# A Riddle for Puzzlers

My first is found in Aquaman's new super-secret lair.
My second is a prison where a climbing snail's ensnared.
My third, repeated seven times, requires punctuation.
My fourth comprises eight furlongs; embodies termination.
My fifth must be connected to three homes with expertise.
My whole, a famous work of art, comprises all of these.

• Just saw this way late, but this is one of my favorite puzzles. NJ! Jul 24, 2015 at 14:52

All's Well That Ends Well, a famous Shakespeare play.

My first is found in Aquaman's new super-secret lair.

This is an amusing reference to Aquaman's Revenge!, in which one of your possessions is an awl.

My second is a prison where a climbing snail's ensnared.

This is a reference to https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/248/how-long-does-it-take-for-the-snail-to-get-out-of-the-well. In the problem, the snail is trapped in a well.

My third, repeated seven times, requires punctuation.

This is a reference to A grammatically valid sentence in English containing seven "that"'s in a row?. The word in question is that.

My fourth comprises eight furlongs; embodies termination.

This refers to Quite a distance from the start to the end of this short riddle. Who am I?. The word in question is ends. It certainly does embody termination, as termination is the end of something.

My fifth must be connected to three homes with expertise.

This is a cute reference to Connect 3 houses with 3 wells, in which three houses must be connected to three wells without the pipes crossing.

• Each line was actually a reference to a puzzle on this site. The ones that you missed: puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/248/… | puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/2578/… | puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/11888/… Jul 23, 2015 at 19:06
• Thanks! I actually knew the snail one existed, but I didn't link to it since I was already familiar with the riddle. Didn't know about the other two puzzles, though! That makes the 'ends' line make much more sense. Jul 23, 2015 at 19:09
• I added references to the puzzles in question to your answer. If you don't like what I've done, feel free to revert. Jul 23, 2015 at 21:54
• Brilliant! I love how it draws on the other puzzles Jul 24, 2015 at 4:51