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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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Another subway puzzle

Inspired from this, here's my metro puzzle From Mickey's home you've started As Caesar would say: "nojk vo gpbypiph novodji" You then took the lower-rainbow-line Missed your appointment with ...
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I can't die. Who am I?

I meet many people. I treat them equal. I can harvest grain the middle age way. I always go on, I never stay. I can't die. Some believe I can fly. Most people don't like me. And thus try to ...
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What am I? I am in theaters and computer programs

I am in theaters and in computer programs I sometimes throw things, and at other times help fix broken parts. When away I might reject you, but on election day you are sure to hear from me. ...
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Which video game am I in?

I have a bunch of stories to share I hope you won't find too frightening or unbelievable ! I played on a mystical instrument a dark and mesmerizing song. When it ended, I felt sleepy, a bit angry, and ...
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Am I using the wrong word all along?

I'm a Russian book that inspired a year, And used by the Queen in everyday speech. Doubled, I'm small in the land of the north, And then may be also found in the loo. Just in time, I'm half of seven; ...
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Tokyo metro puzzle #5

This is based on the first, second, third, and fourth. It will be the finale of the series. It relies on the answers to the previous four. Takebashi (solved by Nick & Brandon_J) ??? Ikebukuro (...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #4

Yet another Tokyo Metro puzzle based on the map! Puzzles 1, 2, and 3 are avaliable. Riddle: ...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #3

Here's another Tokyo Metro puzzle, after the first and the second. I'll be doing the fourth tomorrow, and the fifth will be based on the answers of all four. By the way, the map is here. Riddle: <...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #2

This is similar to the previous one, however they are independent. The map is here. Here is the riddle: ...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle

A riddle based on the Tokyo Metro subway map ...
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We are very unlucky in my court

Just made this up for the riddle whiteboard at work; but I reckon you guys will crack it immediately. We are very unlucky in my court, But with rival groups, we play sport. There are 3 other ...
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One Half of Ten; A Riddle

I keep on walking; my toe is my sole My movement persists, my body a hole My neighbors support, as I support them You could say I look like one half of ten Tree is my father, my maker a man One ...
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You can see me if you get out more

I contain some very important information. You likely display me all the time. But if you were asked to name my contents, You might not remember - perhaps - And you'd likely be in ...
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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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Globe trotting Grandpa. Where is he going next?

Grandpa was busy finishing up his travel itinerary. "Where are you going Grandpa?" I asked "Many places! I want to visit places that are charming, historical--" "Wow" My reaction "exciting, sunny, ...
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Don’t Leave Us!

We are beautiful as we dance with the wind’s feelings. You will be captured by the sight of us; but soon, you’ll get tired. Don’t leave us, don’t leave us! Are we told cold for your heart? Are ...
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Oh, what's he posting riddles about now?

Sometimes I'm very hard to hear, So listen up and strain your ear. With sixteen added, I'm twenty-three. Or, with fourteen, I'll wave at you. Bring me low and I'm just storage, But call ...
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Not a Long-Winded Riddle

I'm not very serious when I am rolled. If memory serves me, I spread uncontrolled. If you see more of me, I'll be given more slack. With her, I'm famously pink or black. I was expecting ...
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I am a giant among ants

I am a giant among ants, a nothing - yet something! - among man. I may be costly or inexpensive; my markings will tell you, done. In this grand year of 2019 my kind turns 41. We're made ...
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What 2 things did the man NOT eat for breakfast?

A man awoke hungry, so hungry He opened his fridge, so hungry He ate all that was in it, so hungry He went to the store, so hungry. He bought all there was, and ate it, Every type of food, he ate it; ...
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Who killed the swimmer in the cave?

4 swimmers entered a round room with no windows and no doors, but there was a hole in the floor. One man left through the hole in the floor and closed it behind him, but it is not how he arrived. 2 ...
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What is the reward?

You come in a room, there is someone on a stage, saying something. He has a star and a number that changes on his chest. There is a lot of people in this room, only the ones who speak also ...
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Never shall we die…!

Here now the accounts of the nine pirate lords And one impostor amidst them all Here now their voice and story And which impostor to die The first of all is the chief of all Hidden by ...
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A Riddle That I Don't Understand [closed]

A creature imagined, with magic, they say; A boat that you ride on, when crossing a bay.
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The Late Queen Gives in to Remorse - Reverse Hangman

Add a "C", I am what has been, Add a "G", I might be a queen, Add a "P", I'll turn away from sin Add an "L" and I may just give in. This is a Reverse Hangman puzzle, see here for an example. ...
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I'm back! With a film recommendation

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a puzzle here... Sorry about that! I asked a friend the other day what was his favourite film, but he'd reply only in riddles. I don't remember how he ...
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What's the word, what's it for? How's it stored, what is yours?

I begin on the fifth floor and end on floor ninety-nine. Made by rounds of four and bland bits of design. Here its value's its description advance of being digested. Some checks ...
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A Thematic Riddle

in history, it was assumed i possessed only five a change in tense, a compound word you'll see me come alive a skyward gun, but don't be scared your judgement's preconceived the best in life appears ...
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A Distracting Puzzle

One, three, four, two; seven, eight, six, five. Size, we're told, doesn't matter. But if it did, there's the answer! Four solid, yet light. Four airy, yet heavy. One stands ...
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My first is coming today!

I will be one, but I'm not yet, I'm somewhat like, but not a pet, My needs are few, but frequent, I'm still quite new, what an event! What am I? Hint (Sort of):
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Simple riddle to play

I am the weakest among my friends You can't live a single day without me on earth I put things together I won't let you go away from me. But you can You can't see me but you can feel Millions of ...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. Feel free to give any suggestions. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of ...
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Mysterious Valentine's Riddle

The rules of this puzzle are unstated You must guess them and find how they're slated If you're here then you're pro'lly not dated If it's today then it isn't belated It's ok cause I know that you're ...
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When I'm called forth, times must be tough

I've got a puzzle for you to solve, Like always, in three parts. So start those engines, let those gears revolve And let's let the puzzling start My prefix is a common ...
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As the seconds add up I get further away

You and I, we run the same race Though I'm always one step behind I might try to tempt you to slow your pace But keep your eyes forward, it's fine. That said, don't ignore me ...
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An untouchable time traveller

I'm needed by a doctor to travel through time, Or a player looking for their keys. When on the plane where the great answer resides, I'm part of the whole Strategy. I can be found in a ...
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Do the maths to call my name

My first one is my length. My second one is a bit closer to my third one than to my first one. My third one is my first and second together. My last one is four times my first one. ...
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Another Number Sequence Riddle

Here is another number sequence riddle for you all: 4, 2, 7, 6, 8, __, __, and so on. What numbers go in the blanks?
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Brain twister. A simple riddle to play [duplicate]

You are lost big crowded (monster). There are only two human living Jacobe and Recode . Your task is to reach your home, there are two routes and you are confused. Conditions: Jacobe always tell the ...
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Let's play tag!

I have a short and bitter-sweet riddle for the community this evening. As always, I hope you enjoy it; good luck! I want to play a game of tag; however, there are some very important rules: We both ...
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Listen for my color

I've been away from the site for a while with work, kids, and going back to school; but since I have some down-time this evening I've decided to write a few riddles for the community. As always, I ...
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Knot-Tying (With a Twist)

This puzzle is based on one from a Boy Scout event a few years ago. You need basic knowledge of knot tying and a little outside-the-box thinking. You are given command over three people, and you have ...
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Does it exist a way to solve visually by using a grid or to find the truth among a set of five people telling different statements?

I am having problems with trying to solve this riddle therefore I am looking for help. The situation is as follows: At a semiconductor laboratory in Hsinchu a security guard caught five ...
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Stocks and shares: Another Grandpa Mystery

In his retirement Grandpa likes to manage his own investments. He studies global company stocks, their earnings, products, dividends all kinds of statistics and numbers and makes his buy choices ...
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A Mysterious Duel

I took my place opposite my competitor; and was challenged to a duel... What exactly did they challenge me to?
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Decipher this puzzle — with clues!

I'm needing some help deciphering the following puzzle: Oi xmt gcilk vwf-cciruk Lhoyqz ccig spkb mfyt; Rnbrl uakoj tbbu gw bkgd, Wgqnb ddmu p zfoim; Viec kfs lllsmt, ywfy dg zdoc, Dtfl fu xggu, ...
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Cryptic stickers, possible riddle?

I have found these very weird stickers around my town. I followed a trail of these and found around 30 of them. They look handmade and are in different sizes, some roughly cut. The text is flipped ...
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What happened to the boat?

A man wandered around on a boat, And fell through a hole in the hull; He was gobbled up by a shark, And then by a flock of seagulls. Three days later the man's ghost came back, To haunt the boat with ...
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What am I? (solve this riddle)

In turn of a century, sensory is its admission. With a turn of it's face, A place with no embrace. I might entail of it nature, Would it just taper? If in its place Is a brace, ...
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Difficult riddle I'm stumped on [closed]

Gosh, this is somewhere over the rainbow, but not under the table + don't start getting salty if you can't crack it, just try 100 rounds.