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Questions tagged [knowledge]

A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia) or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Snow White, ...bits in a byte, ...tripod's upright, ...and a number that is quite lucky at least in my opinion. Then there's you plus... ...
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Riddle me this, birdman

I wanted to write a riddle in the form of a story, so here we are. Hope you like it. This is the story of great birds, two. Around and around in the sky, they flew. One remained small, while ...
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Can you follow Directions?

Unemployed? Lk no further! Are you: Able to follow directions? Able to read Flowcharts? Highly motivated? Able to count on your hands and feet without utilizing your big toes and thumbs? Well ...
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Four Directions #14 - Where and what am I?

To my North is a place that means Warrior King To my East is a whole town made of books. To my South there's a very cold airfield for bridge dwellers. To my West lies the mouth of a ...
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Songsmiths and dictators

Russian to infamous Soviet dictator. Spanish to liquefied timepiece creator. English to songsmith with capital name. French to one whose end in Waterloo came. What are we listing?
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Four Directions #12 - Where and what am I?

To the South is the jewel in the ring you can't wear To the East was envisioned a mountain pair To the North climb a tree to work your own way To the West are buildings that don't see ...
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I Can Be Two Different Things, Literally

Haven't seen a Riley in a while so I decided to make one RIDDLE My prefix is a program But it is also a software My infix is found in almost everywhere Although it is ...
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Four Directions #9 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a fortress containing a rose. To the West is a place that may leave you aghast. To the South stay on track to see where it goes. To the East is a place you won't find in the ...
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Two worlds diverged in a person's mind

A strange fellow in a cloak approached me and asked if I liked games. When I said yes, he gave me this note and said the two related final answers would be important to me. Now I ap proach, and ask ...
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Four Directions #8 - Where and what am I? (fan-made)

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations. To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations. To the south is a seat of a union's operations. To the east is a site of devout lapidations. ...
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Four Directions #7 - Where and what am I?

To the North, take a horse to find something delightful To the West, a game piece that was tight with Paul To the South, he can't smell, although he wasn't spiteful To the East, you might see ...
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Four Directions #6 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by metazen's riddles, I have decided to create my own To my west are a bunch of crooks To my north is a special fruit To my east is somewhere everyone wants to be To my ...
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Different Teapot Riddle - fanmade

As inspired by @gabbo1092 in the first of this kind of riddle (see this for an example of how the answer works), I thought I'd come up with another riddle. Rules: I will give you a number of clues. ...
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Four Directions #5 - Where and what am I?

To the West, they are young and grand To the North, they are high and briny To the East, they are enchanting and jolly To the South, they are rising and shiny I'm all at once and none at ...
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See me once, see me twice #5

Here I am again with a fifth See me once riddle. Have fun finding the answer! see me once, I'm taped together as a twist. see me twice, used by both chef and geologist. see me once, icky ...
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Boastful demographics

I don't want to brag or anything, but I have more... ...Azerbaijanis than Azerbaijan. (3) ...Macedonians than Macedonia. (2) ...Congolese than the Republic of Congo. (7, 15) ...Georgians than ...
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Four Directions #4 - Where and what am I?

To the North a dusty foot philosopher was born To the South as you go, the colder the weather To the West is a brown leaf - wait is that a horn? To the East is a place to get back together I'm with a ...
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Do you like puzzles?

I hope this isn't too easy, nor too hard; this is my first enigmatic puzzle! Good luck to you all, and have fun! I like puzzles. What Do you like puzzles Yes That is why you ...
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No pharaohs here, move along

A bowl can hold my start in place, But try not catch one with your face. No continent do I embrace; You may think "pharaohs" – not the case. A Dutchman caught me in his sight, But ...
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A la la Lord Raven

A friend created a shopping center killer whale, thereby confusing the calm pro-llama DEA. (15) The tavern string instrument is not available if you're walking sideways like an ole crab. (9) After ...
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Four Directions #3 - Where and what am I?

To the North, a mule may serve you in copper. To the South, you may end up rich or a pauper. To the West, "Keep it Weird" you may hear them mutter. To the East, if you visit, bring plenty of butter. ...
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Girl is looking at an object… (lateral thinking)

I remember this very old riddle involving lateral thinking. I was surprised that I cannot find it here. (Or maybe did I use wrong keywords? If so, please mark as duplicate) Girl is looking at an ...
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I am found in a pool, never sinking nor afloat; pass the squares that I rule, and a soldier must promote

Riddle me this: Although I'm a cube, I do not have six sides; Beneath me is green, although no grass resides. My pockets are large enough — I can fall in! But then you'll fall ...
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Four Directions #2 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a place you could wear on your feet To the South is a place that could mean alone To the West they play a ba' game in the street To the East is where Hallvard sits on his throne I've ...
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A Striking Resemblance (no.2)

I didn’t explain how the first one worked as to prevent it from being to easy; the way these riddles work is that I supply as many synonyms to a word as possible (within reason) to narrow down your ...
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Four Directions - Where and what am I?

To the North I see headstones, but to my surprise - no grass, no dirt, and no clay. To the South is the smallest you probably can't visit, then nothing for a very long way. To the West is a garden ...
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A Striking Resemblance (no.1)

I was inspired by the Teapot riddles and have decided to attempt a new type of wordplay puzzle. This should prove to be fun! ...
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The Perpetual Teapot (no.28)

So, as I stated in my first Teapot riddle, I was challenged by a fellow user to create a Teapot riddle, and thus I have created ...
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Teapot Riddle no.27

Good luck to you all! The Rules I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. The Puzzle ...
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Teapot Riddle no.26

So I've noticed the Teapot riddles are rising in popularity and I figured I would give them a try; also, it didn't help that it was recommended by @user474343 for ...
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My first riddle ^^

The place of magical emerald light, Where penguins are often in sight; Here, red beast is on alert, But still, freely, the devils lurk. Name the place. :)
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A mother of dragons

A mother of dragons, a sea-rimmed estate, with flora and fauna in protected state. A line that goes nearby the whole world equates; I'm neighboured by flowers in land of the raids. What am I?
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Alberta's winter is pretty mild

Republic of some merit, I'm the world's number one. I'm colder than Alberta, as to snow I have a ton. I'm larger than some countries, such as Nauru and Algeria. Yet in a sense I'm smaller than ...
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Russian spelled by a German

Hi! What goes down must come up. Russian spelled by a German. Found in a pair of megacities. Live once! What am I describing?
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Alternative to death, brother to fraternity

Small taste post-Christ and an article, confused is panda. (7) Charles' gateway monument messed up Chad's WinRAR. (11) Unreaching paradox person and curious alpha backed out of a Thai bone zone. (...
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St. Beatle's Blues

Can you identify where these peculiarly named places are located? Ableis Askera Handleama Offington Speechtown St. Beatle's Looking for names of countries. Hint: Hint #2:
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The Chinese car deal

Me and my darling were in China recently and decided to buy a brand new car from a trustworthy-looking local fellow. Afterwards, I noticed some similarities between My darling, the ...
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There is a Hole in my Promise

I promised I would not make anymore Riley Riddles... ...I failed to keep it. Riddle me this: My prefix and its prefix, are each an animal. They fly, but one will only do it if ...
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Heavenly sound system by grotesque creatures

I am part of South America [ ] geographically [x] politically [ ] culturally. I am [ ] in the Bahamas [x] older than that. I unscramble [x] the suffering caused by an ending ...
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In my trip to Gensokyo, I spied a…

Your final answer is something one would be likely to see lots of in Gensokyo.                     &...
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A Place Where Fanatics Rule

I woke up. It was really hot, and the last thing I remembered was seeing the faces of my family in a white surrounding. Well, actually there was something before that. I remember seeing a weird symbol....
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Romans and Germans and such

My beginning is a halogen. My middle is Roman. My ending is Swedish. My whole was Roman. My beginning is a dessert. My middle is German. My ending makes plurals. My whole was German....
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Rosetta Stone puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is one word. P.S. No, StackExchange, this is not a duplicate of Third rock from the Sun, go away!
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See me once, you squeal with glee

See me once, you squeal with glee See me twice, a foul apple I see See me twice, do not pass go Hear me thrice, swing up the radio First hint: Second hint: Here are the previous ...
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Seeds of a great war

A golden one's responsible for sparking a great war. An earthly one has earthly tones – no green, no red, no core. A big one's home to sights that numerous travellers adore. To purchase ...
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A Colorful Riley

Another simple Riley for the community while I continue to put my next story riddle together. This one will hopefully take a little longer to solve. Good luck to you all! Pry for the prefix, all ...
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See me once, see me twice #3

You guys seem to like these riddles, so here you have another one: See me once, the winged creatures visiting. See me twice, small children's eyes glistening. See me four times, are you even ...
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A Rather Odd Who Am I?

Tried something new with this. Hopefully it pans out well. I don't expect it to be too difficult... Good Luck! So who am I? Riddling never I'm going Crazy to Kindly give ...
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See me once, see me twice #2

I had a lot of fun with my "see me once, see me twice" question, so I thought I'd make a series out of them. So here is the next riddle: see me once, the hammer falls. see me twice, the gamer ...
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See me once, see me twice

A very short riddle just came to my mind, let's see if it can be cracked: see me once, food can usually be found see me twice, thundering typhoons all around hints are coming daily, if needed. ...