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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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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 ...
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The Riddle - I Could be Seen in Many Places

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street. Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn. Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in ...
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The Dark Trails Right Across the Field

Finding my way I forge a new path Cutting through wood with what alchemists hath Fields not mountains I seek for swift passage Cross this land I must to pass on my message Who is this ...
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What kind of me?

When I small, I am nine. When I big, I am six. Everyone likes me when I have nice time playing. Sometimes everyone call me the seventh What am I?
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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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All over the place

My beginning, reversed, indicates first place. My middle is a US gov place. My end is your place. Where am I?
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A Nameless Spectre

Come gather round, a story I have to tell It should be familiar, you ought know well Of things past, I give life anew Of things to come, I know not false from true Who am I you say, I ...
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The answer is a girl's name (my future granddaughter) - can anyone help?

I'm a villain who will have you up the wall. I go into your veins, green, brown - well read. But you have to be great to get into me. Only other clue I have is it's not related to Game of Thrones....
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There's a snake lies

There's a snake lies. In the void must be filled. Hidden from the all conflict. Ever wonder what could have been. What/who am I describing? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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I am not a pleasant sight

My prefix is round and mostly white My suffix is found in mines My infix is to say "right" I usually am an ugly sight What/Who am I?
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A family of movie lovers

In this family, each member has their favorite movies: Daniel: Interstellar, Top Gun, True Grit Deanna: The Fast and the Furious, Life of Pi, The Wizard of Oz Louise: Babe, Excalibur, Legion Michelle:...
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Who/What am I? (The Five Ws)

I'm what stands between your family. I'm when your mind is set. I'm where your journey starts and ends. I'm why your story comes to life. Hint:
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Riddle: Dead or alive

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 are just. Who/what am I?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. ...