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#11 NickFleming

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:43 PM

Does this require a lot of prior knowledge?
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

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It isn't anything esoteric, I always make my riddles about something that >99% of people know about and will recognize. And they're almost always about a concrete object unless I say otherwise. It seems like those tend to make for the most satisfying, slap-your-head-when-you've-got-it type of riddles.

The yin-yang symbol has a lot going for it, but leaves open the clues about sunbeams through the cracks and about the snow.


hey plasmid - great to see you, and a riddle to boot! I'm not a confident riddle guesser yet but...

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still working on a verse worthy response.

Hi plainglazed, nice to see that a lot of the old crew is still around. Not a magnet, the clues about sunbeams and diamond would still be hanging. But this one ought to be enough of an "OMG that's got to be it" riddle that whoever solves it will know that it's their chance to give a poetic response unraveling the clues and giving the answer.


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Thanks, hambone. A TV/monitor really fits well with a lot of the clues, especially the sunbeams and the snow (back in the analog days) that have been pretty elusive so far. But the twin in line 2 and the part about going head over heels are left open.


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He he, sounds like you have a little one around, or else a very vivid memory. I vaguely remember that little skirmish. As your hunch suggests though, I can't find any way that he'd fit with the snow clue.


Does this require a lot of prior knowledge?

Nope, no specialized knowledge required for this one. Anyone ought to be able to come up with the answer, and if they're given the answer then they should definitely be able to go back over the riddle and read it couplet-by-couplet and recognize what each of the clues is referring to without needing much if any further explanation.
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#13 Molly Mae

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:01 PM

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#15 andromeda

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:30 PM

OK, another try...

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P.S. I don't have a kid, but I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid, hence my English knowledge :D
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:13 PM

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#18 plasmid

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

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Not a pair of trees, there aren't any famous white-and-black combos that I know of for the opening clue


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Neither a soccer ball. I'd like to have seen more bicycle kicks in the world cup for the head-over-heel clue, but it has no heart of diamond


OK, another try...

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P.S. I don't have a kid, but I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid, hence my English knowledge :D

That's a really good answer. It fits the first stanza perfectly. The head-over-heels could refer to image inversion when a picture's taken, and snow if safeguards fail might be a completely white film or maybe blurry image if the process is fouled up. The diamond could refer to an enlarging lens used in the film-to-paper exposure process. If there's a good way that it could fit the clue about the mark of Superman I'd call it an acceptable alternate answer, completely unrelated to what I have in mind.


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It gets some of the clues, but leaves things like sunbeams and diamonds unexplained. Unless you mean a suit of cards which would explain the diamonds, but would call for red and black instead of white and black.


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Definitely fits the last stanza, but I'm not sure what the black part of the white and black clue would be or how it would refer to twins.
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

Hm... let's try with...

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:54 AM

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