43 Clock Riddles with Answers

Ever stared at a clock and wondered, “Is there more to this timekeeper than meets the eye?”

Well, buckle up, because we honestly think there is!

Clocks hold a surprising amount of riddle potential.

They tick, they tock, they tell us when to wake up and when to go to bed, but can you truly unravel their mysteries?

Now you can, with these clock-themed riddles.

Let’s see how many of them can you solve.

Clock Riddles

  1. What calls for help when morning is here, but is often hated far and near?

  2. I have no voice but I can tell you all, I have hands but no arms or legs. What am I?

  3. I stand still but travel around the world. What am I?

  4. I have three hands but no arms. I tell time but have no voice. What am I known as?

  5. I am in the kitchen and the hall, but never in the bathroom at all. What am I?

  6. I point to the sky and the ground, moving round and round. What might I be?

  7. I have numbers on my face but can’t find 13 any place. What am I?

  8. Look at my face and hands, not feet; I won’t walk but time I keep.

  9. I can run but not walk, wherever I go, thought follows close. What am I?

  10. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?

  11. Tick-tock, I’m a clock. What letter am I like?

  12. I make two people out of one. What am I?

  13. No matter how fast you run, I will always catch up. What am I?

  14. I have a face, two hands, but no arms or legs. What’s missing in my life?

  15. Twelve brothers I have, who march in a line, we spin around a tree, who is not alive. What are we?

  16. I have no life, but I can die, what am I?

  17. Always old, sometimes new, never sad, sometimes blue, never empty, sometimes full, never pushes, always pulls. What am I?

  18. With hands that clap but never pray, each hour of the day, what do I display?

  19. I wake you up but come from a sound sleep. What am I?

  20. Without fingers, I point, without arms, I strike, without feet, I run. What am I?

  21. You hear my sound, you feel my presence, but you hardly see me. What could I be?

  22. I can fly without wings, I can cry without eyes. Whenever I go, darkness flies. What am I?

  23. Tick-tock, beat the clock, what if it stood still, would time spill?

  24. In a room you find me, quiet as a mouse, but strong enough to move a house. What am I?

  25. Running all day but cannot walk, telling you the story but cannot talk. What am I?

  26. Found where there is quiet, I make no sound, my hands move around, and around, and around. What am I?

  27. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

  28. Often ticking away, making no sound, my face is watched all day round. What am I?

  29. When I go forward, I’m heavy, but backward, I’m not. What am I?

  30. I run around a house but never move. What am I?

  31. Pointing up, pointing down, showing numbers round and round. What am I?

  32. My face is not pretty, my hands not neat. But when I run fast, I forget to eat. What am I?

  33. You’ll find me in a corner, but I travel around the world. What am I?

  34. Once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day. What letter am I?

  35. I have no life, but I can die. I’m always running, but not on feet. What am I?

  36. Countless hours pass me by, I stare back with no eye. What am I?

  37. With no hinge or key, I open my face. You look at me and embrace. What am I?

  38. Tick-tock on the wall, I make the shortest move of all. What am I?

  39. I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?

  40. In a marathon, I always run, yet I never sweat. What am I?

  41. I have hands and a face, but no arms or legs. What am I?

  42. Always running, day and night, but I never leave my spot. What am I?

  43. Who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it. What is it?


  1. An alarm clock.

  2. A clock.

  3. A clock’s hands.

  4. A clock.

  5. A wall clock.

  6. The hands of a clock.

  7. A clock (most don’t show 13).

  8. A clock.

  9. A clock.

  10. A clock.

  11. The letter ‘L’ (it looks like a hand pointing to the number 12).

  12. A mirror, but in the context of time, it’s the reflection in a clock’s glass.

  13. Time.

  14. A battery (for a battery-operated clock).

  15. The hands of a clock.

  16. A battery (in a clock).

  17. The moon (or a moon phase clock).

  18. A clock.

  19. An alarm clock.

  20. A clock.

  21. Time.

  22. Clouds, but in the context of clocks, it’s the shadow of the hands.

  23. A paused clock.

  24. A clock’s mechanism.

  25. A clock.

  26. A silent clock.

  27. The letter ‘M’.

  28. A silent or digital clock.

  29. A clock’s hand (moving forward or backward for daylight saving time).

  30. A wall clock.

  31. The hands of a clock.

  32. A clock when it needs winding.

  33. A wall clock (in the corner of a room).

  34. The letter ‘E’.

  35. A clock battery.

  36. A clock face.

  37. A clock when it’s opened for maintenance or adjustment.

  38. The second hand of a clock.

  39. Pencil lead (used in the context of marking time or writing down times).

  40. A clock in a marathon timer.

  41. A clock.

  42. A desk clock.

  43. A coffin.
43 Clock Riddles with Answers

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