Monday, December 13, 2010

237 - Look behind PORTRAIT

The SKELETONS are driven off by your completely gentlemanly assault with CITIZEN CANE. They--- wait, there are three of them now? Whatever. The SKELETONS are driven off and heading EAST, fleeing the room.

With your precious HANDCART safe, you continue your INVESTIGATION and lift the PLAGUE DOCTOR / DEATH PORTRAIT off the wall.

Hey, a PUZZLE! It's... been a while. What have we here?

The PLAQUE reads "What comes once per minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?" There are six SLOTS below the PLAQUE, and below that there's a SHELF with seven SCRABBLE TILES.

If you're right about this, and it might be a bit of a stretch, but maybe, just maybe you're supposed to use the SCRABBLE TILES to answer the RIDDLE? Man, this is complicated. Maybe you should just drink that ROSÉ the ZOMMOLIER poured and forget the whole thing.



Andrew said...

This suggestion is from way back on turn 230, by the way. Suggestion was "see if there's anything behind the PLAGUE DOCTOR PORTRAIT." Sometimes it takes me a while to get around to things! In this case, 13 days.

As for the riddle: don't cheat!

Sam said...

I think Rhys should ignore all the letters except for "m", and try that in all of the various slots.

CageyJay said...

I agree with Samuel, because I just brute-forced those letters and am only coming up with "dermal," "calmer," "demarc," "cradle," and "calmed" as recognizable words. None of those fit with the riddle.

"M" should probably go in the first slot, though, given that it always occurs at the beginning of a syllable.

DoomSayer said...

What is Rhyes opening? A spear floor like Indiana Jones.

Shar said...

Take out all the tiles except for the letter "M." Pocket the rest.

CageyJay said...

You have a reverse point there, Shar: there are six slots, but only one answer to the clue. What if putting in the M kills Rhys? Better to put in the other six letters, instead, and pocket the M.

Would the M fit in the pretzel bag?