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Q: The more I dry, the wetter I become?
A: Towel

Q: I’m a bird but I can’t fly?
A: Penguin

Q: I don’t go out and play, I just stay home all day, I’m nice – you might agree, but mostly your feet just rub me?
A: Door-Mat

Q: Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I’m always ready to tell a tale?
A: Book

Q: What has a ring, but no finger?
A: Telephone

Q: I have a neck, but no head, but I still wear a cap?
A: Bottle

Q: Some take me in the morning, others take me in the evening, but one thing you should know – that when I’m ‘taken’, I don’t really go anywhere?
A: Shower

Q: My words number quite many (like pen, pent, and penny); my title you will discover, is explained under my cover?
A: Dictionary

Q: Fluttering, flying and flitting so free, from flower to flower is where you’ll find me?
A: Butterfly

Q: I start with an “e”, I end with an “e”, but I usually contain only one letter?
A: Envelope

Q: I’m so simple that I only point; yet I guide people all over the world?
A: Compass

Q: Although I may have eyes, I can’t see. At one time there was a dearth of me in Ireland and people went hungry?
A: Potato

Q: What’s black and white and read all over?
A: Newspaper

Q: If you were ‘able’, you’d add a ‘T’?
A: Table

Q: Look for a rainbow in a box?
A: Box of Crayons/Markers

Q: Keys open my door, but mine only make a sound?
A: Piano

Q: I’m an insect, and the first half of my name reveals another insect; also some famous group of musicians had a similar name?
A: Beetle

Q: I may be black, and may be white, or any color in between. I’m small and made of plastic, not round but very light; when I’m moved up and down, I’m used to create sound?
A: Guitar Pick

Q: I get bigger when I eat, but die weaker when I drink?
A: Fire

Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall?
A: Window

Q: People climb me, cut me and burn me, they show me no respect! My rings are not of gold, but they do tell my age?
A: Tree

Q: What is higher without the head, than with it?
A: Pillow

Q: I have a heart, and my last five letters mean the same as “strangle”?
A: Artichoke

Q: I grow shorter, as I grow older?
A: Candle

Q: I have a face that doesn’t frown, I have hands that do not wave, I have no mouth, just a familiar sound, I don’t walk – but I move around?
A: Clock

Q: When you buy me I’m black, when you use me I’m red, and when you throw me away I’m gray?
A: Burning Charcoal


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