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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Feb '08 18:43
    I WROTE THESE. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THEY ARE TOO OBSCURE OR TOO OBVIOUS. (ANSWER KEY AT THE BOTTOM)

    1)
    first and last seen when awake
    most are real some are fake
    none walk some run
    we all have one
    someone else can easily break

    2)
    though colorless some are white
    and self gaining though most might
    be sinfully conceived
    the best are believed
    with none left actually right

    3) (my favorite)
    parts of them turn with no wheels
    their covers when closed conceals
    all but the back
    where it may pack
    things none but the eye reveals

    4)
    the narrow inlet tightly grips
    responding quick to kissing lips
    if worked enough
    the tummy will puff
    making a child happy to the tips

    5) (puzzle more than riddle)
    if what goes in when this comes out
    and that always follows this about
    and how is this
    try not to miss
    these clues construed with doubt

    where is what when that will allow
    by going out and following how
    i ask you then
    if this isn't in
    which location is where now

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    1)nose

    2)lies

    3)books

    4)balloon

    5)where is in
  2. 23 Feb '08 20:10
    No replys? Were they really that mediocre?
  3. 23 Feb '08 21:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    No replys? Were they really that mediocre?
    You shouldn't give the obsessive-compulsives a way out by providing the solutions with the riddles. Rather, make them toil for days and days before maybe a clue is given. Only after interest seems to be waning should you provide the answer, all the while girding your proverbial loins for the massive onslaught of objections.
  4. 24 Feb '08 04:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    I WROTE THESE. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THEY ARE TOO OBSCURE OR TOO OBVIOUS. (ANSWER KEY AT THE BOTTOM)

    1)
    first and last seen when awake
    most are real some are fake
    none walk some run
    we all have one
    someone else can easily break

    2)
    though colorless some are white
    and self gaining though most might
    be sinfully conceived
    the be ...[text shortened]...
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    1)nose

    2)lies

    3)books

    4)balloon

    5)where is in
    i got nose and balloon... lies is really nice, and i like the book riddle (though i'm not sure i get the end of it ..."where it may pack things none but the eye reveals". i agree with green paladin though - might have been good not to give the answers right away, let us take a stab at them to see if they are enjoyed or too easy

    *edit* but in case it wasn't clear i really like these riddles, and think you did a nice job.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Feb '08 11:38 / 1 edit
    All excellent!!

    I got nose straight away but the rest are not obvious. Pity you put solutions up!

  6. 27 Feb '08 07:30
    Thank you all. I agree: it is tragic i gave solutions. I wish i could edit the start of this thread.
  7. 27 Feb '08 07:39
    Just because the solutions are there doesn't mean its mandatory to look at them...nobody HAD to look.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Feb '08 12:54
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Just because the solutions are there doesn't mean its mandatory to look at them...nobody HAD to look.
    I HAD to!

    Yes - I hated myself in the morning .................