If you don't know what a teapot riddle is read closely:
The 'teapot' is one word I'm currently searching for.
You have to guess it.
It's always the same word but has different meanings.

First clue:

All of my teapots can be 'strong'
My first teapot grows strong.
My second teapot is designed to be strong.
My third teapot is strong if made right.

Second clue:

My first teapot is really cute, when its young .
My second teapot isnt designed to be cute, but it can be.
My third teapot is technically not cute.

Third clue:

My first teapot is mostly wet.
My second teapot is after movement wet.
My third teapot is technically not wet.

Final clue (makes it reaaally easy):

My first teapot lives in the water, its like a lion there!
My second teapot lives mostly on land, but can be found everywhere!
My second teapot loves also the USA
My third teapot is a magical tool for imprisoning or hiding

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! For the uninitiated such as myself, what is a teapot riddle? How does it differ from a normal riddle? Thanks!! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ @EL-Guest A teapot riddle to tell form wikipedia is: "The 'Teapot Game' is a word game described by Mary White's Book of Games, and involves guessing a word which is replaced by "teapot" in various sentences." The teapot word is always the same word but with a different 'meaning' $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, @Jannis! I think (there are meta posts about Riley riddles regarding this) that the tags you’ve used are most appropriate for this riddle! I don’t think a teapot tag should be created, because wordplay/word/riddle as you have done already encompasses the spirit of this puzzle! Looks like a great riddle! :) $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ @El-Guest okay good to know :) have very much fun thinking about the solution $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Great first riddle! I suggest you un-hide whatever hints are necessary to solve the riddle. I assume probably the first, second and third hint are intended to be the actual clues, whereas the final one serves just as an extra hint. $\endgroup$
    – Tas
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 5:45

1 Answer 1


The answer is


First hint:

Baby seal grows to be strong; SEALs are designed to be strong; seal should be made strong

Second hint:

Baby seals can be cute; Navy SEALs..well...depends; seal, definitely not

Third hint:

Seals are usually wet; SEALs are wet when they're in water (duh); seals are not

Final hint:

Seal and sea-lion; SEALS and USA; seal is a magical tool for imprisoning someone.

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    $\begingroup$ to the third hint: sweating by workout was meant, but your intepretation is also ok $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, missed it. Nice puzzle btw, really interesting format :D $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ there are more meanings in this word [soo many] (google.de/…) $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 14:37

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