# The Riddle - I Could be Seen in Many Places

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street.

Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn.

Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in the grocery.

Remove my middle part, you may see me in the sea, or on the stage.

Remove my middle part again, you may see me in the baseball game, or in the university.

Who/What am I?

Hint 1:

Chances to see in places(based on my thoughts :P):

competition: LOW to HIGH, positive correlate to competition schedule.
street: LOW, but vary in cities or countries.

body: VERY HIGH.
lawn: MEDIUM.

prison: HIGH.
grocery: LOW, but vary in locations.

sea: MEDIUM.
stage: MEDIUM.

baseball game: LOW to MEDIUM.
university: HIGH.

Hint 2:

The answer could be a noun or an adjective. Also the answer has 2 main meanings which are almost on the contrary.

• You're an inspirational fellow, Conifers :-) Sep 27, 2019 at 11:24
• :D same to you~~~ Sep 27, 2019 at 11:39
• Any chance for a Hint 2? Oct 3, 2019 at 5:11
• @Certainlynotadog Keep going~! :P Oct 3, 2019 at 8:02
• @Certainlynotadog Hint 2 released, here you go :) Oct 4, 2019 at 1:20

We'll see where this goes...

My guess is:

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street.

You could be a BADASS competitor or a gangster

Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn.

You have an ASS and a donkey could be on the lawn

Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in the grocery.

BAD people go to prison and they could rob grocery stores?

Remove my middle part, you may see me in the sea, or on the stage.

BADASS = BASS like a sea bass or a bass guitar

Remove my middle part again, you may see me in the baseball game, or in the university.

BADASS = BS like a bachelor of science or blown save in baseball

Badass in a noun and adjective. A badass is someone who is good or you could have a literal bad ass (flat/lumpy) XD

• I'm hoping you're right on this. For the lawn part, maybe it refers to people sitting down (because I don't imagine donkeys having a medium probability of being present).
– JS1
Oct 4, 2019 at 20:18
• Yes, great job! The grocery may have more "expired" or "defective" products compared to the supermarket, and more the remote is the chance may be higher. @JS1 the donkeys and sitting down both counts on the prob., so I give it MEDIUM :P Anyway just my thoughts...(I know that it may vary in different environments or cultures) Oct 5, 2019 at 1:36

I found something that sort of fits:

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street.

Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn.

basketBALLS (balls of feet, Wimbledon or lawn bowling)

Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in the grocery.

Remove my middle part, you may see me in the sea, or on the stage.

BASketballS (BASS) (sea bass, bass guitar)

Remove my middle part again, you may see me in the baseball game, or in the university.

BasketballS (BS) (Blown Save or Bs as in Balls/Strikes, Bs as in B grades)

• Nice try and a bit close to the answer :P Sep 28, 2019 at 9:18
• (Balls of feet?) :) Oct 1, 2019 at 12:15
• @Chowzen If you look at the edit history of my answer, you will see I had something else there before, lol.
– JS1
Oct 1, 2019 at 18:16
• It's time to suggest SE developer to develop content grading system could be applied on questions :D Oct 2, 2019 at 1:31

My guess is:

MISSTART

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street.

A race that starts prematurely or a car that needs a jump start

Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn.

ART (MISSTART) A tattoo or statue

Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in the grocery.

MISS (MISSTART) You may miss someone in prison or something at the shops

Remove my middle part, you may see me in the sea, or on the stage.

STAR (MISSTART) startfish or a celebrity

Remove my middle part again, you may see me in the baseball game, or in the university.

MIT (MISSTART) a glove or institute

• Nice try~ But "Remove my middle part" your answer should be MIST not STAR :D Sep 27, 2019 at 13:35
• @Conifers Aww got you, back to the drawing board.
– Karm
Sep 27, 2019 at 13:49
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