Sunday, 6 April 2014

Answers to the Riddles

In my most recent post, Requested Riddles, I posted 6 riddles for you to work out. Here they are again, with the answers.

1.) Has a blade of jagged cut.
Keeps the quickest hand out shut.
Goes in darkness. Wears a ring.
One is quiet. Many sing.
Answer: Key

2.) What is the unique characteristic of the following 3 words:coughing, thirsty and defiant? Answer: They all have three consecutive letters. couGHIng, thiRSTy, DEFiant

3.)One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it.
Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around a corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson.
The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read '? Crimson. He broke your window.'
Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?
Answer: The note reads "? (Question MARK) Crimson. He broke your window." Pretty obvious, huh?

4.) Alexander is stranded on an island covered in forest.
One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process.
There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off.
How can Alexander survive the fire? (There are no buckets or any other means to put out the fire)
Answer: Alexander picks up a piece of wood and lights it from the fire on the west end of the island.
He then quickly carries it near the east end of he island and starts a new fire. The wind will cause that fire to burn out the eastern end and he can then shelter in the burnt area. Alexander survives the fire, but unfortunately dies of starvation from lack of food.

5.) How do you make seven even?
Answer: Remove the S

6.) You have to put a letter on the following word to make it a meaningful word. The only challenge is that you can't use 'E'.
S E Q U E N C _
Answer: You use the letter F. Because there is a dash _ underneath the letter place already, that conveniently serves as the base line of the E to make a meaningful word, SEQUENCE. (F + _ = E!)

How many did you get right?


  1. Thank you! Now I can torment my brothers.... ;)


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