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Let’s wrap up April with another Mystery Image challenge. Everyone who plays is so good at guessing, so I’m making this one extra difficult. I’ll be astounded if anyone guesses right on the first try.

I’m going to post three clues — part of an image today, a proverb on Tuesday, and more of the image on Wednesday. Put your guesses, thoughts, and reasoning in the Comments section, below. (There’s already a bonus hint in today’s post.)

I’ll reveal the answer on Thursday, May 1st!

Here’s the first clue:

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  1. Larissa (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    The head of a spray-can?

    • Noa (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      water drop

  2. queen (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    it is a clarinet a musical intrument

  3. Zab (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    A checkers bored piece and it is the horse piece

  4. krista (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think it is a crow bar or a top to a glue bottle

  5. Maya (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    It looks like an upside down lamp

  6. Keegan (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Is it the top of a reusable water bottle.

  7. Anna (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    It is a clarinet

    • Jessica (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      I think it is a clarinet

      • Chris (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

        I think its water

        • Sam (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

          A clarinet has a company logo on the bottom.

        • Ara (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

          I agree! I believe that it’s water dripping.

  8. DH (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    clarinet

    • Henry (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      Clarinets do not look like that. They have less valves at the bottom and no valves at the level the picture is taken. If it was a real clarinet, the bell (bottom) would be free of any valves. I know this because I play clarinet in band.

  9. Sen (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Chess piece. I think it’s the horse

  10. Sen (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Chess board piece

    • Mary (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      By the way the “horse piece” on a CHESS board is called a knight.

  11. Kiana (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    a horn

  12. Austin (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    the bottom of a lamp post

  13. AIT (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Umm… is it a pen?

  14. isaac (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    it might be a boat, toy dock, or a race car because it looks like it has a seat in the picture.

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      Isaac — I can totally see “the seat”… almost as if it’s reflected in a convex surface. (But it’s not a boat, toy dock, or race car.) Keep guessing!

  15. Jocelyn (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I THINK IT IS A SHOE, BUT IT COULD ALSO BE WRAPPING PAPER, OR A COFFEE MACHINE, OR A CHESS PEICE, OR A HOTWHEELS CAR ON IT’S TRACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Cat (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    The top of a can on hairspray. Or maybe a clarinet

  17. John (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    An oboe?

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      John — this inspired me to google images of oboes… such cool looking instruments!

  18. AL (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Light hanging from the roof?

    Could be wrong, it might be something very unexpected or super obvious.

  19. Daany (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    A sink

  20. cionee (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think it is either a recorder or an clairinet .

  21. Louisa (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think that it’s the top of a lamp post where it’s just about to go the light.

  22. logan (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think it either a duster or a clarinet

  23. Tyler (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it might be a weight.

  24. Tyler (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Wait. it could be the back of a spray bottle.

  25. Diran (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it is a chess piece–the horse.

  26. Diran (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it is the horse chess piece.

  27. henry (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think it is clarinet

  28. Avery (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    a clarinet

  29. Georgia (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    It might be wrapping paper, or the top of a lamp. A puzzle piece maybe?

  30. Christina (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it is the top of a lamp

  31. Benjamin (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it’s a spray can.

  32. Benjamin (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it’s a spray can nozzle.

  33. CR (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I guess a high-heeled shoe.

  34. Amilee (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it’s a ballpoint pen, or some kind of whipped cream sprayer.

  35. Abby (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I’m pretty sure its not a clarinet. i’m in band so i am pretty familiar with the instrument, and it does not appear to be a clarinet.
    although i may be wrong, it kinda does look like a spray can top.

  36. Adia (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it’s a platypus nose.

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      Adia — I thought this, too, as I was loading the image, and wondered if anyone else would see that. (It’s not a platypus, though, so keep guessing!)

  37. Carra (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it’s those lamps that… Here’s a link because I can explain it…
    http://image.dhgate.com/albu_272308452_00/1.0×0.jpg

    • Lauren (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      Carra That’s A Great Guess!

  38. Sonia (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    A recorder or a clarinet, some kind of blowing instrument

  39. Lucas (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    a spinning top (toy)

  40. Rubi (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it is a lamp or a spray can or a lamp or a boat

  41. Dunstable 5/6 (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    We have 3 guesses: a fawcett, a bugspray nozzle, chair

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

      Is this a whole class guessing together? Love it!

  42. ezra (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think it is a coffe top or a shower hed

  43. Xailin (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    It’s a Chess board piece and that piece is the one shaped like a horse.

  44. dd (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    fetlizer

  45. thelma (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think its a vacuum

  46. christina (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think its a tap

  47. christina (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    or a hose

  48. krista (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    i think its a spray bottle. or it could be a chess peice-the horese.

  49. Lui (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I think it is the bottom of a clarinet or flute:)

  50. Da'Shia (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    A Water Droplet

  51. Logan (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    rain drop

  52. Emma (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Spray Can Top

  53. AD (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Its the shadow in the water or the kisses

  54. Rebecca (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    I have no idea

    Ummm clairanet ,

    Maybe

  55. Zoe (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    it looks like an upside down lamp

  56. Lauren (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    Yup! It’s A Lamp. Ish Thingy…………. ;) Oh And I Think Carra Its Right

  57. Charisma (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    water dripping? *o*

  58. Charisma (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    a lamp??? :O

  59. Charisma (Reply) on Monday 28, 2014

    tis a lamp!! :)