ABC Riddles

A

I'm often used to open, but not to close. Cast iron or wooden, my duty's to show. What am I?

handle

B

Tall as I may be, user beware. My last step may cause you despair. What am I?

ladder

C

In hallways I loiter, but for a good cause I swear. To show you the path is the burden I bear. What am I?

light

D

I'm clingy and loud, but I help you grasp tight. Through fire and flames, your meal will be cooked alright. What am I?

tongs

E

This image may give away my identity, but I hold the key to this project's recovery. What am I?

wine rack

F

A nifty device am I, as light as a leaf. A good tool for opening, much better than your teeth. What am I?

bottle opener

G

Petrified in stone is my existence's bane. The Forbidden Cinnamon Bun is my other name. What am I?

fossil

H

Though always on duty, I'm most used at night. As a wise man once said, 'let there be light.' What am I?

light switch

I

Weaved and woven is my itchy exterior. Purchased and brought to be rolled in your interior. What am I?

carpet

J

A tendril of my body is this picture's spotlight. Blown in glass, I'll give you an insight. What am I?

vase

K

Keeper of secrets, is my owners sole role. I am what allows him to open - what a heavy toll. What am I?

hinge

L

I dispense what is necessary, for life and each other. Yet if you want a different temperature, you'll have to ask my brother. What am I?

faucet handle

M

Glasses cut, torched and stained form my helm atop my beautifully bright frame. What am I?

lamp

N

I force my way through paper, taking tokens of my victims. I leave you neat, little entries; the perfect ordering system. What am I?

hole puncher

O

I snap and I stutter, that is apart of my shutter. Images so smooth, you won't believe it's not butter. What am I?

camera lens

P

I'm the center of attention, where you can put up your feet. But every so often you'll see me on the street. What am I?

couch

Q

I'll keep your things safe, close to the heart they'll be. Yes there's nobody quite like the handcuff like me. What am I?

keychain

R

While I resemble a weapon, it's merely for glue- don't fret! I'm nowhere near like those mentioned in the Second Amendment. What am I?

glue gun

S

Bright as I may be, I'm worthless if I don't fit. I'm nothing without my housing unit. What am I?

lightbulb

T

Neither beginning nor end; I am the crossroads where they meet. You may even cross me as you walk down the street.

corner

U

A bulwark of defense, only a key will be my trigger. Either that or a really strong scissor. What am I?

lock

V

Fragile is I, but better than a cup. Pull me out if you'd like a martini. Up. What am I?

martini glass

W

A majestic stag was I, where I once roamed the planet. Now I am nothing more than that centerpiece of Hamlet. What am I?

skull

X

My legs crusted with age, I am dusty and old. But after all these years you still trust me to hold. What am I?

table

Y

A table that you do not sit, a desk that is much too small. But I am the last one you use, before asleep you fall.

nightstand

Z

What is a wall without me, and more what a floor? Shelter from the elements, the inside of a roof and nothing more. What am I?

ceiling