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Old Oct 31st 2008, 06:44 PM
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He was on his cell phone with his accountant when he pulled up across the street from the hotel?

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Old Oct 31st 2008, 07:40 PM
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I'll invoke the handy-dandy 24-hour rule here since I happen to have a book of riddles and puzzles sitting on my 'actual' desktop...

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A man stopped his car opposite a hotel and immediately knew that he was bankrupt. How did he know?
He was playing Monopoly and couldn't afford the rent.
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 02:42 AM
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He was playing Monopoly and couldn't afford the rent.
I know you are right! Good one.
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 03:28 AM
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I know you are right! Good one.
I hope that's right. I've got to get one of these right one of these days. The problem will be coming up with a riddle of my own.
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 09:13 AM
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He was playing Monopoly and couldn't afford the rent.
Correct!

You're up.

(If you don't come up with one, I will step in and post one in a day or two - I have a book of them - there are also several good sources on the net for these things).
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 12:35 PM
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Ok, I found this one online:

Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters,

Two husbands, with their two wives,

Two fathers, with their two daughters,

Two mothers, with their two sons,

Two maidens, with their two mothers,

Two sisters, with their two brothers,

Yet only six in all lie buried here,

All born legitimate, from incest clear.



Explain how this may be.
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 12:53 PM
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Ok, I found this one online:

Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters,

Two husbands, with their two wives,

Two fathers, with their two daughters,

Two mothers, with their two sons,

Two maidens, with their two mothers,

Two sisters, with their two brothers,

Yet only six in all lie buried here,

All born legitimate, from incest clear.



Explain how this may be.
Only six are dead?
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 03:38 PM
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Only six are dead?
Yep. There are only six.
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Old Nov 1st 2008, 03:51 PM
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To get people pointed in the right direction, I'll tell you there's no tricky word play in this riddle. It's just a matter of figuring out how all those relationships are possible with only six people.
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Old Nov 2nd 2008, 01:47 AM
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Um, maybe it's not completely fair to say there's no world play in this riddle. There is one key relationship that's not listed that considerably helps solving this riddle.
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