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The First provides me with gadgets.
The Second is seven doubled.
The Third is at the begin of endings.
The Fourth is difficult to differentiate in certain languages.
The Fifth is in the start of every sentence.
The Sixth is a question for lazy people.
The Seventh is not I but.
The Eighth is me.
The Ninth is what you will say when you figure it out.
The Tenth can also be before the first and sticks out its tongue.


My friend can't dance but he can do a 084973553.

What can my friend do?

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    $\begingroup$ Why am I the only person to have upvoted this? It's a great puzzle! $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 11:04
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor thx :D $\endgroup$
    – Wouter
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 11:26
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    $\begingroup$ This is delightful! $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ Your friend can't Sun, 10 Sep 1972 11:45:53? $\endgroup$
    – Jon
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 0:19
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    $\begingroup$ epochconverter.com $\endgroup$
    – Jon
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 17:46

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The First provides me with gadgets.

1=Q: provides Bond with gadgets in the film series. (From Zandar's answer)

The Second is seven doubled.

2=W: double 7 => double U (see below) => W

The Third is at the begin of endings.

3=E: the first Letter (the begin) of the word ending is e

The Fourth is difficult to differentiate in certain languages.

4=R: In Chinese and Japanese there is no distinction between the letters l and r (It's a little more complicated than that but lets stick with that)

The Fifth is in the start of every sentence.

5=T: Every sentence in the code tag starts with T

The Sixth is a question for lazy people.

6=Y: lazy people ask "why" they have to do something. (From Zandar's answer)

The Seventh is not I but.

7=U: Not I but You

The Eighth is me.

8=I: I am me

The Ninth is what you will say when you figure it out.

9=O: You will say Oh

The Tenth can also be before the first and sticks out its tongue.

10=0=P: As emoticon It sticks out the Tongue :-P. And 10=0 because it can also be before the first 0 < 1 (Edited with using Zandar's answer)

My friend can't dance but he can do a 084973553.

So he can do a Pirouette

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer! I've improved the formatting, with spoiler blocks and all - hope you don't mind :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:19
  • $\begingroup$ Try to figure out 2 and 6, the answer on ten is not entirely correct. $\endgroup$
    – Wouter
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:23
  • $\begingroup$ No I don't mind thank you for that. ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Sebu
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:36
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    $\begingroup$ The Tenth can also be before the first I reckon this refers to how the answer for 10 is immediately before the answer for 1 in the you-know-what. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 12:37
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Your friend can

pirouette.

The solution to the riddle is:

The First provides me with gadgets.

Q provides Bond with gadgets in the film series.

The Second is seven doubled.

Z looks like two 7s put together.

The Third is at the begin of endings.

E is the first letter of "endings".

The Fourth is difficult to differentiate in certain languages.

R is the same sound as L in some languages, such as Japanese.

The Fifth is in the start of every sentence.

T begins every sentence in this riddle.

The Sixth is a question for lazy people.

Y - lazy people ask "why" they have to do something.

The Seventh is not I but.

U - not I but "you".

The Eighth is me.

I am me.

The Ninth is what you will say when you figure it out.

O - when you figure something out, you say, "Oh."

The Tenth can also be before the first and sticks out its tongue.

P looks like a mouth with a tongue sticking out, as in the emoticon :P. Being before the first indicates that this should correspond with 0.

Then the code is:

Each number corresponds with the letter that is its answer (which happens to be that many letters into the first row of a QZERTY keyboard). Using this with the number 084973553 gives PIROUETTE.

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    $\begingroup$ Beat me to it by 1 minute. But I think 2 is N, the 14th letter. $\endgroup$
    – evankh
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ Sebu was first, but you've done a more complete answer (also better formatted, until I edited Sebu's). +1 $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ You have the second wrong, everything else is correct. $\endgroup$
    – Wouter
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ You have more correct than Sebu though, if you have the second correct I will accept this answer. $\endgroup$
    – Wouter
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 10:25
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    $\begingroup$ The second is 7 doubled: The answer to 7 is "U" and doubled U is a double-u : W..... So it's a standard QWERTY Keyboard $\endgroup$
    – Falco
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 11:10

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