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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Help me solve this riddle!

Can you help me figure out what word this riddle is about? Not spun, or simply woven My skin as smooth as a mirror You stain my face, contort my body I can hold the greatest power ...
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Do I Ressemble a Cheetos?

Can your criticisms please stop? All you say are crap Robert, stop teasing me for my height Raphaelle, i don’t care if I ressemble a Cheetos Oh my dear lord, I’m Tearing ...
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City of thieves [duplicate]

During school I studied some cryptography and creating a story about it, I was able to create this riddle! I hope you like it <3 In one country all the inhabitants are thieves. Items cannot ...
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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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I terrify those beneath

My beginning: steamy, but 2/5ths crazy My middle, wailing, from spectres hazy My end, demonic, lives in Hell My start, to there, does transport sell My middle, within, the original man My end, ends, ...
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Foiled Bank Robbery

A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it. Suddenly the phone rings. The robber tells ...
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What's the idea?

They are not isotopes. They are not ions. What are they?
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I'm not a whale or a dolphin

I'm a brave charismatic Iranian, And a cheeky Egyptian rogue, And a small mongrel amphibian, And a serene nameless lake, I'm all twelve of these things but only one at a time, Despite what you may ...
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What Fruit Am I?

A riddle my math teacher asked back in 10th grade: I am a fruit. If you take away the first letter of my name I become a crime. Take away the first two letters of my name I become an animal. Take ...
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You may need me after too many

My first, a sight to behold before a drink My second, in the drink My third, a place for a drink My last, what may arise among lads after some drinks What am I?
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The Riddle - I Own the Value Less Than Nine

I own the value less than nine; Mother makes me if child get cry; Manager checks me to find which is high; Lose me, addicts might be about to die; I could be either Apple or Android side; ...
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You see a boat filled with people [on hold]

You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don't see a single person on the boat. Why?
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I love fishing, dancing, playing, crafting, and fighting

I'm not a sketch, but I can be drawn, I'm not origami, but I can be folded, I'm not a pill, but I can be swallowed, I'm not a haircut, but I can be short or long, I love fishing, dancing, playing, ...
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Beware! Beware!

What are, famously... Ebon, sienna High, low Within, without, ubiquitous Distant, close Absent, present Swift and slippery, not to be trusted
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The hard-to-understand chain

I have a chain. I can extend this chain indefinitely. For beginners, this chain is hard to understand. They call it magical, yet it is not in reality. I used to only declare. But with this chain, ...
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Haven't been able to solve this [closed]

Haven't been able to figure this one out and can't find an answer online. Would be impressed if someone else managed to solve
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Current political events

If you read aloud and listen, right after this you can sense her. Privacy is an issue, but not if you don't know. Block, stop, and hinder, take away my sights. What am I, do you know?
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Stare long enough and you will have found the answer

Good luck starting this puzzle. You'll stop where you always do. My middle is in the ending. You can see on the outside that I skipped school, but beneath that you'll find I'm deeper. What am I? ...
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Mint, orange or pear

My prefix prefix comes from near the Med, my infix infix is slightly weird, my suffix suffix is brightly coloured, I am something sweet which may be sprayed.
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Where on Earth could I be?

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I'm half of a hundred

I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age. If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the ...
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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...
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Where is the girl?

A girl called Claire suddenly disappeared two weeks ago. She left strange notes before she left. Her parents asked everybody to help find their girl. Last diary entries: [12.02.2019] Prep for mom ...
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An enrypted clue for the police

A well known German drug dealer contacted his accomplice with an encrypted note. The police caught the accomplice during a drug deal and found the note in his backpack. Note: (For those who can't ...
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This is a Noteworthy Riddle

I am verifiable but uncommon. I am always behind you. I don't know what to say. I am a lawmaker. I am a cat. I am an alien. I am that with which I began. Who am I?
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Follow me my dear friend

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The travel to a friend

You want to visit your close friend in the city Averola. For the long travel you brought your dog with you. Unfortunately, the guards in front of the gate to the city won't let you through. One of the ...
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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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A village with not enough resources

Village Morental Population: 20 You: a visitor The village doesn't have enough resources for 20 people. The king decides to ban 10 villagers from the village. The king is not ruthless, so he gives ...
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I am often given, occasionally stolen, rarely sold, and never borrowed

For some I bring the gift of life, For others I bring death instead, I've been known to mend relationships, Or to tear them apart with gossip and innuendo, Some think of me as a wild rockstar, But I ...
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Find the songs and the event

The ... below refer to songs. Find them, combine them and you get a famous event currently still ongoing. ... can make all this world seem right ... like you want me recognize your age it's a ... ... ...
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Sweeter than honey, hotter than the Sun [duplicate]

It is sweeter than honey. It is hotter than the sun. The King needs it, But a beggar has it. Whoever eats it, dies. Someone sent me this on WhatsApp. I admit I wasn't able to figure it out. ...
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33 Months on Death Row

Every day, execution delayed, Cheating death creatively, Bearing children blissfully, A clever eloquent girl finally earns exoneration. Who am I? Bonus:
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A Grandma Riddle

This is my first question, let's hope it's not that simple! What is the fool who dresses as much as possible in summer and lets their clothes fall in winter? What am I?
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I'm not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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“YATAYO” what is hidden behind it?

I have the following riddle for you this morning: In the autumn scenery it looks nice. It can be gray but not necessarily. What is YATAYO?
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Ode to the Lassitude of 88th Street

This glancing blow, In freezing snow, Of a cat woman, In faux platinum, Dedicated to bonneted lassies, Elegant ladies so classy, Boy loving Mona Lisas, Dressed like fashionistas, ...
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Doggerel for tonight

I was walking down the street, just tonight, and there were like, some rambling words sprayed on the wall. Proper weird, I thought. So I looked closer, and this was what it said. And it's kinda ...
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Hope You're Happy in This!

Inspired by The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways by Conifers :D My whole is usually shown in a tree. About my $1^{st}$ and $2^{nd}$ parts is fond. About my $2^{nd}$ and $3^{rd}$ parts, ...
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The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways

In whole, you may use me in the measuring. With my $1^{st}$ & $2^{nd}$ part, you may use me in the coloring. With my $2^{nd}$ & $3^{rd}$ part, you may use me in the casting. ...
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The six letter word

I am a family. A member of me is so cute. Drawing my last four over my first two might perish this age. My counterpart makes a letter and a number. What am I?
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I'm largest when I'm five, what am I?

I'm very common and often you see me, Everything's believed to be made of me. Make no mistake, I look largest when I'm seven, But I'm largest when I'm five, it is proven. But alas at ...
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A demigod among men

I'm the one who runs, The one who hunts, The one who kills, The one who destroys, In verity I am an oxymoron, The one who erases memories, Yet remembers every detail, The one who is black, But has a ...
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Goose Gone Fishing

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False Shadow of an Orb

To those who dwell amongst soot and leaves The power of flight it willingly gives Lines that know neither start nor end Knowledge beyond what eyes comprehend Distorted illusion of that which ...
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Time is shorter, but the fun will never end

Come around, come around, glad you all came. Welcome to the land where a small, hairy ball got its fame. Here you can see a dysfunctional family. A man who beat his wife and left his son ...
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We're all Greek here

Remove my first, and I'm still Greek. Remove my last, and I'm associated with Jimmy 'The Greek' Remove my middle, and you might have one in Ancient Greek. What word am I?
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I'm made of obsolete parts

In whole, I describe a drink or a relationship. Remove my front, and I become an obsolete part of a device. Remove my end, and I become another obsolete part of the same device. Remove my middle,...
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Aquatic Animals Start A Movement

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From Art to Offices

I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art. Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting. Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer. Remove my ...