Curved like a circle. Knotty sides. My color is . _.. . (old women brains). Specks of evil on my enlightened self. A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am. What plant am I?

This is just something I sort of made off of the top of my head. Sorry in advance if it sucks and/or is easily solvable!

EDIT: I only just now realized that I screwed up that Morse Code. Heh heh, sorry!

UPDATE 3/30/19: So, this is going unanswered then I presume?

  • $\begingroup$ Only color I can think of that matches the .__.. pattern is rot13(crnpu, juvpu vf nyfb n sehvg), but that doesn't seem to fit any other part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Annosz Mar 6 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ Did you mean to Accept an answer that you had already indicated was not the intended answer? $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 8 at 21:23
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    $\begingroup$ And just to be clear, the lime/lemon answer is the closest answer by far. But how, I shall leave to you to figure out! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 9 at 0:02
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    $\begingroup$ I thought the dot/dash sequence was morse code, but it translates to "etne". Am I going in the right direction? $\endgroup$ – James Douglas Mar 9 at 11:32
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    $\begingroup$ Yes it’s Morse Code, but it is not “etne.” Those e’s are correct however. $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 9 at 14:01

Im going to guess that it is

A watermelon


It is curved like a circle but it is slightly elongated. A watermelon can have the appearance like a present, with stripes focused towards the top and bottom where they knot together. It is green which fits the length of ".--.." . An "enlightened" watermelon would show the soft red insides which contain very annoying (and evil) black seeds. A watermelon has a very hard shell that protects the fleshy inside.

  • $\begingroup$ Not quite, but your getting on track! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 12:01

I think it is

Lime (or lemon)

Curved like a circle

Yes it is.

Knotty sides

Yes! At least I think so. The place where it connects to the branch, there seem to be knots.

My colour is

Yellowish?! Not sure if it is like old women brains. I've never checked it out.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self

Yes it is evil. Try eating it. And enlightened = light (which is usually yellow in graphics related to enlightenment)

A strong mask to give my true self.

Has a strong outer shell and looks like a tiny little thing, but it's very sour in reality.

To protect the weak of what I am

I think so.


This is what I've progressed so far (after @JamesDouglas 's comment on the question)

The Morse code translates to EDE.

Update 2:

What do old women do?
Yell(ow) (No intended offence to anyone)

P.S. I haven't still figured out what brains refers to here.

  • $\begingroup$ Clooosssseeerrrr! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ And why do you say that color? $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ I couldn't figure out a proper reason, but lime seemed to fit in all the other clues. And it's colour is yellow which is a bit close to the peachish colour of the brain. $\endgroup$ – Eagle Mar 6 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, the brains part is more of a pun, wordplay. The dots and dashes are a code for a code for the color. $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ Hint For The Brains Part-A type of measurement is what it is-and what does the brain act as in comparison to a car? Good luck! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 19:23

I feel the answer is

an orange [fruit]
1. It's curved like a circle
2. knotted as in the top and the bottom seems like a knot [ where it's connected to the branch and the bottom ]
3. its color is orange hope that's the color of old women's brains
3. has a case to protect the inner weak fruit
4. has specs all over

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    $\begingroup$ Closer, but not quite! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 6 at 13:00

I suppose you may be

a pumpkin

Curved like a circle.

Well, yes.

Knotty sides.

Pumpkins are often irregular, with small knots or scars on their rind. (Might also reference the stem, but that seems unlikely)

My color is . _ _. . (old women brains).

Orange seems to be the theme here, and this holds for a pumpkin.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self.

Pumpkin rinds often have little specks on them. (Or, perhaps, the seeds, but that seems less likely)

A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

The outer rind, protecting the soft innards.

  • $\begingroup$ Nope. People, figure out what that code means, and it’s a code for another code! And “old women/brains is a pun that goes with it, overall creating a hint to the actual color! $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 9 at 0:01

What plant am I?


Curved like a circle.

While ginger is not spherical, it's edges are all curved

Knotty sides.

Ginger is very knotty https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Ingwer_2_fcm.jpg/220px-Ingwer_2_fcm.jpg

My color is . _ _. . (old women brains).

Light brown (not really sure what this riddle means)

Specks of evil on my enlightened self. A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

Ginger has a strong smell?

Am I going in the right direction?

  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not in the right direction $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Mar 9 at 14:02

This is a rather stupid and super-vague puzzle that I made, so it's no wonder that no-one figured it out. Then again, this WAS my first question on this site, so I was pretty inexperienced with making proper puzzles back then.

Anyhoo, here's my official answer to my own question.

(The Stupid) Solution:


The Explanation:

Curved like a circle

Bananas have a curved shape, like, or similar to, a circle.

Knotty Sides

Bananas have that one elongated and knotty end on them.

My color is . _.. . (old women brains)

This is a conveluted part. ". _.. ." is Morse for "EDE." If we translate that to their numerical position in the alphabet, and we get "575." Now for the other part, we have some puns: old women=nanny+ brains=motor-nannymotor. This sounds like nanometers. Combinee with be 575, we get 575 nanometers, the wavelength for the color yellow. Like I said, this is pretty dumb. It's even more so without any given context (which was not given.) And bananas are yellow.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self.

Most bananas, which are yellow(~white=good/enlightened), have a few black(=evil) specks on them.

A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

Bananas have peels to protect their fleshy insides.

A pretty stupid puzzle for sure. Now that mystery is cleared up!


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