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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #135 on: January 18, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
I think my lack of general knowledge may cause me to struggle on 2 and 3...

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #136 on: January 18, 2017, 11:25:32 AM »
No, but you're on the right lines :) Coffee-cup topology might be quite over-specifically mathsy actually - it might help just to google the whole last line.

I'll give some more hints in a bit!

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #137 on: January 18, 2017, 11:30:43 AM »
Ah, OK, yes, I was thinking of what might *actually* have a topology similar to a coffee cup!

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2017, 12:00:07 PM »
Yes! Now for the other two. *cackles madly*

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #139 on: January 19, 2017, 12:40:00 AM »
Clue - there's something that links 2 and 3. They're both symbols of their country's (very different) Revolutions...

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2017, 08:17:44 AM »
Is number 3 ...
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This would fit at least the second half of the riddle, and the hint you gave.

I'm thoroughly stuck on number 2. I think my general knowledge might not be general enough :(

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #141 on: January 19, 2017, 12:44:12 PM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #142 on: January 19, 2017, 12:45:44 PM »
Oh hang on, wrong half

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #143 on: January 19, 2017, 01:32:30 PM »
The second one is very specific and I suppose it's impossible if you're not already aware of the name. It's got the inventor in the title, like Beethoven's Symphony.

Another riddle - same object referenced - follows. :)

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #144 on: January 19, 2017, 01:50:12 PM »
Ah, well, that makes it much easier :)

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #145 on: January 19, 2017, 01:53:01 PM »
Yes! Awesome.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #146 on: January 24, 2017, 11:18:12 PM »
OK, try this one:

I am oppressed, downtrodden, dead,
But may be high above your head;
I see life with disinterest,
For where I lay is where I'm best.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #147 on: November 29, 2018, 09:59:43 PM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #148 on: November 29, 2018, 11:01:00 PM »
Oh gods, I can't find the answer to this one...

EDIT: Just remembered what I'm 99% sure it is! No, it isn't a coffin - they're never particularly high above your head.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #149 on: December 26, 2018, 12:24:29 AM »
I've edited the last riddle from "But am raised high" to "But may be high" which I think is a little more accurate. Still no takers?
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