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A problem or riddle written in rhyme for an artistic twist.

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Named after something you'd find in a harbour

A big book of words was brought forth to my north. A prominent Turkish-born priest to my east. A bad taste was left in French mouths to my south. Criminals are put to the test to my west. ...
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Who would cross the Bridge of Death / Must answer me / These questions three:

Oh, Holy Grail, thou art puny and small When compared to the treasure I want most of all. It can sometimes—not always—be found in receptacles. So read, mark my words. If need, use your spectacles. ...
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What is my favorite color?

Oh the sweet joys of favoritism! I have another puzzle for the community; as always good luck to you all, and I hope you enjoy it! Go to the bottom you'll see. Rounded but right there with me. ...
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Who cut the cheese?

StackOverflow is celebrating it's $10^{th}$ anniversary and thus created an article on meta about it. I decided to write a simple riddle in response to their post, and figured I would also share it ...
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How much do you know about the internet?

The Internet The internet is a marvelous invention. Did you know it was created by the government in the sixties, but made popular in the nineties? Today everyone uses it, and it is becoming an ...
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Good Little Monsters

Though I am small, hairy, and green (And once was quite scary, obscene!), Your wars can't defeat me. You now want to eat me! But don't let your friends intervene. Hint:
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A rodent cooking pasta

A fair-haired small rodent with cherubic gaze was cooking string pasta in Occidental ways. A Monegasque prince was the person who pays, metallic drugs brought each man to a haze. An evil ...
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I live in a spaceship

I live in a spaceship that travels so 快地, along with a doctor who I find 真帅的, my features are 美丽, my name rhymes with 内力, it's my job to fix if the engine goes 坏了. Who am I?
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Artificial folk with ovine dreams

Those artificial folk with ovine dreams, under attack by some fighting machines, there is no try, or whatever that means. What are we ? Icelandic suffix denoting one's kin, ...
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Better get Meta

To say it started with a kiss is quite misleading and remiss, and so these words I must retract, it's quite the opposite in fact. Take the answer now in mind and think of that beguiling line If it ...
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They told me I couldn't rhyme “burj”

An actor who danced to the time of my li', an ancient invention, a wizard with y, what most folk believe will come after you die. What am I? Arabian city with sky-scraping ...
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Nested riddles with triple-doubles

Appears on the ice under big heavy strain. Now, get off your high one, ride out to the plain. It's opposite base, or with battery, rain. What am I? It's two times what equals ...
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Bizarre genius detective

My first could be short for a well-meaning tyrant. The start of my last ends a widely-used food plant. Its end can be cookies or data migration. My talk with poor Yorick caused quite a sensation....
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Nested riddles with vegetarian bear

Some eating utensils of wood in a pair, ceramic and often expensive dishware, a cute black and white vegetarian bear. What am I? With office or novel; may lead to amen, ...
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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Show 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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Emissions and omissions

Dust to dust, an undertaking, unannounced, from under quaking, understand our mother's shaking, unlit hours unawaking. Embark my flight and take my place, enjoy a clear breeze on my ...
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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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Another Manufactured Teaset Riddle

I had an idea for another teaset riddle so here we go. For anyone who doesn't know how these works you must decipher two or more words that are homonyms/homophones that have a different meaning, A.K....
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Lau's Labyrinth

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Our heroes open the door and the remaining doors vanish accompanied by the sounds of grinding stone. The magnificent structure ...
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Mr. Montague's dream

So speaks Mr. Montague, missing no beat, reverberating stutters in tropical heat: "Each river mouth's built up, we've got naans to eat; then, lodgings we have; a café would be neat!" They'...
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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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Teaset - A Teapot Riddle Variation

To solve this type of riddle you must find 2 or more words that are homonyms or homophones that have a different meaning, A.K.A. teapots, that belong to a related set or group. If you have any ...
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What is it that birds dream of?

For as long as I can remember, I've had this dream. Let me reassure you, it's a dream many have seen. I rise above this terrestrial sphere onto a higher plane. Given this incredible power, I ...
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Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.41 (fan made). Welcome. 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 ...
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A New Simple Riley

I have created another Riley in my down time today and I hope it is neither too easy, nor hard. As always, good luck to all of you, and have fun! I see the prefix, a letter you seek; look to the ...
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Is it that time of the year already?

Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here. I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear. Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak. Keep you captive fairless, ...
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A Kingly Riddle

I am sometimes meant to educate, Sixteen against but my size is just eight, Warfare recorded a few letters at a time, But death over me considered a crime, I'm French or ...
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I'm valuable to many, especially to those who need me

Beware if you see me, great horrors may await. Over where I run free, in me life runs straight. Nick me open, a city's worth of traffic passes by. Dressed in poems, especially when one is ...
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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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Songplay (no.4)

Okay, so since the last few were easier than I expected them to be; this Songplay riddle will head over to another genre to try and stump some of you up! Good luck ...
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Songplay (no.3)

I have another simple Songplay riddle for you! Good luck to you all! Babe you're just like candy, Lips of yours divine. See you've got me thirsty, ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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When all else fails, return to me for a few moments respite

Heaven to some, sanctuary for others, Ease is to come, unless at anothers. A few minutes, a few hours, take all you need. Virtually all rest is ours, for me you'll plead. Even those who ...
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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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Songplay (no.1)

This took a while to write so I hope everyone enjoys it! The idea is for you to figure out what song it is and who it’s by. Good luck to you all! The Rules The riddle has to match the original ...
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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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A Nefarious Riley

I was paying a visit to the WorldBuilding.SE site and found a post that was quite interesting. Now, I will link the post after an answer has been accepted for those who would like to go read it. As ...
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Another Perpetual Riley Riddle

As always, good luck to all of you! Very odd is the suffix, tis spelled the wrong way; a few letters missing, opposing day. After the prefix, the infix you'll find; if only, if only, you use ...
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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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Dreaded by many; loved by few

Dreaded by many, loved by few. Even the most ardent can break over my weight, Not that you've noticed since it's me that you hate. Don't get behind now, lest you're swept away. Look ...
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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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Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made). Alien. 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 ...
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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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You come to me day after day. I see you in a most unflattering way

Well, since it seems that my other riddle won't be solved any time soon, here's a new riddle. Stuck in this prison for what seems forever, How long do I have left? 10 years? 20 years? Never? ...
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Another Perpetual Riley

Since the community appears to enjoy Riley riddles, I have another one for the community to solve. As always, good luck to you all! Witness the prefix, it looks similar to you; built with some ...
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A Heroic Riley Riddle (Risen)

Before the Hero had risen, there was another before him. Riddle me this: My prefix rises when suspicious; See surprises, dark and raucous. Our possession keeps my suffix; Hoots ...
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A Pirate's Life For Me!

A Quick Note If you've seen any of my recent Riley riddles, then you knew this was coming. I've been working on this one for a week, and it was honestly quite tough to figure out what I really wanted ...
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An Inquisitive Riley

I'm taking a quick break from my new story riddle, and I decided to craft another simple Riley for you guys. Good luck to all of you! Mix up the prefix, using quail equals bird; but don't move too ...