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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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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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Help me solve This [on hold]

i once ruled london and parts of england, now you find me in China, india, pakistan; i swallow cities and hide everything in sight- look around, look around, what am l?
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Simple Maths Riddle 6

A sixth riddle! There's a function just (reserved) for me though you need three of me to complete it. Don't simplify (me) when the top's much larger; I'll ...
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Words sequence please help [on hold]

My friend gave those word sequences,you basically need to find the word that best fit the x line:trigon::circle:x Cone:ellipse::circle:x Primus:current::ultimo:x Cube:tetrapod::tetrahedron:x ...
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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Richard's Favourite TV Programme

My friend Richard is a huge TV fan so I recently asked him for some recommendations. He wouldn't tell me his favourite show but sent me a list of descriptions of some shows he likes to watch: ...
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What Am I? — A Little Riddle

The river, a cycle. The symbol, a part. The node, an object. One word. Hint:
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Solve this nice little everyday puzzle

What is the solution? Use only the hints that are really necessary to solve the puzzle: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 You may quickly solve it using this hint! Solution
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People love, but hate to see me

When I'm around, better stay inside People love, but hate to see me; My task is to hide As my quest is for your life to be the key What am I?
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My non living appearance can't deceive

Can be square, rectangle or circle And in my head, antennas can live, Nowadays, people can't live without me Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive. Who am I? HINT ...
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Can you find my name?

I am known for my sacredness, I also provide brightness. I am very noble. I have a million inside me, But I end with a thousand. Who am I? HINT 1
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A musical commute to work

I've always had... rules about how I get to work, and the eclectic music I listen to on the way. Currently my playlist on my way to work is: Fergie Röyksopp 50 Cent Abba Harlem Spartans ...
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Need help for this riddle [closed]

Hope some of you can help me with this one. The riddle is in Danish but I have tried to translate it. When you see me, I am small and only visible in the dark. Yet, I am longer and wider that the ...
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A Cunning Riley Riddle

You might view this riddle on my prefix, It also comes with cheese, My infix is the largest of my suffix, I am a cunning scheme. What am I?
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Can you guess my restful riddle? [closed]

I have three faces. One of them looks down as the other two stand strong, side by side. What am I?
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Not money - What or who am I? [closed]

Here is my first attempt at a riddle. I welcome suggestions for improvement. Here it is: In most cases, I am purchased and changed by my owners (debatably) adding value to me, then given away for ...
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Maybe you should Chew on This for a while!

I looked into a big black bag and found some dip. I chewed on it. When I got to the end I spit out towards a light that never seems to move. As I traveled towards this light, I noticed that the ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #4 (Guess the book too!)

Oh no.... I stumbled upon another of these, and it asks for the person AND where the story left off! But I suppose I have to give it to you... When I was the spry age of eight, My house, or shop, ...
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The Sphinx puzzle - Heroes of might and magic II

What is the answer? The Sphinx asks you the following riddle: I'm a brook that continues, an old woman or two, when misspelled I'm a trinket, do I confuse you? I'm inane at each moment, ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #3

Previous ones: #1 and #2. I came with three but was entombed Smelled leaves for way too long I came out with the help of gold But see one missing Then I went west, almost sixteen With ...
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The rough road to sweet victory

Up in the sky I am four Once revered in times of war With bloodshed I guard my farm Planting beans to try and charm I closed the door of Opportunity Creating bars for the community What am ...
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I am an object, I am below you [closed]

I am an object. I am below you. When you remove my first letter, I'll be above you. When you remove my first two letters, I disappear. What am I? Please I've been trying to ...
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What am I, can you solve it?

I am a figment of your imagination. You travel on me but only forward. I create everything and also destroy everything if exposed to me long enough. No one or no thing has survived me and will not. ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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What am I? Beat the clues

It can be hard or soft It’s closer than you think The fog is clearing It’s wet in there
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #2

Of course, I may be too early, but here it is: When I promised not to tell I didn't know why not But when I came up with "freckles" I knew it had to stop I got caught by the talented ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I?

I am a fiction character that follows these criteria: A maiden huntress, whose life was brief I left my brother with a lot of grief Died fiddling with lots of gears My friends, my friends, ...
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I may be a fraud

I may be a fraud. But give me your admiration and I shall dominate late night TV. Give me a stone and I shall be a symbol of celebration. Give me your filth and I shall make you clean. Give me but ...
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Why do I always lose? [duplicate]

As always, good luck! Sarah is really good at math. I mean, really good at math. Every now and then we play this game where we take turns picking random numbers between 1 and 10, and we add these ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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A Warm Riley Riddle

My infix has been removed. My suffix is this. If you can read this, you're on my prefix. If you read this in the morning, you might guess me sooner - what am I? The usual. Please have ...
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Stop and Take a Breath!

I've been to the carnival; I've been to the robber's den. I've seen judges who are just and unjust. Can't really judge them; I've been one to make mistakes, too. I've also seen twins ...
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Casual brothers

We're a bunch of five brothers (though others exist), We have varied jobs: one of us is a chemist, Another a hunter, a zookeeper, a singer, The oldest of us is a former adventurer! ...
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2 Related Riddles

I come in many shapes and sizes. Some forms have even won some prizes. But most of us look much the same. Speed you can gain with some game. But what is my name? To use us you must have some tricks. ...
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Such a crappy riddle

I'm on patrol I'm on a roll! I want to clean Could you please lean? What could I be? Your answer should be one or two words, depending on how you spell this well-used phrase. Make sure you provide ...
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Seek and ye shall find

My first question, and I made this riddle. Given a person you do not know, add me and they become more dangerous Given a rehearsed speech, add me and then put it on a Victrola Given an ...
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A Paper Record is What I Hamper

I can be used to mark your place, When, with less than ten, you will face, I can be found at your feet, There is a flat surface at my peak, I come in once the votes are cast, With me you ...
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What is her name?

I stand before her, with calm nervosity No sweat, but still hot "Is it me or just the weather?" I think I keep asking myself if I should I definitely can, so I ask "What's your name, young lady?"
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Who got some sun on the voyage?

We meek internationalists go on a little afternoon voyage Who got some sun on the voyage? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3: Hint #4:
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What did she name her son?

Cindy Tyler gave birth to a beautiful boy. She wanted her husband's suggestion to name him. Her husband was away on a mining exploration job. She texted to him For our beautiful boy please send me ...
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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What makes a man succeed?

What makes a man succeed, a host a captive, and a mess into something meaningful?
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Where are bad men sent?

I am usually grey and black, but with a tint of orange My inhabitants despise me, but my city loves me. What am I? I know that there are two possible answers for this, so I will ...
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A family of kings

I am a family of kings But I am the worst of my brothers I connect 5 to 13, but only if 9 is added to 4 To some I am the first thing discarded To others I am the last, most valuable possession What ...
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Some Rough Puzzling

My beginning is the beginning of glass My middle gives you a hand take one, a slang patriarch, and early college credit. I end with a downtrodden stone. What am I? As usual, ...
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What on Mars? (A Poem-based riddle)

I make your hair fall Your heart begins to fall, too But I don't cut them. I can be a rock In some places, I'm some dust You won't live much more. Uranium Mines An underground toxic find I ...
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Time to Settle Down!

Lots of puzzles on this site take some time to solve. Nothing wrong with that, but I'll try to introduce a short puzzle every now and then :) Gold is my meal; Silver, I free; My colour reveals ...
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You can see me, but you can not look at me

You can see me, but you can not look at me. I can be gone or around for months at a time. I am middle-aged, but I don't hear you telling me that. In finnish, I could be yours. What am I?
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Head of a Reich takes a seat

A fabric is used for a pretty silk dress, an empire eventually broke under stress, a language once used one's ideas to express, a man, head of Reich long before the SS. What am I?
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A fun series of riddles!

All of the clues will lead up to the key for a Vigenere Cypher: eutnn wo vvsf. Clue 1 (from www.riddles.com) I'm by nature solitary, scarred by spear and wounded by sword, weary of battle. I ...