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Every Term Must End Erstwhile Leaders Know

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

 

Puzzle ID:#49612
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:*** (2.47)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



Some heads of state and figures regal
Would assure you that I am legal

Being my opposite it may take
To bring this attribute to your steak

Moments that might be described as me
Expressions of love shared quietly

As a mixologist I'll go far
So long as I am mixed with a bar

What am I?



Answer

tender

lines 1-2:
legal tender - Many banknotes and coins carry the image of a political leader, monarch, or emperor.

lines 3-4:
tender steak - In order to tenderize your steak, you may need to pound it i.e. be tough with it.

lines 5-6:
tender moments - These are quiet and calm bonding moments that are usually shared between just two people.

lines 7-8:
bartender - A mixologist is another word for a bartender ("bar" + "tender").


The perhaps subtle hint hinges on the fact that the word "tough" is an antonym (or opposite) of the word "tender".

The title was probably not very helpful, but was a cryptic clue in that between the words "Must End Erstwhile" the word "tender" is actually spelled out.

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Comments

JQPublic**
Sep 28, 2012

Great teaser, but a really tough one!
aragornAin*
Aug 05, 2013

Nice one. Do you come up with all the teasers you submit by yourself?
ThinksForFun*
Aug 06, 2013

Thanks. Yes.

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