Riddles 20

EASYI've put up this snappy snippetFor your eyes, so you can knowWho I am and what I stand forIn this spell while traffic's slow.ANSWER: A bumper stickerBumper stickers often make the use of a short, snappy phrase to say something about the owner of the car -- political views, favorite band, etc. Bumper stickers are most often read by people who sit behind you in traffic.INTERMEDIATESee it brooding by the roadsideOr hear it screaming late at night.It's always looking for the worstAnd throwing off an anxious light.ANSWER: A police carPolice cars are regularly seen by the roadside -- either watching for speed demons or pulling them over. Their sirens are often heard late at night. While they cruise around, scanning for signs of trouble, police cars throw off the notorious red and blue lights that make everyone anxious.DIFFICULT:A reservation kept on handA band well known for flashy rock.In time a priceless heirloom orAnother piece of pawnshop stock.ANSWER: An engagement ringWith an engagement ring on her hand, a woman has "reserved" her fiance. Each ring is a band (another word for "ring") that often holds flashy gems. In time, the engagement rings can become a family heirloom or -- depending on how sucessful the marriage is -- a pawn shop item.

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