Questions tagged [riddle]

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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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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I have keys, but no locks and rooms [duplicate]

I have keys, but no locks and rooms. You can enter, but you can't go outside. What am I?
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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 ...
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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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Poor Farmer Ned

Farmer Ned bought a pasture surrounded by a beautiful wooden fence. He built a dividing fence and moved his horses to one end and his cows to the other. But the next day, most of his new neighbors ...
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A short and neat little riddle

I'm the sharpest blade, dripped in blood Laughter I reaped, and suffering I brought I'm wielded by the devil in his hall of marble, who's weeping amidst a pile of rubble What am I?
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This is a message encoded in a rather obscure foreign language. What language is it and what's the riddle's solution?

The following message contains a riddle written in an encrypted form of a rather obscure language lacking a literary standard that is rarely spoken today. What does it mean and what is the solution to ...
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On Glance You Should Not Lean

A riddle in rhyme, that's missing a line. Dare think what it may seem? Your sample is extreme? On glance you should not lean! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ - _ _ _ - _ _ _ _! How is the rhyme ...
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What is the person buying?

In an interview I was asked the below puzzle as the last question: A person goes to a shop to buy something and the ensuing conversation with the shopkeeper is mentioned below... Person: How much ...
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Where are you according to this riddle?

Go forward, and you'll arrive back. Go back, and you'll arrive back. Go west and you'll come from the east. Go east and you'll come from the west. Jump once and you black out, jump twice and you're ...
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Unexpected answer to sequence riddle

I've got the following sequence: 11+11=4 12+12=6 13+13=8 14+14=? I've tried multiple approaches: Assuming that the formula is ...
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The Mysterious Animal 2

Great, now that we know the houses are owned by we can sell them to animal (n). Animal (n) just said a few things! For some reason people are sad that I apparently get blackmailed, often when I tell ...
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The Species of the Houses

There are six houses. Each house is owned by the same species, and has something written on top of it: House 1: My name begins with what the first day begins with. House 2: I find myself in a hot ...
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Divine And Healing

___   ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___ Love contained in 232 parts Would apparently seem amazing If the world turns upside down Answer contains 3 letters
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Used by many people, yet so differently how

Russian people use me intact. English people use me flipped. Bengali people use me hooked. Korean people use me shaved. Chinese people use me flipped and hooked. Japanese people use me flipped and ...
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Quicker than quick

Quicker than quick, that's what they say, Add an E and thirds go away, Lose my first and a test comes to play, What am I? Can you solve and convey? Good luck! Hint:
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