How to solve a riddle contestFor future reference and for general interest to those who like solving riddles, I am initiating a separate thread about the riddle contest to explain how you should apply your mind and look at the clues hidden in the riddle.
1. Prescription - what a Dr. writes is often illegible to us (scribble, scrawl); we understand 1-1-1 means after breakfast, lunch, dinner (morning, noon, night), but find it difficult to understand the name of the medication.
2. Earth - our planet experiences day and night schedules (pass through the day, pass through the night); it rotates around the Sun (aura of golden light); water resources are disappearing (blues losing colour); greens paled (greenery has reduced drastically); horrid browns (land has become arid and dry).
3. Envelope - it comes in all shapes, sizes and colours and can be used in many ways; stamps are used on them (words as clues - friends, depend).
4. Cuckoo - a clock has 12 numbers (numerical friends); a cuckoo clock is generally a wall clock (wall-house); when the hour strikes, each hour (routine trend); the cuckoo comes out to tweet (springs out, chirpy tune); goes back after tweeting till the next hour (hourly rest).
5. Ant - it is either red or black; it sets out to forage for food, sometimes alone or with other ants; they have a keen sense to find and locate food (do not need GPS anywhere).
6. Stamps - at a post office, the stamps are available in a block on a sheet of paper; these are arranged as per their value and theme (personalities, birds, etc.); due to email, SMS, WhatsApp, very few people use postal mail, so stamps rarely used, but, as I have stated in some forum threads and in my interview, I still send letters & cards [the clue - With modern technology ruling the roost, Unfortunately we are not much used (though happy to know the ISC ME does so!)].
The word unscrambled: Escape - 'Esc' is a key on your keyboard, not a key to get you out of jail.