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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:#17937
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:*** (2.53)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:jimbo*au******
Corrected By:ultimatecub

 

 

 



If you like pretty gems that sparkle and shine,
I invite you to dig in my virtual mine.
My first is purple, fit for a king,
My second is green where Dorothy did her thing.
My third is red, July's birthstone as well,
My fourth is seen in strings and is found inside a shell.
My fifth is hard, pure Carbon and expensive to buy,
My sixth is Crocidolite, striped like the big cat's eye.
Seventh is two words, a man-made fake of April's stone,
Eighth is very dark and found at Lightning Ridge alone.
Now take from each gem, one letter in its turn,
And you will find the stuff for which even the gods yearn.



Answer

The gems are
Amethyst
Emerald (Emerald city - Wizard of OZ)
Ruby
Pearl (From inside oyster shell)
Diamond
Tiger's eye
Cubic Zirconia (Fake diamond)
Black Opal
Taking the first letter of Amethyst, second of Emerald etcetera gives
Ambrosia - The food of the gods.

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