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This after dinner riddle takes time to solve

I got five of that one,

Just two of another

Only one for the none

And all of the others.

For my old version

I got 5 of that five

Just 4 for the ten

Total 17 of I to have.

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You are a

CLOCK! (e.g. circular analog wall clock for example)

You have

5 1's (at 1, 10, 11, 12)
2 2's (at 2, 12)
1 of each other digit 0, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Your old version is a

CLOCK WITH ROMAN NUMERALS

You have

5 V's (at IV, V, VI, VI, VIII)
4 X's (at IX, X, XI, XII)
and 17 I's !

These are everyday objects and they

take time to solve!

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    $\begingroup$ Mine has 13 1's, 8 2's, 3 each of 3 and 4, and 2 of all the rest... $\endgroup$ Oct 6, 2021 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ A benford's sample? $\endgroup$
    – TSLF
    Oct 6, 2021 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ @TSLF rot13(gjragl-sbhe ubhe pybpx). $\endgroup$ Oct 6, 2021 at 17:09

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