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You need me to bake

But I'm not in any home

I drown noise when full

But empty, your voice will roam

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    $\begingroup$ oho... any hints? don't say Preheat the oven $\endgroup$ – CR241 Oct 30 '18 at 23:53
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    $\begingroup$ Good riddle! Stumps me! $\endgroup$ – Duck Oct 31 '18 at 5:03
  • $\begingroup$ I like this riddle - so many opportunities to propose clearly false yet still entertaining answers $\endgroup$ – kanoo Nov 2 '18 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ Was there a correct answer? $\endgroup$ – Ry- Feb 17 at 5:42
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I think it is a

flour silo

because

you need flour to bake, most people don't have flour silos (and if they did it probably wouldn't fit in your house), cant make a noise in one, but would be big and echo-ey if empty.

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Probably not, but maybe:

Time

You need me to bake

Takes time to bake

But I'm not in any home

Time isn't an object

I drown noise when full

When your time is filled (you are busy) you don't notice other noise

But empty, your voice will roam

When your time is empty (bored), you are more aware of surrounding noise

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My guess:

A Beaker

You need me to bake:

The word sounds like "baker" with an 'e'

But I'm not in any home:

Most people don't have beakers in their home

I drown noise when full:

Beaker full of liquid suppresses sound. Also Beaker's Song is sure to drown out any noise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuebLakCqc

But empty, your voice will roam:

Shout into a glass beaker and your voice will be amplified

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I'd like to suggest a somewhat less serious answer to this riddle:

Marijuana

You need me to bake

Getting high is frequently referred to as 'getting baked'

But I'm not in any home

In areas where weed is illegal, everyone will deny having it in their possession: "It's not in my home."

I drown noise when full

Thanks to a suggestion by gabbo1092, this one could refer to the 'drowning' bubbling noise a bong makes when in use.

But empty, your voice will roam

Once the bag is empty/used up, the intoxicated person will experience normal events in a more psychedelic manner. For instance, when speaking, it might sound like someone's voice is echoing in a large chamber.

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  • $\begingroup$ Heck, it fits about as well as (or better than) the answers given so far. $\endgroup$ – deep thought Nov 3 '18 at 3:25
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It makes me think of an

exhaust pipe.

You need me to bake

You need some kind of exhaust or ventilation duct (e.g.) to let steam and smoke out while baking. @kanoo's answer suggests that there is an inebriant sense of "bake" that may call for a pipe too.

But I'm not in any home

It would defeat the purpose if you ventilated the hot air/steam/smoke back into the house, so the pipe responsible for this must be exterior.

I drown noise when full

The exhaust pipe on a car, with muffler attached (e.g.), muffles the sound moving through it.

But empty, your voice will roam

An unmuffled exhaust pipe can cause a lot of noise as you roam through the neighborhood and it roams in a large radius all around you.

Title: Do you think you are smart enough for this?

No, I feel like I'm really missing something crucial, including but not limited to the interpretation of the title.

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