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Riddle of the Sea


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#1 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

“To the Sea!” the sailors cry,
Professor, Angel, and the Fly.
Three in one on three below,
“To the Sea!” the sailors go.
A sturdy ship to Virgin Isle,
Best in fleet for great the mile.
High on mast where eagle nests
“To the Sea!” these sailors best.
One mast, two mast, three mast down
In ocean’s depth three masts drown.
“What a wondrous desolation!”
This the sailor’s answered question.
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#2 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

I'm off for the weekend and my computer's down. Back in a few days. Good luck.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

I'll stick my neck out

Spoiler for spoiler


I'll spoiler it all, sorry.

OK, somebody shoot me down.

Edited by iconoclast, 06 March 2009 - 12:33 PM.

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#4 Grayven

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

OK, somebody shoot me down.

Nope, can't do it, I think you're 100% correct. Nice first post. Welcome to the Den.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:55 PM

I agree you are right, I just dont like the term Sailor used in the OP.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

You could easily replace "sailor" with "crewmen" and/or "shipmate", I believe. I'm sure Shakee used "sailor" metaphorically, just to try throw us off the trail. Guess we'll see on Monday? B))
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#7 iconoclast

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

You could easily replace "sailor" with "crewmen" and/or "shipmate", I believe. I'm sure Shakee used "sailor" metaphorically, just to try throw us off the trail. Guess we'll see on Monday? B))


Aha. One of them was a sailor.

Spoiler for Hello sailor.

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#8 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:31 AM

I'll stick my neck out

Spoiler for spoiler


I'll spoiler it all, sorry.

OK, somebody shoot me down.



Well done Iconoclast. Correct answer but just a tiny bit off on the analysis.
Spoiler for Answer and explication

Edited by Shakeepuddn, 09 March 2009 - 01:31 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:27 AM

I agree you are right, I just dont like the term Sailor used in the OP.

Sailor: Mariner, one who navigates a vessel of some sort.
I guess I can't please everybody, eh? :rolleyes:
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#10 iconoclast

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:11 AM

Well done Iconoclast. Correct answer but just a tiny bit off on the analysis.


Thanks, I enjoyed it. It's a good riddle, it enticed me to join.
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