Ice pie with mile.
It'll eye something big.
Inning with exits.
Met a land, would use.
Try kit with a Mal.
It & it makes a sound.

Answer is one word.

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    $\begingroup$ We already know "answer" is one word, but what do you want us to find? :P $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 12:16

2 Answers 2


It's a



I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with X.
It's metal and wood.
You strike it with a mallet
And it makes a sound.  

So it is


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    $\begingroup$ very nice! I love puzzles like these that are so satisfyingly simple, yet still absolutely stump me. $\endgroup$
    – JGibbers
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 16:31
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    $\begingroup$ "ice pie" was the Aha! $\endgroup$
    – shoover
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 15:17

Its a:



the riddle is a homonym for the popular I spy game


I spy with my little Eye something beginning with 'X'. Its metal and would, you strike it with a mallet and it makes a sound.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling SE! It looks like someone beat you to this answer. Make sure in the future to check if your answer has already been said before you add it. $\endgroup$
    – gabbo1092
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 16:34

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