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String Theory (Posted on 2006-05-06) Difficulty: 4 of 5
'Tis a string that fires no bolts;
'Tis a string shooting no arrows.
'Tis a string that makes no tune;
'Tis a string patching no holes.

'Tis a string that expects no answer;
'Tis a string that is always straight.
'Tis a string that covers nothing;
'Tis a string that holds little weight.

'Tis a problem that you cannot solve?

No. Try.

  Submitted by Jack Lim    
Rating: 3.6667 (6 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
The answer is: A plumb line. Congrats to Chris for being the first one with the correct answer. A plumb line is a string with a "little weight" at the end used for construction as it will always be perfectly vertical when stable. It covers nothing much, except maybe a few photons, being only a string, it expects no answer since it's inanimate. It fires no weapons of war as it is used for construction and not for people to happily drive ourselves to extinction. It makes no tune (duh) and patches no hole whatsoever.

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  Subject Author Date
A "better" solutionJayDeeKay2018-10-22 17:04:26
puzzle solutionK Sengupta2007-03-15 03:49:03
re: just an ideaDoug2006-07-27 02:14:36
re: just an ideaGina Ernyey2006-06-13 21:18:12
just an ideaGenesis Rowley2006-06-13 17:37:05
guessChris2006-06-13 13:04:11
geussDS2006-06-10 15:39:17
guessPerseus2006-06-02 18:47:29
In agreement with jon's solutionJason2006-06-01 12:27:05
answerjon2006-06-01 00:20:20
A guessGina Ernyey2006-05-31 15:03:04
Let me try.,...Phil2006-05-30 16:53:38
re: Idealisa2006-05-28 23:30:48
Might Be.......Aileen and Ben Dover2006-05-24 10:13:01
how about...?moira2006-05-19 20:14:01
How high?brianjn2006-05-12 23:15:49
Nice try as well...Jack Lim2006-05-10 11:14:40
re: An answerJack Lim2006-05-10 11:12:00
IdeaPriscilla2006-05-09 18:35:54
Abstract thinkingbrianjn2006-05-08 20:56:04
re: I Don't Think SoDej Mar2006-05-07 01:33:03
I Don't Think SoVernon Lewis2006-05-06 23:00:11
re(2): An answerChris, Phd2006-05-06 22:30:25
re: An answerRichard2006-05-06 16:00:42
SolutionAn answerDej Mar2006-05-06 14:56:53
String - ing me along stillbrianjn2006-05-06 10:45:22
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