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I live just over a star, and yet I do not burn

  1. Jun 27, 2004 #1

    Monique

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    I live just over a star, and yet I do not burn,
    there are eleven neighbours, none of which turn,
    in sequence I am visited, last, first or in between,
    P(Q)RS are my initials,
    you figure out what I mean.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2004
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  3. Jun 27, 2004 #2
    This is what I have seen

    I have never been
    To any places that are
    farther than those I have seen.
    PRSQ I guess should start
    With Pluto, isn't it
    Part of one thing that you mean ?
    Please just Give me a hint,
    as a hope for me
    To keep guessing what you mean.
    Is it the first correct one I have seen ?
     
  4. Jun 27, 2004 #3

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    this is fascinating
    I dont know the answer and if I guess it could make things
    worse---because my guess could put other people on the wrong track.
    so be warned that this is a wild guess:

    there are these monumental arches that say "SPQR" on them
    standing for Senatus PopulusQue Romanus----the senate and the roman people---or something, I am not sure about the endings of the words.

    maybe Monique is talking about something in Rome
    (but maybe not! dont be misled by my guessing)
    Rome has some number of hills
    If there were 12 hills then one of those hills would have 11 neighbors.
    but it isnt 12, I think it's 7 hills---maybe there are 12 other things---Monique says "visited" in some kind of order. Maybe there are 12 things that pilgrims visit.

    basically I havent a clue
    but find it a very intriguing riddle
    and also like it because it rhymes
    if I knew the answer i would try to make the answer into a rhyme

    and then there's the odd coincidence that the 4 letters are
    a segment of the alphabet

    MNO PQRS TUV...

    could the answer have something to with the computer keyboard
    or the typewriter keyboard?

    I have to go, good luck to anyone who tries the riddle!
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2004
  5. Jun 27, 2004 #4

    Hurkyl

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    I thought I had it, then I saw Monique's edit and I know I have it. :smile:
     
  6. Jun 27, 2004 #5
    Your the Number Seven on a telephone key pad. Seven is also the (PQRS) key and it is above the Star key. Your eleven neighbors are 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9.0,*,#.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2004 #6
    I read this and thought it was quality. Loved it. Must say it makes me think of the assumptive mind.

    Cheers for it Monique :biggrin:

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  8. Jun 27, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    :biggrin: it sure is a nice riddle, didn't make it myself though :) (ok, I modified it a little so it isn't googable :wink:)
     
  9. Jun 27, 2004 #8

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    We must thank Marcus for very nearly stumbling across the answer, by seperating the letters into MNO PQRS TUV (or was this his way of hinting he knew the answer? :smile:)
     
  10. Jun 28, 2004 #9

    Monique

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    Here's the original version, Marcus came really close :)

    I live above a star, and yet I never burn,
    I have eleven neighbors, and yet none of them turn,
    I am visited in sequence, first, last or in between,
    PRS (& sometimes Q) are my initials, now tell me what I mean
     
  11. Jun 28, 2004 #10

    Math Is Hard

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    That is such a wonderful riddle, Monique. Thanks for posting it.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2004 #11
    wow
    at first i thought that the 'q' is inserted just to make a sequence and it actually is not a part of the riddle, but this was truly amazing and i sure hope we can have some more of this kind.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2004 #12

    Monique

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    The 'Q' is a little strange, since some phones have it on the key pad and some don't.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2004 #13

    Hurkyl

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    Anyways, I was misled from the beginning; I was trying to think of what would live just over Monique. :wink:
     
  15. Jun 29, 2004 #14

    Monique

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    sweet :shy: what a charmer :biggrin:
     
  16. Jun 30, 2004 #15
    Better watch it. Hurkyl wants something. :biggrin:

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
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