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Heavy Riddle: April 2021 Challenge Question

Posted March 30, 2021 12:00 AM
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If going forward I am heavy and hard to pick up; but going backward I am not.

What am I?

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03/30/2021 2:02 AM

A Trout...

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03/30/2021 10:58 PM

Not bad but I think Rixter nailed it.

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03/30/2021 11:24 PM

Yup..

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03/30/2021 6:49 AM

"ton"

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03/30/2021 11:43 PM

Rixter..you're too quick. Here I'm thinking about tractor pull sleds and you simply nail the answer.

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03/31/2021 4:25 AM

Bulldozer blade pushing dirt.

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03/31/2021 9:41 AM

A shovel

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03/31/2021 9:51 AM

A swimming pool brush.

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03/31/2021 4:31 PM

Spoiler wing....

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03/31/2021 7:32 PM

Since the April Challenge was solved before April even arrived, maybe an auxiliary challenge could be to formulate other riddles patterned on the one given. A few of my efforts:

If going forward I am a hat, but going backward I am a mat, what am I?

If going forward I am black and hairless, but going backward I am a rat, what am I?

If going forward I am a lid, but going backward I am a pot, what am I?

If going forward I am a harmless role in a play, but going backwards I am a trap, what am I?

If going forward I am wire insulation, but going backwards I am always wet, what am I?

Others?

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04/01/2021 9:00 AM

More:

If going forward I am golden-tongued, but going backwards I am drab, what am I?

If going forward I am open space, but going backwards I am a room, what am I?

If going forward I am pink and healthy, and when going backwards I am smug, what am I?

If going forward I am a pry-bar, but when going backwards I transform to loot, what am I?

If going forward I am stalks of grass, but when going backwards I turn to warts, what am I?

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04/01/2021 8:28 PM

Going forward I am but a gentle flower petal, but going backwards I am an animal! What am I?

Going forward I can be either a verb or a noun. Going backwards I am no ifs, no ands, but only buts. What am I?

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04/03/2021 10:05 AM

Going forward I am not a ton, and going backwards I am not a ton. What am I?

Going forward I am a municipal water control order. Going backwards I am an emergency call to Patrick, an animal control officer, "Net mad wolf Pat." What am I?

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04/03/2021 12:15 PM

Going forward, I am what happened when gunsmith Bob tested the trap gun's action. Going backwards I am what he saw when he disassembled the gun: Bob spots trap guns snug part. What am I?

Going forward, I am gunsmith Bob's rude request to his apprentice when he gave the job to him. Going backwards I am the apprentice's mocking response: "Lap trap guns snug part pal." What am I?

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04/03/2021 6:45 PM

Going forward, I am the heading of a news report on the apprehension of an internet scam artist. Going backwards, I am the title of one of Gabriel's DIY home renovation columns: "Gab Maps Spacer Rail". What am I?

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04/03/2021 8:01 PM

Enough of the riddles. How about the answers now?

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04/04/2021 9:25 AM

Just having some fun with the original riddle concept. The answers to mine, as with the original, are found simply by reading the given word or sentence backwards. A couple are identical forward and backward ('Not a ton' and 'Lap trap guns snug part Pal') which makes them palindromes. 'Madam I'm Adam' and 'A man, a plan, a canal, Panama' are two well known palindromes.

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04/09/2021 8:48 AM

Answer: Trap gun's snug part stops Bob. (When gunsmith Bob tests the gun's action)

Answer: Lap trap gun's snug part pal. (Bob's rude request to his apprentice)

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04/08/2021 7:40 PM

Answer: Not a ton.

Answer: Tap flow dam ten. (a municipal water control order)

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04/08/2021 10:35 AM

Is Tam short for Tam o'Shanter?

Wire insulation? Tewsyawla?

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04/08/2021 4:14 PM

Popular women's hat in the 20's. Scottish Tam o'Shanter style - usually simply called a tam.

TEW - Canadian Standards Association and Underwriter's Laboratories approved Thermoplastic Equipment Wire - the letters TEW are stamped on the insulation. Often used for control panel wiring.

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04/10/2021 5:59 AM

Thanks.

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04/10/2021 10:03 AM

Interesting what can be found on Challenge Questions. I'd never heard of tam before. It seems to derive from the more well known tam o' shanter, in turn taken from a variant name of Thomas used by Burns in a poem.

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04/01/2021 7:21 PM

A container ship ?

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04/06/2021 12:05 PM

Glass of water.

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05/03/2021 10:22 AM

Going forward,I am a canal.Going backwards,I am the same.

Hint:A palindrome,more than 1 word.

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A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. This is a well know 'canal' palindrome (Post #18).

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05/03/2021 10:23 AM

A fat blonde?

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05/03/2021 10:24 AM

My feet,when cresting a hill.

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A ratchet.

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