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Since I made the original "Riley riddle", there have been many other riddles of the same form. So, of course, I thought it was very important to take this to its logical extreme. Sorry this one doesn't rhyme :)

My prefix comes through my prefix's suffix.

My suffix eats my prefix's suffix's suffix.

My prefix's prefix isn't real.

My prefix's suffix's suffix's prefix is it?

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ I have to say that sounds pretty funny :) $\endgroup$ – nicael Mar 29 '18 at 17:17
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Are you...

important?

My prefix comes through my prefix's suffix.

An import comes through a port.

My suffix eats my prefix's suffix's suffix.

An ant can eat an ort.

My prefix's prefix isn't real.

i is an imaginary unit.

My prefix's suffix's suffix's prefix is it?

or is it?

From Riley's comment, the last two phrases combine to make "i isn't real. or is it?"

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it! You're really close on the last clue. Can you figure it out? $\endgroup$ – Riley Mar 29 '18 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Riley: Is that it? $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 29 '18 at 18:56
  • $\begingroup$ The last two clues make rot13("v vfa'g erny. Be vf vg?"). You got the right phrase. $\endgroup$ – Riley Mar 29 '18 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Riley: Ah, I see now. $\endgroup$ – gnovice Mar 29 '18 at 19:26
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Having so many prefixes and suffixes, it has to be

PenPineappleApplePen

My prefix comes through my prefix's suffix.

According to the video clip, it does indeed (no matter what exactly, in that word any pen comes through any fruit)

My prefix's prefix isn't real.

If you consider prefix to be penpineappleapple or penpineapple, then I can say for sure such word doesn't exist

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, this isn't correct. All of the clues will make sense with the correct answer. $\endgroup$ – Riley Mar 29 '18 at 17:34

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