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You wake up one morning, and immediately look over at the letter on your bedside table. It reads:

Dear [redacted]:
You have been chosen to assemble the most powerful thing in the world - the [redacted] serum. It is composed of [redacted] clues. Your task: Decode the clues, and then assemble them. Good luck!

P.S. If you cop out, we'll know. And you'll regret it.

The Riddle:

I am the color of first.
I am always good – I'll never be a brat.
I am made by number 2.
I am an expression of a deer mint.
What am I?


Next clue --->

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    $\begingroup$ 'A deer mint' sounds very like a mishearing of 'endearment'. So perhaps an expression of endearment (darling, sweetheart, etc)? No clue how it fits with the rest though. $\endgroup$ – seasnake Jul 18 '16 at 14:26
  • $\begingroup$ Does the "made by #2" mean the "good, not brat" made it? $\endgroup$ – Neon612 Jul 18 '16 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ Ohk, so after countably infinite clicks on the series of '<---Previous clue', i am finally here. Please fetch me one glass of warm water... $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Aug 10 '16 at 20:07
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The answer is

Honey

I am the color of first.

The 'color of first' being gold (e.g. gold medal), which is the color of honey. (@Brent Hackers for this one)

I am always good – I'll never be a brat.

Honey is sweet, and sweet could be considered synonymous with 'good' and antonymous with 'being a brat'.
Honey doesn't spoil or 'go bad', i.e. it's always good.

I am made by number 2.

Honey is made by a bee; 'B' is the 2nd letter.

I am an expression of a deer mint.

'Honey' is a common term of endearment (assuming the 'a deer mint' = 'endearment' theory ala @seasnake).

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  • $\begingroup$ Very good answer... might be correct...although i m not too convinced on the 2nd one... $\endgroup$ – Sid Jul 18 '16 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ Dang that was not at all how I interpreted "number 2." $\endgroup$ – Devsman Dec 19 '16 at 21:31
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I am the color of first.

First place - gold medal?

I am always good – I'll never be a brat.

Idiom - 'As good as gold'?

I am made by number 2.

Have a couple of ideas but most seem a bit of a stretch. Maybe, number 2 = 2nd place = silver which is used in the production of gold coins?

I am an expression of a deer mint.

Something to do with the minting process? Making coins of high value (dear?), especially gold coins, is called 'Minting'

What am I?

Gold?

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  • $\begingroup$ You got the first clue right, but none of the others. And wrong answer. :/ $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jul 18 '16 at 7:27
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting. Nice puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jul 18 '16 at 9:31
  • $\begingroup$ "I am made by number 2" might literally mean the word consist of "two" or maybe the number "2" $\endgroup$ – Sid Jul 18 '16 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ Clue 3 might be referencing something that Clue 2 makes $\endgroup$ – Alex Rohr Jul 18 '16 at 16:09
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I am the color of first.

First place = gold. Color spectrum of Helium = yellow

I am always good – I'll never be a brat.

Noble gas = Does not react with other elements. Always stable.

I am made by number 2.

Second element on the periodic table.

I am an expression of a deer mint.

Mint is a deterrent for deer. Male "He" deer = Stag. Going stag (can't find date)? He does not bond with other elements.

What am I?

Helium

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you have an explanation for the 4th line, instead of 'hehe'? $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jan 20 '17 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ Also, the correct answer has already been found, BTW. $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jan 20 '17 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Hehe, then I guess I won't likely find a connection for the 4th line. Almost matches though! Good puzzles. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – mkinson Jan 20 '17 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ There, found a creative way to make it work. $\endgroup$ – mkinson Jan 20 '17 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ That's disappointing. Why the DV? The answer may be incorrect (as a correct one was already discovered) but the responses all fit. $\endgroup$ – mkinson Jan 21 '17 at 2:01
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Partial Answer

I am the color of first

Gold (@BrentHackers)

I am always good - I'll never be a brat

Angel

I am made by number 2

Working on it

I am an expression of a deer mint

Working on it

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope for line 2. $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jul 18 '16 at 16:09

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