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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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Everybody wants me, everybody owns me, everybody needs me!

When you touch me I feel abused, but when you carry me around I feel amused. Why does that man wants me so bad? He even seems to be mad! You know, Donald Trump wants me as well! ...
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What's his horse name?

You're an adventurer looking for treasures. During one of your journeys, you encounter a knight riding a horse who agrees to tell you informations about a huge treasure he has heard of. Only if you'...
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The answer is buried there somewhere

Wow, the little negative cow army had a balmy sun war. The forty richest blameless homesteaders await the answers. Who did the cow army fight in the war? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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Four Directions #18 - Where and what am I?

To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time To the South, a victory for a famous symbol To the West, you can check out one of Baird's To the East is a presidential coastal town A Nereid ...
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Always A-head of the game [duplicate]

A super fun riddle here: It has a head but never cries It has a bed but never sleeps in it It can run but never can it walk It has a bank with money What is this riddle describing?
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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Four Directions #17 - Where and what am I?

To the East is a place where arrows may flow To the West you may see Beelzebub hitching a ride To the North is a view if your vision's not clouded To the South is a place where languages were born I'...
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Find My Mission For Me

I am a spy for the CIA. Since I am in a hostile territory, my next mission was given to me in a very coded manner. Today, while playing chess in the local park a briefcase landed on my head. Feeling ...
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What doth I be?

Embraced by rock, then taken by the air Born unto water, yet a friend of fire Child of the gods of the sky Who am I, who am I? As mighty as the rock As a fast as the wind As wise as water As ...
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The better I do my puzzling the further I am from my goal

My mother always told me To try my best And all the things I wish for Will come to me But I’m standing here And I know The better I do my puzzling The further I am from my goal Which is: Downloading ...
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All in one piece, we mend holes in your socks

All in one piece, we mend holes in your socks. Minus a head, we're yours, skewed. Minus a tail, we hold drinks on the rocks. Minus another, we're you. Minus our next head, we're nothing but us. ...
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Riddle - What does it mean?

What am I? 03/04/19 13:36 UTC This is very abundant The most that you'll see And its group and number Is what you will need Now somewhat repetetive For you who ...
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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What do they all mean?

The names of two pres'dents, and one of a time traveler, A most famous sorceress, and a programmer's laughter. A call for assistance, an invisible juncture. What do they all mean? (One ...
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Super-Villain's Super “Riddle”

We are four entities fear us all, We are the most feared above them all. Below is our spoken message, prepare your fall, Mixed and scrambled to watch you fall. We are all born into this world through ...
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The Anagrammy… what?

Hello, did you hear about the Anagrammy Contest? No, wait — the anagrammy competition... or the anagrammy tournament? Look, I don't remember what it's called, exactly. Great, isn't it? >:( It ...
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Location, Location, Location

I'm south of the common, yet found by the middle. I'm due east of one article, and in the middle of another. The earth is north, west, and east of me, but outer space is more southwest. ...
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To not tell, not take, and not want [closed]

Here is a fun riddle: The one who makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it wants it not. What is it the riddle is describing? Please explain!
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Four Directions #16 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by MetaZen's riddles, I figured I might try making one. It's definitely not as...indirect...as their puzzles, but still difficult nevertheless. To the south and east is the North West ...
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Bold, vivid family

I remember organising the colours of the rainbow in columns. In the way that I did, I could create the word RAINBOW from certain letters in each word, indicated by the columns they were each placed in....
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Summer Break - It's a *wrap*

I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage. I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle. It was a standard riddle, a ...
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In excess I'm lethal

I'm found in nature, but you'd never know the difference if I wasn't. I'm used in plants, but not as the critical part. I'm safe to consume, but you might think otherwise. In excess I'm lethal, ...
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Mystery Word Game: Square Wave with Dots

My friends and I were playing a game recently in which, for each round, four of the players were given a word of which they each had to give a rough description to the fifth player. The guessing ...
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A pseudo-riley?

This is my first puzzle, so feedback welcome! I wanted to be the very best, so here are six legendary rileys for you to solve. My prefix is a mythical creature; my infix has went away, but ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport? [closed]

I got asked this today and I don’t know the answer. Will someone please help me figure it out? Here is the riddle: “What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport?”
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You know who I am, you know me best [closed]

I'm stuck on a riddle and need help! Here's the riddle: You know who I am you know me best a persona that you created that you haven't quite laid to rest What am I? According to the ...
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You cannot touch me, but I can touch you, who am I? [closed]

You cannot touch me, but I can touch you. I can’t hear you, but you can hear me. I can't follow you, but you can follow me. Who am I?
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The Riley Riddle Mine

My prefix is a doctor. My suffix isn't feeling well. My infix is myself. From earth to enamel, what am I? As usual, please supplement final answers with explanations for each line. ...
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Your magic is very sketchy

Your magic is very sketchy... When I'm put under pressure my insides fall out The lower I fall the darker my snout I own a magic hat that makes things disappear As I shed my skin, ...
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Part pokemon am I

Part pokemon am I, or perhaps two, But not to belie, what I think of you. I’m often confused, with low ‘r camping Or expressly used, when overbar adding. What am I? Hint 1 ...
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On watercrafts I was on board. What am I?

A part of me's mechanical. The other is electrical. I'm named after an ancient word. On watercrafts I was on board. - My weaknesses helped to kill some men. Thus I am remembered now and then. ...
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A known event to a history junkie

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country - A known event to a history junkie, A weird relation to modern computers I share beginning with angry refuters. What am I?
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Take Ryanair out of the vent

My children A problem With a drink I can clean Not left to investors Is at Wimbledon seen? Question: What am I?
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Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
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We have a love-hate relationship

I have an arm but not a leg. I like fruits but I don't eat healthy. I can spin but I can't jump. What am I?
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Bob has never been a M before

Bob has never been a M before. He boards a plane in his home state. Shortly after takeoff, he becomes a M. Nobody else on the plane is a M. When he arrives at his destination, he's no longer a M. ...
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The Staircase of Paint

I am a staircase, covered in paint. Each step taken gives knowledge, new and quaint. I used to be more of a ramp type shape, But progress was slow, like rewinding a tape. My new ...
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I may also be found in your body

My infix won't tell you a thing, But you can find me from the rest: My suffix sounds exactly like me, And my prefix is already half known. In wood or wire, what am I?
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Five Times Four is Five In All

A Quantity you always see. Facepalm, and "Oh it's me!" Not seen in combs, but sometimes in balls, "Goal! Hi me" from far he calls. If I were an "Mmm", then I'd be with a Finnish wire, I may be ...
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I'm the sea and the sun

Let us begin at the beginning With all my mates and endless spinning I'm not so hot and not so cold I'm the sea and the sun, and quite as old When shove comes to push In your hand, I'm worth more ...
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Riley Riddle - Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

My prefix, is not very good My infix, a bird not in wood My suffix, might be the answer Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer
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Have Some Tea, people!

Haven't been online for so long due to school and stuff :P Saw a teapot riddle a while ago so here's one Teapot 1: What's with you and your slimy things? Teapot 2: I help maintain the ecosystem! ...
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It grows, but water kills it

Here is a fun riddle: I am not a living thing, but I can grow. I don't have lungs, but I need air; I have no mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
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Precipitation, etc

Precipitation, falling from heavy clouds, Crashing down onto delicate flowers. Thin sensory organs placed on Young feline mammals. Glimmering metallic sheen of No. 29, Forming ...
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Knock knock, who's there?

There is someone knocking at the door, she is very famous, has a television show and is married to a girl with a name which sounds similar to Porsche. She loves Porsches and that's why she married ...
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I'm just a whisper. Who am I?

I've made several friends along my way. Some of them I've changed. I like to think I help them find their voice. Sally, for instance, had an insulting serpent's tongue. With my help, she ...
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I can spread like a disease… Riddle

I can spread like a disease, Only I can't kill, Unless it's in a phrase. I can never displease, Unless you've got skill. But, I can still infect for many days What am I? ...
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My contractor has questionable methods

I hired a contractor to build one simple thing! How hard could it be?! He claimed to have completed the job 3 times, but all I heard was this lame excuse: I went out west to take a test But ...
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A seasonal riddle

After spring, I’m a hiker’s delight. In the summer, I help children play. Before fall, I will tumble with might. And come winter, I’ll sleep in all day. What am I?