# Six letters in daily life

I've just created this riddle for you, hope you like it! :)

Clue 1:

I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between.

Clue 2:

I'm not the only one here, we're many.

Clue 3:

I'm just existing in daily life, but I'm not living.

Clue 4:

My name is composed by 6 letters.

Clue 5:

I can be big like I can be small.

Clue 6:

A group of me and those similar to me can be composed by at maximum 26 different types.

Clue 7:

325-346

So, now try to guess who I am

• Welcome to the site! Just a suggestion: it's probably better not to call these hints. Usually "hints" are added to an existing self-contained puzzle, which could be solved without them, just to make it easier. – Rand al'Thor Mar 6 at 15:29

Probably not it, but most clues fit:

LETTER

I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between.

A through Z are first and last, but most letters are in between. (Could also be the first and last letter of a word rather than the alphabet.)

I'm not the only one here, we're many.

There certainly are a lot of letters on this page alone, and many many more elsewhere.

I'm just existing in daily life, but I'm not living.

Letters are everywhere, but are not alive.

My name is composed by 6 letters.

L E T T E R

I can be big like I can be small.

Capital or lower-case.

A group of me and those similar to me can be composed by at maximum 27 different types.

Well, 26 is less than 27, and no word in English can have more than 26 different types of letters. Maybe 27 if you count hyphens or apostrophes? (Though not both)

325-346

This is the only clue I can't get to fit, so not sure what to do with it.

• I had the same idea and also got stuck with that last clue... My logic for the '27' clue was this (medium.com)... – Stiv Mar 7 at 7:35
• l'm sorry, but there is already a popular thing called "Letters alive". – Scratch---Cat Mar 7 at 8:10
• Congratulations, you got this! :) Well, I'm sorry to say that I typed 27 instead of 26, anyway the last clue is composed by 2 numbers: the first is about how many letters there are in the answer, including the title, but excluding the phrase "Guess who I am", while the second includes this, too. – xKobalt Mar 7 at 11:31
• @xKobalt Huh. Okay, I thought this was kind of a throwaway guess, especially since the answer appears in the title and one of the clues, but sometimes you get lucky. I don't think I'd have gotten that last clue without a hint though. Counting the letters is not something I'd have thought of doing normally. Also, you counted wrong - the last phrase adds only 11 letters, but you added 21... – Darrel Hoffman Mar 7 at 20:01

Is it..

dashes(plural though, which makes me question it) or maybe hyphen?

I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between.

dashes can be the first or the last but usually in between.

I'm not the only one here, we're many.

This makes me think about punctuation marks, bu cant really connect it to dashes.

I'm just existing in daily life, but I'm not living.

Exists in daily life(the written language) but obviously not living.

My name is composed by 6 letters.

D A S H E S or H Y P H E N

I can be big like I can be small

dashes can be big or small(shorter or longer)

A group of me and those similar to me can be composed by at maximum 27 different types

There are 3 types of dashes(em, en and the double hyphen). There are 14 commonly used punctuation marks according to a google search(but they do not separate "curly" brackets from "square" brackets etc. So maybe the total will add up to 27 different types.

325-346

This one has a dash in between, which makes me think of "hint1"

• This answer looks well argumented, except for the second clue, in fact, I appreciate this, too, but I'm afraid to say that is not the answer I thought for this riddle. (However it was a nice try, maybe next time will be the one right) – xKobalt Mar 6 at 22:39

WINDOW

Because
I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between.

First or last window on a building, usually in the middle of a wall

I'm not the only one here, we're many.

Many windows

I'm just existing in daily life, but I'm not living.

Seeing through a window during the day

My name is composed by 6 letters.

W I N D O W

I can be big like I can be small.

Windows can be big or small

A group of me and those similar to me can be composed by at maximum 27 different types.

Found a site that said there are only 27 types of windows, will cite or link if needed

325-346

TWELVE

• I'm afraid to say this is not the answer I expected, but at the same time I've really appreciated it, all corresponds perfectly, except for the last two clues: the first one is a nice hypotesis, think Clocks and watches? are clock/watches types, this link (watchranker.com/types-of-watches) provides 27 types of watches you've to know, but however they are not going to be all; for the second one, I'm afraid you don't have found a real answer. Nice try, however :) – xKobalt Mar 6 at 15:50
• Nope. I didn't look anything up. That is a very coincidental link though. Like insanely coincidental. Saw the mistake for my final after I posted. Otherwise, I wouldn't have even answered. – MacGyver88 Mar 6 at 15:58
• @MacGyver88 , you produced backpuzzle -- when a gulp of puzzle returns another. Like backwash, in the positive sense. – humn Mar 6 at 16:30
• @humn, Oh, I thought I broke something. lol. I would asume then backpuzzles are a common occurrence for this type of puzzle. :) – MacGyver88 Mar 6 at 16:37
• Well, I'm afraid to say this again, but neither this answer is the one I expected, however, I appreciated this, too, all this time has sense. It's nice to see these efforts from a single person – xKobalt Mar 6 at 22:29

Is it...?

NUMBER

I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between.

A number can be from -∞ to ∞, but in general we use numbers that are in the middle

I'm not the only one here, we're many.

Numbers are infinite

I'm just existing in daily life, but I'm not living.

We see numbers everywhere, from time to the battery remaining on the phone, although numbers aren't living beings

My name is composed by 6 letters.

N U M B E R

I can be big like I can be small.

Numbers can be extremely big and small

A group of me and those similar to me can be composed by at maximum 27 different types.

Leet for example replaces certain letters with digits. Looking online I've found that the following 15 letters can be represented in leet by a single digit or composite number: A,B,E,F,G,H,I,L,O,P,R,S,T,Y,Z. B and G can be represented also using the numbers 13 and 12, so the total count with the 10 single digits is 27

325-346

Is this a mobile number? Also 325-346 = -21 is still a number

• Good attempt, this shocked me because every single clue has got a perfect answer. But at the same time, I'm afraid to say that's not the answer – xKobalt Mar 7 at 11:16
• Thanks @xKobalt, but I've got to say that the second to last was stretched, maybe not in a general sense, but adding everything up to 27 probably was – Giacomo Tecya Pigani Mar 7 at 11:43
• I will remember that :) – xKobalt Mar 7 at 13:13