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**Party Game – get your thinking caps on for Smeagol’s riddles!



Ataahua
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Sep 22 2021, 1:28am


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**Party Game – get your thinking caps on for Smeagol’s riddles!

A very happy birthday on Wednesday to our dearest Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo! As a tip of the hat to Bilbo’s adventures, here are some riddles to put your minds to (although most of them are much easier than what Smeagol and Bilbo had to battle with.)

I’ll post the answers tomorrow. But for now, can you answer the question, “What am I?”

(PS: please don’t put the answers in your subject line! No spoilers for other players. Cheers!)

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1. By day they are lost but never missing
And if one falls, they hear you wishing


2. I need food but do not swallow
I need air but do not breathe
When nearly dead I can still grow
Beware! For I can hotly seethe


3. Two sisters fight in eternal chase
One dark and one bright, they cannot embrace
One always ends with the other's birth
Their grace extends across the earth


4. Only one colour, but not in one size.
Stuck at the bottom, yet never cries.
Present in sun, but not in rain.
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.


5. What is at the beginning of the end, the start of eternity, at the end of time and space, was in the middle of yesterday but is nowhere in tomorrow?


And finally, a properly hard one – for which I apologise in advance:

6. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son 15 cents. What time is it?

(Hint: use US vernacular for the answer)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kimi
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Sep 22 2021, 5:08am


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Nice ones!

1. Stars

2. Fire (currently have one going)

3. Day and night.

4. Shadow

5. The letter E

6. Hmm, it must have a "quarter" in it. I'm going to say 2:15 (A quarter pa's two?)


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NottaSackville
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Sep 22 2021, 12:38pm


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Answers in my subject line


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1. By day they are lost but never missing
And if one falls, they hear you wishing


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2. I need food but do not swallow
I need air but do not breathe
When nearly dead I can still grow
Beware! For I can hotly seethe


Volcano


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3. Two sisters fight in eternal chase
One dark and one bright, they cannot embrace
One always ends with the other's birth
Their grace extends across the earth


Sorry, only had time to read the first line - the Kardashians


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4. Only one colour, but not in one size.
Stuck at the bottom, yet never cries.
Present in sun, but not in rain.
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.


Shadow


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5. What is at the beginning of the end, the start of eternity, at the end of time and space, was in the middle of yesterday but is nowhere in tomorrow?


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh, not sureeeeeeeeeeeee


And finally, a properly hard one – for which I apologise in advance:


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6. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son 15 cents. What time is it?


Time to squabble over the estate

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


dernwyn
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Sep 22 2021, 11:14pm


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If we can't gets it, does Gollum come after us, Preciousss?

Fun riddles, I think I've got all but one!

1. Stars
2. A candle flame - actually, any kind of flame
3. Day and night
4.All I can think of is the bottom colour of a rainbow - indigo?
5. The letter "e", of course!
6. A quarter to two. That's an old "math" joke in our house!

But yes - much easier than Bilbo had to deal with, no pressure there, right!


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grammaboodawg
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Sep 23 2021, 2:51am


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“What am I?”

Here are my bumbling responses... but it was still FUN!!!! GREAT WORK, Ataahua! THANKS!

1. Stars
2. Fire
3. Sun and Moon
4. MY BRAIN JUST QUIT!
5. Today
6. Party Time!



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Ataahua
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Sep 23 2021, 9:40am


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Answers!

1. Stars.

2. Fire (or anything to do with flame, really).

3. Day and night.

4. A shadow.

5. The letter E.

6. The time is 1.45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Ataahua
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Sep 23 2021, 9:44am


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So close!


In Reply To
6. Hmm, it must have a "quarter" in it. I'm going to say 2:15 (A quarter pa's two?)


That definitely gets an A for effort and a Kumeu sauvignon blanc for the heck of it. Cool

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Ataahua
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Sep 23 2021, 9:45am


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Oh man,

I miss the days when people aimed for the Mediocrity Bench. (You didn't get there, by the way - your answers are too funny.) Tongue

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Ataahua
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Sep 23 2021, 9:48am


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I would not have done well in your house.


In Reply To
6. A quarter to two. That's an old "math" joke in our house!


As soon as I hear numbers, my brain hits the breaks. True story: the only book I've ever thrown across the room was a maths book.

I didn't do well with my homework.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Ataahua
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Sep 23 2021, 9:48am


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Ha!


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4. MY BRAIN JUST QUIT!


I KNOW THE FEELING! LaughLaughLaugh

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


grammaboodawg
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Sep 23 2021, 2:00pm


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Brilliant!!! :D //

 



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SirDennisC
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Sep 24 2021, 12:18am


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Horrible tricksy riddles

Hazarded guesses, Gollum style:

1. Starses
2. Fire?
3. “Yellow face” and “white face”?
4. O.o?
5. Eeeeeeeeee
6. String or nothing?

That was fun, Thanks Ata!


SirDennisC
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Sep 24 2021, 12:19am


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Dang it! /

 


Kimi
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Sep 24 2021, 4:03am


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I'll take that :) //

 


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Hamfast Gamgee
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Sep 24 2021, 9:35am


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I was wandering that

i got two and a half out of six. I gave myself a half for the sun and moon as opposed to night and day for number 3. That could be an excuse for Smeagol to still hold a claim for his ring later. And not been American I wouldn't have stood a chance for no.6 so in a life or death situation I declare that one invalid. And I don't care what Gollum thinks! Still a good quiz and I did do better than when I read the book for the first time. I didn't get any! But that might be something to do with the fact that a child of the 19809s does not find easy cheshnuts from the eighteenth century quite so easy!


NottaSackville
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Sep 24 2021, 1:17pm


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Shoot, and I had my snacks all ready to share

I did so enjoy my times on the Bench!

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Ataahua
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Sep 24 2021, 8:47pm


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Of course - it's where the cool kids hung out. :P /

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction