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All that Glitters

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

 

Puzzle ID:#17937
Fun:**** (3.11)
Difficulty:*** (2.54)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:jimbo*au******
Corrected By:Jimbo

 

 

 



If you like pretty gems that sparkle and shine,
I invite you to dig in my virtual mine.
My first is purple, fit for a king,
My second is green where Dorothy did her thing.
My third is red, July's birthstone as well,
My fourth is seen in strings and is found inside a shell.
My fifth is hard, pure Carbon and expensive to buy,
My sixth is Crocidolite, striped like the big cat's eye.
Seventh is two words, a man-made fake of April's stone,
Eighth is very dark and found at Lightning Ridge alone.
Now take from each gem, one letter in its turn,
And you will find the stuff for which even the gods yearn.





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Comments

jmcleod*
Jun 17, 2004

Good teaser. I got most of the gems, but couldn't find the connection.
cnmne*us*
Jun 17, 2004

I found the connection, but still could not get all the gems.
cdarnsept1**
Jun 18, 2004

Great teaser. I figured out all but the last two. But I guessed from there. I liked this one alot.
crystalstar*
Jun 23, 2004

That was hard. I'm so dumb I only got two of them...
(user deleted)
Jun 26, 2004

I like that one. I got the ruby cuz its my birthstone, the emerald because I've seen Wizard of Oz about a million times, and the tiger's eye one because I am a tiger nut. The other ones had me
EvltwnKait**
Jul 13, 2004

I think this is the most AWESOMEST riddle ever, especially me and my sister got it right
I_am_the_Omega**
Jul 13, 2004

Fun! But very, very easy.... I skipped everything and looked at the question... knew the answer right away from that, without looking at the clues... then, looking at the jewels only verified my answer ;-)
twixy*
Jul 22, 2004

'' good one!
''
vbfreak55
Jul 23, 2004

this was WAY WAY WAY too hard for me!! i only got diamond and ruby, but none of the other ones. then, i couldn't find the connection, and i don't know what ambrosia is!
hot_chick
Jul 28, 2004

This was great fun to do. THUMBS UP! keep up wid the gd tzrs
shortstopsmile
Oct 01, 2004

crystalstar, don't feel bad... I got as many as you did.
Kinergy
Feb 14, 2005

This puzzle was a real journey. I couldn't figure out Tiger's Eye because I've never heard of it. Number eight was semi correct - I got Opal but not Black Opal. But 6 letters was enough to put Ambrosia together!
hotbeaverchick
Jul 04, 2005

i liked it! very creative, you made me think!
wolfy68**
Aug 07, 2005

Fabulous! Bravo!
kgripp**
Aug 07, 2005

Easy but cute. Good one.
EVOLNI**
Aug 07, 2005

very good puzzle i didnt kno the fake diamond...
loveshellylove**
Aug 07, 2005

Great teaser!! I enjoyed this very much.!!!
Brainy_1Aus*
Aug 07, 2005

I love jewels so this was easy for me ! Very good teaser!! I liked it a lot
Blaque1Ajp*
Aug 07, 2005

i got all but the connection and the black opal. it was really good the only one i undrestood keep it up
(user deleted)
Aug 07, 2005

Like I_am_the_Omega, I got the answer before anything, and then the connection as I looked at the first few ... but I could only work out "ruby" "diamond" and "emerald" ... I got "tiger's eye" and "black opal" in part. Very enjoyable!
ceeyaaa**
Aug 07, 2005

i got the gems but not the answer this riddle was really fun to work on though..thanks for the brain exercise
ErIn_RuLeS*us*
Aug 07, 2005

haha that was good ....keep the good ones coming!!
GMoney*
Aug 07, 2005

The "god's" yearn for correct apostrophe usage.
jabdrAus*
Aug 07, 2005

I found this one hard. I got all but one gem..but when it wasn't the first letter of each or the second letter of each..I gave up. Now I'll know to keep trying..great job
Tracey2209Aca*
Aug 07, 2005

Very easy teaser, but very nice!! It's going into my faves - nicely done!!
thimblenogginus*
Aug 07, 2005

VERY NICELY DONE!
WOW GMoney you're really paying attention. But did you see the second line under "ADD a COMMENT"?
cornfused*
Aug 07, 2005

Great fun. Thanks
ginny322Aau*
Aug 07, 2005

i got all the gems but not the word (i was thinking i'd have to take the first letter of each word, not the 1st then 2nd, etc.) good teaser. i liked it a lot!
lisha_kc*de*
Aug 07, 2005

yeah...so I didnt get it ...but good one
MTK_90**
Aug 07, 2005

I THINK IT WOULD'VE HELPED IF I KNEW THE NAMES OF THE BIRTHSTONES!
redneck_woman**
Aug 07, 2005

Jimbo...this was a very good one!
luveddyc*
Aug 07, 2005

I liked this teaser and got all the answers I didn't take forever like I usually do I love astrology, gemstones that goes with birthdays! Easy for me! cool
MAroxmysoxonice**
Aug 07, 2005

that was so cool. and awesome. and clever. and just..........GREAT!!!! i barely got anything but i really loved it. going into my favorites!!!!!
gorillazgirl*de*
Aug 07, 2005

Please make more like this!!! Sooooooooo luved it!!!!! =)
brainfog*us*
Aug 07, 2005

I knew the answer before finding the gems (use to love mythology), but it was fun finding the gems and verifying! If anyone's ever had ambrosia salad, it's just not the same as what the gods wanted! Good one!
craziigurl1105*
Aug 07, 2005

i knew ambrosia after i figured out only a few of the gems, but i got all the gems except one!

(I cheated and looked up 2 of them tho ops
craziigurl1105*
Aug 07, 2005

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riddlelover**
Aug 08, 2005

Great job. took some big thinking to make that one. I love it! Excellent!
nathaliaAjm*
Aug 08, 2005

That was an extremely good teaser. Keep it up
dbs241*us*
Aug 08, 2005

One of the absolute best teasers I've read on this site. Keep up the great work. Love it!!!!!
soccer_chick70Aus*
Aug 12, 2005

I loved this! its so cute and I found all the gems but couldnt figure out the connection... more please!
gotabody**
Aug 21, 2005

It was fun I got 50%
peppamintp*us*
Nov 25, 2005

I love Ambrosia. Good teaser, stumped me
KatelinAus*
Feb 06, 2006

For me it was really easy, but it was still very awesome! Keep it up, I'd like to see more like this one!
lmurray*cn*
Aug 07, 2006

I'M BACK FROM BEING BANISHED U MISSED WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FEW "GOOD" COMMENTS.

THIS WAS CUTE, BUT BU TAI HAO LE (NOT TO DIFFICULT) KEEP WORKING ON IT. MAYBE SOMETHING USING THE GODS, CERTAINLY LESSER KNOW THAN BIRTHSTONES.
ScitchrAus*
Aug 07, 2006

Very . Liked it!
utnative*
Aug 07, 2006

i got all the gemstonsbut the last 2. so i didn't get the answer either. had fun trying to work it great teaser. :wink
utnative*
Aug 07, 2006

hey imurray i think that is the nicest comment i've seen you make.........keep up the good work. and it was a very goooood teaser. send in more. imurray why don't you sent in some? love to see what you would send in
Badger*us*
Aug 07, 2006

Fun and very clever! Liked it alot! GMONEY, if you're going to correct punctuation in your comments, at least get it right... Plural and possessive would be "gods'" -- the apostrophe after the "s". But who cares? It was a great teaser!
OldChinaHand**
Aug 07, 2006

A little thinking was needed for this little gem of a teaser.
coachpisco*
Aug 07, 2006

Unless you were a jeweler, how would you expect anyone to solve it.
bradon182001*us*
Aug 07, 2006

I got most of the gems, but no way could I fiture out the answer.Good teaser. BTW Welcome back Imurray.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Aug 07, 2006

Same experience as Kinergy's! Got the answer Ambrosia right, though. A good teaser.
underherfeetca
Aug 07, 2006

Not a gem guy, still only missed 2, but answer came to me anyway. very clever though
kman613**
Aug 07, 2006

I really liked how the teaser was a riddle and a word scramble. Great fun!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Aug 07, 2006

Nice!
speedqueenkmwAus**
Aug 07, 2006

good fun
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 07, 2006

The information gives away the answer, for me. But, it is still a dynamically awesome teaser. Keep up the good work!
jcann*us*
Aug 07, 2006

Great teaser! I figured out the answer without getting the last couple of gems, so I got some satisfaction and learned something, too.

GMoney--Sorry, you are the one that is incorrect. Why the apostophe? There is no contraction nor possessive indicated.I would not comment on an error in a teaser, but since you brought it up first I guess it's all right to comment on yours. And I mean this in a friendly way.

Good to have you back, Imurray. I missed you.
kcheer2493us*
Aug 07, 2006

Way too dfifficult for me, but I definitly enjoyed reading it!
Badger*us*
Aug 07, 2006

JCann is correct. I tried to put in a jab (above) but I'm sure my dry sense of humor fell flat. I think we all agree, per the rules, to leave the grammar and puct. coments out, and give feedback on the teaser. For the record, though, no contraction, no possessive, no apostrophe. For what it's worth, GMONEY's comment is a year old! Again, AWESOME TEASER!
locutus13dsus*
Aug 07, 2006

I missed 50% of them,so I didn't get the answer. I think females are more tuned in to the gemstones.
Trishgal*us*
Aug 07, 2006

The Gemstones were easy eacept for the black opal and I looked it up. But I did not understand the instructions and tried to use the first letters of each word for the answer. but it was great brain exersize figuring out the stones. thanks
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Aug 07, 2006

This teaser's directions were somewhat befuddling, but worth the effort, even if I missed two.

I see the bad penny is back and still all mouth. As they say, every Eden has its snake.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Aug 07, 2006

Wow...that was cool. I liked it a lot. I don't know why, I didn't come close to getting the answer, but when I was done with it, I was like huh, I like this!
lazy-boyAus*
Aug 07, 2006

I think this was pretty neat and well thought out GOOD JOB
scallioAus*
Aug 07, 2006

Great teaser! Not difficult and not too easy. A perfect start to my morning... and learned something new because I had never heard of black opal.
tdbrsun*
Aug 07, 2006

This was good. Fun.
POPSca*
Aug 07, 2006

Too expensive for me.
brainy40**
Aug 07, 2006

This one was very fun. Great job. I didn't get all of them right, but I got most... Very fun! One of my favorites!
unConfuseMegb*
Aug 07, 2006

I knew all the stones, how? I don't know. Good Teazer
labsmith*um*
Aug 07, 2006

Delightful! I knew ambrosia. I make a low-fat kind all the time. Most of the gems were easy but a couple stumped me. Had to use a resource. Keep writing great teasers like this. I learned a few new things.
lycanthropeAus*
Aug 07, 2006

Really enjoyed this one. Even learned something (didn't know about lightening ridge or Black Opals)! Keep 'em coming.
bluehawk*us*
Aug 07, 2006


QrystalAca*
Aug 08, 2006

Woohoo, I got it!! That was fun, not too hard (maybe because I have the female advantage, like locutus13ds mentioned above). I got all the gemstones (cheating once by looking up Lightning Ridge, and I wasn't totally sure about the sixth so I looked it up and confirmed my guess of Tiger Eye, without the all-important S... but the hint about food for the gods immediately gave away the answer to me; I didn't even have to figure out that it was the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. letter of each word (each "in its turn" -- good hint on that!)

Very well done. Cheers and thumbs up (well one thumb anyways, since I'm cheersing at the same time!)

~Qrystal~
vlermaAus**
Aug 13, 2006

Great job, got all the gems, but didn't follow the instructions regarding the letters so of course only close in horseshoes and granades. But it was fun. Cool remarks Imurray. We love you.
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

humm.....that was very interesting....good one though
GoodbyeKitty
Mar 30, 2007

I sort of got it... but at first I got 'Adbrosia' because I can't spell Emerald.
4demo*
Jan 12, 2008

I got "Ambrosia" just by reading the last line, but I didn't get any of the actual gems. Great teaser!
mommademonAus*
Aug 07, 2009

A great teaser. I knew most of the stones just reading through it. But I knew what the god's longed for from a semester of greek mythology in 6th grade English class. I like the way you didn't take the first letter of each word but the letter that corresponds with the number of the word. A very interesting concept. A+++++
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 07, 2009

Didn't get black opal but figured out ambrosia just by the gods clue. Great job!!
auntiesisAus*
Aug 07, 2009

Not too hard, not too easy. Black opal also stumped me, but I still figured out the final answer. Really enjoyed this one.
UptheHillA*
Aug 07, 2009

Nice one, keep 'em comin'!!!
avonmaAus*
Aug 11, 2009

I got the gems, but couldn't figure out the answer; mostly because I'm ready to go to bed, and didn't want to take the time to write out all the gems. I figured there was a system with those words. Would I have figured it out???
Good one!
Babe*
Aug 07, 2012

I got as far as "ambr" then could not remember tiger eye and thought the dark stone was sardonyx. I should have know it was ambrosia from the gods all wanting it and figuring out that much of it anyway. Oh well, I liked it.
lukasiwicz*
Aug 07, 2012

Unfertunately, crocidolite and Tiger's Eye are not the same gemstone, crocidolite being a form of asbestos, and Tiger's Eye being a form of quartz. Play fair, puzzle-maker.
cutebugAus*
Aug 07, 2012

lukasiwicz= read again=it was never said they are the same=it said like a tigers eye. So now who was wrong?
Mandy7us*
Aug 07, 2012

I love gems! Had to say that.
TheWhizKid
Aug 08, 2012

Best quiz EVER I couldn't get any of them tho



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