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On Six Feet

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


Puzzle ID:#41336
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)
Submitted By:ScubeeAus*****




The following riddle was originally printed in 1867 in "London Society".

On six feet, I am a noxious drink,
Of whose effects you shudder to think.
Change only my second foot, and then
You convert me into a horrible den
Where the culprit, who gave the noxious drink,
Awaits the fate of which you shudder to think.


Try reading it with "letters" instead of "feet".

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Apr 02, 2008

Very nice.... good one.
Apr 02, 2008

Fun and interesting teaser. Thanks!
Apr 02, 2008

Hmmm. I had to ask for the answer, I do not get the prsion part but maybe I am overthinking this one. Pretty tough but I njoyed it and the answer.
Apr 02, 2008

tick, the prison part says if you change the second "foot" (read: letter) in the word "poison", then you can make it prison (which is a "horrible den").
Apr 14, 2008

Got it... and thank you for attributing your riddle to its source... too many people don't
May 01, 2008

Excellent teaser.
Aug 28, 2009

I was amazed that I got it. Good one!
Aug 31, 2009

Had me puzzled until I read the hint. Good one.
Aug 31, 2009

Very good!

And I agree with luckypuppy for attributing your source.
Aug 31, 2009

Well, I'm out of step -- I found the word foot highly misleading.
Aug 31, 2009

NICE !!!
Sep 01, 2009

Interesting but very difficult teaser. After giving it considerable thought I had to give up and look at the answer. Thanks for posting.
Sep 01, 2009

I was doing O.K. with understanding the 2nd foot, but for some reason my eyes were playing tricks on me, and I was reading drunk instead of drink. Totally confused me and was unsolveable until I gave up and looked at the answer. Then when I reread it I realized my mistake.
Sep 01, 2012

Didn't care much for it so did not try very hard. The feet thing threw me.
Sep 01, 2012

I really enjoyed that one-loved the source-made it even more fun to me that I got it-
Sep 01, 2015

Got this one without the hint.
Sep 01, 2015

Seems like I am in the minority here, having understood out of the gate that "foot" meant letter. Knowing that did not help me though. I gave up and looked at the answer.

It was fun and I also appreciate the fact you cited your source.
Sep 01, 2015

The hint was of no help.
Sep 01, 2015

catmom- the hint was not, as I figured that before hint lol I don't usually comment (or like ) puzzles like this Either too easy or the reference is to vague or farfetched to figure it out. Yours was hard ( gave up ) but fair, If I had a " thumbs up " emo I'd use it

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