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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)
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.


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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Aug 16, 2013

Challenging and fun! Good job!
Aug 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

This was awesome!
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.
Sep 15, 2016

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

ONE thus far as TOTD.

We'll see.

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!"
Sep 15, 2016

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

TWO ....

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

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

Sep 15, 2016

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.
Sep 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

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

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