May people have requested that we share the answers to the devious clues from our Unbirthday contest and since you asked so nicely, here they are!
I carefully avoid the owl’s eye.
I don’t really walk, nor do I fly.
Time in Wonderland rushes by.
What sort of thing am I?
Use part or the whole of me in your hat.
The Red Queen’s garden has butterflies and snakes.
There are more snakes than butterflies, but only by 1.
When you square the number of butterflies and the number of snakes,
You will have three squared between them.
The number of butterflies on your hat must equal the square root of the number of butterflies in the garden. What is that number?
Everything changes when you enter Wonderland.
Mind-blowing is the vastness of this realm.
Keep searching. The answer is here.
Never fear what you do not see. Just let go and try again.
Inverted and sometimes backwards clues await you.
Read within the lines; the answer lies within.
Do not try too hard with this one.
When you find the answer, write it on your hat (can be on a tag).
ANSWER: DRINK ME
I run without legs, but you’ll never find me walking.
My face is without eyes, and I have no mouth for talking.
I have hands with no fingers, but I may have rings.
What am I, of all the worldly things?
ANSWER: A CLOCK
Did you know that there is a cool innovation that lets you look right through the wall of the White Rabbit’s house? What’s it called?
ANSWER: A WINDOW
What occurs twice in a heartbeat,
Once in a minute,
And never in a million years?
ANSWER: THE LETTER T
We four sit beneath the oak tree:
The Duck, the Lory, the Pigeon, and the Eaglet.
Three of us belong; one does not.
Use a part or the whole of the oddball in your hat.
ANSWER: THE DUCK (she belongs in water)
Upside down and backwards, you will find the answer to this clue.
The answer lies within these lines, from
One line to the next. It is part of your persona
What’s in it, they always ask? Guess, if you can!
ALTERNATIVE CLUE: IT’S WHAT YOU CALL YOURSEL
No man can wear this suit,
No man can exist,
Yet you will know full well what’s got by me.
You will know what lies at me, for that is reason.
Touch me when I am gentle, stay away when I am hard as rock.
Seize me for valour, don't lose me to failure.
I'm late, I'm late!
This blasted thing has made me late!
No time to say "Hello", goodbye!
Please don't strip me for
I'm late! I'm late! And, when I wave I lose the time I save
Too long it is! Too narrow!
Tied me up in knots so I hop hop hop!
I wish that I could fly
But this blasted thing would trail behind
There's danger if I dare to stop and I will be in a bind!
You see I'm overdue
This decoration just won't do!
Can't even say "Good-bye", hello!
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
Red and white, I am a throne to an unusual creature
Eat me if you dare
I’ll take you on a trip beyond Wonderland,
and maybe even beyond the Looking Glass!
Bulgy and blue, this is not my final form
Find me amidst a cloud of pungent smoke
for whilst I wait and wait I have nothing better to do
Your riddles may be silly
and your prose rather lacking
but I will take the lot and ruminate
for you see, I will be rather more tomorrow than I am today
Baked I am quite delicious
but not when the cook has a hand in my making
Cold I crumble
Warm I would melt on your tongue
They say I was stolen by such a knave
They also say the truth is in the eating! Find me and try me for yourself!
8 P in the SS
1 DP removed
1 S in the SS
1 M to go with E
4 IP and 4 OP
1 P with R
Put an (legal) image of a P with R on your hat.
ANSWER: SATURN (planet with rings)
If the queen catches you with me on your hat,
your head will be rolling before you can take a whiff.
ANSWER: A ROSE
Many do not know it, but there is a library in Wonderland.
It is one of Alice’s favorite places to visit.
In it, you can find many upside down and backward books.
There is even a special dictionary.
Which word in this dictionary is spelled backwards?
I have come from Wonderland to New York and Chicago.
Tomorrow I will be in Los Angeles.
What’s funny is, everywhere I go, all I do is sit in a corner.
What am I?
ANSWER: A STAMP
For Alice, ____ x 12 = 19.
Put the correct number of flowers on your hat.
Make them colorful!
Thank you to everyone who participated!