Riddles in the Dark

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  1. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    Don't leave us hangin' ! ! !
     
  2. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    When I said tomorrow, did you guys actually believe I meant a 24 hour period??? I'm a serial procrastinator. hehe


    If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
     
  3. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Um...2nd place? Seems obvious, but there has to be a catch....
     
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    No you're right. But I expected the evil genius to be correct. :p :p

    The trick is most people would say first place.
     
  5. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    You're pretty clever!
     
  6. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Thank you, thank you.... Wile E. Coyote was my mentor :D

    OK, not very good, but the best I can come up with this morning:

    Without a scale, I can be weighed
    I'm always last in the race
    As your main support I am found
    To use me, you must put me down
     
  7. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    is it the law?
     
  8. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    here's my two cents :

    Lost and reborn
    Bring the day
    The grey and the white
    Get blown away
     
  9. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Sorry, no, it is not the law.
     
  10. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    awww man :(
     
  11. jeremiah.l.burns

    jeremiah.l.burns Callo

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    Is it your ass? LOL
     
  12. jeremiah.l.burns

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    My timpani plays a rhythmic song,
    With hammer on anvil I play along.
    Down my canal no ship sets course,
    And I have a stirrup that fits no horse.

    What am I?
     
  13. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    OK, time for a refresher of the rules.

    You post a new riddle only after you have successfully guessed the answer to the current one. We've got like 3 different ones posted at the moment.

    The current active riddle is below. For those who have posted others, please hold on to them until it is your turn. :)

    Without a scale, I can be weighed
    I'm always last in the race
    As your main support I am found
    To use me, you must put me down
     
  14. Mac

    Mac New Member

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    Well, I'll guess... a foot. The first line throws me, though.

    __________________________
    Mac
     
  15. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Nope, not a foot. But a really good guess, except for the first line, it fits very well.

    Here's a hint. The first and last lines go together (the rhyming just worked out that way). The 2nd and 3rd lines are separate clues.
     
  16. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    is it your heart?
     
  17. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    thought? Wisdom, not a great guess...I am the last in my race seems to bug me about the answer mind
     
  18. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    No and no. Finally came up with one that stumped folks. :)

    Another hint...the first and last lines go together (old hint) and are associated with boating
     
  19. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    is it ballast?
     
  20. mithrandir

    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Getting warmer, but not quite.