A Riley riddle:

My prefix is a unicorn,
My infix is not better.
My suffix is the first to do teamwork,
My $whole + Boyz$ is hip-hop.

Can you solve this?
Sorry, you can't just go to a mathematician and ask him to solve this.
Only a Puzzler can solve thisπŸ˜‰

Hint 1:

The answer is not a word

  • $\begingroup$ Can mathematic puzzlers answer? $\endgroup$
    – Oliver
    Aug 14, 2020 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Oliver Yes ;-) $\endgroup$
    – math scat
    Aug 14, 2020 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ The answer's something they like. $\endgroup$
    – math scat
    Aug 14, 2020 at 14:48

1 Answer 1


I think the answer is


General Reasoning

Given the title and the hint, I think the answer might be a number.

My prefix is a unicorn,

A unicorn would indicate the number 1

My infix is not better.

I assume this to mean "not better than my prefix", so perhaps 0.

My suffix is the first to do teamwork,

There's no "I" in team so the first number which could be considered to do teamwork is probably 2.

My π‘€β„Žπ‘œπ‘™π‘’+π΅π‘œπ‘¦π‘§ is hip-hop.

I think this refers to the group 102 Boyz

Previous answer

112 which I thought might refer to this

  • $\begingroup$ Really, Really almost there. Just one digit wrong. But nice answer $\endgroup$
    – math scat
    Aug 14, 2020 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ This is nowhere near what I was thinking of! $\endgroup$
    – Oliver
    Aug 14, 2020 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ @math I think I've found the answer you're looking for which fits a bit better. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Aug 14, 2020 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly. You are right. $\endgroup$
    – math scat
    Aug 14, 2020 at 15:45
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    – math scat
    Aug 14, 2020 at 15:52

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