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Magnificent Seven

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#10756
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!

 

 

 



Eight and five, last name and given,
We are one six six six even;
The first in cow, the last in oxen
Three in damsel, three in vixen.

Question: What are we called?



Answer

ROMAN NUMERALS.

Explanation of the riddle:

The last name has eight letters (NUMERALS) while the first or given name has five (ROMAN).

Using each of the numerals once gives MDCLXVI, which is 1,666.

C ( which is found in Cow) is first of the seven in the alphabet while X ( which is found in oXen) is last.

Three of seven are found in DaMseL. Three are also found in VIXen.

Explanation of the hint:

I is the only one of five vowels among the seven Roman numerals.

C is found in Cat, M and I in MItten.

I and V are odd numbers. The rest are even numbers.

There are seven Roman numerals. One of them is found in seVen (the V).

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Comments

Codammanus
Mar 04, 2003

Griphook, you have the power! Great Teaser. Thank you for stretching my brain.
keddy
Mar 16, 2003

Wow. What degree of difficulty but lovely.
(user deleted)
Mar 25, 2003

Raise the roof. The style made the difference.
icehaven*
Apr 07, 2003

One word. Amazing. And it's indeed amazing, griphook.
electronjohn*us*
Apr 10, 2003

Outstanding! And by the numbers to boot.
griphookph*
Apr 23, 2003

Thank you electronjohn. I have been a fan of your teasers for a long time. Do we get some more soonest?
JessicaGAau*
May 08, 2003

Very Very Good. True supuriority in riddle production
griphookph*
May 15, 2003

thanks a lot jessicaG
luckyduckie
May 18, 2003

This was really good!
griphookph*
May 19, 2003

thanks luckyduckie. appreciate it.
dakini**
Jun 19, 2003

Were you taking genius pills when you submited that one? Some would consider that cheating. Great teaser!
(user deleted)
Jun 23, 2003

magnifico sir/madam
taniapereira99Aca*
Jul 25, 2003

Great one! I'm slowly TRYING to get a hang of your teasers! Haven't solved one yet! I won't give up!
griphookph*
Jul 28, 2003

thanks to everyone. appreciate it.
beanie89**
Aug 12, 2003

Get em comin griphook!!
I'll get one eventually!
griphookph*
Aug 12, 2003

thanks beanie89
jacintan*
Aug 19, 2003

MAD!
griphookph*
Sep 19, 2003

thanks jacintan. i think i am. smile
spoiledbrat*
Sep 26, 2003

I haven't solved one, yet, but someday ill get there! Great, and keep em comin
nik4494*
Sep 26, 2003

goodness gracious
griphookph*
Oct 04, 2003

thanks
mzpuddn**
Oct 30, 2003

This is my first day to this website, I hope I can solve some of you headaches (lol) in the near future. Your good!
griphookph*
Oct 31, 2003

welcome to Braingle and thanks
KatelinAus*
Nov 30, 2003

This is one of the most wonderful and terrific teasers I've read! I've read some of your others, and they're always good. GREAT job and keep it up!
griphookph*
Dec 31, 2003

thanks,, many thanks
(user deleted)
Jan 07, 2004

AMEN AMEN AMEN
bbngk
Jan 29, 2004

magnificent teaser one of your best of the best
Palsha**
Feb 13, 2004

Wow, another good one! I read some of your old teasers and I think that they are very unique and fun to ponder upon, post some more!
griphookph*
Feb 13, 2004

Nite_Owl*
Feb 16, 2004

One of the best riddles I've ever seen and quite difficult. Very clever, griphook!
sockpuppet_frien
Feb 17, 2004

i was just wondering if u would like to come do some of my homework for me because u are obviously a freakin' genius!
griphookph*
Feb 18, 2004

many thanks. will be glad to help
MasterMind90
Feb 21, 2004

Looks like your famous! Can I have your autograpagh? Great Brain teaser, i'm still trying to lower my smile! I'll get there one of these dayz!!
griphookph*
Feb 22, 2004

thanks
Mastermind90
Feb 22, 2004

No problem. Give us another teaser!
(user deleted)
Mar 26, 2004

WOW!!!!!!! you come up with alot of them. soem are really hard. this one i couldn;t figure out. maybe i'll get the next one.
griphookph*
Mar 26, 2004

spookboy0Aus*
Apr 09, 2004

dude. that teaser was pure genius. im not that smart to actually think of a riidle like that. keep it up.
griphookph*
Apr 09, 2004


thanks
billybob_thorton*
Apr 09, 2004

yet another stumper from griphook-keep it up!
griphookph*
Apr 11, 2004

thanks billybob
rashadAma*
Jul 04, 2004

Nice work but with the hint i found it out it mad it easy
(user deleted)
Aug 09, 2004

A ten not a seven.
schatzy228*us*
Aug 28, 2005

AWSOME i cant find the words ,,,,i know this is an old one, but i just found it and am very happy i did,,,so now i must list it as number 1 in my favorites,,,THANK YOU!
griphookph*
Jan 09, 2006

thanks
mitzimesserAil*
Jan 24, 2006

I was truly impressed. Excellent riddle.
mitzimesserAil*
Jan 24, 2006

I was truly impressed. Excellent riddle.
griphookph*
Jan 24, 2006

thanks... have fun
teen_wizAca*
Feb 18, 2006

WOW . Difficult, but it proves the writer's intelligence. Good job!
griphookph*
Feb 18, 2006

thanks
king_leonardau*
Mar 24, 2006

OMG I ACTUALLY GOT TAT ONE AND TAT IDS PROBLY THE HARDEST ONE I EVER GOT LOL!!!
GR8 TEASER
griphookph*
Mar 26, 2006

congrats then
yanks434Ado
Jun 14, 2006

whoa that was hard i was amazed to see the answer
leinad88Aus*
Oct 26, 2006

I got it (after about 15 minutes and 10 times reading it)

The second and third lines are what finally gave it away, I got C from cow, and then VIX from vixen, after that everything fell into place.

I'm so proud of myself, I solved the hardest riddle available

P.S. This definately deserves to be the hardest.
griphookph*
Nov 03, 2006

magnificent
misternee985*us
Nov 30, 2006

If an answer to a riddle has an explanation three times longer than the riddle itself... don't bother with it.
griphookph*
Dec 02, 2006

No need for explanations for some geniuses of your kind... lol
PojuerAph*
Jun 28, 2007

nice!
ocdaws*
Jul 17, 2007

Fantastic!



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