Questions tagged [riddle]

A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified. It is often presented in the form of a poem. Do not use this just to mean a difficult problem or puzzle.

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This is a Rilerdl

My prefix's full of expertise My infix's in the diocese My suffix's citation missing link My whole's making a sink sync What am I? A Riley Riddle
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In times of crisis, I am priceless

In times of crisis, I am priceless. I’m illegal, yet permissible. Enemies call me despicable.. But what is my profession? That is the question. Concealed among bureaucrats, who administer ...
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I am enclosed by rock and ice - What am I?

I am completely enclosed by rock and ice. I see no light of day. No human has ever been here, but if you could come here then you wouldn't know what time of day it is. What am I?
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Need help with riddle

I am useful, not beautiful. Years ago I was huge, but now I can sit in a desk. I do not think, but I can help you do your school work. New models of me can play music. What am I?
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An army marches

This is my first riddle - I think it is probably quite an easy one. I'm interested to see how quickly it gets solved. There is an overall theme with four elements to be identified. The Red Army ...
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Let's get down to a Riley riddle!

My prefix, proudest hunter, still stands guard o'er home and grain; My suffix, firm foundation, from which space is realised; My infix, part outstanding, leaves a gap for us to work. But ye who seek ...
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I'm Back…!

To: My Mods! (and the community) Note: The following is a letter enclosing the details of what's going on. It's more for "story" and humor, but does have some information that you might want. To save ...
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It is a very big state: Says Grandpa

"Wow, this is a very big country, our USA" Said Grandpa. He was looking at the USA map. "Everyone knows that" My two cents. "Did you know that California is twice as big as Nebraska?" "Could ...
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My prefix is wet, my suffix is cheap

My prefix is wet. My suffix is cheap. My infix can be expensive. As a whole, I am happily devoured. What am I?
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Nature's Police - Who am I?

I pull you down, I'm nature's police I've been with you since birth, and you I'll never release You have to obey me, you have no choice I'm also invisible and I make no noise. Some one found me, ...
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Marking the Occasion

I don't have any letters. I used to have one letter (and a dash). If you run, I have one letter (and a digit). When I have twelve letters, no two of them are the same. What am I?
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My prefix is man, my suffix is sharp

My prefix is man. My suffix is sharp. My infix is man. The whole is hard. What am I?
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As a whole I am intense desire

As a whole, I am intense desire. Behead me, and I accommodate children. Behead me again, and I accommodate animals. Restore me, and I become fire. What am I? (An original riddle)
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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My prefix is a type of car, my suffix means you can’t see far

An original riddle: My prefix is a type of car. My suffix means you can’t see far. My infix concerns the outside. Together, I remove the inside. What am I?
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One thousand year old riddle (from the Exeter Book)

This riddle is from the Exeter Book, circa 960-990 A.D.: Clothes make no sound when I tread ground Or dwell in dwellings or disturb the flow. And lofty air and gear at times Above men's towns ...
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Riddle: I can be this, and you can be this, and, yes, we can be this

I can be this, and you can be this. And, yes, we can be this. He can't be this and she can't be this. And no, they can't be this. Dogs can't be this, but cats can. And a kitten can't be this,...
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I am lightest on the ground but I am heaviest in the air

I am lightest on the ground but I am heaviest in the air. What am I?
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The seven letter word

Don't worry, I won't let you overflow. Is anyone operating on you? I won't let you overflow by that. Do you want to link yourself? I won't let you overflow by that. Is there an ...
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The soldier riddle

Soldiers carry their rations slung across their back; I have no need for food, yet I too have a sack. I do not stir; I remain silent and still; Watching, waiting, to hear the enemy trill. Then ...
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Five letters in a row

A sequence of letters, 5 long. The first 4 will burn you to a crisp. The last 4 will injure you too. But all 5 are sure to charm.
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Game of riddles

If you know me, you're in danger. If others know me, you're in danger. Ignorance is bliss, you're safer forgetting me. As soon as you know me, good luck. If you know me, you hate me. It's better ...
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My Boss Gave Me A Task

This is an original puzzle. My first. Hope you enjoy it. Inside my lunchbox My charge goes every night, Stored in my cupboard Until brought back first light. You see, boss gave me a ...
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I can be cold, I can be hot, I can be hanging, I can be standing, and I have a head. Many enjoy taking me. What am I?

This is my English adaptation of a popular riddle.
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A riddle from the second Psalm (and fourth verse)

My first riddle. I hope you all enjoy! Aeneas was my forerunner, and I influenced Doom; Many a man have I condemned, I’m both elegant and crude; I delve through burning wickedness, to the ...
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To caress me from the front, you first need to lick me from behind. What am I?

This is my English translation of a famous puzzle that is apparently little known in the West.
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What does all this mean? He wondered

When he woke up, he found himself in a beautiful but strange place. He could hear the sound of ocean waves and feel the warm breeze. “Where am I?” he wondered. He started walking towards the nearest ...
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What am I? Newest fun riddle [closed]

I am going to do it how I want and when I want. I know everything and I don't need your help. I'm here when you need me, maybe. What I am?
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I do not break unless [closed]

I do not break if thrown from the highest building I do not break if you stamp on me I will break if touched by water Who Am I?
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Some text I'll riddle for you

Having a go at a Riley riddle. My prefix is exploitative My suffix is judgemental My infix is problematic All I do is hang around What am I? Hint:
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I Can Stand, But I Don't Have Legs

I can stand, but I don't have legs I can eat without a mouth, I can smell without a nose I can see without eyes But I can't do what I'm not allowed to What am I? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: ...
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Why do I celebrate later? (still 13,37 years)

A very little time ago, just a bit ago one may say, people started partying. Some even went out of their houses to do so… crazy thing, IMHO. Anyway, I don't, I'll start partying in 4886 days.¹ Why do ...
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Some salt shaker

(inspired by Michael Kandel's poem about Samson, appearing in the English translation of The Cyberiad by Stanisław Lem) Struck sister, shattered, since settled. Simply seen, spreading sunshine,...
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A Riley riddle to end the year!

A Riley riddle from my neighbour: Ma prefex es a salfush beest, Ma suffex es oor ‘Noo’. Ma enfex es joos tha’, yous sees, Ma all, oor fustive doo. Um, I'm not sure if you caught all that, so ...
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Whom should he question [duplicate]

One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire… Snow outside... … All of a sudden a snowball crashed through his window. Holmes looked out and saw three neighborhood brothers ...
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We name everything

Hint: We name everything. And then I mean everything. E V E R Y T H I N G. Hard to sum it all up. Well, have a go at it: 13/59-21/18 11/36/15/19(2)/14 12/1/19/37 17/17(2)/53/36(2)/31/43 32/...
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I might get fired tomorrow

There was once a small cog who turnd round by day. He did without pressure nor greese. I asked the small cog "Why you do such round things?" He just smild and he turnd with such ease. He turnd and he ...
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Homophone Riddle 12

I overheard Riddler Rick, muttering to himself. I decided to write it down, so what was he trying to tell? ...
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Repeat 16x full and many fragments. By your obese guy (or thin?)

Always correct approximately this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Inspect (split to third) this thing this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Note: The ...
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A riddle set in White Plume Mountain

I'm going to run the D&D adventure White Plume Mountain, and I want to replace one of the puzzles with a good riddle. Here's what I've got so far:
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Freddy Krueger's Lullaby

1, 2. Freddy is drawing eyeballs. 2½, 3. One iris got bigger. 3½, 4. The other got bigger. 5, 6. Aura passes from and to irises. [NUMBERS REDACTED] Never ...
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Don't touch my curve

What the heck is this? A zero, or not? Him after me, no more problem. Take the fourth and the fifth. You want some uniform? Take my test. But don't touch my curve. It's in one piece, ...
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My whole requires exploration

My prefix gives out relaxation My infix takes in much donation My postfix is 1st in the nation My whole requires exploration What am I?
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By myself I have many meanings

Left alone, I am very agreeable Three of us is bad news With two of my next door neighbors I become a hero I also can take off with same two neighbors Some other neighbors really ...
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Have I ever seen my name?

I'm inside karma coming home My name is a palindrome However, have I Ever seen my Name in a holy tome?
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A hidden word riddle [duplicate]

Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed Perused with intent, you may regret Observed on this site, you may verify Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen Hint:
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I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? [closed]

I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? It's from a Swarovski crystal game I'm playing
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Where did she hide the gift?

It's Christmas soon and you're excited. This year your friend was creative and created a riddle for you. Find your gift. What does the drawing say? (source: myself)
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The five letter word

I will absorb everything, in some of your jewelries. People call me the highest, only to some proper me. Modulo by the highest me, there are so few trees. Modulo by me being 2357, there ...
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Anagram for Umbrella, misspelled

I see you as a circle. You see me as a point. And when you need direction I never disappoint. You see me when you're sleeping, And oft when you awake (Even in the daytime I sit and burn and bake). ...