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The New Riddle Game
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:05:36 AM »

Okay.

First riddle:

What was the Riddle Thread's last riddle in the previous BFM forum?


 :-/


 ;D

Okay, if you don't have the answer to THAT one, try this one:

What is the only question You could never answer yes to?


Here are "rules" ("'More like guidelines, actually!"  ;) ) for this thread:

* Only the poster correctly answering the previous riddle and posting that answer first is to post a new riddle. Please do not jump in with a new riddle and break the chain....

* After 2 days w/o solution the poster should post either (a) hint(s) or the solution & a new riddle. (Their choice.) After 5 days without solution, just give us the answer & a new one, please!

* Please do not post Lateral Thinking Puzzles (aka Situation Puzzles!) They usually lack enough information to be a true "riddle" with a definitive answer, and result in players asking all kinds of questions ... as LTPs are MEANT to be!

* Looking up the answers on the 'Web is verboten, however FINDING riddles to post in the thread from the 'Web is perfectly acceptable.

* This thread is a study in riddles in and of itself! If you're new to it, practice patience and test your brain by reading through the whole thing, stopping at each/many of the riddles, solve them yourself and then check your answer! Don't just read through them all - or worse! - skip over the excellent collection of riddles entirely!

TY & don't hurt your brain!



New text and rules by MrMxyzptlk, Edited by BFM_Hydra.

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Offline BFM_Hlao

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 10:41:05 AM »
Sorry (and thanks for not nagging me too badly, jim ;D)! Here goes:

 When sunny and light
 I'll give you a fright
 Unless I'm just passing by...
 But when friends draw near
 Heaven's no longer clear
 And all at once, we'll cry.

Still doesn't sound quite right, but meh. Good luck. :)
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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 03:59:42 PM »


Clouds / rain clouds?
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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 04:14:43 PM »

Ooh, that must be it. Did you make that up Hlao? It's a good one!



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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 04:29:37 PM »
Mxy is correct! Well done! :)

Thanks JANE! :D I've only recently started paying any attention to the riddle thread, so I thought I better not get one from Google incase it'd been done before.

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 05:36:33 PM »
one on the left, one on the right,
both small, both opposites,
representing the turmoil inside.
what am i talking about (description please)


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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 05:41:16 PM »
Part of the "rules" of the riddle game are that you have to have got the last one correct in order to go. Having said that, I'm sure that while we're waiting for Mxy to post, they'll be people happy to have a crack at your riddle.
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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 05:42:55 PM »
Part of the "rules" of the riddle game are that you have to have got the last one correct in order to go. Having said that, I'm sure that while we're waiting for Mxy to post, they'll be people happy to have a crack at your riddle.
so in essence (if im understanding right) you should only post a riddle if you are the one who answered the previous riddle?


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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 02:31:26 AM »

Ooh, that must be it. Did you make that up Hlao? It's a good one!



Indeed that was an excellent job, Hlao!

(It came to me on first reading, but I had to go through it two more times to be sure it fit!)


Okay, I'm making this one up on-the-spot!:

When from a bird, it's full of pain
But from another is pain's bane
Tasting sweet upon one's lips,
or launch a thousand ships
Steal one unwanted quickly
then catch one back right briskly!



What am I?





Part of the "rules" of the riddle game are that you have to have got the last one correct in order to go. Having said that, I'm sure that while we're waiting for Mxy to post, they'll be people happy to have a crack at your riddle.
so in essence (if im understanding right) you should only post a riddle if you are the one who answered the previous riddle?


Correct.

[HINT: Read the first post in a thread ... FIRST....  :winkgrin: ]

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 07:50:31 AM »
A kiss?

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2010, 11:04:21 AM »
THe only thing I can think of is "face" as in "face that launched a thousand ships" (belonging to Helen of Troy).
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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2010, 11:46:56 AM »
I think Hlao is right.  A kiss fits with a lot of the clues. Not sure what the bird thing is about though.

Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss


Anyway, I could never make up a riddle like that, so I'm in awe of Hlao and Mxy for doing it.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 11:58:36 AM by BFM_Kiwi »



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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2010, 12:28:53 PM »
I found that poem after some brief Googling. :D

I think the bird thing might be a peck. "Pain's bane" had me stumped for a while... but it could be a healing kiss / kiss of life.

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 11:43:27 AM »


Hlao got it right off!  :yesyes: GJ!


Yes, each pair of lines described different words for "a kiss" as follows:

When from a bird, it's full of pain
But from another is pain's bane


A "peck!"

Tasting sweet upon one's lips,
or launch a thousand ships


A kiss!

Steal one unwanted quickly
then catch one back right briskly!


A "smack!"


Yur up, Hlao!

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Re: The New Riddle Game
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 03:40:51 PM »
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