Riddle

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  1. Mal macrumors 603

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    Now, I'm trying to solve the riddle here: http://www.oneriddle.com/ It's written by a fiddle player, which could potentially make a difference, but I can't figure out where the riddle is, much less what it is. Anyone good at these sorts of things?

    jW
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know much about written music but don't the letters a through to g signify notes and couldn't these same letters in that paragraph actually represent a tune? Just a thought. That might be too obvious. :eek:
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No, not the paragraph. The riddle is in the last sentence.
     
  4. Mal thread starter macrumors 603

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    I thought about that, mad jew, and it yields this:

    e a e a a e e a g e e a g e a e e d c a a c a d d e e e c e

    Unfortunately, that doesn't make much sense to me. It doesn't sound like any song I know when I play it either.

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  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Perhaps the lengths of the words in the last sentence (While=5 it=2 appears=7) represent notes on the major C scale, i.e.,
    1=C, 2=D, 3=E, 4=F, 5=G, 6=A, 7=B, 8=C2 (one octave up)​
    5 2 7 4 5 2 3 1 6 4 2 4 4 1 4 5 2 7 1 7 6 2 4 8
    G D B F G D E C A F D F F C F G D B C B A D F C2


    Is that a recognizable tune?
     
  6. Mal thread starter macrumors 603

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    Again, I don't recognize a tune there. If it's a tune, it's one I'm not familiar with, and I'm not sure how I'd find out.

    jW
     
  7. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    as i live in a region full of old timey musicians
    & am close friends w/ many of them...
    i've passed the riddle along to some

    we'll see what they say

    i'll keep ya updated
     
  8. Mal thread starter macrumors 603

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    BTW, if anyone's interested, the full riddle set is here: http://www.onefiddle.com/ You play through it by typing the answer in as the next directory, so onefiddle.com/answer1 and so on. It's kinda fun, though it took me a while to get started.

    jW
     
  9. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    Curse you Skywalker!!! :mad: Now I'm hooked and stuck on the third one. I just know it is something stupid too.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I for one do not understand the riddle. :eek:


    Doctor Q, your intelligence never ceases to amaze me! :)
     
  11. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I, too, am hooked, but it's the second one I'm stuck on. Would you mind giving me a small hind as to how to get to the next stage?
     
  12. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    I can't think of a good way to give you a hint without giving it away...Check the forums on that site (the answer to each riddle is the password to that riddles forum). If you are still not able to get it PM me and I'll try to give you another hint.
     
  13. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I'm on the fifth question now... The third one was a bit stupid. Make sure to check the Discuss link on the site. There are some hints there.

    Edit: Oh, yeah, paleck already mentioned the hints.
     
  14. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I got the first one soley by using google. But I don't even know what to put in to google for the 2nd one. Honestly I'm horrible at things like this, I make Harriet Smith seem like she's a genius at them.
     
  15. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    I checked the discuss link on the third one, but it didn't help me. Like I said I am sure it is just something stupid. I am leaving it alone and will try again tomorrow.
     
  16. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    *pats myself on the back for making it to number six*
     
  17. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Hmm...interesting.

    "I meant the first riddle to be easy."

    First riddle is......totally obscure.

    Second riddle....."plays off relpats second page". Well that's great, since relpats is still up. :rolleyes:
     
  18. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    Alright I'm still hooked...Can anyone offer any better hints on number three. It's driving me nuts. :confused:
     
  19. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    There are inconsistensies in the code on page 3... what is inconsistent?

    I'm now on the same page as the original poster, at the fiddle riddle...
     
  20. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I'm now on page 5 and stuck again. It's just such an meaningless and obscure sequence of letters and punctuation that I have no idea where to even begin in solving it. :(
     
  21. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    I only saw one, but i couldn't get it to work as the answer.
     
  22. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    paleck: You probably tried the "other" one. I think I tried the same as you just did, but that wasn't the answer, it was the other illogical one.
     
  23. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Gekko, mind throwing a hint out there for number 5? :p
     
  24. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  25. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I did what I thought should be done first as far as translation:

    SPOILER! Highlight white text to read. That means you, gekko513. :)

    I looked up a dvorak keyboard on google and I transferred the letters to what they would be if that sequence had been typed on a dvorak keyboard. I got hpmvxsal.

    Is this completely wrong, or am I on the right track here?
     

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