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Five Of A Kind

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

 

Puzzle ID:#35726
Fun:**** (3.25)
Difficulty:** (1.45)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:menzAus***!!!

 

 

 



The first is needed to make quotes you see,
And it often sticks up when it's time for noon tea.

The second's biggest distinction is found
Bearing the symbol of love that is bound.

The third should be biggest but that can depend,
Never standing alone or it may offend.

The fourth is oft used when making a selection
Or if you should need a gun for protection.

The fifth is the fattest and oddest by far,
And can sometimes be found in a wrestling war.

What are they?



Answer

The digits of the hand! (The order on the poem is pinky, ring finger, middle finger, index or pointer finger, and thumb)

The pinky hits the quotation mark key on the keyboard when typing, and people often raise their pinky off the cup when drinking tea. The ring finger bears a wedding band when married. The middle finger is an obscene gesture when standing alone. You point with the index finger to make a selection, or use it to pull the trigger on a gun. The thumb can be used for thumb wrestling.

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Comments

Dishhead5Aau*
Mar 21, 2007

YAY FIRST COMMENT!

got that, it was really cool
KatelinAus*
Mar 23, 2007

That was awesome; I got it with the hint!
KellingtonAca*
Mar 27, 2007

That was pretty cool
MelkorDCLXVI*us*
Mar 28, 2007

i thought it had something to do with a hand of cards...the heart and i thought the fifth one was a joker somehow
liser*us*
Mar 29, 2007

ahhh! Didn't get it, and did a slap on the forehead as soon as I read the answer. Of course! Good teaser.
squishysqueakAus*
Mar 30, 2007

that was reallllllllly easy
fun though
spookboy0Aus*
Mar 30, 2007

I like this one. At first, I thought it was talking about letters, then I caught on after I read the "noon tea" bit again.

Very nice work and keep them coming!
ICUB42*us*
Mar 31, 2007

Great one. Kinda easy, but that's fine with me!
bookworm91**
Apr 16, 2007

Great! The first few verses I was like 'wha...' but then got it pretty quickly once I put it all together. Good job!
KnitchAus*
Apr 20, 2007

Aargh. I just couldn't figure it out. Then I read the answer, and felt like an ee-diot. Oh well. Lol! I'm sure I'm not the only one who was stumped! Good teaser!
GebbieRoseAus*
Apr 20, 2007

Your riddle is very cleverly written and FUN!
Smudgeza*
Apr 20, 2007

Brilliant! Nice teaser!
Easy, but fun and nicely worded.
My commendations!
phyllisa*us*
Apr 20, 2007

Very clever!
Trishgal*us*
Apr 20, 2007

i liked it. Keep'em coming.
Seize**
Apr 20, 2007

good teaser, the hint gave it to me
RoknRobn228Aus*
Apr 20, 2007

I got it at the middle finger. Clever wording, fun and not too dificult. Well done!
coolpainter*
Apr 20, 2007

Have to HAND it to you...this was aa easy one...LOL.
kitty728Aus*
Apr 20, 2007

VERY COOOOOL...
FOR THE THUMB, AN ALTERNATE LAST SENTENCE COULD BE. "AND CAN SOMETIMES GET YOU A RIDE IN A CAR".... get it? y'know hitchhiking...thumb out.... OK MY BAD?????
THIS WAS A GOOD ONE, KEEP EM COMING.....
bradon182001*us*
Apr 20, 2007

I figured it out immediately. Good teaser, very well written, enjoyable to read.
pengzoidAus*
Apr 20, 2007

i will not be so pretentious as to give advice on what should have been or how easy or hard it was, ppl like that are so rude.

very nice teaser and i actually got it right.
puttumupus*
Apr 20, 2007

verynice.thank you ..the last couple of teasers have ben pretty lame..
butterflylady
Apr 20, 2007

I hate to admit it, but confession is good for the soul. It was the reference to the middle finger that gave it away for me.....and I'm a seminary student!!!!!
dachshund2k3Aus*
Apr 20, 2007

Awesome! I got it! So much fun!
craniacAus*
Apr 20, 2007

Delightful. At first I thought various types of punctuation might be meant, but that didn't work out, then the hint made everything clear.
katjojoAus**
Apr 20, 2007

You got me!!
doeheadAus*
Apr 20, 2007

Finally a decent teaser.Everybody thinks I"m negative but I give credit when credit is due.
ariel777*
Apr 20, 2007

Excellent wording...maybe would have been harder with "4 of a kind"..leave out the thumb...but well done!!
iqhigh*us*
Apr 20, 2007

most people don't use their thumb when typing so the pinky would be on the ;: key but pretty good
Spammy*
Apr 20, 2007

Fantastic and clever!
Spammy*
Apr 20, 2007

your pinky may rest on the ; key, but you use it to hit the ' key
2ndhandroseca*
Apr 20, 2007

Thanks Menz! I got it without the hint, I knew about the pinky sticking out when you use a CHINA Cup.. Tiny handles. I USE MY THUMB "on the space bar" WHEN TYPING, I read a couple further & figured it must be the 5 digits.
jamy400Aus*
Apr 20, 2007

LOL Great teaser!!
TheSmartest*us*
Apr 20, 2007

This was pretty awesome! I got it after I read the part about the thumb. At first when I read about the pinky, and tea at noon, I was thinking about the lont hand on a clock, then the rest didn't make sense. But I got it! I am victorious! GO ME!!! (and all others who got it )
Pizzazz2uAus**
Apr 20, 2007

A highly clever, yet brilliantly worded teaser! Interestingly fun, too! Keep up the Awesome work! Easy, but quite fun to think out!
scallioAus*
Apr 20, 2007

A very fine teaser indeed!
Andy_Ltsx*
Apr 20, 2007

I got it at the thumb thingymigiger
auntiesisAus*
Apr 20, 2007

I got it right away, so it must have been easy. But I thought it was very well done. Keep them coming. Thanks
kauphi1976Aus*
Apr 20, 2007

tat was fun n easy.
the pinkie threw me off but the middle got the group together !

genie-ass
babyceeus*
Apr 20, 2007

kudos to u. great teaser.
4demo*
Apr 20, 2007

I had no idea what it was but it was a GREATteaser!!!
tonjawithaj*us*
Apr 20, 2007

Loved it!
sftball_rocks13*
Apr 20, 2007

When I read this is was tapping my fingers on the table...so that kinda gave me the answer
Little easy, but I really liked the wording
yoyoyo*af*
Apr 20, 2007

Pft! The pinky hint doesn't work if you're typing on Dvorak. See? Pinky = -. Well, maybe it kind of does. For those who know Dvorak.
Also, I thought this was referring to punctuation marks. You Nazi.
hersheyuggetAmx*
Apr 20, 2007

i dont know why, it just came to me
leroy_h*
Apr 20, 2007

great! but i did get the ring part. need more of these.
cloughmeAws*
Apr 20, 2007

Excellent!!
jabdrAus*
Apr 20, 2007

I give this one a high 5!! Clever..well presented..and not too hard
tamjpAus*
Apr 20, 2007

Brilliant! Fantastic riddle!! I will share this with my kids. Well done!
Monkeyball2
Apr 21, 2007

I loved this one because I got it right!
mepapaAus*
Apr 21, 2007

I got it ... BUt at first the fingers seemed backwards
Harmony_GirlAus*
Apr 21, 2007

Ok, this is by far my favorite teaser! I didn't get it though; thought it was the 5 senses...don't ask me why...
cassiemarkAus*
Apr 25, 2007

I actually got it!!!!! YAY!!! I loved it!
vlermaAus*
Apr 25, 2007

Nice job. A little easy, but fun.
s_o_sAen*
Apr 26, 2007

I got it after the first 2 clues, I'm so clever!
QrystalAca*
May 17, 2007

What a cute riddle!! The "standing alone, or it may offend" gave it away for me... but I had to read everything over again to be sure, and found it very well written! And now, it's high time I raised my pinky finger and had some tea!! It's nasty chilly here today, and tea sounds wonderful~!
meg19_83Aus*
Jul 20, 2007

What a great teaser. I wish they were all this good!
fishhookyAau*
Aug 09, 2007

Great teaser. I enjoyed trying to solve this one.
I don't know if its an American pronunciation thing, but where I come from 'war' and 'far' don't rhyme. Perhaps you could have used the word 'spar' instead.
wordmama*
Apr 20, 2010

Never saw the hint. The early line about tea gave me the pinkie, coupled with the reference to 5 in the title, gave me the fingers of the hand. But I enjoyed seeing how the remaining lines fell into place! Even though extremely easy, very cute!!
dalfamnestAnz*
Apr 20, 2010

Delightful teaser; thanks. And worth repeating - before anyone complains about that!!!
kaaozzus
Apr 20, 2010

Took a minute , but i got it . great teaser,
doeheadAus*
Apr 20, 2010

I was brain dead for about a minute, but another sip of coffee woke me up and I solved it then. Good one.
flyfisherAus*
Apr 20, 2010

Fun teaser
TallTimberAus*
Apr 20, 2010

Very clever.
sunnybonghits*
Apr 20, 2010

Soo easy, but very clever and well written. Cheers.
(user deleted)
Apr 20, 2010

This is a cool teaser.
Add more please, for me!
for the greater good
crocodiletca*
Apr 20, 2010

Thanks for teaching me a new offensive gesture! LOL
Prinescatph*
Apr 20, 2010

Nice teaser. What if my index finger is taller than the ring finger?
Babe*
Apr 20, 2013

Easiest one yet. Did not even have to read it over the second time. That is okay I have said it before that I like easy!!
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 20, 2013

I liked this one, too. Have a great weekend everyone!
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 20, 2013

Easy but fun. Really enjoyed this one.
JQPublic*
Apr 20, 2013

Fun but really easy. Didn't get the first one, though.
mollybear12*us*
Apr 21, 2013

Got it right after reading the last paragraph. And then I understood the hint. "...would just be HANDING it to you." Fun teaser though!
thecatladycac**
Apr 21, 2013

The "Making quotes" puzzled me, as I was thinking of holding up both hands and using the index and middle fingers to draw quote marks in the air. Then I read the next line about drinking tea and immediately knew the answer. It wasn't until I read the explanation that I understood the "making quotes" part! (and I do it all the time!) Easy, but FUN quiz!



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