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This is NOT a general tag for all puzzles that are somehow indirect. A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified, often in a poem format.

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A hot poem, hard to hold; not a poem, for those not bold

Can't eat it near A cup of coffee Only the skilled may dare to hold A misspell and a number* Amounts of paper ruined Tshirts wet Was it worth The particles that rained? What is it?
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In the rims of hell, A river flows

In the rims of hell, A river flows Upon it, a growl forms Two brothers, fighting for lost cause Loved one another Could not look in the eye For he was on fire He screamed liar to his lover Before he ...
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Who is my greatest nemesis?

I love scrabbles, and I am not dsylexic. I often hide my face, but... I always go straight to the joint. I do not have a jack, for I have nothing to match with. But, I do have an enemy! He who acts ...
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What tree am I?

I can't be planted in any soils. My attempt to produce oxygen always foils. I grow and bear fruits. But they can't be boiled. My branches sometimes get coiled. This is an original puzzle.
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What is this enigmatic IT?

In a distant realm, two entities are confined, unable to exchange even a whisper. Their freedom hinges on synchronization, yet communication is forbidden. Each will face a decision: to act or to ...
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What does "closed" have to do with it

Giant in scale are those who dare to follow me It would be a stretch if we should ever meet Who I am inside to figure out is easy Knowing me skin-deep is quite a nasty feat Who am I? Bonus points if ...
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Mysterious Figure [closed]

In the heart of darkness Where shadows play A figure stands With a face of gray It's eyes are black It's soul is white It weeps for the living And mourns the night It's presence is felt By the wind &...
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A very useful object

What is leather and sounds like a sneeze?
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Hobbies and travelling

My hobby is to travel, the following hints lead you to my next destination. What is my destination? And how do you know? Hints: Gsv kozxv rh mlg xolhv gl gsv hvz. Gsv kozxv dv ziv ollprmt uli rm ...
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Where is he working?

Inspired by @Will Octagon Gibson Beginner Puzzles, here is my attempt. My friend said, "My manager asked me to do an inventory at this Specialty Shop I am working at right now. I counted 160 bags,...
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A riddle with seemingly-unrelated clues

I am Catholic, but my boss isn't the pope. I am black, but people say I'm light. Moving one step, I can play a chord. What am I?
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Numbers reminding me of cities

I look at these numbers and they can be related to cities. Which? Why? 35108 1710 50337 Think creatively.
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I can be crooked, I can be slanted

Not at the end, and not at the start Somewhere within, I am usually at All of the time I stay kinda low But double me up, to the top I go I clarify well, I give you a pause They call me Mark, that's ...
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The yet hidden identity

Can you guess who I am? My mother is the only person in my life. My room is small, but perfect for my art. My biggest wish is to see the stars. Merely how long will it take? I wish my mother wasn't ...
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I am obviously not a thief!

Tearing from fearing, Thumbs nervously interlocking because of the robbing, Since the cheating done in that meeting, So in the center of a dark alley I hide, Like a rudiment the heart pounds at my ...
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Container without order

You try to see doubly well But I'm not for locations You try to slither in through But I'm not for foreign words Don't worry, I'm here to store You just need a key to find The time admits it's no ...
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He said, I can't solve this riddle

I come with a sigh I gave me a new name In Spain I fly Without a I'm the What word am I?
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The unknown country

Which country and person am I thinking of? "And here I am, sitting on a rock in the mountains, just us 3, looking at the stars, the sky so clear. The Sugarcanes are visible from here. "Do ...
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Riddle: I am a mollusc

I am a mollusc Remove my first, and I'll make you quite fast Now remove my second, and you won't feel best Now remove my third, and you'll get a square seven Now remove my fourth, and it's lost What ...
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Where Is My Home?

I am not from where you're from, But you've seen my home before. It's smaller than you're used to, With weather you can't ignore. In the morning you see it, And in the evening it's there, But if you ...
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There is no going back!

I live my life on the top floor, Yet still aiming to get from where I am to something more, An upgrade if you will, Just by climbing the hill, For glory to my possessor! I usually take baby steps ...
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Can you figure out my name?

I can be mad, I can be wrong, Both my lines are equally long, With out I cancel a mistake, With up I fake, I have a green opposite, And a hollow opponent when you see me in a game, Can you figure out ...
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How can this be?

I was driving on the highway and saw a car with the following sign: "Caution: blind driver". I checked and the sign was describing true events. How can this be possible?
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Just a little Riddle

A one word riddle About a group of people Starts with an animal Ends with an animal And Metals in the Middle A one word Riddle
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We have legs but can never stand alone [closed]

One we are, a pair are we. We have legs but can never stand alone. What am I? 5 letters
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Is this another affix-riddle to Really Bore You?

My ‘prefix’ is a ‘prime’ My ‘infix’ is a combination of ‘primes’ My ‘suffix’ is found between ‘primes’ My whole is often found at the origin of a very long sequence! What am I? Small hint: Moderate ...
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Her upper body is his lower body

He and she are the opposite. But her upper body is his lower body. If the upper body is him, the lower body is her. When they cross the sea, the two become humans with the same tail. Who are they? ...
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Six-sevenths of a million this sum I’ll maintain. How is this possible?

To a thousand add one, twice fifty and ten, Six-sevenths of a million this sum I’ll maintain. The above puzzle appeared in the book, “Rational amusement for winter evenings” (1821) by John Jackson.
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How does half a dozen remain?

If from six you take nine, and from nine you take ten, (You youths, now the mystery explain;) And if fifty from forty be taken, there then Shall just half a dozen remain. The above puzzle appeared ...
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An easy positive riddle

A window with no glass A student with no class A sea in any season An epistle? No, a threesome
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Special birthday

I made this challenge. Aica will celebrate her birthday next week. When she wrote the date format of her birthday in the form of M/D/YYYY, she noticed that her birthday will fall in a quarter of a ...
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The missing part

As time passes, I often ask myself how life came to be? Brute force? Randomization? Strict rules of the natural world? We sequenced the genome and are reading now the story of humanity. Not the ...
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The Interesting Army

One day I was exploring the world of puzzling and stumbled across an interesting army. Each of the lead generals were followed by exactly three soldiers. All of the other generals were trailed by five ...
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So Familiar, Yet So Misunderstood

Anna says: You have those I ask for size Though not everything inside Completing the order of queue That's how I acquire you Alex says: Number of queues I cannot count Joined to pose you, a new ...
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Cubing in the year 2024

Why do Rubik's Cube fans love the year 2024? Happy New Year everyone!
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What pill is this? [closed]

This guy I know bought a toy electronic lizard that worked with an app on his phone. He had fun making the lizard run around the house. But after a few days it didn't work any more. I told him there ...
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A new riddle I came up with: What is yours without a question? [closed]

What is yours without a question?
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The null, quotes, and the completeness

Here's a riddle: There are three base things: The null, Quotation marks (or simply, quotes), and the completeness. The quotes inside destroy the null, and convert to quotes, and the quotes will let ...
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A classic "What am I?"

Used to remove or to choose, remove a letter for a better shot or used on string physical I can be yet also cannot add a letter for a description, or remove the first one to act used every day by ...
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When I said I used sugar in coffee, I was asked, "For tea, too?"

My road is filled with answers, and my body has the hints, but it is in my head where the question sits. My shoes are brand new, hence their tags. Can you end my walk down this road with an answer-...
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A puzzling QR code

What common phrase is encoded in the QR code below? Hint 1: Hint 2: Note: I realized that the original puzzle was only really solvable for me due to my search history in constructing the puzzle. ...
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I can’t figure this riddle out… [closed]

My friend said this riddle and I can’t solve it whatsoever. It goes like: Rice Rice Rice. I’m going to make some rice. Good Rice Bad Rice. I’m going to make some rice Then we have to answer if the ...
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A Seemingly Geographic Riddle

Selçuk, İzmir Province, Turkey. Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey. Yassıhüyük, Ankara Province, Turkey. Sart, Manisa Province, Turkey. ??? İzmir, İzmir Province, Turkey. Atalanti, Phthiotis, Greece. ...
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A man is very depressed because he has lost all his money. He went to the river to commit suicide. But he didn’t. Why? [closed]

A man is very depressed because he has lost all his money. He went to the river to commit suicide. But he didn’t. Why? a) He remembered he had an important appointment b) Somebody persuaded him not to ...
Benjamin Lewis's user avatar
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Python Conundrum 3: A Dwarven Vault

Python Conundrum: The Series. While exploring an abandoned dwarven fortress, your party notices a faint glow on the wall. You put your torch on the wall and decide to look around: A massive stone ...
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Relative of a Glue

If zero plus six is a relative of a glue and four plus two is one who rides around and two plus two (or four) can harm or heal you, then what plus what equals a chemical compound? Looking for the ...
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Golden Ape Peculiarity

In the wild he reigns, a colossal beast, From Skull Island, his power unleashed. Climbing skyscrapers, a towering sight, This mighty ape, a legendary might. What is very similar between the ape from ...
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Build-an-Animal Workshop

If I wear a canine head, I’ll become hard like a rock. But if I wear a cervid head, I’ll be almost as soft as a sock. If I wear a fish tail, I’ll be dead and rotting on a plain. But if I wear a ...
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If Weird Al Yankovic Wrote Riddles

When I wake up ???? ? ???? ?’? ????? ?? ?’? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? When I go out ???? ? ???? ?’? ????? ?? ?’? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????? ???? ??? If I get drunk ???? ? ???? ?’? ...
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Adventures of the riddle (solve the riddle)

In sports and games, I'm in the play, Bouncing and spinning, throughout the day. From basketball to tennis, I'm found, A familiar sight, rolling around. In nature's realm, I bring delight, A fruit so ...
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