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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The quicker I go up, the sooner I’ll go down - Riddle

I got this riddle (and a few more) from an old video game. I had a few ideas but none fit the entire riddle perfectly... “The quicker I go up The sooner I’ll go down. I’m a weave of edges, A ...
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A most delayed departure

My first is in Britain, which once was called Great, My second's in Boris, who's for sealing its fate. My third is in Europe, where patience wears thin, My fourth is in taxes, but not European! ...
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The music of the heavens

A monastery has a curious practice: they call it the music of the heavens. The monks cycle through a cave with cups, to a stalactite at the center, which drips water. But this is not a steady ...
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the word ...
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See the Line Where the Sky Meets

Walking along the beach one day, I came across a glass bottle with a piece of parchment inside. I quickly opened the bottle and unfurled the scroll. On it the riddle below was written. i sail ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine... Here is the transcription of the ...
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At the Point of a Spear

My first prefix is relaxing My second prefix holds up mobile cloth My first infix is about average My second infix is only a piece My third infix makes you laugh and cry and stare ...
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What is going on? Paintings too?

Part 1: 2 and a half months ago, an old mansion, people are falling sick for no apparent reason. You, a PI, have been dispatched to go and figure out what is happening. It's a snowy day in the middle ...
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A big cat roams through the middle of this Google Earth hunt

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D Note - this puzzle is mostly, if not all, about solving the riddle. I suppose the puzzle could exist ...
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To this riddle, I invite

My prefix is to ride My infix is to write My suffix is to go inside What am I? Answer it right! A brief guide: No, the answer does not rhyme with the clues supplied.
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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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An Ancient Beauty

My initials are "Y" My initial parts make a ditty sound My first's first is once round My second's middle is blue My whole is blue, too I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask ...
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I am the first if you see

I'm the first if you see, 3-in-one if you know, and soon to be three if you observe. What am I?
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Dead or alive (First time)

First time ever make a riddle. Forward, I will lead the way. Backward, freedom you shall have. Keep going, I'll hold them back. Take my sword, do what you must. Dead or alive, our rights ...
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Riddle Number Four

Time for a more challenging encryption, seeing how riddle #3 was decrypted so easily. First, I must note that this encryption was inspired during a chess match I partook in. I call it the ENIGMA ...
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Fun time! Guess what I am!

I enjoy a symmetry and my motion is oscillatory From the tip of your hand I spiral down to the end I am graceful and sinuous but to use me is not arduous You probably used me What could I be?
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Worn out and about

Will wrote I'm worn out, and I'm not worn out, [1] Like to a thirsty bed, Worn, worn out of bed, Worn to repair a bed. [1] First word of riddle also famously wrote I'm not worn out - OP ...
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The Marching Tune

And a one, and a two, and a three four five six! Or a one, and a two, and a three four five! From my home right here, To the end way down there! And then I have a choice Of a one, a two, or a ...
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Who am I? can you recognize me by the given hints?

I am known for the "Worst generation" a part of me known for the naval battle. I am also known for White City. I am the survivor of the Most Dangerous Disease. Who am I? I will add more hints if ...
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First thing, there is always an exception - what am I?

I cast a shadow as dark as I I have been found in a pie Insects sing, in the dead of night Many together is quite the sight What am I? And what does each section of the riddle mean?
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Talk about Grandpa's weird talk: Who are these folks?

"These guys are strange" exclaimed Grandpa "Why?" I opened my mouth. Too late. "They constantly talk about only one country and only one sport-- boring sport if you ask me, and, get this, only one ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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Easy Riddle: What A Foolish Goal!

I want love for my enemy But not for myself. I send objects to my enemy, But I don't want my enemy to get them. I am matched with my enemy. But in the end I want the match myself. Why do ...
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*Playtest feedback request* Puzzle 1

I'm working on my first series of puzzles and would love some feedback for any of you that give them a shot. This first one would be found next to a box with a 4 digit padlock on it. (you can assume ...
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Drinking Martini? Here is to me!

The expected answer is a rhyme also! I'm there when it's cloudy I'm there when it's sunny And when I ask questions I am right on the money I take both sides In any ...
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Primus Inter Non Pares

Looking around inside an antique shop, I come across an old hand mirror. I pick it up and notice something written on its edges. Carved on it are the words below. Effortful list freaks esteemed at ...
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Do number sentiments work?

We are of a family of eleven When we join or depart numbers less than a cent Excepting those special ten We turn odd to even and even to odd Like a tiny miracle of god However, in general our company ...
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The Voice That Beckons

Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices What is the one-word answer to the riddle above? HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3:
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I'm thinking of a name

I'm thinking of a name... I'm seen in the middle - though I finish later Split and I could be an agreement from a Vater I'm 5/12 in a calendar Split again and I'm a different nickname with a ...
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Not to protest, but -

On roaming paths I put a break, A nation's dream, I fill its shape; A rascal's drudging work I take, And all my kind, good neighbors make. What am I?
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A shy person in a queue

I'm so shy when between people. When in a queue, I'd like to be the last. That's the only time when I'm not shy. When consuming food, I'd take one or two, or even four, depending on the context. What ...
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Scratch your mind, who am I?

Scratch your mind, You will get stuck if you forgot me :( Try to make a cute wink by combining curve with me I can destroy your whole day if you missed me, and you finally found devil OMG!! Is the ...
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The first of three

I found this word to be quite poetic and saw @PerpetualJ's comment (saying to make another riddle), so here it is: It is the plot of many works All in one word The first step is to break it ...
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My favorite color is blue what is your favorite color? [closed]

My daughter presented me with this mind boggling riddle that she said took her a week to figure out, but once she did she thought, "OMG that was so easy!" She said to me, "My favorite color is ...
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Room 213: Because of the Reindeer

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 11 Once you enter the door labeled “3”, the door immediately shuts behind you. You are immediately in a room of ...
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A Little Riddle

Here's a little riddle! Many languages spoken in my prefix Many stars found in my suffix Many clauses written in my whole What am I?
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Variable Prefixes and Suffixes

My short prefix will take you in. My long prefix is set against. My short suffix will take you in. My long suffix is in the country. Many clauses are written in my whole. What am I?
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Room 11: Bits and pieces of Chinese history

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 213 You have just woken up. You recall the night before, being driven from your home to a luxurious hotel by some ...
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Valuable but free

There are normally four of me, Except in two places where there are only one of me, But not the One of me that is actually four. Important people are paid lots of money to give me, To ...
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Grandpa's Travels. Where is he headed next?

“Here is my travel plan”, said Grandpa, pointing to the itinerary on the table in front of me. “On November 3rd I am going to Japan first—not Iceland. Then I go to France-not Ecuador. ...
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Molly and a pseudocode

Molly was given a pseudocode by her teacher and told her you need to understand the pseudocode to answer the riddle. Riddle: I am _________ like universe and stars You will find me in computer ...
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What's this inadvertent thing?

Try to find out which word is hidden in this riddle: A flat and sharp item occurring inadvertently and sometimes in a twin pack it's altering what will come and can be naturally erased.
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Anyone can do a Riley Riddle

I went through a random word generator until I found a nice one to make a Riley out of: My Prefix can crunch, wash, or rock. And can be found prominent, on those who aren't scared. My Infix ...
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Punny Geography 1

All answers are real places: I am a town that was placed on the map due to an unfortunate, tragic event. An athlete would see me as the second in a row. I am a major city where a certain superhero ...
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A magician's sleight of hand [closed]

Listen, friends, and now you may hear Of one magician most peculiar, No cards, no hats, just an object of choice, They select, and now heed their prominent voice: "Comrades, allies,...
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These roommates throw strange parties

There are four roommates who throw strange parties. They live in a room with two front doors, and no windows. At the start of a party, the first roommate opens one door, lets the guests in, and closes ...
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A Meal fit for a King

The riddle below describes a (semi) historical figure's culinary preferences. Who is he and what is he eating? Far down below in the sea so blue; Fries up your food, and boils it too; Known as ...
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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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What am I? Newsletter riddle [closed]

"I often start as an idea and then become a problem solved. There are many of me now but only the most unique and useful of my kind are lucrative." Edit: Answer was: