Saturday Stumper # 5 — Answers

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

(1) Who Am I?

You will know that I am coming
From the jingle of my bell,
But exactly who I am is not an easy thing to tell.

Children, they adore me
for they find me jolly,
but I do not see them when the halls are decked with holly.

My job often leaves me frozen,
I am a man that all should know,
But I do not do business in times of sleet or ice or snow.

I travel much on business,
But no reindeer haul me around,
I do all my traveling firmly on the ground.

I love the time of Christmas,
But that’s not my vocational season,
And I assure that is because of a sound economic reason.

Submitted by Zehrapushu

Answer — Ice Cream Man!

(2) Five Siblings

Five siblings are they, their color is true;
One belongs to one, four are shared by two.
Connected together, some by locks;
Many meet their fate upon the rocks.
Arrange their initials, and you should
Find things that are found in a neighborhood.

What has just been described?

Submitted By: cnmne

Answer
The Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario
There are five, lakes being blue (as in true blue). Lake Michigan belongs to the United States, the other lakes are shared by the United States and Canada. The lakes are part of a chain, with locks between some of them. Many shipwrecks occur by grounding on rocks in shallow water. The initials spell “homes”, which are found in neighborhoods
.

(3 Alphabetical Conundrums

Why is K like a sunrise?
Why is L like a warm furnace?
Why is M a favorite with miners?
Why is N like a pig?
Why is O the only of five vowels that you can hear?

— Submitted by: aresII

Answer
K is like a sunrise because it appears at the end of DARK.
L is like a warm furnace because it makes IT LIT.
M is a favorite with miners because it makes ORE MORE.
N is like a pig because it makes A STY NASTY.
O is the only one of the five vowels that you can hear because all the others are in AUDIBLE (INAUDIBLE)
.

[SOURCE: http://www.braingle.com/Riddle.html%5D

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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