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

 

Puzzle ID:#1730
Fun:*** (2.54)
Difficulty:** (1.97)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:briarsagemoss13**
Corrected By:SaturnCat08

 

 

 



What in your wandering eyes
Should come clean,
But a miniature slay
And one tiny cheese.
If you push on the lever,
You will get hurt.
Just as true as if you're dirty,
You're covered in dirt.

What is it?




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Comments

markmonninAus*
Sep 22, 2005

I guessed it right, but I didn't get the beginning or end.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 17, 2006

I love meeses (mices) to pieces!!
cute lil teaser, thanks
thompson1Aus*
May 27, 2006

That is a play off of part of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' isn't it? I liked it!
Smudgeza*
Jun 14, 2006

'a miniature slay' and 'one tiny cheese' were dead giveaways.

The last 2 lines are just saying that once the mouse touches the lever, it is surely dead. Just as a dirty person is surely dirty.
theriddler*
Jan 16, 2014

I liked the subtle hints in this riddle that lead us to the answer almost as much as the direct clues do. In the "Night Before Christmas," not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. In the last couple of lines, the word "dirty" makes one think of a dirty rat, and the line "covered in dirt" of a grave, pushing up daisies. Obviously the writer must be aware of the nuances of his words, so I know there must be a good reason to say "What in your wandering eyes Should come clean." But I can't figure why the clean reference. I'm going to change it into "What to your wandering eyes should arise But a miniature slay With cheese as its prize,"so it rhymes just as the second half of the riddle does, to bring it to my group. They like rhyme. I just hope I'm not missing some important subtlety that way. Anyway, thanks for a fun riddle.

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