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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #360 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.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #361 on: 24 Apr 2013, 23:01 »
The hidden message isn't that complicated.  Good try though.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #362 on: 25 Apr 2013, 16:45 »
I think the question has been clipped short, how old is this message?

So... 'age old'?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #363 on: 25 Apr 2013, 18:42 »
The word is:

"Message"

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

So it is mess age.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #364 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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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #365 on: 28 Apr 2013, 11:03 »
Easy.
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Bees.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #366 on: 28 Apr 2013, 15:44 »
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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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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #367 on: 28 Apr 2013, 16:31 »
I gotta say, I'm going with Andail on this one.
GHRPLTSM

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #368 on: 28 Apr 2013, 17:05 »
Oh, hehe, I kind of see Adam's point here.

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"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 :/

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #369 on: 28 Apr 2013, 19:35 »
Easy.
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Bees.


That is correct!

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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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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

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #370 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?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #371 on: 04 May 2013, 12:45 »
1.
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A professional Pianist?
2.
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Silence. for example if you say 'wow listen to that silence', you have broken it.
3.
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'wrong' is always pronounced 'wrong'.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #372 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.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #373 on: 05 May 2013, 07:26 »
1.
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Peace?


2.
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A shadow.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #374 on: 05 May 2013, 08:05 »
Correct on both.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #375 on: 05 May 2013, 12:53 »
I think 3 is
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The clock (with pendulum)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #376 on: 05 May 2013, 19:42 »
Nope. "Clock" is wrong.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #377 on: 05 May 2013, 20:05 »
3.
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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.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #378 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.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #379 on: 10 May 2013, 09:20 »
The answer to the riddle is:

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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.