# Triple Riley Riddle

Below we have three Riley riddles.

The trick here is that the three answers are anagrams of each other.
Can you find all three?

I
In all, I am a soldier,
My prefix can be found on a plane,
My suffix is at the edge,
My infix is an island, in Spain.

II
In all, I am a mockery,
My suffix comes with a charge,
My prefix was a Sumerian city,
My infix, a dwarf that is large.

III
My prefix is what it's about,
My infix, an evil act,
My suffix tried to stop pizza,
In all, I am just an extract.

Please explain each line in your answer.

## 1 Answer

I believe the 3 anagrammatical solutions are:

IRONSIDE, DERISION and RESINOID

In all, I am a soldier,
My prefix can be found on a plane,
My suffix is at the edge,
My infix is an island, in Spain.

In all: An 'IRONSIDE' was a nickname for a Puritan soldier fighting for Oliver Cromwell in the English Civil War.

Prefix: IR stands for "Instrument rating" - qualifications that must be held by a pilot before they are permitted to fly an aeroplane;
Infix: ONS is an island in Galicia, Spain;
Suffix: The SIDE of an object is 'at the edge'. (Or even something that is ONSIDE might be 'at the edge'...)
NB OP revealed in comments that their intended prefix here was actually IRON, being the name of the steel blade on a carpenter's plane tool...

In all, I am a mockery,
My suffix comes with a charge,
My prefix was a Sumerian city,
My infix, a dwarf that is large.

In all: DERISION is a synonym for 'mockery'.

Prefix: DER was a Sumerian city;
Infix: ERIS is a dwarf planet, but one of the largest known to us;
Suffix: An ION is a charged particle.

My prefix is what it's about,
My infix, an evil act,
My suffix tried to stop pizza,
In all, I am just an extract.

In all: A RESINOID can be a gum resin extracted from plants.

Prefix: 'RE' in the subject line of an e-mail tells you what it's about;
Infix: A SIN is an evil act;
Suffix: The NOID was a character used in advertising for Domino's Pizza who would try and sabotage the pizza-making process ('stop pizza').

• The infix of the second answer could also be this. – Ankoganit Apr 7 '20 at 13:33
• @Ankoganit Ha! Was literally just changing that answer myself! (Great minds...) – Stiv Apr 7 '20 at 13:34
• Well done! Everything spot on with what I was looking for except the prefix of the first one. However, I am happy to accept what you've written. – hexomino Apr 7 '20 at 14:34
• Thanks @hexomino - would love to know what your intended first prefix was :) (And if you fancy a laugh, check the edit history to see what I initially thought the second infix was!) – Stiv Apr 7 '20 at 14:44
• @Stiv a little unusual but I was thinking about this use of plane and if you look down to the parts you can see what the blade is normally called. – hexomino Apr 7 '20 at 15:22