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Dead on the Field

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

 

Puzzle ID:#1668
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:** (2.08)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:gokaran***
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Dead on the field lie ten soldiers in white,
felled by three eyes, black as night.
What's going on here?




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Comments

DancAllNiteLong**
Jul 17, 2005

Ooohhhh, nice one! I get it now....
markmonninAus*
Sep 22, 2005

Good one!
GebbieRoseAus*
May 10, 2008

Awesome! Got it immediately - very clever!
builderus*
May 10, 2008

Good one, haven't bowled in over 35 years so it didn't come to me right away.
breakdance74
May 10, 2008

took me a few seconds, but the 'ten white' bit finally gave me the answer. good riddle!
bradon182001*us*
May 10, 2008

Bowing balls can be any color, not just black. Having said that, I admit I wasn't even close in solving this one. Nice teaser. Thanks for posting.
catfood99tus*
May 10, 2008

Great Teaser!
auntiesisAus*
May 10, 2008

I was at a bowling banquet this week, so the answer came before I finished reading the whole riddle. Easy, but cute.
Valic4Aus*
May 10, 2008

I thought of a different but workable answer: Someone was playing "black" in the board game, Othello. A single black disk was placed to line up with two others (three total "eyes") to flip over a total of ten white disks ("soldiers"). What do you think?
avonmaAus*
May 10, 2008

I didn't figure it out, but it is a very good teaser!
2ndhandroseca*
May 10, 2008

I agree with GebbieRose.
Awesome

I didn't have any idea, when I
saw the answer I said "Allright
Good One"!

Thank You ....I Liked It. Rose

Have a Good Weekend All
FatHeadAus*
May 10, 2008

Too hard, but I loved it anyway!
hipeople*
May 10, 2008

tha twas awesome teaser
i really enjoyed it
MadelulabelleAus*
May 11, 2008

Interesting teaser...and I like Valec4's answer! Othello is lots of fun...
MadelulabelleAus*
May 11, 2008

oops, sorry...*Valic4...
Valic4Aus*
May 11, 2008

Thanx very much Madelu! Guess I'm more of an Othello guy than a bowler



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