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I am black as night

If you want I can help you take watch until first light

I fit in every crevice and every hole

After I get hot I then quickly get cold

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Any black liquid element with higher boiling point? :) $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Dec 5 '16 at 10:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot you are on the right track, however the boiling point is irrelevant. $\endgroup$
    – Gecko
    Dec 5 '16 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ I rephrased the second clue because it was a little to ambiguous $\endgroup$
    – Gecko
    Dec 5 '16 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ Some fuel perhaps? $\endgroup$ Dec 5 '16 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Gecko IT - How was boiling point irrelevant? If the boiling point is higher, the liquid cools down quickly at room temperature I guess. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Dec 5 '16 at 12:15
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You are

coffee!

I am black as night

you are indeed

If you want I can help you take watch until first light

helps not to fall asleep

I fit in every crevice and every hole

As (almost) any liquid would

After I get hot I then quickly get cold

It gets cold quicker than you would want it to :)

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  • $\begingroup$ @Downvoter What is wrong with this answer? Comment to help me make it better. $\endgroup$
    – oleslaw
    Dec 5 '16 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ I did not downvote, but the last part does matter :) Thus a shadow I am not. $\endgroup$
    – Gecko
    Dec 5 '16 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ I know that it is most certainly not the intended answer, but at least it fits all the clues now :) $\endgroup$
    – oleslaw
    Dec 5 '16 at 10:52
  • $\begingroup$ Water is indeed an answer in the right direction, but I rephrased the second clue a bit to help $\endgroup$
    – Gecko
    Dec 5 '16 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw- Tea can also be an answer :) Though +1. Should be correct. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Dec 5 '16 at 12:26
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You are

Shadow/your shadow

You are black as night.

You can help me take watch till first light.

You fit everywhere.

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