Well, the first riddle seemed too easy; I knew for a fact that batsman's zero was going to be a dead give away. I had originally written the riddle a different way, and in-fact would like to share it with the community. I had to flip it over and tweak it a little since the first line was no longer true; but it remains 98% true to the original.
Now, you already know from the last riddle, that the homonym in question is (put in spoiler tag for those who'd like to solve this one in its purest form):
However, the requirements for this riddle are a bit different. In order for an answer to be accepted you'll need to answer the following:
- What is the homonym?
- How does the homonym relate to each reference?
- What words are hidden in the riddle?
For those who think this is a duplicate, it is not. It is an entirely different form of the previous riddle; and though the answer to one of the above requirements is clear, the other two requirements are not. This is not a simple, research and answer type question. I've hidden some words (as stated above) that you'll have to find. So without further ado:
After the last one, let's start a new canvas; back to the solving, we all need some practice.
Less erratic the challenge, but words you must spot; tedious, frivolous, dumbfounded plot.
Approaching the end, but head to the west; Indians have hints, at puzzles, the best.
Black belly, white face, solve this with grace; prefix to scar, the suffix bled in a race.
I'm a bird, yet a train, used in war, just the same; a lot to find here, autopsy my game.
Out for a zero, just ditch the bat; dear, there is nothing, left in my hat.
This one is fun, like twisted fate; find hidden words, of which there are eight.
Refer to the riddle, you'll get your fix; references hiding, of which there are six.
While searching the riddle, look for some fowl; though I must warn you, its not an owl.
Surely you have, a partial by now; two partials conjoined, may help you out.
Hint 4 wasn't helpful, not alone at least; add words together, on birds you shall feast.
A Riley contained, but not truly clear; synonyms you'll need, the answer draws near.
The words which you seek, are hard to find; they can be found, all in due time.
Break down the puzzle, read line by line; look at the words, and how they combine.
Autopsy is hard, this riddle more so; as for this reference, the Navy may know.
David is great, his view quite unique; McCallum knows all, what he says makes you think.
I wish you all the best of luck!
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