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10 Word Puzzles

Postby immute » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

1. My four lines all meet at a single place,
I hide nothing behind this outer face.
Although you first met me just recently,
I'll introduce myself eternally.
Spoiler:
crazyjimbo: The ℝ2 plane


2. Everyone wants a break from me,
Attempting to charm me is often self-deceiving.
Some consider me to be quite the lady,
Although I tend to run out and go streaking.
Spoiler:
EdgarJPublius: Luck


3. Turning my back to you is out of the question.
I'm sometimes half full, but never half empty.
Artificiality plagues my every companion,
So I play with the waves and the sea.
Spoiler:
EdgarJPublius: The Moon


4. I have tweve faces and forty digits. What am I?

5. You throw it out when you need it and take it in when you don't.
Spoiler:
bigsim: an anchor
VTHodge: The Bat Signal


6. A warrior is up on high,
Canals are only wishful thinking,
A morsel to get you by,
Crimson in its slowly sinking.
Spoiler:
GreedyAlgorithm: Mars


7. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Spoiler:
Joe: the letter M


8. Though in theory I am always behind you,
I am also around to remind you.
But in case it's your way
To give me too much say,
I can hamper or, even worse, blind you.
Spoiler:
oxoiron: the past / history


9. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
Spoiler:
Joe: a river


10. What part of a bird never flies,
It swims in the ocean but always stays dry?
Spoiler:
accurent: its shadow
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby Joe Phlanx » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:13 pm UTC

#7
Spoiler:
7 the letter M


#9
Spoiler:
9 River (over done)
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby GreedyAlgorithm » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

6 is
Spoiler:
6 Mars
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby crazyjimbo » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

Number 1 (maybe?)

Spoiler:
The ℝ2 plane

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby accurrent » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:01 am UTC

Ten:
Spoiler:
It's shadow

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby EdgarJPublius » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:07 am UTC

2
Spoiler:
Luck


3
Spoiler:
The Moon
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby Token » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:33 am UTC

4: A dodecahedron-shaped spider. With human feet.
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby leviathan3k » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:12 am UTC

7:
Spoiler:
The letter M

minute

moment


9:
Spoiler:
A river
rivers run
rivers have mouths
rivers have heads
rivers have beds (riverbeds)

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby bigsim » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:51 am UTC

Token wrote:4: A dodecahedron-shaped spider. With human feet.


:o You forgot your spoiler tags!

5.

Spoiler:
An anchor.

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby oxoiron » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:51 pm UTC

8.
Spoiler:
History or the past
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby MFHodge » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:55 pm UTC

bigsim wrote:5.
Spoiler:
An anchor.

OR. . .
Spoiler:
The Bat Signal
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby MartianInvader » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:11 pm UTC

Guess for 4.

Spoiler:
4. The types of US currency, from a penny to the $1000.00 bill? Including the golden dollar, so there's 12 faces even with the repeats of Washington and Lincoln.
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby pruwyben » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:38 pm UTC

#4:

Spoiler:
A deck of cards (if you count aces as digits).
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby oxoiron » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:10 pm UTC

pruwyben wrote:#4:

Spoiler:
A deck of cards (if you count aces as digits).

Spoiler:
It works without the aces, because each ten has two digits. This is also predicated on each face card having only one face, but I think it's a good solution.
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby DaMullet » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:38 am UTC

4:

Spoiler:
a set of dodecatuplets, joined at the waist, each with 2 fingers on their right hands, and half of them with one on their left hands.


Or perhaps
Spoiler:
Two grandfather clocks with 5 heads and a hand inside each.
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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby M.qrius » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:21 pm UTC

oxoiron wrote:
pruwyben wrote:#4:

Spoiler:
A deck of cards (if you count aces as digits).

Spoiler:
It works without the aces, because each ten has two digits. This is also predicated on each face card having only one face, but I think it's a good solution.

Spoiler:
I think the solution is correct... but personally I'd have phrased the question as 24 faces and 80 digits

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby quintopia » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:34 pm UTC

Why?

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There are only 12 face cards, and they don't always have 2 faces. A better way would have been 12 faces and 40 spots. For the A-10 can be considered spot cards.

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Re: 10 Word Puzzles

Postby Token » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:37 pm UTC

quintopia wrote:Why?

Spoiler:
There are only 12 face cards, and they don't always have 2 faces. A better way would have been 12 faces and 40 spots. For the A-10 can be considered spot cards.

Spoiler:
Well, in a standard pack of cards, which we really have to assume given that there are of course many non-standard packs that won't satisfy the description, all the face cards have 2 faces. It makes more sense to say 24 than 12, since far fewer packs of cards have only 12.

Oh, and there are 210 "spots" in a normal pack of cards.
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