A Year of Riddles Answer Database

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DateA Year of Riddles
January 1With thieves I consort, With the Vilest, in short, I'm quite at ease in depravity, Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the century of gravity.V
January 2I move without wings, Between silken string, I leave as you find, My substance behind.Spider
January 3What flies forever, Rests never?Wind
January 4I appear in the morning. But am always there. You can never see me. Though I am everywhere. By night I am gone, though I sometimes never was. Nothing can defeat me. But I am easily gone.Sunlight
January 5I crawl on the earth. And rise on a pillar.Shadow
January 6They are many and one, they wave and they drum, Used to cover a state, they go with you everywhere.Hands
January 7What must be in the oven yet can not be baked? Grows in the heat yet shuns the light of day? What sinks in water but rises with air? Looks like skin but is fine as hair?Yeast
January 8I have holes on the top and bottom. I have holes on my left and on my right. And I have holes in the middle, Yet I still hold water.Sponge
January 9What can be swallowed, But can also swallow you?Pride
January 10You get many of me, but never enough. After the last one, your life soon will snuff. You may have one of me but one day a year, When the last one is gone, your life disappears.Birthday
January 11I run around the city, but I never move.Wall
January 12As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, I am the partner of ready. Restore me, I become the domain of beasts.Stable
January 13Two horses, swiftest traveling, harnessed in a pair, and grazing ever in places. Distant from them.Eyes
January 14At the sound of me, men may dream. Or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh. Or sometimes weep.Music
January 15To unravel me you need a simple key, no key that was made by locksmith's hand. But a key that only I will understand.Riddle
January 16Long and think, red within, with a nail at the end.Finger
January 17I'm sometimes white and always wrong. I can break a heart and hurt the strong. I can build love or tear it down. I can make a smile or bring a frown.Lie
January 18You can tumble in it, roll in it, burn it, animal eat it. Used to cover floors, still used beyond stall doors. Freshens whatever it is placed on. Absorbs whatever is poured into it.Hay
January 19I come in winter. I cannot see, hear, or feel. I can't eat, But you can eat parts of me.Snowman
January 20Sometimes I am loud. And viewed with distaste. Poke out my "eye", then I'm on the front of your face.Noise
January 21What is it that has four legs, one head, and a foot?Bed
January 22What makes a loud noise when changing its jacket. Becomes larger but weighs less?Popcorn
January 23I am always hungry, I must always be fed. The finger I lick will soon turn red.Fire
January 24Something wholly unreal, yet seems real to I. Think my friend, tell me where does it lie?Mind
January 25No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month.Calendar
January 26What can burn the eyes, sting the mouth, yet be consumed?Salt
January 27What an fill a room but takes up no space?Light
January 28It occurs once in every minute. Twice in every moment and yet never in one hundred thousand years.M
January 29With pointed fangs it sits in wait. With piercing force it doles out fate, over bloodless victims proclaiming its might. Eternally joining in a single bite.Stapler
January 30It holds most knowledge that has ever been said. But is not the brain, is not the head. To feathers and their masters, it's both bane and boon…One empty, and one full.Paper
January 31Upon me you can tread, though softly under cover. And I will take you places, that you have yet to discover. I'm high, and I'm low, though flat in the middle. And though a joy to the children, adults think of me little.Stairs
1-FebA mile from end to end, yet as close to as a friend. A precious commodity, freely given. Seen on the dead and on the living. Found on the rich, poor, short and tall. But shared among children most of all.Smile
2-FebI have a hundred legs, but cannot stand. I have a long neck, but no head. I cannot see. I'm neat and tidy as can be.Broom
3-FebFlat as a leaf, round as a ring. Has two eyes, can't see a thing.Button
4-FebI don't think or eat or slumber. Or move around or fear thunder. Just like you I look the same but I can't harm you or be your bane.Doll
5-FebIn marble halls as white as milk, lined with a skin as soft as silk. Within a fountain crystal-clear. A golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold, yet thieves break in and steal the gold.Egg
6-FebWhat is it that you must give before you can keep it.Word
7-FebI dig out tiny caves and store gold and silver in them. I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner or later everybody needs my help. Yet many people are afraid to let me help them.Dentist
8-FebWhat is long and slim, works in light. Has but one eye, and an awful bite?Needle
9-FebWhat lies in a tunnel of darkness. That can only attack when pulled back?Bullet
10-FebWhat has six faces and twenty-one eyes?Die
11-FebUntil I am measured. I am not known, yet how you miss me when I have flown.Time
12-FebThree lives have I. Gentle enough to soothe the skin. Light enough to caress the sky. Hard enough to crack rocks.Water
13-FebI wear a red robe, with staff in hand, and a stone in my throat.Cherry
14-FebA warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword. He uses it whenever he must, to defend his golden hoard.Bee
15-FebI hide but my head is outside.Nail
16-FebA house full, a yard full, a chimney full, no one can get a spoonful.Smoke
17-FebYou can spin, wheel and twist. But this thing can turn without moving.Milk
18-FebHalo of water, tongue of wood. Skin of stone, long I've stood. My fingers short reach to the sky. Inside my heart men live and die.Castle
19-FebWhen they are caught, they are thrown away. When they escape, you itch all day.Fleas
20-FebWhat does man love more than life, fear more than death or mortal strife. What the poor have, the rich require, and what contented men desire. What the miser spends, and the spendthrift saves. And all men carry to their graves.Nothing
21-FebIn we go, out we go. All around and in a row. Always, always steady flow. When we'll stop, you'll never known. In we go, out we go.Tides
22-FebA cloud was my mother, the wind is my father. My son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place. And I'm the torment of man.Rain
23-FebBorn of earth, but with none of its strength. Molded by flame, but with none of its power. ShapedGlass
24-FebRemove the outside. Cook the inside. Eat the outside. Throw away the inside.Corn
25-FebThis is in a realm of true and in a realm false, but you experience me as you turn and toss.Dream
26-FebThere is an ancient invention. Still used in some parts of the world today. That allows people to see through walls.Window
27-FebSome live in me, some live on. And some shave me to stride upon. I rarely leave my native land. Until my death I always stand. High and low I may be found. Both above and below ground.Tree
28-FebMetal or bone I may be, many teeth I have and always bared. Yet my bite harms no one. And ladies delight in my touch.Comb
March 1I am a fire's best friend. When fat, my body fills with wind. When pushed to thin, through my nose I blow. Then you can watch the embers glow.Bellows
March 2Every dawn begins with me. At dusk I'll be the first you see, and daybreak couldn't come without. What midday centers all about. Daises grow from me, I'm told. And when I come, I end all code, but in the sun I won't be found. Yet still, each day I'll be around.D
March 3You heart it speak, for it has a hard tongue. But it cannot breathe, for it has not a lung.Bell
March 4I cut through evil like a double edged sword, and chaos flees at my approach. Balance I single-handedly upraise, through battles fought with heart and mind, instead of with my gaze.Justice
March 5The eight of us move forth and back. To protect our king from the foes attack.Pawns
March 6He has one and a person has two. A citizen has three. And a human being has four. A personality has five. And an inhabitant of earth has six.Syllable
March 7If you break me, I do not stop working. If you touch me, I may be snared. If you lose me, nothing will matter.Heart
March 8What's in the middle of nowhere?H
March 9What force and strength cannot get through. I, with a gentle touch, can do. Many in the street would stand. Were I not a friend at hand.Key
March 10Often held but never touched. Always wet but never rusts. Often bits but seldom bit. To use it well you must have wit.Tongue
March 11As round as an apple. As deep as a cup. All the king's horses can't pull it up.Well
March 12He stands beside the road. In a purple cap at tattered green cloak. Those who touch him, curse him.Thistle
March 13Power enough to smash ships and crush roofs. Yet it still must fear the sun.Ice
March 14What surrounds the world, yet dwells within a thimble?Space
March 15I cannot be other than what I am, until the man who made me dies. Power and glory will fall to me finally. Only when he last closes his eyes.Prince
March 16What is it that makes tears without sorrow. And takes its journey to heaven?Smoke
March 17Inside a great blue castle lives a shy young maid. She blushes in the morning and comes not out at night.Sun
March 18This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face.Clock
March 19A word I know, six letters it contains. Subtract just one and twelve remains.Dozens
March 20I go in hard and dry. I come out soft and sticky. You can blow me.Gum
March 21I am the yellow hem of the sea's blue skirt.Beach
March 22A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done.Potato
March 23I have four legs but no tail. Usually I am heard only at night.Frog
March 24A tiny bead, like fragile glass, strung along a cord of grass.Dew
March 25Break it and it is better, immediately set and harder to break again.Record
March 26Each morning I appear to lie at your feet, all day I follow no matter how fast you run. Yet I nearly perish in the midday sun.Shadow
March 27What do you throw out to use and take in when you're done?Anchor
March 28What is it which builds things up? Lays mountains low? Dries up lakes, and makes things grow? Cares not a whim about your passing? And is like few other things, because it is everlasting?Time
March 29I am the fountain from which no one can drink. For many I am considered a necessary link. Like gold to all I am sought for, but my continued death brings wealth for all to want more.Oil
March 30Sleeping during the day, I hide away. Watchful through the night, I open at dawn's light. But only for the briefest time, do I shine. And then I hide away. And sleep through the day.Sunrise
March 31A seed am I, three letters make my name. Take away two and I still sound the same.Pea
April 1In the middle of night, I surround the gong. In the middle of sight, I end the song.G
April 2Look into my face and I'm everybody. Scratch my back and I'm nobody.Mirror
April 3Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear. All day we are bitterly pressed. Yet this I will say, we are full all the day, and empty when go to rest.Boots
April 4They can be harbored, but few hold water. You can nurse them, but only by holding them against someone else. You can carry them, but not with your arms. You can bury them, but not in the earth.Grudge
April 5What is it that was given to you, belongs only to you. And yet your friends use it more than you do?Name
April 6By Moon or by Sun, I shall be found. Yet I am undone, if there's no light around.Shadow
April 7What do you use to hoe a row, slay a foe, and wring with woe?Hands
April 8We travel much, yet prisoners are, and close confined to boot. Yet with any horse, we will keep the pace, and will always go on foot.Spurs
April 9Without a bridle, or a saddle, across a thing I ride a-straddle. And those I ride, by help of me, though almost blind, are made to see.Glasses
April 10I fly through the air on small feathered wings, seeking out life and destroying all things.Arrow
April 11I am the red tongue of the earth, that buries cities.Lava
April 12I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left.Mirror
April 13What is the thing which, once poured out, cannot be gathered again?Rain
April 14It is a part of us, and then replaced. It escapes out bodies, to a better place. The world becomes its sizeable home. Its passions unrestraint, the planet it roams.Water
April 15What word starts with "E", ends with "E", but only has one letter? It is not the letter "E".Envelope
April 16A hole in a pole, though I fill a hole in white. I'm used more by the day, and less by the night.Eye
April 17I fly, yet I have no wings. I cry, yet I have no eyes. Darkness follows me. Lower light I never see.Cloud
April 18I'm full of holes, yet I'm full of water.Sponge
April 19Long and slinky like a trout, never sings till it's guts come out.Gun
April 20What animal keeps the best time?Watchdog
April 21What kind of room has no windows or doors?Mushroom
April 22I have legs but walk not, a strong back but work not. Two good arms but reach not. A seat but sit and tarry not.Chair
April 23It's in your hand though you can not feel it. Only you and time can reveal it.Fate
April 24Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn. I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old. Then valued for my hardened gold.Cheese
April 25I am the outstretched fingers that seize and hold the wind. Wisdom flows from me in other hands. Upon me are sweet dreams dreamt, my merest touch brings laughter.Feather
April 26Hands she has but does not hold. Teeth she has but does not bite. Feet she has but they are cold. Eyes she has but without sight.Doll
April 27Only two backbones and thousands of ribs.Railroad
April 28Hard iron on horse. Cow's hide on man.Shoe
April 29What word is the same written forward, backward and upside down?Noon
April 30I cannot be felt, seen or touched. Yet I can be found in everybody. My existence is always in debate. Yet I have my own style of music.Soul
May 1I am seen in the water. If seen in the sky, I am in the rainbow, a jay's feather, and lapis lazuli.Blue
May 2You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows.Soap
May 3Fatherless and motherless. Born without sin, roared when it came into the world. And never spoke again.Thunder
May 4Where can you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?Map
May 5A leathery snake, with a stinging bite. I'll stay coiled up, unless I must fight.Whip
May 6Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.Match
May 7Mountains will crumble and temples will fall. And no man can survive its endless call.Time
May 8What has wings, but can not fly. Is enclosed, but can outside also lie. Can open itself up, or close itself away. Is the place of kings and queens and doggerel of every means. What is it upon which I stand? Which can lead us to different lands.Stage
May 9I'm the source of all emotion, but I'm caged in a white prison.Heart
May 10I am the tool, for inspiring many. Buy me in the store, for not much more than a penny. Don't overuse me, or my usefulness will go.Pen
May 11What goes through a door but never goes in. And never comes out?Keyhole
May 12What goes up when the rain comes down?Umbrella
May 13I occur twice in eternity. And I'm always within sight.T
May 14Twigs and spheres and poles and plates. Join and bind to reason make.Skeleton
May 15The sun bakes them, the hand breaks them, the foot treads on them, and the mouth tastes them.Grapes
May 16I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown.Arrow
May 17What's black when you get it, red when you use it, and white when you're all through with it?Charcoal
May 18What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?Man
May 19Take off my skin, I won't cry, but you will.Onion
May 20Hold the tail, while I fish for you.Net
May 21I am so simple that I can only point. Yet I guide men all over the world.Compass
May 22Iron roof, glass walls, burns and burns and never falls.Lantern
May 23Late afternoons I often bathe. I'll soak in water piping hot. My essence goes through. My see through clothes. Used up am I - I've gone to pot.Teabag
May 24What can't you see, hear or feel, until its too late. What shadows love, and shopkeepers hate?Thief
May 25What can bring back the dead. Make us cry, make us laugh, make us young. Born in an instant yet lasts a life time?Memory
May 26I have a neck but no head. I have a body but no arm. I have a bottom but no leg.Bottle
May 27A thousand colored folds stretch toward the sky. Atop a tender strand, rising from the land, until killed by maiden's hand. Perhaps a token of love, perhaps to say goodbye.Flower
May 28Gold in a leather bag, swinging on a tree, money after honey in its time. Ills of a scurvy crew cured by the sea, reason in its season but no rhyme.Orange
May 29A slow, solemn square-dance of warriors feinting. One by one they fall, warriors fainting, thirty-two on sixty-four.Chess
May 30He has married many women but has never married.Priest
May 31In your fire you hear me scream, creaking and whining, yet I am dead before you lay me in your hearth.Log
June 1I weaken all men for hours each day. I show you strange visions while you are away. I take you by night, by day take you back. None suffer to have me, but do from my lack.Sleep
June 2I saw a strange creature. Long, hard, and straight, thrusting into a round, dark opening. Preparing to discharge its load of lives. Puffing and squealing noises accompanied it, then a final screech as it slowed and stopped.Train
June 3Large as a mountain, small as a pea, endlessly swimming in a waterless sea.Asteroid
June 4I do not breathe, but I run and jump. I do not eat, but I swim and stretch. I do not drink, but I sleep and stand. I do not think, but I grow and play. I do not see, but you see me everyday.Leg
June 5When liquid splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved a lot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, color I change. And color, I come in quite a range. What I cover is very complex, and I am very easy to flex.Skin
June 6Give it food and it will live, give it water and it will die.Fire
June 7A nut cracker up in a tree.Squirrel
June 8What happens every second, minute, month, and century. But not every hour, week, year, or decade?N
June 9It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time.Ring
June 10I am free for the taking. Through all of your life, though given but once at birth. I am less than nothing in weight, but will fell the strongest of you if held.Breath
June 11My first is in blood and also in battle. My second is in acorn, oak, and apple. My third and fourth are both the same. In the center of sorrow and twice in refrain. My fifth starts eternity ending here. My last is the first of last, Oh Dear!Barrel
June 12When I'm metal or wood, I help you get home. When I'm flesh and I'm blood. In the darkness I roam.Bat
June 13I march before armies, a thousand salute me. My fall can bring victory, but no one would shoot me. The wind is my lover, one-legged am I. Name me and see me at home in the sky.Flag
June 14Tool of thief, toy of queen. Always used to be unseen. Sign of joy, sign of sorrow. Giving all likeness borrowed.Mask
June 15What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two more letters?Short
June 16What is pronounced like one letter, written with three letters. And belongs to all animals?Eye
June 17What is it that given one, you'll have either two or none?Choice
June 18It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you'll die.Nothing
June 19What gets bigger the more you take away from it?Hole
June 20The more of it there is, the less you see.Darkness
June 21To cross the water I'm the way, for water I'm above. I touch it not and, truth to say, I neither swim nor move.Bridge
June 22As beautiful as the setting sun, as delicate as the morning dew. An angel's dusting from the stars. That can turn the Earth into a frosted moon.Snow
June 23When set loose I fly away. Never so cursed as when I go astray.Fart
June 24How far will a blind dog walk into a forest?Halfway
June 25My first is in wield, sever bones and marrow. My second is in blade, forged in cold steel. My third is an arbalest, and also in arrows. My fourth is in power, plunged through a shield. My fifth is in honor, and also in vows. My last will put an end to it all.Weapon
June 26Face with a tree, skin like the sea. A great beast I am. Yet vermin frightens me.Elephant
June 27I sleep by day, I fly by night. I have no feathers to aid my flight.Bat
June 28I am mother and father, but never birth or nurse. I'm rarely still, but I never wander.Tree
June 29What goes in the water red, and comes out black?Iron
June 30Grows from the ground, bushes and grass, leaves of yellow, red and brow, unruly plants, get the axe, trim the hedge back down.Hair
July 1What can touch someone once and last them a life time?Love
July 2A dragons tooth in a mortals hand, I kill, I maim, I divide the land.Sword
July 3You will find me with four legs, but no hair. People ride me for hours, but I don't go anywhere without needing to be tugged. Jerked or turned on, I always manage to be ready for work.Desk
July 4No sooner spoken than broken.Silence
July 5Though desert men once called me God, today men call me mad. For I wag my tail when I am angry. And growl when I am glad.Cat
July 6An open ended barrel, it is shaped like a hive. It is filled with the flesh, and the flesh is alive.Thimble
July 7What kind of pet always stays on the floor?Carpet
July 8What flies without wings? What passes all things? What mends all sorrow? What brings the morrow?Time
July 9What has a neck and no head, two arms but no hands?Shirt
July 10Two in a corner, one in a room, none in a house, but one in a shelter.R
July 11What does no man want, yet no man want to lose?Work
July 12I am the heart that does not beat. If cut, I bleed without blood. I can fly, but have no wings. I can float, but have no fins. I can sing, but have no mouth.Wood
July 13Weight in my belly, trees on my back, nails in my ribs, feet I do lack.Boat
July 14What is that over the head and under the hat?Hair
July 15I bind it and it walks. I loose it and it stops.Sandal
July 16My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play. Yet wherever I go, I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say.Violin
July 17Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, a lady's delight.Pearl
July 18The strangest creature you'll ever find has two eyes in front and a hundred behind.Peacock
July 19A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard. Amidst a light brown grassy lawn with an outline of a green grass.Coconut
July 20I open wide and tight I shut, Sharp am I and paper-cut fingers too, so do take care, I'm good and bad, so best beware.Scissors
July 21Only one color, but not one size. Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies. Present in sun, but not in rain. Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.Shadow
July 22A house of wood in a hidden place. Built without nails or glue. High above the earthen ground. It holds pale gems of blue.Nest
July 23Who spends the day at the window, goes to the table for meals. And hides at night?Fly
July 24The beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, the end of every place.E
July 25Always old, sometimes new. Never sad, sometimes blue. Never empty, sometimes full. Never pushes, always pulls.Moon
July 26I bubble and laugh and spit water in your face. I am no lady, and I don't wear lace.Fountain
July 27My teeth are sharp, my back is straight, to cut things up it is my fate.Saw
July 28I love to dance and twist and prance. I shake my tail, as away I sail. Wingless I fly into the sky.Kite
July 29I usually wear a yellow coat. I usually have a dark head. I make marks wherever I go.Pencil
July 30My life is often a volume of grief, your help is needed to turn a new leaf. Stiff is my spine and my body is pale. But I'm always ready to tell a tale.Book
July 31I cost no money to use, or conscious effort to take part of. And as far as you can see, there is nothing to me. But without me, you are dead.Air
August 1Soldiers line up spaced with pride. Two long rows lined side by side. One sole unit can decide, if the rows will unit or divide.Zipper
August 2What measures out time. Until in time all is smashed to it?Sand
August 3I turn around once. What is out will not get in. I turn around again. What is in will not get out.Key
August 4Who is he that runs without a leg. And his house on his back?Snail
August 5When the day after tomorrow is yesterday. Today will be as far from Wednesday. As today was from Wednesday. When the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day?Thursday
August 6What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees. Up, up it goes, and yet never grows?Mountain
August 7Come up and let us go. Go down and here we stay.Anchor
August 8They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own.Gloves
August 9Long slim and slender. Dark as homemade thunder. Keen eyes and peaked nose. Scares the Devil wherever it goes.Snake
August 10What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?Deck
August 11The sharp slim blade, that cuts the wind.Grass
August 12Although my cow is dead, I still beat her… What a racket she makes!Drum
August 13It sat upon a willow tree, and sang softly unto me. Easing my pain and sorrow with its song. I wished to fly, but tarried long. And in my suffering, the willow was like a cool clear spring. What was it that helped me so? To spend my time in my woe.Bird
August 14I have four wings but cannot fly. I never laugh and never cry. On the same spot always found, toiling away with little sound.Windmill
August 15I am never quite what I appear to be. Straight-forward I seem, but it's only skin deep. For mystery most often lies beneath my simple speech. Sharpen your wits, open your eyes, look beyond my exteriors, read me backwards, forwards, upside down. Think and answer the question...What am I?Riddle
August 16All about the house, with his lady he dances, yet he always works, and never romances.Broom
August 17I walked and walked and at last I got it. I didn't want it. So I stopped and looked for it. When I found it, I threw it away.Thorn
August 18Two in a whole and four in a pair. And six in a trio you see. And eight's a quartet but what you must get. Is the name that fits just one of me?Half
August 19I drive men mad for love of me. Easily beaten, never free.Gold
August 20I go around in circles, but always straight ahead. Never complain, no matter where I am led.Wheel
August 21You use a knife to slice my head. And weep beside me when I am dead.Onion
August 22Turns us on our backs, and open up our stomachs. You will be the wisest of men though at start a lummox.Books
August 23Thousands lay up gold within this house. But no man made it. Spears past counting guard this house, but no man wards it.Beehive
August 24What goes around the world and stays in a corner?Stamp
August 25What has to be broken before it can be used?Egg
August 26Creatures of power, creatures of grade, creatures of beauty, creatures of strength. As for their lives, they set everything's pace. For all things must come to live. Under their emerald embrace…Either in their life or in their death.Trees
August 27Double my number, I'm less than a score. Half of my number is less than four. Add one to my double when bakers are near. Days of the week are still greater, I fear.Six
August 28In buckles or lace, they help set the pace. The farther you go, the thinner they grow.Shoes
August 29When young, I am sweet in the sun. When middle-aged, I make you gay. When old, I am valued more than ever.Wine
August 30Forward I'm heavy, but backwards I'm not.Ton
August 31Hard to catch, easy to hold. Can't be seen, unless it's cold.Breath
September 1I am two-faced but bear only one. I have no legs but travel widely. Men spill much blood over me. Kings leave their imprint on me. I have greatest power when given away, yet lust for me keeps me locked away.Coin
September 2Two little holes in the side of a hill. Just as you come to the cherry-red mill.Nose
September 3When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch, you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you.Horizon
September 4A dagger thrust at my own heart, dictates the way I'm swayed. Left I stand, and right I yield, to the twisting of the blade.Lock
September 5What instrument can make any sound and be heart, but not touched or seen?Voice
September 6What goes further the slower it goes?Money
September 7I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind.Nose
September 8Used left or right, I get to travel over cobblestone or gravel. Used up, I vie for sweet success, used down, I cause men great duress.Thumb
September 9What goes through the door without pinching itself? What sits on the stove without burning itself? What sits on the table and is not ashamed?Sun
September 10The moon is my father. The sea is my mother. I have a million brothers. I die when I reach land.Wave
September 11What always goes to bed with his shoes on?Horse
September 12My thunder comes before the lightning. My lightning comes before the clouds. My rain dries all the land it touches.Volcano
September 13My love, when I gaze on thy beautiful face. Careering along, yet always in place, the thought has often come into my mind. If I ever shall see thy glorious behind.Moon
September 14What starts with a "T", ends with a "T", and has T in it?Teapot
September 15Today he is there to trip you up. And he will torture you tomorrow. Yet he is also there to ease the pain, when you are lost in grief and sorrow.Alcohol
September 16I can be moved. I can be rolled. But nothing will I hold. I'm red and I'm blue, and I can be other colors too. Having no head, though similar in shape. I have no eyes - yet move all over the place.Ball
September 17Inside a burning house, this thing is best to make. And best to make it quickly, before the fire's too much to take!Haste
September 18What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub, and still the oceans couldn't fill it up?Sieve
September 19My first is in some but not in all. My second is into but not in tall. My third in little but no in big. My fourth in port but not in pig. My whole is made in nature's way. For clothing, rugs used every day.Silk
September 20Gets rid of bad ones, short and tall. Tightens when used, one size fits all.Noose
September 21What gets wetter the more it dries.Towel
September 22A little house full of meat, no door to go in and eat.Nut
September 23A beggar's brother went out to sea and drowned. But the man who drowned had no brother. Who was the beggar to the man who drowned?Sister
September 24I can be written, I can be spoken, I can be exposed, I can be broken.News
September 25A horrid monster hides from the day, with many legs and many eyes. With silver chains it catches prey. And eats it all before it dies. Yet in every cottage does it stay. And every castle beneath the sky.Spider
September 26Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it. Five in the middle is seen. First of all figures, the first of all letters. Take up their stations between. Join all together, and then you will bring before you the name of an eminent king.David
September 27Tall in the morning, short at noon, gone at night. But I'll be back soon.Shadow
September 28In the night a mountain, in the morning a meadow.Bed
September 29What can be heard and caught but never seen?Remark
September 30I can sizzle like bacon, I am made with an egg. I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg. I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole. I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole.Snake
October 1If a man carried my burden, he would break his back. I am not rich, but leave silver in my track.Snail
October 2High born, my touch is gentle. Purest white is my lace. Silence is my kingdom. Green is the color of my death.Snow
October 3You heard me before, yet you hear me again, then I die. Until you call me again.Echo
October 4What wears a coat in the winter and pants in the summer?Dog
October 5I'm not really more than holes tied to more holes. I'm strong as good steel, though not as stiff as a pole.Chain
October 6I am the third from a sparkle bright, I thrive throughout the day and night. Deep in the path of a cows white drink. I've had thousands of millions of years to think. But one of my creatures is killing me. And so the question I ask to thee, is who am I?Earth
October 7Up on high I wave away but not a word can I say.Flag
October 8I am whole but incomplete. I have no eyes, yet I see. You can see, and see right through me. My largest part is one fourth of what I once was.Skeleton
October 9They're up near the sky, on something very tall. Sometimes they die, only then do they fall.Leaves
October 10Toss me out of the window. You'll find a grieving wife. Pull me back but through the door, and watch someone give life!N
October 11A time when they're green. A time when they're brown. But both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while. They're perfect and yellow. And cause me to smile.Bananas
October 12I build up castles. I tear down mountains. I make some men blind. I help others to see.Sand
October 13Round as a button, deep as a well. If you want me to talk, you must first pull my tail.Bell
October 14A house with two occupants, sometimes one, rarely three. Break the walls, eat the boarders, then throw away me.Peanut
October 15My first master has four legs, my second master has two. My first I serve in life, my second I serve in death. Tough I am, yet soft beside. Against ladies cheeks I often reside.Fur
October 16I have one eye. See near and far. I hold the moments you treasure and the things that make you weep.Camera
October 17There are two meanings to me. With one I may need to be broken, with the other I hold on. My favorite characteristic is my charming dimple.Tie
October 18With sharp edged wit and pointed poise. It can settle disputes without making a noise.Sword
October 19Lighter than what I am made of, more of me is hidden than is seen. I am the bane of the mariner. A tooth within the sea.Iceberg
October 20I have one, you have one. If you remove the first letter, a bit remains. If you remove the second, bit still remains. If you remove the third, it still remains.Habit
October 21Kings and queens may cling to power. And the jester's got his call. But, as you may all discover. The common one outranks them all.Ace
October 22Glittering points that downward thrust. Sparkling spears that never rust.Icicles
October 23My first is in fish but no in snail. My second is in rabbit but no in tail. My third is in up but not in down. My fourth is in tiara but not in crown. My fifth is in tree you plainly see. My whole a food for you and me.Fruit
October 24What I am filled, I can point the way. When I am empty. Nothing moves me. I have two skins. One without and one within.Gloves
October 25My first is in window but not in pane. My second's in road but not in lane. My third is in oval but not in round. My fourth is in hearing but not in sound. My whole is known as a sign of peace. And from noah's ark won quick release.Dove
October 26If you drop me I'm sure to crack. But give me a smile and I'll always smile back.Mirror
October 27I make you weak at the worst of all times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat. And your heart grow cold. I visit the weak, but seldom the bold.Fear
October 28I run through hills. I veer around mountains. I leap over rivers. And crawl through the forests. Step out your door to find me.Road
October 29You can see nothing else when you look in my face. I will look you in the eye and I will never lie.Mirror
October 30I have split the one into five. I am the circle that few will spy. I am the path that breaks and gives. I am the bow no man may bend.Rainbow
October 31A harvest sown and reaped on the same day in an unplowed field. Which increases without growing, remains whole though it is eaten within and without. Is useless and yet the staple of nations.War
November 1Snake coiled round and round. Snake deep below the ground. Snake that's never had a head. Snake that binds but not with dread.Rope
November 2My first is in ocean but never in sea. My second's in wasp but never in bee. My third is in glider and also in flight. My whole is a creature that comes out at night.Owl
November 3Dies half its life. Lives the rest. Dances without music. Breathes without breath.Tree
November 4What runs around all day. Then lies under the bed. With its tongue hanging out?Shoe
November 5It's true I bring serenity. And hang around the stars. But yet I live in misery, you'll find me behind bars. With thieves and villains I consort. In prison I'll be found. But I would never go to court. Unless there's more than one.S
November 6You must keep this thing. Its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others.Temper
November 7What can you catch but not throw?Cold
November 8Black we are and much admired. Men seek us if they are tired. We tire the horse, comfort man. Guess this riddle if you can.Coal
November 9I have a face, yet no senses. But I don't really care, because time is of the essence.Clock
November 10If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don't have it.Secret
November 11There is one in every corner and two in every room.O
November 12It comes only before, it comes only after. Rises only in darkness, but rises only in light. It is always the same, but is yet always different.Moon
November 13As soft as silk, as white as milk, as bitter as gall, a thick green wall, and a green coat covers me all.Walnut
November 14We are little airy creatures, all of different voice and features, one of us in glass is set. One of us you'll find in jet. Another you may see in tin. And the fourth a box within. If the fifth you should pursue, it can never fly from you.Vowels
November 15Three little letters. A paradox to some. The worse that it is, the better it becomes.Pun
November 16Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it. But almost nobody takes it.Advice
November 17Different lights do make me strange, thus into different sizes I will change.Pupil
November 18Ten men's strength, ten men's length. Ten men can't break it, yet a young boy walks off with it.Rope
November 19Some try to hide, some try to cheat. But time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might, to guess my name. I promise you'll know, when you I do claim.Death
November 20I'm a god. I'm a planet. I measure heat.Mercury
November 21I'm white, I'm round, but not always around. Sometimes you see me, sometimes you don't.Moon
November 22People are hired to get rid of me. I'm often hiding under your bed. In time I'll always return you see. Bite me and you're surely dead.Dust
November 23Die without me, never thank me. Walk right through me, never feel me. Always watching, never speaking. Always lurking, never seen.Air
November 24White bird, featherless, flying out of paradise. Flying over sea and land. Dying in my hand.Snow
November 25My life can be measured in hours. I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe.Candle
November 26What goes up but never comes down?Age
November 27We are all around, yet to us you are half blind. Sunlight makes us invisible, and difficult to find.Stars
November 28What's large on Saturday and Sunday. Small on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and disappears on Monday and Friday?S
November 29What do you fill with empty hands?Gloves
November 30Goes over all the hills and hollows. Bites hard, but never swallows.Frost
December 1Stealthy as a shadow in the dead of night, cunning but affectionate if given a bite. Never owned but often loved. At my sport considered cruel, but that's because you never know me at all.Cat
December 2A red drum which sounds without being touched, and grows silent, when it is touched.Heart
December 3My second is performed by my first, and it is thought a thief by the marks of my whole might be caught.Footstep
December 4The man who made it didn't need it. The man who bought it didn't use it. The man who used it didn't want it.Coffin
December 5A hill full, a hole full, yet you cannot catch a bowl full.Mist
December 6I am a box that holds black and white keys without locks. Yet they can unlock your soul.Piano
December 7What is often returned, but never borrowed/Thanks
December 8A muttered rumble was heard from the pen, and I, in my walking stopped to look in. What was this I saw? A massive beast, hoofed, and jawed. With spikes upon its mighty brow, I watched as he struck the turf and prowled. And yet for all of his magnificence, he couldn't get out of that wooden fence.Bull
December 9What word has kst in the middle, in the beginning, and at the end?Inkstand
December 10So cold, damp and dark this place. To stay you would refrain, yet those who occupy this place do never complain.Grave
December 11What kind of nut is empty at the center and has no shell.Doughnut
December 12I have a title and many pages. I am a genteel of genteel descent. I am a killer veteran of war. I am a slave to my lord pledged to his service.Knight
December 13Of these things - I have two. One for me - and one for you. And when you ask about the price, I simply smile and nod twice.Sharing
December 14At night I come without being fetched. By day I am lost without being stolen.Stars
December 15Ripped from my mother's womb. Beaten and burned, I become a blood thirsty killer.Iron
December 16I'm very tempting, so its said, I have a shiny coat of red, and my flesh is white beneath. I smell so sweet, taste good to eat, and help to guard your teeth.Apple
December 17They made me a mouth, but didn't give me breath. Water gives me life, but the sun brings me death.Snowman
December 18I am as simple as a circle. Worthless as a leader, but when I follow a group. Their strength increases tenfold. By myself I am practically nothing. Neither negative or positive.Zero
December 19I saw a man in white, he looked quite a sight. He was not old, but he stood in the cold. And when he felt the sun, he started to run. Who could he be? Please answer me.Snowman
December 20We are five little objects of an everyday sort. You will find us all in a tennis court.Vowels
December 21What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks. Has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?River
December 22I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played.Joke
December 23My children are near and far. No matter that I know where they are. The gift I give them make their day. But if I were gone they would wander away.Sun
December 24Screaming, soaring seeking sky. Flowers of fire flying high. Eastern art from ancient time. Name me now and solve this rhyme.Firework
December 25Who is it that rows quickly with four oars, but never comes out from under his own roof?Turtle
December 26Who works when he plays and plays when he works?Musician
December 27My first is twice in apple but not once in tart. My second is in liver but not in heart. My third is in giant and also in ghost. Whole I'm best when I am toast.Pig
December 28Reaching stiffly for the sky, I bare my fingers when its cold. In warmth I wear an emerald glove and in between I dress in gold.Tree
December 29A precious stone, as clear as diamond. Seek it out while the sun's near the horizon. Though you can walk on water with its power, try to keep it, and it'll vanish in an hour.Ice
December 30Half-way up the hill, I see you at last, lying beneath me with your sounds and sights. A city in the twilight, dim and vast, with smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights.Past
December 31I heard of a wonder, of words moth-eaten. That is a strange thing, I thought, weird. That a man's song be swallowed by a worm. His blinded sentences, his bedside stand-by rustled in the night - and the robber-guest. Not one wit the wiser. For the words he had mumbled.Bookworm


A Year of Riddles Answer Database — 19 Comments

  1. I’ve got no strings
    To hold me down
    To make me fret, or make me frown
    I had strings
    But now I’m free
    There are no strings on me!

    a ‘puppet’

  2. I don’t live within a house, nor do I live without. Most will use me when they come in, and again when they go out. What am I ?

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