# A long riddle: My First is in Apple but not in Lear, …

My First is in Apple but not in Lear
My Second is in Fiona and also in Flower
My Third is in Integrate and also Interrogate
My Fourth is in Neon and Never an "E"
My Fifth is not coffee, of course not it's ...
My Sixth is in Love, try Spanish - it's "He"
My Seventh is in Beetle and also in Meat
My Eighth is in Snake and also in Hiss
My Ninth is just the same as my Eighth
And then right here is a small Space
My Tenth is in Ride and also in Row
My Eleventh is also my three
My Twelth is in Down but not in Grown
My Thirteenth is in Dinner and also in Deed
My Last Two are two different letters in Lee

• ”And then right here is a small Space” DVL10 $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 13:04
• @Randal'Thor Hahah, thanks for reminding me! $(+1)$ Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 0:37

## Second word

My Tenth is in Ride and also in Row

That can only be R.

My Eleventh is also my three

I'll come back to this.

My Twelth is in Down but not in Grown

That can only be D.

My Thirteenth is in Dinner and also in Deed

Either D or E.

My Last Two are two different letters in Lee

E and L, in some order.

So the second word is:

R, ?, D, D or E, EL or LE. Clearly it's RIDDLE (and now we know the 3rd letter is also I).

## First word

My First is in Apple but not in Lear

That can only be P.

My Second is in Fiona and also in Flower

F or O.

My Third is in Integrate and also Interrogate

We know this is I.

My Fourth is in Neon and Never an "E"

Not quite sure what this means. Probably O or N.

My Fifth is not coffee, of course not it's ...

Tea or T.

My Sixth is in Love, try Spanish - it's "He"

This is L, pronounced "el".

My Seventh is in Beetle and also in Meat

E or T.

My Eighth is in Snake and also in Hiss

That can only be S.

My Ninth is just the same as my Eighth

Another S.

So the first word is:

P, F or O, I, O or N, T, L, E or T, S, S. That must be POINTLESS.