A Call to the Curious

When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?

What gets larger as you subtract?

This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.
What am I?

The one who builds it sells it,
The one that buys it fears it,
The one that uses it never sees it.
What is it?

First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?

A hardcore babe, as everyone knows.
The godless can’t be found in my holes.
A cesspool masquerading as news.
A story of me and a hound gives you the blues.
What am I?

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When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? = In a Dictionary

What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you? = My name

What gets larger as you subtract? = Debt

This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.
What am I? = Time

The one who builds it sells it,
The one that buys it fears it,
The one that uses it never sees it.
What is it? = Coffin

First think of the person who lives in disguise,
Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend,
The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally give me the sound often heard
During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this,
Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss? = Spider

A hardcore babe, as everyone knows.
The godless can’t be found in my holes.
A cesspool masquerading as news.
A story of me and a hound gives you the blues.
What am I? = Fox