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My prefix is helpful if reversed,
My infix is in the past,
My suffix can be a friend
Just a little direction you may append.

look at me from a different angle
and this puzzle you may untangle.

What am I?

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I think the answer is:

Diagonally

My prefix is helpful if reversed,

Aid

My infix is in the past,

Ago

My suffix can be a friend

Ally

Just a little direction you may append.

Needs an N to complete the word

look at me from a different angle

Descriptive of "diagonally"

and this puzzle you may untangle.

Seems so.

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  • $\begingroup$ you got it right, congrats if you got it by yourself, if you took help from @hexomino 's answer, i would suggest acknowledgment of the clues you needed help with. good job nevertheless . $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 1 '18 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ D'oh! Well done. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Sep 1 '18 at 9:31
  • $\begingroup$ @ShahriarMahmudSajid No help, I actually thought the exact same initially but paused for thought before answering as I felt the suffix was a little too tenuous. Didn't take long from first reading to get to that point, maybe 2 minutes. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Sep 1 '18 at 9:41
  • $\begingroup$ well done on the answer, btw, do you have any feedback for the riddle? $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 1 '18 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ @ShahriarMahmudSajid I think it's nice, it works and scans well too. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Sep 1 '18 at 9:47
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I think the answer is

Diagonal

My prefix is helpful if reversed,

Dia is "aid" reversed.

My infix is in the past,

Ago - meaning in the past.

My suffix can be a friend

Al - "If you'll be my bodyguard, I can be your long lost pal"

Just a little direction you may append.

N for North, the only letter yet to be included.

look at me from a different angle
and this puzzle you may untangle.

A diagonal line is set at an agle from horizontal and vertical.

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  • $\begingroup$ suffix isn't the intended one, got the rest of the clue correct though. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 1 '18 at 9:26

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