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Dagger

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

 

Puzzle ID:#39791
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:*** (2.55)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:grilledcheese*

 

 

 



A dagger thrust at my own heart
Dictates the way I'm swayed
Left I stand, and right I yield
To the twisting of the blade.
What am I?




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Comments

princess2007A*
Dec 27, 2007

woah! waay cool. I'd never have guessed. It sounded like some kind of murder scene! lol
drussel3*us*
Dec 27, 2007

I thought it was a rudder on a sail boat. Tricky...
xSpOnGeBoBfanxAen*
Dec 27, 2007

Ooh, I like this one! It sounds very...poetic, or like something out of a murder story! Nice!
NTaliesen**
Dec 27, 2007

clever thanks for the riddle.
mathmaniacAus*
Dec 31, 2007

it totally sounded like a murder to me! LOVED it!! great job
nerdyiscool*us*
Jan 01, 2008

Sounded a bit emo at first. Wouldn't have known... very criminal!
xdbtcpAus**
Jan 02, 2008

Good one - thought it was a weather vane...
luckypuppy*us*
Jan 08, 2008

Nicely written
bradon182001*us*
Jan 28, 2008

Really good riddle, grilledcheese.I never would have guessed it, so have to say you got me!! Thanks for posting.
puttumupus*
Jan 28, 2008

what does a dagger have in common with a key?i give this quizz an f..
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
Jan 28, 2008

liked it, I voted it as Fun & Hard (cos I didn't solve it), but it sure was fun trying to figure it out.
jaydecoAus**
Jan 28, 2008

good one! never would have guessed it!
UNCLEVIN
Jan 28, 2008

I SO AGREE WITH puttumup.
bramfarmAus*
Jan 28, 2008

Great teaser! Very clever!
avonmaAus*
Jan 28, 2008

It was hard. I didn't get it. Good teaser, though.
tonjawithaj*us*
Jan 28, 2008

Very clever!
bestgirl*
Jan 28, 2008

I agree with putummut--and apparently no one has solved it so far. Too esoteric for my taste.
menzAus*
Jan 28, 2008

great teaser and well written!
auntiesisAus*
Jan 28, 2008

I was also thinking murder, but I was way off base. Good one, it had me scratching my head. Also very poetic. Thanks grilledcheese.
grilledcheese*
Jan 28, 2008

For putummut:

It is, in fact, a riddle. The answer really isn't supposed to be obvious in the teaser. For example, it wouldn't really be interesting if I put, "A metal thing went into a hole in a door handle". Riddles make you think.
FatHeadAus*
Jan 28, 2008

I couldn't get it, but it sounded very nice and poetic.
adrianlvr1123*
Jan 28, 2008

oh WOW!! If anyone thought all about GOTH it'd be you!! Great Job!!
xytisoAus
Jan 28, 2008

Very nice! I was thinking a hand puppet...
Nikolai
Jan 28, 2008

Nice teaser...It came to me immediately (don't know why, it just did)..Well Done!!
GrandmaB*
Jan 28, 2008

Ahhhh, but I think I have another answer:

A water faucet: turn to the left and its "on"
turn to the right and a blade
inside cuts the water off

Spammy*
Jan 28, 2008

Is the "blade" the key? I don't think I get it.
mondayschild59Aus*
Jan 28, 2008

Great teaser. I didn't know what it was, but after I read the answer it made sense. Thanks for posting.

Monday~
grilledcheese*
Jan 28, 2008

Yes, the blade is the key
jabdrAus*
Jan 28, 2008

Yea What a great teaser Way too clever for me I loved it
bookwrmKPAus*
Jan 28, 2008

I must say, this teaser TOTALLY ROCKS!!! Make more please! Very clever. Did you make this up yourself?
UptheHillA*
Jan 28, 2008

Very fun and clever, NICE!!
koolstarkid101Aca*
Jan 28, 2008

That was a very clever teaser. You made it sound like murder, when it wasn't. I thought you worded it very nicely. I didn't think it was too hard though, keep up the fantastic work!
Bob347
Jan 28, 2008

Would a screw work here, with a screwdriver as the knife?

just wondering
phyllisa*us*
Jan 28, 2008

Didn't get it, very clever though
SweetPotatoAus*
Jan 28, 2008

Good stuff...very clever! Hey Bob347 ... that was my answer, but I knew it was wrong because a screw yields either way you turn it.

Hey grilledcheese ... don't waste your time trying to explain poetry to the clueless ... they'll never get it.
leftclickAau*
Jan 29, 2008

Nice one... it could be other types of locks too, like the type you get on house doors with a push button on one side and a lock on the other
leftclickAau*
Jan 29, 2008

("lock" in the last sentence being the hole for the key... I should have re-read it before pressing submit :-/ )
siskiu*
Jan 29, 2008

i thought it was a screw
dogg6pound9Aus*
Feb 01, 2008

great job once again cheese... at first i thought it was the key to the lock... upon rereading it i realized the key was the dagger, thus the answer having to be the lock itself... love your riddles
oddrey*us*
Feb 03, 2008

nice one. couldnt come up with an answer for the life of me.
SpanshDSTAus*
Feb 09, 2008

whoa cool I didnt get at first
sammy2097A*
Oct 03, 2010

Wow, That was great
doeheadAus*
Jan 28, 2011

A key is not a dagger. I rate this one with a capital F.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 28, 2011

Still stumped me. Good one.
sbuskeAus*
Jan 30, 2011

Some of you don't belong here. Dagger towards the heart. Key inserted into the lock. It's a riddle, and a darn good one. It's you complainers that dot to go. nuff said.
Babe*
Jan 28, 2014

Most people liked it, but nobody solved it. How great can it be? Poetry was very good, but that is the best I can say!
cutebugAus*
Jan 28, 2014

A key is a dagger? A bit far fetched. Sorry but this was pretty bad.
eighsseAus*
Jan 28, 2014

Don't most key-locks open (yield) when you turn the key left and lock (stand) when you turn it right?
Zykezex*us*
Jan 28, 2014

I'll lend poetic license to dagger, yet question what distinguishes the answer from similar mechanisms, i.e. grandfather clock or car door?
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 28, 2017

Sbuske, I agree with you. This was a very cleverly written riddle. The dagger was symbolic of the key. Just because no one was able to figure it out doesn't make this a bad riddle - it makes it a great riddle! Extremely clever - thanks for posting!
sashomarineAus*
Jan 28, 2017

Very nice riddle. It sounds very poetic, too!
sashomarineAus*
Jan 28, 2017

Oh, and to those who are frustrated at the key being referred to as a dagger: It's very common for riddles to refer to items in peculiar ways--symbolism within riddles often makes them more exciting, in my opinion
dbakashojouAus**
Jan 30, 2017

I've been picking locks in video games too much, hah!

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