Short Steganographic Riddle!

Every time you ask me, where do you stay?
It's vague but I stay here, I will say.
We are three, you know it. Check if it fits your height.
3 elders of this riddle decide my name, begin from the right.
Let's add a couple of lines more, to add a little spice.
Wrapped around, not a killer, I am nice.
Riddle formed of many, though useful only a few
The master who decodes ingenious "3 Elders" factor, gets a new!
I will fill in two more lines, and say, I hide the twist and look straight,
By elder, I mean nothing, but the weight. Don't you get?

Find what is hidden up there!



X and Y are two people - X has lived for 10 years and Y for 15 years. Who is elder? Y right? Why? Because, he has lived 5 years longer than X. Similarly, a riddle is formed of _____ out of which 3 are the elders. Significant?

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I'm having a hard time wording this succinctly. My question is, if a solution or method would have worked with the original text but now doesn't make sense with the additions, does that mean it's not the right one? $\endgroup$
    – user33280
    Jan 13, 2017 at 23:33
  • $\begingroup$ There is only one solution. Version changes hasn't affected it. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 14, 2017 at 2:20

3 Answers 3


You are a


After I posted this puzzle I was told this was similar. So I tried

Checking the letter frequencies for the entire riddle.

Now we have the line

3 elders of this riddle decide my name, begin from the right.


By elder, I mean nothing, but the weight. Don't you get?

This is hinting at

The three most occurring letters. Weight sort of cluing importance.

They are


and 'starting from the right' gives the word

TIE - just reverse it

There are also a couple of clues:

Wrapped around, not a killer, I am nice.
I hide the twist and look straight,

Which fit the answer:

A tie is wrapped around your neck, but it is not a noose, it doesn't kill you, it makes you look smart. It has a twist (knot) then a straight bit hanging down.

So you are a


  • $\begingroup$ Nice work! +10 already added. Take +15 as well :-) $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Mar 20, 2017 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot he :P Next time for these you might want to include a slightly more obvious clue for frequency analysis. Then someone might get it within the month! I probably should have made mine slightly more subtle too... $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2017 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ I had forgotten this puzzle until I solved yours. Thanks for reminding :-) And yeah, it could have been improved. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Mar 20, 2017 at 19:58

I interpret "3 Elders" as

3 longest words. "Elder" here means more letters in the word. (It could also mean longest lines, and words in the line, but the first revision of the question had only four lines, and longer lines have been added since, so that's unlikely.

3 elders of this riddle decide my name, begin from the right.

The original version of the riddle had only this line and the 3 above it, so that should be enough to solve the riddle as originally intended. Take the longest word in each of the 3 lines above ("Every", "vague", "height"), and then take the rightmost letter of each one.

So the final answer might be the word


  • $\begingroup$ Cool thought. +1 But the answer still is the same with all the version changes. Stretch your thought about the words a little more and you shall find it. The final word is described in the riddle as well. I mean - the riddle describes the word as well $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot To clarify, are you saying that the fact that new, longer words have been added and the answer hasn't changed, means that "elders" doesn't refer to the longest words? $\endgroup$
    – user33280
    Jan 13, 2017 at 17:24
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    $\begingroup$ Right. The elders doesnt refer to longer words. Else this could have been the answer. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 13, 2017 at 17:55

Is it…



I "said my name".

"begin from the right" doesn't suit neither the rhyme size nor the rhyme itself. So we have "my name" and "say".

Also, three elders may mean Ego, Alter-Ego and Super-Ego.

As we are the one, we stay at different places, but still here, inside me, so our place is uncertain (vague)

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry. There is a stegano tag for a reason. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Jan 4, 2017 at 15:25

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