Struggling for a handle..

Talis
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Struggling for a handle..

Post: #88 Talis
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:28 am

Struggling to get a useful handle on this one. Was thinking of things that are / aren't mature, but that didn't lead anywhere useful. I presume the first letter, syllable, or word will be doubled. But nothing really coming to mind. Any hints?

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #89 helen101
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:47 am

This puzzle has a very clever way of 'doubling' the [snip! Not had to do that for a while!]

Talis
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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #100 Talis
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:18 pm

Hmm. Nope. That doesn't help me one jot, I'm afraid.

I've thought of lots of ways of doubling, but e.g. U (ewe?) -> W doesn't really help. I suspect I'm just not getting the point. Mother like no other? Is that some kind of reference? Doesn't mean anything to me. :(

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #101 Crispy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:34 pm

Re-read your latest post and then re-read the poem!
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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #480 Generica
Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:57 pm

Why is it that the first puzzle in every round is so difficult for me? Any hints about this one at all would be appreciated. I've been stuck on it for days, thought I had it at one point, but no.

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #482 Generica
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:50 pm

Never mind - post and solve. Gah! Annoyed with myself.

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #840 tinamarimba
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:55 pm

struggling with this one. i think i have the first line, and the 3rd and 4th, but i can't find any words that fit what i have, and i can't figure out what "lovers by the score" could mean. help?

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #841 gordon
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:02 pm

If you do understand the third and fourth lines, then you have the answer.

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #863 mjswart
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:27 pm

I'm getting nowhere either.
I thought it might be Marriage (which has lovers, has "Ma" at the front and has letters before "I age").

Another thought was that the first two lines are hinting at a Queen bee.
Are the second two simply a cryptic clue?

None of the hints seem to be helping :-(

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Re: Struggling for a handle..

Post: #864 mjswart
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:51 pm

Just got it... I was over thinking it. Talis's way of doubling earlier in this thread was the most helpful.


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