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"We meet every 65 minutes"
"Nobody wants to experience me"
"I'm a bend, a turn, I'm 5 places from last"
"We're the smallest total we can be"

For the last member of this 5 word phrase
the rebus shows its identity
Using this riddle as your guide for an answer
Can you show me the number that I want to see?

a wooden box containing a lower-case version of the 5th letter of the alphabet

A correct answer requires two parts:

  • What sentence does the riddle create?
  • The correct number, in respect to the riddle's phrase.

(And for bonus points, where are the other four?)

Hints for word 2:

-I help you realise you haven't been feeling me when you do
-I feature as a feeling in the chorus of a song by Passenger
-I'm a bit of wordplay, usually two small words (1, 3), but for this riddle I have five letters

Hints for word 4:

-We counted everyone here, and sure enough, there couldn't be less of us

Hint for final answer:

-For the expected solution to the puzzle, you may need to upload an image.

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Extremely unfinished partial answer:

"We meet every 65 minutes"

Hands -- the hour and minute hand meet every 65 and 5/11 minutes.

"Nobody wants to experience me"

Death? loss?

"I'm a bend, a turn, I'm 5 places from last"

V - A vee is a bend or turn in a road, and the letter V is the fifth from the end of the alphabet.

"We're the smallest total we can be"

zero?

For the last member of this 5 word phrase
the rebus shows its identity

The rebus shows an e in a box/carton/crate. Beox? Boex? Careton? Carteon? Create?

Using this riddle as your guide for an answer
Can you show me the number that I want to see?

hands death vee zero create ???? havoc?

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  • $\begingroup$ There are two correct interpretations in here, good start! I'm thinking I might need to provide some hints for the lines that are a bit vague. $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Nov 23 '18 at 3:05
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    $\begingroup$ I'm thinking the third one may actually be rot13("lbh". h-oraq, h-ghea, naq h vf 5 yrggref orsber m) $\endgroup$ – Timoris Nov 26 '18 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ The smallest number that can be "we" is two $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 29 '18 at 4:48
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    $\begingroup$ Hands ___ you to create $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 29 '18 at 4:48
  • $\begingroup$ We're almost there! $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Nov 29 '18 at 23:13
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I believe that the second word is

Allow

Because

Nobody wants to feel a low

I figured this out after extensive clues.

The final phrase is

Hands allow you to create

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the sentence that the riddle creates, well done! If you can complete the second part of the answer the checkmark is yours! $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Dec 2 '18 at 11:04
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We're the smallest total we can be

Two, since anything less would not be "we"

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  • $\begingroup$ Dr Xorile made that comment 9 hrs ago $\endgroup$ – j3App Nov 29 '18 at 14:30
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    $\begingroup$ @j3App Argh, I missed that... $\endgroup$ – jafe Nov 29 '18 at 15:35
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I think the answer for 2 is

Pain

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  • $\begingroup$ I've added new hints for this one, probably the hardest word to get of the lot. $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Nov 29 '18 at 2:49
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I'm not sure if this is right...

Hands alone 5 2 create

That would mean the answer is...

7

Is that correct?

I was completely stumped on the second word, it was really hard. Thanks @Grumpyllama 59!

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  • $\begingroup$ We're very close, but the second and third words aren't quite right. There's also a few errant hints for the final answer that are yet to be mentioned. $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Nov 30 '18 at 4:05
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I that think word 2 might be

Alone. No one wants to be alone. Made from two small words all and one. The feeling of Let her go by Passenger.

Then we would have

Hands alone (I'm not sure of this word) we create

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  • $\begingroup$ Honestly, that's really good, and super close (it's even the right song!), but it wasn't quite the word I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – Yessoan Nov 30 '18 at 4:00

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