Riddle O'Day – December Answers

Here are the answers to the Riddle O’Day riddles that are used each December at Big Sea Games. They are in alphabetical order by the first word of the riddle, when applicable. If you’re playing in another month, you can find that month’s riddles at our Riddle O’Day Answers list page. For the latest news and information on Riddle O’Day, check out our archive of Riddle O’Day posts.

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Archived Riddles – December

A box beneath a tree
Inside a tasty treat
Keep it for a month
The taste is just as sweet
- WALNUT

A precious gift
Yet it has no end
No beginning
And in the middle
Nothing
- RING

All about the house
With his maid he dances
Yet he always works
And never romances
- BROOM

ASWS
UUIP
TMNR
UMTI
MEEN
NRRG
- SEASONS

Be sure to shout
For its answers are weak
There is no language
It cannot speak
- ECHO

Bold are the first
True are the second
Playful are the third
Naive are the fourth
Forceful are the fifth
- BRAVE

Bound in a Book
But you can’t read me
I am struck and played
But not musically
A tiny fire glows in the night
Use me to make heat and light.
– MATCHES

Cold as death
But ever breathing
Never thirsty
But ever drinking
Covered in mail
But never clinking
- FISH

Colorful without dye
Flammable in death
Sway without music
Breathe without breath
- TREES

CMPF
OAOO
LRNA
TEYL
- HORSE

DAVIERS
FELTYAU
RETRINA
TSDUNTE
– TEACHER

DFWS
RLHT
IAIO
FKTR
TEEM
- SNOW

Discovered in Africa
I spread like a tide
To become a hot staple
Known the world wide
Straight or sweet
Cream on the side
- COFFEE

Even white I am wrong
I can break a heart
However strong
I can cause a smile or a frown
Build love up or tear it down
- LIE

First there is thunder
But no lightning paid this debt
Glowing rain pours down
But the earth is far from wet
Snow fills the sky
And the mountain is reset
- VOLCANO

FO A EAFHTRE LFOKC TGEHTREO
- BIRDS

Full of keys it’s plain to see
Without my holes I wouldn’t be
Mozart said that I was magic
In a story nearly tragic
- FLUTE

I am tied at least once a day
And forced to carry ten nails
I work hard without pay
And follow your many trails
- SHOES

I am used to bat with
Yet I never get a hit
I am near a ball
Yet I am never thrown
- EYELASH

I beam, I shine, I sparkle, white
Kill the gloom with my light
Goofy, bucked, crooked, gold
Young, charming, wise and old
Sly, cunning, empty at times
Cheerful, happy, in the lines
- SMILE

I can be repeated
But seldom in the same way
I can’t be changed
But can be rewritten
I can be passed down
But should not be forgotten
- HISTORY

I may run rings around you
Or escape your clutching grip
Or leave a treacherous trail
That gives a sudden slip
But our bouts will be my ruin
Til I’m but a tiny chip
- SOAP

I with borrowed silver shine
The light you see is not mine
First you see but a quarter
Then the half before the whole
And true it is, I chiefly owe
My beauty to the shades below
– MOON

I’m a goddess of love
Found in the sky above
My love belongs to fire
But if I said that I was true
Then I would be a liar
- VENUS

I’m seven times seventy
Plus a decade more
For me this has all
Happened before
Red and gold I tell no lies
From my own ashes I will rise
- PHOENIX

I’m the opposite of war
And the opposite of sound
I am often sought after
But seldom found
Some people never find me
Until they’re in the ground
- PEACE

In the sun it likes to play
In the rain it goes away
Walk or run it always follows
In the mud it forever wallows
- SHADOW

It has plenty of backbone
But doesn’t have a leg
It peels like an onion
But it is made with an egg
- SNAKE

It’s made from wood
Or strings pulled taught
You have to face it
Like it or not
A score without a game
A staff not for the lame
- MUSIC

Listn fiends
Fo I speak nly the tuth
This is a lie
- ERROR

Look to me for a clue
Concealing things is what I do
Your brain is on a merry chase
And I’m staring you in the face!
- RIDDLE

LWOH
KRAB
LIAT
SWAP
ENOB
KCIL
- DOG

My 1st is in lamp, not in light
My 2nd is in lamp, not in might
My 3rd is in dart and in board
My 4th is in string, not in cord
My last is in see, not in glance
I am known for romance
- PARIS

My 1st is in riddle
But not in little
My 2nd is in thyme
But not in time
My 3rd is in mother
But not in brother
- RHYME

My 1st letter is a vegetable
Small round and green
My 3rd and 4th are asleep
As plainly can be seen
My 5th also means fifty
Can you guess what I mean
- PUZZLE

My family is royal
Though I broke my crown
I’m nimble and quick
Up the beanstalk and down
I can pop from a box
Looking just like a clown
- JACK

People often come and stare
Touch me here, poke me there
Always spinning me around
Til what they seek
Has been found
- GLOBE

Praise your good fortune
And curse all you hate
Still I rule all your chaos
And gamble your fate
Some avoid me, some are game
Fat or slim, I mean the same
- CHANCE

Round and round they go:
YOUCA
BYITN
SERST
IVOCT
HTLLE
- BOOK

Said as one letter
But written in three
The same in both directions
This enables one to see
- EYE

She has one
A person has two
A citizen has three
A human being has four
A personality has five
An inhabitant of earth has six
- SYLLABLE

Short and hot
Often expressive
But shown to others
It is rarely impressive
- TEMPER

The answer is not
as jumbled as this:
SACKTE
but the meaning
is the same
- COFFIN

The answer
To this riddle
Is unknown
-UNKNOWN

The older this thing grows
The more valued it becomes
It is always much better
When its breathing is done
- WINE

These things trap warmth
Yet spray water and ice
Those who want to touch them
Had better think twice
- CLOUDS

They come in pairs
For work or play
You always fill them
With empty hands
- GLOVES

They have six faces
But are nose and mouth free
They have twenty one eyes
But still cannot see
- DICE

This is light as a feather
There is truly nothing in it
Yet most men can’t hold theirs
For more than a minute
- BREATH

This is often served
When two people are wed
It was mentioned by Marie
Before she lost her head
- CAKE

This thing is used to bat
But never hit
It is next to a ball
Which is never thrown
It is good luck when found
And painful when lost
- EYELASH

Throw away the outside
Cook what is within
Then eat the outside
And toss the inside in the bin
- CORN

TNA’C EB HOCSOESR
- BEGGARS

We all have them
They’re hard to break
Remove the first letter
A bit remains
Skip the first three
And it remains
- HABIT

What force and strength
Cannot get through
This with a gentle touch can do
To get in from out it can’t be beat
But a pick in a pinch
Is a good way to cheat
- KEY

What goes around comes around:
ITIS
NDEO
IPEN
KSYL
- BEAUTY

When found it is black
When used it turns red
When it turns white
You know it is dead
- COAL

When I’m out of the bag
There’s nothing left to say
Inquisitiveness killed me
I’m independent in my ways
- CAT

When I’m quick I’m deadly
A rock and shell medley
If I were a man
I’d make people dream
I gather in my millions
By sea and stream
- SAND

You can always see it
But its too far to touch
On land mountains rest on it
At sea it is all around you
- HORIZON

You do it to a bath to get clean
You do it to a curtain not to get seen
You do it with a pen
Or come up short again
- DRAW

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