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This is NOT a general tag for all puzzles that are somehow indirect. A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified, often in a poem format.

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Alternate, complex potions puzzle from HP fanfic

A long narrow room. The entrance is blocked by purple flame, the path onward blocked by black flame. On a table, the only thing in the room, are two dozen potions in opaque bottles. Half green glass, ...
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Grandma's keynote

Found this note which is addressed To my grandma, in her chest Since she's passed now, here's my quest.. What tickled her interest? And who invited her as guest?
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A nice riley, hopefully is fun

Within these lines is a puzzle I've made. With cunning and wit, can you guess my trade? Inside the tome of the element's power, One minute per side, you'll read for an hour. A single number of the ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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Stress Not! - A North Daniels' Puzzle

Beep, beep, beep, beep... No, this was not the sound of D.S.I North Daniels playing miniature cricket on his phone, although that would be a preferable situation to the one he is in now. Unfortunately,...
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Crypto Riddle for a bonus track

here is a crypto riddle a artist named Master Boot Record put on the page of his music. 087 104 101 110 032 116 104 101 032 077 111 111 110 032 119 105 108 108 032 115 104 101 100 032 110 111 032 108 ...
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Where are you according to this riddle?

Go forward, and you'll arrive back. Go back, and you'll arrive back. Go west and you'll come from the east. Go east and you'll come from the west. Jump once and you black out, jump twice and you're ...
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Her upper body is his lower body

He and she are the opposite. But her upper body is his lower body. If the upper body is him, the lower body is her. When they cross the sea, the two become humans with the same tail. Who are they? ...
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The null, quotes, and the completeness

Here's a riddle: There are three base things: The null, Quotation marks (or simply, quotes), and the completeness. The quotes inside destroy the null, and convert to quotes, and the quotes will let ...
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Good family relationship

Mr.K's message: It's a beautiful day outside! Geese are flying. Remember that my favorite seafood is squid? It's best served with Java waterdropwort! Let's eat them next time we meet, dad. Also note ...
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The Mantra Riddle

A sentence that can never fail A broken foot without its tail Almost there... reverse one sound By turns mundane and quite profound. The mantra is your compass then Your watch to know exactly when It ...
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What is poetry, What is time, What is rhythm, What is rhyme?

The sun that hides underneath his belt, a new horizon, that none shall melt. What is a bird that never flies, or a heart that never dies? Can a man be saved by grace alone, or runs a river that cries. ...
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Honda tutu del moto - Words which say something

You find a paper lying on the sand. Does it mean something ... an imgur maze, maybe ? Cultures reserve glasses. Twin economists migrates with tails in a fine risk. Conglomerate ... voo dun saga waga ...
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Who am I in this cruel world?

Here is a poem that can explain who I am. yellow and red screaming but beautifully yet, some has plus one Y2V5RGRUUkpXRXQyZGxVPQ==
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they came in groups of five

I got this one from my nephew, and I am still seeking the answer. What is it? The Riddle is for you to solve they came in groups of five, The Birds and the bush began to burn, From school he televised,...
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Used technique to solve web interface permutation used in linked answer

I would love to get to know how the user 'phenomist' came to his solution (Link) from a technical point of view. Of course I did tried it on my own. I used an interceptor to catch the HTTP request ...
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Code Breaking ( Sort of )

So someone sent me this code breaking/riddle to solve and I got really confused on it. I do need help on it, The Code needs to come out into a Phrase ( group of words ) CLUE 1: 2210232013400 - ...
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A Strangely Warped Riddle

Alive without death As cold as breath Clad in mail, never drinking Never thirsty, always clinking Hint:
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Clues don't lie?

What are we? I am a b-ball player in a... (9) My prefix is a French degree, My infix is in Britain, misleadingly, My suffix is above you, But my whole is behind. (6) A country that recently changed ...
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Europa and Mars

Well... how do I word this... Dear Puzzling SE: We're doomed. In two days from now, Europa and Mars will collide. They've sent a message, without themselves. They ask what word is needed. one has a ...
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What is this set?

One for each hour, 1000 demons bathe Last from a comic, first has water swathe What is this set?
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What is this beast? A riddle

A snake-sounding head A snake-looking tail I fly with just 2 flaps And I lay just eggs What am I?
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Left hand leads, Chip!

Like Baruchel, Cartwright, and Hamill heroics and games net me clout As private as I am general in battle my pike is drawn out If I should play white on a chessboard my clock's less engulfed due to ...
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I need help solving a riddle for my English class, any aid will be greatly appreciated

I need help solving a riddle for my English class, any aid will be greatly appreciated. When Blood runs black on crimson tides, a sanguine king sets out from this domain.
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