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    No, stealth's is time if I remember correctly.

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    Screw you guys, I'm going home

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    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    switch them all on lol.... you will be sure you got the right one. Doesn't say you are only allowed to flick one switch.
    If you switch all on how do you know which one is the right one? You haven't answer the question, I'm afraid.


    Perhaps I didn't phrase it properly earlier. I resume the options.

    - The three switches start in the off position.

    - You cannot see if the lamp is on or off unless you walk into the room.

    - You are allowed to walk into the room only once.

    - You can switch on/off the switches as many times as you like.

    - You have to find what switch is the right one.
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    Yep time was the answer

    How about this one:

    A box without hinges, key, or lid,
    Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

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    Well, there's the blatantly sexual answer that would prolly just get people mad at me, so we won't go there

    How about the mind?

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    for stealth....

    how about ...... EGG


    I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkein lol
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    Yep that's right - egg is the answer.

    "Riddles in the Dark" Chapter 5 from the Hobbit was the source of my posted riddles. Always good fun to read.
    Last edited by mithrandir; 08-14-2001 at 07:44 AM.

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    That riddle was written by tolkein... the answer is egg!!!
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    OK Tolkein fans........what's in my pocket?

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    Jeez, and I just started reading that the other day, too.

    I still liked my first answer the best

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    Freaky,

    I've got my beak in the 1st LOTR book at the moment!

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    Here's an original (pretty crap but)


    Eternal watcher, fades into sand,
    Built by a people, of a once great land.
    Sleek and powerful is my form,
    My missing feature is makes me forlorn.

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    I've got my beak in the 1st LOTR book at the moment!
    I've heard sales of the series have gone through the roof with FOTR looming on the horizon

    The Sphinx? 42?

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    The Sphinx it is. Methinks my riddles could yet be more challenging.

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    Oh yeah - zen, I guess that would work, but it's not the answer I was looking for... Time should start as soon as one of the hourglasses is flipped.

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