You can see me running but no legs can be seen.
I like to return to places I've just been.
Sometimes I get all angry and mad.
So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.
Often I'll just jump left and right.
But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

What am I?

A side note that may be confusing some people:

The "wrap up warm" part of the line is much more important than the "dad" part of the line.

HINT/NOTE ONE

Each line of the riddle is a clue to a different word, and each word is a type of what I am.

HINT TWO

@Astralbee is very close

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Are you:

A sewing stitch? Specifically different kinds of stitch....

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

A needle can perform a running stitch

I like to return to places I've just been.

A backstitch is where the needle comes back down into the same hole at the end of the last stitch you made.

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

a cross-stitch ("cross" can mean mad!)

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

a wrap stitch is for knitting with wool - wool is warm.

Often I'll just jump left and right.

A zig-zag stitch

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

a drop stitch ("drop" as in fall)

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    You're oh so very close. The first line is correct but the rest and the answer are not. Have a look at the hints and give it another go! :D +1 – AHKieran Oct 11 at 14:39
  • Could also be something like rot13(erpbeq cynlre arrqyr) – m1gp0z Oct 11 at 14:56
  • @AHKieran How about now? – Astralbee Oct 11 at 15:08
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    I was thinking a rot13(oynaxrg fgvgpu naq fyvc fgvgpu vafgrnq bs jenc naq qebc) but you're close enough that I'm gunna give it to you, well done! – AHKieran Oct 11 at 15:26
  • @AHKieran Whats rot13(oynaxrg fgvgpu naq fyvc fgvgpu vafgrnq bs jenc naq qebc)? Im pretty curious about that now – Master Yoda Oct 12 at 9:21

Are you

Water?

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

As in, running water.

I like to return to places I've just seen.

The water cycle means that water returns to lakes and oceans eventually

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

Thunderstorms? Waterfalls? Hurricanes?

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

Could this be the Sun?

Often I'll just jump left and right.

A meandering river or a river flowing down a mountain.

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

A waterfall (or rain).

  • Nice guess but that's not what I am +1 tho :D – AHKieran Oct 11 at 11:29

You are a

clock

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

hourglass

I like to return to places I've just been.

analog watch

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

Cuckoo clock

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad. - only one I am really unsure about?

one of those wind up clocks? Father time?

Often I'll just jump left and right.

pendulum clock

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

Cuckoo clocks that uses weights to wind

  • Again this is a nice answer but not correct. Read the hints/notes and have another go :) +1 – AHKieran Oct 11 at 13:23

Are you a

Stitch

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

Running stitch

I like to return to places I've just been.

Back stitch

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

Cross stitch

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

Blanket stitch

Often I'll just jump left and right.

Zigzag stitch

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

Slip stitch

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    Yes that's completely correct but I'm afraid you were beaten to the finish line by Astralbee. Well done though! – AHKieran Oct 11 at 15:28
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    Giving you a +1 and kudos for getting the two that I deviated on slightly. – Astralbee Oct 11 at 19:15
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    @Astralbee I wouldn't have gotten it without reading your needle guess first! – Instantsoup Oct 11 at 19:23

Are you a

Slinky?

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

No legs, but it does motorvate.

I like to return to places I've just seen.

We bring it up the stairs, and it walks back down.

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

The Red Slinky:enter image description here

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

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Often I'll just jump left and right.

enter image description here

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

Down the stairs.

  • This is a very good answer but alas not the one I'm looking for. +1 though – AHKieran Oct 11 at 11:53
  • gotta love those crazy answers in here!! – George Menoutis Oct 11 at 13:45

Are you a

Stream/River?

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

Running water or the flow of the stream/river

I like to return to places I've just been.

The stream/river flows continuously to each and every places it has already been

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

The harsh currents of the stream/river

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

I think this refers to the mighty ocean

Often I'll just jump left and right.

This refers to the direction of the stream/river

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

Refers to the waterfalls

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    El-Guest gave a similar answer but it's wrong. Have a look at the hints! :) – AHKieran Oct 11 at 14:38

Are you,

Electric?

I'm currently so busy to elaborate for each line but I'll try to explain why I answered with this.

  • Sorry but no, I am not :) – AHKieran Oct 11 at 14:20

Are you

Rain?

You can see me running but no legs can be seen.

Rain is water, it can run but has no legs

I like to return to places I've just been.

Rain often falls in one location then returns multiple times throughout the day/week/year.

Sometimes I get all angry and mad.

Storms cause rain to fall violently

So I love to wrap up warm with my dad.

Not sure about this, are you referring to clouds as the dad?

Often I'll just jump left and right.

When rain hits the ground it splashes in all directions.

But I'm clumsy and fall down from a height.

Rain falls from the sky, or more specifically the clouds that carry water condensation.

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    El-Guest gave a similar answer but I'm afraid it is wrong. Have a look at the hints :) – AHKieran Oct 11 at 14:37
  • Ah I see, thanks for the response. Good puzzle :) I would have never guessed the answer. – Master Yoda Oct 12 at 9:19

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