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Google Talk Riddle 3: Antidote

by William Jackson on 2007-03-08

The Google Talk Riddle for today is a classic:

My first doth affliction denote,
Which my second is destinʼd to feel;And my whole is the best antidote
That affliction to soften and heal.

I canʼt make this stuff up.

The riddle was posted at 13:00. A few of you used the resources of Google and the like to find the answer, so you donʼt win.

The correct answer came from my friend Justin at 18:42: “Woman.”

I picked up this riddle from Emma by Jane Austen.