Riddles

Most of these are from um...The Dark Tower by Stephen King, so finding the answers to some of these riddles may ruin the books if you intend to read them, I have no idea, I've never laid eyes on these Dark Tower series. Oh, by the way, I suggest you think a little before you go ahead and see the answer. Now choose a level:

Easy - You call that a riddle??
Medium - wait! wait! I know this!
Hard - I'm buggered if I know!
Tough - argh! what is THAT?!?!

Tough -argh! what is THAT?

Today he is there to trip you up and he will torture you tomorrow. Yet he is also there to ease the pain, when you are lost in grief and sorrow.

Highlight here for the answer: "alcohol"

What does no man want, yet no man want to lose?

Highlight here for the answer: "work (employment"

Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear, all day we are bitterly pressed; Yet this I will say - we are full all the day, and empty when we go to rest. What are we?

Highlight here for the answer: "a pair of shoes"

Long and slinky like a trout, never sings till it's guts come out. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a gun"

I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak, but I am nobody's fool. For there is no language that I cannot speak, though I never went to school. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "an echo"

Always old, sometimes new, never sad, sometimes blue. Never empty, sometimes full, never pushes, always pulls.

Highlight here for the answer: "the moon"

High born, my touch is gentle, purest white is my lace; silence is my kingdom, green is the colour of my death. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "snow"

Used left or right, I get to travel, over cobblestone or gravel. Used up, I vie for sweet success, used down, I cause men great duress. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer:"a thumb"

My second is performed by my first, and, it is thought, a thief by the marks of my whole might be caught. What am I?

highlight here for the answer: footsteps

When I live I cry, if you don't kill me I'll die. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a candle"

Can not be bought, can not be sold, even if it's made of gold.

Highlight here for the answer: "a heart"

Come up and let us go; go down and here we stay.

Highlight here for the answer: "an anchor"

I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded, I am shining, and I am coloured; set in white, I fill with water and overflow. I say much, but I have no words. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "an eye"

Medium - Wait Wait I know this!

Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer:"time"

I was carried into a dark room, and set on fire. I wept, and then my head was cut off. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a candle"

What is it that leaps and runs and has no feet?

Highlight here for the answer: "a ball"

An openended barrel, it is shaped like a hive. It is filled with the flesh, and the flesh is alive!

Highlight here for the answer: "a thimble"

Where can you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?

Highlight here for the answer: "on a map"

What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a memory"

I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate, although I take my time, I am never late. I accompany life, and survive past demise, I am viewed with esteem in many women's eyes. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "hair (or nails)"

You hear me calling to you, beckoning with my shrill voice; My keys will carry you to the place of your choice. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a telephone"

I am the tool, for inspiring many. Buy me in the store, for not much more than a penny. Don't overuse me, or my usefulness will go, what am I? Do you know?

Highlight here for the answer: "a pen"

Hard - I'm Buggered If I know!

I run, though I have no legs to be seen. I possess no heat, yet I do have steam. I have no voice to let words out, but from far away you can still hear me shout. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a waterfall"

You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others.

Highlight here for the answer: "your temper"

Inside a burning house, this thing is best to make. And best to make it quickly, before the fire's too much to take!

Highlight here for the answer: "haste"

No mouth, no eyes, nor yet a nose, two arms, two feet, and as it goes, the feet don't touch the ground, but all the way the head runs round. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a wheelbarrow"

Hands she has but does not hold, teeth she has but does not bite, feet she has but they are cold, eyes she has but without sight. Who is she?

Highlight here for the answer: "a doll"

Some try to hide, some try to cheat, but time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might, to guess my name. I promise you'll know, when you I do claim.

Highlight here for the answer:"death"

Only one color, but not one size; stuck to the ground, yet easily flies. Present in sun, but not in rain; doing no harm, and feeling no pain. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a shadow"

A word I know, six letters it contains. Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.

Highlight here for the answer: "The word 'dozens'. Take away the 's', and you have the word 'dozen', which is twelve."

The sun bakes them, the hand breaks them, the foot treads on them, and the mouth tastes them. What are they?

Highlight here for the answer: "grapes"

Easy - You call that a riddle???

This crime attempted... shame on thee! This crime commited... thou wilt go free!

Highlight here for answer: "suicide"

Iron roof, glass walls, burns and burns and never falls.

Highlight here for the answer: "a lantern!"

What is it the more you take, the more you leave behind?

Highlight here for answer: "footsteps"

Black within and red without. Four corners round about. What am I?

Highlight here for answer:"a chimney"

White and thin, red within, with a nail at the end. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a finger"

Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "an onion"

What is pronounced like one letter, written with three letters, and belongs to all animals?

Highlight here for the answer: "EYE"

My first is foremost legaly. My second circles outwardly. My third leads all in victory. My fourth twice ends a nominee. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "L.O.V.E."

Tear one off and scratch my head, what once was red is black instead. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a match"

If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don't have it. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer: "a secret"

Face with a tree, skin like the sea. A great beast I am, yet vermin frightens me. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "an elephant"

I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer:"fire"

Sometimes I am loud, and viewed with distaste. Poke out my "i/eye", then I'm on the front of your face.

Highlight here for the answer: "The word NOISE. Poke out its 'eye' ('I'), then you're left with the word NOSE."

They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?

Highlight here for the answer: "gloves"

The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?

Highlight here for the answer:"darkness"

Foward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Highlight here for the answer: "a TON"

Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye, and a long tail which she let fly; and every time she went through a gap, a bit of her tail she left in a trap. What is she?

Highlight here for the answer:"a needle and thread"

I saw a man in white, he looked quite a sight. He was not old, but he stood in the cold. And when he felt the sun he started to run. Who could he be? Please answer me.

Highlight here for the answer:"a snowman"

In spring I am gay in handsome array; in summer more clothing I wear; when colder it grows I fling off my clothes; and in winter quite naked appear.

Highlight here for the answer: "a tree"


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