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Seven Letters Tamed

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


Puzzle ID:#22044
Fun:*** (3.01)
Difficulty:*** (2.36)
Submitted By:snoopdogg*****




From wood it's made,
From string it's made,
It floats upon the wind.
It's made by one,
It's made by many,
From hands and mouths it spins.
A score without a game.
A staff not for the lame.
With seven letters tamed.
With five letters named



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Apr 04, 2005

Okay, here I go sounding really lame but, the clue with seven letters tamed....what is that? This was a good teaser and everything made sense (after I read the answer of course!) except the above clue...
Apr 04, 2005

That was confusing
Apr 04, 2005

what is the 7 letter word. It is kind of confusing.
Apr 04, 2005

I'm not sure, but i think the seven letters reffer to the seven notes of a musical scale. A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
Apr 04, 2005

Or, it could be the seven letter word "conduct"
Apr 04, 2005

Great teaser. I loved it.
Apr 05, 2005

"the seven letters reffer to the seven notes of a musical scale. A, B, C, D, E, F, and G"

Apr 07, 2005

Even i did not understand the seven letter 1 but got it after readin the comments
Apr 09, 2005

Five letters tamed?
Apr 11, 2005

It was a way.
Apr 14, 2005

i'm not that good at poems ...good job, tho
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Apr 18, 2005

Awesome riddle-I'm adding it to my favorites! Keep it up.
Apr 22, 2005

Hey! You had wood and string, but what about brass?! I'm hurt. Good riddle, I didn't get it.
Jun 01, 2005

got me on that one
Jun 01, 2005

did anyone think of "maestro" The leader of the band/orchestra
Jun 01, 2005

I got this one right away. (I'm a musician). The seven letters refer, of course, to the seven notes of the musical scale, A - G. Natch.
Jun 01, 2005

I hate to split hairs but what about sharps and flats? On the piano there are 7 white keys in C major but all other keys need those black ones adding 5 more.
Jun 01, 2005

That was really cool!
Jun 01, 2005

Loved it!
Jun 01, 2005

Cool! This is my favorite so far
Jun 01, 2005

Good 1
Jun 01, 2005

wow this one was really hard but made total sense after i read the answer.
seven letters tamed was the 7 notes that are played in the scale.
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Jun 01, 2005

Just sent this one into my daughters music teacher for an end of year treat!! Great one!!
Jun 01, 2005

Nice one!


But good!
Jun 01, 2005

That was GREAT!

...and beautifully COMPOSED!
Jun 01, 2005

gummbypal: C#, Gb, etc. aren't letters, they're musical notes. The poem refers to "seven letters".
Jun 01, 2005

That was hard
Jun 01, 2005

rather on the weak side. But what is the 7 letter word?? Conduct??
Jun 01, 2005

It was easy for me as I'm a musician, but it was excellent!
Jun 01, 2005

This was a great one! Wood/string/wind made me think of "kite"; I get everything but the "seven letters" part. I thought that referred to the music scale, but that has 8. Somebody fill me in...
Jun 01, 2005

The scale I was thinking of was doe-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-doe! After reading the comments I get it! Fishdish -- brass was sort of mentioned with "hands and mouth"
Jun 01, 2005

good one i lyk it!!!
Jun 01, 2005

This was a good one!
Jun 01, 2005

Pretty good.. although I don't really get it...
Jun 01, 2005

I couldn't guess it. I looked at the answer!
Jun 01, 2005

I thought it was "a kite" at first, but then i wouldnt know the seven letter word. Good one! After reading the answer I thought it was the person who played the music, the player. I never thought of the Notes.
Jun 01, 2005

my brother helped me a little but i think he might have looked at the answer. i just guessed. bunches of fun.
Jun 01, 2005

LOL I thought it was a kite too (until I saw the line "a score without a game" ... But I didn't get it until I saw the line "with 5 letters named").... Oh hey, I actually got one!
Jun 01, 2005

It was a good riddle; the "score withput a game" part gave it away though; I've heard several other teasers that used that, but good try
Jun 01, 2005

Got me...
Jun 01, 2005

I got a little confused with "7 letters tamed," but I figured it out because of the first 5 lines. Good job, though.
Jun 01, 2005

I didn't get it but it was clever
Jun 01, 2005

that was good...i didnt get it but after i saw the answer it made perfect sense
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Jun 01, 2005

Jun 01, 2005

Yeah I play the piano and harp so of course I liked it, but I also got it right so I'm pretty happy. Great job and keep up the good work!
Jun 01, 2005

Beautiful. Easy for musicians, like me (cello, piano, baritone horn), but simply beautiful.
Jun 01, 2005

It was an ALRIGHT joke
i really didnt think of MUSIC......???

It was hard and confusing?!?!?!?!?
Jun 02, 2005

I liked it. I immediately thought it was "sound" of course music also works. good one I thought seven letters was either "muffles" or "muzzles" Great!
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Jun 02, 2005

I thought this riddle was terrific! It was beautifully written. I admit I thought it was a kite at first as well, but the score and staff clues helped me get on the right track. I thought the seven letters clue referred to A-G as well, but I also like the comment that it could be "maestro." Well done!
Jun 05, 2005

Loved it! I added this to my favorites.
Jun 22, 2005

I thought the seven letters was Harmony very good! I thought it was fun!
Jun 25, 2005

Not to be contradictory to everyone else, but i think the "with seven letters tamed" means that music ends when you have SILENCE. right?? Really good teaser, by the way
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Aug 13, 2005

I play music and I didn't even get it!
Oct 31, 2005

At first, I thought it was"cane", but canes aren't made from string, and canes can't sing. I got the answer, though. The seven letters named really is..A,B,C,D,E,F, and G. Whoever said this, "conduct" also works.
Oct 31, 2005

...Okay, conduct is a lot better than the musical scale...Wait, I think I got the is five letters and the seven letter word is......MUSICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 31, 2005

..The seven letters are m-u-s-i-c-a-l. I'm almost 100% positive, which is extremely rare........because I 'm a riddle lover,and i''ve wrote quite a few of my own poems,......I understood it.

"Score without a game,= musical scale
Seven letters named,=if youl ookk closely at the teaser, all letters to the word "musical " are included in the teaser.
Five letters tamed."= The answer, and muiscal fits with the answer.

Does anyone agree?
Ihad fun figuring out the teaser,but now, everyone's having fun trying to figure out the seven letter about your double dose of sugar.
Oct 31, 2005

Nov 14, 2005

Loved it. Am starting to dig the riddles.
Oct 06, 2006

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Oct 06, 2006

cute! it was fun.

Imurray get a life.
Oct 06, 2006

this one wasnt great sorry i need them to be easier because i'm so MENTALLLLL!! ok well i need easier ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love ya!!
Oct 06, 2006

Fun teaser. First I was thinking 'kites' tamed by strings, but then with score and could only be music. Well done.

Im, Talk about A PLETHORA OF RE-RUNS. This noise is all that you have contributed, over and over and over again.
Oct 06, 2006

All of these teasers are reruns, kids. This is a reasonably great teaser, but *how close* are we going to run the repeats. And here I can enjoy most of the teasers... including this one.
Oct 06, 2006

Oct 06, 2006

Way over my head! All I came up with was KITES.
...and IMURRAY keeps us on course; stop bugging him ...or her (?).
Oct 06, 2006

I like this teaser. 'Made' my day.

...and IMURRAY keeps us on course, yes like Captain Joseph J. Hazelwood. And like we don't know who's really writting all these 'supports' comments?
Oct 06, 2006

lmurray keeps us on course, yes, becoz we can throw stuff at him every morning! LOL!

I didnt like this one. It was GOOD, though, meaning, after I saw the answer it all works out. But, I just didn't get a sense of exactly what was being talked about, becuse it was all vague except for the "woods and string". I just mean I think the same clues could be used but the riddle changed some to make it more fun and more clear, like: instead of: its made by one/ its made by many" something more poetic meaning it could be either or both. Sorry, just the wording I thought could be different. Maybe its sour grapes, coz Im also a musician but I actually didnt get it, LOL! But what Im saying is I didnt really want to spend any time on it.

Still and all, it was a good teaser, and I know it took a lot of time. Oh, and you HAVE TO include an explanation of the clues in the answer, especially for "seven letters tamed". dI never realized how many peeps make a comment without having read the preceding ones. Thanks!
Oct 06, 2006

I thought this was beautiful. No, I didn't get the answer, but it sure makes sense once you know the answer. Thanks for making the start of my day a pleasant one.
Oct 06, 2006

Great teaser! I have a feeling that "kite" was bait, as I was still thinking it five lines in, but have yet to see even the most talented person spin one in their mouth!

As for re-runs... I've only been a member since May, so a teaser run last year is still new and fresh to me. I do feel for the newer members that are waiting for their first one to be selected as TOTD. See my comment yesterday.

Loved the teaser.
Oct 06, 2006

Very good and fun!
Oct 06, 2006

Interesting. I liked it.
Oct 06, 2006

I was stumped, and I'm a music lover. I first thought it was a kite, but alot didn't fit.
Oct 06, 2006

I didn't get it and what do you mean "seven letters tamed"? Oh well, I guess it was ok.
Oct 06, 2006

The 7 letters refers to the notes of the musical scale -- A,B,C,D,E,F, & G.
Oct 06, 2006

Okay, the comments made me finally sign up so that I could comment.
This riddle was EXCELLENT! I thought it was just difficult enough. I also think it's obvious that the 7 letters tamed are A-G. Also, it's 5 letters NAMED - thus m-u-s-i-c.
Oct 06, 2006

Being a music lover, this was a fairly simple one to me. I appreciate that someone has composed a nice verse on music. The previous comments show that most people did enjoy this teaser, and this is music to my ears and eyes! Do keep up the good work.
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Oct 06, 2006

I cannot believe some of you are complaining about a riddle!! The seven letters (it does not say 7 letter WORD) are the musical scale. If you incorporated every element of music, the riddle would be too long to be enjoyable.
I thought it was really clever and my niece and I loved it.
I thought it was a kite when I read the first few lines . . .
Oct 06, 2006

Very clever and well worded riddle. Riddles should be written this way - a little "off" so you have to think about it. I didn't get it, but the answer made total sense to me. Nice one.
Oct 06, 2006

Ditto Rahmo, Phaine, & Kmann. Great teaser!
Oct 06, 2006

Sorry for the spelling on id's...
Oct 06, 2006

That on was so awesome. I didn't get the 7 letter thing but once i read a few of the comments I got it. Nice one.
Oct 06, 2006

If the riddles are too easy, we'd have to change the name of the exercise to "NoBraingle". Just goes to show, you can't please all the people all of the time.
Oct 06, 2006

Hehehehe all you commenting people are funny ... almost as much fun as the riddle itself!! But I digress, I actually think it's almost silly to talk about other commenters in the comment spot, since this is supposed to be comments about the riddle... so I'm gonna get to it.

I really loved this one. I'm sure my musical background helped, because I'm normally not very good at riddles -- though maybe Braingle is helping me get stronger!! YIPPEE!!!

I also really liked the many different interpretations of the "seven letters tamed". conduct = tamer of music; silence = music is completely docile/tamed; musical... I guess a musical person can keep music from being painful! But I thought A B C D E F G was almost shiveringly great... it made me think about how, before the scale was developed, music was "wild" and possibly even unusable, or at least not possible to compose without going "by feel" with an instrument in hand (like riding a wild horse! heh!)

Now I'm feeling all poetic... ...snoopdogg, if you want to use any part of my description to help give more detail to your answer, feel free. I think it would be appreciated by your adoring fans. ;)
Oct 06, 2006

I wasn't able to figure it out, but when I saw the answer and went back through I had as much fun untangling it as trying to figure it out.

GREAT riddle. This is the best so far!
Oct 06, 2006



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Oct 06, 2006

The seven letters could be SILENCE. It tames any sound including music
Oct 06, 2006

Wellll..I knew it was music related, but as I didn't catch on to seven letters named I didn't know if it was an instrument, or a tune or a symphony or concert. I came up with piano and thought I was brilliant! Once again, Brainagle 1, jabdr 0. Loved it.
Oct 06, 2006

Good teaser, but I think the seven letters that tame ar COMPOSE. The composer tames the notes and makes them into pleasant music.
Oct 06, 2006

nice one...i was close..
Oct 07, 2006

i loved this teaser it was great.had fun trying to solve it but failed. but what a beautiful dicscription of music.
Oct 07, 2006

Good one! Thanks!
Oct 08, 2006

I too was confused. But, after a bit , I got it. Good one!
Oct 09, 2006

Very Clever!! Thanks for spinning my wheels!
Oct 09, 2006

Nice job Spookboy. I too enjoyed a fancy look at msic. I can't say I got very much of the teaser as I wanted to figure out how it oculd be a kite - couldn't get that out of my head so see people some of us really enjoy these teasers. More please?
Oct 17, 2006

clever, witty and fun!
Oct 18, 2006

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!! I GOT IT RIGHT!!! i read it and the first thing that popped into my head was music!!! i thought that wasn't right and that i had read it wrong but look,, i got it right!! yay me!
Oct 18, 2006

om truthfully the first thing i though was a yoyo but when i got to the "staff not for the lame" part thats when music popped into my head
Oct 06, 2009

This was the first riddle I have seen here that I would call 'inspired' and true to the riddle tradition. I still have a lot to try, of course, as I'm only a few months into this awesome site.

People such as Imurray who complain about 're-runs' should remember that there are other people joining from time to time. You don't have to do the Daily-T if you don't want to. Maybe spend the time writing one yourself - I notice you haven't achieved this yet, Imurray.

Anyway, I was very annoyed to NOT guess it as I am so involved in music. Each line of the riddle is well crafted and it builds up to a rhyming climax.
Oct 06, 2009

Great job! O try to figure these out after each line, so it's very easy to get stuck on one thing.

I kept thinking, Piano, Harp, etc...

Loved this one! Great job Snoopdogg! Thanks!
Oct 06, 2009

Sorry, but I agree with others. Try some new material, instead of reruns!!!!!
Oct 06, 2009

By focusing on just the "main" word in each sentence I was able to come up with musical instruments, from there music was easy, but it took me quite a while because the wood, string, and wind made me think of the 5 letter word "KITES". Great teaser, well done.
Oct 06, 2009

Good teaser,

I thought of kite, then plane (as in balsa wood) but neither fit.

I thought of FINGERS for the 7 letter word after I saw the answer. Great way to start the day.
Oct 06, 2009

gummbypal: "I hate to split hairs but what about sharps and flats? On the piano there are 7 white keys in C major but all other keys need those black ones adding 5 more."

True, but those are variations of the 7 letters... they're always referred to as C#/Db, D#/Eb, etc.

It's like saying that the English language is tamed with 26 letters... we still use punctuation, but it doesn't make the comment any less true.
Oct 06, 2009

great teaser, I actually got it too one of the best riddles
Oct 06, 2009

It was really well-written. I'm very musical, and I didn't quite get it.
It all works for me. Good job!
Oct 06, 2012

It says at the top of this page..."Comments"" It does not say NIce comments, just comments . So why are any of you jumping on someone who does not like the teaser or who has an unpopulart opininion? Just write your own and do not read those you find disturbing. Comment on the teaser and nothing else. You won't th ough as you will npw jump all over me for my opinion. Okay, I just won't read it!!!
Oct 06, 2012

Good job BABE. I'm 100% in your corner.
Oct 06, 2012

I didn't get it at all, but then I do have trouble sometimes. I liked it though, thought it was very clever. ;-) Thanks
Oct 06, 2015

Got it, was pretty easy though.
Oct 06, 2015

Great riddle!

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