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A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia).

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Mathematical Mystery 4

Known by 2 names, argued by ways One of them sounds irregular, sometimes that pays My legs are like a human's, usually alike This is easy, known by a child's psyche Name the mathematical ...
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Using kids shows? How original!

Something most of us will not escape from. I've included the Knowledge tag since the character depicted above is not some creature I made up.
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Terribly Translated Theatre

We've got some real short movie descriptions for sale! Solve them now and win imaginary points! Come one, come all! We'll even let you take home the posters! A gang of all shapes and sizes decide ...
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Solemn, Unhurried Enigma

Scan me, seeking hidden worth. Uncover prizes, gems unearth. Envision! Witness! Look and find! Make mazes, paths. Unmask, unwind. Any means and any acts. Investigate wild wacky facts. ...
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A connection between Riley Riddles and I

The following riddle was inspired by what is referred to as "Riley Puzzles / Riddles" (example). Another Riley Riddle! This one keeps to the traditions, but it might be a little too hard. I will give ...
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Name that …Name? 10

A rip takes the first of my vocal surname You'll see me as a rival because of where I came One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise Take half of this riddle's series for an opposite ...
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Sum41? How About Tongue41?

I'll admit, okay? I have no tongue. But that doesn't mean that we are done- A delicious dessert, or perhaps your manhood; But don't forget to double it good. A cold treat with a 'nana But without the ...
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Escape flights and insights

The first is a story that makes you hold on tight. The second's returning with colours that aren't bright. The third is a part that's reflecting no sunlight. The fourth is an animal's Hadean ...
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How aMuseing, this guy!

Ah- there you are! Care to help me out? Creativity is good, but it's got me stumped this time around. Ronald invited me to an evening party of his for halloween. Everyone was supposed to dress up and ...
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Europa's beautiful pair

Europa's endowed with a beautiful pair, Between them some stunning Bavarian flair. If you love nice châteaux, hands up in the air, Surrender completely to Brittany fair. A volatile border'...
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Some things are best said in plain language instead of mathematical notation!

Back then in 2013 when I was participating in International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), I was stumbled on the puzzles on their newsletters. Even until now, I'm pretty clueless for these. Here are ...
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Name That …Name? 9

My clothing designer had a lot more importance than Swift My pope is easy to keep in mind, as long as there's no divine rift A short King on a climber with a 2016 leave An exam man wrestled with a ...
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Proverbial Soup is good for the Soul

There are twenty-one(21) well-known, historic, correct English proverbs below and one(1) that is slightly incorrect when compared to the historically correct version. Astute observers will notice that ...
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The mysterious box: The First Clue

It was a normal day when John got the box came in the post. He opened it and found a handful of objects inside. He picked out a piece of paper and on it was a riddle: The next clue lies within the ...
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I need a vacation

Into the water a lion's head spews, a fine city's residents line up in queues. Middle of the world, an Andean pearl, a high city famous for mountainous views. Into the ocean the ...
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Mathematical Mystery 3

A cliché American sees me as tasty treat But I sound like a bull, one you can not eat A locus is rotated outside the axis in question Finding my values is such a calculus impression Name the ...
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It's a long row ahead, boys

Jeff's company advanced slowly, aware of the presence a rare crocodile species on the long river. Jackson had his wallet in hand and was admiring some foreign banknotes. "This Japanese currency, I say!...
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Cryptic Country 3

I've owned a place with a contradictory name The snow queen has helped give me some freezing fame Change two letters in a non-poem for the currency of mine Unearthing all my reges really feels just ...
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Serious mountain business only. Bring your gear

Half a mountain, a man who made a film about a mountain, a man who wrote a book about a mountain, half a mountain, something resembling a mountain. Looking for the name of a... yeah, you ...
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Name That …Name? 8

In the 3rd century, the kids lost my history in the rocks My shorter version does what it says on the box A bird comes in here, you get an infamously loved guy I also slightly cut through the wood ...
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A Daring Riley Riddle

My prefix is called out after, The first that passes forty from ties. My suffix might be the laughter, When mother's ghost discerns no cries. My infix is a way of air, Releasing a way of strong ...
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Blooming Problems 2

Capcom referenced me by purpose of the goddess of my name You can find me as a different entity helpful to see the tame Change my second letter for both love and hate Are my petals like that for ...
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A Writer Named Poky Was Betrayed

Riddle me this: I am home to the letters, But I am not the alphabet. Whenever there be errors, The display may then correct / A corner may correct. You can find my ancestor, Only in the ...
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Abrupt Author 1

A cyclic event gave me birth and death days The fourth wall has given me quite a bit of a faze My real name was blockaded by a river of addiction That's because the truth is stranger than fiction ...
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Cryptic Country 2

I'm a seven out of ten, that's kind of easy to see A beef dish has given a capital name just to me Made of two in the water, next to two in one Add an English dialect and you are just about done ...
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This should be a tough one

Oh my, oh my, my puzzling friends My last riddle is unsolved but for a few odds and ends. With no interaction, I've gotten quite bored. I wrote this riddle so I won't be ignored. ...
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Blooming Problems 1

The types of me equal the greatest answer to life I have really red betrayal without the rose for your wife My "pinata" garden variety is a common inheritor But my name is tarnished because of ...
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Mathematical Mystery 2

I am all around your everyday life But you can't see me with eyes, like a hidden knife I am made up of some of the most important numerals in town Just take away imagination and these irrational ...
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Cryptic Country 1

A Caesar of a different kind originates from me My strip on my left is pretty obvious to see I stretch pretty far, but not as long as ignorants think The highest card value's thoughts do not tickle ...
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What am I? (My first original riddle)

I am very new to writing riddles and such, so bear with me if this one is terrible. My prefix is the dream of many, but the life of very few. If you were my infix, you'd wish that you further ...
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This should be an easy one : Another Grandpa Mystery

Why would Grandpa chose these folks? Grandpa likes Mozart but not Tchaikovsky Grandpa likes Queen Victoria but not Mary, Queen of Scots Grandpa likes Gandhi but not Mandela Hmmm.
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Name That …Name? #7

My name can be given in a male or female place I sound like a lens better than a hand one to your face Come from a crooked river in a misty highlands I am one of the only cougars that has a lot of ...
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Name That… Name? 6

I had a bad history in a post-II cold land My meaning addresses lookers that just want to lend a hand I helped bring Nazareth's most important into this place Change the first letter in Tony for ...
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Name That Name?… 5

Ever since my origin, I've been crowned by God A male Israeli diplomat contradicts my feminine bond Spelled 3 different ways, my longest way is now bad Because of a fraud to a profession that ...
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Mathematical Mystery 1

I come before V when I open up to you You focus on a point and get directed to a line too My cone isn't delicious to many a high schooler If only compared to hyperbolic humor I was cooler Name ...
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A humble riddle

I am a triumph, a thundering wall; a goddess, a ruler the grandest of all. I loom over towers that can touch the skies; few of world's waters can rival my size. A landmass colossal, a forebear of ...
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D, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005

Red Prysock. 1955, 2002. The Beach Boys, Heart. 1967, 1970, 1972. Walter Egan. 1970, 1978, 2008. Dead Milkmen. 1967, 2010. For all you dads out there, here's a puzzle for you! What is the ...
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My Spying Girlfriend

I need your help again. My girlfriend Ada now has a job at a spy agency and there's a... situation. Ada's boss called her into his office this morning. He was holding a weird tube with a button in ...
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Youth is, Inevitably, the Nature of Yielding Adulthood. Nurture it Greatly

Riddle me this: We are both black and white with two seeds, But they each can never be planted; Through our swirl, philosophy proceeds, But our balance is taken for granted. Our forces ...
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You'll Always Be My P2!

Constructor's note: This puzzle was constructed to celebrate a recent release. One thematic element is presented and used differently to the others. Clues ...
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I May Have Horns, But I Am Not the Devil

A big credit to @frodoskywalker for my riddle. Although the user did not write this riddle, one of their answers on this site served an inspiration. I will not show the particular answer, however, in ...
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An Englishman Playing 'Ell With the Great Lakes!

Who is identified by the following verse? I'm known for words I never said And gear that seldom graced my head. Of siblings I am not most smart. A doctor said I'm cold of heart. Amused by ...
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Little Pictures: Charlie's Lunch Edition

Charlie was at school- middle school, to be exact. He had begun to chat with others his age, and was starting to make some friends. In particular, he had found a female friend, which made him very ...
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A Lonely Lady on An Island

Riddle me this: I have a crown, but not a throne, And a flame that does not burn. I hold a book with numbers shown, But the pages can't be turned. My giant robes are always green; My ...
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Before This, I May Hide; After This, I'm Fortified

Riddle me this: Flames are home to one of mine; Of truth and suffering, I exist; Up when dark my phases shine; Read a compass, I insist. Faith included, they bring luck; Other weathers ...
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Salesman? Possibly

It was on the Istere that I encountered him. Our conversation covered a wide range of topics - everything from ancient history to the nature of time. Admittedly, I was somewhat distant, not entirely ...
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How does one write a short riddle that is not too vague and not too obvious?

I have recently been offered to write riddles for a shop, which I will not go into too much detail about (because that is personal). However, I will say that the shop mostly prefers a riddle up to ...
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Cryptic clues with a theme/twist

As suggested in the title, all of these cryptic clues, with a common twist on the usual format, share a (broad) theme. Rumor suggests a bug order, apparently including an annular celebrity, is ...
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This is inconceivable. Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa likes a Whale but not a Hippo Grandpa likes Hulk but not Frankenstein Grandpa likes a Foot but not Eighteen inches Why? Hint
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You might want an anti-emetic

I'm the grumpy old troll who lives under the bridge. If you wanna come over, all you have to do is this. All you have to do is this: Solve my riddle - They call my Mr. 325, Don't leave your ...