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A jester comes to court one day and entertains the crowd. At one point he makes a remark that reflects poorly of the monarch's intelligence. To preserve his dignity, the monarch challenges the jester to riddle him.

A riddle goes in the following manner

The one who barely didn't medal
The one after that
The under 18 collapse
The lieutenant colonel's subordinate's elevator

What should the confused monarch proclaim?

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The king should proclaim:

HALLELUJAH

Meanings of the lines of the riddle are:

The one who barely didn't medal

The fourth

The one after that

The fifth

The under 18 collapse

The minor fall

The lieutenant colonel's subordinate's elevator

The major's lift

Which put together form (almost precisely):

Part of the first stanza of the song "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, which also continues with The baffled king composing hallelujah (hence the confused monarch)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice :)$ $$ $$ $ $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jan 9 '17 at 14:40

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