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Part 1 can be found here
Part 3 can be found here


As you utter your answer, along with its reasoning of course, the Sphinx clearly looks disappointed.

You are unfortunately… Correct. Clearly I made that too easy.
Well then, I guess I’ll just have to make the next one harder.

Once again, Azerty begins to write, only this time she’s not writing numbers but writing… Dancing men? How is that a riddle or a cipher?

Riddle Riddle Riddle Riddle

As she finishes writing, Azerty says,

This is my riddle and not one heard from some stranger.
So be sure to give credit where credit is due.

Author's Note: If this proves to be too hard I'll remove the [no-computers]

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  • $\begingroup$ "This is my riddle and not one heard from some stranger. So be sure to give credit where credit is due." - flagged for plagiarism :-P $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 16 '16 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ How about a text form for those relying on visual aid? $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 16 '16 at 17:55
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    $\begingroup$ Related - Sherlock Holmes Dancing Men $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 16 '16 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Matsmath I would put one up, I've no idea how to go about it in this case. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 16 '16 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil no compters :P $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 16 '16 at 18:01
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The riddle is as follows

AZERTY'S RIDDLE

I think this part

HEAR ME SHOUT ALOUD,
FOR I AM QUITE PROUD.
A LEADER OF MANY,
WHERE FOLKS GET QUITE SWEATY.

references:

A Lion based on common Gym logos?

And this part

WHILE I PRODUCE MILK,
I'M NOT OF THAT ILK.
SOME OF US ARE FROM CRAGS,
DON'T MISTAKE US FOR STAGS.

is:

a goat, producing milk, horned, and sometimes craggy

This part

MUSCLE AND FANGS,
I'M IN NO GANGS.
FEW OF US HAVE TOXINS,
TO PUT YOU IN COFFINS.

is:

a serpent, sometimes poisonous, always fanged, primarily muscle.

Which makes this part

COMBINE MY THREE,
AND YOU'LL GET ME.
STRAIGHT OUT OF ANCIENT LORE,
I'LL BURN YOU TO YOUR CORE.

a

Chimera, which had a Dragon, Goat, and Lion head, and Serpent tail.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job, This is correct. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 16 '16 at 18:49
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Using this image from the Sherlock Holmes Dancing Man Cipher

I decode the riddle as

(After / I have copied from @Sconibulus who solved it while I was out but I'll add it in so the answer is complete)

Azerty's Riddle

Hear me shout aloud
For I am quite proud
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A leader of many
Where folks get quite sweaty

While I produce milk,
I'm not of that ilk,
Some of us are from crags
Don't mistake us for stags

Muscle and fangs
I'm in no gangs
Few of us have toxins
To put you in coffins

Combine my three
And you'll get me
Straight out of ancient lore,
I'll burn you to your core

Like I said @Sconibulus already got the answer but I'll just add it here:

The first section gives a lion, as seen on Gym logos
The second section gives a goat, milk-producing, horned and living in the mountains
The third section gives serpent, muscle based, fanged and sometimes poisonous

The final answer is Chimera, after the fourth section tells us to combine these and the Chimera is a lion, goat and serpent hybrid and is a mythical creature

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  • $\begingroup$ By no-computers I meant don't look up anything either :( $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 16 '16 at 18:10
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    $\begingroup$ I'm decoding it only using word now @dcfyj, and using what I have to decode the rest $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 16 '16 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ Ah ok, At least there's that. Although the title could've been deciphered without the lookup too. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Sep 16 '16 at 18:11

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