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  1. #61
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    That's it. OK, #13
    By nature I am solitary,
    scarred by spear and wounded by sword.
    I reflect the face of my enemy
    and protect my liege from the horde.
    But my wounds are tended by smithy alone;
    no doctor heals my bitten bones.

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    Shield.

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    Good one, tranquility.

    #14
    You wait in shade for me to drop.
    Making squirrels away to hop.
    As soft as silk, as white as milk,
    as bitter as gall, a thick wall,
    and green coat covers me all.
    BTW, since you were stuck on #9, Monoxide, does that mean you know what #1 is?

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    Thanks.
    Question: How can it be white AND green-coated

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    It is a walnut.

    [edit - but it only has one l]

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    AHA...see where I grew up I'm more familiar with dates, grapes and rice crops

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    I'm gonna vote for coconut. The squirel suggests other kinds of nuts, but the white milk suggests coconuts.

    Here's #15

    The first letter has wings but cannot sing.
    The second is to AM as WE is to I.
    The third is all others, as I, of course am I.
    The fourth letter we drink
    (but not a savage, do you think?)
    The fifth begins every END.
    No brain, all brawn, this sorry friend.

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    we've had it it's BRUTE.

    I'm gonna vote for coconut. The squirel suggests other kinds of nuts, but the white milk suggests coconuts.
    I can tell you it is walnut. its a more common riddle - coconuts are not bitter, have nothing to do with walls, aren't shaded well by palm fronds, and squirrels won't have a bar of them.

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    Whoops, that was BRUTE, already solved above.

    Here's #16

    Big enough to hold a pig.
    Small enough to be twig.
    Rumored to be stronger than the sword.
    A real blue blood when hollow bored.

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    a pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquility
    a pen.
    Sounds good but how is it big enough to hold a pig? Is that because you can write the word? It certainly seems correct for the other 3 clues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beskeptical
    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquility
    a pen.
    Sounds good but how is it big enough to hold a pig? Is that because you can write the word? It certainly seems correct for the other 3 clues.
    Whoops, nevermind, a pig in a pen, now I get it.

    Here's the next one.

    I must fight the waves wipped by the wind
    when I dive to earth beneath the sea.
    I hold thee fast to harbors of thy choice
    yet my own country is unkown to me.
    With explorer's zeal I'm pulled from the waves
    to, again, be cast and drowned,
    and, later, them tame.
    You know my nature, now guess my name.

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    Edited because beskeptical already figured out what I meant.

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    I have a suggestion for #1 - Quartz.
    Found out through googling that the earliest lenses were made from quartz and not glass.
    Lenses can either blur (effectively make you blind) your vision OR correct your vision (let you see). Quartz in watches and clocks and of course, it's a crystal.

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    # 16 = anchor ?

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    that's what i got..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquility
    # 16 = anchor ?
    That's what I thought.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    #18
    Though not a soldier, I often fight.
    Though not a musician, I sing before light.
    Though not a clock, I wake people up.
    What am I, then, if on mere chicken feed I sup?
    A rooster.

    #19
    If you work it out, Wob's my name;
    'tis better to hold me backwards to front,
    for frontwards to back may cause ye pain.
    My sons and daughters always outward I sling
    away from my master as far as can be
    so to lay my foe with a sting.
    From my hair is my quick song sung;
    yet I serve no master when unstrung.
    A bow.

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    #20
    Roly Poly did something rash.
    He rolled off a wall and hit with a splash.
    And almost as soon as off he rolled,
    Roly Poly turned into gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddo
    #20
    Roly Poly did something rash.
    He rolled off a wall and hit with a splash.
    And almost as soon as off he rolled,
    Roly Poly turned into gold.
    An egg? (Humpty Dumpty specifically?)

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    That'll be it..

    Here's a warrior that if let be too proud
    may savage ye in a smoky shroud.
    Some women and some men too
    may fetter him to better their food.
    Yet it is he that foe bears against foe
    and scorches the land faster than the hoe.
    Sometimes to destroy, sometimes to make grow.
    Do not let Earth's lips be dry
    else this fellow may blind the eye.
    This one is fire.

    #22
    Into it you look
    yet still look out.
    There opposites clash
    yet never alone to pout.
    Is this one evidence that Mike Alexander is wrong about #1?

    #23
    If two's company and three's a crowd
    and bees live in a hive,
    tell me, for crying out loud,
    what are four and five?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddo
    #23
    If two's company and three's a crowd
    and bees live in a hive,
    tell me, for crying out loud,
    what are four and five?
    Nine.
    Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF
    Quote Originally Posted by freddo
    #23
    If two's company and three's a crowd
    and bees live in a hive,
    tell me, for crying out loud,
    what are four and five?
    Nine.
    =D>

    That's half an hour of my life I'll never get back!!

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    Ditto

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    #24
    Two brothers we are,
    great burden we bear
    by which we a bitterly pressed.
    In truth we may say
    we are full all the day
    but empty we go to our rest.
    (And here's one more hint:
    spit and put on a glint
    when you want to be properly dressed.)


    Shoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinemarten
    #24
    Two brothers we are,
    great burden we bear
    by which we a bitterly pressed.
    In truth we may say
    we are full all the day
    but empty we go to our rest.
    (And here's one more hint:
    spit and put on a glint
    when you want to be properly dressed.)


    Shoes?
    Sounds good.

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    #25
    A wee, wee man
    in a red, red coat,
    staff in hand
    and a stone in my throat.
    Hanging from a tree
    dangling prettily,
    I'm a pie in the sky virgin's gloat.

    I'm stumped?

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    A wee, wee man
    in a red, red coat,
    staff in hand
    and a stone in my throat.
    Hanging from a tree
    dangling prettily,
    I'm a pie in the sky virgin's gloat.

    I'm stumped?
    maybe a cherry.

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    I thought of that, but it doesn't fit well enough.

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    I thought of that, but it doesn't fit well enough.
    are you kidding?

    "and a stone in my throat." - gotta be a stoned fruit.

    "Hanging from a tree" - self explanatory

    "I'm a pie in the sky" - cherry pie?

    And the absolute nail in the coffin:

    "virgin's gloat." ops: ops: 8-[

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