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Look Me Over

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#16333
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:** (1.18)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:snaps*au****

 

 

 



If to you I'm given you should thankfully receive,
Then look me over carefully, just don't look at my teeth.
Show me to a cool stream and I'll follow willingly,
Though I might not do what you want, although parched I may be,
But if you're really hungry and are looking for a bite,
I don't think you could eat me even though you say you might.
Decipher all these clues and then together they should tie
To help you solve the question which, of course, is "what am I?


Answer

If you answered "horse" then you're quite clever, very shrewd,
For to look a gift horse in the mouth is very, very rude!
Though I may (or not) be thirsty it's a well known thing, I think,
That you can lead a horse to water but you can not make it drink,
And though you might be famished, I don't think you mean a word
In saying, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse," it's quite absurd!

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Comments

krishnanAin*
Feb 04, 2004

That was really superb, Snaps. Though it was pretty easy, the clues were real fun. And the answer was amazing too!
jimbo*au*
Feb 13, 2004

Beat me to it Krish! Another superb riddle from Snaps and a wonderfully creative answer. (Got it almost immediately).
thamaturge
Feb 23, 2004

simple but fun
Connie609
Mar 07, 2004

I love this riddle. The wording is great.
BrownEyesAus*
Jun 13, 2005

hey that's a good one snaps!
even the answer was a rhyme. that was cool!
and i got it right, yaaay!
brainsterAin*
Sep 03, 2006

Excellent! I totally loved this one!
CountdownCrispyAen*
Nov 03, 2006

Even after you've solved this one you have to read on - probably the best riddle I've seen on this site.
Dishhead5Aau*
Sep 20, 2007

love it...

also love the way the answer is a riddle
crazy10manAus*
Mar 29, 2009

Thanks for a fun teaser; I really enjoyed it!
hugh_Jass*
Mar 29, 2009

Awesome. I love the rhyming!
doeheadAus*
Mar 29, 2009

Pretty EZ
bestgirl*
Mar 29, 2009

nice one!
ICUB42*us*
Mar 29, 2009

Pretty easy, but I loved it.
Caleb_BAza*
Mar 29, 2009

I first thought it was a donkey, but then I chose horse, good poetry.
crystal1000us*
Mar 29, 2009

I got it right away but I loved it! and the rhyming answer was good too.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 29, 2009

This is the best one I've seen in a long time. Easy, but very well done, even the answer was great. Love it !!!
insomniaAus*
Mar 29, 2009

Great job! It was an easy one for me, but the wordplay was wonderful.
bluefever101us*
Mar 29, 2009

I thought of "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink" so I thought it was a horse, but I didn't understand the rest until I looked at the answer.
Let me repeat what everyone else has already said. Great wording, and even in the answer!
glowtmickeyAus*
Mar 29, 2009

I got it affter the 2nd line, but still good.
akmozart*us
Mar 29, 2009

Completely, totally, absoulutly, awesome!!
UptheHillA*
Mar 29, 2009

Too nice for words, so that's it!!!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 29, 2009

I totally agree. This was easy but definitely one of the best teasers I've seen. Thanks for posting.
avonmaAus*
Mar 29, 2009

I got it! It was easy. You did a wonderful job writing it - very good!
tipsypyroA*
Mar 29, 2009

Yhis was great, but eating a horse is not all that far fetched.
BastetA*
Mar 30, 2009

Eating a horse isn't all that far fetched if you've ever eaten "mystery meat" in a college cafeteria. We used to speculate as to its source.

Seriously, though, while the riddle was very easy, it was a lot of fun and I just loved the rhyming answer. This is one of the best teasers ever!
Babe*
Mar 29, 2012

The third and fourth lines gave it to me. Nice one and fun!
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 29, 2012

That was a good teaser - very clever and well written - thanks!
luluw5*us*
Mar 29, 2012

that was so easy, i got it as soon as it read "Then look me over carefully, just don't look at my teeth" everyone knows you don't look a gift horse in the mouth!
thedavincigameA*
Mar 29, 2012

Brilliant riddle and really enjoyed the answer!!

Chobuck*
Mar 29, 2012

Really easy but a cute riddle. I like the answer.



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