Wrap-up: The Making Of Riddle-Yet-Another-Riddle!
This is not a solution to the puzzle, but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community.
Caution: This post may contain spoilers.
I am still a learner and trying hard to make some good ones. Though having failed to meet the expectations with most of my other puzzles, this particular riddle was much liked, attempted by many and was considered worthy enough for a bounty and off-course criticized a little. :) So, it was nice to put a making behind this.
Creation and Evolution
Riddle's, specifically with the rhymes, look simple enough for the ones who read it. Though I should say, a lot happens behind the scenes. They may include 8-10 lines, but to build those few lines is a big task when you don't want to give away everything and want to keep it fun. This first thing to do creating this one was to get an idea around which the riddle will be built. Being a fan of fictions, I chose the theme as "Clones".
Speaking of clones would have been quite a task and hence I chose to show them in the riddle. Again, showing it in the riddle would have attracted many answers like doubles, twins, repeat(which was one of them) etc. Hence, to add a little of uniqueness, I added a story to explain about the clones.
To make it even more unique, I added a hint stating the size in the riddle itself. Though, almost everything was already mentioned about the clones, I thought of adding a little bit of wordplay in and hence looked through Wikipedia if I can grab something useful. And hence I found "Haldane" who was the inventor of clones. To fit it in the riddle was a challenge because I didn't wanted it to spoil the riddle by making it easily visible and hence thought of splitting it into two parts and hence came up with HAD and LANE. Though, again, simply ending the line with had lane may not have been grammatically correct or if it was, it was too revealing. Reason being, when I googled "hadlane" it gave this ->
Hence, finalized it as had a lane and later had a needless lane to make it difficult.
Choice of the title was again an issue. But, I thought, I would keep the title related to the answer and hence went with Riddle-Yet-Another-Riddle. giving the idea.
Not much was used except Google and Wikipedia. And a lot of PSE :)
Every puzzle you create teaches you a lesson. So, following ones are mine -
There should not be any guessing required to solve a puzzle. Precise and correct information should be presented to help solver's lead to right direction.
When creating a riddle, do not use a direct synonym found through google. Instead understand the context and then choose the synonym wisely.
If adding something like wordplay, hint something which tells the solver's which part has wordplay.
I am glad to know that there were a lot many who attempted this one. Though not many went closer, I liked the Tom's answer who was the first to figure out most of the hidden things.
Thank you Rubio for explaining every line as expected, though some of them was a little ambiguous to explain.
Thank's to the community for serving a platform for letting us have fun!