# A riddly riddle

A meta riddle of sorts. $\phantom{/Be/}$

My prefix is a bamboozling.
My infix is tantilizing.
My suffix is full.
My whole is disdainful.

$\phantom{/of/}$

Element partially responsible for destruction of an evil city (6)

$\phantom{/put on}$

With two I'm silvery white.
With four I'm a cover for nostrils.
With all six I'm a food.

(5)

• I like how you fit a cryptic-Riley-Tyo into one puzzle ^-^ Apr 19, 2018 at 17:21
• Certain ones @QuantumTwinkie. Apr 19, 2018 at 17:22
• Are you sure that the [cryptic-clues] tag is correct here? Cryptic clues follow a strict set of rules.
– Deusovi
Apr 19, 2018 at 18:11
• @Deusovi yes, there is a cryptic clue in this. Apr 19, 2018 at 18:13
• Oh no, what have you done! You can't combine all three, it's too powerful! Apr 19, 2018 at 18:40

First:

My prefix is a bamboozling.

A con is a bamboozling.

My infix is tantilizing.

To tempt is to tantalize.

My suffix is full.

ous is a suffix from Latin for full.

My whole is disdainful.

Contemptuous means disdainful.

Second:

Element partially responsible for destruction of an evil city (6)

Credit to ferret for sulfur, which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

Third:

With two I'm silvery white.

Ce is the symbol for Cesium, which is silvery-white (according to some sources).

With four I'm a cover for nostrils.

A cere covers bird nostrils.

With all six I'm a food.

Cereal is a food.

Finally:

There is hidden text before each puzzle, which combined with the answers yields the cryptic clue "Be contemptuous of sulfur put on cereal (5)." The answer is scorn, which means "be contemptuous", and scorn = s + corn where s = sulfur and corn = cereal.

• I was stuck on part three, thinking gi for a judo jacket, which is usually white, and gill for a cover for nostrils. Nice job! Apr 19, 2018 at 18:34
• Thanks! I actually backsolved the third puzzle using the meta. Apr 19, 2018 at 18:40
• I had tried that but missed the hidden text. I was thinking "contemptful sulfur lizard/breather"... would be something related to "Dragonrage" lol Apr 19, 2018 at 18:43
• @ferret i shall have to keep that in mind for a new puzzle. :thinkingface: Apr 19, 2018 at 18:45