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An affix riddle is a specific type of riddle that clues the target word by describing multiple, possibly overlapping parts of the word separately. Usually the beginning (prefix), the middle (infix), and the end (suffix) of the word are described. Sometimes referred to as Riley riddles.

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Some say I'm part of the solution

My prefix has won the fights My infix marks the start of flights My suffix you can almost solve My whole makes friendly rubber revolve What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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This was not my original idea

My prefix is old advice My infix will guide you away My suffix is my own My whole was not right the first time What am I?
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I am used to modify a sentence

I am used to modify a sentence. I can be used between two letters, and I can be used to swap two letters. My prefix is commonly used, and my suffix is sometimes found in remote places. What am I? ...
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Riley-Clued Crossword

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Overlap Deluxe!

My prefix used to levitate a ball When he was just a lowly youth, and small. His friends are not con, but surely quite pro. He's rarely an object, just so you know. My infix will happily take your ...
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A bit convoluted puzzle

My beginning is the end of the start of the close My midpoint is the end of the start of the beginning My end is the start of the close of the midpoint What accessible word am I?
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My prefix is in the game, but I just kind of dangle

My prefix is in the game, but I just kind of dangle. My prefix shouldn't be tipped, but you can give me a bangle. My prefix is noble, yet people stab me right through. My infix goes far, yet I will ...
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What Am I At 7?

At 1 I was born when my parents parted, And no folds were used. So that's how I started. At 2 I was famous since ages ago, But looked more like three and continued to grow. At 3 I was cover for a ...
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Rileys From The Grave

My prefix is a veggie, My infix is... though, it's on the interblags [citation: xkcd] My suffix is to eat, in Spanish, in English, in Spanish, And altogether I am not GERMANE, but am GERMAN. My ...
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An affix riddle to dip into

My prefix is a great part of what can be found in bird cemeteries My infix is a shortened form of a capturing device's name My suffix sounds like a great quantity of matter, but prefers to dig What am ...
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A Little Brittle Riddle

Riddle I start with half of nothing, end with half of eternity And in the middle lies a town, named "Monster Bakery" Little hint Oh, and it isn't
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I do not exist: A riley puzzle

My prefix is your Spanish, My infix is radioactive, My suffix is what I am not, And I do not exist, like my imaginary friend.
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A wall of friendly, smiling rileys?

My prefix is another country, known for me, My infix is a response, not dangerously, My suffix is a scream, or a rush, for memes, And my whole is the key. My prefix is in this clue, My infix is at ...
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A riley: The Breaking Point

My prefix is crossed out, for ancients, My infix is a valley, for genii, My suffix is charged, for ever, And my whole is a breaking point. What am I, and why?
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A Riley: A Jewish landmark

My prefix is a verb, asking for something badly, My infix is from Rome, we still use it today, My suffix is a drink of courage, or so some say, My whole is, all together, a Jew showing you how to ...
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The riddle and its affixes

My prefix is an increase, a flowing unit, and an acid My infix, with different hearts, can be friends, fruits, or emotions My suffix can make castles, storms, and even paper My all is not the word you ...
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My prefix is on a roll

An affix riddle: My prefix is on a roll. My infix is not on board. My suffix isn't so sure. My prefix, infix, and suffix all rhyme, but you'll have to know why. Where am I? Hint (modified): Hint 2:
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My infix makes 500 minus 9

I'm new, and this is my very first affix riddle! Thanks for letting me join in. My prefix survives above the tree line without you. My infix makes 500 minus 9. My suffix is always a little amped up, ...
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A logical affix riddle

My prefix stands tall amongst seas and oceans My infix can be used to describe itself, or some time My suffix can be blown, bent, or even broken What am I?
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An appetizing affix riddle

My prefix is a friend of campfires, missing its tail. My infix is natural, useful and alluding to its state. My suffix, unless prefixed, is made of wood and missing its core. What am I?
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A powerful affix riddle

My prefix is better served cold, and with friends My infix is bigger than PETA's smaller brother My suffix is a fire lizard, devoid of Arabian peace Who am I?
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A mix of affix riddles

Firstly: My prefix is something located behind, My suffix a place I go with worry on my mind. Secondly: My prefix is wind, albeit reversed and then headless, My suffix noble, and helps to be ...
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A colorful affix riddle

My prefix usually wears black and yellow (or yellow and black to shake things up a bit) My infix is commonly blue, brown or green, but can look red when immortalized My suffix comes in different ...
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A stimulating affix riddle

My prefix indicates friendship My infix can be turned another way My suffix is one half of an exchange What am I?
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A royal affix riddle

My prefix is a key member in rock history My infix is a deadly sin missing its tail My suffix is a prefix for the persistent What am I?
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A fluctuating riddle

My prefix is a guardian of the forest My infix is too much for French people My suffix is often seen by "snake charmers" What am I?
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A well guarded riddle

My prefix is a game where there is only one winning move My infix comes after a certain family, excluding the unlucky My suffix is mostly for animals, and sometimes dragons What am I?
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A very small riddle

My prefix is given to very dedicated people My infix is an important figure for star worshippers My suffix is only visible for a limited time each day What am I?
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Find my prefix, suffix and infix on the web page

Look at this for my prefix. Look above this for my suffix. Look under this for my infix. Yes, on the web page.
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The commanding Riley

My prefix is a form of money. My suffix has electrical charge. My infix is your abbreviation. Altogether I command. What am I?
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My prefix rids sinning, my suffix is swimming

I thought of this riddle with my sister. Feedback is appreciated. My prefix rids sinning. My suffix is swimming. My infix is cheeky. And where I live its weedy. Who am I?
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Don't take these too literally (A British sensation)

Don't take these too literally. Homophones and other liberties are taken. My prefix is My prefix is found at a funeral My infix at any salon My suffix is found at a table My whole is just three ...
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Reflex and complex

My prefix is a part of a reflex My infix is very complex my suffix is more than two but the whole thing is not true What am I?
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My whole is not my whole, but to post this riddle seems like my whole

My prefix is my prefix My suffix is my suffix My infix is my infix My whole is not my whole, but to post this riddle seems like my whole.
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Don't Play With Me, Riley

My suffix’s prefix’s prefix’s suffix My prefix’s suffix’s suffix’s prefix My infix’s prefix’s suffix’s infix Don’t play with me Who am I?
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Rootin' Tootin' Riley Riddle

Its suffix sounds like a slithering snake. Its prefix is given again in green grass. Its infix appears as an arbitrary article. Its whole rhymes with whence it does pass. It's a ...
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What job is found in this riddle?

My prefix is asleep. My infix is what my whole is doing. My suffix is bowling. My whole is packing. What am I? Hint:
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Riley is leaving

My suffix is growing. My infix is packing. My prefix is moving. My whole is earning. Hint upon request:
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Riley Riddles can be fruitful you know

My first Riley riddle... Hope you enjoy! My prefix might mean I kicked you My suffix gives a value. My infix might be a mother Altogether it has a bright colour
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Mull over this!

My suffix is done to stew My prefix a distilled brew My infix is within My outfix makes 10 out of 10 What am I?
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Go high, go bye, go die

STEAL my prefix and go high. STEAL my suffix and go bye. STEAL my infix and go die. Leave me be and go STEAL!
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My prefix reflects the sun, my suffix was born to run

My prefix reflects the sun. My suffix was born to run. My infix is a dilemma at hand. My whole cannot live on land.
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Let's build a tree together!

It's been a while since I've posted due to being incredibly busy at work, so I've got a short and sweet Riley for anyone interested. Look for the infix, odious indeed, Obscenities and evil, a hex, ...
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My infix is smoking dead, my whole is in your head

My prefix is for sure a lie. My suffix is for sure alive. My infix is smoking dead. My whole is in your head. Note: the "in your head" here is not referring to anyone; it means if one has ...
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A Fiery Conversation

1st member: It's too cold. Hey, can you [my prefix] some wood to endure this blizzard? 2nd member: Of course. FEW MOMENTS LATER 2nd member: There's a [my prefix]oon outside. Hey, can you check whether ...
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The land, the ocean, the sky & our home in one word

My prefix is in the sky. My suffix is in the ocean. My infix is on land. My whole is our home.
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I am needed for books

Children lie and say they have my prefix when they don't want to go to school. Dating singles will use my infix to refer to the 2 of them. Wise men will examine my suffix so that they could improve ...
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Another date-themed riddle

I already posted 1 date-themed riddle, which was solved by Stiv. Here is a second one. My prefix might be your response if your crush asks you on a date. You may liken your relationship to my infix ...
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A date-themed riddle

My prefix is what you might do with your date. You and your date may use my infix as a pronoun to refer to the two of you. You would be happy if your relationship between the two of you does my suffix....
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I will burn everything

I form especially close bonds with others. Remove my infix, and my superior quality is apparent. Remove my suffix, and you will become sick of me. Add a Cl to many of me, and I will burn your house ...
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