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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2004 06:41 am
My first is found where wild waves are dashing
And thick falls the cool briny spray
My last is seen, where fierce eyes are flashing,
Where fortunes are often thrown away.

Draw your conclusion by spanning my whole,
To what lies below or concealed,
Will often prove as false as the base flatterer's soul
When stubborn facts are revealed.


whim
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stuh505
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2004 09:37 am
no idea as to the answer, but it's a beutifully poetic riddle my friend
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whimsical
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2004 02:09 pm
It sure is, I wish I'd wrote it.

It is a charade from a long forgotten time,
Written by a riddler who knows how to rhyme.
This little beauty is particurlarly demanding,
And solving it will need all your understanding.


Whim
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2004 05:22 pm
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whimsical
 
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2004 01:34 pm
Nope. Cool briny spray is more like salty water, not ice.

First think, where are often fortunes thrown away, than think what you can find there.


Whim
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2004 03:48 pm
Long shot, 'Monte Casino' Rolling Eyes
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smog
 
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2004 03:58 pm
The moon?
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Rick d Israeli
 
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Reply Mon 9 Aug, 2004 04:02 pm
A fountain? (I'm thinking of the Trevi fountain - fortunes are certainly thrown away there :wink: )
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whimsical
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 02:03 am
Rick d'Israeli wrote:
A fountain? (I'm thinking of the Trevi fountain - fortunes are certainly thrown away there :wink: )


I would think that is just nickles and dimes.

Tryagain is on the right track for the last part, when he thinks casino. That is a place where 'my last' can be seen.


The answer is one word.


Whim
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Don1
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 09:37 am
"where the eyes are flashing" are these dice?
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 01:17 pm
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whimsical
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 04:36 pm
No you are off track. This is a charade. Where my first is one syllable and my last is another syllable. Together they form a word 'my whole'.

'my last' = ACE

find 'my first' add it to ACE and you have found 'my whole'.

Whim
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smog
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2004 05:15 pm
Ah-ha! I should have noticed the title of the thread and thought a bit more closely:

surface.

Very good riddle, I must say.
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whimsical
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 12:39 am
That's it, Smog.


Whim
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Wed 11 Aug, 2004 03:54 am
Most enjoyable. Very Happy
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riddlemeree
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2004 01:41 pm
wishing well
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