I'm lying down, with a dah-ditty-dah, in the middle of the end,
I'd hang upside-down similarly with my friend,
Were I to flip over, with a dah-ditty-dah, it'd be the middle of the day,
Right way up I cannot plainly say,
Here's the key, let's end the fun,
I'll tell you a secret, I hide behind one

What am I?

Part 1
Part 2

  • $\begingroup$ lah-diddy-dah?? $\endgroup$ – JNF Nov 12 '14 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ @JNF yes, it's a clue :p $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ i thought it was 12, because it is behind one in the clock and it is the middle of the day..but other clues don't fit...need to think harder... $\endgroup$ – Kelvin Barsana Nov 12 '14 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ that's clever. use that in another puzzle :p $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:40
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    $\begingroup$ I'll be able to do one tomorrow. I have my mothers birthday dinner tonight. $\endgroup$ – JamesENL Nov 12 '14 at 10:58


! (exclamation mark)


Lying down in the "middle of the end" (n = -· in morse code)
Upside-down in friend
Flipped over in the "middle of the day" (a = ·- in morse code)
Right way up I cannot plainly say (one does not speak "plainly" when using '!')
Here's the key... Hide behind one - (think "keyboard")

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    $\begingroup$ With the confidence gained, please now figure out how it fits all the clues :) $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 10:00
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    $\begingroup$ I thought of this one but I couldn't get it to fit all the clues. $\endgroup$ – Kenshin Nov 12 '14 at 10:01
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    $\begingroup$ oh, i was thinking of that too but i cant think of how would it fit with the other clues...haha $\endgroup$ – Kelvin Barsana Nov 12 '14 at 10:01
  • $\begingroup$ "middle of the end" - use Morse Code clue here, same with "Middle of the day" $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ correct about pun (when you use "!" you are not "plainly speaking") $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 10:04

The answer is

The letter "e". "e" is in the middle of "the end". Turn over e, and you get a, which is in the middle of the "day". "e" hides behind one, because it is at the end.

  • $\begingroup$ No, sorry, that does fit the first 3 in one interpretation though... I'll add a little something $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:15
  • $\begingroup$ @d'alar'cop the letter e exists in the middle of "the end" $\endgroup$ – Kenshin Nov 12 '14 at 9:15
  • $\begingroup$ Turn "e" around, and it looks like an "a", fitting clue 3 $\endgroup$ – Kenshin Nov 12 '14 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ that's an interpretation (correct in this interpretation), what about the rest of the clue? $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @d'alar'cop', it hides behind "one" because e is the last letter $\endgroup$ – Kenshin Nov 12 '14 at 9:18

is it (.) dot? its in the middle of the end of an exclamation point similarly with its friend which is (i) in upside down, you said behind 'one.' theres a dot at the end of one right? dunno with the other phrases, when a dot is assumed as the globe, when it turned upside down, it will be the middle of the day.

  • $\begingroup$ my friend, you right onto it... not quite the dot. recall the answer must begin with the letter E, AND fit the rest of the clue $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ @d'alar'cop so its not a single character? uhmm... $\endgroup$ – Kelvin Barsana Nov 12 '14 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Well, it is.. but as word, it is not just one char $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:50

N, spelled out En


middle of end
upside-down - u
middle of day - noon
end fun

edit - "lying down" would be


  • $\begingroup$ how about "lying down"? $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ What side? where is that in the clue? $\endgroup$ – JNF Nov 12 '14 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ says "lying down" in the start $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ I see, you edited, you originally wrote "on it's side" $\endgroup$ – JNF Nov 12 '14 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ yes, maybe that was too cryptic :( $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:45

The letter 'n' it's the middle of end, and turn it upside down it's a 'u'.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that's true, but how about the rest of the clues? $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 12 '14 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ @JNF beat me to the rest of them $\endgroup$ – JamesENL Nov 12 '14 at 9:42

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