Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Wed May 27, 2009 5:34 pm

Aha! *laughs* Well, thank you very much; I get it now. Very clever, good idea.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Thu May 28, 2009 10:30 am

Like I said...
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Please stand by while I come up with some new puzzles. Incidentally, the stage is always open for others to post some. Just 'cause I post a lot of puzzles here, doesn't mean I own the thread by any means - besides, I like to play too!

Also:
I have been considering starting a blog or website or something based on puzzles like these. That is, I (and maybe others) post a picture puzzle or a question, and people can post comments to try and solve it. There are already a few places on the Internet that cater to this, but I reckon it would be fun to start another one up. Any thoughts?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:12 am

Here's another puzzle, in case anyone's still looking this way:
You have a tall cylindrical glass container that is filled with water. The container has no markings on it, such as a scale of measurement (ie. it is not a measuring jug). You also do not know the capacity or the weight of the container in advance.
Without using a measure, can you work out a way of leaving the container half full of water?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:09 am

I don't think there's enough setup there. If I have TWO of them, it's easy. If I have a piece of string with me, it's easy.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby strange_person » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:56 am

{Tilt it diagonally, so that the water is completely covering the bottom of the container but it's surface is only just tangent to the top of the container.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:08 am

Strange_Person has the answer I was after, but Coda does have a point. I did try to make the puzzle conditions as clear and simple as possible, but I guess I forgot a few points. :oops:
Basically, the only piece of equipment you were allowed to use was the container itself, and {by tilting the container so that the surface of the water forms an ellipse, with its extremities touching both the rim and the opposite point on the bottom of the container} you should have tipped out enough water to leave the container half full.

Another puzzle; see if you can work out the logic involved:
Plasman hates wearing shoes but likes wearing socks.
He uses a fork instead of a knife.
He wouldn't eat an apple but would eat a cherry.
He won't eat beef but will eat fish.
He prefers taking a bath over a shower.
Question: Which would he prefer, honey or jelly?

And what's the rule behind my choices? Please note that these decisions listed here bear no resemblance to reality... I mean, walking around in socks but no shoes? Come on... :wink:
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Coda » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:56 am

{Jelly. You hate vowels and you want to use as few of them as possible.}

Edit: {You might be looking more specifically for "you only like words with only one vowel" but that's not quite accurate, as "y" is a vowel in "cherry" and in "jelly".}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:01 pm

Yup. You are correct, Coda. My answer was {I only like things with one vowel, taking "Y" as a consonant in this case}.

A group of archaeologists have uncovered a strange collection of relics on a dig. They are all badly worn, and it is difficult to tell exactly what the items are. Aside from all being made from the same substance, they appear to be unrelated:
A statue of a quadruped animal · A drinking vessel · A strangely-shaped helmet
A single shoe · A figure riding an animal · A flat piece of metal with a handle · A four-wheeled wagon
A cylindrical item with a rounded end · A lenticular-shaped object · A small pouch or bag
A strange box-shaped item with a single wheel
· The last item is unidentifiable

It is later discovered that all of the items are in fact related, and were part of a strange ritual. Knowing this, what might the last unidentified item actually be?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Tychomonger » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:03 pm

{Pewter Monopoly pieces! The last piece is either the Train or the Howitzer, I have no idea what the "drinking vessel" is.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby strange_person » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:07 am

{The "drinking vessel" is the thimble.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:43 am

Tychomonger (and S_P) is correct! {The unknown item was the train (the cylindrical object was the cannon). Either the Monopoly pieces are jumbo sized, or the archaeologists are an evolved insect species from far in the future... :P }
If you are unsure what the rest of the items are, the Wikipedia page can tell you. PS. Turns out I was wrong with list Eleven... either that or every set I've used has been missing parts!
Oops.

Incidentally... I just remembered that there was some unfinished business in this topic. Feel free to pick those last lists apart in the meantime; I've put some clues up for them so you won't have to go blind anymore.
(re-reading some of my posts in that topic made me wonder how much of an asshat I must have seemed... :oops: )
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Nai_Calus » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:06 pm


TWENTY FIVE: turquoise, plum, aubergine, heliotrope, saffron, olive

Turquoise is the only colour on the list whose name is not sourced from a plant.

TWENTY SEVEN: Reykyavik, Canberra, Seoul, Washington, Cairo, Copenhagen

Canberra is in the Southern Hemisphere, the rest are in the Northern.

TWENTY EIGHT: milk, tallow, wool, eggs, silk, wax

Tallow is the only one that requires the animal producing it to die.


Here's an extra nerdy one for fun:

Fighter, Wizard, Elf, Cleric, Half-Elf, Bard
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Wic » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:58 am

Wendesday morning a train leaves from Washington DC to Pitsbourgh. Five minutes later another train leaves from Pitsbourgh to Washington DC, traveling two times faster than the first train. When the two trains meet, which one is closer to Washington DC?
It's that my homunculus inside my head doesn't even try to understand the outside world. He thinks it's a video game and smashes the buttons at random to find the key where you shoot the lasers.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby InterNutter » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:25 am

Neither, because they're exactly the same distance away?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Monocheres » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:51 am

Wic wrote:Wendesday morning a train leaves from Washington DC to Pitsbourgh. Five minutes later another train leaves from Pitsbourgh to Washington DC, traveling two times faster than the first train. When the two trains meet, which one is closer to Washington DC?


Heh, {neither! When they meet they'll be in the same place, so they'll both be the same distance from Washington... Well, if you want to quibble, if they stop when they touch noses, then the tail of the one from Washington will be however-many car-lengths closer, but I assume the intent of the joke was to ignore that.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:14 pm

Nice one, Wic! :D

Nai_Calus is correct with his answers for the lists, for the reasons stated. Yay!
As for your list, I'm gonna guess Bard? 'cos they can't defend themselves?(I'm not into table-top games, unfortunately)

Which of the following animals can see in perfect darkness?
Wolf · Spider · Cat · Eagle · Snake · Cow
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Wic » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:10 am

Monocheres got it right, and no, the joke was NOT to ignore that.

Here's another:

131 517 192 X

What is X?
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Wic » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:21 am

For Naius' riddle, I'd say Fighter, the only non-magically aligned.
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby strange_person » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:56 am

Which of the following animals can see in perfect darkness?
Wolf · Spider · Cat · Eagle · Snake · Cow
{Snake. Spiders can "see" vibrations in their webs, but snakes also have a vibration-sense, and they have pits which allow them to see heat.}
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Re: Riddle me this...

Postby Plasman » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:35 am

Good point, S_P, but I was referring to ocular vision, not "seeing" in the abstract sense (ie. sonar).
Damned ambiguity strikes again... :sweatbead: :oops:

My answer to Wic's puzzle is {123 - it's a progression of odd numbers witht hesp a cesre arr anged}.

Hmm... another puzzle (though the other one I put up is still open).
Q G D E 3 R
See if you can work out what comes next.

NB. Don't get mad, but this one's a little biased.
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