JIG Community Riddle


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JIG Community Riddle title

DoraRiddle me this, enigma fans! What has fantastic hair, is mysterious and alluring, and possesses great taste in gaming websites? Why, it's you, of course!... okay, so that wasn't a riddle so much as a thinly veiled attempt at flattery, but that's why you, the players, call the shots and I am but your humble word-monkey.

JIG Community Riddle screenA month ago, we asked you to create visual puzzles to be gathered together in a game to be called JIG Community Riddle and made by you! The response was amazing, and it was no small task to pick out our favourites considering the high quality from all submissions. But through a combination of arguments, voting, cleverness, and cage matches we've finally made our selection and transformed them into a free online flash game to bend your brain and tickle your temporal. So here they are, the few, the... well, actually, the many, the proud, the riddle-y inclined. A tremendous thanks to our featured riddle crafters:

Jon Pugsley, alias "The Boy Who Lived..." for riddles 1,2,3,8, and 10
Brittany Wright, alias "The Crushinator", for riddles 3 and 9, and the 6th bonus riddle
Cornbread Muffin, alias "Good and Good For Ya", for riddle 4
James McArdle, alias "Just the Facts, Ma'am", for riddle 5
AaronzDad, alias "Father Knows Best", for riddles 6 and 15
Tom Scutt, alias "The Accountant", for riddles 7, 12, and 13, as well as bonus riddles 1,3,4,8, and 9
Jackson Choi, alias "The Sphinx", for riddle 11
elemeno, alias "Too Good For The P", with riddle 14
Eldrich Gaiman, alias "Did it All for the Wookie", for riddle 16
Nick Barovic, alias "Captain Casanova", for bonuses 2 and 7
SiamJai, alias "More Awesome Than Thou", for bonus 5

All of you will be contacted shortly with information regarding what you've won. We don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but we're not saying the prize isn't a pony... okay, okay, it's probably more like a super special t-shirt for U.S. residents, or a game code. But still! Ponies are not entirely out of the... okay, okay, Jay, stop looking at me like that! *mutter* Contributors, stay vigilant for an e-mail detailing your prize!

The result of that stew of raw, unfathomable community power is finally complete and available for you to play online! So fire up that dusty old thinker of yours and have a crack at what players just like you have come up with. Think you can do better? Keep your eyes peeled for more future challenges and community contests for you to flex your sweet, sexy brain in! In the meantime, get solving!

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Walkthrough Guide


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My walkthrough

#1:

This one's pretty obvious. What does the picture show?

think outside the box

#2:

Do what it says.

The answer is "the answer"

#3:

Think of a golf term here.

hole in one

#4:

What's the missing road for all of these?

rocky

#5:

This sounds like a familiar Christmas song.....what happened on the second day?

two turtle doves

#6:

How is the word arranged?

engagement ring

#7:

What happens to the words when you click them?

growing pains

#8:

Ignore the bar in the middle, how are the two words related?

I'm beside myself

#9:

Count the clouds. Which is the word on?

on cloud nine

#10:

Read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

42

#11:

Where are the two letters in regards to the big letter?

china (ch in a)

#12:

This seems like a fraction of a word

half life

#13:

This is a range of letters from _ to _

water (H to O, H2O)

#14:

The numbers relate to the words, not the numbers the words represent.

It's the length of each word. The answer is "eight".

#15:

Those letters look like things you get in college.

How many are there?

three degrees below zero

#16:

What do people look for in darkness that involves a crown of flame?

candle

Bonus 1:

When you click the word, it compresses.

compressed air

Bonus 2:

When in Rome, do as the Romans Do

What letters are missing?

"sum things missing"

1666

Bonus 3:

This is essentially an anagram with a twist.

scrambled eggs

Bonus 4:

The letters separate when you click on them.

trial separation

Bonus 5:

Those are thumbs, not fingers.

all thumbs

Bonus 6:

Those words seem to be floating on top of the water.

root beer float

Bonus 7:

Anagram Equivalent Homonym

eiffel tower location

paris

Bonus 8:

As you move your mouse, the word "group" comes into focus

focus group

Bonus 9:

What letter is missing?

There's no letter L

noel

A hint-through, with thanks to everybody who posted their own hints for particular riddles:

Riddle 1

It's a catch-phrase for being original and innovative.

Riddle 2

Follow instructions and take it very literally.

Riddle 3

Tiger Woods gets this a lot.

Riddle 4

It's the common thread, not any sort of combination.

Riddle 5

Well, it certainly wasn't five golden rings.

Riddle 6

Start at 3:00 and read clockwise. The shape is important.

Riddle 7

It's a part of growing up or a TV show from the '80s.

Riddle 8

If you're overcome with emotion, you might say this.

Riddle 9

What's better, do you think? Being in seventh heaven or being here?

Riddle 10

Don't panic!

Riddle 11

What's where? If saying it aloud doesn't help, write it out. The color scheme is a clue.

Riddle 12

It's a very popular game.

Riddle 13

It's a list of letters from __ __ __. The background is a clue.

Riddle 14

These are spelled out for a reason. Count.

Riddle 15

It's a weather report.

Riddle 16

Consider the word "wicked." Pronounced differently, it does not mean "evil." Casts a rather different light on things, doesn't it?

Bonus 1

It comes in cans.

Bonus 2

Take careful inventory of what's not in the alphabet. What do they have in common? Now follow directions.

Bonus 3

Makes a good breakfast.

Bonus 4

Click on the word. What's happening? Don't divorce yourself from the puzzle now, just because it's getting challenging. Take a break if you have to.

Bonus 5

Those aren't fingers! What kind of a klutz has a hand like that?

Bonus 6

Great summer treat. I also like Boston Coolers.

Bonus 7

First word: re-arrange the letters. Second word: find another that means the same. Third word: say it aloud.

Bonus 8

Move the mouse around until you can clearly see the word. What happens is important.

Bonus 9

There's a letter missing. But Merry Christmas anyway!

Some of those were really hard!

Here's my walkthrough. I know a couple have already been posted, but sometimes you just need a little extra hint.

1.

Consider where the word is.
Solution:

think outside the box

2.

Don't overthink it, just do what it tells you to.
Solution:

the answer

3.

Think golf.
Solution:

hole in one

4.

_____ Road, _____ Mountains. And who do we know named Balboa?
Solution:

rocky

5.

This is a well-known Christmas song. A song full of counting.
Solution:

two turtle doves

6.

Start reading at the 3:00 position. And consider the shape.
Solution:

engagement ring

7.

Remember to click. And consider what the words are doing. You went through this when you were young.
Solution:

growing pains

8.

Consider the position of "I'm" in relation to "myself".
Solution:

I'm beside myself

9.

Which cloud is "ON" on?
Solution:

on cloud nine

10.

This one might be a little hard if you're unfamiliar with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If you're really stuck, you can just Google "the answer to life the universe and everything" and it'll give you the solution (though you might not like it).
Solution:

42

11.

Try putting a preposition in between the letters, and notice that the "Ch" is capitalized.
Solution:

China

12.

Think radioactivity.
Solution:

half life

13.

The series of letters starts with what and ends with what? (Remember what's going on in the background.)
Solution:

h2o

14.

You'll need to do some counting for this one.
Solution:

8

15.

Think of the scholarly documents on the bottom, and then think of the weather.
Solution:

three degrees below zero

16.

Take the "ed" off of wicked.
Solution:

candle

Bonus 1

Don't forget to click. This is something you might find in a garage. Think of what's happening to the "air".
Solution:

compressed air

Bonus 2

When in Rome, count as the Romans do. Also notice how the first word is spelled.
Solution:

1666

Bonus 3

Ignore the spots. Un-jumble the word.
Solution:

scrambled eggs

Bonus 4

You need to click this one. What's happening to the letters? Think failing marriages.
Solution:

trial separation

Bonus 5

Think about clumsy people, and their appendages.
Solution:

all thumbs

Bonus 6

If it doesn't sink, it...
Solution:

root beer float

Bonus 7

The first one is an anagram (letters mixed up), the second one is a synonym (different words, same meaning), the third one is a homonym (sound the same). The bottom line says

"Eiffel Tower location"

Solution:

Paris

Bonus 8

Wave your mouse around. The word you're having trouble seeing is

group

Solution:

focus group

Bonus 9

You're missing a letter here. Remember the time of year!
Solution:

noel

That's it! Hope this helped.

118 Comments

This game is gonna be huge..
Reminds me of the Hoshi Saga layout

I like riddle 10.

Wow. This game is impossible. I give up.

this is fun, but im apparently having issues with wording on 15...

Generally fun, although I'm having trouble with #13.

organik: Have you considered

counting the bottom part

?

organikshadow:

Phrase it as you would if you were telling someone the temperature. If that doesn't get it, you may have the wrong temperature. I guessed the wrong temperature first.

I LOVE these types of games. Lovelovelove. ♥

The UI seems slow, especially loading the menu - I'd prefer to get rid of the animation and just have access to the menu faster. The riddles themselves are quite nice, although I have yet to figure out 13.

Can someone please give me a hint for #4, #13, and Bonus #7?

#4:

What's the missing word in all 3 cases?

Bonus #7:

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

ray - for #4

read the letters and add in a preposition

thanks vince twelve--i actually realized i was missing the number!

6 and 13 hurt my head though...not a clue haha. enjoying it though

@ray9na:

the letters are in alphabetical order. that's important. look at the first and last letter.

I can't for the life of me figure out #4.

oops i mean #11, not 4!

Oops, my previous Bonus #7 hint was for Bonus #2. New Bonus #7 hint:

Try saying it out loud

Arainach--

Thanks for the #4 help. I was overthinking it!

Ack, finally got 13

Try looking at it as "This is all the letters from..."

ray9na:

for #3

tiger woods

#4

eye of the tiger

Bonus #7

ha. tell me when you figure it out. i dunno.

#14

8

Can someone offer hints about Bonus 4 and Bonus 5?

i need help with #2, 7, and 16...

please?

any help for Bonus #4?

I can't figure out bonus #1, bonus #7, and bonus #5 :[

I've got all the regular puzzles and most of the bonuses, now I'm just stuck on bonuses 4 and 5.

Sorry if this turns out to be a double post
Bonus #1

compressed air

help with #2, 7 and 16 please?

michellio:

Bonus #1:

When you click on the word, it compresses

Bonus #7:

Another word for spire is "tower"

Bonus 7 hint:

figure out what the first three words are first

more direct:

Anagram, Synonym, Homonym

thanks araniach!!

i get for bonus five that there are five thumbs but that's all I got.

michelleo:

More importantly, they're all thumbs.....

I'm still stuck on bonus #2:

I get that they're the letters that make up roman numerals. But I'm not clear on what the answer is.

Tried "Roman Numerals", "CDILMVX", and "1005001501000510" which is the letters in number form as they do with "MIssIng"="10001ss1ng"

Am I over thinking this? Any help?

Bonus #4 - I don't know how to make this a hint, but here's the answer:

trial separation

I'm still working on Bonus #9

Sailed straight through to #13, then I totally brick-walled. Still staring at it, still resisting looking at the spoilers. So far, such wonderful wordplay though.

I now have everything except Bonus 4 and the last one that remains locked.

michelleo--

Go with your observation there for Bonus 5.

Can you think of a figure of speech that refers to this situation?

Vince Twelve,

add it up

Anyone got any good hints for 16 and Bonus 3?

help with #2 7 and 16 please?

thanks ray!

2:

Don't think to hard, read what it says and do it.

7:

Click, watch what happens, and think of '80s American TV shows...

8:

What do you use in the dark, that has fire on top? With a black center?

chiuni-

#2

just do what it says

#7

a saying and a name of a show

#2

what do people usually use in the darkness?

finished! that was awesome, if you need help et me know!

Bonus #9

no "L"

I'm having problems on #11. I have no idea what it should be. Help?

thanks you guys!! =]

but # 2 still evades me =[

11 -

read the letters and add in a preposition

I need help on bonus 9. just a hint would suffice. I do notice what is missing.

it really should be aphabet but that didnt work

:)

2

type ________ ________

i can't figure out number 6!

Hey guys!

Im having trouble with a couple of these:

#3

is is about missing someone? a bit of the 1 is missing. a bit = some one

#14 - I have no idea. dont even know where to start

#16

i thought its a lightbulb - its summoned in the dark, got a wire, wicked heart and its got a golden crown. could not get it no matter what i typed...

I have a walkthrough prepared for everything but bonus 9. As soon as I get that, I'll post it.

thank you michelleo =]
i couldve sworn i did that... oh well =]

I must be really slow. I'm having trouble with #8. (I've gotten everything else that isn't locked, though!)

Still looking for another hint on Bonus 2 (see my post a few up) and a gentle hint on Bonus 4 (I don't want to read the direct answer given above if I can help it).

My walkthrough

#1:

This one's pretty obvious. What does the picture show?

think outside the box

#2:

Do what it says.

The answer is "the answer"

#3:

Think of a golf term here.

hole in one

#4:

What's the missing road for all of these?

rocky

#5:

This sounds like a familiar Christmas song.....what happened on the second day?

two turtle doves

#6:

How is the word arranged?

engagement ring

#7:

What happens to the words when you click them?

growing pains

#8:

Ignore the bar in the middle, how are the two words related?

I'm beside myself

#9:

Count the clouds. Which is the word on?

on cloud nine

#10:

Read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

42

#11:

Where are the two letters in regards to the big letter?

china (ch in a)

#12:

This seems like a fraction of a word

half life

#13:

This is a range of letters from _ to _

water (H to O, H2O)

#14:

The numbers relate to the words, not the numbers the words represent.

It's the length of each word. The answer is "eight".

#15:

Those letters look like things you get in college.

How many are there?

three degrees below zero

#16:

What do people look for in darkness that involves a crown of flame?

candle

Bonus 1:

When you click the word, it compresses.

compressed air

Bonus 2:

When in Rome, do as the Romans Do

What letters are missing?

"sum things missing"

1666

Bonus 3:

This is essentially an anagram with a twist.

scrambled eggs

Bonus 4:

The letters separate when you click on them.

trial separation

Bonus 5:

Those are thumbs, not fingers.

all thumbs

Bonus 6:

Those words seem to be floating on top of the water.

root beer float

Bonus 7:

Anagram Equivalent Homonym

eiffel tower location

paris

Bonus 8:

As you move your mouse, the word "group" comes into focus

focus group

Bonus 9:

What letter is missing?

There's no letter L

noel

Er... "Captain Casanova?" o_0

congrats Arainach =]
and thanks for the walkthrough

Ugg! Thanks for that walkthrough with nice gentle hints! I got through! Great diversion!

Small typo in my walkthrough, "road" in #4 should be "word"

haha that was enjoyably frustrating!! thanks for the walkthrough though arainach

I can't wait for the sequel... Although most of these puzzles I have experience verbatim at some point or another in my life, it was fun to see an interactive quality to them...

A hint-through, with thanks to everybody who posted their own hints for particular riddles:

Riddle 1

It's a catch-phrase for being original and innovative.

Riddle 2

Follow instructions and take it very literally.

Riddle 3

Tiger Woods gets this a lot.

Riddle 4

It's the common thread, not any sort of combination.

Riddle 5

Well, it certainly wasn't five golden rings.

Riddle 6

Start at 3:00 and read clockwise. The shape is important.

Riddle 7

It's a part of growing up or a TV show from the '80s.

Riddle 8

If you're overcome with emotion, you might say this.

Riddle 9

What's better, do you think? Being in seventh heaven or being here?

Riddle 10

Don't panic!

Riddle 11

What's where? If saying it aloud doesn't help, write it out. The color scheme is a clue.

Riddle 12

It's a very popular game.

Riddle 13

It's a list of letters from __ __ __. The background is a clue.

Riddle 14

These are spelled out for a reason. Count.

Riddle 15

It's a weather report.

Riddle 16

Consider the word "wicked." Pronounced differently, it does not mean "evil." Casts a rather different light on things, doesn't it?

Bonus 1

It comes in cans.

Bonus 2

Take careful inventory of what's not in the alphabet. What do they have in common? Now follow directions.

Bonus 3

Makes a good breakfast.

Bonus 4

Click on the word. What's happening? Don't divorce yourself from the puzzle now, just because it's getting challenging. Take a break if you have to.

Bonus 5

Those aren't fingers! What kind of a klutz has a hand like that?

Bonus 6

Great summer treat. I also like Boston Coolers.

Bonus 7

First word: re-arrange the letters. Second word: find another that means the same. Third word: say it aloud.

Bonus 8

Move the mouse around until you can clearly see the word. What happens is important.

Bonus 9

There's a letter missing. But Merry Christmas anyway!

Hint for 16, please? I have a feeling I'm gonna feel real stupid when somebody tells me...

lol, nvm, walkthru posted just as I posted my plea for help

Despite michelleo's hints, I can't figure out #11.

And I have some ideas for #16 but they don't seem to be getting me anywhere:

The first line makes me think of light.
The last line makes me think the top of whatever it is is either on fire or red.
The middle line has me stumped!

I've tried "match" (wood is somehow "wicked"?) and "fire" but no luck.

Help would be appreciated. :)

And Happy New Year, everyone. It's almost 10AM here in Melbourne, we enjoyed our celebrations, hope everyone around the rest of the world enjoys theirs.

Malorion--

Well, you use a match to make a flame and light a ___. You know, if you don't have a torch (electrical or old-fashioned).

Never mind, with the two walk/hint-throughs I got it. Thanks Arainach and ray9na!

And well done to those that came up with the riddles. In particularl Nick Barovic for bonus #2.. that had me going for quite a while. Very clever.

Gottt ittt! The last level was so cute. And for bonus riddle 4 I got so frustrated because I misspelled the word.>_

That was great, totally enjoyable. Got stuck on 13 and a couple of the bonus ones, particularly the phonetically spelt puzzle - I ain't from around these parts.

Good fun though.

Hey! David K. signed his email!

AARONZDAD!

:P

Nice to have made the cut though. \o/

[Edit: Sorry for this oversight! We have just uploaded a new version with the correction. Thanks for contributing! :) -Jay]

Malorian:

Aww, thank you! :D

Funny thing, I was actually planning on making my own riddle game before this was announced... so I got to use a few of my ideas.

Made my day! Too much fun! "Epically Awesome", "This game made the 'shiznat outta my day'." These are actually quotes from my guests! Go Jay and staff!

More fun than I expected, the reasons I got caught on 2 of them:

Bonus 5

I could tell the fingers were different/shorter but it wasn't clear enough that they were thumbs.

Bonus 6

I hadn't heard this phrase before, I'm not sure how prevalent it is outside of America.

Some of those were really hard!

Here's my walkthrough. I know a couple have already been posted, but sometimes you just need a little extra hint.

1.

Consider where the word is.
Solution:

think outside the box

2.

Don't overthink it, just do what it tells you to.
Solution:

the answer

3.

Think golf.
Solution:

hole in one

4.

_____ Road, _____ Mountains. And who do we know named Balboa?
Solution:

rocky

5.

This is a well-known Christmas song. A song full of counting.
Solution:

two turtle doves

6.

Start reading at the 3:00 position. And consider the shape.
Solution:

engagement ring

7.

Remember to click. And consider what the words are doing. You went through this when you were young.
Solution:

growing pains

8.

Consider the position of "I'm" in relation to "myself".
Solution:

I'm beside myself

9.

Which cloud is "ON" on?
Solution:

on cloud nine

10.

This one might be a little hard if you're unfamiliar with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If you're really stuck, you can just Google "the answer to life the universe and everything" and it'll give you the solution (though you might not like it).
Solution:

42

11.

Try putting a preposition in between the letters, and notice that the "Ch" is capitalized.
Solution:

China

12.

Think radioactivity.
Solution:

half life

13.

The series of letters starts with what and ends with what? (Remember what's going on in the background.)
Solution:

h2o

14.

You'll need to do some counting for this one.
Solution:

8

15.

Think of the scholarly documents on the bottom, and then think of the weather.
Solution:

three degrees below zero

16.

Take the "ed" off of wicked.
Solution:

candle

Bonus 1

Don't forget to click. This is something you might find in a garage. Think of what's happening to the "air".
Solution:

compressed air

Bonus 2

When in Rome, count as the Romans do. Also notice how the first word is spelled.
Solution:

1666

Bonus 3

Ignore the spots. Un-jumble the word.
Solution:

scrambled eggs

Bonus 4

You need to click this one. What's happening to the letters? Think failing marriages.
Solution:

trial separation

Bonus 5

Think about clumsy people, and their appendages.
Solution:

all thumbs

Bonus 6

If it doesn't sink, it...
Solution:

root beer float

Bonus 7

The first one is an anagram (letters mixed up), the second one is a synonym (different words, same meaning), the third one is a homonym (sound the same). The bottom line says

"Eiffel Tower location"

Solution:

Paris

Bonus 8

Wave your mouse around. The word you're having trouble seeing is

group

Solution:

focus group

Bonus 9

You're missing a letter here. Remember the time of year!
Solution:

noel

That's it! Hope this helped.

I didn't like the answer to life and the universe riddle because it's not as much a riddle as a trivia question. You should be able to figure out all the answers with just the clues on the screen and a little common sense.

I apologize if I seem contentious, but number ten refers to the answer to the great question of life, the universe, and everything, not the answer to life etc. The joke really falls flat without that. I mean, the whole point was that they knew the answer but still hadn't figured out what question they were answering. Aside from that, these puzzles are really phenomenal. Much thanks to those who contributed and the happy little gnomes at JIG who put it all together for us.

Tinolor:

I agree with you. Hard as it is to believe, there ARE people out there who haven't read that book.

^o^ I'm so excited! Three of mine got picked for the contest. >.> Apparently though, mine aren't too hard since no one really seemed to have any problems. But that's ok. I hope you guys liked them. Although I have no idea why I signed it as "The Crushinator". I really do not recall doing that. XD

The answer to #5 should be two words, not three. The question page should display two blanks and accept the correct answer.

[Edit: Sorry, but the answer has three words and the correct answer is accepted ~ Greetings, Kayleigh]

There needs to be more of these games. :) I say people submit new riddles on a weekly or bi-weekly basis... :D

I found that for Bonus 7, the word

France

worked as well as what everyone else seems to be saying.

At the risk of double-posting, I would like to point out that as far as number 10 goes they did technically find out the question later on, but it was a little messed up. Straight from Wikipedia, in the second book when

Ford and Arthur manage to extract the final readout from Arthur's subconscious mind by pulling lettered tiles from a Scrabble set, it is "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" Arthur then comments, "I've always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe."

It's pretty easy to derive the actual question from that.

Marked for spoilers as it is towards the end of the second book.

AH ninja-edit me please and take out the last sentence of the paragraph as I was apparently misinformed. My brain deceives even itself these days.

Lol whats with the alias,s (The Crushinator), (The Sphinx) ?!?


Who made up the alias names anyway?
Why was *I* stuck with the dorky one?? :P

The boy who lived? I like it. ;)

elemeno gets a second alias? Thats like a double secret agent. I'm jealous.

At least, I assume elemeno isn't his real name.

@anonime:

Ouch! You just gave up the answers, without a hint or anything! Not as much fun as the way ray9na did it. Most of us are here looking for help, not to have the whole thing given away.

I can't for the life of me figure out riddles 11 and 13. Are they actually hard or am I just not seeing the obvious?

[Edit as asked :) and for the question as it: Did you check out the spoilers with the walkthroughs and hint-walkthroughs? ~ Kayleigh ]

Very nice! You guys did great putting this together. I rarely play these because of the need of arcane knowledge, but this one was a perfect way to spend a few minutes with the community. And like someone else said above, the final bonus made me smile--so simple, but for some reason that word always makes me happy!

I would recommend, tho, that any walkthrough that is just answers be deleted. The hint throughs are great.

Bonus 8 made me giggle because of how cleverly it was made.

Excellent! Most of the riddles were easy enough to not force me to use the walkthrough, but just hard enough to not be boring. I had to use the walkthrough twice, though(once because I forgot that you could click, and again because I don't celebrate Christmas), but it was altogether a great few minutes of my day.

I love this game! It is really awesome! When I got to number 14, I was so happy, because I had sent that one in! But, as I looked at the author of that one, I got confused. It said someone else's name. But, I loved the puzzles. But it really lagged for me when the level starts. All in all, great game!

[Edit: As far as puzzle 14... elemeno sent in the puzzle before you did, and elemeno's version of the puzzle was better, so we picked that one over yours. Sorry. -Jay]

I've never heard of

3 degrees below 0

it's not a common expression and a bad puzzle, other than that good.

[Edit: It doesn't have to be a common expression if the solution can be deduced easily from the clue presented, as can be done with this one. -Jay]

What is

trial seperation

some of these terms I've never heard of so it makes it quite difficult.

i don't really think the Christmas puzzle was very fair, seeing as how some of your readers (including me) are of the jewish faith. it made me feel like is was being left out. in the future please try to pick things that are more religion neutral

Wait, there are clouds in riddle 9? Might have helped to not have WHITE CLOUDS on a WHITE BACKGROUND. Thanks guys.

[Edit: The clouds are actually light blue: http://images.jayisgames.com/jig-community-riddle-9.gif Maybe your monitor needs calibration? -Jay]

Have the emails to the winners already been sent out? I haven't received my email yet, and one of my riddles was chosen. Did you lose my email address? Should I send an email quoting what I said in my submission of my riddle, to both provide my email address and prove that I am who I say I am?

Can't wait to get my hands on that t-shirt. And maybe you could throw in a pony? No? Oh well, it was worth a shot. ;P

[Edit: No emails have been sent yet. Year-end is a very busy time here at JIG (our Best of 2009 feature is being compiled as I write this and I have my hands full at the moment. Thanks for being patient with me. :) -Jay]

As a non-native speaker (with extensive experience in the US), I must say the following had me stumped, as I never heard them:

on cloud nine

trial separation

all thumbs - I _had_ noticed those were all thumbs though

That said, I'm not christian, but had no problem getting the last one. Do other non-christian people really not know that word ? You don't have to celebrate it to be aware ?

those were very cool, but even though I figured out what Bonus 2 was about pretty fast, it was hard to come up with the answer. I think

MCDXLIV:1444

would have been just as valid as the official answer.

octochan:
Most of us here on the JIG team took issue with that puzzle as it was initially sent in, many of us deriving different answers to the puzzle. We therefore decided to rework it so that only 1 answer makes sense.

Your answer requires sorting the letters into their proper order based on the standard rules of Roman numerals. We felt that it was a bit obscure to require that, and we decided to rework the puzzle so that it was more straightforward with the word "sum" as the clue.

1444 doesn't work because you're not summing the letters, you're rearranging them into one Roman numeral.

"Sum things missing" doesn't suggest anything about rearranging. Furthermore, the Roman numeral for 1444 requires taking the difference of some of the letters, therefore it is not purely a summation.

@jonc

Re #15:

3 degrees below zero is simply a specific temperature.

It's a very common riddle (as are several of the others).

Re Bonus #4:

A trial separation is a period during which a married couple tries living apart, prior to deciding whether or not to get divorced.

Gah! I can't stop checking my email for that pony!


I really like ponies but I can't eat a whole one.

Can you mail me some lasagna instead?

I love this game it is awsome!!!! You should have more like this!!!!!!!

On bonus 7: That is not a homonym, it is a homophone. True homonyms must also have the exact same spelling (in addition to pronunciation).

Example: fluke (fin of a whale) and fluke (stroke of luck)

True homonyms have unrelated origins.

Polysemes are homonyms which arise from the same origin.

Example: table (furniture) and table (of data)

Homophones have the same pronunciation with different meaning and spelling.

Examples: caret (jewelry) and carrot (vegetable)

Homographs have the same spelling with different meaning and pronunciation

Example: row (propel) and row (fight)

In the UK, a "pony" is slang for £25.
I'll settle for that :)
(especially if I get a pony per entry!)

LOVE THIS GAME! So clever, but simple. fun, but challenging.

Taylor B.: Oops. ^_^; my bad.

Still, it works, doesn't it?

These were great and I enjoyed doing them. Only #10 stumped me, but I was expecting a play of image and text like the others. Here's my quibble: #10 was a trivial pursuits sort question--quite unlike the others--and required having read a particular book, which, being of an earlier generation, I have not read.

OMG BEST GAME EVER!!! I love this kind of game

42!

Hahah quite fun. :3

I've never heard the terms:

"All thumbs" or "Trial separation"

Are they fairly common phrases?

Dave: they are common American phrases, but from an older generation ;)

Unfortunately, for Bonus 7,

"loquacion" is not a homonym for anything. It is a made-up word created to complete the riddle. I give the creator an A for effort, but grammatically it is not correct as it is not a real word. One cannot simply misspell "refrijerater" and call it a homonym (or, more accurately a homophone) for refrigerator.

Wonderful game. I beat it with zero outside help.

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