# Solving the Same Riddle Twice

My prefix tries to scout out the concealed
My suffix reacts to an electric field
My infix has a rodent, but not in the middle
.. But isn't there a better way to pose this riddle?

My prefix is the red circle button
My suffix does sometimes contain mutton
My infix kicks the ball off to a teammate
Yup. These newer choices sure do seem great.

• Great idea! $(+1)$ $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 12:57
• If one of the answers have solved this riddle, make sure to give it a big $\color{green}{\checkmark}$ :D Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 4:05

Are you

RECONSIDERATION?

My prefix tries to scout out the concealed

Doing RECON(naissance) on something.

My suffix reacts to an electric field

An ION does that.

My infix has a rodent, but not in the middle

RAT is in the word, but not in the middle. @ManyPinkHats notes that "not in the middle" could mean on the SIDE, giving an infix of SIDE RAT. Thanks very much for your input!! :D

.. But isn't there a better way to pose this riddle?

Yeah, sure, let's do it! (We have here RECON + SIDE RAT + ION). As @tyobrien points out, upon RECONSIDERATION of the first riddle, @Bass decided to create a second riddle! Thanks for the clever usage of the word!! :D

My prefix is the red circle button

The RECord button.

My suffix does sometimes contain mutton

Mutton was sometimes found in the WW2 RATIONing supplies.

My infix kicks the ball off to a team mate

As long as they're ONSIDE.

Yup. These newer choices sure do seem great.

REC + ONSIDE + RATION!

• Nice work! I was pretty close...
– Jafe
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:26
• I think the first riddle's infix should be ROT13(FVQR ENG), which explains both the second half of the line and includes the letters that would be missing between the prefix and infix. Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:29
• Thanks, @ManyPinkHats! I have added your suggestion into the answer. Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:32
• @ManyPinkHats nice!
– Jafe
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 17:20
• You gave the first riddle some reconsideration and decided to redo it. Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 4:52

You are

recoveration

My prefix tries to scout out the concealed

recover

My suffix reacts to an electric field

ion

My infix has a rodent, but not in the middle

rat

My prefix is the red circle button

rec (as in record)

My suffix does sometimes contain mutton

a ration (of food)

My infix kicks the ball off to a team mate

kicks it "over"

• Ooh this is another good answer, I like it!! (+1) from me! Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:20
• I had '-ration' but couldn't get the start.. I was thinking it was going to be a synonym of repetition like iteration or something :) Good job +1 Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:21
• I thought about iteration too :p To the point of googling "it/ite red circle button".
– Jafe
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:25
• Am I really the first to point out that your solution is not actually a word? While the wordplay seems fairly reasonable, shouldn't it be a red flag that the solution is not actually a word? Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:39
• @GentlePurpleRain I never let that get in the way of a potential solutation.
– Jafe
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 17:19