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Before the Hero had risen, there was another before him.

Riddle me this:

My prefix rises when suspicious;
See surprises, dark and raucous.

Our possession keeps my suffix;
Hoots will freshen in the late ticks.

Gently down, my infix leads;
Red around if awe proceeds.

Fly and flow, my affixes!
I'm bes†owed on crucifixes.

What am I?

What colour is the answer?
What is happening around it?
What are the three hidden words, including the answer?


This ends all. Big thanks to @Riley for making these Riley Riddles. You deserve the answer, but a golden one instead :D

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    $\begingroup$ Lol, I guess you had to make one more Riley! :D $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Sep 21 '18 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie I am a bit religious, so I had to dedicate a Riley to... hey, that will give it away! Hahah, that's all I'm saying for now :P $\endgroup$ – user477343 Sep 21 '18 at 0:32
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    $\begingroup$ where is the infix part? $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 22 '18 at 4:07
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    $\begingroup$ @ShahriarMahmudSajid I have answered my own riddle. I have not been active lately since I have earned the job of being a reporter for The Anagram Times and must submit at least three anagrams a day :) $\endgroup$ – user477343 Oct 22 '18 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ awesome, will definitely check it out $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Oct 22 '18 at 8:24
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Partial Answer:

Part A:

Our possession keeps my suffix; Hoots will freshen in the late ticks. --> Our possession=heart, suffix= Holy Spirit?

Part B:

Fly and flow, my affixes! I'm bes†owed on crucifixes. --> Jesus Christ? the cross instead of the 't' and "crucifixes"?

Part C:

Gently down, my prefix leads;Red around if awe proceeds --> Jesus Christ? Red = blood, Gently down --> implying Jesus bearing the cross to Calvary?

Part D:

Three hidden words= trinity, i.e. Father, Son, Spirit?

Part E:

Colour = White, representing Holy? (a wild guess)

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry about that. I meant "infix" in the third line, not my prefix. $(+1)$ for your effort. I will personally answer this one. $\endgroup$ – user477343 Oct 22 '18 at 7:40
  • $\begingroup$ No problemo! Glad that someone else took a crack at this riddle :D $\endgroup$ – user477343 Oct 22 '18 at 11:26
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The answer is

Crown. The colour is brown. And a brawl is happening around it.

My prefix rises when suspicious;

Eyebrow $\to$ brow

See surprises, dark and raucous.

Crow. Change the b to c. (c = see [surprises]).

Our possession keeps my suffix;

Keeping via a possession $\to$ Own. Overall, this makes crown or brown.

Hoots will freshen in the late ticks.

Owl. Change n to l. "Freshen = Fresh n" and owls are awake at night, in the late ticks (time).

Gently down, my infix leads;

Row. (Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream...). Also in crown and brown.

Red around if awe proceeds.

Raw. "Red raw" and it has aw in it. From this you can make brawl, but do not make the word crawl because it starts with c (proceeds) and red around could refer to a STOP sign (red and roundish). So stop with crawl.

Fly and flow, my affixes!

Crows and owls fly. You can row a boat (flowing).

I'm bes†owed on crucifixes.

The brown crown worn by Jesus. When he was crucified, there was a brawl surrounding him. This answers the three questions.


Title:

A Heroic Riddle (Risen)

Jesus Christ was said to be risen three days after he was crucified.

Also,

@Riley deserves a golden crown :D

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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer! +1 $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 22 '18 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton thanks! I'm surprised I still remember the answer, hahah :P $\endgroup$ – user477343 Oct 22 '18 at 10:01

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