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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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?
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Eight Sisters Treasure Hunt

Eight sisters don't guard the essential hoof This is from the game CreasureQuest, so I suspect the solution in context with the historical background (the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar, Afonso ...
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Why would five hundred and five be same as one?

Grandpa was in his crazy math mood again. "using rot13 and your math knowledge prove to me that 505 = 1" He said. Really? Can you? HINT
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I can save lives or destroy them

You can show me, or you can give me away, but you never can touch me. You can find me between the family, or between strangers when they first met. I can save lives, or destroy them. Even a city and ...
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A riddle to solve What am I?

I come in many different colors, but today I am pink I am used to link things together I can be found inside of socks I can not be easily broken I can be purchased at different stores, but today I ...
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The English Debate

I have 6 articles, an insect, a calculator, a basic verb, a stack exchange, four spaces, a core muscle, some males, and some black goo. I have more, but I risk giving myself away ...
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Dropping this riddle here

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass; but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas. Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace; but in this case, don't rhyme me with space. Who or what ...
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I seem to dance, I am not a dancer. Who am I?

I seem to dance, I am not a dancer I may pop, I am not a bubble I may even roar, I am not a lion I am high on fever, I am not a patient I can force you to shut your eyes, I am not ...
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A Ri-diddley-iley Riddle

My prefix is not real, My infix just for he, My suffix moves to and fro, Overall, I symbolise three What am I? In your answer, please explain each line.
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The Sword of Comfort

I sit in your cubicle every day, Making you comfortable in my own way. You could say I'm sort of a sword in one sense; My job is to make one area light and another dense. I can't ...
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Find the place, find the palace

A part of me was a mode of transportation in the past. A part of me is the mode of transport in the present. A part of me is an important place in two fictional novels. A part of me has acted in the ...
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Be in awe of my brilliance!

My prefix might debase and diminish. My infix might lie before stone and tree. My suffix, Edna Mode might say no to. Put me together and be in awe of my brilliance! What is the word?
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What is the everyday thunder?

The everyday thunder is coiled like a snail, But just pull it out and it rumbles away. It's so versatile! Being used as a lid, As cookware and packing and sometimes even a hat. What is it? ...
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The bar has been raised

I have two directors, but no actors. I have three numbers, but no equations. I have two letters, but no packages. I have nine dots, but no vectors. I have fifteen lines, but no ...
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Look through the portal of every day

Look through the portal of every day, It shows you the world in a different way. Darkened or dyed, or simply crystal clear, Just keep your fingers off or you might leave a smear. Two arms does ...
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Two Riddles on a tower

I'm trying to create two riddles for a D&D campaign and I'm worried they aren't clear. I'd like people to try and solve them and give suggestions on how to improve them if possible. It's set in ...
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Peter's Strange Word

My nephew, Peter, came home from school the other day in a bad mood so I asked him what was wrong. "Our teacher asked us to write down our favourite word today," he explained. "When I gave her mine, ...
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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Suzankas Riddle

Here is a puzzle I have been trying to solve for a long time. It was given at work as a monthly puzzle but the solutions were never released.
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What is the magic ball of every day?

Part of the everyday object series Look at this magic ball of every day! Knock it too hard and it runs away. Heat it up to stop its run in its track, But once it turned firm there's no going ...
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You may not be eligible to be in this community

Hello everyone! I want to introduce a community that I've joined a long time ago. This community has millions of members that spread throughout the world. Our main focus is simple: "help people ...
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What is this diamond of every day?

Part of the everyday object series You are the diamond of every day, but in leaky containers you're stored away. You slumber 'neath mountains, float in the sea, Too much of you kills, too ...