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It's Not Tulips

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

 

Puzzle ID:#49903
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.34)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:eighsseAus******

 

 

 



You can find me on a face;
Frequently I'm in a vase.
I'm precise by definition,
Yet to one man I am different.



Answer

A dozen.

A dozen numbers on the face of a clock, a dozen roses in a vase, and although it means precisely 12, to one man (the baker), it means 13.

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Comments

ThinksForFun*
Aug 16, 2013

Challenging and fun! Good job!
eighsseAus*
Aug 16, 2013

Thanks! One of my first pair of accepted teasers =D
MrsKAus*
Sep 15, 2013

I was thinking of an iris, because it's part of the eye and it's a flower. It can be different in color, however, the "to one man" threw me off track.
eighsseAus*
Sep 15, 2013

I should have called it "It's not Tulips or Irises." Lol
cutebugAus*
Sep 15, 2013

Very good. I was all over the ball park, but never got to home plate.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 15, 2013

Same with me - I had no clue. Clever riddle - thanks for posting. Still missing Babe - I hope she's well and maybe just on vacation!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 15, 2013

Loved it, I did not come up with the answer but when I saw it. I had a facepalm "ah ha" moment.
Great job for a first teaser! Nice to see some new material on here too, thanks Editors!
eighsseAus*
Sep 15, 2013

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you liked it
Maggiethe8th*us*
Sep 15, 2013

Didn't get it either, but really liked it! Thanks for the new teaser!
theriddler*
Sep 16, 2013

This is a very good riddle. Sometimes the clues in a riddle are questionable, or even misleading, but all of the clues here are good solid hints, and yet I didn't get it. I got the name "the riddler" because I was always bringing riddles to a group I visit. I'm sure they're going to like this one. Hope you don't mind, I'll make a small change when I do, so the last sentence will read,"By definition something precise is meant, Yet to one man I am different." It's hard to find good riddles, this one is great. Do more. I liked your title too.
eighsseAus*
Sep 16, 2013

Wow thank you, I'm glad the work is appreciated and enjoyed! And by all means, change it however you like.
charlottes-oddAen*
Dec 02, 2013

This was awesome!
Babe*
Sep 15, 2016

Well, to me that was very confusing. It made little sense when I saw the answer. At first I guessed a pansy as they have little faces on them. Just saying the answer is a dozen leaves me cold. It should have been a dozen something. That is just my opinion. Sorry, but glad you posted and tried. That is more than I do.
LittleGreenManAth*
Sep 15, 2016

Twelve comments when first posted (2013) ....

ONE thus far as TOTD.

We'll see.

Jaye
eighsseAus*
Sep 15, 2016

@Babe: Yes, it's a bit difficult, and an abstract answer for a riddle. I really wouldn't expect many people to be able to figure it out (I highly doubt I could have figured it out myself if it had been written by someone else). For most people I expect it's just something to puzzle on, then read the answer and say "Ahh, of course!"
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 15, 2016

Interesting puzzle and cleverly written. Thanks for a challenging one!
LittleGreenManAth*
Sep 15, 2016

TWO ....

(not counting mine and e......'s [the author])

Braingle is dying, folks. Doesn't anybody else care?

Jaye
eighsseAus*
Sep 15, 2016

@LittleGreenMan:
Of the 12 comments in 2013, 4 were by me, the author, which according to your comparison to the present, probably shouldn't count. When it was TOTD in 2013, only 6 comments were from unique, non-author users. As you said, we're at 2 so far ... I'm not sure when the clock flips over for the TOTD, but I think we have at least about 10 hours left, right?
HOWEVER ..... Yes, Braingle is dying.
raisin99*
Sep 15, 2016

nope
mepapaAus*
Sep 15, 2016

Got stuck on iris...very nice riddle ya got there!

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