Riddle O'Day – May Answers

Here are the answers to the Riddle O’Day riddles that are used each May 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 – May

A response to a mistake
That when offered is suspected
In desperation it is expressed
The truth is apparently rejected
- EXCUSE

Always coming but never been
Often talked about but never seen
Daily searched but never clear
Still out there and coming near
Though they expect it to appear
They will never find it here
- TOMORROW

An iron roof and all glass walls
Burns and burns
But never falls
- LANTERN

Riddle O’day - Back and forth they go - ITTAKE - OTOWTS - DOTHIS - TANGO
- TANGO

Holes in the bottom
the left and the right
yet it still holds water
with all its might
- SPONGE

I don’t have eyes
but once I could see
I used to have thoughts
But now I’m empty
- SKULL

If you carried my burden
It would break your back
I’m not wealthy but
Leave silver in my tracks
- SNAIL

It can speak
With its hard metal tongue
But it can not breathe
For it has no lung
- BELL

It cannot be bought
And it cannot be sold
Even when this thing
Is made of solid gold
- HEART

It comes with the train
And goes with the train
The train doesn’t need it
But it can’t go without it
- NOISE

IT CUTS
SEE HOW
LONG AGO
WAR
The answer is at the end
- SWORD

It demands an answer
but asks no question
- PHONE

It’s given to you
and it belongs to you
but your friends use
much more than you do
- NAME

Life is often a volume of grief
I need your help to turn a leaf
My spine is stiff
And my body is pale
But I’m always ready
To tell a tale
- BOOK

Many feathers to help it fly,
a body and a head,
but is not alive,
you determine how far it goes,
you can hold it in your hand,
but it is never thrown.
- ARROW

My first is a dog of unsure breeding
My whole is why water is always speeding
- CURRENT

No legs to dance with
No lungs to breathe
No pipe to smoke
And yet it does all three
- FIRE

No sooner spoken
than it is broken
- SILENCE

Sometimes I’m white
But most often I’m black
I can take you there
But never bring you back
- HEARSE

The higher I climb
The hotter I engage
I cannot escape
My crystal cage
- MERCURY

They bring tears to your eyes
A smile to your face
It was another time
It was another place
- MEMORIES

This thing can run
But cannot walk
Has a mouth
But cannot talk
- RIVER

This thing can turn
Without ever moving
- MILK

This thing is long and slim
And works in the light
It has just one eye
And a painful bite
- NEEDLE

This thing is more useful
When it is broken
- EGG

This thing was here
Since the world began
Yet it is never
More than one month old
- MOON

Two paces to the East
A pace to the South
And then two more
Three paces West
And three to the north
Then one pace East
- SQUARE

What man walks over
And man sleeps under
In times of war
He burns asunder
- BRIDGE

When it is hit
Its color will change
What it covers is complex
How it stretches is strange
- SKIN

When The Horse Strokes The Cat
The Wood Begins to Sing
- VIOLIN

Riddle O’Day - YINFLG - LFAEMS - EALCSD - ADRILZ - DRAGON
- DRAGON

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