivers crimson pain.

3. Today he is there to trip you up.
And he will torture you tomorrow.
Yet he is also there to ease the pain,
When you are lost in grief and sorrow.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Apr 2013, 22:44
1.
Wind
2.
Umm, maybe Blood
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Post by: Stupot on 10 Apr 2013, 22:52
3.
Heroin
Actually that was a joke, but now I think the answer really could be:
3.
Alcohol
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Apr 2013, 23:16
If you found those THAT easy, then these next ones will be done in no time:

1. It can pierce the best armor,
And make swords crumble with a rub.
Yet for all its power,
It can't harm a club.

2. With this one thing alone,
You will have defeated even the strongest foe.

3. He got it in the woods and brought it home in his hand
because he couldn't find it.
The more he looked for it the more he felt it.
When he finally found it he threw it away.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Apr 2013, 23:29
I just wonder, are those riddles taken from Baldur's Gate?
I feel its kind of unfair for me to answer, because I've guessed them before ;).
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Apr 2013, 23:40
No they're not from Baldur's Gate.  They're from

Betrayal at Krondor

if you must know but don't go looking up the answers if you didn't know this.
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Post by: CaptainD on 11 Apr 2013, 08:31
1 is rust I suppose.  AS I've had very little sleep and my brain isn't working, I'm not going to attempt the other two right now!  :-X
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Apr 2013, 19:12
"Rust" is correct.
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Post by: janleht on 12 Apr 2013, 22:47
3. tick or horsefly?

ot: How can I make "hide box" in these forums? (not a riddle)
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Post by: CaptainD on 12 Apr 2013, 22:58
ot: How can I make "hide box" in these forums? (not a riddle)

(hide)(/hide) but with square brackets.
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Post by: Tabata on 12 Apr 2013, 23:27
ot: How can I make "hide box" in these forums? (not a riddle)
what CaptainD said
... or write your message, mark the part you want to hide and click the button named "Sp" (= spoiler) placed above the message window
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Post by: janleht on 12 Apr 2013, 23:58
Thanks CaptainD and Tabata.
I test my new skills by answering the question number 2:
explosives
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 13 Apr 2013, 00:07
ot: How can I make "hide box" in these forums? (not a riddle)
what CaptainD said
... or write your message, mark the part you want to hide and click the button named "Sp" (= spoiler) placed above the message window

Also, the tag is "hide".

Like:

< hide > something </ hide > (without spaces)
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Post by: selmiak on 13 Apr 2013, 00:56
or use the button:
(http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/Themes/default/images/bbc/hide.gif)
like Spoiler
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Apr 2013, 05:41
Interesting ideas of how to answer the riddles but no.
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Post by: Scarab on 15 Apr 2013, 08:01
I think 3 might be
A splinter.
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Apr 2013, 18:09
Very good!  You're correct.  Now someone needs to finish #2.  The answer is pretty simple once you get it.
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Post by: Atelier on 15 Apr 2013, 19:00
2. My first thought was that it couldn't be an object because it's talking about any foe which is too general for that. So it has to be a concept. It makes sense if the defeat references itself. Is it 'winning', 'success' etc?
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Apr 2013, 19:29
Victory actually, but you've generally got it.

1. A barrel of rainwater
weighs twenty pounds
What must you add
to make it weigh fifteen?

2. Kingdom fools are born without,
A lot of this, there is no doubt.

3. They go up white, but come down yellow and white.
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Post by: Atelier on 15 Apr 2013, 19:35
1. Something that displaces a few pounds of the rainwater? Urm, a beach-ball just heavy enough to sink? ;)
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Post by: selmiak on 15 Apr 2013, 20:04
1) a hole in the barrel?
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Post by: Snarky on 15 Apr 2013, 20:29
3. Eggs
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Apr 2013, 20:45
"Holes" and "Eggs" are correct.  I admit the second one is kind of unfair.

Hint 1:
Kingdom Fools just means humans.

Hint  2:
Humans typically gain this as they get older.

Hint 3:
Mice could be used in lieu of Kingdom Fools.
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Post by: Atelier on 15 Apr 2013, 20:54
2. (White) hair?
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Apr 2013, 21:15
Hair is correct.

1. It can hold you,
But you cannot hold it.
And the more you remove,
The bigger it will get.

2. It asks no questions,
But demands many answers.
Don't know it until you
Are ready to see what waits
On the other side.

3. You can spin, wheel, and twist
But it can turn without moving.
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Post by: Scarab on 16 Apr 2013, 18:33
1.
A hole?
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Post by: CaptainD on 16 Apr 2013, 18:58
2 -
Death?
3 -
A black hole?
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Apr 2013, 03:30
Hole is correct, but numbers 2 and 3 aren't.

I'm interested in seeing if anyone can answer #3 actually.  To be fair, I don't fully get the reasoning behind it either.
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Apr 2013, 22:03
Okay, this is an additional riddle but one I made up.  Guess the word:

Lee the knight in light brown armor.
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Post by: Atelier on 17 Apr 2013, 23:12
Is it moss?
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Apr 2013, 23:15
No "moss" doesn't solve any of the riddles.
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Post by: CaptainD on 18 Apr 2013, 12:23
Okay, this is an additional riddle but one I made up.  Guess the word:

Lee the knight in light brown armor.

Surley?  (Sir Lee)
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 18 Apr 2013, 13:35
Okay, this is an additional riddle but one I made up.  Guess the word:

Lee the knight in light brown armor.

Surley?  (Sir Lee)

Certainly :) (Sir Tan Lee)
Tan = light brown.
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Post by: CaptainD on 18 Apr 2013, 14:02
Certainly :) (Sir Tan Lee)
Tan = light brown.

Ah of course!  Well I was half there, apart from shamefully misspelling surly!!
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Post by: Atelier on 18 Apr 2013, 14:51
Ooh good one. I thought lee as in "lee |liː| noun the sheltered side of something" hence moss on a tree. Instead of the name Lee, duh.
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Post by: Renodox on 18 Apr 2013, 18:09
Yes, it was Certainly.  Good for you!
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Post by: Adam H on 18 Apr 2013, 22:50
2. It asks no questions,
But demands many answers.
Don't know it until you
Are ready to see what waits
On the other side.

3. You can spin, wheel, and twist
But it can turn without moving.
2.
Locked door?

3.
Gyroscope?
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Post by: Renodox on 19 Apr 2013, 00:01
Again no, the second one you're close to though.
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Post by: CaptainD on 19 Apr 2013, 08:43
2
Opportunity?
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Post by: Stupot on 19 Apr 2013, 09:04
2.
A doorbell
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Post by: Renodox on 19 Apr 2013, 20:49
I suppose I can give you #2 since you're pretty much there.  Although, if anyone would like to hazard a bit more guesses it'd be okay.
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Post by: Adam H on 19 Apr 2013, 21:25
2.
Key?
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Apr 2013, 06:59
The answer to #2 is:

Knocker

And #3 is:

Milk

To be fair, I have no idea the reasoning behind that one.
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Apr 2013, 18:48
All right, here's another hidden word riddle:

"How old is this mess?"
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Post by: Stupot on 21 Apr 2013, 22:53
"How old is this mess?"
How oLD Is this mess?  Roman numerals.  551(years old)
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Post by: mkennedy on 21 Apr 2013, 22:54
3. You can spin, wheel, and twist
But it can turn without moving.

And #3 is:

Milk

To be fair, I have no idea the reasoning behind that one.

My guess for the reasoning:
by turn they mean spoil.
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Post by: Stupot on 21 Apr 2013, 23:00
The answer to #2 is:

Knocker

Ahhh.... I was close with doorbell.  Reminds me of a joke.

Knock knock,
Who's there?
Isabelle
Isabelle who?
Isabelle really necessary when I can just knock?
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Apr 2013, 07:05
Clever attempt at solving my riddle but the answer is no.  It's a word I'm looking for not a number.
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Post by: Scarab on 22 Apr 2013, 07:07
All right, here's another hidden word riddle:

"How old is this mess?"

2013 years? (Christ-mess)
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Apr 2013, 08:14
No that's not right.
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Post by: Adam H on 24 Apr 2013, 22:49
All right, here's another hidden word riddle:

"How old is this mess?"
According to wikipedia, Harold park is on an isthmus (Howold isthismess -> Harold Isthmus). So that's sort of interesting.

Also, "This Mess" is a song that was released in 2007.
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Apr 2013, 23:01
The hidden message isn't that complicated.  Good try though.
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Post by: Atelier on 25 Apr 2013, 16:45
I think the question has been clipped short, how old is this message?

So... 'age old'?
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Apr 2013, 18:42
The word is:

"Message"

"How old is this" = age
"mess" = mess.

So it is mess age.
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Post by: mkennedy on 28 Apr 2013, 10:23
Here's one from an online game I'm playing that I haven't cracked yet:

"I watched an army gathering supplies over miles of country side. No homestead did they pillage, no blade of grass was broken. What am I?"

If you think you know then post your answer and I'll see if it works
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Post by: Andail on 28 Apr 2013, 11:03
Easy.
Bees.
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Post by: Adam H on 28 Apr 2013, 15:44
I'd guess the army is an army of ants, but that's not the question, so... um... a human? The sun?
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Post by: Surplusguy on 28 Apr 2013, 16:31
I gotta say, I'm going with Andail on this one.
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Post by: Andail on 28 Apr 2013, 17:05
Oh, hehe, I kind of see Adam's point here.

"What am I" - the observer isn't necessarily a part of the army. So it could basically be anything, or more precisely, the one asking the riddle in the game. So yeah, human (if it's indeed a human).

I guess I had it coming with the "easy" remark :/
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Post by: mkennedy on 28 Apr 2013, 19:35
Easy.
Bees.

That is correct!

Quote from: Adam H
I'd guess the army is an army of ants, but that's not the question, so... um... a human? The sun?

Tried ants, but that wasn't it. Also had the same thought as you about the it being the observer rather than the actual army and also tried the sun and eyes
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Post by: Renodox on 04 May 2013, 06:15
1. Who works when he plays,
And plays when he works?

2. Names give power,
Magic to control.
But what is broken,
By naming it?

3. The language of men,
Can be mastered.
But what Kingdom word
Is always pronounced wrong?
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Post by: Stupot on 04 May 2013, 12:45
1.
A professional Pianist?
2.
Silence. for example if you say 'wow listen to that silence', you have broken it.
3.
'wrong' is always pronounced 'wrong'.
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Post by: Renodox on 05 May 2013, 03:29
Yes to all, though the first one is a generalist thing you could have also used: Musician or Bard.

1. Widows and orphans
Parents and kin.
This is disturbed most
By riots and war.

2. It can move over water,
But it cannot fly.
It can move under water,
But can stay quite dry.

3. Has tongue,
But cannot talk.
Runs,
But cannot walk.
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Post by: Scarab on 05 May 2013, 07:26
1.
Peace?

2.
A shadow.
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Post by: Renodox on 05 May 2013, 08:05
Correct on both.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 05 May 2013, 12:53
I think 3 is
The clock (with pendulum)
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Post by: Renodox on 05 May 2013, 19:42
Nope. "Clock" is wrong.
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Post by: Stupot on 05 May 2013, 20:05
3.
2 guesses which could be right, but neither of them seem to fit the entire riddle.
A shoe has a tongue. But it can't walk or run so that doesn't seem to fit.
A river runs but doesn't walk, but I can't see how 'tongue' fits into that.
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Post by: Renodox on 05 May 2013, 20:57
Wrong on both.  The answer to the riddle will only make sense if you know a bit of something about what a part of a certain machine is called.
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Post by: Renodox on 10 May 2013, 09:20
The answer to the riddle is:

Wagon

1. We don't need wine,
   We don't need meat.
   We have sharp teeth,
   But cannot eat.

2. It stands while others sit.
   It groans when it is too full.
   It has four legs, but cannot run.

3. It goes past gates,
   But asks no one's leave.
   It runs clear around castles,
   Without taking a step.
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Post by: selmiak on 10 May 2013, 16:03
2) Table (or if not then chair)
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Post by: CaptainD on 10 May 2013, 17:21
1 -
Saws?
3 -
Wind?
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Post by: Renodox on 10 May 2013, 20:02
1 and 2 are right but not 3.
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Post by: selmiak on 10 May 2013, 20:59
3) moat or wall
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Post by: CaptainD on 10 May 2013, 22:01
or 3 -
Shadows?
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Post by: Renodox on 11 May 2013, 05:21
"Wall" was correct.

1. Never resting, never still.
    Moving silently, hill to hill.
    It does not walk, run or trot,
    All is cool where it is not.

2. Passed from father to sin,
    And shared between brothers.
    Its importance is unquestioned,
    Though it is used more by others.

3. What goes with a wagon that
    Doesn't benefit the wagon,
    But the wagon cannot move without.
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Post by: Atelier on 11 May 2013, 11:06
1. Sunshine
2. Surname
3. Driver?
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Post by: Renodox on 11 May 2013, 19:40
1 is correct, 2 is close enough (it was just name), but 3 is wrong.
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Post by: mkennedy on 17 May 2013, 11:04
Here's a riddle that I've given a slight alteration so it's slightly more of a challenge.

"The more he dries, the wetter he gets"
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Post by: Stupot on 17 May 2013, 11:13
Here's a riddle that I've given a slight alteration so it's slightly more of a challenge.

"The more he dries, the wetter he gets"
A towel, or cloth?

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I just Googled the answer to the wagon one, and it is terrible.
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Post by: Renodox on 17 May 2013, 19:48
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I just Googled the answer to the wagon one, and it is terrible.

Well, if you Googled the answer, then put it up so we can get on with the rest of them.
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Post by: mkennedy on 18 May 2013, 05:29
Here's a riddle that I've given a slight alteration so it's slightly more of a challenge.

"The more he dries, the wetter he gets"
A towel, or cloth?

That's the answer to the original riddle, "The more it dries, the wetter it gets"
but for this riddle he's not just any towel, he's an anthropomorphic towel with a face and arms to grab stuff and legs to walk!
The challenge is to come up with the name of the character!
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Post by: Stupot on 18 May 2013, 09:12
@Renodox.  That would be cheating 8-0
but okay
noise
@mkennedy.
Spongebob Squarepants?
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Post by: mkennedy on 18 May 2013, 12:25
Nope! Not Spongebob!
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Post by: Atelier on 18 May 2013, 12:29
Towelie from South Park!
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Post by: mkennedy on 18 May 2013, 18:05
Towelie from South Park!

That's correct!
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Post by: Renodox on 19 May 2013, 05:34
1. What has a mare,
That the cow has not?

2. This side of a wolfhound
Has the most hair.

3. Its orange eye blinks,
The burning tears flow.
But what its sorrow is,
None may ever know.
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Post by: Stupot on 19 May 2013, 11:26
1.
Night (mare)?
2.
The outside.
3.
A candle?
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Post by: Renodox on 20 May 2013, 06:24
2 and 3 are correct but 1 is not.
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Post by: janleht on 25 May 2013, 20:15
Here´s riddle for you:

If you feed it with metal - It will eat with great appetite.
If it gets some juiciest & tastiest fruits - It will vomit.
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Post by: Renodox on 29 May 2013, 08:23
A coin slot?
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Post by: janleht on 29 May 2013, 12:44
Answer is a fruit machine/slot machine, to be exact - but I think you got the right idea.
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Jun 2013, 09:26
Okay people obviously lost interest with the old riddles.  The answer to the number 1 riddle I put up was:

Colts

1. Two legs it has,
And this will confound
Only at res,
Do they touch the ground.

2. She has tasteful friend
And tasteless enemies
Tears are often shed on her behalf
Yes never has she broken a heart.

3. In all the world, none can compare,
To this tiny weaver his deadly cloth
So silky and fair.
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Jun 2013, 10:07
I haven't got a clue about 2 or 3 but could 1 be a helicopter? I was going to say 'bird' but they can be on 2 feet and still not resting.
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Jun 2013, 10:51
No helicopter is wrong.  It's not quite so modern.
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Jun 2013, 15:55
3 sounds like a spider?
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Post by: selmiak on 09 Jun 2013, 20:35
2 might be an onion
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Jun 2013, 21:39
I'm worried that this is going to end up like the last one.  However, 2 and 3 are correct.  To help things along a bit,

The first one is a device that was used both in the middle ages and today.
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Jun 2013, 23:37
A wheelbarrow? They have kind of legs that you rest them on when you are no longer pushing it.
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Jun 2013, 05:40
Correct!

1. You can see it in winter,
Never in summer
Even though it is as light
As a feather, the mightiest
Man in the north can hold it
For long.

2. Every creature in the world
Has seen it.
But to their dying day
they'll never see
The same one again.

3. Kingdom soldiers will
Look like it,
When the headsman
Gives them a lop.
For then, like it, they'll
Have a neck
But not a head on top.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Jun 2013, 08:57
1. Snowflake
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Post by: arj0n on 10 Jun 2013, 15:25
It's the beginning of the end
It's the end of space
It's the beginning of eternity

What is it?
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Post by: Haggis on 10 Jun 2013, 15:36
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It's the beginning of the end
It's the end of space
It's the beginning of eternity

What is it?

e!
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Post by: arj0n on 10 Jun 2013, 15:42
Haggis, that's way to quick :-\

 ;)
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Post by: Renodox on 11 Jun 2013, 03:11
Nope "Snowflake" is wrong.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 11 Jun 2013, 08:44
Nope "Snowflake" is wrong.

1. Breath :).
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Post by: Haggis on 11 Jun 2013, 10:07
It was a "speed-e" response
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Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2013, 10:27
2 - Today?
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Post by: Renodox on 11 Jun 2013, 21:17
Both "Breath" and "Today" are correct.  Still waiting for the third one.
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Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2013, 23:01
3... hmm... a sweater?  Tunic?
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Jun 2013, 23:01
No, it's not an item of clothing.
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Jun 2013, 20:31
Don't be a baby there is an answer to the third question.  Don't cork it just yet.
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Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2013, 21:47
A bottle :D
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Jun 2013, 04:56
Correct.

1. What is this thing
With fingers long.
That grips our deadly
Swords so strong?

2. Six legs, two heads,
Two hands, one long nose.
Yet he uses only four legs
Wherever he goes.

3. Black when bought.
Red when used.
Gray when thrown away.
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Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2013, 09:24
1. A gauntlet
2. A horse and rider
3. A lump of coal.
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Jun 2013, 10:57
What'd you do look them up? ;)

1. It never was before.
It is not now.
Fools wait for it forever.

2. What ranges far an
Cannot be confined,
Yet stays in one spot?
The correct one will
Open this chest.

3. Held firmly in the hands,
Like a sword it cuts deep.
Bloodless strokes, all,
Then forward we leap.
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Post by: selmiak on 16 Jun 2013, 12:18
1) the future
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Post by: Stupot on 17 Jun 2013, 12:23
No way man. My policy is if I do give up on one and look it up then I just won't answer it.

As for these three, I can only guess 1). If its not 'future' then its 'tomorrow'.
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Jun 2013, 20:21
"The future" is correct.  And really I was just joking, but it's good to know these are really attempted.  Still waiting for 2 and 3.
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Post by: Stee on 17 Jun 2013, 20:43
3) Pole Vault? I was thinking Rowing Paddles but you would leap backwards.

My other guess would've been the hammer throw.

Then as a last attempt I would say Pen. Because the pen is mightier than the sword, and sharp with wit.

If we are to keep in line with Rumpus Room, I would like to put forward rusty ski poles as an alternative answer

But it's not either of these is it Renodox?

2) Only thing I can think of is "air". I don't have any smart remarks for this one sorry.
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Post by: Renodox on 18 Jun 2013, 07:13
No it's not either of those but your "I was thinking" was right.

#2 is wrong though.
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Post by: Stupot on 18 Jun 2013, 10:02
Regarding #2, is 'the correct one will open this chest' part of the actual clue? Or can it be answered based on the lines before it?
I've a few ideas, but none of them open chests.
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Post by: Renodox on 18 Jun 2013, 10:39
It is part of the riddle itself.  However, you could use something else like "The right one will solve this riddle."
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Post by: Renodox on 20 Jun 2013, 07:48
I didn't think that this one would be so hard.  Let your mind wander and come up with the answer.
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Post by: CaptainD on 20 Jun 2013, 10:34
2 - Thought?
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Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2013, 15:52
Imagination?
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Post by: Renodox on 20 Jun 2013, 18:10
"Thought" is correct.

1. Bloodless and boneless
It travels about.
Yet it never leaves home.

2. You hear it speak,
For it has a hard tongue.
But it cannot breathe,
For it has not a lung.

3. Has a tongue,
But never talks.
Has no legs,
But sometimes walks.
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Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2013, 18:33
1. Caravan?
3. A shoe? (I feel like we've had this one already).
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Jun 2013, 06:42
Yeah, we probably already did have #3 before but you got that one.  The other one is wrong though.
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Jun 2013, 07:55
Maybe it's time to retire this thread for now.  After all, you all seem to have backed into your shells and this just doesn't chime with the fun anymore.
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Post by: Adeel on 25 Jun 2013, 13:13
Maybe it's time to retire this thread for now.  After all, you all seem to have backed into your shells and this just doesn't chime with the fun anymore.

    Carry on the fun, new members such as myself would like to play.


1. Bloodless and boneless
It travels about.
Yet it never leaves home.

2. You hear it speak,
For it has a hard tongue.
But it cannot breathe,
For it has not a lung.

    My answer for #1 is GLOVES and for #2 is...maybe SPEAKER
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Jun 2013, 20:40
Well I'll keep it up but your answers are wrong.  I gave some clues in the quoted comment.
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Jun 2013, 20:51
ahh, a snail and a bell?
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Post by: Renodox on 26 Jun 2013, 03:43
That's right.

1. You seek it out
When your hunger's ripe
It sits on four legs
And smokes a pipe.

2. Has feathers
But can't fly
Rests on legs
But can't walk.

3. When they are caught,
They are thrown away.
When they escape,
You itch all day.
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Post by: Scarab on 28 Jun 2013, 18:03
Ah, I was thinking 'snail' for that last one, but I didn't think snails were bloodless.
1. Stove
2. Bed
3. Fleas
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Post by: CaptainD on 28 Jun 2013, 19:12
3 - OceanSpirit Dennis.
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Jun 2013, 09:53
All three were correct.

1. He stands beside the road in a
Purple cap and tattered green cloak
Those who touch him, curse him.

2. All around the house,
With his Lady he dances.
Yet he always works,
And never romances.

3. All across the countryside,
To front doors he travels.
But you never invite him in.
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Post by: Stupot on 29 Jun 2013, 10:00
1. Deadly nightshade (or some other poisonous plant)?
2. Broom/mop. ;)
3. Postman.
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Jun 2013, 11:01
#2 was right.  The others were wrong.
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Post by: Atelier on 29 Jun 2013, 12:23
Is #3 lane/road?
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Post by: Renodox on 30 Jun 2013, 07:12
You got 3.
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Jul 2013, 01:52
Don't give up on the first one, I know it's a thorn in the side but smell the flowers.
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Post by: Renodox on 06 Jul 2013, 01:31
Well if you can't think of the first one, think of pleasant Sounds you Like and Whistle.

While, I'm waiting for that, here's another riddle:

Moving at your current speed, how long will it take you to go completely around the sun?
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Post by: Adeel on 06 Jul 2013, 08:40
Moving at your current speed, how long will it take you to go completely around the sun?

365 days and 6 hours will take...
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Jul 2013, 21:05
The answer to 1 was:

Thistle

1. Axes and swords will not help you through.
Yet it and a little push will do.
Some in the road would have fought and soon died.
Were it not close at hand, to let them inside.

2. Pounds all day,
Beats all night,
Never rests.

3. This old one runs forever,
But never moves at all.
He has not lungs, nor throat,
Still a mighty roaring call.
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Post by: Adeel on 09 Jul 2013, 13:27
2. Pounds all day,
Beats all night,
Never rests.

Heart?

BTW, you didn't said anything about my answer being correct or wrong.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 09 Jul 2013, 13:35
1. Key.
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Jul 2013, 13:52
is 3 a waterfall? (although they do technically move very slowly over time).
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Jul 2013, 20:46
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BTW, you didn't said anything about my answer being correct or wrong.

Yes, your answer to the other riddle was correct.

1 and 3 are correct, 2 was technically correct but it wouldn't open the chest in the game.  Think more water based things.
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Jul 2013, 21:47
#2 was "Surf" but that's one of those things that's a little too hard to figure out with the amount of info I gave.

1. (4 letter word)
You can count on them, though
Some would rather curse them.
You can speak dear to them,
Though we all know 'tis just in vain.

2. (4 letter word)
They have not lips nor tongues,
Yet lead them green to the pit,
And as they die you will hear,
Them sputter, hiss and spit.

3. (10 letter word)
There is a shoemaker in the dell.
Makes his shoes with steel and nail.
Although his goods last right well,
Folks need two pair, without fail.
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Post by: Adeel on 12 Jul 2013, 22:38
#1 seems to be DEAD. Am I right?
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Post by: Stupot on 12 Jul 2013, 22:48
3 is a farrier
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Jul 2013, 04:51
#1 is wrong it's chansey but not deadly.  #3 is right.
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Jul 2013, 01:09
Just to let the new players know.  This thread is also for posting your own riddles up.  They aren't just for me to post up mine.
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Post by: mkennedy on 14 Jul 2013, 07:14
A simple riddle with multiple possible answers.

What has an eye, but can't see?
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Post by: Stupot on 14 Jul 2013, 08:58
A storm, a needle... errrm... someone with his eyes closed?
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Post by: mkennedy on 14 Jul 2013, 15:29
Those all work, but the last one is kind of iffy. Actually I was thinking more hurricane than storm, but it's close enough.
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Post by: Scarab on 19 Jul 2013, 01:39
1. (4 letter word)
You can count on them, though
Some would rather curse them.
You can speak dear to them,
Though we all know 'tis just in vain.

Gods?
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Post by: Renodox on 19 Jul 2013, 03:50
Glad you took the gamble but no it's not gods.
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Post by: Scarab on 19 Jul 2013, 09:40
Glad you took the gamble but no it's not gods.

I was thinking that it was a little ostentatious a claim for a riddle to make. :P
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Post by: mkennedy on 20 Jul 2013, 07:50
Here's a riddle / joke from some place.

Why should you never commit a crime on the farm?
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Post by: Harvester on 20 Jul 2013, 10:55
Because the farmer will rape you and shoot you? (not necessarily in that order)
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Jul 2013, 20:07
Because the Potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears and the beanstalk (beans talk).
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 22 Jul 2013, 01:09
2. Bets.
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Jul 2013, 05:00
Your answer is closer to number 1 but still doesn't answer it.  You need to branch out a bit more for #2.
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Post by: mkennedy on 23 Jul 2013, 23:25
Because the Potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears and the beanstalk (beans talk).

That's correct! (Though I didn't know about the talking beans part of the riddle)
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Post by: Scavenger on 23 Jul 2013, 23:48
1. (4 letter word)
You can count on them, though
Some would rather curse them.
You can speak dear to them,
Though we all know 'tis just in vain.

Self.

You can count on yourself. Some people curse themselves, and speaking dearly of oneself is vain. And in vain, too, since you already know what you're going to say.
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Jul 2013, 07:10
Sorry, but you'll have to try another roll at it.
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Post by: CaptainD on 24 Jul 2013, 08:39
For 1 I would say LIFE, though the reference to "them" infers that it could be a plural?
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Post by: Stupot on 24 Jul 2013, 09:33
Idol?
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Jul 2013, 19:22
No it's not "Life" or "Idol."  In both riddles the word is a plural word and it's only 4 letters.  I'm sure "Yahtzee" Crowshaw would get the first one.  And really, fire up that imagination and burn out that second one.
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Post by: Tabata on 24 Jul 2013, 19:32
1. (4 letter word)
You can count on them, though
Some would rather curse them.
You can speak dear to them,
Though we all know 'tis just in vain.
How about foes?
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Post by: Andail on 24 Jul 2013, 19:59
Kids?
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Post by: Stupot on 24 Jul 2013, 21:23
Toes
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Jul 2013, 23:50
(Smacks face)

The answer to #1 is "DICE."
The answer to #2 is "LOGS."

1. When it is stout
People gladly tread.
When it is thin,
People walk in dread.

2. With these
The meat and
Bones of the dead
Can be used to trap the living.

3. It is a journey whose path
Depends on another's vision
Of where it ends.
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Post by: selmiak on 25 Jul 2013, 00:12
2. church? lol

3. a book or a film
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Jul 2013, 17:18
Who talks to dice? haha

1. Ice
2. a trap.. duh  (roll)
3. Pilgrimage?
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Post by: mkennedy on 25 Jul 2013, 18:55
1. When it is stout
People gladly tread.
When it is thin,
People walk in dread.

ALE!! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)


And now for another original riddle I made up myself.

What is Santa's favorite heavy metal band?
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Post by: Renodox on 26 Jul 2013, 01:14
"Traps" was correct, as was "Book."  #1 has yet to be answered.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 26 Jul 2013, 11:02
Hmm, if #1 is not "Ice", then it might be... Bridge?
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Post by: Renodox on 26 Jul 2013, 20:29
Yes bridge is correct.  I'll allow the other riddle to be solved before adding new ones.
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Post by: Adeel on 27 Jul 2013, 11:17
All riddles are answered in my opinion.
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Post by: Renodox on 27 Jul 2013, 11:22
McKennedy's riddle wasn't answered yet.  I'm waiting for it to be answered.
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Post by: Stupot on 27 Jul 2013, 14:24
What is Santa's favorite heavy metal band?
Slade (as in sleighed.  It's Chriiiiiiiiiistmaaaaas!
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Post by: mkennedy on 27 Jul 2013, 17:58
What is Santa's favorite heavy metal band?
Slade (as in sleighed.  It's Chriiiiiiiiiistmaaaaas!

That could work, though actually I was thinking of Slayer (sleigher).
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Post by: Renodox on 27 Jul 2013, 19:14
1. Blessed are the first.
   Slow are the second.
   Playful are the third.
   Bold are the fourth.
   Brave are the fifth.

2. After the final fire,
   The winds will blow.
   And these, which are already dead
   Will cover the ones who have
   Yet to die.

3. Men seize it from its home,
   Tear apart its flesh,
   Drink the sweet blood,
   Then cast its skin aside.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 27 Jul 2013, 20:26
Regarding 2
not sure which I am to guess about. I think that puzzle tells about the Ashes. Though, the whole event could be volcano eruption.

3.
An Coconut maybe?
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Post by: CaptainD on 27 Jul 2013, 21:13
3 I was thinking what CW said or possibly
grapes
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Jul 2013, 00:47
#2 was ashes so you got it right.
#3 Has multiple answers but coconut works out, grapes does not.  We cast the skeleton aside but not the skin (most of the time). You can keep up with this one if you want.  It wouldn't open the chest in the game with any of the answers provided.
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Post by: Stupot on 31 Jul 2013, 15:59
For #1 I kind of half cheated:
I found a similar riddle where the first, second, third, fourth and fifth letter of each line spelled the word 'brave' but the clues were slightly different, but from that I easily work out that the answer to #1 is 'blade'
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Post by: mkennedy on 31 Jul 2013, 18:20
A riddle/joke from the Colbert Report! if you've seen that episode don't blurt out the answer for those who haven't.

At what time should you go to see the dentist?
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Post by: CaptainD on 31 Jul 2013, 18:35
Dunno if this is a new version of the joke?... since I was about 4, the answer to that has always been
2:30
.
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Post by: mkennedy on 01 Aug 2013, 02:14
Dunno if this is a new version of the joke?... since I was about 4, the answer to that has always been
2:30
.
That was quick. :P
Yes, the answer is 2:30 or "tooth hurty"
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Post by: Renodox on 05 Aug 2013, 06:50
The answer to #3 was "Orange" in the game.

1. You see me oft,
In woods and town.
With my roots above,
I must grow down.

2. A strange earthen house,
That brings naught but disdain
And yet those who stay there,
Never do complain.

3. Twins on either side of
A ridge that smells.
They shall never see
Each other directly.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 05 Aug 2013, 15:24
2.
Grave
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Post by: CaptainD on 05 Aug 2013, 15:27
3 -
eyes
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Aug 2013, 21:28
Well, 2 and 3 were answered correctly.  Only the first one hasn't been answered.  How about we say whoever gets it is the winter of this round.
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Post by: selmiak on 07 Aug 2013, 22:23
1. a well?

can I be the summer of this round too? ;)
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 07 Aug 2013, 22:46
How about we say whoever gets it is the winter of this round.

Hahahaha. :)

1.
Icicle!
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Aug 2013, 04:20
Icicle is correct.  Crimson Wizard is the winter of this round!

1. With flashing sword and booming cry.
With darkness staining land and sky,
The army comes, prepared to die.
Soldiers fall in glistening dress.
As battles are joined without egress,
Save comfort in the earth's caress.

2. The wheel is steered,
Despite the night.
They prefer our lead,
More than the light.

3. When it is down,
it is lower than a horse's belly.
When it is up,
It is higher than a horse's back.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 08 Aug 2013, 08:13
1.
Thunderstorm? Or perhaps just "Rain".
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Post by: Stupot on 08 Aug 2013, 15:56
3.
A horse's tail?
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Aug 2013, 20:24
#1 was answered correctly, however #3 was not.
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Post by: CaptainD on 08 Aug 2013, 20:25
2 -
Saddle / Horse's head?
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Aug 2013, 06:35
Captain D got #3 right with his first guess.  Still waiting on #2.
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Aug 2013, 16:43
I don't get it :-(
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Aug 2013, 19:29
You can navigate your way through it I'm sure.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 09 Aug 2013, 19:41
You can navigate your way through it I'm sure.

Lol, with those hints it feels like cheating.
2.
Stars
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Aug 2013, 21:08
You got it.  Seriously though, it's hard to come up with hints.

1. Holes at the top.
Holes at the bottom.
Holes in the middle.
But still it holds water.

2. Claws like a cat,
Crooked as a snake's hiss.
Patch together your guesses.
You won't guess this.

3. Round as an apple,
Deep as a cup,
All the Bitter Sea,
Can't fill it up.
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Post by: mkennedy on 12 Aug 2013, 23:46
A riddle from an old  text adventure, if you've played it then let somebody who hasn't try to guess the answer.

"my tines be long
my tines be short
my tines end before my first report"
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Post by: CaptainD on 13 Aug 2013, 00:00
1 -
Sponge?
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Post by: Adeel on 13 Aug 2013, 03:27
1-
If sponge is not right, then: blotting paper?

2-
Cane or Snake-Head Shaped Cane? :D

3-
Hmmm, maybe Planet Earth or simply Earth?
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Aug 2013, 04:38
CaptainD got the first one.  The other answers aren't right.  Make sure to see to mkennedy's riddle too.
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Aug 2013, 20:36
A rabbit would guess the second one pretty easy.

Don't strain yourself on the third.
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Post by: Sunny Penguin on 14 Aug 2013, 20:42
3 -
Colander?
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Aug 2013, 22:13
#3 is close enough.  It's actually a sieve but I'm not sure how many people know about that word.
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Post by: CaptainD on 15 Aug 2013, 08:45
That just leaves mkennedy's riddle still to get then I believe - no idea what it is myself!

A riddle from an old  text adventure, if you've played it then let somebody who hasn't try to guess the answer.

"my tines be long
my tines be short
my tines end before my first report"
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Post by: mkennedy on 21 Aug 2013, 09:28
That just leaves mkennedy's riddle still to get then I believe - no idea what it is myself!

This one was pretty tough, partly because I didn't know what 'tines' were (they're a synonym for forks) and I was only able to solve the riddle when I found a sentence that had the answer that also used the word tines. The riddle was from 'Beyond Zork' as I recall.
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Post by: CaptainD on 21 Aug 2013, 12:50
Still no idea I'm afraid! :confused:???:confused:???:confused:

Something to do with a "fork" in the road maybe?
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Aug 2013, 07:05
Horns maybe?  Or Pitchfork?  Or Trident?

BTW the second one in my list was not answered.
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Post by: CaptainD on 22 Aug 2013, 08:39
BTW the second one in my list was not answered.

Oops... that was:

2. Claws like a cat,
Crooked as a snake's hiss.
Patch together your guesses.
You won't guess this.

(No idea what the answer is.)
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Post by: Renodox on 22 Aug 2013, 10:43
King Graham and the prince in Sleeping Beauty both had to deal with the answer.
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Post by: CaptainD on 22 Aug 2013, 11:13
Spindle?
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Post by: Scarab on 22 Aug 2013, 20:45
2. Thorny bush?
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Post by: Stupot on 22 Aug 2013, 20:54
I wouldn't wish that on any man. Not even Prince Charming.
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Post by: Renodox on 23 Aug 2013, 00:42
Scarab was close enough.  The answer is Briars.

1. Although my cow is dead.
I continue to beat her.
What a racket she makes!

2. Flat as a leaf,
Round as a ring,
Has two eyes,
But can't see a thing.

3. Two brothers wanted to race a course,
To see which had the slowest horse.
Since neither wanted to spur his mare,
What must they do to make it fair?
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Aug 2013, 09:13
1 -
Drum made of cow hide
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Post by: Renodox on 24 Aug 2013, 20:24
CaptainD got the first one.  The other two need answering.
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Aug 2013, 08:24
3. Would they ride each other's horse? That way they can race flat out and try to win, proving that his own horse is slower.
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Aug 2013, 10:07
Stupot+ got it.  The direct answer in the game is: "Trade Mares."
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Aug 2013, 09:34
You seemed to have zipped your mouths when it comes to the second one.  Or maybe you sewed them shut, or sealed them or...
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 28 Aug 2013, 09:40
2. Button :) (maybe)
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Aug 2013, 20:47
Crimson Wizard got it.

1. A box beneath a tree,
Inside some tasty meat.
Kept for a month or more,
It still tastes just as sweet.

2. Its tail is round and hollow,
Seems to get chewed a bit,
But you'll rarely see this thing,
Unless the other end is lit.

3. It doesn't live within a house.
Nor does it live without.
Most will use it when they come in,
And again when they go out.
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Post by: Atelier on 28 Aug 2013, 22:17
1. Coffin with a body in.
2. Candle?
3. Front entrance/doorway.
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Aug 2013, 05:43
The third one is correct.  However, the other two are wrong.
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Post by: mkennedy on 29 Aug 2013, 06:49
1. A box beneath a tree,
Inside some tasty meat.
Kept for a month or more,
It still tastes just as sweet.
1. Coffin with a body in.
:grin: MMMM.... Corpse meat.... Tasty! :grin:


A riddle from an old  text adventure, if you've played it then let somebody who hasn't try to guess the answer.

"my tines be long
my tines be short
my tines end before my first report"

Looks like I'm going to have to give a hint on this one...
You wouldn't want to get struck by it.
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Aug 2013, 07:44
Lightning?
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Post by: Stupot on 29 Aug 2013, 08:39
Ahh,,, i was racking my brain for hours about that tines riddle :-/

As for renodox's, i think 2 is a pipe. And 1 is a christmas pudding (mincemeat of the fruity kind)
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Post by: mkennedy on 29 Aug 2013, 09:42
Lightning?

That's the correct answer! And I didn't even have to give the "it has better odds then the lottery!" clue.
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Post by: Renodox on 30 Aug 2013, 04:40
#2 was correct, but #1 is not.
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Post by: Atelier on 30 Aug 2013, 11:19
1. A bee hive?
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Post by: Renodox on 31 Aug 2013, 03:45
No it's not a beehive.  Think of the kind of meat even a vegan would eat.
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Post by: Adeel on 31 Aug 2013, 12:09
1.
Coconut, maybe?
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Post by: Renodox on 01 Sep 2013, 04:55
#1 was walnut but Coconut is close enough.

1. Although lower than a fence,
And thinner than a rail,
It can still be used to hold a horse;
Hooves, mane and tail.

2. Though not a plant, has leaves.
Though not a beast, has spine.
Though many wouldn't need this thing,
'Tis more valuable than wine.

3. In the fields a frightful thing,
Watch it and you will find,
It has a pitchfork in the front,
And a broom back behind.
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Post by: Stupot on 01 Sep 2013, 12:14
#2 is a book
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Post by: Scarab on 01 Sep 2013, 17:46
3
#3 Makes me think bull
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Post by: Renodox on 01 Sep 2013, 20:09
2 and 3 were correct.
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Post by: Atelier on 01 Sep 2013, 21:01
1. Horseshoes?
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Post by: Renodox on 02 Sep 2013, 00:05
No, it's not Horseshoes.
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Post by: Adeel on 02 Sep 2013, 13:20
1.
grass (laugh)
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Post by: Atelier on 02 Sep 2013, 21:55
If not grass, then a rope/lead?
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Post by: Stupot on 03 Sep 2013, 01:46
Bear trap (nod)
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Post by: Renodox on 03 Sep 2013, 06:54
None of the answers were right just yet, but rope is on the right track.
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Post by: Stupot on 03 Sep 2013, 10:33
bridle?
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Post by: mkennedy on 03 Sep 2013, 22:28
1. Although lower than a fence,
And thinner than a rail,
It can still be used to hold a horse;
Hooves, mane and tail.

A hot-dog! (Sorry couldn't resist):grin:
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Sep 2013, 03:47
Keep pounding your answers in and I'm sure someone will get it eventually.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Sep 2013, 08:20
None of the answers were right just yet, but rope is on the right track.
Umm... leash?
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Post by: Stupot on 04 Sep 2013, 09:37
Grass? Wait we've had that?
Whip?
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Post by: Atelier on 04 Sep 2013, 14:33
A command, a pull back on the reins, a 'whoa boy', etc?
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Sep 2013, 20:06
Nope.  Think of what the rope, the leash, and the bear trap would be tied to.
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Post by: Adeel on 05 Sep 2013, 09:21
What about
knot?

or

a hook?
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Post by: Ghost on 05 Sep 2013, 10:14
Nope.  Think of what the rope, the leash, and the bear trap would be tied to.

A post?
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Post by: Renodox on 05 Sep 2013, 21:19
For goodness sake, with campy answers like these Dracula would be quite safe.  They're all wrong.
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Post by: Stupot on 05 Sep 2013, 23:27
Haha. A stake :-)
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Sep 2013, 07:55
1. Our valiant leaders will keep this.
But only after they have given it.

2. What is this thing that having,
You can no longer give it away.
But lacking it, for the moment at least,
You can give it to those who must pay?

3. Whoever has it is angry,
Whoever loses it is angrier,
Whoever wins it has it no more.
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Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 07 Sep 2013, 08:16
#2
The common cold?
#3
Fight
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Post by: Adeel on 07 Sep 2013, 09:18
1.
Sacrifice? or Martyrdom?
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Post by: Thaumaturge on 07 Sep 2013, 18:00
1:
Their word?
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Sep 2013, 18:53
Thaumaturge got the first, MiteWiseacreLives! got the third, but the second one has yet to be answered.
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Post by: CaptainD on 07 Sep 2013, 20:45
2 -
Debt?
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Post by: mkennedy on 08 Sep 2013, 02:43
A riddle/joke in honor of "Talk Like a Pirate" day!

What be the name of the group for pirates over 65 who's seafaring days are behind them? (insert obligatory Ocean Spirit Dennis reference...)
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Sep 2013, 09:22
65 buccaneers past due?

As for the answers to my riddles.  None of them correctly answered 2.
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Post by: mkennedy on 09 Sep 2013, 08:53
No, 'tis a parody of a rather well known organization in the states for senior citizens.
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Sep 2013, 12:25
If it had been retired wizards I'd have said
Mage Concern
, but for pirates and OSD?  ????????????
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Post by: mkennedy on 10 Sep 2013, 00:42
Think "Talk Like a Pirate" day.
Maybe this rephrasing will make it easier...

After years of plunder, Ocean Spirit Dennis had gathered enough loot to buy a villa in the Bahamas and live out his old age in comfort without ever having to work again so what was the organization that he joined?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 10 Sep 2013, 10:13
2.
Nothing
.
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Sep 2013, 21:27
#2 is still wrong.

The answer is what people say is never the answer.
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Post by: Scarab on 11 Sep 2013, 17:43
What be the name of the group for pirates over 65 who's seafaring days are behind them?

I think I know what you're getting at, but I have no idea how the answer would be phrased.
Are you just looking for the acronym?
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Post by: mkennedy on 12 Sep 2013, 04:31
What be the name of the group for pirates over 65 who's seafaring days are behind them?

I think I know what you're getting at, but I have no idea how the answer would be phrased.
Are you just looking for the acronym?


Yeah, the acronym would be fine. Without the joke/riddle wouldn't make much sense
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Post by: Stupot on 12 Sep 2013, 10:06
#2 = Nothing
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Sep 2013, 10:33
That answer was already tried.  No it's not Nothing.
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Post by: Adeel on 12 Sep 2013, 11:06
2.
Everything?
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Post by: Atelier on 12 Sep 2013, 11:30
The answer is what people say is never the answer.

Violence.
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Post by: Stupot on 12 Sep 2013, 11:30
Blade Runner?

[eidt] ooh ooh... revenge!
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Post by: Gilbert on 12 Sep 2013, 11:34
2.
loss of virginity
?
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Post by: Scarab on 12 Sep 2013, 15:48
@mkennedy: Pirates over 65 be joining the AARP. Or perhaps the AARRRRRRP ;)

@Renodox: 2.
Death

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Post by: mkennedy on 12 Sep 2013, 18:47
@mkennedy: Pirates over 65 be joining the AARP. Or perhaps the AARRRRRRP ;)

That be correct! The American Association of Retired Pirates or the A. A. AAARRR! P.
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Post by: Renodox on 12 Sep 2013, 20:50
Scarab got it.

1. This wondrous thing, though not an herb,
Can help comfort the weak and the dying.
It can even be used to rally the troops,
Or make one start laughing or crying.

2. This sparkling globe can float on water,
and weighs not more than a feather.
Yet despite it's weight
Ten giants could never pick it up.

3. Ten men's strength,
Ten men's length,
One man can pick it up,
No man can stand it up.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 12 Sep 2013, 20:54
1.
Music/Song
2.
maybe Foam
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Post by: CaptainD on 12 Sep 2013, 20:58
2 -
Bubble
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Post by: Adeel on 12 Sep 2013, 22:38
2.
(Reflection of) Moon?
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Post by: Renodox on 13 Sep 2013, 22:01
1 was answered correctly with "Music" 2 was answered correctly with "Bubble" now I'm waiting on 3.
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Post by: Scarab on 14 Sep 2013, 10:49
3.
Rope
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Sep 2013, 05:11
Scarab got 3.

1. A shimmering field that reaches far.
Yet it has no tracks,
And is crossed without paths.

2. You tie these things,
Before you go.
And untie them,
After you stop.

3. This engulfing thing,
Is strange indeed,
The greater it grows,
The less you see.
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Post by: Renodox on 20 Sep 2013, 10:45
Nobody's interested anymore?
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Post by: CaptainD on 20 Sep 2013, 10:47
1 - Horizon?
2 - Shoelaces?
3 - Your belly?  (Well you see less if you look down! :P)
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 20 Sep 2013, 11:01
1.
Sea
3.
Darkness
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Post by: Renodox on 23 Sep 2013, 09:11
Captain D got the second one.  Crimson Wizard got the other two.

1. Don't grow too attached to this thing.
Without it you will never even know it is gone.
But be careful, friend
It is much easier to lose on enemy soil.

2. What is it of yours
That you see every day,
But our Leader
Sees only rarely?

3. Neck, but no head.
Arms, but no hands.
Waist but no legs.
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 23 Sep 2013, 17:52
1. Innocence, 2. Your foe, 3. A stringed instrument like a violin?
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Sep 2013, 03:19
No, none of those are the right answer.  Good try though.
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Sep 2013, 09:34
1. Head
2. My private parts
3. Minefield victim
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Sep 2013, 09:49
Oh come now, be serious.  None of those are right.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 25 Sep 2013, 09:59
Oh come now, be serious.  None of those are right.
I believed "head" is correct :)

My guess for 1 is Life then.

Also 2.
Need
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 25 Sep 2013, 14:16
3. A suit jacket or shirt maybe?
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Sep 2013, 14:35
Oh come now, be serious.  None of those are right.
'Head' was a genuine guess.  As for the others: it's the Rumpus Room - I regret nothing :-D
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Post by: Sunny Penguin on 25 Sep 2013, 14:53
1. I think CW is right, sounds like life to me.

2. vote/political opinion? A grain of sense? I guess it depends on who your 'leader' is.

3. turtle-neck jumper, even?
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Sep 2013, 20:43
#1 was "Life" and #3 is "Jacket."  You did well.  Now #2 still needs to be solved.
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Post by: Sunny Penguin on 25 Sep 2013, 23:17
Jacket has a collar, not a neck :-D
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 26 Sep 2013, 07:09
2. The effects of whatever balls up the leader has made?
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Post by: Renodox on 26 Sep 2013, 11:31
Your answers are all alike: they're wrong.  We all seem to be alike. 
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Post by: Adeel on 26 Sep 2013, 11:33
2.
Sleepless Nights?
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Post by: Stupot on 26 Sep 2013, 19:51
Our peers!
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 26 Sep 2013, 19:54
2.
Mistakes? :)

Err, Stupot seem to got it.
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Post by: Renodox on 26 Sep 2013, 20:28
Stupot+ got it.

1. A carpenter left some wood,
Would not take it back.
I saw some dust where he left it,
But couldn't find his stack.

2. No visible flesh,
Nor blood, nor bone,
But given time,
They will walk alone.

3. Put into a pit.
Locked behind a steel grate.
Guarded all through the night,
Still it goes out.
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Post by: Adeel on 26 Sep 2013, 22:40
2.
Shadow?

3.
Lantern?
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Sep 2013, 11:02
Lantern is close but it's not the answer.  The other one is wrong entirely.
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Post by: Bulbapuck on 29 Sep 2013, 11:27
3:
Fire
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Post by: Renodox on 29 Sep 2013, 22:46
"Fire" is correct.  I need answers to 1 and 2 now.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 29 Sep 2013, 23:10
1. Wood Chips?
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Post by: Renodox on 30 Sep 2013, 20:41
Close but no.
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 01 Oct 2013, 06:51
Saw dust?
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Post by: selmiak on 01 Oct 2013, 16:03
1. a wooden cross for his own gravestone

2. Zombie
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Post by: Renodox on 03 Oct 2013, 06:16
Sawdust is correct.

Zombie?  You can see their bones and their flesh hanging all over them.
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Post by: Adeel on 03 Oct 2013, 11:16
2.  Either
Ghosts
Or
Memories
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Post by: mkennedy on 04 Oct 2013, 02:35
2. No visible flesh,
Nor blood, nor bone,
But given time,
They will walk alone.

Robots! Particularly ASIMO. :-D

And if that doesn't work then some incredibly stinky gym socks!
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Oct 2013, 06:14
No.  It's something that's alive.
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Post by: CaptainD on 04 Oct 2013, 10:53
Frogspawn?  Ova?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Oct 2013, 11:11
I think the answer is something really simple and common.
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Post by: selmiak on 04 Oct 2013, 13:58
Some insect?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Oct 2013, 14:05
Hmmm.... what about Child? (wtf)
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Oct 2013, 17:32
No, frog spawn and child is close though.
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 04 Oct 2013, 18:19
Unborn Child?
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Post by: Adeel on 04 Oct 2013, 19:19
Now I don't know what made me think of these but.....

2.
Sperm?

or
Ovary Egg?

or
Pollen Grain?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Oct 2013, 19:25
Ahmed, you are so close, I think. :)

Egg? Just egg.
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Post by: Adeel on 04 Oct 2013, 19:38
CW, my first name is Adeel. So, I would really appreciate it if you call me by my first name :). I also believe that you know the answer of this riddle but you're teasing all of us (laugh).

Enough for the talk, my new guess is:
Shell
?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Oct 2013, 19:44
CW, my first name is Adeel. So, I would really appreciate it if you call me by my first name :).
Oops, really sorry about that. I probably mistyped or something. (Also I knew a guy whose name was Ahmet, so I, err... well)

I also believe that you know the answer of this riddle but you're teasing all of us (laugh).
No, I just saw you guessed "overy egg" and suddenly thought the real answer is "egg". ;)
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Post by: Adeel on 04 Oct 2013, 20:02
CW, my first name is Adeel. So, I would really appreciate it if you call me by my first name :).
Oops, really sorry about that. I probably mistyped or something. (Also I knew a guy whose name was Ahmet, so I, err... well)

No worries :). As Ahmed is my last name, you can call me by this name too. I will not mind even if you call me by my middle name ;).
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 04 Oct 2013, 22:05
Good to know, S.
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Post by: Renodox on 05 Oct 2013, 05:04
Egg is the correct answer.

1. Answers it's caller
without being asked,
Responds within seconds,
And speaks all languages
with equal ease.

2. This marvelous thing,
Though it sounds absurd,
Contains all our letters,
But is only a word.

3. This Kingdom fool has
married many women
Yet he has never been
married.
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Post by: Tibatonk on 05 Oct 2013, 05:25
1. Telephone

2. Mailbox

3. Priest
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Post by: ThreeOhFour on 05 Oct 2013, 07:19
Surely 1 is an echo, though.
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 05 Oct 2013, 09:28
I'm guessing echo and priest are right, but I think 2 is an alphabet.

..Or Aplhabetti-Spaghetti.
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Post by: Renodox on 06 Oct 2013, 05:08
Echo, Alphabet, and Priest were all correct.

1. This odd thing seems to
Get wetter,
The more it dries.

2. Though blind as well,
Can lead the blind well.

3. What goes down to the cellar
With four legs,
But comes back with eight?
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 06 Oct 2013, 07:18
1. Towel, 2. One of those white sticks?, 3. Josef Fritzl's family.
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Post by: selmiak on 06 Oct 2013, 12:04
Do I go to this hell now, when I laugh at your 3rd answer :D
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Post by: Renal Shutdown on 06 Oct 2013, 23:56
Do I go to this hell now, when I laugh at your 3rd answer :D

No, I'll save you the seat next to me.
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Post by: Stupot on 07 Oct 2013, 00:39
Haha, instant classic. Well done Renal!

3. Two men going down there to get a table. :P
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Oct 2013, 05:49
Towel is correct, #2 is technically correct but not the right word, and the third is wrong.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 07 Oct 2013, 08:20
2.
Faith (heh)
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Post by: Bulbapuck on 08 Oct 2013, 01:46
3. Two pregnant women? A table being sawn in half to make two smaller tables? People who like to hop down stairs on one leg?

On a less silly note, I thought about it for like an hour, then I had to google it. I honestly think Stupot's answer is better.
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Oct 2013, 05:22
Wrong,  and I realize now how hard this one would be without a real hint.  Cat.
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Post by: CaptainD on 08 Oct 2013, 09:53
Wrong,  and I realize now how hard this one would be without a real hint.  Cat.

So... a cat chasing a mouse, with the caught mouse providing the extra 4 legs?
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Post by: Renodox on 08 Oct 2013, 17:22
Technically it was "Mouser" granted, that was a tough one.

1. You must keep this thing,
Its loss will affect your brothers,
For once yours is lost,
It will soon be lost by others.

2. Though a tasty treat,
Made in spiral towers,
Rarely will it be eaten alone.

3. This great thing can be swallowed
But can also swallow us.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 08 Oct 2013, 18:06
3. Water.
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Post by: mkennedy on 08 Oct 2013, 20:36
1. Sanity!
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Post by: Renodox on 09 Oct 2013, 07:42
#3 was correct, #1 was not.
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Oct 2013, 10:14
1 - Respect?
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Oct 2013, 06:29
No.
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Post by: Adeel on 10 Oct 2013, 08:13
1. Property? or Parents?
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Post by: Sephiroth on 10 Oct 2013, 08:30
1- Calm? Temper?

I have no idea about #2 but let's try: Liquorice?
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Post by: Adeel on 10 Oct 2013, 08:41
Hmmm Sephiroth, I believe (your guess) Temper is the right answer. :)

As for 2:
Pizza?
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Oct 2013, 08:44
"Temper" is correct.  #2 is not correct.  But I do wonder, how are licorice and pizza made in spiral towers?  And they are USUALLY eaten alone.
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Post by: Sephiroth on 10 Oct 2013, 08:57
I mentioned I had no idea, just a wild guess, liquorice often comes with some rose/yellow/white things stuck to it in candies, and also take the form of a spiral sometimes. Stupid right.... ;) Could it be pastas?

*I like to think #1 could have been weed...
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Post by: Adeel on 10 Oct 2013, 09:05
And I guessed pizza because they are round (laugh)! Circle is related to spiral. Deep down I know somehow! :P
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Post by: Renodox on 10 Oct 2013, 19:02
This is sweet.  But no it's not pasta.
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Post by: mkennedy on 11 Oct 2013, 18:05
1. You must keep this thing,
Its loss will affect your brothers,
For once yours is lost,
It will soon be lost by others.

"Temper" is correct.

"Your cool" could also work, perhaps.
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Post by: Renodox on 14 Oct 2013, 07:05
Oh Pooh Pooh, don't get to Whinny about not getting the second one quickly.
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Post by: Sunny Penguin on 14 Oct 2013, 09:19
2 is honey?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 14 Oct 2013, 21:20
Correct.

1. Inside a burning house,
This thing is best to make.
And best to make it quickly before,
The fire's too much to take.

2. Plow and hoe, reap and sow,
What soon does every farmer grow?

3. Everyone offers his thing,
But few will take it when it
Is offered by someone else.
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Post by: Atelier on 14 Oct 2013, 21:53
1. Your escape
2. Tired
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Post by: blueskirt on 14 Oct 2013, 22:13
3. A hand?
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Post by: Adeel on 14 Oct 2013, 22:52
#3 is clearly either suggestion or advice.
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Oct 2013, 00:02
It's funny how quickly these were answered.  Though, Your Escape is wrong.  It's close to it though.
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Post by: Adeel on 15 Oct 2013, 00:19
#1 is either Fire-Escape or Fire-Exit...
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Post by: Stupot on 15 Oct 2013, 01:05
1. Haste
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Post by: Renodox on 16 Oct 2013, 04:12
Haste was correct.

1. You will invite him into
Your house,
Yet you know him not.
Once you get to know him,
This thing he will
no longer be.

2. I saw him where he never was,
And where he could not be.
And yet within this place,
I saw a wavering face,
Staring back at me.

3. We travel much yet
prisoners are,
And close confined to boot.
And yet with any horse we will
keep pace,
And always go on foot.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: blueskirt on 16 Oct 2013, 05:55
1. Stranger
2. Mirror
3. Horseshoe
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 16 Oct 2013, 08:09
Stranger is correct, the other two are not.
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Post by: Sephiroth on 16 Oct 2013, 12:12
I think blueskirt's number two is really close, is it a lake/stream?
#3: Steps?
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Post by: CaptainD on 16 Oct 2013, 12:27
Or are we thinking too physical with 2, is it more like
Your REFLECTION in a lake / stream
?
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Post by: Sephiroth on 16 Oct 2013, 12:30
I think it depends on what we're looking for, I'm a bit confused:

I saw him where he never was,
And where he could not be.
And yet within this place,
I saw a wavering face,
Staring back at me.

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Adeel on 16 Oct 2013, 14:50
#2 can also be seeing a person in your dream. :undecided:
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Post by: Atelier on 16 Oct 2013, 15:19
Being really picky here :-D 'Your escape' is equally if not more valid than 'haste' for

Inside a burning house,
This thing is best to make.
And best to make it quickly before,
The fire's too much to take.

In line 3 'making your escape quickly' makes a lot more sense than 'making haste quickly'.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 16 Oct 2013, 18:33
Atelier, this is based off a game, while your answer was technically correct, it wouldn't answer the game's riddle.

Sephiroth, while it's been figured out we're looking at a reflection, the answer is where the reflection is found.  Read the rest of the riddle for clues on why "mirror" doesn't work.
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Post by: Bulbapuck on 16 Oct 2013, 20:51
2. Maybe a picture or a painting?

EDIT: I just saw your post
Sephiroth, while it's been figured out we're looking at a reflection, the answer is where the reflection is found.
so.. ummm.. nvm
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Oct 2013, 04:28
#2 is Pond to be exact but lake is close enough.

#3 hasn't been answered.  You're missing a rather important clue in the riddle.  Sometimes phrases need to be taken literally.

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Post by: Adeel on 17 Oct 2013, 12:50
3.
Horse
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Post by: inkman on 17 Oct 2013, 13:01
toes
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Post by: inkman on 17 Oct 2013, 13:02
toes
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Post by: mkennedy on 17 Oct 2013, 18:03
toes

That would make sense, but horses don't have toes?
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Post by: Adeel on 17 Oct 2013, 18:43
Another guess for #3:
Horse-cart
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Post by: CaptainD on 17 Oct 2013, 19:21
3 -
Shadow?
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Oct 2013, 20:09
The phrase to look at is: Close to boot.  The answer is a 5 letter word.
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Post by: Adeel on 17 Oct 2013, 20:15
3. Shoes? :tongue:
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Post by: Renodox on 17 Oct 2013, 20:28
No
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Post by: Renodox on 18 Oct 2013, 09:09
Sharpen those wits and jab yourselves to find the answer.
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Post by: Sephiroth on 18 Oct 2013, 18:20
I liked how 'steps' fitted the riddle (horse pace, close to boot, travel much yet prisoners), anyways...

- Socks?
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Post by: Renodox on 18 Oct 2013, 19:58
No it's not socks.
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 18 Oct 2013, 20:04
3. Spurs
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Post by: Renodox on 19 Oct 2013, 01:36
Yes.

These three are the last of the ones in my book.  I'll welcome new additions of course but I'm out for now.

1. When people come for me to meet,
They come to me with heavy feet.
The one I hold when I get my chance,
Will turn and spin and start to dance.

2. When it comes in,
From sea to shore,
Twenty paces you'll see,
No less, no more.

3. Like dogs shouting at the moon,
Or armor worn by trees,
Like a sharply spoken command,
Or a tiny vessel upon the seas.
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Post by: inkman on 19 Oct 2013, 10:59
2: wave
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Post by: Scarab on 19 Oct 2013, 13:55
3. Like dogs shouting at the moon,
Or armor worn by trees,
Like a sharply spoken command,
Or a tiny vessel upon the seas.

Bark
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 19 Oct 2013, 14:03
I think 2. is
Fog
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Post by: Adeel on 19 Oct 2013, 16:48
1. Girl?
(All the lines in the riddle lead me to this guess and suit it perfectly).
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Post by: Renodox on 19 Oct 2013, 18:35
2 and 3 were answered correctly with Fog and Bark.  1 was not.
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Post by: mkennedy on 19 Oct 2013, 20:23
1. Podiatrist? Or what do they call those doctors who cure gout?
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 19 Oct 2013, 20:24
AFAIK these riddles are from medieval fantasy game :)

That should be some really simple thing. Maybe a metaphore.

(no, I can't guess what it is... yet)
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Post by: Thaumaturge on 20 Oct 2013, 21:16
Is #1 perhaps
gallows
?
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Oct 2013, 06:42
"Gallows" is correct.  Well congratulations and thanks for playing.  Hopefully some new riddles will be added to this thread, but for now, I'm out.
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Post by: Stupot on 21 Oct 2013, 11:06
Thanks for sharing those Renodox.  They've been fun :)


Let's try not to let this thread die though, guys.
We've had a lot of medieval, Krondorian ones, about horses and gallows etc,  so how about some more modern or even futuristic riddles :)
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Post by: Adeel on 22 Oct 2013, 04:14
Thanks Renodox for keeping the thread alive on my request, when you were about to retire from it. You owe me this favour.  (nod)

[...]so how about some more modern or even futuristic riddles :)

Sounds good. I have (hopefully) more chances to guess the modern riddles. :)
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Post by: Renodox on 23 Oct 2013, 00:13
Well, I thought of a riddle.

What number on a clock shows exactly how minutes it is till the next hour when the minute hand points to it?
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Oct 2013, 00:14
I would think that would have to be ten?
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Post by: Renodox on 23 Oct 2013, 05:27
Correct
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Oct 2013, 08:49
Okay, to keep things going here are a couple I found... (debatable as to whether 1 and 2 are really riddles, but I'll try to find better ones later!)

1/ Why was Karl Marx buried at Highgate Cemetery in London?
2/ What odd number becomes even when beheaded?
3/ "At night they come without being fetched,
    And by day they are lost without being stolen."




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Post by: Adeel on 23 Oct 2013, 15:27
2.
2?

3.
Stars?
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Oct 2013, 16:27
Adeel got 3 right... but not 2.
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Post by: Atelier on 23 Oct 2013, 16:50
7 (s/even)
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Post by: Adeel on 23 Oct 2013, 17:03
2.
2?

Damn. I wanted to write '3' but I was on my mobile then and in a hurry, I wrote 2. (wtf)
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Oct 2013, 17:37
Atelier got #2.
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Post by: Stupot on 23 Oct 2013, 18:26
Ahh cunning #2.

1.
Because he died.


I've got one:
Below which toe might romance grow?
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Post by: selmiak on 23 Oct 2013, 18:29
mistle toe?
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Post by: Stupot on 23 Oct 2013, 18:33
mistle toe?
Damn, that was quick.  I'll try harder. :-)
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Post by: Adeel on 23 Oct 2013, 18:51
Okay, here are some 'modern' (:P)) riddles I've made up:

1. I can neither listen nor see
   Yet I speak the hearts out

2. What is it that you have,
   But you can't use it.
   Isn't it annoying that other than you,
   Strangers always use it?

3. Small and hard carrying a tail,
   Yet you will always see me trail
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Post by: selmiak on 23 Oct 2013, 19:02
1) mouth
2) your name maybe?
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Post by: Adeel on 23 Oct 2013, 19:10
#2 has been answered correctly, however, #1 is incorrect.
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Post by: Renodox on 28 Oct 2013, 17:42
Is number one "Speaker?"

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Post by: Adeel on 02 Nov 2013, 12:01
Sorry for the delay.

"Speaker" is correct. #3 still remains to be answered, though.
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Post by: Stupot on 02 Nov 2013, 12:05
is #3 a mouse?  As in a computer mouse.  They are small and hard and if they have a tail in the form of a cable (unless they are wireless).  And you can see their trail by means of the cursor on your screen :-)
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Post by: Adeel on 02 Nov 2013, 12:12
Yes. #3 is Mouse! ;-D

More riddles please....
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Post by: Renodox on 03 Nov 2013, 19:01
Although I am much more bright,
I am always measured in candle light.
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Post by: mkennedy on 04 Nov 2013, 10:54
Although I am much more bright,
I am always measured in candle light.

A star?
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Post by: Tinytim on 04 Nov 2013, 15:20
I have a little poser that may just fit this thread.
What is the last thing you take off before you go to bed?
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Post by: Adeel on 04 Nov 2013, 15:53
I have a little poser that may just fit this thread.
What is the last thing you take off before you go to bed?

Slippers? or Shoes?
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Post by: Tinytim on 04 Nov 2013, 17:24
'fraid not.
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Post by: Renodox on 04 Nov 2013, 19:06
Star is incorrect.
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Post by: Atelier on 04 Nov 2013, 23:40
What is the last thing you take off before you go to bed?

The duvet (then get under)?
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Post by: Tinytim on 05 Nov 2013, 12:42
Sorry Atelier.

I'll change it to " before you get into bed " Any easier?
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Post by: Tinytim on 05 Nov 2013, 15:36
An electric lightbulb is measured in candlepower
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Post by: selmiak on 05 Nov 2013, 16:03
I have a little poser that may just fit this thread.
What is the last thing you take off before you go to bed?

one of my feet from the ground?
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Post by: Tinytim on 05 Nov 2013, 18:11
I thought that change would give it away.Selmiak is close enough:) It's feet off the floor.

Here's another one that may be a bit anglo for some.
There are four flies on a door, which one is; a)wet b)sick c)sticky d)angry.
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Post by: Renodox on 05 Nov 2013, 18:39
Light bulb is correct
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Post by: Tinytim on 20 Nov 2013, 13:51
Was it something I said?
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Post by: CaptainD on 20 Nov 2013, 14:04
Was it something I said?

Yes :P - I think it was when you said "There are four flies on a door, which one is; a)wet b)sick c)sticky d)angry." - and no-one had any idea about what the answer was!!

Um... maybe a small hint?  Dunno if it's "too Anglo"; I'm English but that's not helping with working it out.
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Post by: TheBitPriest on 20 Nov 2013, 17:42
I was trying to figure out an answer using the anatomy of a door ala Anglo lingo (http://www.periodliving.co.uk/renovation/expert-advice/period-character-guide-internal-doors).

... but I'm either not creative enough to see how this fits together, or I'm just on the wrong track.

-TBP
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Post by: Tinytim on 21 Nov 2013, 12:22
TheBitPriest is correct about the anatomy of a door but any clues would give the answer. I'll give you one answer but I don't see that it will help with the rest.
The answer to b) is " the one on the panel " It's an old term for being absent from work through sickness.
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Post by: TheBitPriest on 21 Nov 2013, 13:36
Was the angry fly "off the handle?"
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Post by: Tinytim on 22 Nov 2013, 15:28
TheBitPriest is correctomundo The one that fleww off the handle. I thought they were probably the hardest two. Any more guesses?
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Post by: Stupot on 22 Nov 2013, 16:11
was (a) the fly in the ointment?
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Post by: TheBitPriest on 22 Nov 2013, 16:38
I might guess that the sticky fly was "on the jamb," but that's relying only on the sound of the word.  Some people call the side of the door the "sticking."  I guess he could be there.  The wet one might be on the mullion.

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Post by: Tinytim on 22 Nov 2013, 18:21
Sorry Stupot+ but TheBitPriest is right again. It's all about phonetics. However mullion is wrong.
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Post by: Stupot on 22 Nov 2013, 19:21
Oh yeah, I forgot it was supposed to be related to doors.

So... Is (a) in the lock?  (as in the locks you find in a canal)
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Post by: Tinytim on 23 Nov 2013, 17:33
You're right this time Stupot+ although I've always thought of it as in loch. Well done all(laugh)
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Post by: Stupot on 23 Nov 2013, 17:45
Ahhhh I seeee. A loch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch) is the Scottish name for a lake. So I was wrong.  I was thinking of this kind of lock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_(water_transport))
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Post by: Tinytim on 24 Nov 2013, 13:38
No, you're not wrong Stupot+, I just hadn't thought of that more obvious interpretation.
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Post by: TheBitPriest on 27 Nov 2013, 11:57
I guess we're through that one. Whew! It certainly was a little Anglo. :P  Since I got two out of three, is it my turn, Stupot's turn, or a fault?  How do we work out a riddle solved by team effort?  If one of the other guessers has one handy, go for it, or I'll find one.

TBP
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Post by: CaptainD on 27 Nov 2013, 12:05
Since I got two out of three, is it my turn, Stupot's turn, or a fault?  How do we work out a riddle solved by team effort?

Wait... is that your riddle?
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Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2013, 12:12
Blade Runner? :D

I don't think we're taking turns in this thread as such, just if you have a riddle, fire away :-)
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Post by: Tinytim on 28 Nov 2013, 17:32
Okay, another easy one. Three guys go into a restauant and their meal comes to Thirty, £ or $.They each pay Ten but when the waiter goes to the cashier she says the meal should only have cost Twenty-five. Rather than trying to split five between three the waiter gave them back three and put two in his pocket. So the guys between them paid Twenty-seven and the waiter has Two making Twenty-nine. What happened to the other One?
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Post by: festilligambe on 28 Nov 2013, 20:30
The bill total is no longer 30, it's now 25,, so the 27 paid is the 25 and the extra 2 for the gratuity.
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Post by: festilligambe on 28 Nov 2013, 20:32
A man lives in the 20th floor penthouse, each morning he takes the elevator tot he ground floor and walks to work, on rainy days or days other people join him in the elevator he always goes up directly to his penthouse, otherwise he goes up to the 12th floor and then takes the stairs.
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Post by: CaptainD on 28 Nov 2013, 20:38
A man lives in the 20th floor penthouse, each morning he takes the elevator tot he ground floor and walks to work, on rainy days or days other people join him in the elevator he always goes up directly to his penthouse, otherwise he goes up to the 12th floor and then takes the stairs.

Um... isn't there meant to be a question?  Or am I missing something here?  (Not unlikely I admit!!)
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Post by: festilligambe on 29 Nov 2013, 02:02
The question is why, why not take the elevator all the way to the top on days he's alone.
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Post by: mkennedy on 29 Nov 2013, 03:13
Is it because he's afraid of the number 13?
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Post by: CaptainD on 29 Nov 2013, 09:05
The question is why, why not take the elevator all the way to the top on days he's alone.

Ah, I see.

Because the stairs are outside the building and he likes to get the exercise as long as he wouldn't get wet or appear rude to others sharing the lift?
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Post by: selmiak on 29 Nov 2013, 13:45
I know the answer. won't tell ;)
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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 29 Nov 2013, 14:04
I too know the answer :-)
Although in the puzzle I knew it wasn't the rain (hint alert)
, but certain item he carried (not related to weather).
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 29 Nov 2013, 20:36
On the American Independence Day Penelope was murdered
In August Roy was killed
On Labor Day Ibsen met his untimely end.
People thought they were safe till on Halloween Carl died.
Everyone could be thankful on thanksgiving because the murder was caught in the act of trying to kill Emily.

What was the murderer's name?
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Post by: Stupot on 29 Nov 2013, 20:42
@Renodox - Santa Clause?
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Post by: Ryan Timoothy on 29 Nov 2013, 21:43
@Renodox - Santa Clause?
Santa Claus     (don't let the Tim Allen "Santa Clause" movie fool you)  ;)
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Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2013, 00:49
@Renodox - Santa Clause?
Santa Claus     (don't let the Tim Allen "Santa Clause" movie fool you)  ;)
No no, you see, Santa is my uncle... he's a relative clause :-D
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Post by: Renodox on 30 Nov 2013, 08:19
Not even close.  This is not based on Silent Night, Deadly Night.
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Post by: Tinytim on 30 Nov 2013, 13:09
Sounds good to me festilligambe;-D. It's a matter of adding one ammount and taking away the other.
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Post by: Tinytim on 30 Nov 2013, 13:25
Concerning the elevator riddle I thought the rain was relevant.
The man is a midget and can only reach to the 12th floor button. Other passengers can press the 20th floor button for him or he uses his umbrella when it's raining. My only reservation with this answer is, why doesn't he carry his umbrella always?
Not being American, am I missing out on the murderer mystery?
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Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2013, 14:33
On the American Independence Day Penelope was murdered
In August Roy was killed
On Labor Day Ibsen met his untimely end.
People thought they were safe till on Halloween Carl died.
Everyone could be thankful on thanksgiving because the murder was caught in the act of trying to kill Emily.

What was the murderer's name?
Penelope
Roy
Ibsen
Carl
Emily

Price?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 30 Nov 2013, 21:51
Stupot got his last name but his first name is in there too.
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Post by: Kweepa on 30 Nov 2013, 23:26
Jason.
Ugh, that is one egotistical murderer.
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Post by: Renodox on 01 Dec 2013, 03:31
Very good, his name was Jason Price.  However, it would be neat for the others to see your reasoning.
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Post by: Kweepa on 01 Dec 2013, 18:15
July = American Independence Day
August
September = Labor Day
October = Halloween
November = Thanksgiving

Whee!
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Post by: Stupot on 03 Dec 2013, 14:41
Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently made some insulting [for some people, I couldn't give a shit] remarks about people with low IQs.
Earlier today he was given three "IQ" questions [which were really just riddles, I doubt these came from Mensa] on a radio show.  He got the first two wrong and refused to answer the third.

I got the first two right, but admit I couldn't answer the third. I have since worked out why the answer was what it was, though. How will you do?
The questions did have multiple choice answers, but I'll leave them out for now.  If you solve the riddle, you won't need them anyway. But be prepared to justify your answers.  Use spoiler tags so other people can have a think about them before seeing the answer.

1. A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction. Each side having a southern exposure.  A big bear comes along. What colour is the bear?

2. Take two apples from three apples, what do you have?

3. I went to bed at eight o’clock in the evening and I wound up my clock to set the alarm to sound at nine o’clock in the morning. How many hours would I get before being woken by the alarm?

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Post by: CaptainD on 03 Dec 2013, 14:49
I take it the obvious answers to 2 and 3 are not the answers being looked for?!

I'm thinking 1 might be something to do with
being at one of the poles
?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 03 Dec 2013, 15:00
I take it the obvious answers to 2 and 3 are not the answers being looked for?!

I'm thinking 1 might be something to do with
being at one of the poles
?

You are barking up all the right trees :)
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Post by: CaptainD on 03 Dec 2013, 15:37
Okay, I think I may have got them all...

1 -
White, as it would be a polar bear since you're at the North Pole?  (Really embarrassed if it's the South Pole and I've managed to work it out completely wrong!! :-[)

2 -
You have two apples - as this is what you have taken.  (Obviously the tendency would be to do the math and subtract 3 from 2, but that isn't actually the question. :-D)

3 -
I think this is in the sentence construction.  "I went to bed at eight o’clock in the evening and I wound up my clock to set the alarm..." - this seems to imply two separate actions.  Whilst at first glance it seems that you would be setting the alarm at 8pm, thus meaning 13 hours before the alarm goes off, I think the sentence structure actually implies that you set the alarm when you woke up at 9am - thus my answer is 24 hours.

Was I right, doc?  Was I, was I?
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Post by: Stupot on 03 Dec 2013, 15:54
Two out of three ain't bad.  You got the #3 wrong. 
The clue is in the word choice rather than the sentence construction
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Post by: selmiak on 03 Dec 2013, 16:25
1:
white as you are indeed on the northpole

2:
You have 2 apples in your possession of you take 2 of the 3 apples.

3:
1h because when you go to bed at 8 and set the alarm to 9 the next morning it still rings after 1h. Not when I set the alarm on my cellphone though, but I think this is the correct answer to this riddle that will soon be oblivious in the digital age ;)
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Post by: Stupot on 03 Dec 2013, 20:53
@Selmiak. You have all three correct.
I think this is not actually an out-dated riddle. It is a modern riddle that uses our modern digital notions of alarm clocks to create a red herring.  If we rush into the riddle, we're supposed to think 13 hours is correct because we all know we can set our digital clocks to a 24-hour period.  But the phrase "wound up", rather than being a remnant of an out-dated riddle, is actually a carefully placed, subtle clue that tells us exactly what we need to know about the nature of the clock in order to arrive at the correct answer.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 06 Dec 2013, 00:49
1. I am very irritating, so much that one who made me didn't want me.
But someone wanted me so bad, I was torn from my maker,
And a fortune was paid so that I could be kept close.
What am I?

2. Spell total destruction using only three letters and a number.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Adeel on 07 Dec 2013, 10:49
2.
BO0M
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Dec 2013, 18:37
No not quite.  Good guess though.
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Post by: Stupot on 07 Dec 2013, 20:42
BAN9?
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Post by: Surplusguy on 08 Dec 2013, 01:13
Total destruction using only three letters and a number?

OK, even I know that wasn't remotely correct ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 08 Dec 2013, 01:59
Code: Adventure Game Studio
  1. AAA BBB CCC  A   B
  2.  A  B B  C  A A  B
  3.  A  B B  C  AAA  B
  4.  A  B B  C  A A  B
  5.  A  BBB  C  A A  BBB
  6.  
  7. CC  AAA BBB CCC AA   B B CCC AAA BBB CCC 1  1
  8. C C A   B    C  A A  B B C    A   B  C C 11 1
  9. C C AAA BBB  C  AA   B B C    A   B  C C 1 11
  10. C C A     B  C  A A  B B C    A   B  C C 1  1
  11. CC  AAA BBB  C  A  A BBB CCC  A  BBB CCC 1  1
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 08 Dec 2013, 10:34
No, nobody got it right.  You were on the right track before, it is only a word meaning "total destruction" but spelled in a creative way.

And I note nobody has tried for the first riddle yet.
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Post by: TheBitPriest on 08 Dec 2013, 12:15
1.
A sore/loose tooth?

2.
RU1N
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Post by: GarageGothic on 08 Dec 2013, 12:36
1.
a pearl?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 08 Dec 2013, 20:08
The first one was answered correctly with Pearl.  As far as the second, they're good guesses but still wrong.  The answer is not just the word with a number replacing a letter.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 08 Dec 2013, 22:51
I've got it!
N I L 8 = Annihilate
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Post by: KodiakBehr on 08 Dec 2013, 23:42
Oh man, that was a good one.

I was thinking WAY outside the box...altering physical constants and stuff.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 14 Dec 2013, 04:41
This is one I got off a TV show and I don't want anyone who already knows the answer to answer it.  My real goal here is to find out of anyone would really be able to figure it out.  You have one week.

A crime is going to be committed.

At a payphone you get a call and are told.
"Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no tales."
After you hang up the phone four quarters and a penny drop out.

Where will the crime take place?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 14 Dec 2013, 11:24
Probably a stupid question, but I'm assuming a penny = 1 cent, yeah?

Maybe if the four quarters and a penny add up to $1.01, the address of the crime will be on 101st Street. Errrm. Can't be more specific than that i'm afraid.
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Post by: Renodox on 15 Dec 2013, 05:22
Unfortunately, that's not right.  Your thinking is on the right track for one part of it, but the answer is very specific.
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Post by: Renodox on 21 Dec 2013, 18:43

Okay, since nobody got it, the location of the crime is: Police Headquarters room 101.

The reasoning:
"I'll tell you no tales" = the quarters are all heads hence them being head quarters.
A penny is made of copper = "copper" is another word for police officer.
Four quarters and a penny make 101 cents = room 101.

I'm sure a number of you knew the answer already but in all seriousness do you think you would've ever figured it out without it being explained to you?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: TheBitPriest on 21 Dec 2013, 19:01
No. Never.  Maybe if I were Batman...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Surplusguy on 22 Dec 2013, 01:57
I didn't answer because I saw that riddle on an episode of Batman the Animated Series, which I think you were referring to? ;-D
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Post by: CaptainD on 22 Dec 2013, 13:12
I'm sure a number of you knew the answer already but in all seriousness do you think you would've ever figured it out without it being explained to you?

In all honesty, not in a month of Sundays!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: KodiakBehr on 23 Dec 2013, 22:48
the quarters are all heads hence them being head quarters.

Why are the quarters all heads?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 23 Dec 2013, 22:58
the quarters are all heads hence them being head quarters.

Why are the quarters all heads?
I'll tell you no tales

But yeah, no, I wouldn't have got that without some very unsubtle hints.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: KodiakBehr on 23 Dec 2013, 23:24
Oh, ew.  Thanks.
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Post by: Renodox on 25 Dec 2013, 05:41
Okay here's a new one:

The luckiest gas station/convenience store in Vegas.
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Post by: mkennedy on 25 Dec 2013, 08:11
Okay here's a new one:

The luckiest gas station/convenience store in Vegas.

7-11?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 25 Dec 2013, 08:27
Too quick.  You got that one way too quick.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 01 Jan 2014, 21:00
Always glad when it comes, always glad when it goes.  What is it?
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Post by: Adeel on 03 Jan 2014, 11:34
Always glad when it comes, always glad when it goes.  What is it?

Winter
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Post by: CaptainD on 03 Jan 2014, 13:51
Flatulence! (roll)
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Post by: Adeel on 03 Jan 2014, 21:47
Flatulence! (roll)

I'm always glad when Winter comes and I'm always glad when it goes, hence WINTER!!!!1111 (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 06 Jan 2014, 06:38
No it was pretty specific to the time when I posted the riddle.
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Post by: CaptainD on 06 Jan 2014, 08:33
ah, in that case... the New Year?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Adeel on 06 Jan 2014, 18:28
Tehnically, it should be: year. No?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 08 Jan 2014, 07:16
Yes, it's the Year.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Renodox on 07 Feb 2014, 08:47
Seriously?  A forum full of game makers and players and no one else comes up with riddles anymore?  Okay, here's one for you:

With it you can breach the thickest walls,
You can escape the strongest cage,
You can exit anyplace
But will always enter another.

What is it?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Intense Degree on 07 Feb 2014, 10:34
A door?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Tabata on 07 Feb 2014, 15:40
The key to reach all places thinkable is imagination :cheesy:
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Post by: Renodox on 07 Feb 2014, 19:59
"Door" is correct
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Post by: mkennedy on 21 Apr 2014, 22:14
What kind of shoe is best for stealthy movement?

What kind of shoe do lazy people wear?

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Post by: Gribbler on 21 Apr 2014, 22:17
Bare foot.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Apr 2014, 22:43
What kind of shoe is best for stealthy movement?
Sneakers?

What kind of shoe do lazy people wear?
Slacks?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 22 Apr 2014, 09:52
What kind of shoe is best for stealthy movement?
Sneakers?

What kind of shoe do lazy people wear?
Slacks?

You got the first one. Though for the second one you gave a type of pants rather than shoe.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Apr 2014, 10:30
You got the first one. Though for the second one you gave a type of pants rather than shoe.

Heh... guess I'm not really up on my American slang expressions.  If that's what they are.

Are there shoes called Loafers? :P
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cassiebsg on 22 Apr 2014, 12:24
You got the first one. Though for the second one you gave a type of pants rather than shoe.

Heh... guess I'm not really up on my American slang expressions.  If that's what they are.

Are there shoes called Loafers? :P

Think you had "Flip Flops" (Sandals) in mind CaptainD? At least that was the first think that come to my mind when I read your answer...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 22 Apr 2014, 22:48

Heh... guess I'm not really up on my American slang expressions.  If that's what they are.

Are there shoes called Loafers? :P

That's the correct answer! Those last riddles were a bit of pun...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 29 Apr 2014, 00:31
What kind of shoe tastes nutty?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 14 May 2014, 16:47
Nobody?

A 'cashew', dumbasses. (roll)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 14 May 2014, 19:45
D'oh... :undecided:
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Post by: Baron on 18 May 2014, 04:41
Why'd the supermodel date the mushroom?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 18 May 2014, 06:40
Because she also did part time voluntary work with a group of fungal archaeologists.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: selmiak on 18 May 2014, 07:04
because he's a fun guy!

<- also listenes to the BCT podcast ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 19 May 2014, 02:21
because he's a fun guy!

Blast!  Pipped by that sexy BCT duo once again....  Try this one:

What do you call a camel with no humps?
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Post by: Eric on 19 May 2014, 02:30
Irving.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Gurok on 19 May 2014, 04:36
What do you call a camel with no humps?

I know the joke, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanaco or even llamas are in the same family.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 20 May 2014, 00:40
I know the joke, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanaco or even llamas are in the same family.

Riddle.  It's a riddle.  Just because it's funny doesn't mean you don't have to think literally laterally to solve it.  ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 20 May 2014, 08:32
A horse? :=
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 20 May 2014, 12:25
A horse? :=

This ain't no "Alice the Camel" song!

Actual bona fide answer:

....Humphrey (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 20 May 2014, 12:26
Oh dear.  Shades of "what do you call a man without a shovel in his head?" there!  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 20 May 2014, 21:52
"what do you call a man without a shovel in his head?"

....an ambulance?
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Post by: CaptainD on 20 May 2014, 22:12
Douglas! 

(As opposed to a man with a shovel in his head, who is called Doug. :P)
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Post by: Stupot on 20 May 2014, 23:52
What you you call a man with holes in his hands?
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Post by: faerieevenstar on 20 May 2014, 23:56
Jesus? :-D

oooor... The Stig? (mata...)
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Post by: Baron on 21 May 2014, 02:16
Spartacus!

....or Cheese Man? (roll)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Feb 2017, 04:33
I think it's okay to bring this thread back to life as I have a riddle I just thought up, and so, instead of making a new thread:

Singular: Cactus. Plural: Cacti.
Singular: Hippopotamus. Plural: Hippopotami.
Singular: Octopus. Plural: Octopi.

What is the case where this rule is reversed?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 08:49
Hmm... interesting one.  I thought I might be onto something with calculi / calculus or foci / focus- sadly not - but I shall continue to cogitate...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Feb 2017, 09:05
Hmm... interesting one.  I thought I might be onto something with calculi / calculus or foci / focus- sadly not - but I shall continue to cogitate...

It's kind of a cheeky solution and not officially sanctioned by Webster...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 09:16
HAHA I just worked it out... DUH...

"I" is singular
"Us" is plural!

Nice one, you evil maniac.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 08 Feb 2017, 09:34
HAHA I just worked it out... DUH...

"I" is singular
"Us" is plural!

Nice one, you evil maniac.

Nice, although technically 'I' corresponds to 'we', and 'us' in singular would be 'me'.

Yes, I'm fun at parties.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 11:44
Nice, although technically 'I' corresponds to 'we', and 'us' in singular would be 'me'.

I WILL NOT BE ROBBED OF MY MOMENT OF VICTORY!!!!!  :grin:

It's kind of a cheeky solution and not officially sanctioned by Webster...

Natch.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Creamy on 08 Feb 2017, 11:45
What about a little math problem?

EDIT :
The prince is three times as old as the princess was when the prince was twice as old as the princess is. How old are they?

The prince is three times as old as the princess was when the prince was half as old as the princess is. How old are they?

There are several good answers.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 12:25
Dunno if I've fully understood the question, but...

If the prince is 6 and the princess is 4, the prince is now 3 times as old as when he was 2 and therefore twice the princess' age of 1.

The reason I'm not sure if I've understood you properly is that it seems pretty straightforward, so maybe I'm missing something?!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Creamy on 08 Feb 2017, 13:14
No, you didn't get the question right. Let's take your hypothesis of the prince being 6 and the princess being 4 :
princeprincess
old age42
current age64
"Old age" depicts the moment when the princess was a third of the prince's current age (The prince is three times as old as the princess was...")
When she was 2, he was 4. Therefore he wasn't half of her current age (which is also 4).

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 13:45
Ah okay, gotcha.  Misread it I think!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Feb 2017, 13:48
HAHA I just worked it out... DUH...

"I" is singular
"Us" is plural!

Nice one, you evil maniac.

BINGO! And very well done!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Feb 2017, 14:16
@Mandle - it was a terrific example of obfuscation.  SO obvious, yet you cleverly set up a completely erroneous train of thought.  It was only when I scribbled down "i - singular ... us - plural" as a reminder to come back to the riddle later that the painful obviousness hit me!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Riaise on 08 Feb 2017, 17:15
The prince is three times as old as the princess was when the prince was twice as old as the princess is. How old are they?

It took a while for me to get my head around the wording, but I got there eventually.
The prince is 9 and the princess is 4. Or any multiple of both those ages e.g. 18 and 8, 27 and 12, 36 and 16. It works like this:

The prince is 9 years old, three times the age that the princess was one year ago when she was 3 and the prince was 8, which is twice the age that she is now at 4.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Creamy on 08 Feb 2017, 22:45
Well done Riaise!

Quote
It took a while for me to get my head around the wording
Yeah, that's what makes it difficult :-D

You made me realize there was a mistake in the problem statement. Sorry about that :-[ 
Your reasoning is good nonetheless. It should have read :
The prince is three times as old as the princess was when the prince was half as old as the princess is. How old are they?

Here's a math way to solve it :
We have 4 unknowns :
princessprince
old ageXaYa
current ageXbYb

We can make 3 statements :
(1) Yb = 3Xa (The prince is three times as old as the princess was...)
(2) Ya = Xb/2 (...when the prince was half as old as the princess is)
(3) Yb - Ya = Xb - Xa (the difference between current/old age is the same for both of them)

We're looking for Xb and Yb.
If you replace Ya and Xa in (3), you get :
Yb - Xb/2 = Xb - Yb/3
From there :
4/3 Yb = 3/2 Xb
Yb = 9/8 Xb

That's it : when the prince is 9, the princess is 8. It works with any multiple of these ages too :

princessprince
old age68
current age1618

princessprince
old age912
current age2427

...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 09 Feb 2017, 19:53
More Hobbit riddles! Don't answer if you read the book or seen the movie and already know the answers.

1
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?

2
Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.

3
An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
"That eye is like to this eye"
Said the first eye,
"But in low place,
Not in high place."
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 09 Feb 2017, 23:15
I don't know if I'm solving the riddles or remembering the solutions. It's been so long since I read the book and I never got that far in the movie series. I gave up after the first one was so painfully trying to be LOTR except without the entertainment, and just decided to keep my good memories of the LOTR films intact.

But I will have a hidden try:

1
A mountain!

2
A river?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2017, 15:46
Find EDB (nod)

Given that AB = AC

(http://i.imgur.com/pXfig33.gif)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Hobo on 17 Feb 2017, 15:59
Find EDB
It was tough, but I found them all!

(https://i.imgur.com/wy5oo0h.png)

Also, I think you made typo, there should be a 30º instead of that ?.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2017, 16:14
Ha ha :P

The solution is available online of course, tell us how you got 30°
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 17 Feb 2017, 16:44
My solution is 25...

Isocolese triangle therefore:
ABC=80 & ACB=80

Therefore:
ACE=30
EBD=20

Also:
The peak of intersecting lines of BD and CE=70

Therefore the inverse of the valley of intersecting lines of EC and BD also=70

Therefore the left side of the intersecting X=120 and the right side=130

Therefore CEB=40 and CDB=20

And then I got lost with my calculations because I had to go to the toilet but it seemed that proving both EBC and DBC triangles to add to 180 ended up with angle EDB=25...

I could be very wrong of course
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Hobo on 17 Feb 2017, 16:47
The solution is available online of course, tell us how you got 30°
I'd like to say that I used my amazing math skills, but I've actually tackled this puzzle before and remembered the answer.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Feb 2017, 16:49
My solution is 25...

I could be very wrong of course

You are, but the toilet visit got you on track.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 17 Feb 2017, 17:50
Therefore CEB=40 and CDB=20
Not sure of the answer but CEB would be 50 and CDB would be 40
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 17 Feb 2017, 22:16
My solution is 25...

I could be very wrong of course

You are, but the toilet visit got you on track.

I'll give it another try later on. I love trig!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 17 Feb 2017, 22:27
The best I can come up with is: pie -> pies

Sorry. I did that thing where you reply to what you think is a new post, not realising there is a whole page and a half more posts after it.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: AnasAbdin on 18 Feb 2017, 12:13
The best I can come up with is: pie -> pies

Sorry. I did that thing where you reply to what you think is a new post, not realising there is a whole page and a half more posts after it.


LOL! I double check for that reason before I click 'Post' (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 18 Feb 2017, 21:29
Just worked it out. Had to look up some trig formulas and use a calculator to figure out the sins and cosines but I came up with 29.997 or essentially 30.

If you mark where the lines cross in the middle as X and Make the base be a measurement of 1 unit you get the following:

CD=1.347
BE=1
AXB=70 degrees
CEB=50 degrees
CDB=40 degrees
AB & AC=2.879
CX=.922
BX=.815
CE=1.286
XE=.364
BD=1.532
XD=.717
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 19 Feb 2017, 00:28
Let's do some different riddle now:

(if this is not the right thread for it, some mod can move it to a "The "Black Stories" crime puzzle thread")

The rules are:

1. You can ask everything, but I can only say "Yes", "No" or "maybe/not relevant" or you can try to give an answer in one or two small sentences.
2. There is only one solution (because a person can't die in two different ways)

"A man gets in A-Town into a train waggon and when the train is on his last station, he is found dead. What happened to him?"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: AnasAbdin on 19 Feb 2017, 08:51
(http://i.imgur.com/pXfig33.gif)

Hint:

It can be solved by your knowledge of Isosceles Triangles.

Mega hint (really spoiling):

You can add extra points and lines to the shape.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2017, 12:59
Time to revive this thread I guess.

I thought up a riddle but it didn't work as a Black Stories case... too basic...

Here it is:

Jane and Mike played hide and seek.

Jane found Mike at midnight just joking and smiling.

How long did it take Jane to find Mike?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 26 Nov 2017, 23:14
Only thing I can think of is 1 day because at midnight it became the next day?

EDIT: but then it could have been more than 1 day.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: nihilyst on 26 Nov 2017, 23:29
Maybe Jane was the one to be found, but Mike didn't look for her to mess with her; that's why he's joking and smiling. But that doesn't give me an answer, so I'm probably on the wrong track.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 26 Nov 2017, 23:58
No so far.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 27 Nov 2017, 01:28
Time to revive this thread I guess.

I thought up a riddle but it didn't work as a Black Stories case... too basic...

Here it is:

Jane and Mike played hide and seek.

Jane found Mike at midnight just joking and smiling.

How long did it take Jane to find Mike?


Until midnight?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2017, 01:40
Is 'midnight' the name of a night club?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 02:17
No right tracks yet.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 27 Nov 2017, 02:24
Until Jane stopped looking for Mike?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 03:02
The trick is hidden in the riddle.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 27 Nov 2017, 03:25
If Jane and Mike are the hands of a clock, I'd say an hour.
But too simple I'm sure.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 03:44
If Jane and Mike are the hands of a clock, I'd say an hour.
But too simple I'm sure.

Haha, nice but no.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 27 Nov 2017, 05:27
Are Jane and Mike children?
Is Jane dead?
Is this a crime story?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CyberUncleCat on 27 Nov 2017, 06:33
Her entire life until that midnight?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 27 Nov 2017, 07:56
It took the rest of her life.

Mike had gone missing and in fact had died.
Midnight is a metaphor for the end of Jane's life. And when she got to heaven Mike was waiting for her (smiling because he's in Heaven).

Or something like that. Haha.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 11:15
No, if this was that complicated I would have put it in the Black Stories thread.

There is a trick hidden in the riddle. Once someone finds it they should know instantly that they have the correct answer.

If someone does find it maybe they should just post the answer without explanation. Knowing the answer proves that you have solved the riddle anyway.

This gives others a chance to continue and also a hint about what they might be looking for.

Here's the riddle one more time so you don't have to go back a page:

Jane and Mike played hide and seek.

Jane found Mike at midnight just joking and smiling.

How long did it take Jane to find Mike?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 27 Nov 2017, 14:51
273 days.
Just long enough for Jane to have a baby. Weird game of hide and seek!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 27 Nov 2017, 15:33
Then I dont guess it will be 12 or 24 hours because they come out of the cuckoo clock?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CyberUncleCat on 27 Nov 2017, 15:48
She didnt find Mike. He came out himself.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 27 Nov 2017, 19:58
Hint removed :P
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 23:15
Well done, Kweepa!

Although I think your second hint might be a bit of a giveaway. Maybe save it for later after a few more people get to have a try?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Nov 2017, 23:27
Hint removed :P

Thanks, mate. Like you said in PM the riddle has a nice "Aha!" moment when you solve it and I wanted to give a few more people a chance at that feeling. Also I'll probably never come up with another riddle as good as this one again so I want to milk it a little longer (laugh)

So yeah, if people could just give their answers but not the method of solving or any more hints that would be great for now!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CyberUncleCat on 28 Nov 2017, 02:56
It took her entire duration of time she was joking and smiling?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 29 Nov 2017, 05:28
I don't think anyone is going to guess...
I'll post a new riddle and people can continue to guess at yours in parallel :)

20 men were taken into a darkened room.
One man was killed.
A lamp was lit, but the other men still couldn't see.
What was going on?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2017, 11:23
I don't think anyone is going to guess...

Well, you solved it so surely someone else can too, right?

Maybe I didn't make it clear enough that you had actually solved it.

So...

KWEEPA SOLVED THE JANE AND MIKE RIDDLE!!!

His answer was:

273 days.
Just long enough for Jane to have a baby. Weird game of hide and seek!

Can anyone else figure out why this is the correct answer?! (It's time for spoilers (but not from Kweepa) but please hide them)

In the meanwhile let's work on Kweepa's new riddle...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Nov 2017, 12:09
The obvious answer to Kweepa's riddle is that the other men are blind - is that it?  (It doesn't explain the "what is going on" part admittedly.)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2017, 12:50
The darkened room is a movie theater and the lamp that was lit is the light of the projector?

The man that was killed was JFK and the movie theater is the one Lee Harvey Oswald tried to hide in?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 29 Nov 2017, 14:56
I am not sure of the answer to either riddle but Mandle, JFK was not killed in a movie theater and doesn't explain why the other men could not see. Abraham Lincoln was killed in a theater but again does not explain why the other men cannot see. I tend to lean toward CaptainD's answer, but agree it doesn't explain the "what is going on" part.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 29 Nov 2017, 15:26
Regarding Mandle's puzzle the best I can come up with is that 'midnight' means 'straight ahead' (like in the movies when they use clock times to describe the position of a foe). So Mike never hid and was right in front of Jane the whole time. So the answer is: no time at all.

Regarding Kweepa's riddle: is it a firing squad or execution where all 19 men are blindfolded so none of them know which of them actually executed the 20th guy. Not sure where the lamp comes into it though.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 29 Nov 2017, 16:52
No one has solved the riddle yet.
Hint: The man that was killed was separated from the others first.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 29 Nov 2017, 22:23
Were the 19 there to witness the man's execution and the lamp signalled that the electric chair had been turned on?

Still doesn't explain why they can't see. Maybe the electric chair overloaded the wiring and the lights blew out?

Hmmm... this idea reminds me of The Green Mile. Maybe it's the execution of John Coffey? (laugh)



Nobody else is close to the solution of my riddle yet. ;)

I would give more hints if Kweepa hadn't already proved it can be solved without hints. I will after a bit longer though.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 30 Nov 2017, 00:09
Mandle, that's not it.
Hint for my puzzle:
The men were all redheads.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2017, 00:56
Ahhhhhhhh!!!

Your hint did the trick! I got it!

I'll PM the answer for now to avoid spoilers
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 30 Nov 2017, 01:09
Mandle solved the riddle of the 20 men in the dark! Congrats!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Gurok on 30 Nov 2017, 01:21
Oh, he lit a match?

Why can't we post in the thread again?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2017, 01:26
Oh, he lit a match?

Why can't we post in the thread again?

I just didn't want to spoil the riddle for others basically. Of course I could have hidden my answer but sometimes people can't resist peeking (I know I can't).

As for my riddle I requested that people don't spoil the solution just yet, because I'm a bit of a prat (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 30 Nov 2017, 03:28
Ooooh. I get it. I'd never have got that. I was picturing literal men in a room and I don't think my brain was ever going to make the mental leap.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2017, 13:19
Here's a slight hint for my Jane And Mike riddle. It's not a giveaway hint:

The trick is hidden in the middle sentence.

Here's the riddle once more for convenience:

Jane and Mike played hide and seek.

Jane found Mike at midnight just joking and smiling.

How long did it take Jane to find Mike?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2017, 14:49
Stupot is the second to solve the Jane And Mike riddle! He just PM'd me the correct answer and method!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 30 Nov 2017, 15:53
Can the less intelligent of us soon learn the answer too?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 30 Nov 2017, 16:14
Yeah I am about ready to know the answer to both riddles so I can go on with my life. LOL(laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 30 Nov 2017, 17:10
Ah, sorry, the solution to mine was revealed by Gurok:
The 'men' were matches in a matchbook.
Someone took them into a darkened room, struck one, and lit a lamp.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 30 Nov 2017, 17:32
Yeah I actually got that one, but the hide and seek one stumps me
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 30 Nov 2017, 18:57
I dare not reveal the answer for fear of angering the Mandle :)
The names Jane and Mike were not randomly chosen.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Nov 2017, 23:21
I dare not reveal the answer for fear of angering the Mandle :)
The names Jane and Mike were not randomly chosen.

Nice hint (nod). Not too spoilerish but should point the way a bit.

I will post the solution soon!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 01 Dec 2017, 07:45
Ok, I need to know whether the puzzle can be solved with the information at hand or if it requires outside knowledge, i.e. whether the names are pop cultural references or something
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 01 Dec 2017, 07:49
Ok, I need to know whether the puzzle can be solved with the information at hand or if it requires outside knowledge, i.e. whether the names are pop cultural references or something
Nah, it really can be done from just the middle line of the riddle, as Mandle said.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 01 Dec 2017, 13:38
I dare not reveal the answer for fear of angering the Mandle :)
The names Jane and Mike were not randomly chosen.

Additional hint:

They could have been John and Michelle ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Dec 2017, 13:49
July and March?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cassiebsg on 01 Dec 2017, 16:36
Well, I did saw the answer to Mandles riddle, but I still don't get it, how that is "playing hide and seek". ???
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 01 Dec 2017, 18:49
Initially, I didn't get the riddle either...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 01 Dec 2017, 21:58
Well I still have no clue what it is or even if I would understand it once I knew the secret.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 01 Dec 2017, 22:20
Well, I did saw the answer to Mandles riddle, but I still don't get it, how that is "playing hide and seek". ???

If you are referring to Jane and Mike "having a baby" (which a few other people were confused by) let me just clear that up:

There is nothing involving having a baby in the riddle. That was just a cryptic clue by Kweepa. As far as I know there is no exact number of days from conception to birth, only an estimated time which is what Kweepa was referring to. ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 01 Dec 2017, 22:24
Riaise is the third to send me a PM with the correct solution!

(Although I suspect CaptainD has also solved it...)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Baron on 02 Dec 2017, 01:40
Juliette finds Mario? ;-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 02 Dec 2017, 03:50
Baron got it also!

Okay, here is the answer stated clearly, but not the exact solution just yet:

Answer: It took Jane 9 months to find Mike.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 02 Dec 2017, 10:06
Here's the complete solution of the Jane And Mike riddle if anyone still needs to see it:

The first letters of each word in the middle sentence of "Jane Found Mike At Midnight Just Joking And Smiling." are the same as the first letters of the first 9 months of the year in English: January February March April May June July August September.

Hence why it took Jane 9 months to find Mike.

Before anyone says the riddle was too hard/unfair: Kweeper proved it wasn't by solving it without hints (Kweeper even added up the exact number of days between January and September (excluding leap years) in his winning answer.)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Cassiebsg on 02 Dec 2017, 10:11
Uhm...okay. would never have guessed it. (roll)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 02 Dec 2017, 10:31
For me, once Mandle said to focus on the middle sentence, something about the phrase 'just joking and smiling' seemed a bit off and I knew the words must have been chosen for a reason other than their meaning as a sentence. That's what led me to find the solution.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 02 Dec 2017, 12:29
something about the phrase 'just joking and smiling' seemed a bit off and I knew the words must have been chosen for a reason other than their meaning as a sentence. That's what led me to find the solution.

YES!!! That's exactly what I thought when I wrote the sentence: That it was just enough "off" to seem a bit weird but maybe not enough to draw the attention that would bust the riddle outright.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 02 Dec 2017, 12:41
Uhm...okay. would never have guessed it. (roll)

I never would have either.

And I was prepared to give massive hints until:

Kweepa proved to be a genius and solved it without any!

That was proof that the riddle was pretty solid and could be solved as it stood.

And Kweepa told me in PM that it was a nice "Aha!" moment when solved, which was what I had hoped for, so I decided to just let the riddle stand for a while until the actual solution was released so that maybe others could have that same kind of fun moment.

Sorry if this annoyed anyone in the meanwhile.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Dec 2017, 14:03
Sorry if this annoyed anyone in the meanwhile.

:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:  What are riddles for?!?? :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 02 Dec 2017, 15:28
something about the phrase 'just joking and smiling' seemed a bit off and I knew the words must have been chosen for a reason other than their meaning as a sentence. That's what led me to find the solution.
Yes, that was the chink in the puzzle's armour for me too!
Now, let's have another!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 03 Dec 2017, 13:30
Probably a pretty easy one I just wrote so please hide answers to avoid too many early spoilers:

They raised my siblings and I with great care,
When they took us away it was fair,
But then they brutally bashed us,
And in wooden prisons they stashed us,
Years later we were bought by some mayor.


What were we?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Dec 2017, 13:32
Confirmed Winner By Mandle
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU EXPECTED TO SEE THE ANSWER HERE DIDN'T YOU, FOOLISH MORTAL?!?! :-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 03 Dec 2017, 14:06
CaptainD is the confirmed winner but may be obscuring his answer soon.

Sorry, but I'm just interested in how easy or difficult it is for people in general to solve riddles.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 03 Dec 2017, 18:50
And this doesn't require outside knowledge?
Seems like a world history quiz/puzzle crossover given the last line... ???
(I like the format!)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Wyz on 03 Dec 2017, 21:39
Woah, in under two minutes; CaptainD really smoked it. :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 03 Dec 2017, 22:13
And this doesn't require outside knowledge?
Seems like a world history quiz/puzzle crossover given the last line... ???
(I like the format!)

No outside knowledge needed as you probably already know now seeing as you answered correctly in PM... (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 04 Dec 2017, 06:20
Probably a pretty easy one I just wrote so please hide answers to avoid too many early spoilers:

They raised my siblings and I with great care,
When they took us away it was fair,
But then they brutally bashed us,
And in wooden prisons they stashed us,
Years later we were bought by some mayor.


What were we?



Grapes made into wine?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 04 Dec 2017, 11:10
Probably a pretty easy one I just wrote so please hide answers to avoid too many early spoilers:

They raised my siblings and I with great care,
When they took us away it was fair,
But then they brutally bashed us,
And in wooden prisons they stashed us,
Years later we were bought by some mayor.


What were we?


Grapes made into wine?

Yup! Well done to you and also to CaptainD and Kweepa!

The reason it ended with "bought by some mayor" was to infer that the wine was of fine quality and expensive and also it was the only thing I could think of to fit the rhyming scheme...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 06 Dec 2017, 07:20
Billions of us are thrown away,
By everybody, every day.
Yet noone ever finds us lacking,
Until Death comes a rapping.

What are we?

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 06 Dec 2017, 07:51
8-0
???
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Danvzare on 06 Dec 2017, 11:34
Toilet paper?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Dec 2017, 11:36
Tissues?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 06 Dec 2017, 12:06
Nope so far...

There are probably a lot of potential answers to this one so just keep plugging in the thread until someone hits the right one...

Not a great riddle but something to keep the thread active I guess ;-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Riaise on 06 Dec 2017, 13:39
Skin cells?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 06 Dec 2017, 14:53
Riaise has what I was going to answer so I will guess:
all kinds of cells or blood
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 06 Dec 2017, 15:12
Oxygen molecules?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: NicolaGs on 06 Dec 2017, 20:27
breathes?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 06 Dec 2017, 22:22
Nothing quite so scientific as skin cells etc.

"Breaths" is quite close.

I don't really want to request hidden answers for this one as there are many potential answers so it's more of a guessing game to hit the right one.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Dec 2017, 00:07
Moments of time?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 07 Dec 2017, 00:19
(wrong)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 07 Dec 2017, 05:13
McRibs?
Or heart beats?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 07 Dec 2017, 06:13
Condoms? Amiright lads? Wheyhey! Geezer!

ideas/thoughts
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Dec 2017, 08:53
Mandle could you clarify something please?

Billions of us are thrown away,
By everybody, every day.
Yet noone ever finds us lacking,
Until Death comes a rapping.

What are we?


Now the way I read it is that each person throws away billions of whatever it is every day.  Is that accurate, or is the sum of what everyone together throws away what the "billions" refer to?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 07 Dec 2017, 10:00
the sum of what everyone together throws away what the "billions" refer to? (nod)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 07 Dec 2017, 14:22
You do have to admit a lot of the answers do fit the riddle though, just not the one thing you are thinking of.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Dec 2017, 14:49
I'll take another punt at this - Ideas?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 07 Dec 2017, 15:09
You do have to admit a lot of the answers do fit the riddle though, just not the one thing you are thinking of.

Already admitted.

It's a guessing contest round.

I'll take another punt at this - Ideas?

Not quite... But combine that answer with a previous close one and then that's a win!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 07 Dec 2017, 17:18
dreams?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: HanaIndiana on 07 Dec 2017, 20:46
opinions?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Wyz on 07 Dec 2017, 21:58
I'm going to guess: words
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 07 Dec 2017, 23:17
I'm going to guess: words

BINGO!

That was the answer I had in mind when I made the riddle.

I feel this kind of open-ended riddle can also be fun as a group activity where there are many possible answers and the players home in on the "correct" one.

It's kind of like "I Spy" where there may be many things visible that start with "B" but only one of them is the right one.

Anyways: over to anyone for the next one!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 08 Dec 2017, 04:01
I will step in with an easy one if you have ever heard it.
You got me in the woods.
You did not want me but you tried to find me.
You then went home to find me because you could not find me.
What am I?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 08 Dec 2017, 08:15
A spider bite?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 08 Dec 2017, 14:28
(wrong) but sort of the right track
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 08 Dec 2017, 17:28
a Tick?
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Post by: dayowlron on 08 Dec 2017, 17:41
(wrong) guess its not so close to the right track.
There is an extra clue hidden in the riddle.
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Post by: Stupot on 09 Dec 2017, 06:47
A splinter?
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Post by: dayowlron on 09 Dec 2017, 13:20
A splinter?
Correct. The clue I was going to give was that i did not use the word forest for a reason.
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Post by: Mandle on 10 Dec 2017, 02:36
A splinter?
Correct. The clue I was going to give was that i did not use the word forest for a reason.

Nice one!

I think maybe it should be "wood" which can also mean a forest. I considered that "woods" might be a trick but discounted it because a plural of the material "wood" doesn't exist.
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Post by: Stupot on 10 Dec 2017, 09:49
Ahh cool. I had a few back-up ideas ready, but 'splinter' seemed to fit.
I might try and think one up but anyone feel free to jump in with something.
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Post by: Wyz on 10 Dec 2017, 10:57
Nice one!

I'll have a go then. :) Made this one a while back:

I can be found among trees, but never just one;
You don't like me when it rains, and love me in the sun.
I carry you when you're tired, but never along;
when it's time to move on, I'm easily gone.


Oh instead of spoiler tags, just let me know you know without others knowing, one way or another. That might be fun. ;-D
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Post by: dayowlron on 10 Dec 2017, 13:46
A hammock?
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Post by: Wyz on 10 Dec 2017, 13:50
Correct! but could you conceal your answer please? :)
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Post by: dayowlron on 10 Dec 2017, 18:34
Wasn’t positive it was correct cause I didn’t get the “but never along”.  I do have a new riddle ready but a little longer for some to guess yours?
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Post by: Wyz on 10 Dec 2017, 21:37
Thanks! Yes, sure, let's give it a bit more time. :)
The 'never along' points to the fact an hammock is stationary; in respect to for instance a horse, that could also carry you, but does move--well usually.  :-D

edit:
Well, I guess enough time has passed; go ahead! :)
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Post by: Mandle on 16 Dec 2017, 13:44
Here's one I just wrote late at night with no idea if it's good or not:

Tables upon many we're beaten with disdain,
Quite enough that we should maybe complain,
When one of us fails,
Every last one is doomed,
Regularly swept under the broom,
That sweeps trash to the pail:
Yesterday's garbage replaced at retail.

What are we?


(No need to hide/PM answers... First winner wins!)
 
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Post by: Kweepa on 16 Dec 2017, 20:24
I spotted the acrostic! :)
Keyboard keys.
Nice puzzle!
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Post by: Mandle on 16 Dec 2017, 22:19
Well done! It was fun to write the rhymes.
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Post by: Kweepa on 17 Dec 2017, 00:09
dayowlron, back to you!
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Post by: Kweepa on 18 Dec 2017, 18:18
I use an anvil for no material gain
Girls stab me though it causes them pain
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Post by: dayowlron on 18 Dec 2017, 20:19
Sorry I missed my turn but I Never really got Mandle's riddle.
as for your riddle. is it a pin?
or a corsage?
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Post by: CaptainD on 18 Dec 2017, 21:08
Sorry I missed my turn but I Never really got Mandle's riddle.

If you read down the first letters of Mandle's puzzle you get T(Tab)QWERTY - QWERTY is a common acronym for a computer keyboard due to being the first letters of the top row of alphabetical keys (although I believe in Europe the AZERTY layout is more common, so if you're from a country that doesn't use the QWERTY layout it would make less sense.

(https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/540865/100117232/stock-photo-computer-laptop-keyboard-showing-qwerty-letters-colored-in-red-100117232.jpg)

"When one of us fails... every last one is doomed" is I guess a reference to if one key stops working, most likely the entire keyboard will be thrown away.
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Post by: Stupot on 19 Dec 2017, 01:52
A blacksmith who betrayed some arthritic young ladies.
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Post by: Kweepa on 19 Dec 2017, 07:03
Stupot, dayowlron, not there yet...
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Post by: Andail on 19 Dec 2017, 09:14
The ear (anvil bone). People pierce their ear lobes.
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Post by: Kweepa on 19 Dec 2017, 17:08
Yep, that's it!
(Was it easy? I couldn't tell...)
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Post by: Andail on 20 Dec 2017, 13:54
New Riddle:
Look at me and you'll see you, or something else when morning's broken
You'll see your spirit when I'm close, when you have sighed or spoken

The rhymes are a bit rushed because I didn't have too much time for this.
I hope it's really hard and that nobody gets it, and I'll never give any useful hints either, as a revenge for that she-was-hiding-until-she-gave-birth-riddle :angry:
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Post by: dayowlron on 20 Dec 2017, 17:19
Not sure the riddles have to rhyme.
I am going to guess a window? (just to throw something out there)
It at least kinda fits the riddle.
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Post by: CaptainD on 20 Dec 2017, 18:17
Reflection in water?
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Post by: Andail on 20 Dec 2017, 19:05
Daywiron was correct. Damn, I made it far too easy...
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Post by: dayowlron on 20 Dec 2017, 20:11
Wasn't that it was easy but it was the first thing that came into mind when i was reading it.

Here is mine and might require a bit more knowledge than the average Joe, but it is something I learned at a young age so shouldnt be too bad.
Probably going to be a very easy riddle:

I am made up of two parts.
Either part standing alone I can be dangerous, However when my parts are combined together I make something necessary to sustain life.
What am I when I am together?
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Post by: mkennedy on 21 Dec 2017, 03:12
Wasn't that it was easy but it was the first thing that came into mind when i was reading it.

Here is mine and might require a bit more knowledge than the average Joe, but it is something I learned at a young age so shouldnt be too bad.
Probably going to be a very easy riddle:

I am made up of two parts.
Either part standing alone I can be dangerous, However when my parts are combined together I make something necessary to sustain life.
What am I when I am together?
Salt (sodium chloride) both nasty elements on their own.
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Post by: Wyz on 21 Dec 2017, 11:37
I'd say water (dihydrogen oxide); both hydrogen (combustible) and oxygen (strong oxidizer) can be dangerous on their own.
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Post by: dayowlron on 21 Dec 2017, 12:18
Salt (sodium chloride) both nasty elements on their own.
I would say both are very good answers and I might have accepted either I was thinking of Salt. Your go mkennedy.
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Post by: Mandle on 11 Jan 2018, 23:25
as a revenge for that she-was-hiding-until-she-gave-birth-riddle :angry:

She wasn't hiding and she never gave birth.

It was the boy that was hiding and the "have a baby" thing was a hint provided by someone who solved the riddle pointing towards the answer of 9 months but otherwise having nothing else to do with the riddle.
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Post by: Kweepa on 12 Jan 2018, 15:05
A haiku:

Bounteous in girth,
By light under emerald,
Ceylon use prevails.
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Post by: Kweepa on 13 Jan 2018, 18:46
Anyone want a hint? ???
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Post by: CaptainD on 13 Jan 2018, 18:52
I've been looking at it as an "each line is the clue to one word" type of puzzle - am I on the right track?  This is where I'm at:

Bounteous in girth  (fat / wide)
By light under emerald, (green)
Ceylon use prevails. (island)
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Post by: dayowlron on 13 Jan 2018, 21:12
Greenland?
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Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2018, 01:35
Got it!

Big Blue Cup

CLEVER!

Not only do the lines hint at "big" (Bounteous in girth), "blue" (blue comes under green in the spectrum), and "cup" (Ceylon being a kind of tea) but also
The first letters of each word spell "Big Blue Cup"!

(I actually noticed this first and then CaptainD's post made me realize the hints are also in the meanings of the lines and my mind was blown!)
and it's a haiku (well, it's a senryuu as it doesn't contain a reference to a season).

Very well put together!
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Post by: mkennedy on 14 Jan 2018, 12:32
Here is an original Lord of the Rings riddle/joke that I came up with:
 
"What is the legal drinking age in Middle Earth?"
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Post by: Kweepa on 14 Jan 2018, 15:37
Elven?
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Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2018, 22:53
Here is an original Lord of the Rings riddle/joke that I came up with:
 
"What is the legal drinking age in Middle Earth?"

Here's one I came up with a while ago:

"Why is Gandalf good at golf?"
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Post by: dayowlron on 14 Jan 2018, 23:29
not sure but I would guess it would have something to do with "eagles"
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Post by: Mandle on 14 Jan 2018, 23:46
not sure but I would guess it would have something to do with "eagles"

Yeah.

Because he can always get a couple of eagles.
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Post by: CaptainD on 15 Jan 2018, 10:30
Why can you never have a coin with a picture of a dwarf on it?
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Post by: Mandle on 15 Jan 2018, 11:06
Because you'd always get short changed?
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Post by: CaptainD on 15 Jan 2018, 11:11
Because you'd always get short changed?

Nah.
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Post by: CaptainD on 22 Jan 2018, 11:10
Okay I'm not sure what hint I can give here, but... it's based on a line from the book / film.
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Post by: Mandle on 23 Jan 2018, 00:41
Oh, is it because you should never toss a dwarf?
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Post by: CaptainD on 23 Jan 2018, 08:43
Oh, is it because you should never toss a dwarf?

That's it!

You can toss a coin, but NOBODY tosses a dwarf. :-D


...


I'll get me coat.
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Post by: Mandle on 24 Jan 2018, 14:37
Hahaha nice one!!!

One I just thought up:

They grind and they boil,
So that many may toil,
As the lights of night fade,
Much money they're paid.


Who are they?
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Post by: dayowlron on 24 Jan 2018, 22:27
I know I am wrong but if I don't guess it and it winds up right I would be upset.
is it people stuck in rush hour traffic?
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Post by: Mandle on 24 Jan 2018, 22:44
I know I am wrong but if I don't guess it and it winds up right I would be upset.
is it people stuck in rush hour traffic?

Nope.
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Jan 2018, 04:39
Bakers?

They grind the wheat to make flour and I’m sure some boiling gets done at some point in proceedings, even if just to make their tea :-)
Others who toil? Hmm maybe the front of shop staff who sell the bread.
They work in the early hours of the morning.
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Jan 2018, 05:30
Getting closer...
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Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 25 Jan 2018, 07:05
Brewmasters then?
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Jan 2018, 09:01
Cloooooser...
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Post by: Gurok on 25 Jan 2018, 09:19
Something about coffee?
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Post by: CaptainD on 25 Jan 2018, 09:40
StarDucks!
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Jan 2018, 10:06
Something about coffee?

Yes!

StarDucks!

(laugh) No, they don't serve Java-lava...

There is a hint in the riddle as to the exact identity.
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Post by: dayowlron on 25 Jan 2018, 11:42
coffee beans?
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Jan 2018, 14:18
coffee beans?

No. That would be "They are ground and they are boiled"
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Post by: dayowlron on 25 Jan 2018, 14:45
Barista
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Jan 2018, 23:09
Barista

That is a correct answer!

However, the riddle does have a further layer where exactly which baristas can be identified.

So: one win for dayowlron, and another win if someone can answer that part of the riddle as well...
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Post by: Mandle on 26 Jan 2018, 15:18
They grind and they boil,
So that many may toil,
As the lights of night fade,
Much money they're paid.


Who are they?

So... we know they are baristas, people who brew and serve coffee, but not yet exactly which baristas they are:

Hint:
The riddle could be solved with just the first two lines. So why is it four lines long?
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Post by: Stupot on 26 Jan 2018, 22:45
Tully’s
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Post by: Kweepa on 27 Jan 2018, 03:49
Starbucks baristas
(lights of night = stars)
(much money = bucks)
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Post by: Stupot on 27 Jan 2018, 08:17
I thought Starbucks had already been guessed but I just realised CaptainD actually said StarDucks. And seeing Kweepa’s rationale it can’t possibly be anything else.
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Post by: CaptainD on 27 Jan 2018, 11:24
I thought Starbucks had already been guessed but I just realised CaptainD actually said StarDucks. And seeing Kweepa’s rationale it can’t possibly be anything else.

Yeah "StarDucks" probably won't make sense to anyone who hasn't played Act III of Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots!
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Post by: Mandle on 27 Jan 2018, 14:03
Starbucks baristas
(lights of night = stars)
(much money = bucks)

Yes!!!

The final answer is "Starbucks" based on exactly the logic of Kweepa's solution!

I actually thought CaptainD had figured it out when I saw his "StarDucks" post but then realized this was the name of a coffee shop in his game CDIDHAMSB and then realized it was probably just a joke answer.
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Post by: CaptainD on 27 Jan 2018, 19:16
I actually thought CaptainD had figured it out when I saw his "StarDucks" post but then realized this was the name of a coffee shop in his game CDIDHAMSB and then realized it was probably just a joke answer.

Actually it was a bit of both - since StarDucks was, obviously, based on StarBucks - but it was probably more joke than genuine so congrats Kweepa! ;-D
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Post by: Mandle on 10 Mar 2018, 23:59
Here's one of my favorites. It's fairly famous so if you have heard it before please give others who haven't a chance:

A man was granted a wish by an angel. The man wished to see heaven and hell. The angel took the man and showed him hell first:

In hell the people had to sit back a meter from round tables laden with delicious foods. They only had 2-meter-long chopsticks with which to pick up the food. They could pick up the food but it was impossible to eat it. They were all starving and bitter.

Next the angel showed the man heaven. To the man's surprise the situation was exactly the same: The people sat back a meter from round banquet tables with only 2-meter-long chopsticks but everyone was heathy and happy.

Why?

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Post by: Crimson Wizard on 11 Mar 2018, 00:20
@Mandle,
Thinking of how the people in hell and heaven could be different, I'll make a guess the ones in heaven feeded each other.
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Post by: Mandle on 11 Mar 2018, 00:48
@Mandle,
Thinking of how the people in hell and heaven could be different, I'll make a guess the ones in heaven feeded each other.

Exactly!

I love teaching this riddle to kids and explaining

that it's really about this world and how it's really we, ourselves, who decide if it will be heaven or hell.
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Post by: mkennedy on 11 Mar 2018, 03:15
Here's one of my favorites. It's fairly famous so if you have heard it before please give others who haven't a chance:

A man was granted a wish by an angel. The man wished to see heaven and hell. The angel took the man and showed him hell first:

In hell the people had to sit back a meter from round tables laden with delicious foods. They only had 2-meter-long chopsticks with which to pick up the food. They could pick up the food but it was impossible to eat it. They were all starving and bitter.

Next the angel showed the man heaven. To the man's surprise the situation was exactly the same: The people sat back a meter from round banquet tables with only 2-meter-long chopsticks but everyone was heathy and happy.

Why?



They told us that story in Sunday school only instead of chopsticks they had silverware tied to their arms.
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Post by: Mandle on 11 Mar 2018, 03:35
They told us that story in Sunday school only instead of chopsticks they had silverware tied to their arms.

That's incredibly interesting because I believe the original riddle is from China and has its roots in Buddhism.

And I was actually thinking about it today and thought that the story wouldn't be viewed favorably by the Christian church as it presents heaven and hell as identical and that it is mankind that gets to decide if we live in torment or happiness, not some God with a big damnhammer.

Sounds like your Sunday school was doing a good job!
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Post by: Stupot on 12 Mar 2018, 23:46
Haha before I saw the explanation I thought I had it nailed. The phrase “2 meter long chopsticks” could be ambiguous:
Hell - they each had one chopstick that was two meters long. (Pretty useless, though I guess they could easily spear the food)
Heaven - they each had two chopstick that were a meter long. (Might be difficult but they could at least pick up the food and put it in each other’s mouths)
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Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 14 Mar 2018, 16:44
Hi folks, long time no post... anyhoo I made up a riddle the other day, its perhaps a bit easy, but I thought to try it here,  can I post it or must I have solved the previous riddle to post a new one?
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 14 Mar 2018, 18:17
No need to have solved the previous, just post it. (nod)
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Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 15 Mar 2018, 21:47
Hi Cassie, okies thanks :)

I thought up this recently ,  but I think it might be a bit too easy so I will post my one and another riddle which is sort of based on a true story, peculiar mystery during the first war .

Ok my one first,

What has 6 corners, can weigh many tons yet when impacting on the ground from a height is silent?


And the other one is..

During the first world war commanders noticed an alarming number of soldiers dying due to heavy artillery bombardments, so they issued helmets to every solider. After some time the field hospitals reported a five fold increase in the number of cases of head injuries.
Can you account for that significant increase of head injuries?


fin.
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Post by: CaptainD on 15 Mar 2018, 21:57
No idea on the first one, the second I think is
soldiers who would previously have died were now surviving, but with head injuries
.
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Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 15 Mar 2018, 22:02
Very good CaptainD well done :)

Statistics wise during the first world war field hospitals in general did not count a dead soldiers cause of death in terms of type of wounds.
I am surprised you didn't get the first riddle :D

Well done anyhoo 
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Post by: Mandle on 15 Mar 2018, 22:48
The first one is actually already a famous riddle. You reinvented it!

It doesn't have the "6-corners" part though, and probably for a reason:

The grammar in your version makes it sound like every individual 6-cornered object weighs many tons. The entire mass doesn't have six corners, only each individual piece.
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Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 15 Mar 2018, 23:15
Ah, really that well known? lol, I figured it was rather obvious / easy but had no idea it was famous.

Yea I was not sure about the 6 corners, I agree with what your saying but I came to the conclusion since its a riddle I could be a bit loose with it.

Well done anyway dude :D
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Post by: Gilbert on 16 Mar 2018, 01:09
Hmmm. I've never heard this but after reading Mandle's comments, is the answer to the 1st riddle 'snow'?
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Post by: CaptainD on 16 Mar 2018, 08:57
Hmmm. I've never heard this but after reading Mandle's comments, is the answer to the 1st riddle 'snow'?

Ah, clever.  Yes the "six corners" bit threw me off, nice bit of deception there!
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 16 Mar 2018, 15:26
1st:
A snow flake? ???

2nd:
No idea, where they sitting on the helmets?
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Post by: Mandle on 16 Mar 2018, 15:47
2nd:
No idea, where they sitting on the helmets?

I believe only aircraft crew did that to avoid

having their balls shot off

The actual solution to the riddle is very clever. I wish I hadn't read it before trying to figure it out.
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 16 Mar 2018, 15:50
Oh...I had missed and entire page of solutions... :-[
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Post by: Mandle on 12 Apr 2018, 16:25
A new one I just came up with:

Often drawn but not on paper,
We are the beginning and the end,
Where the stars caper.

What are we?
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Post by: Gurok on 12 Apr 2018, 19:22
Curtains.
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Post by: Mandle on 13 Apr 2018, 00:06
Curtains.

Correct!
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Post by: josiah1221 on 13 Apr 2018, 04:17
Here is one I've always enjoyed that surprisingly stumps a lot of people.

What is the only 5 letter word that becomes larger when you add the letter “r” to it?
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Post by: Mandle on 13 Apr 2018, 04:32
Here is one I've always enjoyed that surprisingly stumps a lot of people.

What is the only 5 letter word that becomes larger when you add the letter “r” to it?

large?
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Post by: CaptainD on 13 Apr 2018, 18:46
My guess is the same as Mandle's! 8-)
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Post by: Kweepa on 13 Apr 2018, 18:58
Or lager!
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Post by: josiah1221 on 15 Apr 2018, 05:41
Sorry for the late reply, Mandle and CaptainD are correct. :)
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Post by: Gurok on 15 Apr 2018, 05:55
I know this isn't riddle C&C, but I think that would work better if it were the opposite.

What's a five-letter word that becomes shorter when you add 'e' and 'r' to it?

Or perhaps someone can think of a better alternative. I'm suggesting it because it defies expectations (how can a word become shorter when you add letters to it?)
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Post by: Kweepa on 15 Apr 2018, 07:11
What was wrong with my answer? :)
Also, I agree with Gurok. I might phrase it as 'when you add two letters'. It still seems pretty easy...
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Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 17 Apr 2018, 16:28
short
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Post by: Mandle on 23 Apr 2018, 18:07
We live by it but pay for it.
It gives us little rest.

What is it?
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Post by: josiah1221 on 24 Apr 2018, 05:15
Time?
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Post by: Stupot on 24 Apr 2018, 06:23
Caffeine?
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Post by: Mandle on 24 Apr 2018, 06:26
Time?

Ohhhhh... close!
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Post by: mkennedy on 25 Apr 2018, 08:16
Time?

Ohhhhh... close!

The clock?
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Post by: Mandle on 25 Apr 2018, 13:04
Time?

Ohhhhh... close!

The clock?

That is an acceptable answer!!!

The one I originally thought of was

Calendars

but your's works just as well!
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Post by: Stupot on 25 Apr 2018, 13:45
I still think caffeine is a better answer :-D
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Post by: Kweepa on 25 Apr 2018, 21:55
Why does a calendar give little rest?
???
I would have thought technology or the phone...
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Post by: Mandle on 26 Apr 2018, 02:28
I still think caffeine is a better answer :-D

It is a good answer as well. Meant to mention that.

Why does a calendar give little rest?
???
I would have thought technology or the phone...

It dictates when we have to get up and go to work for most people.
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Post by: Mandle on 26 Apr 2018, 16:35
Deep in your natures,
Of blood and pastures,
We keep you safer,
Excuse our middle brother,
He's often a bother.

What are we?
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Post by: Kweepa on 27 Apr 2018, 00:28
Id, Ego, SuperEgo?
Or (sorry!)
Genitals
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Post by: Mandle on 27 Apr 2018, 08:01
None of those.
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Post by: CaptainD on 27 Apr 2018, 08:13
I'm thinking maybe something along the lines of
T-cells?  Mast cells?  White blood cells?
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Post by: Mandle on 27 Apr 2018, 10:24
No.
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Post by: dayowlron on 27 Apr 2018, 16:11
doubt its it, but the only thing I can think of is:
fingers
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 27 Apr 2018, 17:11
doubt its it, but the only thing I can think of is:
fingers

Nope, but I can see the logic you went with from the last line...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 28 Apr 2018, 01:05
Is it something about the words/letters themselves?

r?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: SinSin on 28 Apr 2018, 10:26
If stupot is wrong I will plait jam..
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 28 Apr 2018, 21:17
Organs? Middle brother = appendix?
Not sure what pastures has to do with anything...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 29 Apr 2018, 05:28
Fences? They keep the sheep in the pastures safe from the wolves.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 29 Apr 2018, 23:24
Nothing close yet.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 29 Apr 2018, 23:56
I think ‘blood and pastures’ is red and green.
So...
Amber?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Apr 2018, 05:55
I think ‘blood and pastures’ is red and green.
So...
Amber?

Sounds like you already solved the riddle and are just giving hints now instead of the actual answer to "What are we?".

Congratulations though! You've obviously solved it so here are a few extra comments:

It's been suggested by psychologists that the reason we react best to the colour red as a danger signal is because it is the colour of blood which suggests personal injury and pain. And the reason we react with a feeling of safety to the colour green is because it suggests the security of high grasslands in some ancestoral memory built into our DNA from back when we came down out of the trees and started using the tall grass as a place to hide from pedators in. This was what the clue about "blood and pastures" meant in the riddle. Of course the "middle brother" is sometimes a "bother" because now we have to make a choice depending on how fast we are moving, what our current schedule is, if we want to spill the groceries over or not, and also if our choice will end well or with a camera taking our picture and a fine ensuing or worse...etc...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 30 Apr 2018, 12:24
So the answer is
a traffic light.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 30 Apr 2018, 13:58
I didn’t actually think I’d solved it. I just thought I was onto something with the ‘blood and pastures’ bit and was throwing it out there.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Apr 2018, 17:00
I didn’t actually think I’d solved it. I just thought I was onto something with the ‘blood and pastures’ bit and was throwing it out there.

Wow... But the exact colour you mentioned is so particular to the middle brother in the solution. When else does anyone say that colour's name?!

Anyway, dayowlron has said the exact solution and now I go away scratching my head about if it was come upon by a one in a million chance or if Stupot's brain is just somehow intrinsically linked with my own through the quantum mechanices of spooky action at a distance...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 30 Apr 2018, 17:40
heh nice, I was really scratching my head with this one, but I would have thought for traffic lights red is the "bother"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 30 Apr 2018, 17:47
heh nice, I was really scratching my head with this one, but I would have thought for traffic lights red is the "bother"

Well, the riddle had to kind of rhyme and also include the middle brother.

For me, when I'm driving, the middle yellow light is the worst because it involves a choice. I only drive in Australia and there, if you are 1 meter over the line once it turns red, you get your car's license plate photo taken and a massive fine. So there are those rare cases where you are just exactly just far away enough and travelling at enough speed, even within the speed limit, that you have to make a sudden choice of hit the brakes and maybe get rear-ended or hit the accelerator and power through before you get snapped and fined...Quite stressful...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 01 May 2018, 23:53
Nice puzzle!
The answer really 'clicks'.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 07 Jun 2018, 17:51
I thought up a new riddle structure perhaps:

A sentence that is split with a front end and back end both needing an ending word and a starting word to make sense.

Place a single word somewhere in the sentence so that it makes sense both ways:

An easy one to start with:

Arctic in the henhouse.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Riaise on 08 Jun 2018, 12:57
It took a minute to work out what you meant, but I think I've got it.

Is it fox?

Arctic fox.
Fox in the henhouse.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Jun 2018, 13:13
It took a minute to work out what you meant, but I think I've got it.

Is it fox?

Arctic fox.
Fox in the henhouse.

Yup! Well done... Trying to think of another one a bit more challenging.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jun 2018, 14:06
Okay here's another easy one in the same vein:

Doctor dares wins
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 08 Jun 2018, 14:19
Okay here's another easy one in the same vein:

Doctor dares wins

Who
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jun 2018, 14:27
Who
[/quote]

Who what?

You are of course correct.  Like Mandle, I'll see if I can come up with a more challenging one of these.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Jun 2018, 15:27
The last by me.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jun 2018, 16:27
Stand

Battle of sunset.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 09 Jun 2018, 03:22
Stand

Battle of sunset.

Midway?

Battle of Midway
Midway Sunset
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 09 Jun 2018, 03:41
Stand

Battle of sunset.
Waterloo

Fishtick
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 10 Jun 2018, 18:27
No takers on the clue “fishtick”? It’s basically the same format as the previous few but on a shorter scale.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Jun 2018, 20:27
No takers on the clue “fishtick”? It’s basically the same format as the previous few but on a shorter scale.

I can think of plenty of words to follow "fish", but none of them seem to precede "tick".
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 10 Jun 2018, 23:49
Fishstick?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 11 Jun 2018, 01:11
Not that. You have to put a word in the middle to make two new expressions.

fish_____tick
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jun 2018, 04:54
ahhhhh...

Lips
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 11 Jun 2018, 05:16
ahhhhh...

Lips
Yep :-)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jun 2018, 07:37
In for earned. (needs two words to complete)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2018, 08:49
Ah, clever Stupot!

Mandle... I think yours is
a penny
?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jun 2018, 10:14
Ah, clever Stupot!

Mandle... I think yours is
a penny
?

Sure is! (And, yeah, Stu's was clever!)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2018, 10:16
Okay this one's easy.

Fast march
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jun 2018, 10:39
Ahhhh, was a bitg tricksy but it's:

forward

New one:

Black mask
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2018, 11:44
I think your clue has a definite movie theme... or maybe I should say it has a reflective tone! :-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 11 Jun 2018, 13:30
Not sure if Cap’n has a different idea to me but I think it’s:
face
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2018, 13:46
Not sure if Cap’n has a different idea to me but I think it’s:
face

It's different - my idea was
mirror
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jun 2018, 16:36
Neither are the answer I was looking for.

I guess Stu's answer kind of fits but "face mask" seems a bit redundant... And the other one is a bit uncomfortable if you want to get all PC...

I don't really know what CaptainD was going for... Are those both movie titles?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Jun 2018, 18:08
I don't really know what CaptainD was going for... Are those both movie titles?

Yup.

Another guess that I'm not quite happy about, but...
comedy?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 11 Jun 2018, 20:22
night
???
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 11 Jun 2018, 22:30
eye
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jun 2018, 00:12
Hahaha! It seems this one has all kinds of possible answers!

The last 3 all seem quite valid but shall we keep going for a bit more and see if someone actually gets the answer I meant?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 12 Jun 2018, 07:25
Ahhhh, was a bitg tricksy but it's:

forward

New one:

Black mask

Bear?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 12 Jun 2018, 12:44
There are a lot of words that match.
Death?
Dye?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jun 2018, 12:58
Death?

Yeah, that was the one!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 12 Jun 2018, 14:11
I got 1: (probably has multple answers)
split ___ test
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Jun 2018, 14:13
I'd go for
personality
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 12 Jun 2018, 15:27
I'd go for
personality
That was the one I was thinking of
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jun 2018, 18:58
Jump line.

(Quite a few possibles here too)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 12 Jun 2018, 21:26
rope?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 13 Jun 2018, 01:16
Naw
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 13 Jun 2018, 02:38
street or high
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Gurok on 13 Jun 2018, 02:43
starting
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 13 Jun 2018, 06:01
starting

Yes, start (or starting works just as well) is the answer!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 13 Jun 2018, 06:25
I've got one,

brush truck
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 13 Jun 2018, 07:11
fire
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Jun 2018, 08:11
Okay here's another one:

Hang cannon
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 13 Jun 2018, 12:15
loose?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Jun 2018, 15:09
Yup Andail got it.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 13 Jun 2018, 18:00
Adventure game session.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Creamy on 13 Jun 2018, 18:07
Quote
Adventure game session.
Jam?

For steak
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jun 2018, 02:31
Quote
Adventure game session.
Jam?

Ohhhhhh....I never thought of that possibility, but it's not the one I meant. It fits nicely though!

Quite acceptable to have two going at the same time I say!

I can think of an answer for yours but it requires both words be spelled differently. Hmmmm... did you get that tricksy I wonder?

Four wood stake?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 14 Jun 2018, 05:37
How about:
tuna
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jun 2018, 05:47
How about:
tuna

NICE!!!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 14 Jun 2018, 12:08
Mandle's
Adventure Game Studio session
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 14 Jun 2018, 14:53
Mandle's
Adventure Game Studio session

But of course!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 15 Jun 2018, 04:19
How bout this one,

fore able
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jun 2018, 04:21
ship?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2018, 04:24
skin
:=
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 15 Jun 2018, 04:25
No to both, nice one Stupot :grin: This one involves a new twist ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jun 2018, 04:27
st? (shortened version of "saint"?)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 15 Jun 2018, 04:34
no, not that twist ;)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jun 2018, 04:35
see?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2018, 04:38

mal

formal/maleable

Spell-check tells me this is probably not the right answer. But is it the right twist?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 15 Jun 2018, 04:41
Mandle got it! A word that could use the prefix and suffix separatly, foresee and seeable. But the twist was a word that could use both together, foreseeable!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2018, 04:43
Ahhhhh nice one. Clever, to both of you.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jun 2018, 04:51
Sweet!

Lord of the at half mast.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2018, 04:59
flies?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 15 Jun 2018, 07:00
flies?

Yeah, no trap falling for you!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 15 Jun 2018, 16:06
I have one:
secret ____ dog
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 15 Jun 2018, 23:38
I have one:
secret ____ dog
service

Here’s one:

book contract
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 16 Jun 2018, 00:08
I have one:
secret ____ dog
service
correct and a guess for yours: book contract
end?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 00:18
Not a bad guess but not the one I’m thinking of.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 16 Jun 2018, 00:19
publishing
?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 00:22
publishing
?
hmm I guess that works too, but it’s still not the solution I have in mind.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 16 Jun 2018, 03:14
binding?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 03:41
Yep. Well done Josiah.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 16 Jun 2018, 03:50
Awesome! How bout this one,

aero pen
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 16 Jun 2018, 13:55
bic
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Jun 2018, 14:48
What is cleaner than a 2 AM pub toilet,
More truthful than Trump,
Causes more autism than vaccination,
And less fake news than Facebook,
Rich people have it,
Poor people need it,
If you eat it you will have a varied experience.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 16 Jun 2018, 16:30
Correct Stupot!

Mandle
something?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Jun 2018, 17:08
Mandle
something?

Nope
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 16 Jun 2018, 19:37
What is cleaner than a 2 AM pub toilet,
More truthful than Trump,
Causes more autism than vaccination,
And less fake news than Facebook,
Rich people have it,
Poor people need it,
If you eat it you will have a varied experience.

Everything! Or maybe anything?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 17 Jun 2018, 04:04
Everything! Or maybe anything?

The latter, yes!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 17 Jun 2018, 16:46
true of the wind
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 18 Jun 2018, 04:38
colors?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 18 Jun 2018, 05:13
colors?

That's a bingo!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 20 Jun 2018, 03:04
This should be an easy one

What lies a steel sky
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 03:14
behind? (laugh)
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Post by: josiah1221 on 20 Jun 2018, 03:39
not that one :)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 04:04
Seriously though, I would play a mash-up game called:

What Lies Beneath A Steel Sky

Reminds me of a great mash-up movie title I saw in MAD magazine as a kid:

"Trading Places In The Heart" with Eddie Murphy playing Sally Field's role (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 20 Jun 2018, 05:53
Haha, my bad on missing the obvious sarcasm there ;) I didn't even realize it until you mentioned it, but it would definitely be a very fun mash-up, lol.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 08:22
I can show you the world,
And yet hide it from you.
I can preserve a beautiful sunset forever,
So that you won't have to watch it.
I can give you contact with everyone you know,
But you'll rarely notice a new person again.
I can make waiting hours for a taxi not matter,
Because you're already home if you have me.

What am I?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2018, 08:26
I can show you the world,
And yet hide it from you.
I can preserve a beautiful sunset forever,
So that you won't have to watch it.
I can give you contact with everyone you know,
But you'll rarely notice a new person again.
I can make waiting hours for a taxi not matter,
Because you're already home if you have me.

What am I?
a Smartphone?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 20 Jun 2018, 08:26
I can show you the world,
And yet hide it from you.
I can preserve a beautiful sunset forever,
So that you won't have to watch it.
I can give you contact with everyone you know,
But you'll rarely notice a new person again.
I can make waiting hours for a taxi not matter,
Because you're already home if you have me.

What am I?
Instagram or some crap like that
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 08:38
a Smartphone?

YES!!!
And I should have known that someone else living in Japan would get it. I don't see anything close to the level of ridiculous behavior that they cause here happening when I go back to Australia.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2018, 10:58
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 13:04
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

A haircut!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 20 Jun 2018, 13:08
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

A haircut!
Yep.
I had just had my hair cut about 30 minutes before I set that riddle.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jun 2018, 13:14
I had just had my hair cut about 30 minutes before I set that riddle.

I was actually going to ask if you had thought of that one
while having a haircut. (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 21 Jun 2018, 04:53
A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is he?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 21 Jun 2018, 05:00
A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is he?

Rumpelstiltskin?
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Post by: josiah1221 on 21 Jun 2018, 05:05
no rumpled stilt skins here, (laugh)
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Post by: Gurok on 21 Jun 2018, 05:18
A barber?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 21 Jun 2018, 06:21
That would be the one!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 21 Jun 2018, 08:28
Hmmmm, I'm a bit skeptical that the verb "shave" can be used on it's own to describe the act of shaving someone else.

Test Case:

"Hello, may I speak to the barber?"
"I'm sorry, he can't come to the phone right now."
"Why not?"
"He's shaving."

I'm pretty sure that that last sentence's correct form is "He's shaving a customer." otherwise it means "He's shaving himself." by default.

Riddles can cheat a little with language and get away with it though so: Nice one!!!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Andail on 21 Jun 2018, 10:40
At first I thought it was something to do with Aladdin. (laugh)

Here’s one.

If you have me, you have less. But you look better. What am I?

'Youth' would work too. You have less age/life. Maybe?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 03 Jul 2018, 16:18
Hmmmm how about a round of this thread with riddles describing computer games?

Through myriad corridors you tread,
Pursued endlessly by the undead,
Some paths loop right back again,
Used wisely, they'll be your friend,
Somewhere over near the edge,
Is what you need for your revenge.


What computer game is this?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Danvzare on 04 Jul 2018, 12:51
Resident Evil? ???
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Post by: CaptainD on 04 Jul 2018, 13:02
I think I've got this!

Pacman
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 04 Jul 2018, 13:07
I think I've got this!

Pacman

You would be 100% correct, sir!

I was really hoping someone would fall into the trap I laid:

Dead Souls

But over to you or anyone who wants to take a round (including me)...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Jul 2018, 14:37
Okay here's game one:


I must destroy things before they destroy me
But almost every time I destroy them
There are more of them!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 04 Jul 2018, 15:22
Okay here's game one:


I must destroy things before they destroy me
But almost every time I destroy them
There are more of them!


Asteroids!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Jul 2018, 15:32
Gah too easy obviously! :-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 04 Jul 2018, 15:43
Gah too easy obviously! :-D

I actually thought it was Donkey Kong at first, smashing barrels and all, but you said "almost every time"...

Good job keeping it fair there!

I'll put one up:

North, south, east, or west.
You decide which is best.
If you thought open world was new fare,
Check out this old software,
You might have to jump into a forge,
To snatch out one of your rewards.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 04 Jul 2018, 15:53
Betrayal at Krondor?
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Post by: Mandle on 04 Jul 2018, 16:16
Betrayal at Krondor?

No
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Jul 2018, 16:46
Lords of Midnight?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 04 Jul 2018, 17:38
Nope
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: dayowlron on 04 Jul 2018, 23:00
Zork?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 05 Jul 2018, 01:00
Naw
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 05 Jul 2018, 03:04
RuneScape
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 05 Jul 2018, 03:11
RuneScape

Hahaha! I wonder if my old character on that still exists...

No, much older than that, but the fantasy setting is correct.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Jul 2018, 08:41
Only game I can think of atm is Rogue, but doesn't really feel like it fits the clues.  My suspicion is that the last rhyming couplet in your clue holds the key to solving this, but it's just not ringing any bells.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Danvzare on 05 Jul 2018, 11:35
The Hobbit? (I'm fairly sure the answer is at least a Text Adventure, I just don't know which one.)
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Post by: Stupot on 05 Jul 2018, 11:42
Yeah or some MUD.

MUD1?
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Post by: Danvzare on 05 Jul 2018, 12:11
Neverwinter Nights?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 05 Jul 2018, 12:40
None of those. It's not a text adventure. It has graphics although a bit crude.

The game was mind-blowing at the time because you could travel around wherever you wanted on foot, by horse, or even own a ship. You could go into towns and the NPCs there were moving around doing stuff instead of just a guy behind a counter that you bought stuff from. And there was no pressing main quest like a big bad boss villain to beat. There was a quest but it was more a personal journey of growth than anything material and you could take your time with it if you wanted or just not do it at all and simply live in the world.

Many say that this game was the moment when computer RPGs grew up.

In fact it might have been too grown-up for its time as the series soon returned to the usual formula of find-and-kill-the-all-powerful-baddie after this one. I guess players just didn't know what to make of so much freedom. I loved it to death and played many, many times: This time I'll be a hunter and live off the land. This time I'll be a pirate sailing the seas for plunder. This time I'll be a cold-blooded killer. This time I'll master all the magic systems. This time I'll be... etc. etc.

I guess it was one of the first games where the player could set and achieve their own goals instead of the game deciding them for you.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Jul 2018, 13:51
I did wonder if it was an early Ultima game, so I'm going to actually guess Ultima 1 now (or just "Ultima" I guess?!?)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 05 Jul 2018, 16:02
I did wonder if it was an early Ultima game, so I'm going to actually guess Ultima 1 now (or just "Ultima" I guess?!?)

Cutting to the chase: Ultima IV: Quest Of The Avatar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultima_IV:_Quest_of_the_Avatar

The last two lines in the riddle refer to:
To find the rune of Sacrifice the player must throw themself into an operating blacksmith's forge and walk through the fire, taking damage each move. The rune is in the back corner of the forge. You need a lot of hitpoints to survive. Gotta wonder why you couldn't just ask the blacksmith to turn off the forge first or what he must have been thinking when he saw you jump into it...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Jul 2018, 20:53
Two brothers there were
But they didn't get on
They both had pots
But not of money
They would visit the other's grave
But only to laugh, not to grieve.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Jul 2018, 21:30
Two brothers there were
But they didn't get on
They both had pots
But not of money
They would visit the other's grave
But only to laugh, not to grieve.

No-one?  Not even a wild guess? :sad:
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 08 Jul 2018, 01:34
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Jul 2018, 08:39
Uncharted?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jul 2018, 09:18
We're talking MUCH earlier than either of those.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Jul 2018, 12:06
This clearly isn't ringing any bells with people so I've added another 2 lines to the clue.

Two brothers there were
But they didn't get on
They both had pots
But not of money
They would visit the other's grave
But only to laugh, not to grieve.
They sure liked their herbs
But what they brewed could be lethal
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 09 Jul 2018, 14:26
Some Cheech and Chong game?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Jul 2018, 09:22
Oops sorry forgot to respond - no.

It's a one-word title.

It was releeased in the late 80s.

The game featured 2 brothers, and was in fact developed by two brothers.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 10 Jul 2018, 10:26
The only game dev brothers I can think of from that era are the Oliver Twins. But your riddle doesn’t sound like it describes a Dizzy game.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Jul 2018, 11:11
Nope it's not the Oliver Twins.  AFAIK they're not twins!  However the brothers in the game ARE twins.

The Gardener can hurt you.

You have a cauldron.

It was released on the Bulldog label by Mastertronic.


Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 10 Jul 2018, 11:39
The Oliver Twins aren’t twins???? Nooooooooooo!!! They lied 🤥
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Jul 2018, 12:32
Oh no wait, sorry what I meant was that the brothers behind the development of thus game aren't twins AFAIK!

I (think?) the Oliver Twins were actually twins. :-D
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 10 Jul 2018, 22:07
Feud, by the Pickford bros. Speccy, 1987.

Here's another:

A sequel this be
To a game by the sea
With folks misbegotten
In a town that is rotten

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 10 Jul 2018, 23:24
That's easy!

Chronicle Of Innsmouth: Mountains Of Madness!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 10 Jul 2018, 23:37
Nope! Apparently it works for several games...
The last line should have "rotten" in quotes.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 11 Jul 2018, 01:26
Hehehe I was joking.

Is it Monkey Island 2?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 11 Jul 2018, 23:59
Nope.

For a clue, in a pinch,
Cast your eyes down an inch.

Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: josiah1221 on 12 Jul 2018, 02:50
Purity of the Surf 2?!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Jul 2018, 08:23
Purity of the Surf 2?!

Stop it! (laugh)(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 12 Jul 2018, 15:00
Quite right!
Take it away!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 12 Jul 2018, 15:14
Quite right!
Take it away!

Oh, hahaha! That's what "eyes down an inch" meant! I thought it meant the characters in the game were tiny or something like that...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 30 Jul 2018, 21:25
I am throwing in my cup of game history tea.

He made up his mind
but in perfection he was blind
to see that no one would find
his game of life to be kind.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 31 Jul 2018, 00:58
Hitler?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 31 Jul 2018, 09:31
Well, that escalated quickly! :=
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 31 Jul 2018, 09:55
Well, that escalated quickly! :=

Yeah, a top-down approach!!!

But I thought it kinda made sense:

I thought perhaps "in perfection" referred to his belief in the Aryan Race and that he was a part of it (even though his physical make-up was pretty much the exact opposite of what the "perfect" Aryan was supposed to look like)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 03 Aug 2018, 00:26
Conway?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 03 Aug 2018, 08:33
Not Conway. But you are on the right track!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 06 Aug 2018, 23:39
Will Wright?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 07 Aug 2018, 20:05
That's the one! And the game? :confused:
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 08 Aug 2018, 00:21
Oh, I see, I missed the part where the riddle was about game history... I only read the "history" part...
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 10 Aug 2018, 00:20
Sim Ant?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ghost on 10 Aug 2018, 01:07
SPORE?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kumpel on 12 Aug 2018, 10:21
Ghost is right!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Ghost on 13 Aug 2018, 03:59
Yay! Gimme a bit to think of a riddle!
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 15 Aug 2018, 04:32
Here's another original Lord of the Rings / Tolkien riddle that I made myself. Hopefully it will be easier than the last one I submitted.

"Where does Treebeard bathe?"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Kweepa on 15 Aug 2018, 20:04
The fo-restroom?
The barkroom?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 15 Aug 2018, 21:12
In the Entwash?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Aug 2018, 02:09
Does he take a Shire?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: mkennedy on 16 Aug 2018, 02:15
In the Entwash?
That's the correct answer! The answer could also apply to all of Treebeard's people. That riddle was kind of a pun.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Aug 2018, 02:56
I think I prefer "In the barkroom".
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Aug 2018, 02:58
What did Gandalf say when asked "What's that buzzing noise?"
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Riaise on 16 Aug 2018, 13:07
"Fly, you fools!" (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Aug 2018, 15:45
"Fly, you fools!" (laugh)

Yup!!! (laugh)
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 16 Aug 2018, 16:03
Why could no-one afford to live in Mordor?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Stupot on 16 Aug 2018, 16:52
Why could no-one afford to live in Mordor?
Because everyone keeps chucking their valuables into the volcano.
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: Mandle on 16 Aug 2018, 16:53
Because the very ground is rent?
Title: Re: Can you solve this riddle?
Post by: CaptainD on 16 Aug 2018, 16:56
No but good suggestions! :grin: