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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An Ode Full'a Herrin's

Dear smart friend, How witty sire alway look! Here's ag'in an ol' ode, For you, fiend, a puzzler's game! Demeanour means imp's English name introduction. Small film halves film ...
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Word problem help regarding Sin and angles [on hold]

My teacher gave me this problem. There is a triangle with angle with 30 degrees (so opp/hyp = 0.5) This specific triangle has an area equal to it's perimeter. All I got furthest to was that hyp is ...
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Measuring mystery distances

Some puzzling distances: If 110 to 39 is 1046km And 105 to 115 is 114km Then how far is 97 to 38?
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Back to the nineties!

I've left the world before the 90's, But I'm still many a ninety. Inside me there's an instant, I've proposed many a constant. My universe is not stable, But I'm still there at the table. ...
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Please solve this riddle

Where there are two, you see just one. But if there are thirty, you will see none. It comes in a month, but not in a year. Horror has several, but it causes no fear. It's in Wisconsin, but not New ...
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How can I find riddles or puzzles to point players in one of two directions (in a maze)?

I am creating a maze for a tabletop roleplaying game. The maze will reveal itself as the players advance through it, but simply presenting a maze to them to walk through is too simple. I also don't ...
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Price discrimination? [on hold]

At a local hardware store, most of the people who walk to the store to buy a particular item pay $\$3$ for it, while most of the people who drive there pay $\$4$ for the same type of thing. But it ...
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Salt, pepper, herbs and spices

This puzzle is dedicated to an avid violinist. Who is the violinist? I got lots of upvotes for my previous "one-liner wonder" so thank you very much! Since you guys liked it, I have made another. ...
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What has eight eyes but no i in the name? [closed]

I do not have the answer to the riddle nor do i know the specifics on the eye/i on either of them. looking for some assistance if possible. could be asking, "What has eight i's with no i in the name" ...
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Who / what am I?

I can be in many places when you talk, and there is more to me than just intention. Some say I am bad. I mean, I am... but maybe you will understand that sometimes I am needed for a happy ending. ...
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An Efficient Riley

My prefix is for my infix. My suffix recalls a baritone or a bass. My whole is quite dreamy - what am I?
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I make billions (#4)

I make billions (#4) For years did a sharp little verse, Grow fast in our ears like a curse, A tune on TV, Did subconsciously, Cause all to spend much from their purse, Who / what am ...
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I make billions (#3)

I make billions (#3) My products are quite edgy, But most have been a bust, I'm only one of many, Lord knows who we can trust, I'm not a politician, Yet I work with presidents, ...
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Here is my description. Now, tell me, what am I?

This is not a location, but if you specifically spelt me with an 's' you would spot me in several bedrooms. I could go on, but I feel that's enough of me for now. What am I? HINT 1: 29/06/19 HINT ...
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Find me from this cluster

I lie between a tennis ball and a soccer ball, I agree that I'm small. I am at the bottom but at first, Sometimes, I may even burst. My prefix rhymes with an app, I'm in Earth, but not in ...
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I make billions (#2)

I make billions (#2) At 9, I met my best friend, At 12, I lived an outdoor life, At 13, I broke my arm right before camp, At 15, I worked my first corporate job, At 17, I was ...
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I make billions

I make billions, I never spend less than $1000, I'm a man in black, I'm a force of nature, I'm the original, Audiences of all ages have seen me. Who / what am I?
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I Don't Start the Fight

I don't start the fight -but I finish it. I take a side-view approach to it all. Yet when I work, the best will benefit. Just stay focused, drawn by my silent call. When I get up, everyone ...
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What am I to A? | Riddle

If teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, what am I to teresa? Grandmother Mother Granddaughter I am teresa
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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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All endings are beginnings

I never let you down, And I make you laugh like a clown. I point out your mistakes, But our true bond never breaks. Together we ascend, I'm an end, an end !!! Who am I?
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What do you call people who repair your vehicles and jump out to scare you? [closed]

I need help with this riddle: What do you call people who repair your vehicles and jump out to scare you? It's 2 words and "we don't call them that and we think they're quite ethical."
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Two twins - Alike in nature

Two twins we are, and, let it not surprise, Alike in every feature, shape, and size: We’re square, or round, of brass or iron made, Sometimes of wood, yet useful found in trade ; But, to conclude, for ...
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A friend at hand - What am I?

What force and strength cannot get through I with a gentle touch can do; And many in the streets would stand, Were I not, as friend, at hand. An old-classic From The Book of Riddle - Portland: ...
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What Am I - Short Riddle

Two bodies I have, Though both joined in one The stiller I stand - The faster I run This is an old-classic riddle From The Book of Riddle Portland: Bailey & Noyes.
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Make it right and you'll be fine

We are just some of many One or more on every line Don't jump to conclusions ...
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If you snatch, I trade

If you snatch, I trade. If you work with bites, I isolate, If you work with celestial bodies, part of me protects. If you work with the land, I divide. What am I? Give the reasoning for each line!...
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A Beginner Puzzle

For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange, I thought I'd start in the beginner range, Feverishly close to the solution Though beginners will take the revolution. You aren't a beginner, ...
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Riddle to Code 2: The return of numbers

The first is a pirates favorite letter. The second is from a famous quote of shakespear. The third is squaring it off in a famous formula. The fourth is the first in a very well known song. ...
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How many children?

My mother often has how many children? This is what I like to call a "one-line wonder". It's a very short riddle, and there are no clues in the title. Hope you enjoy! :) P.S. The answer is not
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See me once, See me Twice #12

See me once, I'm watching your every move Thanks for your visit, I know you were there I see what you did there in my lair Look for my acronym and you'll have your proof. See me twice, ...
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Who is this…? Array…?

You can find me as a veg, In a series I'm a language. But now, my hair is gray, In short, I'm Array... Who am I?
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At my beginning there's a vessel, you can slash me with a chisel

At my beginning there's a vessel, You can slash me with a chisel. I belong to the first from a total of four, There's nothing to add more ... Who/ what am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3
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Who Am I? (A Dead Guy)

You seek him who died at sea, Try and find who he might be. A heart that did not wilt in flame, Writ on Roman stone is his name. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, Into ...
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In a Fish that is not a Fish

Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. I am looking for two answers... One on the ...
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You may find me… puzzling

I am within my rights to stay silent. I am abandoned in the middle. I am held in by spirit. I am African capital. Who or what am I?
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Common Marsupials and Rare Antelopes

Following the surge of riddles from senpais: this by jafe, and this by Rand al'Thor I hide as a puzzle in Malaysian spoon, Bounding sturdy monument and sturdy wood. Upside-down in common ...
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Like a Baby - Riddle

I'm like a baby, but look out -I can bite! I depend on the milk you give me and I will be wherever you leave me. I love going outside with you as you push me in my stroller. ...
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Fighting for Father's Attention - Riddle

I love my father. I've been around him as long as I can remember. People often talk about us as being complementary, as if I were as great as he. I don't have much to offer, so I just show everyone ...
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Think Outside the Box - A Riley Riddle

My prefix is like an angel, Whose access to heaven's denied, My infix is just like my whole, Both lie on the outside. My suffix a type of recorder, Who features heavily here. You'll use ...
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Preparing for the End - Riddle

This is the end. I knew it was coming. All of my ends are tied up, I'm ready. Only a few more minutes to spend. I blame you for this. You killed the messenger. I strained and cried ...
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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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Riddle me this!

I flew on a lark, sang on a trill, crashed on a wing. What am I? I've tried to figure out this riddle posed in a comic book. There was no official answer, but it is visually suggested that it is ...
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Who am I ? [ Not in Stack Exchange ;) ]

$\color{blue}{\text{My first name}}$ $\small\bullet$ Prefix is a country, but I don't belong to there $\small\bullet$ Infix is the name of a saint $\small\bullet$ Suffix is a preposition $\...
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A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on My infix is most likely in your device My suffix is what devices can be My whole is a reverse motion Hint:
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Who are we, and where am I?

We twist and turn, going round and round. No need to worry, we can take the strain. While some of us are delicate and timely, Others can lift more than the strongest man. I myself prefer to ...
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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The Frozen Wastes

My first is in Family and also in Hill My second in Circle and also in Flood My third is in Forest and also in Clock My fourth stands alone in my frozen wastes. What am I?