I'm playing an interactive text game and I'm stumped by the following riddles (the answers are names per the game context):

  1. A villain with a common heart. Ten is his end, but he's fifty to start.


  1. Cut off her head, she's male. Cut off her tail, she's a fruit. Cut off both, she's part of you.

2 Answers 2

  1. Lex. (L is 50 in Roman numerals, X is 10, E is a common letter, Lex Luthor is a well-known "villain".)

  2. Pearl. ("Earl" is male, "Pear" is a fruit, "Ear" is a part of you.)

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    $\begingroup$ Amusingly, I was on the same track for #2 but completely forgot about Earl as a name until I saw you capitalize it. I was thinking of the peerage title. $\endgroup$
    – Len Pitre
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 19:39
  1. is a pack of cards. There are four jacks or 'knaves', a knave is a villain. Hearts make up a quarter of the pack, that's pretty common. 'Ten' is the highest or 'end' numeral and you start with 'fifty-two (to)' of them. SO if you're looking for a name, I suppose it would be 'Jack'.
  • $\begingroup$ Nice alternative solution! $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 26, 2015 at 23:17

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