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The answer to the following riddle is a 12-letter word.

  • My 1, 12, 8, 6, 9, 10, 4, 5 is a traveller in space.
  • My 9, 10, 12, 6, 3, 11, 5 was the last word of Charles.
  • My 5, 4, 12, 8, 11, 9, 3 is something that you should not do.
  • My 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 9, 6 is a combination of things.
  • My whole can be double-dealing or even-handed.

What am I?

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The answer is:

AMBIDEXTROUS

My 1, 12, 8, 6, 9, 10, 4, 5 is a traveller in space.

ASTEROID

My 9, 10, 12, 6, 3, 11, 5 was the last word of Charles.

ROSEBUD (From Citizen Kane, not King Charles I. This confused me for a while.)

My 5, 4, 12, 8, 11, 9, 3 is something that you should not do.

DISTURB

My 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 9, 6 is a combination of things.

MIXTURE

My whole can be double-??????? or even-??????.

Doublehanded and Evenhanded are synonyms for or related to ambidextrous. Evenhanded means "not favoring one side over the other". Doublehanded means having or using 2 hands, or requiring the use of 2 hands. (All praise to Nate Kerkhofs)

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  • $\begingroup$ Double-??????? means double-dealing, but even-?????? means something else (I can't find it). These are both synonyms for the answer. $\endgroup$ – mdc32 Feb 23 '15 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ Even-handed maybe? $\endgroup$ – Milo P Feb 23 '15 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ Doublehanded and Evenhanded are synonyms for or related to ambidextrous. Evenhanded means "not favoring one side over the other". doublehanded means having or using 2 hands, or requiring the use of 2 hands. $\endgroup$ – Nzall Feb 23 '15 at 20:34

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