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The Queen and the Chair

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


Puzzle ID:#35027
Fun:*** (2.62)
Difficulty:**** (3.14)
Submitted By:silent_lucidity*****




If I were to ask the Queen and the chair
Both to tell me what they were,
And then should beg of you to bear
To the top of the house the Queen and her chair,
The Queen, her chair, and yourself, all three,
In the same sentence would answer me.

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Jan 24, 2007

baffled me
Jan 24, 2007

I never would've gotten this.
Jan 25, 2007

Jan 25, 2007

Thank you all! This was my first submission, and the responses have been wonderful!
Jan 25, 2007

I like that, it's cute!
Jan 25, 2007

I didn't get it but it was still fun!
Jan 25, 2007

Jan 26, 2007

This is very well written, yet I just don't get it. I see so many riddles that are written more like poems and are just plain obvious- missing the "teaser" element. Now here's a riddle that is written as a riddle should be, and I don't understand the answer.

Enlighten me please, anyone?
Jan 29, 2007

the queen is notable
the chair is no table
you are not able(did you solve the riddle?)
a very well done riddle
alas, i did not solve it either
Jan 30, 2007

Congrats on your first teaser. It was a very good one. Hope to see more from you.
Feb 02, 2007

Thank you, Schatzy! The light bulb has come on!
Feb 05, 2007

really nice teaser
Feb 07, 2007

I couldn't solve it...heh
Mar 13, 2007

Stumped as usual!
Feb 05, 2008

I thought it was, "I'm tired." After dragging the Queen to the roof, I'm obviously tired. And, for the Queen being dragged there, she's also pooped. And the chair, well, it has to be sat upon all day.
Feb 05, 2008

funny and well set. obviously i did not solve it , but i liked it very much as it is exactly what i expect a riddle to be!! very very very well done!
Feb 05, 2008

I'm not sure what to think about this riddle. I didn't get it, wasn't even on the right track. So I guess it is a very good riddle, but just not my idea of a solvable teaser. My opinion only.
Feb 05, 2008

Clueless.Riddle had no direction.
Feb 05, 2008

I understand it but I don't know if it's solvable without a bit more direction. If you know what you're looking for, the answer follows but without some frame of reference I don't think anyone would think to answer the question as you have. Still very clever though!
Feb 05, 2008

Feb 05, 2008

terrible. why would the chair say it's no table? why would the queen answer that she is notable when you're asked to carry her and her chair upstairs? this one makes no sense and wasn't solvable with the riddle given.
Feb 05, 2008

That's good! I never would have figured that out. I was thinking that the answer was "we were downstairs"
Feb 05, 2008

I agree with Alexcunn.
Feb 05, 2008

Excellent! I couldn't figure it out, but I love the answer. It makes sense, now.
Way to go! Give us another chance, please!
Feb 05, 2008

Had no idea what I was looking for. Read clue and answer and still don't get it.
Feb 05, 2008

Completely un-solvable
Feb 05, 2008

This was brilliant! Great job
Feb 05, 2008

I had no idea, even after reading it multiple times, what i was even looking for. I thought maybe it was "be seated", because a queen is a bee, a chair is a seat, and "you" could have been Ed?
That's as far as I could get.
Feb 05, 2008

I like that, thanks. I don't feel so bad about not solving this one ... usually most others not only solve them when I can't, but some say they solved them very easily. Well, it looks like no one got it so far.
Feb 05, 2008

It makes some sense when I see the answer but I wouldn't know
how to arrive at it without more
Baffled by this.

Thanks for the entry though.
Feb 05, 2008

Very clever and well questioned
Feb 05, 2008

Sorry, but I don't think this is a good teaser. An acceptable riddle should be capable of being solved. This one isn't. There just aren't enough specific clues given.
Feb 05, 2008

i didnt get it at all very confusin
Feb 05, 2008

Too cute Too clever And too hard We should have an "Impossible" category I guess.
Feb 05, 2008

I like the idea of this, but an example to clarify what you were looking for would have been helpful.
Feb 05, 2008

I have to agree this was not a very good riddle.
Feb 05, 2008

It was fun to read what the solution was,
but it was a bit too obscure to be a teaser. Maybe a second verse to hint that it is a play on one word would have helped to make it less frustrating.
Feb 05, 2008

Nice teaser! It was fun to solve...I didn't get the right answer, but what I got fits the criteria. I came up with "I am what I am". Very vague, but it answers the question and the riddle.
Thanks for your creative teaser and keep more like it coming. ^_^
Feb 05, 2008

Brilliant concept. Possibly lacking a little in the execution, although the riddle itself is well-written. Perhaps alluding to the 'I am notable' clue but suggesting this is what the queen would say doesn't help the reader a lot. Probably just too good for all of us.
Feb 06, 2008

Feb 06, 2008

brilliant poetry, brilliant concept, but lacks directive... you cant solve a riddle if you dont understand exactly what it is you are looking for
Feb 06, 2008

Very confusing without more of a clue as to what you were looking for. A very well written little poem, but not enough explanation. Keep on trying.
Feb 07, 2008

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!! a bit confusing, but still great.
Feb 07, 2008

I didn't get it right, but I still liked it very much. Thanks for posting a wonderful teaser.

Feb 08, 2008

Umm who made that up...... Boring
Apr 15, 2009

I agree that it is very clever, and extremely well presented. However, I also agree that it is pretty unsolvable by a mortal.

Perhaps it could be fixed with a hint. You could say, "All three responses you received have the same letters in the same order, but with different spacing that makes them different words." That might be enough.
Apr 17, 2010

If I were to ask the Queen and the chair
Both to tell me what they were,
-So the queen said here that she's notable? And she's also elegant, royal, famous..

And then should beg of you to bear
To the top of the house the Queen and her chair,

-so now her chair said he's not a table and also he's not a cabinet

The Queen, her chair, and yourself, all three,

so now I say i'm not able? Should I say you too? But why should I even say that? And why the hell I'm dragged into this riddle?

This is a poorly constructed riddle. The rhyming is excellent but the content, uhm let's just get back on the rhyming.

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