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


Puzzle ID:#49863
Fun:*** (2.27)
Difficulty:** (1.35)
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*




We're each a valuable member
January to December

Each given a designation
According to our location

For each of us on the top row
There's an equivalent below

Arranged in perfect symmetry
Is how you would like us to be

But this condition is somewhat rare
Depends on your continued care

Effectuating prevention
Will require daily attention

This daily practice you follow
Will prevent our getting hollow

But brushing us off will not rile
It will just encourage our smile

What are we?


(a set of) teeth

lines 1-2: One's teeth are important year-round.

lines 3-4: Each tooth has a particular name according to its location in the mouth.

lines 5-6: A full set of teeth consists of 16 teeth on the upper jaw, and another 16 teeth on the lower jaw, with each tooth above having its counterpart directly below.

lines 7-8: Most everyone would like their teeth to be aligned perfectly.

lines 9-10: In order to maintain a healthy and well-formed set of teeth, one must take care of one's teeth regularly.

lines 11-12: In order to prevent cavities, etc. one needs to brush and floss on a daily basis.

lines 13-14: Brushing and flossing one's teeth daily will prevent one's teeth from getting cavities.

lines 15-16: Brushing (and flossing) one's teeth promotes a healthy and good-looking smile.


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Jun 23, 2013

Nice one with good rhymes and hidden meaning;> me thinking. It's real fun to read.
Jul 28, 2013

Easy But fun.

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