Riddles 17

EASYI cut away the outside shellExposing red meat without bones.Gripped in one claw I eat it raw,And pause to spit out small, black stones.ANSWER: WatermelonWhen one cuts open a watermelon rind the red, boneless meat of the fruit is exposed. Watermelon is usually eaten with the hands, and always requires one to spit out the small, black seeds.INTERMEDIATESynthetic pebble on my tongueAnd a freight train on my mind.Then later on, the train is gone,And no pebbble left behind.ANSWER: An aspirin and a headacheThe aspirin -- a "synthetic pebble" -- is put on the tongue to subdue headaches, which can often feel like freight train in one's mind. After swallowing the aspirin the headache is gone, and so is the pill.DIFFICULTMugger's mark.Circle work.Bad impression.Drinker's quirk.ANSWER: A coffe mug stainIf he's not careful, a "mugger" -- one who drinks from a mug -- leaves a circular coffee stain where he places his cup. This bad impression of the bottom of the mug is a common coffee addict's quirk.

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