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    Cunundrum

    How come you can buy 4 for $1 at Joe's the DIY shop whilst 8 of them also cost the same at Burts the iron mongers round the corner. Wallmart seems to offer the best deal as they sell 16 of them for the knock price of $2 and believe it or not the same price tag is shown next to 24. All multiples of 4 but what is the significance and what is the product? Dave.
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    Re: Cunundrum

    I don't know the answer, but perhaps <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">something that comes in different sizes, such as nuts and bolts</span hide>?

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    Re: Cunundrum

    At a guess, although it doesn't tie in strictly with the clue, I'd guess at <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">(house) numbers</span hide>?

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    Re: Cunundrum

    Hi Dave

    I would hazard a gues that it is the cost of a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">number to put on your door</span hide>
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    Re: Cunundrum

    Correct in one..... house numbers..... here's another one..... What is open when it's shut and shut when it's open? And yet another..... What gets longer when you cut some off the end?
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    Re: Cunundrum

    >What gets longer when you cut some off the end

    Hazard a guess <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> The word LONGSOME</span hide> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Cunundrum

    "What gets longer when you cut some off the end?" <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Hair</span hide>
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    Re: Cunundrum

    Can't believe there have been 60 views and only two attempts of an answer. Maybe the world of loungers need a couple of clues. The first one is; "The last four letters of the name of special schools in Indonesia. Second. The first two letters of a battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC). So! Simply put them together, and there you have the answer, the more you cut off the end the longer it gets..... hardly hair, that gets perpetually longer whether you do anything or nothing. Need another clue guys ??? Another one shortly, but you must request it. Dave. If you despair at this one, perhaps you might ruminate on another : - What gets wet as it is drying?
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    Re: Cunundrum

    <hr>What gets longer when you cut some off the end?<hr>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A ditch / trench</span hide>

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    <hr>What gets wet as it is drying? <hr>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A towel</span hide>

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    <hr>What is open when it's shut and shut when it's open?<hr>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Drawbridge, when it is open, the bridge is shut...</span hide>

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    Re: Cunundrum

    What gets wet when it is drying? - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ice</span hide>.

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    Re: Cunundrum

    > What gets wet as it is drying?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A baby</span hide> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Cunundrum

    David

    Some of those clues are a bit too esoteric, as not all of us have had Classical education, I happen to know that you are talking about <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Battle of Chaeronea</span hide> however "special schools" in Indonesia is even more complicated than the original question <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>....are we talking special needs or the actual language? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Another reason why there are 60 views and no answers is because you are tagging the questions on to the end of other questions and they are not being read. It is best to create a new post for each question. Leave it as it is for now though
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    Re: Cunundrum

    Very true <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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