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A Riddle

Discussion in 'Anecdotes' started by HarperPR, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    If you have a code in your head...

    Don't expect us to be your resident unpaid psychiatrists! Go and get help now!

    andi:svengo::27::40:
     
  2. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Ha, that's very good, NoCeleb!

    The answer is, for those still bewildered, the number 7 on a phone keypad. Simple now, isn't it.:)
     
  3. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    7 is PRS (or PQRS) this side of the Pond

    I'm glad it ONLY took me ten minutes to eliminate the asterisk on my COMPUTER keyboard. :seeya:
     
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Mobility madness

    It is not a simple as it seems for us dunderheads, but surely it depends how you are looking at your phone if it's upside down or you are?

    andi :m21:Harperist
     
  5. pixiefitz

    pixiefitz I've got a zappy little nappy

    Ah, THAT PQRS......

    .......being a medical personage, I was on the lines of the ECG (heart rhythm) PQRS, so no wonder I didn't have a clue! D'oh! :D
     
  6. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob I've got a zappy little nappy


    thanks for FINALLY putting me out of my misery... god, i hate riddles. please don't set any more...:)
     
  7. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Ah, now...funny you should say that!

    Why is William Tell now on a 'high'? Bit cryptic, but factual.
     
  8. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob I've got a zappy little nappy

    oh, ffs...!

    :cuss:

    PM me the answer-i promise not to tell!:wink:
     
  9. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    William Tell?

    Something to do with Rossini and Overtures?


    andi :confused1:
     
  10. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    You're on the right...er, shall I say 'road'...
     
  11. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Google search

    You type in a Google search 'william tell you take the high road' and you get 2 million hits! Haven't got the blessed time I'm afraid! Put us out of our profound misery,other wise I'll give you a riddle or two to totally bamboozleconfuse you!


    chrs
    andi :reddevil: :reddevil: :hurray:
     
  12. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Jay Silverheels is confused. Why the fireworks?

    Anything to do with The Lone Ranger? Or is this riddle lost in translation (for those of us in USA?).
     
  13. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Come back when you're near the 2 mil mark!:biggrin:

    My last clues are this is not really a riddle, more an odd fact. And would a 'yellow brick road' be involved?

    Go figure! Go Google!
     
  14. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hi, Ho, Silver!

    Once saw a license plate "HI HO AG" in a newspaper article on cryptic LPs. Is there a HOAG road in Britain? This is my best guess, sticking with the Lone Ranger association. That'd be a silver-brick road.
     
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  15. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    New riddly piddly

    What is the cryptic crossword solving of clues synchronicity of the two words CAMEMBERT and CASEMENT if they were the answers then?


    chrs
    andi :wink: :confused1:

    ps Give up on the W. Tell I'm afrit!
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  16. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Filthy, Filthy Mind

    Who killed the CAT?
     
  17. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Just do a bit of tidying up with my threads before 2009!

    The answer to this riddly puzzle is thus. A stretch of highway north of LA plays the opening bars from Rossini's William Tell Overture when cars drive over grooves in the road!

    Don't say this forum isn't educational!:) Good one for a pub quiz night.
     
  18. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    my 200th post!

    I remember hearing about this, and it turns out most of the people who have to drive the road every day are furious about it. They find it tremendously annoying, and those who approved it were under attack. Don't know the current status... Wonder how many new tires it's worn out...
     
  19. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Riddles [cont]....

    If you saw on a sign ANT ENG what would it mean?

    And,in TheTimes Friday crossword cryptic clue [think of Nick Harper!] :

    Singer, young chap, always finishes after "The Party's Over"? (9)


    c/a
     
  20. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Answers

    For the non-interested :

    1. Toilet door sign neither Vacant or Engaged

    2. 'Balladeer' = Singer : Young chap - lad ; always - eer ; after Party's over - Bal = Labour party backwards

    andi the quiz :confused1:
     

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