## Three words, one solution

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gewoonm
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### Three words, one solution

Hi all! A while back I made a card-game where people had to either solve a riddle with three keywords, or make up a story about those words that sounded plausible.
Sadly, the card-game never came to fruition, but that's no reason to waste the riddles

So I've picked the most difficult ones (that aren't easily 'googleable') and I'll post them here.
Whenever a riddle is solved, I'll post the next one! Hope you enjoy it.

#1: Distance Bomb Island
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Mile
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gewoonm
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Curious to know what the mile has to do with it

Edit: oh and it's not the right answer
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Probaly this was thought to be the inspiration/key.
Didn't look quite right, but I don't understand what you mean by "riddle" in this context. A word that relates to all three individually, but separately?

Will cogitate.

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Riddle may not be the right term, but it's the only thing I could come up with

Indeed: there is a word or concept that connects the three words. It could be anything.
"Three mile island accident" could be a solution, but isn't in this particular case!

Good luck
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:
long?

Long distance, long bomb (a football term), Long Island

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### Re: Three words, one solution

@gwydion, that's not it, but a good try I didn't know about the long bomb.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Obviously the solution shouldn't be some general adjective as "big" or "small", even if they fit. Is it a noun?

gewoonm
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### Re: Three words, one solution

In this case it's a proper noun (a name).

But yeah, the idea is to find the connection between the three words.
As an example: 'gun eye finger' would describe "James Bond movies that have gold in the title".
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Is it Manhattan?

Manhattan distance is a measurement of distance along a grid, following the gridlines.
Manhattan project developed the nuclear bomb.
There's Manhattan island in New York City.

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Yes! Laserguy got it!

Next one:
2: planet metal queen
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Mercury. (The Queen part being Freddie.)
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Right you are!
Next one:

3: sewerage dewatered aftereffect
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:
All will be typed with only the left hand if you're typing 'properly' on a QWERTY Keyboard
"Please only print this post if you really need to"
...hmm....I wonder how much extra energy is required to generate that request...We need a cost/benefit analysis, STAT!

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Awesome Jeff! That's the answer, very eloquently put!

Next:

4:Moon Venus Mars
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Let's not go for the completely obvious and and submit 'Sailor' instead.

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Curious to know the connection with sailor You mean celestial navigation?

It's not the solution I had in mind. There's a particular reason for these three heavenly bodies.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

gewoonm wrote:Awesome Jeff! That's the answer, very eloquently put!

Next:

4:Moon Venus Mars

hmmm..
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is it celestial bodies smaller than Earth?
"Please only print this post if you really need to"
...hmm....I wonder how much extra energy is required to generate that request...We need a cost/benefit analysis, STAT!

gewoonm
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### Re: Three words, one solution

I realise this one is a bit tricky, as multiple interpretations are possible. But the order is important. Also, it's impossible to add another one
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### Re: Three words, one solution

In that case it's not what I thought it might be, which is
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heavenly bodies upon which we have landed probes

as it would have continued with (from memory)
Spoiler:
Titan then 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ETA:Memory niggling at me, make that...
Spoiler:
Titan, Eros, Itoka then 67P
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### Re: Three words, one solution

5: Rings Star Flash
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### Re: Three words, one solution

If it had just been "Ring" I would have said Mega Man bosses.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

This is a longshot, but:
Spoiler:
Things that prolong a video game character's life?
Rings for Sonic; Star for Mario; Flash = invincibility frames (when you start flashing, you're temporarily invincible).

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Great guesses, but not what I had in mind It's not in the gaming world!

By the way, I'm not a native speaker. In this case 'lightning' might be a better word than 'flash'.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

A hint!

Extra word: horse
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:
Power? As in power rings(DC comics), power star(mario), lightning bolt powerup in games, horse power

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### Re: Three words, one solution

@Demki interesting, but not correct!

This one is tricky, so another hint: the answer comes from Europe
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Filmed in Europe?
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Not true for Lord Of The Rings (either Bakshi (US) or Jackson (NZ), so maybe not that), but Star Wars, Flash Gordon and War Horse all were filmed in UK (possibly counts as European) film studios.

Long shot, but I want to demonstrate that I'm thinking about it...

gewoonm
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### Re: Three words, one solution

@soupsoon Again an interesting guess, but not correct!

It is cool to see your guesses, I learn a lot of new things this way Which also was the original idea of the game!

Perhaps another hint: it's got nothing to do with media.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:
constellation?
Nebula Ring constellation
Stars(and galaxies) form constellations
There's a lightning bolt shaped constellation named after david bowie
Equuleus(little horse) constellation

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:

Rings=Audi
Star=Subaru,Mercedes?,Chrysler
Lightning=Opel/Vauxhall
Horse=Ferrari

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Whoop, whoop!

@kryptonaut close enough to count as the answer!
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Descriptions of me.

Serious guess:

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Computer companies: Doel, Apple, Commodore
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gewoonm
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Very interesting! But not the answer!

AFAIK its not clear where Commodore got its name from, you think it's from a person?
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### Re: Three words, one solution

gewoonm wrote:Very interesting! But not the answer!

AFAIK its not clear where Commodore got its name from, you think it's from a person?

'Commodore' is a rank in a navy

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Yeah, I was just thinking of the meanings of the words as opposed to where they actually got the name from, in that case especially.
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### Re: Three words, one solution

My guess is Kiwi.

Also, this is fun, but will be more at home in forum games, so I'm shifting it there.
Away, you scullion! you rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe.

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### Re: Three words, one solution

Fully correct Felstaff!
And thanks for moving the thread!

Riddle 7: coconut walnut peanut
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### Re: Three words, one solution

Not technically nuts?
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