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Strung Together With a Line

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

 

Puzzle ID:#42497
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:*** (2.47)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:bookwrmKPAus******
Corrected By:bookwrmKP

 

 

 



We two are strung together with a line,
Stuck behind bars but have done no crime.
Our whole is a fraction of something much bigger,
But we are extremely important, as one might figure.




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Comments

xdbtcpAus**
Jul 15, 2008

Good one - I guessed lungs...
chris_tracy76Aus*
Jul 16, 2008

belt would work too...good one though
rt1819Aus*
Jul 17, 2008

Awesome teaser! Great job.
puppylover11396*us*
Jul 17, 2008

Ooh nice lungs totally would have worked! Wow!
jarmihius*
Jul 18, 2008

That's interesting. I never thought of it that way. I usually just play the music. If I think about it, I screw up.
eighsseAus*
Aug 20, 2013

I said kidneys. Behind bars = ribs. Music notes important? I guess, subjectively. But try composing music without kidneys! Kidding. But hey, I also like how "behind bars" could mean as well that you can hear "bars" of music without seeing the notes that are "behind" it (meaning connotatively that the music is composed of them, that they cause it to exist).
Babe*
Feb 05, 2014

This is not a good teaser. If you do not know anything about music you can guess forever and not get it. Poor choice!
cutebugAus*
Feb 05, 2014

Since I'm not a music person, I was completely out of the ballpark.
elentirAus*
Feb 05, 2014

I'm not sure this should include sixteenth notes as they are strung together with two lines and then you are going to have to continue on to include 32nd notes, 64th notes, etc...
Maggiethe8th*us*
Feb 05, 2014

I got stuck in the mouth....braces (top & bottom)....
catmomAus*
Feb 05, 2014

Had no clue. Even when I read the answer I wasn't sure what you were talking about.
kitty-catAus*
Feb 05, 2014

I was thinking more along the lines of % or /, as they are important for "figures" and music isn't what I originally thought of. Although I couldn't make the bar line make sense.

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