Questions tagged [riddle]

A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified.

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Hungry, hungry _____

Be kind, this is my first time trying to make my own... When my owner is closed, I am open My owner never cleans me out Few can afford to keep me fed Because people always take my food What am I?
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My identity in high school

My first semester—no, my entire freshman year—in high school, I was all alone. As I started my sophomore year, I finally made a friend. Two, actually. They weren't in the same class as me, but for the ...
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A Cata-Strophic Answer

Got this one off a Batman Forever cassette tape, but the choice to repeat it is all mine: I shoulder the blame. Why can't you know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house?
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A maze, a statue, and a riddle

3 hints at very bottom John and Jeffrey had been friends for a long time. After meeting at Fort Bragg and serving in the military in the 60's, they had always remained close, even living in the same ...
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The Sound After

Oh, my beautiful lady first There goes away the thirst If today were not this blue There would be a direct clue Oh, please look at this mirror Then you'll see me no error If people called us twins ...
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When you see me you smile

I came up with this one myself: When you see me you smile, I only stay a while, think outside the box my friend, until you bring me to my end. Where did my buddy go? Their name had the sound of ...
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On visiting a certain place, I wrote a line of poetry. Where was I?

Longest in its kind across the globe Where five of seven meet the shore Here the rights are set in stone To cruise along the world's floor Where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why

My name is Beret K. (I think?) I am normally the one with all the answers, except for right now. I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why. Can you help me make sense of what all ...
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I found a puzzle that no-one can solve

I found a puzzle that no-one can solve. I created a law but I was not a lawyer. I lived in a hostile world but found refuge in a hut. Who was I, and can you explain my story? Clue 1 Clue 2
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A Puzzle That Asks Why There's A Dryer in my Search Engine

The bag is not transmogrified. A hookah with some fizz inside. The snake, the bite. The words of pride.
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When you take away two

I am an odd number. When you take away two, I become even. What am I? Edit: @hexomino got my original answer but I have come up with another valid answer. Edit 2: @QuantumTwinkie got my other ...
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So, you are a horse rider and riding on Friday. The next day, it is Wednesday. How is this possible? [duplicate]

So, you are a horse rider and riding on Friday. The next day, it is Wednesday. How is this possible?
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MEET @ 9:00 PM TONIGHT

Sarah was a cryptologist for the CIA. One night, as she was getting ready to leave for the day, her supervisor rushed in and handed her and her team a single sheet of paper. "We've got less than ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Running through its corridors

It shifts and move before their sights It rumbles with shifting every night Within its walls many are long trapped Running through its corridors in hope Eight ways and for one man each To find a way ...
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Pop Culture: My name with just one letter replaced

Happy Independence Day to you American users, here is a puzzle to provide some entertainment on this fine Saturday. Once each clue is solved, there will be a final answer that they all share in common!...
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Genius imagination puzzle level

There is something daily that works, truly, with the follow logic: 2+2=4, 6+5=11 and 6+7=1. Can you guess what is it? Note: In my university only one people who are really smart and have great ...
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The Abnormality of me

I just got born. There's nothing I can do. Maybe "nothing" is such an appropriate word for an age 0. A year passed. There's still nothing I can do. I haven't changed. Maybe I am to retain my ...
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The desperate wanderer

After the bride was won, Thought it was time to return home. Sadly the fate was not so kind, I should not have made him blind. Now i wander losing my faith, Keeping in my mind the hope with. Who am i?
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My prefix is round

My prefix is round, My suffix eats birds, I come in many different colours, What am I? This is my third non-math puzzle, so feel free to point out if there are any flaws!
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When I am present, most people are quite nervous

You could say I am royalty, and when I am present, most people are quite nervous. I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts, much better displayed than my ...
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Does a Backflip

It swims. Does a backflip. Still swims. What is it?
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I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but come alive with the wind. What am I? [closed]

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but come alive with the wind. What am I?
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Lingual Trinity

Mr. E. L., Mr. E. E., and Mr. R. K. met together. Mr. E. L. shows a word, 6 letters, all capital. In Mr. E. E.'s vision, the word means "wine." In Mr. R. K.'s vision, the word means "...
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An Eastern Jackpot

Normally I'm for 9 Exceptionally I'm for 13 To east, I am from heaven To other directions, I am from earth The brightest primary color You either care about 1 and 9 Or entirely forget about numbers ...
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This is a hard riddle

I'm good for your house I'm bad for your phone In the right form I can be worth a lot In the wrong hands I can damage a lot Some people say they make me when scared Other people tend to hit me ...
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Mutual Riley Riddle

I say: My prefix is my abbreviation. My infix is. My suffix is seeing something. Together, I need someone like you. You say: My prefix is a place. My infix is eating something. My suffix is ...
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A rhyming tyobrien riddle

With two, I am something you have from birth. With three, I am a time to celebrate their worth. With four, I am a popular dressing or spread. With all five, some people may call me a head. Inspired ...
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Unused By Only Three

First, beg for the most positive among the stables. Now you can do the second, beg for the independent. Now you can do the third, beg for the overlappable. Now you can do the fourth, beg for the ...
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Food containing its reverse

When forwards, I am a type of food. When backwards, I am something contained within the food. What am I?
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I do not drip ruby life juice

I am pretty prehistoric, but not extinct, it would be hard to miss me if I blinked. I do not drip ruby life juice, and my tail is even pointer than that of a mongoose. You might think I am the lucky ...
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The end of my end is my beginning

My ends are twice, our ends are three, in the deep jungles below, green and blue vines listening above, And this is it, berry April, Berry Ten, Yes. Find the truth ...
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A classical sequence

What should fill the blank to complete the sequence? G G G _ F F F D From Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day (Brain Games Series Collection #3)
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“Not a Red Herring”

Sorry if this is too easy, it is my first post on Puzzling.SE I am an iconic brand For a famous company Who prefixes their products with I.
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Takeaway bonanza

Take away 1, I am even Take away 2, I am 22. Take away 3, I am the seasons. Who am I? Who may I be? Good Luck! First sentence hint: Second sentence hint: Third Sentence hint: It should be ...
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My first is like an octopus

My first is like an octopus, her moves are one to envy. My second is a language whose, land spans far and plenty. My third is not a minor now, divided by a penny. And as a bonus - find my secret, ...
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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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A Riddle: The 8th Empire

You start with something you are, a dog, a plant or driving a car. Then close one eye after the versus, the odd one in aeon must be minused. The answer should be a number in system of eight, You'll ...
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See me once, See me twice #15

See me once, greetings to my brother in town See me twice, my effect is weighing you down I'm prepared to give a hint in a day, if needed. Usually my riddles are solved very quickly though :) Good ...
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One to cure a disease

I can see a disease that no one else can perceive, I have the cure and showed it so others would believe. Through my mask I've seen it spread for centuries, with just one touch I can solve everyone's ...
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Same word fills all the blanks: Part 3

This puzzle is linked to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions fill all the blanks in the folllowing sentence. The rules and other details are explained in the link as ...
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Solve me and be like me

When i'm dead it is the end But those who reach the end, they will become me Some people know me for my hairstyle Some know me for my friend lucille You might know me because of my mighty roar Or ...
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I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries

Riddle me this: I have more than one face, but I have no eyes. I roll out of hand during multiple tries. I very much often do not roll alone; I have a partner, who like myself, enjoys being thrown. ...
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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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See me once, see me twice #14

See me once, an archive to some and container to others See me twice, clumsily fight for my amphibious brothers I'm trying to keep things hard enough for this community, but I'll be ready to ...
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Daily Life of Mr.X

18 to 21: Search around internet like a blitz. 21 to 24: Exercise, both physically and mentally. 0 to 3: Direct and amplify a searchlight. 3 to 6: Forecast about cyclones twice. 6 to 9: Watch the ...
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What does a rich man put in his pocket, that a poor man does not?

What is it that if a rich man had it he would usually put in his pocket, but if a poor man had it he would usually discard. It is not something that only a rich man may have; a poor man may have it ...
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They settle in many places: Says Grandpa

“These little devils, you know, they all look the same- kinda like one of those English alphabet”, said Grandpa. “And they always stick together-in groups; sometimes a hundred in a group.” He ...

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