Author Topic: Can you solve this riddle?  (Read 121087 times)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1420 on: 14 Aug 2019, 22:33 »
He made the coffee at like 3am way before sunrise. Now that he can see the colour of his bike he knows the sun is up, and his coffee has been sitting there since 3.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1421 on: 15 Aug 2019, 00:16 »
He made the coffee at like 3am way before sunrise. Now that he can see the colour of his bike he knows the sun is up, and his coffee has been sitting there since 3.

Exactly! (Blue is a very hard colour to see at night.)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1422 on: 15 Aug 2019, 19:13 »
But someone could have snuck in and microwaved his coffee while he was unconscious.
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1423 on: 18 Aug 2019, 16:11 »
(Just invented this riddle and a bit proud of it)

Judith married Stephen and they named their firstborn Mary.

Freida married Mark and they named their firstborn Vern.

Michelle married Thomas and they named their firstborn Edith.

Alice married William and they named their firstborn Mathew.

If a couple had a firstborn child and named it Nancy then what might the names of the parents be?

(Please only answer with the names and not your reasoning for choosing them)
« Last Edit: 18 Aug 2019, 23:34 by Mandle »

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1424 on: 18 Aug 2019, 20:13 »
Is there more than one correct answer?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1425 on: 18 Aug 2019, 22:22 »
Don't know about the answer, but I noticed this in the first sentence:

Judith married Stephen and they named their firstborn Mary.
=Just married
« Last Edit: 18 Aug 2019, 22:35 by Creamy »
 

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1426 on: 18 Aug 2019, 23:40 »
Is there more than one correct answer?

I'll just leave the wording of the riddle to speak for itself.  ;)

Don't know about the answer, but I noticed this in the first sentence:

Judith married Stephen and they named their firstborn Mary.
=Just married

Nice find! But a coincidence I'm afraid.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1427 on: 19 Aug 2019, 00:43 »
Damn Creamy, nice catch. Even if it is a red herring.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1428 on: 19 Aug 2019, 00:53 »
Candy and Clarence.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1429 on: 19 Aug 2019, 05:08 »
Nope.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1430 on: 19 Aug 2019, 17:40 »
Anastasia & Sylvester

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1431 on: 20 Aug 2019, 03:39 »
Could be Clarence and Ellen

or

Patrick and Jenny

or

Jerry and Jessica

or

Rumplestiltskin and Peggy

Have I got it?  ;)
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1432 on: 20 Aug 2019, 21:54 »
Aha!
Ada married Steve...
Oh, Klatuu got it already.
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1433 on: 21 Aug 2019, 00:24 »
YES!!! We have two correct replies!

Klatuu was first, followed by Kweepa! (Maybe it's their similar-looking names?)

CONGRATS TO BOTH on figuring out a pretty difficult riddle! I wasn't even sure if it was reasonably solvable until they did it!

Now that others know what the answer(s) is/are, the next challenge is to figure out why.

Please continue to refrain from posting the method to get the correct answer(s).

Just post "AHA! I got it!" or something similar if you work it out.

I will notify Klatuu a bit later on and allow them to reveal the method (in hide tab).
« Last Edit: 21 Aug 2019, 00:27 by Mandle »

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1434 on: 22 Aug 2019, 14:30 »
Okay, a small hint:

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1435 on: 26 Aug 2019, 15:09 »
Okay, a bigger hint:

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Look at the names of both parents and the child vertically and look for a pattern in each.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1436 on: 27 Aug 2019, 02:14 »
I’m still none the wiser.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1437 on: 27 Aug 2019, 04:13 »
I’m still none the wiser.

MAJOR HINT
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There's a pattern to be found in each name's first letters.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1438 on: 28 Aug 2019, 16:49 »
I am still stumped as well
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Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1439 on: 28 Aug 2019, 19:34 »
I am still stumped as well

SUPER-DUPER GIVEAWAY HINT
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Reading vertically the first letters of the mothers', father's and children's names are:

Mothers: J F M A
Fathers: S M T W
Children: M V E M

Each of these patterns fits with the first letters of three different patterns of things.

For example, if one of the patterns were numbers' names then the names would start with O T T F (One, Two, Three, Four)

Once this is known, it's just a matter of recognizing what the three different patterns of things are.