Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Riddle Answered!

8 and 5
In the latter and given
We are a thousand and Devil's mark even;
The first in crow, the second-to-last in raven,
Three within mold, three left in cold.

What are we?

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Roman = 5 letters, a "given" name
Numerals = 8 letters, the "latter" word

1000 + (Devil's mark) 666 = 1,666 even = MDCLXVI (1000+500+100+50+10+5+1), one of each Roman Numeral from greatest to smallest value.

"C" (100) is the first in "Crow," while the second-to-last in the above order AND second-to-last in alphabetical order is "V" (5) in "raVen."

M (1000), L (50), and D (500) are the three in "mold," while C, L, and D are the three in "cold."


  1. Awesome riddle! I was totally nonplussed- i had no clue what it was. But now that u put it that way.... :).


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