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Granting Access and Securing Privacy

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


Puzzle ID:#49809
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:* (0.91)
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*




Defining the boundary
Between this and that place

It's pretty clear that I'm
An open-and-shut case

Sometimes a metaphor
For opportunity

I could be vital to
Your exit strategy

To a single axis
My movement is confined

Your privacy is that
For which I've been designed

What am I?


a door

lines 1-2: A door divides a room from another room or hallway, etc.

lines 3-4: A play on words using one of a door's characteristics, namely that it opens and closes (or shuts).

lines 5-6: The word "door" may be used metaphorically to describe a means through which new possibilities may be realized.

lines 7-8: One may need to pass through a door in order to leave a room or building.

lines 9-10: A door usually swings on hinges.

lines 11-12: One of the functions of a door is to maintain one's privacy by having it closed.


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May 16, 2013

Nice one but really easy.
May 26, 2013

Agreed... it was a little too easy.
Jun 01, 2013

It was pretty easy but a nice attempt. My only other comment is that a door is not always on hinges, and does not always swing. There are doors that slide open, such as a patio door or a pocket door, and rotating doors that do not hinge.
Overall, I liked the teaser.

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