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## The Riddle Poem, Fill in the Blanks

THE  111111111

“Don’t kill me”-22222222222 said,

As Clara raised her heel,

Upon the humble 3333 to tread,

As though it did not feel.

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“Don’t kill me-I will crawl away,

And hide me from your sight,

And when I come, some other day,

You’ll view me with delight.”

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The  22222222222 went and hid

In some dark and quiet place,

Where none could look on what he did,

To change his form and face.

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And then, one day, as Clara read

A 111111111, superbly dressed,

Alighted on her book.

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His shining 44444 were dotted over,

With gold, and blue, and green,

And Clara owned she naught before

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Can you figure out what words should substitute:

111111111

22222222222

3333

44444

The length of each word is reflected in the number of variables shown. For example, 5555555 would have 7 letters, 6666 would have 4 letters.

And the new Timer/Countdown system is in place! Hope most of you like it!

How many of the words of this riddle poem can you figure out?Answers can be entered into the section below; submissions will automatically be revealed  when time is up!

### 17 Comments to “The Riddle Poem, Fill in the Blanks”

1. RK | Founder | Profile

just a test

2. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

111111111 = BUTTERFLY
22222222222 = CATERPILLAR
44444 = WINGS

3. RK | Founder | Profile

Testing countdown system

4. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Butterfly
Caterpillar
worm
wings

5. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

As for the timer/countdown, it seems to be great.

On the other hand, the posting date for each puzzle is nowhere to be found.

6. shaks | Profile

111111111 – butterfly
22222222222 – caterpillar
3333 – soil? (i wasn’t sure)
44444 – wings

7. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

111111111 = butterfly
22222222222 = caterpillar
3333 = worms
44444 = wings

8. akihon | Profile

I think that the answers are;-

butterfly
caterpillar
earth
wings

All the best

9. infinityaurora | Profile

butterfly, caterpillar, worm, wings
Lucky Clara!

10. joe | Profile

111111111 butterfly
222222222222 caterpillar
3333 worm?
44444 wings

not 100pct sure of 3333, also came to mind – silk?

11. John Lewis Highsmith | Profile

Butterfly, caterpillar, worm, wings

12. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

Has anyone noticed that the poem starts off with a strong ABAB rhyme scheme, and gradually becomes a ABCB rhyme scheme towards the end?

13. RK | Founder | Profile

Nice job to those who got 3/4 words correct. To those that got 4/4, outstanding!
The 3333 was the hardest element of this puzzle, and I didn’t think anyone would get it.
Some of you came up with reasonably good fits, but ‘worm’ is the actual answer.

And if English is not your native language, double congrats if you got all 4! (very good, Hex!)

14. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

?????????????

I even impress myself sometimes

15. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

@RK, the comments do not accept Chinese characters?

Test:
Greek: ?

16. RK | Founder | Profile

Hey there Hex, no Chinese characters; although-you can take a picture of the text and upload it (or send me the pic and I’ll put it in the comment)

17. barbsmonsta | Profile

1=butterfly
2=catterpillar
3=feet(?)
4=wings