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Noel (Noel)
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I'm never sure what to say to start a rulebreaker. So I will simply wish you merry rulebreaking!
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Clever title!

Is this a rulebreaker?
Is your name Noel?
Is that a clever title?
Can you think of something to say?
Can we break this rule?
Might we break this rule?
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Clever title! thanks

Is this a rulebreaker? Such sweet music!
Is your name Noel? Who are they calling, exactly?
Is that a clever title? Ooh, shiny.
Can you think of something to say? Hello. Or should I say, bonjour?
Can we break this rule? You and your feathered friends?
Might we break this rule? Perhaps they mean singing. Voices sometimes break when singing.
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Is my name Balin?
Is my name Matt?
What is your name?
What is your quest?
What is your favorite color?
What is the capital of Assyria?
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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Is my name Balin? Maybe. Do you wear rings?
Is my name Matt? Yes, but do they use a telephone?
What is your name? Noel. They can call me Noel.
What is your quest? I quest for the rings.
What is your favorite color? Gold.
What is the capital of Assyria? I don't know, but maybe they swim there.
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Ah, can they fly faster than they swim?
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What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Air an is of speed swallow the unladen velocity what?
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
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What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? I only know about their swimming.
Air an is of speed swallow the unladen velocity what? ?Knew who. Blackbirds actually are they.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Not woodchucks, blackbirds.
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Do unladen swallows swim?
Do laden swallows swim?
Do swallows swim?
Do you swim?
Do I swim?
Does Noel swim?
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Do unladen swallows swim?
Do laden swallows swim?
Do swallows swim?
Do you swim?
Do I swim?
Does Noel swim?
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Another double post on a Noel puzzle... something must have it in for me.
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A?
B?
C?
D?
E?
F?
G?
H?
I?
J?
K?
M?
N?
O?
P?
Q?
R?
S?
T?
U?
V?
W?
X?
Y?
Z?
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Do unladen swallows swim? They call, apparently
Do laden swallows swim? With a telephone?
Do swallows swim? Maybe with a megaphone
Do you swim?Perhaps they've got loud voices
Do I swim? No, they're really blackbirds
Does Noel swim? Not swimming, calling.

A? It looks like a pheasant.
B? It's actually related to them
C? To pheasants, I mean.
D? It looks like a ground bird.
E? What's it doing in a tree?
F? Does it eat the pears?
G? There are so many different species!
H? Some have beautiful feathers.
I? Is this one colorful?
J? It belongs in the Old World.
K? I've never heard of one in the US/
M? Is it a large tree?
N? Some are brown.
O? A brown one would be better camouflaged.
P? But a colorful one would make a better gift.
Q? Can it fly, I wonder?
R? It would have been hard to get into the tree without flying.
S? "The Pheasant Family" wouldn't have been as catchy.
T? Can I eat it?
U? Maybe it's tasty when cooked in fruit.
V? I hope it doesn't ruin the fruit.
W? Birds are dirty, you know.
X? But such beautiful feathers!
Y? I've never heard one sing.
Z? Does it make beautiful music?
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Did you notice there was "no L" in that? So just in case...
L?
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Did you notice there was "no L" in that? So just in case...I did not notice, although I should have, since that's not the first time you've done that!
L? I wonder if it stays up there, or is free to move about.
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*giggles* It most definitely isn't the first time...your name only lends itself to that bit of friendly teasing, not like our dear Mr. Coke of Gregory Coke Land :-D I bet he loves the attention lol :-) I dare someone to make something up about me if they can...

Twelve drummers drumming?
Eleven pipers piping?
Ten lords a-leaping?
Nine ladies dancing?
Eight maids a-milking?
Seven swans a-swimming?
Six geese a-laying?
Five golden rings?
Four calling birds?
Three French hens?
Two turtledoves?
And a partridge in a pear tree?
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Twelve drummers drumming? Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping? Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping? Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing? Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking? Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming? Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying? Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings? Five golden rings
Four calling birds? Four calling birds
Three French hens? Three French hens.
Two turtledoves? Two turtledoves.
And a partridge in a pear tree? And a partridge in a pear tree.
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Is there an echo in the room? Those are the lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"...well, the things in them anyway...so is that the rule? What is there to figure out now?
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BLOOPER! the last line should have read:
And a partridge in a pear tree? Not a partridge. Blackbirds.
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Blackbirds in a pear tree? Is this related to the four calling birds particularly?
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Is there an echo in the room? Those are the lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"...well, the things in them anyway...so is that the rule? What is there to figure out now? Not an echo, actually. Just answering the questions according to the rule.
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Blackbirds in a pear tree? I'm not sure where they are. They're just calling
Is this related to the four calling birds particularly? Ah! Loud! Did it have to be so many of them?

And I'm guessing that you actually meant for those to be answered for real, not according to the rule.
Blackbirds in a pear tree? No.
Is this related to the four calling birds particularly? Yes. And since you wouldn't have any way of knowing this, I'll tell you that according to wikipedia, "calling" is an American twisting of the original lyric, "colly," which refers to blackbirds.
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Americans have just as much access to Wikipedia as the rest of the world, which is a good thing, isn't it? Actually, I did know that "calling" was a twist of something else which referred to blackbirds, which is why I asked that...and I didn't even get it from Wikipedia. My father told me. But I couldn't remember how to spell "colly", I kept thinking "collie" like the dog.
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Ah, well I had never heard it before, anyway.
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Four colly birds?
Five calling birds?
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Four colly birds? Four calling birds.
Five calling birds? Five golden rings.
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Will quoting other Christmas songs get us anywhere?
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We three kings of Orient are?
Joy to the world, the Lord has come?
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Will quoting other Christmas songs get us anywhere? there are no other Christmas songs directly relevant to the rule, but they will probably help you as much as any other phrase, I suppose

We three kings of Orient are? Three French hens
Joy to the world, the Lord has come? Again with the calling birds! What else could you possibly want to know about them?
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One calling bird?
Two calling birds?
Three calling birds?
Calling one bird?
Calling two birds?
Calling three birds?
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One calling bird? And a partridge in a pear tree
Two calling birds? Two turtle doves
Three calling birds? Three French hens
Calling one bird? And a partridge in a pear tree
Calling two birds? Two turtle doves
Calling three birds? Three French hens

small hint out of fairness, since it's atypical...this is a two part rule. The first part is, if X is true, do Y. The second part is how to answer the rule if X is not true.
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One?
Two?
Three?
Twelve?

If the rule has a number from 1-12, answer it with the appropriate Twelve Days of Christmas gift?
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And if there's no number mentioned, add up the number of letters in each word, divide by the number of words, and round up, if needed, to the next whole number?
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One?
Two?
Three?
Twelve?
To the above four lines:
And a partridge in a pear tree.
Two turtle doves.
Three French hens.
Twelve drummers drumming.


If the rule has a number from 1-12, answer it with the appropriate Twelve Days of Christmas gift? Yes. The first part of the rule is
"If the question/statement includes a number 1-12 or _____, Answer with the appropriate line from the Twelve Days of Christmas."
(You don't need to figure out the blank, but just be aware that there is another condition that could result in a line from the song, and you might stumble upon it.)


And if there's no number mentioned, add up the number of letters in each word, divide by the number of words, and round up, if needed, to the next whole number?no
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O! say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, what is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, as it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Ok, that last one wasn't a question technically

And just for the heck of it, let's do the first part of the third verse

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
that the havoc of war and the battle's confusion. a home and a country should leave us no more?


<i> Ooh, Christmas is relevant. Did you intentionally put the [Noel] at the end for that reason, thus creating "First Noel" which is some Christmas French thing. Relevant? <i>

Noel?
How much would your true love pay if he were to buy you all the days worth of gifts? Notice I intentionally didn't say 12


How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that fits Maria?
I'll let you answer that

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a moonbeam in your hand?

What is the meaning of life?
Is Christmas a hoax invented by the American government to boost the economy?
Wouldn't a stimulus package work better?
Or perhaps they could just tax us?
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oops, that thing with the two start-italic tag things was supposed to be in italics. Sorry.
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O! say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? Are they ballerinas?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Why gold but not silver?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, what is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, as it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Or maybe they're Irish step dancers.

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? And a partridge in a pear tree

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
that the havoc of war and the battle's confusion. a home and a country should leave us no more? I've told you already, it's blackbirds, not calling.


Ooh, Christmas is relevant. Did you intentionally put the [Noel] at the end for that reason, thus creating "First Noel" which is some Christmas French thing. Relevant? /b{Yes, I intentionally put Noel at the end of "The First Noel" to give a hint that Christmas was relevant. But French isn't relevant (except that I learned after starting the puzzle that scholars think the 12 days of Christmas song was originally French, not English, and that the "partridge in a pear tree" might be a result of a bad translation. But I didn't know that when I started.

Noel? They call?
How much would your true love pay if he were to buy you all the days worth of gifts? Well, how much would he spend on the golden rings alone?


How do you solve a problem like Maria? Buy her rings?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?Maybe the calling birds can help.
How do you find a word that fits Maria?They shimmer in the light.


How do you solve a problem like Maria? They might actually be stripes on a bird's neck!
How do you catch a moonbeam in your hand?About as easily as you can catch a blackbird, I'd guess.

What is the meaning of life? Blackbirds
Is Christmas a hoax invented by the American government to boost the economy? Graceful swimmers.
Wouldn't a stimulus package work better? Only if these ones lay golden eggs, like the ones in the fairytale!
Or perhaps they could just tax us? Oui, but of course
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Raindrops on roses?
Whiskers on kittens?
Bright copper kettles?
Warm woolen mittens?
Brown paper packages tied up with string?
Are these a few of your favorite things?
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Hmmm. Why would it be "a partridge in a pear tree"? I didn't say "one".

Now?
It?
Catches?
The?
Gleam?
Of?
The?
Morning's?
First?
Beam?
In?
Full?
Glory?
Reflected?
Now?
Shines?
In?
The?
Stream?
'Tis?
The?
Star-spangled?
Banner?
O!?
Long?
May?
It?
Wave?
O'er?
The?
Land?
Of?
The?
Free?
And?
The?
Home?
Of?
The?
brave?

Oh wait, I just had a thought...

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's second beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's third beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's fourth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's sixth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's fifth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's seventh beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's eight beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's ninth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's tenth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's eleventh beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's twelfth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's thirteenth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

What if there were a thirteenth day of Christmas?

A fourteenth?

A fifteenth?

A 666th?

Come Sunday, you'll only have 365 more shopping days until Christmas, so shouldn't you start buying?
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For the record, if you were to buy your true love all the gifts (ie 12 drummers drumming, 11 lords a leaping, etc.) it would cost $23,439.38, which is 9.2% more than last year. http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/CPI/2010/prices.html
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Raindrops on roses? It's like that old Brownie song...Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, and the other five are gold. Er, um, close enough.
Whiskers on kittens?These birds have such long necks.
Bright copper kettles? Graceful swimmers
Warm woolen mittens? And graceful divers
Brown paper packages tied up with string? I presume they're laying eggs
Are these a few of your favorite things? They're probably white farm geese

Now? Do they lay eggs, or oefs?
It? Are they reptiles, or birds?
Catches? Swan dives are beautiful.
The? you mean "les" of course.
Gleam?Yes, gold gleams
Of?Pigeons are doves too, you know.
The?Or maybe you mean "le" or "la"
Morning's? They must have had a lot of cows to need that many.
First? And a partridge in a pear tree.
Beam? Calling, colly. No wonder we screwed it up.
In? Hmm, hens but not roosters.
Full? I wonder if blackbirds have a pleasant song?
Glory? Rings can be the reward for glory. Like Superbowl rings, maybe
Reflected? Are they dancing with men? Or by themselves?
Now? They would say "maintenent"
Shines? Probably not Canada geese.
In? Personally I like mourning doves.
The? Do they eat French fries, I wonder?
Stream? Duck, duck, geese.
'Tis? They taste like chicken.
The? I guess that's because they really are chicken.
Star-spangled? Are they playing a cadence?
Banner? Perhaps they're just laying down.
O!? It's native to Europe, but I just learned there are some in the US that were introduced to the midwest.
Long? "Calling" is kind of long, I guess.
May? If they could talk, they would say "mai."
It? The turtle? Or the dove? I'm so confused.
Wave? Sometimes after people call, they wave. Do birds do the same?
O'er? Cluck cluck cluck.
The? Cluck cluck cluck cluck.
Land? "Blackbird singing in the dead of night..." wait wrong song.
Of? Maybe they're called that because they're slow?
The? Trois poules francais
Free? Free to call, I suppose
And? et?
The? cluck.
Home? \b {E.T. phone home. Like the calling birds.}
Of? de
The? les, la, le
brave? golden and shiny


Now it catches the gleam of the morning's second beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Two Turtle Doves

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's third beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Three French Hens

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's fourth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Four Calling Birds

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's sixth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Six Geese a-laying

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's fifth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Five golden rings

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's seventh beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Seven Swans a Swimming

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's eight beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Eight maids a milking

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's ninth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Nine ladies dancing

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's tenth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Ten lords a leaping

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's eleventh beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Eleven pipers piping

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's twelfth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Twelve drummers drumming

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's thirteenth beam, in full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 24 karat?

What if there were a thirteenth day of Christmas? In the Nutcracker? Or Swan Lake perhaps?

A fourteenth? As a child, these guys always made me think of Jack Be Nimble

A fifteenth? Hula dancing, maybe?

A 666th? That would be a lot of gold. But this is only 5.

Come Sunday, you'll only have 365 more shopping days until Christmas, so shouldn't you start buying? Geese, geese, duck. Wait, that's wrong.
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So cardinal numbers 1-12 and ordinal numbers 1-12 both trigger Twelve Days action, eh?

Fourteen?
Fourteenth?
Twenty-one?
Twenty-first?
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So cardinal numbers 1-12 and ordinal numbers 1-12 both trigger Twelve Days action, eh? Yes. That's part one of the rule in its entirety. On to part two.

Fourteen? Is maids short for maidens?
Fourteenth? Are they leaping over something?
Twenty-one? Dancin' the night away...
Twenty-first? Are they using bagpipes?
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There's still dancing, and piping, and maids, and other 12 Days stuff in there...hmmm.

Zero?
Alphabet?
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Zero? They can call you "Balin"
Alphabet? they're sitting on eight little milking stools, I imagine.
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Number of letters in the question -> "12 Days" reference from that day?

Now, are we human?
Or are we dancing?
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Number of letters in the question -> "12 Days" reference from that day? OTRT. This certainly works for the short questions you have had recently...

Now, are we human? humans like gold.
Or are we dancing? swimming is more like it.
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I see it...I think...

Please tell me about turtledoves, eh?
Swans would be nice perhaps?
How about drummers by pure happenstance?
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I think I see it too...

I see a little bird, said I?
I see a little bird, said he?
I see a little bird, said Eli?
I see a little bird, said Noel?
I see a little bird, said Balin?
I see a little bird, said Kaygee?
I see a little bird, said Doriana?
I see a little bird, said Visconti?
I see a little bird, said Whirligig?
I see a little bird, said GeorgeBush?
I see a little bird, said BarackObama?
I see a little bird, said Gregoryuconn?
I see a little bird, said AllOfHumanity?
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I see it...I think...

Please tell me about turtledoves, eh? yes, turtledoves
Swans would be nice perhaps? yes, swans are nice, especially when they're swimming.
How about drummers by pure happenstance? bang, bang, bang on the drums.

I think I see it too...

I see a little bird, said I?
I see a little bird, said he?
I see a little bird, said Eli?
I see a little bird, said Noel?
I see a little bird, said Balin?
I see a little bird, said Kaygee?
I see a little bird, said Doriana?
I see a little bird, said Visconti?
I see a little bird, said Whirligig?
I see a little bird, said GeorgeBush?
I see a little bird, said BarackObama?
I see a little bird, said Gregoryuconn?
I see a little bird, said AllOfHumanity?
Can I just say that I think you're both right...I'll answer these if you think I need to, though.
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Number of letters in last word = number of the day referenced in the answer?

Not sure what happens if the word is 13 or more though - does it loop back around to 1?
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Number of letters in last word = number of the day referenced in the answer? yes

Not sure what happens if the word is 13 or more though - does it loop back around to 1? well, you could have asked a question to find out...
but it's Christmas, after all.

*SPOILER*
If there is a number (1-12 or First-Twelfth) in the question, quote the appropriate line from the 12 Days of Christmas.

If not, count the number of letters in the last word in the question, and answer with something that references the corresponding line from the 12 Days of Christmas in some way. If the last word had had more than 12 letters, it would have been a CA.

Merry Christmas to all. How appropriate that it finished today!
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Posted on Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Joyeux {Noel} Did Pere (Noel) bring you anything Noel? *grin*
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Merry Christmas Noel!

And yes, it is quite appropriate that this Christmas puzzle actually finished on Christmas!
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Posted on Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 3:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*grin*

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