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The Riddle Poem, Fill in the Blanks

riddle poem fill in the blanks

THE  111111111

“Don’t kill me”-22222222222 said,

As Clara raised her heel,

Upon the humble 3333 to tread,

As though it did not feel.


“Don’t kill me-I will crawl away,

And hide me from your sight,

And when I come, some other day,

You’ll view me with delight.”


The  22222222222 went and hid

In some dark and quiet place,

Where none could look on what he did,

To change his form and face.


And then, one day, as Clara read

Within a shady nook,

A 111111111, superbly dressed,

Alighted on her book.


His shining 44444 were dotted over,

With gold, and blue, and green,

And Clara owned she naught before

So beautiful had seen.


Can you figure out what words should substitute:





The length of each word is reflected in the number of variables shown. For example, 5555555 would have 7 letters, 6666 would have 4 letters.

And the new Timer/Countdown system is in place! Hope most of you like it!

How many of the words of this riddle poem can you figure out?Answers can be entered into the section below; submissions will automatically be revealed  when time is up!

17 Comments to “The Riddle Poem, Fill in the Blanks”

  1. RK | Founder | Profile

    just a test

  2. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    111111111 = BUTTERFLY
    22222222222 = CATERPILLAR
    3333 = ?LEAF? (Unsure about this one)
    44444 = WINGS

  3. RK | Founder | Profile

    Testing countdown system

  4. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile


  5. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    As for the timer/countdown, it seems to be great.

    On the other hand, the posting date for each puzzle is nowhere to be found.

  6. shaks | Profile

    111111111 – butterfly
    22222222222 – caterpillar
    3333 – soil? (i wasn’t sure)
    44444 – wings

  7. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    111111111 = butterfly
    22222222222 = caterpillar
    3333 = worms
    44444 = wings

  8. akihon | Profile

    I think that the answers are;-


    All the best

  9. infinityaurora | Profile

    butterfly, caterpillar, worm, wings
    Lucky Clara!

  10. joe | Profile

    111111111 butterfly
    222222222222 caterpillar
    3333 worm?
    44444 wings

    not 100pct sure of 3333, also came to mind – silk?

  11. John Lewis Highsmith | Profile

    Butterfly, caterpillar, worm, wings

  12. Bobo The Bear | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Has anyone noticed that the poem starts off with a strong ABAB rhyme scheme, and gradually becomes a ABCB rhyme scheme towards the end?

  13. RK | Founder | Profile

    Nice job to those who got 3/4 words correct. To those that got 4/4, outstanding!
    The 3333 was the hardest element of this puzzle, and I didn’t think anyone would get it.
    Some of you came up with reasonably good fits, but ‘worm’ is the actual answer.

    And if English is not your native language, double congrats if you got all 4! (very good, Hex!)

  14. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    ????????????? :D

    Google translation:

    I even impress myself sometimes :D

  15. Hex | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    @RK, the comments do not accept Chinese characters?

    Greek: ?

  16. RK | Founder | Profile

    Hey there Hex, no Chinese characters; although-you can take a picture of the text and upload it (or send me the pic and I’ll put it in the comment)

  17. barbsmonsta | Profile


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