Find the answer :

  • My first is also third
  • My second is fast
  • My third is actually second

Who am I?

  • $\begingroup$ Got the words actually from (but not related to) - puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/68601/i-am-big-and-small. $\endgroup$
    – SimpleMan
    Jul 26, 2018 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ Are you Unaqf bs n pybpx(Rot13)? $\endgroup$
    – m4n0
    Jul 26, 2018 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ @ManojKumar that is not a who, but perhaps the "unaqf" part might tie in, like how Rot13$[$rirel pybpx unf n snpr$]$, perhaps. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Jul 26, 2018 at 10:16
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    $\begingroup$ @ManojKumar Lrf. Cyrnfr nqq vg va nafjref jvgu rkcynangvbaf... $\endgroup$
    – SimpleMan
    Jul 26, 2018 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 More or less... :) $\endgroup$
    – SimpleMan
    Jul 26, 2018 at 11:44

1 Answer 1


Are you:

A Clock (credit to @ManojKumar who suggested this in a comment)

Here's my stab at explaining the riddle:

My first is also third

There are three hands on a clock - the hour hand, the minute hand, and the second hand. If they all began from the same starting point (12:00:00) then the hour hand (which is first in terms of the order HH:MM:SS are presented) would be the last (or third) to complete a cycle around the clock face.

My second is fast

Whether you take this to mean the minute hand which is second in order of ranking, or the hand which marks the seconds of time, it travels around the clock face faster than the hour hand.

My third is actually second

As already explained, I believe this could be a play on the word "second" because the hand that marks the seconds of time is third in order of HH:MM:SS, so the third hand is the second hand.


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