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So... Second riddle for me. Somehow more difficult than the last one.

Pick a side, then relax
it may take a hour or two.
If you throw it, then it cracks,
but it puzzles, why would you?

It is one, yet has many;
with it figure what to do!
if you possibly own any,
that it's old you always knew.

Three Six Nine are the numbers
that describe me as a clue.
Ninety also, for the slumbers
which won't even read anew.

What is it?

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    $\begingroup$ This one seems really good. :D $\endgroup$ – Sol Infinus Feb 15 '15 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Noldor130884 - Since you don't have enough rep to see deleted answers, I should tell you that the first-posted correct answer was deleted by a moderator because it didn't have enough explanation. The discussion Len mentioned is here. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 8 '15 at 21:34
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor Thanks. I'm sorry to say that I haven't clue what to do at this point :/ $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Mar 9 '15 at 10:41
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    $\begingroup$ @Noldor130884 The deleted answer has now been undeleted, so locally the story has a happy ending. The global problem hasn't really been resolved though. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 9 '15 at 10:45
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It is a..........

Rubik's Cube

Pick a side, then relax, it may take a hour or two.

for less experienced people, it could take an hour or two to solve

If you throw it, then it cracks, but it puzzles, why would you?

it can break if you throw it, but why would you?

It is one, yet has many; with it figure what to do!

it is one cube composed of 26 cubelets

if you possibly own any, that it's old you always knew.

Rubik's cube has been available for more than 30 years

Three Six Nine are the numbers that describe me as a clue.

The cube is 3x3x3 with six faces and nine colored squares on each face

Ninety also, for the slumbers which won't even read anew.

Every move is a turn of a multiple of 90 degrees

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  • $\begingroup$ I must really apply myself to create a difficult one XD $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Nov 13 '14 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ Well, you got me to sign-up an account here to answer, so: thanks for that! $\endgroup$ – user3306356 Nov 13 '14 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ I guessed the answer... but I was thrown off by and still don't get the "Ninety" part. $\endgroup$ – Digital Chris Nov 13 '14 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ Would it be possible for you to edit this answer to explain how you reached this conclusion given the information in the question? $\endgroup$ – Aza Jan 26 '15 at 17:12
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a rubik's cube? it is a square yet has many little square's, it may take an hour or two to solve

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    $\begingroup$ An hour or two? If you know how to solve it, it's a minute or two. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Nov 13 '14 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ Nice try mate but that still doesn't explain half of the second and the third paragraph. $\endgroup$ – Sol Infinus Feb 15 '15 at 6:30
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    $\begingroup$ @Kevin it MAY take an hour or two ;) it may not too :P $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Mar 9 '15 at 10:42
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Chess Set

Pick a side and then relax. It might take an hour or two If you throw it, then it cracks

Chess Set can crack open, scattering pieces in the ground

but it puzzles, why would you?

You know how to take the puzzled pieces and assemble them on the board

It is one, but has many

Many pieces inside the chess set, after it is cracked open.

That it's old, you always knew

Chess is a very old game

Three Six Nine are the numbers.. Ninety also, for the slumbers

not sure about these clues.. could be reference to years in history of chess

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  • $\begingroup$ Three Men's Morris, I've still got nothing for the 90 though. $\endgroup$ – Mazura Mar 21 '15 at 1:44

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