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Here an easy one which dates back to when I was a kid.

I have a crown

Yet I'm not a queen

I have a lot of children

Yet I don't have a husband

Who am I?

Hint:

I am not a person

Hint 2:

My children are attached to me

Hint 3:

I actually have a crown!

Super hints:

My children are inside of me.

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    $\begingroup$ It feels like this could be too broad. A crown could simply refer to the top of something, in which case a human could be considered to have a crown. Or if you specifically mean some other kind of crown, I mean a princess could wear a crown but not have a husband, or just a mother... $\endgroup$ – Tas Apr 16 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ I agree this is too broad -- "A Roman war hero" could fit, thanks to the Civic Crown and high birth rates in Ancient Rome. (And the fact that soldiers, i.e. men, rarely if ever had husbands.) $\endgroup$ – Fund Monica's Lawsuit Apr 16 at 4:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Tas If I’d specify the kind of crown it would be too easy! It’s a popular riddle where I am, I solved it when I was a kid! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 5:53
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    $\begingroup$ I certainly get that the intention is to be tricky as it can mean different things. I think the hints you've provided help unbroaden the puzzle, though I think they should be part of the puzzle itself (you could quite easily add that it's not a person and the children are attached, even by saying "I keep my children close"). Looking over the 10 answers they mostly seem to fit fine. Puzzles are better (at least on this site) when they have a very clear answer which is kinda of an "aha!", not ones where people are guessing things that fit well. $\endgroup$ – Tas Apr 16 at 7:23
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    $\begingroup$ If many answers could fit, then the puzzle is under-specified. A well-crafted puzzle will give enough information to rule in the intended solution while ruling out everything else. Also, keep in mind that (at least here) puzzles are not interactive challenges—potential solutions should be testable by referring to the puzzle, not by needing a response from the setter as to whether they're right or not. If the puzzle lacks enough specificity to make that determination, then it's probably too broad, and any "hints" added to fix that aren't really hints, they're a necessary part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 16 at 10:02

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2nd try:

How about a

pomegranate ?

It has a crown

It has children

seeds inside it

and it's no person

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    $\begingroup$ You’re right! Well done! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 9:30
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One possible answer is a

King (with lots of children)

although I don't know if that's what you're looking for.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not even close! Try harder! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 15 at 22:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Marybnq This does fit all the clues, no? $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 16 at 5:47
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe not at all! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 5:55
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A 🌹 flower. The petals form the crown and the seeds are the children

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    $\begingroup$ You’re close! But still no... $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 5:56
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Are you a:

Tree?

Line 1-2:

Trees have a part called the crown.

Lines 3-4:

Trees can make lots of seeds on their own, their “children,” in a sense.

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    $\begingroup$ Not right but interesting! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 15 at 23:04
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It is

strawberry

Explanation

It has crown, It has seeds attached to it, Not a person, doesn't have husband and many seeds are attached to the fruit and has crown.

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    $\begingroup$ You are close as well! But that’s not a strawberry! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:26
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Are you a

tooth?

I have a crown

Yet I'm not a queen

teeth have crowns

I have a lot of children

Yet I don't have a husband

This might refer to baby teeth

If not, I have a joking answer of

black widow spider, because the black widow has a "crown" (the timepiece on their abdomen) and don't have husbands because they eat them.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not at all! Ahahah but still nice! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 15 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ I was going to answer (Rot13: zbhgu) for these same reasons.. Now I've got nothing. $\endgroup$ – mkinson Apr 16 at 2:05
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Are you a

head

I have a crown

Yet I'm not a queen

a head has a crown

I have a lot of children

A head has lots of hairs

Yet I don't have a husband (kind of a stretch here but...)

Widow's peak maybe

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    $\begingroup$ Not at all! Try again! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 6:41
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Are you

A Khaleesi?

Given the timeliness of this post

In the episode "Lord Snow" from the hit HBO tv series, Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen corrects someone who calls her a queen, saying: Not a Queen, a Khaleesi

I have a crown

She wears a crown

Yet I'm not a queen

She doesn't call herself 'queen', rather a 'Khaleesi', which is the Dothraki equivalent.

I have a lot of children

She considers her dragons to be her children, hence the style "Mother of Dragons". Additionally, she is referred to as "Mhysa" which in Valyrian literally means "Mother", having freed many slaves.

Yet I don't have a husband

Her late husband - Khal Drogo - well, he dead man.

Who am I?

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons

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  • $\begingroup$ Just read the "dates back to when I was a child" part which may invalidate this answer, but I mean, "the books" were released a long time ago. $\endgroup$ – Möoz Apr 16 at 5:49
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    $\begingroup$ This is so nerdy, I love this ahaha! But I belong to that 1% of the population who never saw a single episode of game of thrones! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:11
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Who am I? ….drum roll...

England...The Crown is the British Monarchy

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    $\begingroup$ Not at all, interesting by the way! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:07
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May be answer is

Rooster

I have a crown

Yet I'm not a queen

Rooster has crown

I have a lot of children

Yet I don't have a husband

Rooster has too many children

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    $\begingroup$ Really funny and interesting but wrong! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 6:41
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Possible answer:

A grandfather

Consider:

Proverbs 17:6: Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of a son is his father.

Thus:

Has a crown, is male so not queen and husband, and has at least two generations of decendants

Am I trying too hard?

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    $\begingroup$ It’s not a person, I edited my question! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 6:43
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Are you

the sun?

It has a crown

solar corona; corona is italian for crown

It has a lot of children

the planets

And no queen, no husband, no person

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  • $\begingroup$ Not even close! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:07
  • $\begingroup$ By the way I know what corona means, I’m Italian! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:15
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    $\begingroup$ So? Are you the only person on stackexchange? $\endgroup$ – NicolasB Apr 16 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ No, it was just to say $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:17
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I thought it was a Seahorse because:

I have a crown

Seahorses have crowns

I'm not a queen

male seahorse then

I have a lot of children

the babies he gives birth

Yet I don't have a husband

he doesn't

And:

They live inside me
The male seahorse carries his children instead of the female

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  • $\begingroup$ I promised you, I'm glad now !!!!! $\endgroup$ – Tahel Apr 16 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ just a logic thought, nothing much. but thanks $\endgroup$ – riki481 Apr 16 at 14:23
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I have a feeling your intended answer is:

tomato
enter image description here

since it has a little crown shaped appendage on top and lots of seeds inside.

But there are lots of potential "right" answers that fit this clue as written.

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Could you be

The "Queen" of fruits; mangosteen?

I have a crown

The crown on a mangosteen

Yet I'm not a queen

You're like, a fruit?

I have a lot of children

The fruits inside of you?

Yet I don't have a husband

You're an independent mama (lol), your seeds do not need sexual fertilisation (according to Wikipedia)

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It is a

Pineapple

Not a person because

It's a fruit

Children attached to it

Children are refer to the seed.

Have a crown

It is Pineapple crown !!

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  • $\begingroup$ You are very very close! Still, the children clue doesn’t match... $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:06
  • $\begingroup$ My children are attached to me - The crown is the children. those crown used for re-plant. it's attached to the fruit. $\endgroup$ – Mr.Jer Apr 16 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ In my riddle the crown and the children are different elements, let me update my question! By the way good job, you’re on the right way! $\endgroup$ – Marybnq Apr 16 at 7:24
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Are you a

Russian Doll

I have a crown

Top of the head

Yet I'm not a queen

It’s not a queen

I have a lot of children

Lots of children inside (hint 4 too)

Yet I don't have a husband

Toys don’t have husbands

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maybe the answer is:

Pitaya

my explanation:

I have a crown

look:

It can completely be considered a crown:enter image description here


Yet I'm not a queen ,I have a lot of children

What can be done but

fruit can not be considered a queen,Indeed, it has many seeds


Yet I don't have a husband. The fruit reproduces through the pollination of its flowers, so it has no husband

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The answer is:

Plumpkin

Explanation:

It has a crown

It has children

and it's no person

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