Saturday, 6 February 2010

A Teaser

Here is a little something I dreamed up earlier this evening, whilst contemplating the word 'cryptic'. I know it has 55 words, but as it's not Friday, I don't feel duty bound to offer it up to anyone other than my readers. Let's see how your grey cells meet this latest challenge, shall we? I tested it out on Doctor FTSE, to make sure it is feasible. I wonder how long it will be before some clever clogs leaves the right answer...Of course, if you think you've got it, you could simply email me. That way, it'd give more people a chance to pit their wits against The Jinkster.

My first is in shower
but not in rain,
my second's in parched
and also in flame.

My third can be pointed
and pushed in the ground,
or used to slake thirst
wherever it's found.

Together, the last two
could sound a mistake,
but not if you're clever
and do an out-take.

What am I, folks?


  1. Good evening, sorry haven't been around for a while. Busy, busy, busy. We've had lots of snow between yesterday afternoon and this morning. Took my daughter and myself about two hours to clear the driveway and walk. But at least if we have to get out we can. First we've had this much snow in a long time. Your riddle, I have no idea, perhaps if it were early morning my brain would be fresher, but I truly doubt it, I'm just no good with riddles. So I will pop back by to see the answer.

  2. I can't do yours!!!!
    Can you do mine?
    I've never tried a riddle before.

    My first is a vehicle (many to choose).

    My second may come when an apple we bruise.

    My whole is enjoyed by soft creatures in cages.

    You'll get it of course. But it may take you ages!

  3. O.K. you're way too smart for me! But I'll be waiting to hear the answer.

  4. Me too! I was never good with riddles. Though, they clean the bathroom really well. NO. Those are scrubbing bubbles, not scrubbing riddles.

  5. I think I know, so I'm sending an e-mail, Jinksy.

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  8. In the interests of keeping a secret, I've delete two clever clogs who gave the game away, by not emailing me the answer! Doesn't mean I don't still love 'em! :)

  9. ~OY! And I thought my riddles were tough! I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'...and my head hurts ;) Emailin' ya but I'm prob'ly spot off!

  10. It's something to do with a seat!

  11. I'm sorry... I went straight to the puzzle without reading the directions to email you first. And me! A teacher who always tells students to "follow the directions!"

  12. Or, it could be something to do with a bed
    which people use as a sex aid.

  13. Rallentanda - I think that must be wishful thinking raising its ugly head there, Blogpal!

    And Dan - it's brave of you to own up to that!

  14. Have just jotted it down and am going to watch Lark Rise and think about it (the riddle not Lark Rise!) Pretty hard for my brain at this time of night - but needs must when Jinksy drives to misquote. See you later, if I solve it.

  15. It is a word contained in the novel 'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe

  16. RWP- you are too wittily clever by half!

  17. Sorry Jinksy my brain is not up to it, soaked as it is in the smell of kerosene from the aga (which as I write is going again, but for how long). Shall be interested in hearing the answer.

  18. Nope, I'm not clever enough. Slightly comforted by all the very intelligent other commenters who haven't a clue either ;-)

  19. I've gone over it and over it and just when I think I have it...well shucks...but I'm going to keep trying...

  20. Haven't a clue. Never was good at riddles. Only one I can always remember is: What's black and white but red all over? deliberate misspell here.

    When you give the answer to yours, of course, I'll think to myself, "Well, how stupid I am".


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