Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 19:53:21 MST

Okay, finally: I misfired again, failing to appreciate that the `I' in the
`riddle' DENOTES the riddle, not the riddler:

>box this time being the *form* of the riddle-answer pair.

I am two boxes, each inside the other;
I am myself, I have no brother;
I am exactly what I claim;
If you guess this riddle, speak my name.

If so, the *name to be spoken* is `This riddle', as Dale pointed out
without quite saying so.

As John Barth says in one or more of his novels, `The key to the treasure
*is* the treasure'.

Damien Broderick

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