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## A little ditty to solve…

Place a hundred at each end, with a five in the middle,

And a one on each side of the five: then will the riddle

Solved be when you find (at least so says the ditty)

“Pertaining to a citizen”, and also “to a city”

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### 16 Comments to “A little ditty to solve…”

1. Falwan | Profile

Place a hundred at each end, with a five in the middle, = C V C

And a one on each side of the five: then will the riddle = C I V I C

Solved be when you find (at least so says the ditty) = C I V I C

“Pertaining to a citizen”, and also “to a city” = C I V I C

Had to search for Roman Numirals …

2. barftud | Profile

Too easy!
Civic

3. MFox | Profile

Also a popular compact car!

Replace the second one with a Roman and
you’ll have a small jungle cat.

4. MFox | Profile

Oops. Catlike, but not a cat.

5. NitzOO | Profile

The answer is CIVIC (roman numerals: C=100 ; V=5 ; I=1).

6. amboutwe | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

CIVIC

C = 100
V = 5
I = 1

7. the_god_dellusion | Profile

i get 100151100….im not sure i quite understand that it is looking for a number though

8. fuzzy | Profile

CIVIC
The letters are also roman numerals.

9. markodiablo | Profile

CIVIC – the numbers are Roman numbers.

10. RK | Founder | Profile

yes, a popular compact car- a CIVIC

11. MFox | Profile

I just noticed that my attempt at being clever fell short. If you replace the “second one” (civIc) with a “Roman and” (ET), you don’t get “civet”, you get “civetc”. I should have said “if you replace the last 99” (IC). Oh well.

12. money226156 | Profile

i didnt know that it was supposed to be in roman numerals!!! that would have made it a lot easier!!!! this website makes me feel stupid but im not!!!!

13. barryt | Profile

As I’m old enough to have used Roman numerals this was easy – CIVIC