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Postby RW » Sun May 18, 2008 6:16 am

udosuk wrote:Got it! The answer must be 4!:D

Well done! That is correct!!:D

Triple click to read the solution to the riddle I wrote:Looking backwards from the post where I posted the riddle, the previous posters in this thread were udosuk, JPF, RW, coloin, Bigtone53, JPF, ... The numbers correspond to the posters' position on the memberlist of the forums, sorted by total posts.


Your turn udosuk!

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Postby JPF » Sun May 18, 2008 8:10 am

RW wrote:
udosuk wrote:Got it! The answer must be 4!:D

Well done! That is correct!!:D

Congrats udosuk
I have a feeling of deja vu:D

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Postby RW » Sun May 18, 2008 9:52 am

JPF wrote:I have a feeling of deja vu:D

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Heh, I was a bit short on inspiration and decided to recycle an old concept in a new adaptation... The number sequence was so beautiful I just had to use it!:D

For those who don't know, the clue to look for in the past was this riddle that should lead you on the right track... Of course, I understand that new members couldn't know about that riddle and thus suffer a severe disadvantage, so I'll try to avoid riddles like this in the future!

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Postby udosuk » Sun May 18, 2008 4:02 pm

I probably had too much of an advantage there, considering I was the last one to post a riddle along that line!:)

A short and quick one to pass the baton to the next great riddler:

Which is the odd one out of the following 4:

Canterbury
Liverpool
Manchester
Newcastle

:?:
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Postby Glyn » Sun May 18, 2008 4:33 pm

Canterbury has just one cathedral.
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Postby tarek » Sun May 18, 2008 6:36 pm

Bury, Lancashire
Pool, Yorkshire or Poole, Dorset
Chester, Cheshire
Castle, ???

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Postby JPF » Sun May 18, 2008 6:42 pm

Manchester is the only city not in the state of New South Wales, Australia:D

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Postby udosuk » Sun May 18, 2008 7:09 pm

This situation leaves me speechless. Anyone else?:)

A piece of irrelevance to the riddle:

The prefix of the 4 names can form these sentences:

New man can live.

- or -

Man can't live new.

- or -

Man, new liver can!

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Postby tarek » Sun May 18, 2008 7:15 pm

We had to answer in this fashion because a Football related answer would be too obvious:D

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Postby udosuk » Sun May 18, 2008 7:32 pm

tarek wrote:We had to answer in this fashion because a Football related answer would be too obvious:D

But even a football related answer can't be unique...

It can be either the only place without a team in the Premier League or the only place with 2 teams in the Premier League or the only place with a team which has won the Premier League championship (in its current format).:idea:

So it's not the obvious football related answer that you think...:)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sun May 18, 2008 7:36 pm

Tarek wrote:We had to answer in this fashion because a Football related answer would be too obvious


Not United / City? Come on!

Are we in the world of county towns? Despite being the oldest substantial town in Kent, Canterbury is not the country town of Kent.
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Postby tarek » Mon May 19, 2008 7:57 am

How about demonyms & therefore Newcastle would be out:?::idea:

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Postby Glyn » Mon May 19, 2008 9:32 am

Another go.

Canterbury Crusaders(NZ) are Rugby Union Fooball Super-14 champions.
Manchester United have just clinched the Premiership title in England.
Newcastle United Jets FC are reigning A-League soccer champions in Australia.

Odd one out Liverpool:?:
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Postby udosuk » Mon May 19, 2008 1:45 pm

Glyn wrote:Odd one out Liverpool:?:

Okay don't want to drag this on too much so I'll declare Glyn the winner for getting the answer in my mind, albeit for the wrong reasons.

Canterbury Crusaders won the championship in 2006, last year's champion were the Pretoria Bulls of South Africa. This year the Crusaders finished the regular season as the #1 seed, but I surely don't want to see them winning it all in the playoffs at the expense of my local team, the NSW Waratahs who finished #2 in the ladder.:!:

And don't forget Liverpool FC did win the UEFA Champions League in 2005 which can surely parry the Crusaders' Super 14 title.

Triple click to see the reasons I wrote:If you consider the places/cities you are likely to find heaps of reasons for each of them to be exceptional. So instead I focus on the names themselves.

Reason 1: I said "odd one out". Each of these words start with an 'o'. Liverpool is the only name with o's in it.

Reason 2: Liverpool is the only name with double letters ("oo").

Reason 3: Liverpool is the only name with 4 vowel letters while all other three have 3.

Reason 4: Liverpool is the only name which starts and ends with the same letter.

Reason 5: If you get rid of all the common letters (letters which appear in 2 or more names) you're left with:

buy
ivpoo
mh
w

ivpoo is obviously standing out.

Reason 6: Liverpool is the only name which when spelt in reverse has a decent pronunciation (google "looprevil" and see how many hits there are).

:idea:

tarek wrote:How about demonyms & therefore Newcastle would be out:?::idea:

From this page:

Liverpool -> Liverpudlian
Manchester -> Mancunian
Newcastle -> Novocastrian

And I don't rule out "Canterbury -> Canterburian" so not much conclusion from there.

Glyn, over to you.:)

PS: As a matter of fact I'm not a Liverpool FC fan. I support Chelsea and wish them stop Man U winning the double this Wednesday. Go Chelsea!:D
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Postby tarek » Mon May 19, 2008 2:38 pm

udosuk wrote:Liverpool -> Liverpudlian
Manchester -> Mancunian
Newcastle -> Novocastrian

And I don't rule out "Canterbury -> Canterburian" so not much conclusion from there.
It's Cantabrian....
3 adjectives share the exact 1st syllable with the city except the beloved Novocastrians (Geordies).

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