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I turn my head, and you may go where you want.
I turn it again, and you'll stay till you rot.

I have no face, but I live or die.
By my crooked teeth,

Who am I?

This riddle was originally from Neil Gaiman's book Neverwhere.

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You are

a key.

I turn my head, and you may go where you want.

You can turn a key to unlock a door.

I turn it again, and you'll stay till you rot.

You can also turn a key to lock a door.

I have no face, but I live or die. By my crooked teeth,

A key has "teeth" that fits its lock. If the teeth are damaged, the key will not work.

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