riddle 13

I span space,
but only for a stretch.

I am tied,
but without constraint.

I live in darkness,
but with decorum.

I know my limits.
Name me.

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10 thoughts on “riddle 13

  1. Hi Chronos,

    Forget about your namesake in your last answer and consider what he is and you’ll be on your way to answering the riddle,

    Is that cryptic enough’? 😉

    Thomas

  2. Good Morning Thomas

    I span space,
    but only for a stretch.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I measure 60 minutes of celestial longitude exactly 🙂

    I am tied,
    but without constraint.

    ~~ CarO ~~ Planets pass through me but do not move me. I remain constant and imperturbable.

    I live in darkness,
    but with decorum.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I neither absorb nor reflect light from the Sun, but will imbue my chosen planet with major dignity.

    I know my limits.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I enjoy 60 minutes of celestial longitude and then I no longer exist

    Name me.

    ~~ CarO ~~ A degree of exaltation!

    Love
    CarO

  3. Humph!

    I span space,
    but only for a stretch.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I am a fifth of a Zodiacal sign!

    I am tied,
    but without constraint.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I am constant in my position, depending upon that sign.

    I live in darkness,
    but with decorum.

    ~~ CarO ~~ I have no light; but I have essential dignity.

    I know my limits.

    ~~ CarO ~~ My longest limit is 8 degrees.

    Name me.

    “Terms”

    Love
    CarO

  4. 🙂

    Because “Stretch” is synonymous with “term” (period of imprisonment), which also means “span” and “space”?

    Because “Tied” = “Bound” (other name for term)

    “I know my limits” – Because Terms are also called Bounds?
    Or because they have something to do with the Alchochoden and limits of the native’s span of life ?

    “Live in darkness” because neither of the luminaries is allotted any term dignity?

    With decorum , because it’s an essential dignity ?

    Very clever, Caro ! 🙂

    Congratulations and Kudos !

  5. Hello CarO!
    Yes, Terms is the right answer.

    Hello Chronos!
    And you have caught some of the wordplay!

    Kudos to both of you!

    The “official” answer will be posted forthwith.

    Thomas

  6. Hi Thomas and Chronos

    And thank you :0)

    I woke up in the middle of the night shouting ‘Bounds’ LOL and bounded out of bed to tell you, but Chronos was there before me!

    These riddles are great fun Thomas! Keep them coming please 🙂

    Love
    CarO

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