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This riddle has been approved in the Riddle Sandbox.


Each line is a clue to the same word. For a complete solution, you must explain every line.

  • With nudity all around me, I help with inventory.
  • With my superhero garb, I'm popular with tourists.
  • A part of me covers your nether regions.
  • In action, I interpreted unreadable text.
  • I'm the reason you're no longer with us.
  • With my childhood sweetheart, I am an ancient book.
  • If something is no longer relevant, bring me in, and you'll find a way to get by.
  • I never pay in advance.

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Glad to see this one on the main site :). I remember the answer but hey, who am I to ruin the fun! Let's see if people can find it :) $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Aug 25 '16 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ These puzzles are removed from the sandbox, aren't they?? $\endgroup$ – Sid Aug 25 '16 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Sid I couldn't find this one on there $\endgroup$ – Areeb Aug 25 '16 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Areeb It's possible he removed it from there so no one would cheat, but I remember seeing this one in there. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Aug 25 '16 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak... What does the raven say? $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Aug 25 '16 at 16:17
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Got 'em!

The answer is:

"cod"

What did the raven say?

Cawed

With nudity all around me, I help with inventory.

bare + cod = barcode

With my superhero garb, I'm popular with tourists.

Cape Cod

A part of me covers your nether regions.

codpiece

In action, I interpreted unreadable text.

decoded

I'm the reason you're no longer with us.

COD = cause of death

With my childhood sweetheart, I am an ancient book.

codex (cod + ex)

If something is no longer relevant, bring me in, and you'll find a way to get by.

passe + cod = passcode

I never pay in advance.

COD = Cash On Delivery

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! That didn't take long! $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Aug 25 '16 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ It was Engineer Toast's comment that put me on the right track. Once I had (rot13) "Pncr Pbq" the rest just fell into place. $\endgroup$ – Juan Tomas Aug 25 '16 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ Updated per your comment, GPR. Thanks for a great puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Juan Tomas Aug 25 '16 at 17:12

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