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Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
by gewoonm
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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
by Cauchy
Mile

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:36 pm UTC
by gewoonm
Curious to know what the mile has to do with it ;)
Perhaps it's good to add a small explanation to your answers!

Edit: oh and it's not the right answer :D

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
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.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:53 am UTC
by gewoonm
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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
by Gwydion
Spoiler:
long?

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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
by gewoonm
@gwydion, that's not it, but a good try :) I didn't know about the long bomb.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:39 am UTC
by TvT Rivals
Obviously the solution shouldn't be some general adjective as "big" or "small", even if they fit. Is it a noun?

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:20 am UTC
by gewoonm
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".

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:54 am UTC
by LaserGuy
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.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:58 am UTC
by gewoonm
Yes! Laserguy got it! :mrgreen:

Next one:
2: planet metal queen

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:30 am UTC
by flicky1991
Mercury. (The Queen part being Freddie.)

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:47 am UTC
by gewoonm
Right you are!
Next one:

3: sewerage dewatered aftereffect

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
by Jeff_UK
Spoiler:
All will be typed with only the left hand if you're typing 'properly' on a QWERTY Keyboard

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:59 am UTC
by gewoonm
Awesome Jeff! That's the answer, very eloquently put!

Next:

4:Moon Venus Mars

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:44 am UTC
by Sabrar
Let's not go for the completely obvious and and submit 'Sailor' instead.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:22 am UTC
by gewoonm
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.
Perhaps it's your obvious solution :D

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:28 am UTC
by Sabrar

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:49 am UTC
by Jeff_UK
gewoonm wrote:Awesome Jeff! That's the answer, very eloquently put!

Next:

4:Moon Venus Mars


hmmm..
Spoiler:
is it celestial bodies smaller than Earth?

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:40 am UTC
by gewoonm
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 ;)

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:26 am UTC
by Soupspoon
In that case it's not what I thought it might be, which is
Spoiler:
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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:35 am UTC
by gewoonm
Its heavenly bodies the USSR landed on :) But you're close enough, I admit your answer :P

5: Rings Star Flash

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
by Cauchy
If it had just been "Ring" I would have said Mega Man bosses.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:55 pm UTC
by The Great Hippo
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).

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:29 am UTC
by gewoonm
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'.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
by gewoonm
A hint!

Extra word: horse

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:28 am UTC
by Demki
Spoiler:
Power? As in power rings(DC comics), power star(mario), lightning bolt powerup in games, horse power

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
by gewoonm
@Demki interesting, but not correct!

This one is tricky, so another hint: the answer comes from Europe :mrgreen:

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Filmed in Europe?
Spoiler:
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... ;)

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
by gewoonm
@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.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:46 pm UTC
by Demki
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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:50 pm UTC
by kryptonaut
Spoiler:
Car badges/logos:

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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
by gewoonm
Whoop, whoop!

@kryptonaut close enough to count as the answer! :)
All German car logos: Audi, Mercedes, Opel and Porsche.

6: Bird Fruit Person

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Descriptions of me. :P

Serious guess:

Spoiler:
Computer companies: Doel, Apple, Commodore

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:58 am UTC
by gewoonm
Very interesting! But not the answer!

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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:10 am UTC
by Demki
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

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:47 pm UTC
by flicky1991
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.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
by Felstaff
My guess is Kiwi.

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Also, this is fun, but will be more at home in forum games, so I'm shifting it there.

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
by gewoonm
Fully correct Felstaff!
And thanks for moving the thread!

Riddle 7: coconut walnut peanut

Re: Three words, one solution

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:02 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Not technically nuts?