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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:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)
Category:Riddle
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.



Answer

poison/prison

"On six feet" means a six letter word. The first two lines refer to poison. The next two lines refer to prison. The last two refers to where "the culprit" who gave you the poison would go -- prison.

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Comments

tpg76us**
Apr 02, 2008

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

Fun and interesting teaser. Thanks!
tick*us*
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.
ScubeeAus**
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").
luckypuppy*us*
Apr 14, 2008

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

Excellent teaser.
fishmedAus*
Aug 28, 2009

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

Had me puzzled until I read the hint. Good one.
crazy10manAus*
Aug 31, 2009

Very good!

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

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

NICE !!!
bradon182001*us*
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.
auntiesisAus*
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.
Babe*
Sep 01, 2012

Didn't care much for it so did not try very hard. The feet thing threw me.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Sep 01, 2012

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



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