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Hello there, SteamGifters!
Already a month has past in that new 2019 year, that's flying! But here's a second puzzle. I know it might be "poor", sounds of less quality than the first one, but it wasn't exactly what I had planned for the 2nd puzzle. But had to take a step back, and sort something out in few days to get on time. Apologies on that.
First of all, since we are on January 1st (some are already on the 2nd), I wish a Happy New Year to all of you and your relatives.
I did not gave a lot back to the community, shame on me, but I'm planning to, and so will do.
But today, I come to you with a series of puzzles, the first one will be posted today, the second one will come later on (hopefully on February if the first puzzle is solved).
On the general idea, there should be 12 puzzles, one for each months, and so for for late 2019 or early 2020 a winner should be picked among all of the solvers. And because of this, I can not tell you what would be the prize (well, it should be a Steam game, but might be a random game that the winner do not own, one from his wishlist,...).
Be aware that I am never the answer of a puzzle (should the puzzle leads to a character), and there is (or should be) only one answer to each of those said puzzle. There won't be any "Yes/No" questions are there won't be any "Random number" one.
Be also aware that only comments (not reply) and unedited one would be considered (since I won't check on this every 5 minutes).
This might not be perfect, and I apologize for this, but consider me as an Internet puzzle virgin.
CONAN's '19 Puzzles #1 - SOLVED by D3D
CONAN's '19 Puzzles #2
CONAN's '19 Puzzles #3 - SOLVED by saarfranke
Disclaimer: Of course, rules are subject to some change insuring a fair chance to anyone.
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CONAN's '19 Puzzles #1
Here is a kindly one
We start a journey
You can find my name
Or even my nickname
Speaking of which
This might give you a hintch
I am who I am
Because I do what I do
I do what I do
Because I am who I am
If I could do what I do
Without being who I am
I wouldn't be who I am
Whithout doing what I do
This is about my nickname
Even my name
on his own make sense
Take good care
Of all what is written
Because if you dare
You shall not be mistaken
All of this is what I do
I won't give you any clue
Be kind enough could you
And name me would you?
The Baron of Bakersfield
Congratulations to D3D
The correct answer was: Edward Nigma / The Riddler
Sounds interesting, do you just post your answer in the comments?
Indeed, as you did. A better way to keep track of answers.
"Be also aware that only comments (not reply) and unedited one would be considered (since I won't check on this every 5 minutes)."
And how do we know if it is right?
Well in that case I'll make a comment, plus update the discussion.
who i am
This comment was deleted 2 months ago.
Hmm, verse 2 and 3 leads me to think that it might be The Grinch.
Spontaneously the Riddler
Holly guess, this appears to be the right answer!
Precisely, now I'll have to update my topic at once!
If I think further:
´Whooo Yay :)
Puzzle #1 has been solved by D3D, congrats!
Let's talk about an island
And I mean a real island
Not the kind of island you can go by foot when the tide is low
Neither the kind of island that is linked by a bridge to a mainland
A real island
The kind you can only reach with a boat or an aircraft
And I guess you can swim there if you are a good swimmer
People can swim everywhere
But I would drown in a glass of water
So how could I know
About that island
A boat serving it is named after the myth of a bishop making a deal with the Devil to reach this island
A boat that served that island was named as the administrative division it is linked to
An adventure of a famous young reporter is allegedly taking place in one of the landmark of this island
Another landmark was given from a foreign country for the bravery of volunteers that gave their lives rescuing a sinking ship during a freezing weather storm
Another landmark that used to be a prison is now used for a music festival but not only
It is said that it has the highest price for gas/diesel of the entire country it is linked to
There is a lot yet to say about that island but enough to put a name on it.
Muscongus Bay (on the western coast of Cape Cod Bay) or what is known today as Plymouth, Massachusetts.
This was where the Patuxet tribe lived, where in 1614 Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was kidnapped by English explorer Thomas Hunt.
Squanto himself told an English trader that the Patuxet once numbered 2,000. They spoke a dialect of Eastern Algonquian common to peoples as far west as Narragansett Bay. The various Algonquian dialects of Southern New England were sufficiently similar to allow effective communications. The term patuxet refers to the site of Plymouth, Massachusetts and, according to some writers (who may have misunderstood their source), means "at the little falls".
In 1605 George Weymouth set out on an expedition to explore the possibility of settlement in upper New England. A report of the voyage, written by James Rosier was published soon after the expedition's return. The pamphlet described the physical resources available to settlers on the islands and coast of Maine (harbors, rivers, soil, trees, wild fruit and vegetables, and so forth). The compelling part of the story, however, is the crew's encounters with the Natives, which began eleven days after the Archangel first moored among the Georges Islands, on May 30, 1605, as the ship was anchored in Muscongus Bay and the captain and 13 men had gone off in the shallop to explore. The capture of Natives was "a matter of great importance for the full accomplement of our voyage". The idea was undoubtedly conceived by the entrepreneurs back in England as a way to become familiar with the land and inhabitants that they intended to conquer. The plan operated, however, at cross-purposes with their attempt to create good will. Evidently they abducted five Natives, three by duplicity and two by violence.
Circumstantial evidence makes nearly impossible the claim that it was Squanto among the three taken by Gorges, and no modern historian entertains this as fact. But Gorges's involvement in the abductions is an important part of Squanto's story. Over time he was able to work his way to England where he lived for several years, working with a shipbuilder. He signed on as an interpreter for a British expedition to Newfoundland. From there Squanto went back to his home, only to discover that, in his absence, epidemics had killed everyone in his village
There is some variance in the names he was known by. Even the two Mayflower settlers who dealt with him most closely spelled his name differently: William Bradford nicknamed him "Squanto" while Edward Winslow invariably referred to him by what historians believe is his proper name, Tisquantum.One suggestion of the meaning is that it derives from the Algonquian expression for the rage of the Manitou, "the world-suffusing spiritual power at the heart of coastal Indians' religious beliefs". Manitou was not a being. Rather it was "the spiritual potency of an object … or a phenonmenon", the force which made "everything in Nature responsive to man". Other suggestions have been offered, but all involve some relationship to beings or powers that the English associated with the devil or evil.
Editing soon to show relation to other questions...
Closest I can find so far are Isle of Islay and Tasmania, neither of which are strong hits. And I have no idea what it means for a boat to be deserving (or a ship worthy). Maybe home port?
I think I understand the "administrative boat" but I'm not sure where to go with the rest... but I really like this idea of a puzzle-poem!
Apologies about the Puzzle #2, might (surely) need some rework but for now will have to let it as is.
@Thac0 - I have the sad habit of not reading myself over and over even if I change stuff, so in the end it does not mean anything. Switched for "Serve" as it should have been in the first place.
CONAN's '19 Puzzles #3
It was back in the late 90's
The summer was hot
I was wearing a blue Adidas cap
And was heading back to my farm
On my good old J. Deere
A bit surprised at first
I had to stand up
Just to be sure of what I saw
But there she was
In the middle of my crops
Walking and dancing
Spinning her high heels
Round and round
As a gentleman
I offered her a ride
And I felt like a biker
On four wheels
We headed back to the farm
She changed her clothes
For some more casual
And ended up looking
Almost as a farmer
We fooled around
For a while
In the barn
But the summer was so hot
We ended the day
Having some kind of weird
Wet T-shirt contest
By the cattle trough
Oh what a beautiful day
But I can not remember
Which musical instrument
We have been playing
Can you help me?
Nota: Since the answer is guessable, you'll be kind enough to provide a source/proof.
Congratulations to saarfranke
The correct answer was: Violin / Fiddle
I hope I can still answer puzzle #2, even if #3 is out. I didn't see any time limit indication, I'm sorry if I missed it.
Anyway, my answer is:
An adventure of a famous young reporter, a bishop making a deal with the Devil to reach this island, but I couldn't find the ship with his nam, nor confirm all the other references; so I'm not very confident, but still, that's my guess.
Just a question, is it possible to change my answer, if I want to? I guess not, but puzzle #2 still haunts me >.<"
Puzzle #3 I guess it's a violin
I knew that was an easy one. Cheers!
Puzzle #3 has been solved by saarfranke, congrats!