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Read: $\phantom{/a/}$

My prefix determines$\phantom{q}$
My suffix, a group
My infix blunders
My whole will confuse

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You are:

Loops

The riddle:

The italics spell imgur and the bolds and phantoms added make for https://imgur.com/a/fqfpc, which leads to another riddle (what I suspect is the real riddle):

My prefix, exclaimed when interested
My suffix, exclaimed when mistaken
My infix, exclaimed when amazed
My whole, what this all is

Prefix:

"Lo" exclaims interest

Suffix:

"Oops" exclaims a mistake

Infix:

"Oo" exclaims amazement

Whole:

The link in the image (tinyurl.com/unknot1232) loops back to here


Original riddle is:

Deterrent

Prefix:

"det" like determinant

Suffix:

"ent"? Not sure here. Word could also be deterrence or deterring but I'm still confused

Infix:

"err" is to make a mistake

Whole:

The first riddle is a deterrent for the second puzzle

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  • $\begingroup$ Got it! :) One extra hint: "unknot" is simply a closed loop in mathematics. I will accept your answer after the original Riley riddle is figured out $\endgroup$ – Quintec Apr 17 '18 at 22:59
  • $\begingroup$ @thecoder16 Added a guess for the first riddle! $\endgroup$ – Velvet Carrot Apr 18 '18 at 4:21
  • $\begingroup$ You got part of it... not quite :) $\endgroup$ – Quintec Apr 18 '18 at 12:11
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It is:

Minecraft enter image description here the address is made up of letters in bold and italics

prefix:

determines => Mine

suffix:

group => craft

infix:

nec => a bit political - NEC - National Executive Comitee

whole:

I'm not sure why should it confuse anyone, but maybe because it is based on cubes or because the name of the game is a bit ambiguous...


EDIT (the original riddle):

You are:

reference

Your prefix:

refere(e) who determines the outcome of a game or just the verb refer

Your sufix:

CE for Casual Encounters :D

Your infix:

er(r) => blunders

Your whole:

I don't have to say that reference confuses, especially this one.

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  • $\begingroup$ You’ve got the right idea, unfortunately new imgur addresses are a bit different: imgur.com/a/xxxxx $\endgroup$ – Quintec Apr 17 '18 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ Added an answer for the original riddle. $\endgroup$ – kmartin Apr 18 '18 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ Not quite - but you got one of the parts $\endgroup$ – Quintec Apr 18 '18 at 13:34
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The first riddle's solution is

(Red) Herring

Read:

Past tense is pronounced "Red"

My prefix determines

Might be "He", might be "Her" - determines a gender.

My suffix, a group

"Ring". A ring is an abelian group with a second binary operation that is (blah blah maths ...).

My infix blunders

"Err"

My whole will confuse

A red herring is an element of a puzzle designed to put you off track.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, got it :) Though for the suffix they are also synonyms, no maths required $\endgroup$ – Quintec Apr 18 '18 at 14:41

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