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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You just realized I am doomed

You just found a game despite the World War III, which was a game by some computer experts before the war. There went a six-limbed, not an insect. I was not blind, I sincerely swear. I ate ...
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This One Word Will Capture Your Attention

My prefix might be a bash for computer users. My first infix is a lap, perhaps. My second infix is an antioxidant, kind of. My suffix is a small island. When I'm assembled, I'm strangely ...
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I'm a total sucker

"I am trash", my inner self cried; that I might be clear - I'm empty inside What am I?
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Combinations and the vertical brother

When the vector product politely greeted the king, and when the symbol of faith was with ribbon fit, we went silent for the kill. Hope you get the hint.
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Lunch time riddle

Collecting us all - quite an achievement Given that we are infinitely many Herculean task - some would say twice so Which is wrongly done for the sake of it. Nowadays a hobby, or ...
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Returning with solution in hand

My beginning, as you may see, has a unit of account. That it does take first parts for me is clearly paramount. My middle, for writing refined, is a symbol for its correction. If you look, then you ...
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Identify me through my hobbies [closed]

Rule: I will be posting one hobby per day (in no particular order)(was that a hint?) until the riddle is found. The riddle's answer is the name of either the real human or their persona. I ...
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What was once thick and green

The following is an adaptation of a Riley riddle. Good luck! A is a friend and foe of the wind Without B, wheels will go astray C bears around it what all others of its kind conceal The answer ... ...
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A solvable Riley Riddle

My prefix is one that can be just plain rude, To get my infix, I think you may need to brood. My suffix can be seen in the actions of angry dudes All in all, I am something that 'eats food'
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A very strange character

My mouth can kill, but my eyes can only damage. Religious people turn into atheists because of the offhand positions my golf ball is in. I conceal what I wish to, as small people tend to do. I'm an ...
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The dimensional Portal

What am I? I am like a portal between two worlds, where neither one of them is our world. The second world is mirrored to the first one, but I am not a mirror. Hint Hint 2
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My prefix gives a lesson; my infix makes a sound

My prefix gives a lesson My infix makes a sound My suffix is a tunnel to keep smoke off the ground For a kingdom that's worthy Though it stands tall If it does not heed this ...
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Riddle of the Black Knights

As per their long-time ritual The Black Knights sat in a circle. The captain sat at the head, and to his right the colonel. A runt sat left of the captain, half the size of the colonel. A ...
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I can run, but I cannot walk - What am I?

I can run, but I cannot walk. Sometimes I have insects hiding inside of me. I can be written in many different languages.
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I'm a remorseless killer

Locked in an eternal struggle to impede the son, By natural law, I am the true heir apparent, I am voracious, but nothing will whet my appetite, Until the day comes to reign over the masses, ...
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I am in the beginning of time and space - What am I?

I am in the beginning of time and space. I stand for nothing, but I mean a lot. I cannot be divided into parts. What am I?
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Ten-second riddle

My start's somewhere down below My middle's what sleep does bestow My end's a value close enough My whole's probably not that tough What am I? A Riley Riddle
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Rugby Mascot question

Why is Leo here an appropriate mascot for Leinster Rugby? [Disclaimer: You're more likely to get this if you're from Ireland]
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What time is it?

Bon Giorno! 5 20 14 5 4 14 5 16 15 9 26 9 14 9 1 3 9 20 1 13 5 20 1 13 What time is it!?
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If you gently squeeze me with your hands, I'll get hard like a potato

If you gently squeeze me with your hands, I'll get hard like a potato. Can you guess what I am? (This is my translation of a famous riddle.)
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Call for help, there's something amiss!

Eleven gents in academic training environment Exist as groups under elevated superiors And by organizing ranks and, together, inspiring very excitable little yippers Enable convening those ...
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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 [closed]

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?