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(Message started by: cheesepuff on Apr 20th, 2008, 3:15pm)

Title: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 20th, 2008, 3:15pm
One day a detective gets called to a house. He was asked to take a look at some weird things that were happening. He gets there after driving for a few hours and knocks on the door with two of these large, bronze, lion doorknockers. He meets the owners. He asks for the bathroom and is directed into a closet. The owners apologize, saying that they had just moved into this big house, inheriting it in a will. As the detective relieves himself he hears a faint knocking around the house. The owners tell him that it is a cat. After he finished he questions the owners.

"So what did you call me out here for?"
"I need you help. there are strange things happening. Please follow me."

The detective follows him into a room filled with clocks. It is now 10:59. At 11:00, all the clocks ring. They are all digital. There is a small scratch after the first zero on every one. He examines them, confused. Then he is led into the study. There is a desk with a mirror and a large, old looking cuckoo clock on the wall. It is 1:09. The owner looks confused. The detective goes:

"Whats wrong?"
"The clock usually goes off at 10:50"

Suddenly, at 1:10, the clock goes off. 3 demons come out where there is usually a bird. On the three are the letters LNR. The cuckoo clock starts playing the music "Hail to the King." The owners believe there is a mystery behind the clock and offer the detective lots of money if he figures it out. The detective investigates the house until sundown, not finding much but more clocks and mirrors, and is leaving the house when he realizes something. He figures out the hidden meaning and has the owners arrested.

What is the mystery and why are the owners arrested?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 20th, 2008, 5:53pm
Edited because I had to change a few details and times but the riddle is correct now

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by denis on Apr 20th, 2008, 6:33pm
I found this one on the web so I won't post the solution. But I will say it's a pretty difficult one to get. There's a number of things you have to unravel to get to the solution and each one is nontrivial.

I certainly would never have solved this one on my own...


Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 20th, 2008, 6:36pm
Yeah, its really complicated and hard ;D so I'll hint along the way

My friend told me this one. the original is even more complicated but I won't go that much in depth. I think it was detective Conan or something (Japanese comic)

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 21st, 2008, 10:30am
ok... hint 1: most of the details, even though they seem useless, are used by the end of the riddle

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by iono on Apr 21st, 2008, 8:54pm
The cat isnt really a cat, right?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 21st, 2008, 9:29pm

on 04/21/08 at 20:54:55, iono wrote:
The cat isnt really a cat, right?


not a cat. [hide]What they get arrested for[/hide]. among other things

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 22nd, 2008, 2:39pm
Hint: [hide]The owners don't own the house. They are keeping the owner captive.[/hide]

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by iono on Apr 22nd, 2008, 8:44pm
Is this  one of those houses with a lot of secret passageways?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 22nd, 2008, 9:58pm
no. There is a secret with the alarm clock though.

oh and by the way, the 11:00 digital clocks don't mean as much unless your japanese, in which case the 110(scratch) means King in Japan

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by gotit on Apr 24th, 2008, 4:30am
Is the fact that [hide]1:10 is the mirror image of 10:50 [/hide]important?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 24th, 2008, 9:56am

on 04/24/08 at 04:30:25, gotit wrote:
Is the fact that [hide]1:10 is the mirror image of 10:50 [/hide]important?


proves that the owners aren't really owners.

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Grimbal on Apr 24th, 2008, 7:38pm
If they just inherited the house, they might well not know that [hide]the clock is running backwards and meant to be looked at in a mirror[/hide].

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 24th, 2008, 9:16pm
the clock is not running backward ::)

[hide]You know... there are windows in the study...[/hide]

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 25th, 2008, 9:54am
Hint: the fact that its dark helps the detective solve the mystery. and what words start with LR and N and rhyme?...

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Grimbal on Apr 25th, 2008, 1:13pm
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy?
Legacy of Richard Nixon?
Lead round nose?
Leftist Rightist and Neutral?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 25th, 2008, 2:46pm

on 04/25/08 at 13:13:31, Grimbal wrote:
Leftist Rightist and Neutral?


one of these is almost right

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by thecow135 on Apr 25th, 2008, 5:58pm
nudist?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 25th, 2008, 7:21pm

on 04/25/08 at 17:58:01, thecow135 wrote:
nudist?


...... er...... no

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Grimbal on Apr 26th, 2008, 5:01am
eLectron, pRoton and Neutron?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 26th, 2008, 7:30am

on 04/26/08 at 05:01:16, Grimbal wrote:
eLectron, pRoton and Neutron?


No. They all start with either LN or R. They are common 5 letter words that we use every day usually

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Grimbal on Apr 26th, 2008, 4:03pm
Lambs never rised?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Wardub on Apr 26th, 2008, 4:20pm
I think that the R word is "Right" only because cheesepuff said they are common 5 letter words and said one of those was close.

The fact that the owners lead him into a closet instead of a bathroom, is also probably another clue that it isn't their house.

Edit: are the words Light, Night, Right?

Pretty sure those are right, they are common 5 letter words that rhyme.

Is the cuckoo clock set to a different time than the digital clock.  Because at one time it's 11:00, Next it is 1:09.  Is the cuckoo set like 2 hours ahead?


Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Apr 26th, 2008, 9:13pm

on 04/26/08 at 16:20:33, Wardub wrote:
I think that the R word is "Right" only because cheesepuff said they are common 5 letter words and said one of those was close.

The fact that the owners lead him into a closet instead of a bathroom, is also probably another clue that it isn't their house.

Edit: are the words Light, Night, Right?

Pretty sure those are right, they are common 5 letter words that rhyme.

Is the cuckoo clock set to a different time than the digital clock. Because at one time it's 11:00, Next it is 1:09. Is the cuckoo set like 2 hours ahead?


Yep. [hide]Light Night and Right.[/hide] Now fgure out what they mean.

Oh and the time difference is only so the detective will have time to investigate. The cuckoo clock is 2 hours ahead. They all have the message 110, which means king.

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on May 10th, 2008, 11:00pm
Think about the kings I mentioned in the riddle  ::)

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by iono on May 12th, 2008, 9:32pm

on 05/10/08 at 23:00:02, cheesepuff wrote:
Think about the kings I mentioned in the riddle ::)



"hail to the king" and 110 meaning king in Japanese. did I miss anything?

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on May 13th, 2008, 9:29am
yes, you actually missed two, and those are the two that play a part in this riddle.

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by iono on May 14th, 2008, 6:46pm
hmm, can't find them. >:(

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on May 14th, 2008, 7:35pm
They're not directly mentioned as kings, but they come in a pair and they symbolize kings of the...

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Wardub on May 14th, 2008, 7:50pm
I thought those door knockers had something to do with it, but I would have never ever guessed they represented kings.

First I thought King of the jungle, but according to wikipedia, they are also referred to as king of the beasts.

Which I think ties more into the "devil clock" and demons.

Edit: still have no idea how that helps.  Except maybe there are 4 kings and they refer to a deck of cards somehow.  The 2 door knockers, the hail to the king and the 110, each refer to a king somehow.  Still very confused

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on May 14th, 2008, 9:14pm
The lions are the two kings. Now finish up the riddle. Oh and by the way, Demon's have nothing to do with the riddle, it just sounded cool  ;D

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by iono on May 19th, 2008, 7:48pm

on 04/01/08 at 21:14:30, cheesepuff wrote:
The lions are the two kings.
I should have seen that*slaps himself on forehead*

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on May 22nd, 2008, 5:50pm
The light and night don't play as big of a role as the right. There is a treasure in here.

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by Eigenray on Jun 22nd, 2008, 11:47pm
To explain a bit: the number 110 is read hyaku juu (literally, hundred ten).  The scratch represents the hiragana 'no', and the final 0 means ou, so the clue can be read as [link=http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1Q%C9%B4%BD%C3_1_]hyaku juu no ou[/link], which is a phrase referring to the lion.  But note that the 'juu' in this phrase is the kanji for animal, not ten.  So here hyaku juu means literally '100 animals', and hyaku juu no ou means literally 'king of 100 animals'.

The rest you can [link=http://www.onemanga.com/Detective_Conan/167/]read yourself[/link].

Title: Re: Devil's Clock
Post by cheesepuff on Jun 23rd, 2008, 4:27pm
This was also from detective conan, but now that I think about it, this might have been too complicated for a wu forum riddle.... bad choice on my part



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