I am four corners.
I both destroy and tantalize.
I intersect.
I describe what children shouldn't watch.


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I think you are

The letter 'X'

I am four corners

The shape of the letter is four corners, meeting at a point

I both destroy and tantalize

X can be a symbol for deletion, or a film rating later adopted by pornography

I intersect

The shape of the letter, again

Children should not watch me

Again refering to "X-rated" films

  • $\begingroup$ Congrats, KSmarts. You got it. $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2015 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ How will I ever tell my son he can't watch X-men any more? ;) $\endgroup$
    – Set Big O
    Mar 2, 2015 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelRize, stick to one thing, either the letter X or X-rated movies $\endgroup$
    – user9174
    Mar 3, 2015 at 3:36
  • $\begingroup$ I updated the riddle to make it more literal $\endgroup$ Mar 3, 2015 at 4:02
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelRize I prefer to make riddles very literal (e.g. the word "I" always used for the same thing, so "I sound like" if it's a homophone), but everyone has their own style - don't let yourself be pressured too much! :-) $\endgroup$ Mar 3, 2015 at 21:20

I am four corners.

A TV set is generally square or rectangle which are shapes with four corners

I both destroy and tantalize.

Watching TV is time killer at the same time entertaining

I intersect.

Time spent watching TV means less time for socialising, so it intersects/cuts your relationship

Children should not watch me.

Watching TV is bad for eyes and children should have more outdoor activities


I am a TV set


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