Friday, October 4, 2013

Mr. Punch's Puzzles: The Riddle of the Week










Once, again, Mr. Punch, with my help, is offering up a true Victorian riddle. The first person to answer correctly--by posting in the comments--will receive public congratulations.

So, here's this week's riddle. We ask that you don't Google the answer. Mr. Punch would not find that sporting at all. Give it a shot and see what you can come up with. Here we go... No cheating...


What lives in its own substance and dies when it devours itself?


And, the answer is...

A CANDLE.

Very good answers from all today, and, atypically political.  Well done!  I'll see you here on Friday next for another of Mr. Punch's Puzzles.






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22 comments:

April said...

Miley Cyrus.

Joseph Crisalli said...

And her father.

Matt said...

Pride.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Smart!

Darcy said...

Any character in a Tennessee Williams play.

Joseph Crisalli said...

And, then, suddenly last summer...

Barb said...

Fire.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Also smart!

Gene said...

Not my mother in law. Too bad.

Joseph Crisalli said...

That is too bad, Gene.

Dashwood said...

Cupcakes. That's why you have to eat them fast before they eat themselves.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Mmmmmmm...cupcakes. End Homer Voice.

Carolyn said...

My agent.

Joseph Crisalli said...

MOST agents.

Sam P said...

Congress.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Topical.

Angelo said...

Me eating lasagna.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Are you telling us what you're presently doing?

Beth Ann said...

America.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Wow! We're so political today.

Kathy said...

Water?

Joseph Crisalli said...

Good answer.