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I was away on school camp for three days — but I am back now, catching up on what I missed out on, as well as giving you what you missed out on, too.

My prefix is basic ending all that it sees.

My suffix has ethics, when it quietly agrees.

My infix has questions, but no answers, it seems.

With red, I have strawberries and wine for sweet dreams.

This might be a little hard, so I'll give a hint tomorrow... unless I already have. (And funnily enough, the riddle has a red herring $\ast$badum chhhh$\ast$).

Also, what could the title be referring to? (Excuse the other pun.)


Hint:

PREFIX: Do you see what I see?
SUFFIX: Yes, but shhh!
INFIX: Umm... what do you see?
RED: Well, I see a cottage amid the greenwood!

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    $\begingroup$ "With red" herring? $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 2:04
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    $\begingroup$ are the two italic words supposed to be a clue? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 4:25
  • $\begingroup$ @ShahriarMahmudSajid yes. What is something you might know of that has the italic words? :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 6:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck indeed. (ROT13) "Erq" zvtug abg ersre gb jung lbh svefg gubhtug... $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ Rot13(yvggyr erq evqvat ubbq) comes to mind obviously :P $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 6:43

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The Answer is probably-

Basket

Prefix-

Bas (basic minus the ic, i see)

Infix-

ask, asking a question doesn't always get an answer.

Suffix-

probably et, as ethics start with et, and as explained by OP the quietly agree part is explained by ic(i see) and sh (shh keep quiet) that can be found in the spelling, cool wordplay.

Last line and title explanation-

it refers to the story of little red riding hood as I've said in a comment, she went through a forest to her grandma's house, as told in the hint as well, saw some lovely flowers that she liked, and met a wild stranger i.e. the wolf. Also she carried a basket with her, hence the story reference.

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    $\begingroup$ Yes! You got it! DVL12 so I can't upvote now, but when would you like the tick? Edit: Oh, forgot to mention, (ROT13) Gur jbeq "rguvpf" unf "fu" naq "vp" va vg :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ is the suffix correct? wasn't sure on that one, you can give the tick anytime, no worries. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is. My Rot13 comment should hint out the explanation for that :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 11:49
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    $\begingroup$ Hahah, no I'm not saying you are old. I am saying that I am young. I am just a normal kid, going to a normal school, who has some... not so normal interests... at least amongst the kids in my class. Idk, I am guessing your $26$ max :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 11:29
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    $\begingroup$ good guess, on point. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 11:33
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Appointment

My prefix is basic ending all that it sees.

Appoint - a point, or a dot, or a period, ends most sentences.

My infix has questions, but no answers, it seems.

me - the OP, brings the question and not answers

My suffix has ethics, when it quietly agrees.

Ent? It's a species of trees from the Lord of the Rings that are quite nice people (tree people), they're ethical and very quiet. Most of them don't talk, or do so very slowly.

I'm not very confident about the infix and the suffix, but maybe the infix is a good try and I'll figure out the rest later.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, that is not the correct answer. I will write out a hint :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 11:05

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