Riddles 1

1 EASYIn alleys where the gutters endIt rushes towards defenseless men.Knocks them down and disappears;But when it strikes it meets with cheers.ANSWER: a bowling ballThe alleys are bowling alleys. At the end of a bowling alley the gutters end. At the end of the alley the bowling ball knocks down pins. After knocking down pins the ball disappears. When a person gets a strike people often cheer.2 MEDIUMSimple symbol. Well-known band.Used alone. Purchased in pairs.Stamped. Addressed to one we love.A link. A mark. Something to wear.ANSWER: a wedding ringThe wedding ring is a simple symbol. It is also a well known kind of band: a wedding band. Wedding rings are worn separately (alone) but they are purchased in pairs. A wedding ring is typically stamped for its gold content. In a wedding ceremony you address the ring to your new spouse ("With this ring, I thee wed"). A wedding ring serves to link two people together. It marks a person as married. It is something you wear.3 HARDTreat it like an ice cream cone.Artwork delivered with bad taste.An homage. A rough-edged traveler.Not worth much but money-based.ANSWER: a postage stampBoth ice cream cones and postage stamps are licked. The stamp is a miniature work of art which is delivered with the mail. The stamp tastes terrible. A stamp is typically an homage to something famous (think of the recent Elvis Presley stamp). It has rough (perforated edges). The postage stamp is not worth much. It is based on a money system.

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