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Nine Short Riddles

There are some wordplay puzzles and other riddles here. For more short riddles, long ones, brain teasers and even jokes, see the riddles and puzzles index page. Enjoy!

1. What kind of words are the following: Level, civic, madam and eye.

2. What can go up a chimney down but not down a chimney up?

3. What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?

4. I arrive once in every second, once in every minute and once in every year. What am I?

5. What always ends everything?

6. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?

7. How could a cowboy ride into town on Friday, stay two days, and ride out on Friday?

8. The man who makes it does not need it. The man who buys its does not use it. The man who uses it doesn't know he is. What is it?

9. It regulates our daily movements, but it feels no interest in our lives. It directs us when to come and go, but does not care if we pay attention. What is it?

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Solutions

1. They are palindromes - they read the same forward and backwards.

2. An umbrella!

3. Some show the solution as, "I am," but "Go." is shorter.

4. The letter "e" (sEcond, minutE, yEar).

5. The letter "g".

6. A secret.

7. His horse is named Friday!

8. A Coffin.

9. A clock.


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