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Firstly, I am one word long.

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

You'll need a handful of guesses to figure out what I am.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

Hint:

If you can't figure me out, you're a very unlucky person.

Hint 2:

Pay attention to one of the tags!

Hint 3:

Every clue and hint has a hidden element, except for this one and the footer.

Hint 4:

Until the end, don't worry about the things three, for you won't need them.

Hint 5 (big hint):

This riddle apparently needs five (or eleven) handfuls of guesses. How many is that? Use .


1 Yes, this is a clue, please don't close as too broad. :)

Deleted, this caused too much confusion as people thought this was a clue.

Edited Clue 5

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  • 5
    $\begingroup$ My first non-Riley puzzle! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 16 '18 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ Congrats 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏. I hope others will follow the same suit $\endgroup$ – North Apr 16 '18 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ Um a handful of guesses? That seems like a red flag to flag for "too broad" $\endgroup$ – North Apr 16 '18 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ It's a clue, you shouldn't actually need a handful of guesses. :) $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 16 '18 at 23:03
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    $\begingroup$ Another hint in the game! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 19 '18 at 13:15
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You are a

Fib

Because

In the first line: First followed by "one" -> 1 1
Second ... three -> 2 3
A handful is -> 5
I may be lying mate -> m ate -> eight -> 8
Unlucky -> 13
Hint (2) "(to one) of the tags" -> 21
hint (4) "three, for" -> 34
Hint (5) "five (or eleven) handfuls (a handful is 5 so eleven handfuls is 5 * 11 = 55" or five handfuls is 5 5 = 55. The big hint is to use "math" which is a hint that we are talking about a mathematical concept, in this case a sequence.
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55...etc is the fibonacci sequence.

Take the first 3 letters, and we get "Fib" which is "one word", and a "lie"

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  • $\begingroup$ You’re so close! There’s another step though. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 24 '18 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ I added a bit more for the hints, and changed the final solution to include one more step $\endgroup$ – wolfram42 Apr 24 '18 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ This is the correct answer! Look a bit more into hint 5 before I give you the check mark. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 24 '18 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ Does this help? Or is there still something missing? $\endgroup$ – wolfram42 Apr 24 '18 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ Correct! Congratulations! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 24 '18 at 23:25
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Are you a

Wand?

One Word Long,

Wand is one word long!

Handful of guesses,

Handful of guesses to figure out the correct spell

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

The Wand Card in tarot cards. They predict, but prediction can be wrong.

The Hint,

The wand card is the considered to be of Good luck. Hence not getting it could mean one is unlucky

you will need the first three things.

Don't know about this one. Could be a Harry Potter Reference.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but no. Try reading the clues more carefully! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 18 '18 at 11:19
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Are you

Abracadabra

Firstly, I am one word long.

It is a long word

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

It contains the first three letters of the alphabet (A,B,C)

You'll need a handful of guesses to figure out what I am.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

I'll address these two together; 'Abracadabra' is a word stereo-typically used by magicians during "tricks". There is deceit going on (misdirection), guessing how they did it.

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  • $\begingroup$ That’s a good guess, but not the answer. Pay attention to the tags $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 18 '18 at 16:30
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Are you

One (like the number/word)

Firstly, I am one word long.

Well, it's one, it's the length of the word one. That's why the sentence is oddly worded.

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

First three things... three letters.

You'll need a handful of guesses^1 to figure out what I am.

A handful of guesses, and then one. (this might be overthinking kicking in but maybe not.)

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

Well, this seems to be a play on "I" being like a "1"?

Hint 1:

A play off of how the number one is in every part of everyday life, so it's unlucky if you don't see it?

Hint 2:

Pay attention to ONE of the tags. Here's one again.

I could be completely wrong here though.


Another guess:

Are you

Familial

Firstly, I am one word long.

Familial is one word long

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

I unscrambled all the third words without the hints and it came out to this.

You'll need a handful of guesses^1 to figure out what I am.

It's a word that rarely is used.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

Maybe just something to show you the "if"

Hint 1:

If you don't have a family (familiar means relating to or having the characteristics of a family; "children of the same familial background"), you're viewed as unlucky.

Hint 2:

This tells you to look at the steganography.

This is also probably incorrect.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hello, nice to see you here! Sorry, this answer is wrong. Just so you know, like Hint 3 says, the footer doesn't matter, but otherwise those were pretty good guesses! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 19 '18 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ Ok. Thanks. I didn't notice the third hint... $\endgroup$ – Lionclaw49 Apr 19 '18 at 1:32
  • $\begingroup$ I added a new idea! $\endgroup$ – Lionclaw49 Apr 19 '18 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but no. Look deeper! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 19 '18 at 13:12
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Just a trial :)

Firstly, I am one word long.

This could refer to the marked (with 1) word guesses

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

The first 3 things of guesses are gue. Gue is the sound of a dove.
#Could also be a small hint of "new, old and borrowed"

You'll need a handful of guesses1 to figure out what I am.

This could mean multiple doves. Multiple doves are mostly a sign of a marriage.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

A marriage can also go through a divorce.

Hint:

If you can't figure me out, you're a very unlucky person.
Some people might think if you're not married you're unlucky. Mostly the ones that are not married.

Another idea:

Firstly, I am one word long.

Firstly, the first character

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

Secondly, the second character

You'll need a handful of guesses1 to figure out what I am.

Here we have to guess so I take a

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

lying

The Hint:

If you can't figure me out, you're a very unlucky person.

If you cant figure out what feal means your very unlucky.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but this is not the answer. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 18 '18 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ @OldBunny2800 I added another idea and ty :) $\endgroup$ – Doomenik Apr 18 '18 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, no. Good try! $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 18 '18 at 12:25
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Is this

TRUTH

Firstly, I am one word long.

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

I know the Truth

You'll need a handful of guesses1 to figure out what I am.

Like what you said, this means that we don't really need a handfull of guesses because I already know the Truth. Although I don't have an idea with the correlation of the superscript 1.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

If youre not lying then it means you're telling us the truth.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but no. By the way, the footnote is not part of the riddle. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 18 '18 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ I see. I'm new here, what if I have another answer? Should I edit this answer or post new one? Or is it a game over for me? $\endgroup$ – Black Apr 19 '18 at 2:28
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    $\begingroup$ You can definitely make another guess. Either option is fine. Actually, edit: Meta consensus says you should make a new post, but it's up to you. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 19 '18 at 2:29
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I’ll give it a try:

Flatulence

Firstly, I am one word long.

My solution is one word long.

Secondly, you will need the first three things.

The first letters of the first three words of »Firstly, I am one word long.« are F, I (uppercase i which could be read as lowercase l) and a: FLA(tulence).

You'll need a handful of guesses to figure out what I am.

guesses should be read as »gasses«. You may need this mixture of gasses to medically figure out what type of flatulence it is.

But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate!

If tell (on) you, I may be lying. If I say it was you, it may actually have been me. Whoever smelled it dealt it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, this doesn't seem very convincing to me. Especially the transition from capital i to lower-case L and from guesses to gasses, which aren't clued at all in the question. Welcome to the site though! :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Apr 20 '18 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ This is funny, but sadly not the correct answer. $\endgroup$ – OldBunny2800 Apr 20 '18 at 11:45

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