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The MEDAN trip goes to …

August 1, 2007

https://riddleraiders.wordpress.com/2007/07/21/medan-for-free/ 

https://riddleraiders.wordpress.com/2007/07/27/july-2007-riddling-riddles-riddle-9-final/

And we have the winner. The MEDAN trip goes to …

The13th Second

Below is the full result.

1. The13th Second (2 killer riddles + 1 hint)
2. geraldcai (2 killer riddles + 1 hint)
3. cmliong (1 killer riddles + 1 hint)
4. ce5nt (1 killer riddle + 1 hint)
5. renroc (1 killer riddle + 1 hint)

And The13th Second also is the July Riddlist Column Champion. We have a new monthly champion. Congrats!
 

Hope that The13th Second will utilise the voucher. If this is not possible or feeling charitable, please inform us, so that we can pass it on to the next winner. Thanks.

We will contact the winner shortly.
 

Below is the explanation for each questions and the hint:

1. A tune of an address with a gal’s reference. (8 letters)

ANSWER: AIR SIRAP

A tune = air
An address = sir (an address for a knight, a formal address to a man)
A gal’s reference = ap (a/p, anak perempuan, a reference used in an Indian girl’s name)
 

2. Spread the joy in the mirror and in between. (9 letters)

ANSWER: AIR KOSONG

Spread = apply, rub, gosok (e.g. spread the lotion to the whole body)
Joy = ria
In the mirror = back indicator

So,
= air kosog

And = n (e.g. Fish ‘N Chips)
In between = inclusion indicator, include n to air kosog
 

3. Be mean without asking first. (8 letters)

ANSWER: BEVERAGE

Be mean = be average
Without = deletion indicator
Asking first = a

RR fully appreciates all the participants for their attempts for the past two months. As mentioned, we will move to the new format, and hopefully with that, even more will participate and we can learn even more  from each others. Hope this place will be the place for newcomers to harness and sharpen their skills in solving cryptic questions, and for the regulars, you might find this an interesting place to test your products and perfect your COC skills.

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July 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 9 (FINAL)

July 27, 2007

FIRST PRIZE: Free & Easy Package to Medan (see below for more details)

Theme: Food Court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com.

Hey fellow hunters! This is the FINAL 2 Killer Riddles for the month. In fact, they are the final riddles of this format. So what better way to end it than to end it with a bang! As mentioned in another thread “Medan for FREE?”, this time Claire is offering the lucky draw voucher for a 3D/2N Free & Easy trip to Medan which she recently won to the winner’s of Killer Riddles, complete with explanation to his/her answers. Voucher info:

INCLUDES:
Free & Easy Package to Medan: 3D/2N stay at Semarak Hotel, return airport transfers and daily breakfast.
EXCLUDES:
Return air tickets, food except breakfast, souvenirs.

VALIDITY PERIOD: Until 30th September 2007.
Valid during weekends and public holidays without any surcharge. You may choose to upgrade your package by paying the difference.
TOUR AGENCY: Redland Holidays (main sponsor of Novice Hunt).

So what are you waiting for? Grab your thinking caps and start cracking now! Times ticking!
 

Note:
Anyone who wish to add more spice by contributing their non-utilised vouchers for this competition, please contacts us. We will add it in for the second prize onwards.

Killer Riddles:

1) A tune for an address with a gal’s reference. (8 letters)

2) Spread the joy in the mirror and in between. (9 letters)

This time, we have ‘graciously’ included a cryptic HINT that will ‘assist’ you in narrowing down your search for the answer to Killer Riddles. Solve the Hint and you are a step closer to the answers.

Killer Riddle’s Hint:

3) Be mean without asking first. (8 letters)

How to determine the winners:

Riddles open from 27th July, Friday, 9.00 pm to 3rd August, Friday, 9.00 pm.The winners will be determined by the tie-breaker below:

a) Getting 2 correct Killer Riddles and correct Killer Riddle’s Hint
b) Getting 2 correct Killer Riddles only
c) Getting 1 correct Killer Riddles and correct Killer Riddle’s Hint
d) Getting 1 correct Killer Riddles only
e) Getting correct Killer Riddle’s Hint only
f) Time factor

So, even you can’t break all the clues, you still can send your ‘tembak’ answers. If no one breaks it, with this tie-breaker format you still stand a chance to win the MEDAN trip. But mind you, 1 person 1 entry only. Those that send more than 1 mail to us using the same email address will be disqualified. Also, please let us know the name you want us to publish you as.

Good Luck!

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July 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 8

July 20, 2007

The theme is still food court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com

Riddle 8 and Riddle 9 will be the last riddles in this format, this arrangement. We will keep you all up to date what will be in place for August onwards soon. At the mean time, all the riddle close and open will be at 9.00 pm.

8. Normal Riddle

The fame around here resembles Charles of Charles Joseph Christ, for example. Adjust partially first to see this person everlasting high spirit. (7 letters)

 

RIDDLE CLOSED

Answer: Jus Oren

This is a clue where a few definitions/word plays are given to assists/confuses the solver. There are 3 hunters successfully broken the clue. Congrats!

What we want is stated in the last 4 words:

person = orang
high = initial indicator (normally used in down crossword clue)
everlasting high = e (if everlasting is written from top to bottom, then high indicates e)
spirit = juice

We want orange juice, but it doesn’t fit the 7 letters hint. So, one should suspect it is the Malay version, jus oren that we want, if you manage to break the 4 words. Need to double confirm this with the rest of the word play.
 
 
 
 

Word play clue

Charles Joseph Christ = name
Charles = first name, forename
Joseph = middle name
Christ = surname

Charles of Charles Joseph Christ, for example = forename
The fame around here = f (oren) ame
Here = oren
Partially = indicator to take partial, part of, a portion of the intended word
Adjust partially = jus
First = indicate jus come first before oren
So, answer is jus oren


Jus oren match the 7 letters hint. And to confirm the answer, need to check with the last 4 words of the riddle as mentioned above.
 

Subtle hint

We used Charles Joseph Christ, for example, as he is the Governor of Florida. A very very subtle hint that the answer is related to Florida. Florida is a state famous for orange and their official state beverage is orange juice.

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July 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 7

July 13, 2007

The theme is still food court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com

7. Normal Riddle – The French man takes notes agitatedly, missing out 2 points. (8 letters)

RIDDLE CLOSED

Answer: Lemon Tea

The French = le
agitatedly = anagram indicator
missing out = deletion indicator
2 points = N (north) & S (south)

= le + man + notes – ns
= lemanote
= lemon tea (agitadely, anagram indicator)

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July 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 6

July 6, 2007

The theme is still food court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com

We will continue the food court riddles for July 2007, and we will change to other themes on August 2007. Enjoy!

6. Normal Riddle – Explain how to let go of somebody simple. (9 letters)

RIDDLE CLOSED

Answer: Mixed Rice

This week, as usual, we received a number of entries but mostly from the regulars. I’m sure there are many others out there who can and are eager to answer but are shy or afraid that we will laugh at your answer. Please be assured that your identities and answers are important to us and kept between ourselves and no one else. So come on, give it a try.

Explanation for this week’s answer:

“Explain how” = DESCRIBE
“to let go of” = Indicator to take out something from something else.
“Somebody simple” = SB (an abbreviation for ‘somebody’ which is commonly used in the dictionary)

=> DESCRIBE – SB = DECRIE

=> MIX (DECRIE) => MIX is anagram indicator
=> MIXED RICE => Apply Double Jeopardy.

7. Normal Riddle – Clue 7. ( letters)

Riddle opens from 13 Jul, Fri 7.00 pm to 19 Jul, Thu 7.00 pm.

Answer:

8. Normal Riddle – Clue 8. ( letters)

Riddle opens from 20 Jul, Fri 7.00 pm to 26 Jul, Thu 7.00 pm.

Answer:

9. Killer Riddle – Clue 9. ( letters)

Riddle opens from 27 Jul, Fri 7.00 pm to 2 Aug, Thu 7.00 pm.

Answer:

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June 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 5

July 4, 2007

The same ol’ stuffs again and again. Hope you enjoy from the previous questions.

The theme is still food court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com

This is the final riddling riddles for June 2007. Thank you for your participation so far. We will continue the food court riddles for July 2007, and we will change to other themes on August 2007. Enjoy!

5. Killer Riddle – Pause off the chaotic main Railway Terminal for this snack. (5 letters or less)

RIDDLE CLOSED

Answer: Satay

Important Notes: Someone called us and actually he get it right!! As mentioned earlier, we don’t have gmail access in office, need to rely on a router program to route it to our office mail. The router program response time might faile us. Seems, that the clue is broken after all. But we will confirm again when we check our email tonight. 

Important Notes: So it is CONFIRM that we actually have a winner for KILLER RIDDLE. The time sent to our gmail is 6.29 pm.  We would like to express on our regrets on the technical error.  And the winner, ONLY 1, obviously not ‘tembak’ the answer. Below is the solution sent by the winner.

SATAY

main = SEA

chaotic SEA = ASE

PAUSE off ASE = PU

PU = SATA (eg ATAS = UP; both backward)

Railway Terminal = Y (terminal indicator of last letter of Railway)

SATA + Y = SATAY

And the winner for Killer Riddle 5 and winner for June Riddlist Column is cmliong from Penang. Total points collected, 17 points.

Riddlist Rankings found here.

CONGRATS! CONGRATS!

Some were very close, they got the correct food, but in the wrong language  –  ‘sate’.

Another got the almost perfect explanation but for the wrong answer. Why wrong? The answer must also fit the theme of the riddle which is items found in food courts. If the item is not commonly found in food courts then we cannot accept the answer. We will gladly give you the points if you could proof to us otherwise. (Name of foodcourt and stall that shows your answer).  To that person, if you give us a written permission or a go ahead, we will gladly publish your answer together with your explanation so that others might ponder on it and give us their views. We agree that this is not a very fair clue in actual hunt. But we think it is rather fair as the killer riddle clues due to:
1) Much more time given than the actual hunt
2) The same technique is discussed last week thoroughly (laroma clue), so there is precedence
3) For a Killer Riddle, we hint that it is a snack that are 5 letters and below. And we always say it is a common food court items. For a snack that is commonly exist in food court with 5 letters and below, the list is really countable by fingers, perhaps one hand is enough.

Pause off the chaotic main Railway Terminal for this snack. (5 letters or less)

Let us break the sentence and look at the word/s as follows:
main = sea (in literature, commonly used in hunts)
chaotic main = ase (anagram)
Pause off the chaotic main = pause – ase = pu
Railway Terminal = y (Terminal is the end indicator, the last letter of Railway is y)

So we are left with :

PUY

PU = SATA  (back UP = ATAS)

PUY = SATAY

As usual we are open criticism/ridicule, we don’t mind as we are still learning in crafting clues. Fair or not fair? Shoot us if you think it is not fair, we learn together.

Thanks everybody for participating.

 

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June 2007 Riddling Riddles – Riddle 4

June 22, 2007

The same ol’ stuffs again and again. Hope you enjoy from the previous questions.

The theme is still food court. For any Q&A correspondence and question answering, pls email to riddleQA@gmail.com

For this week’s question we thought we’d try something different.

We found a rather interesting question set by a newbie and we’d like to share it as this week’s riddle. We hope that it will trigger another round of active discussion amongst the regular as well as newbies.

As usual, appreciate your cooperation in not hinting or giving away easy clues which might spoil the enjoyment of solving the question for other newbies.

So please enjoy and happy solving/commenting.

4. Normal Riddle – Love the cocktail served regularly in Bush residence.  (5 letters or below)

RIDDLE CLOSED

Answer: TEH O

Love the = O THE (anagram) = TEH O
in Bush Residence = in WHI TEHO USE (container)

This is a double definition clue.