rested my Head on me leg and heaved a sigh of Relief.
Asked the guy a Question I Didn't Understand.
climbed A Hill and saw a Battered Cowboy.
Then, decided to take a dip in the Pool.

I may not like cats very much, but I can't say this is any better: ___________

To what am I referring?


It looks like some people are getting closer to a solution, so let me drop another hint: The most polar of opposites is a hypocrisy. And, in a way, the solutions are a form of hypocrisy, if you compare them to the title of this puzzle. ;)


the Last Solution is a Cluster Of Words (see comments for details)

  • $\begingroup$ might need to know some history for part of it. $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ Nyk... Nyk I made that name it. It's fake. I just used your capital letters to the best of my ability $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ right...anyways, I'm bored so I'mma be blunt with y'all: the capitalized words are important, not the capitalized letters. $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 19:57
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    $\begingroup$ what IS a portmanteau? Is it a single word, or a bunch of words grouped together as one? $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 23:07
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    $\begingroup$ "You better duck down the alley way Lookin' for a new friend A man in a coon-skin cap In a pig pen Wants eleven dollar bills You only got ten." To what was Dylan referring? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 16:28

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Edit: For line 3 I now think the clue is (using previous conclusions mentioned below):

The top of a hill is the crest, and a battered cowboy is a fallen soldier. This also fits the title since crest in the top/highest, and fallen implies the bottom/lower

For Line 1 I think it could be:

Either Foreground or Foreclosure
Foreground comes from fore being the head, and Relief being ground as in grounding yourself. These are opposites in the sense that fore is the top and ground is the bottom
Foreclosure comes from fore being the head, and closure being a form of relief. I'm not entirely sure how these two are opposites though

(Old progress, pointed out to be wrong by OP)

This is only a partial answer as I have only somewhat deciphered what lines 1 and 3 are about. I bolded the capitalized words since OP mentioned that they were important. I am more certain of line 3 than line 1.

Line 1:

rested my Head on me leg and heaved a sigh of Relief

What I think it means:

I believe it has something to do with a pain relief drug such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (or a brand name of those i.e. Tylenol, Advil) as head and relief together usually signify headache relief and OP mentioned words grouped together

Line 3:

climbed A Hill and saw a Battered Cowboy.

What I think it means:

OP metioned you may need to know some history to answer the question so this leads me to believe this clue is about Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders and their battle on Kettle Hill. A Hill referring to Kettle Hill, the most famous of the rough rider battle grounds. Battered --> Rough, Cowboy --> Rider is why I think Battered Cowboy is about the Rough Riders.

Hopefully these are correct and will help someone put the all the puzzle pieces together for the final solution

  • $\begingroup$ Also, Line 1 is a little off. Remember that these are not references, but opposites that I am searching for. My advice would be this: Don't think about the puzzle as a whole and what it could mean, but rather treat each and every part separately and individually. $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ Line 3's interpretation is close, but not quite. Hint: The name is kind of archaic, isn't it? I wonder if there's a shorter and more modern version of it out there...something that can be combined with something on A Hill to form a single word... $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Nyk232 is line 3 rooted? Root being part of a tree, ted being short for theodore. (I wasn't sure if I should comment this or put it in my answer) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Nope. The first part is related to a hill or mountain, something Teddy might have stepped up on to when viewing the battle unfold beneath his feet. (hint: may refer to the action as well) $\endgroup$
    – Nyk 232
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Nyk232 I made an update to my answer a little while back, could you check it out to see if I am on the right track? $\endgroup$ Commented May 24, 2016 at 18:54

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