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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2010, 07:46:24 pm »
Yeah... :lol: So no Sun Stone, eh.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2010, 07:52:44 pm »
Well, see, that's the thing! That's the answer. Sun Stone. You win! But your reckless guessing makes it a tarnished victory! Minus Points for you, Mister. Mega Minus Points. I'd like to think that, though your victory is sure, the Most Fiendish Riddle took a piece of you with it.

The sun is the oldest object in a solar system, and of course it's bold and eye-catching. Stone is well known for its symbolic qualities of both solidity and stolidness. When one is high on drugs they might be described as "stoned." And, of course, my favorite part: A "clove" is an old English unit of weight equal to seven pounds, so two cloves would be a stone. (That's the British connection.) Zephira was onto it, but she was using the wrong value: A clove can be either seven pounds or eight pounds depending on the context.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2010, 08:07:19 pm »
Heh... it was the 'Sun' thing that I was unsure about.

EDIT: To be fair to myself though, I thought you completely shot down my Sun Stone answer at first...
« Last Edit: January 08, 2010, 08:18:20 pm by Arakial »

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2010, 08:23:18 pm »
Following the Most Fiendish Riddle, here's one that's hopefully just as Fiendish.

Brightest light in deepest dark,
Broken white and secret art,
My chambered heart a vacant home,
My walls the stock and crop of form.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2010, 08:33:56 pm »
People need to post more riddles. I blame you, Josh, for setting the bar so high.


The glory of lamb turns bright and gay.
The glory of man turns still and grey.
A knuckle rolls and point by point shows
A metal falls and side by side mows

A sickle or scythe?

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2010, 08:42:56 pm »

@rushingwind: You got the phone number question and plane drop question right.

@alfadorredux: You got the hot cocoa question right, but not the turban question.

For me not being caught up in this thread, I have to repost the question:

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"In Iran, you cannot take a picture of a man with a turban.  How come?"

Here's a hint: it's got with being able to take a picture.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2010, 09:53:09 pm »
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"In Iran, you cannot take a picture of a man with a turban.  How come?"

Here's a hint: it's got with being able to take a picture.
http://www.iranian.com/main/image/92873
eh?

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2010, 10:21:39 pm »
2. In Iran, you can't take a picture of a man with a turban. How come?

Because turbans don't take pictures, cameras do. :P

It appears Lord J's riddle was answered (the answer being something I probably would not have guessed). Darn, lol. I was kinda hoping it would last longer.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2010, 03:44:13 am »
@Lord J Esq - Yep, it's a map! :)

And awesome riddle, by the way! I'm kind of sad now that I know the answer... but alas, all good things must come to an end.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2010, 04:57:00 am »
The glory of lamb turns bright and gay.
The glory of man turns still and grey.
A knuckle rolls and point by point shows
A metal falls and side by side mows


Hair?

Here's one I just made up:

Up, down, left, right
Fathoming here too is the fight
Eight, seven, six and five
My unitless units bring me to life
If you could see me perhaps you'd die;
Vector riddles I'd bring: Ten, twenty or more
But their directions just two of fouró
Their magnitudes naturally limited
For now just tell me what I am!

I'm referring to a specific sub-form. If you get the more general form, I shan't tell you so.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2010, 04:58:48 am by MsBlack »

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2010, 12:11:31 pm »
@ Zephira: A camera
@ Arakial and MsBlack: Nope, neither a sickle scythe, nor hair.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2010, 01:42:57 pm »
No, Thought. It's game related. I do like cameras though!

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2010, 02:08:59 pm »

You know, when I first got into this, I thought this would be easy, seeing how I like riddles.

But now, they've become treasure chests layered with multiple locks, one locking the other.

Confound it, these enigmatic verses of poetic mystery!  :x

@Kodokami:  You're right!  Cameras take picture, not turbans.

@Thought: Is it the grim reaper?

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2010, 02:59:57 pm »
Perhaps we're all thinking of different kinds of riddles. Some riddles (when is a door not a door? When it's "ajar"! Turbans don't take pictures, cameras do) are more like jokes. Difficult to understand, but funny and entertaining. The definition of riddle I'm used to is one that has multiple clues ("locks", as you put it), sounds complicated, takes a while to solve, and ultimately ends up with a simple answer.
Your best friends in riddles like these are thesaurus.com and dictionary.com. They cracked at least a few locks on J's.

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Re: The Criosphinx's Riddles
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2010, 09:44:23 pm »
Ah, riddles have a long and much loved tradition. They aren't just entertainment but mental exercises as well. Often to create and solve a riddle requires looking at the world in a non-standard way; approaching things sideways, as it were.

That being said, nope, not the grim reaper either. To give a hint, if hints are desired: the answer is a homophone.