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Road Cracker

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


Puzzle ID:#39326
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (2.05)
Submitted By:mironosAus****




Well hello there, new friends
It's a pleasure to meet you
I wonder if you'd indulge
The unique way I greet you

You see, I'm a player
Of a great many games
So instead of just telling you,
Maybe try guessing my name

Now to make this more fair
I'll give you some clues
For there are so many ways
That my name is used

My family is royal
Though as has oft been spoken
The headgear I once wore
Has since become broken

In my more playful moods
I might hide in a box
Or just run around, for
I'm nimble as a fox

But please don't misjudge me;
I'm not some lame slacker
I can work hard with a hammer
To become a road cracker

If I see you in trouble
At the side of the road
I'll be right there to help
If it eases the load

I'm brave in the darkness,
When it's black, call my name
But I get rather scary
When I'm high on a plane

All right, one last clue
Then let's call it a night:
I'll give you a grin
As an October light

So now that we've ended
This fun guessing game
Now can you tell me
Just what is my name?


I am Jack.

- My family is royalty in a deck of cards, King, Queen and JACK.

- My headgear (or crown) was broken in the nursery rhyme "JACK and Jill".

- I hide in a box as a JACK in the Box

- In another nursery rhyme, I'm told "JACK be nimble..."

- I work hard as a JACKhammer, being a road Cracker(JACK).

- When you have a flat tire on the side of the road, you need a JACK.

- You call out my name in the game of BlackJACK

- I'm scary on a plane when it's "high" (as in hiJACK).

- I'll give you a grin on an October (Halloween) night as a JACK-o'-lantern

- Finally, I'm thin and my wife is fat in the JACK Sprat nursery rhyme. Also, the first letter of each line in the hint spells out "JACK".


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