Questions tagged [riddle]

A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified.

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O the interesting names on this site

So many interesting names here on this site. And so many patterns. Can you fill in the question marks with 2 out of 4 choices with explanation? _ ? _ UselessInfoMine _ BreakingMyself _ ? _ ...
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Alive without breath, as cold as death [duplicate]

Here is a very well-known riddle: alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking; all in mail, never clinking. What is the answer?
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I am everywhere

I am a word. A single vowel word. Add a consonant up front: I become deadly Add a consonant inside: I become a very big place Replace the end consonant: I become a living thing Replace the front ...
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I'm inside your house and always have been

I'm inside your house and always have been. In the day i'm usually perpendicular to you but in the night parallel to you. You rarely think about me but use me daily - you even have to! I'm five ...
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What can you swallow while it swallows you? [duplicate]

A gruesome riddle: What can you swallow while it swallows you? What is the answer?
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A quick loony riddle

Here's a nice simple riddle I thought up while eating lunch (not related!) "There's nothing new under the sun", they say.. ..but my home is, every time I am between you and the sun.
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Two eyes; one at the start / the other at the end

This is one I created: Two eyes; one at the start, the other at the end each meeting a shimmering wall yet when you look in one you see through the other I guess it's kinda obvious but it's cool ...
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What needs light but dies if it shines on it? [duplicate]

Strange riddle I came across; I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I? What is the answer?
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It sounds dirty but it is not [closed]

It sounds dirty but it is not In fact, very innocent It is wet, long and slimy Some find it magnificent What is it?
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What is harder to catch, the faster you run? [closed]

Yet another strange riddle; What is harder to catch, the faster you run? What is the answer?
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Double Decay: The Fish

I am a fish Remove my first, and I might be a thief Remove my second, and you will divide Remove my third, and you will see much pain Remove my fourth, and I am measured by metres Remove my fifth, ...
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Yesterday, I Had Tears (return)

Totally inspired by Yesterday I had Tears by @MrPie, thinking I had an answer, it led to a poem of it's own... Riddle Me That: I'm filled with tears, You won't see me cry; I've been seen for years, ...
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What loses its head in the morning / and gets it back by night?

Another strange riddle: What loses its head in the morning And gets it back by night? What is the answer?
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What is thin as night and soft as sand, will break the teeth but not the hand? [closed]

This is a riddle posed by a dragon in the short story Maybe Just Go Up There and Talk to It by Scott Lynch. The dragon does not give the answer to the riddle and it is entirely possible that it has no ...
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What flies when it's born, lies while it's alive, and runs when it's dead? [closed]

A riddle I came across: What flies when it's born, lies while it's alive, and runs when it's dead? What is the answer?
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A word for an evil thief, when read backwards, becomes valuable (by definition)

This word, that will take god's gift to you away from you, when read backwards, is something of sentimental value.
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What are the Creatures?

You look all around as the darkness has cleared And now in your presence you see something weird Two creatures before you, oh what a strange sight One man is burning and shines brilliant light Next to ...
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Sixy word of the day

I'm a word with a certain number of letters: Perhaps the first day for wearing new sweaters? Putting in something with that number of sides. As for what that number is, it's implied. Another meaning, ...
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What is this set?

One for each hour, 1000 demons bathe Last from a comic, first has water swathe What is this set?
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Higher education runs on me, A noun or a verb I can be, With my first letter gone, I’m a fit, on and on

Higher education runs on me, A noun or a verb I can be, With my first letter gone, I’m a fit, on and on This riddle has a five letter word lock and it is was grandpa and I want to open it.
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There are Colorados everywhere!

Deciding to go to Arizona, you go to the north part of it. But once as you arrive, you see a Colorado! We know that Colorado borders Arizona but you are far from Colorado! Being confused, you are ...
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Siblings and children I have some

Siblings and children I have some, And my mother's husband is my father's son. Who am I?
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Which State is this

Which state does the following riddle describe? A kingdom that deceives perception It is an illusion Entry by Magic potion
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a Heartbroken riddle

Someone broke my heart, Part of me resides in the intersection of Rand al'Thor and the 26 Sometimes I just need every way of knowing who the fourth to win a race was. Then again sometimes I just run ...
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We are both identical and contrary

Our head has two parts The first part doesn't go well with Paris and should watch what they drink. The second part may not be silent but doesn't have anything new to say. Together, they are a drop of ...
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I am a creature from the ancient world

My head has two faces. My upper body is powerful. My belt honors two great men. My legs and feet are numbered incorrectly. What am I?
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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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Number of elements as compound

What simple compound is precious to life and encodes the total number of elements? What other thing does it code and is revered by some as precious to life? Accepted solution should show how the ...
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Puppet for a hat

Smallest by the banded one, the biggest, then the lead Extend to wave or crouch in anger, half-way-hunch to knead The clever use them alike the dim, though perhaps not to count The most unfortunate of ...
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A Riddle of Subtraction

You might have to use some creative thinking for this riddle. Start with the one which has 4 Take out the 7 and you end up with an 8. Start with one which has 5 Take out the 7 and you end up with a ...
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I often come from nothing, who am I?

I often come from nothing My worth cannot be inherited or given Put me in a winning position And my success is still not guaranteed What I give you has no utility But it's something you wouldn't want ...
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An unwavering force... What do you get?

An unwavering force. Without it, you would not be here. What do you get when you take it away?
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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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A tripled riddle [closed]

Take the blackest of pits that yearns for the light See the fruit that it has for distance and night Now warp the fruit's name and turn up the bass And what is the answer you pull from this chase? ...
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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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The answer is stranger than you think

From a word of five letters Take out the ten Scramble the remaining letters And you will get back to ten Hint:
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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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Country names from other country names

I am looking for 6 different country names 1 Take a country name and take out a number you will get another country name 2 Take a country name and take out three numbers you will get another country ...
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A Riddle That Is 100% Pain

Unseeded with marsh flower is he This youth approaching sanctity. Complexion bad, in lard rolls he. "Permit me", that was what I said In answer as I chopped his head. The answer is a single ...
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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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Not like the one in Texas

I... PILFER AND MASK (or SKIMP AND FLARE) I also... BOB A GRANNY THERE I... USE A PRISON and APE OUR SINS I'm often... EYELESS AND SIT IN BINS I... PIPED CURD AND I JEER, you see... At the end of the ...
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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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HEY... what are you doing?

With H I taste good. With E I smell good. With Y I snoop in the hood. What am I... with HI?
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What are you? Your fifth is in cookies but never in cream. -- a riddle

Your fifth is in cookies but never in cream. Your fourth is in stormclouds and also in steam. Your last's in your meaning but not in your word. Your second's in fourth, first, three-hundredth, and ...
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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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Two numbers missing

In the following diagram can you fill in the two missing numbers (represented by the question marks)? Please explain your answer. Please pay attention to the tags. Hint 1 The 2 numbers are Prime ...
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The soundtrack to my life; track four

I'm looking for a song, but I can't remember the words. I partially remember the lyrics to a few songs that played around it on my mixtape growing up, but that's about it. Can you help me? Gardens, ...
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To be honest, we're genuine

To be honest, we're genuine; Hoaxes we don't like Elephants are similar;unlike a riding bike A truthteller we are; Never tell a lie Swap letters and then you find: Words that mean fly. Explode a ...

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