# An obelisk I pine

An obelisk, I pine
My eye, some blood
Ink and horror
Farm stock food
is a labyrinth
Aid explorer

Can you make sense of this?

• Is this really a riddle where the words have meaning, or more a cryptic clue / mnemonic kind of puzzle? – KeyboardWielder Apr 26 '16 at 19:00
• I imagine an old, decrepit, man in an asylum mumbling these things to himself.... – Khale_Kitha Apr 26 '16 at 19:01
• @Khale_Kitha you probably guessed my true identity in that case! :P – Beastly Gerbil Apr 27 '16 at 6:47
• @KeyboardWielder I'm afraid not, this is just a plain old riddle – Beastly Gerbil Apr 27 '16 at 6:48

Since it looks like @SQLnoob doesn't want to finish, I'll have a go.

You're a:

Needle in a haystack (@SQLnoob)

An obelisk, I pine

Cleopatra's Needle (or Brightling Needle) are obelisks.
Pine Needles (@SQLnoob)

My eye, some blood Ink and horror

eye of a needle, needle draws blood, ink could refer to tattoos which use a needle (@SQLnoob)

Farm stock food
is a labyrinth

Hay (@SQLnoob)

Aid explorer

A needle can be magnetized, and made to float in a bowl of water to create a simple compass.

• This is correct so you get the accept, quick note that the 'farm stock food is a labyrinth' meant needle in a haystack, and then aid explorer was a different clue – Beastly Gerbil Apr 28 '16 at 20:14

I can't make sense of all of it but could it be something like:

Needle in the hay(stack)?

I'm getting that from:

The first few lines could be construed as references to "needle" (an obelisk
is shaped like a needle, pine needles, eye of a needle, needle draws blood,
ink could refer to tattoos which use a needle, etc.)

"Farm stock food" could be hay?

Don't know about the last few lines, but something something "exploring" a
"labyrinth" might be like looking for a needle in a haystack?

• Very nearly there, you got the answer, here's some clues - what's an obelisk called '_____ needle', pine is right, as is eye and the blood, and the ink. Needle in a haystack is right then the last line has to do with a map and compass (labyrinth part of the needle in haystack clue) – Beastly Gerbil Apr 27 '16 at 6:47
• There are some famous obslisks called "Cleopatra's Needle". But I don't think I understand. Did SQLnoob solve your riddle or not? If yes, shouldn't you accept the answer? If not, what's missing other than what you've already revealed in your comment here? – Gareth McCaughan Apr 27 '16 at 9:52
• @GarethMcCaughan This answer is correct, it does not solve all hints though, so OP will probably wait for that to happen before he accepts the answer. – Seth Apr 27 '16 at 10:17
• But it seems like the OP has already given explanations for all the hints not already explained in the answer. – Gareth McCaughan Apr 27 '16 at 10:23
• @GarethMcCaughan, until full question is explained most OPs don't accept the answer. And I haven't solved the rest of the puzzle for the answerer, merely given hints – Beastly Gerbil Apr 27 '16 at 15:11

Not a complete answer, but some things I noticed.

I think there's a few homophones at play here.
There's I and eye
"Farm stock food" would be maize which sounds like maze, which is a labyrinth