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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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What can I possibly be?

I'm open and not closed or closed but not open. If I'm not open and closed or neither closed nor open.
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While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician

I thought I might try writing a riddle. Maybe this is too simple for some of the adept riddle solvers, but oh well. Here it is: ...
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Why is it relevant to this question?

It'$ not ₺he pride before the fall. It's not 'round mouths in afternoons. You may have heard it said by three: Do it in meta 'for toil and trouble. Or if the charge is all done wrong, ...
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No spoiler alert - What am I?

Here're some of my properties: ...
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What object am I? — white, dry, not green

I am white. I am dry. Not a dusty green or a powdery black. I compete against smart. What am I?
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An enrypted clue for the police

A well known German drug dealer contacted his accomplice with an encrypted note. The police caught the accomplice during a drug deal and found a note in his backpack. Note: (For those who can't open ...
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Know the right method, get your share

You took part in a bank heist and wait for your share. Finally this message comes in: ...
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Please help me cook :(

I had the worst day today. My car broke down, I was late to work, I forgot my lunch, and to top it all off, my chef is on holidays. Due to being an emotional eater, it is during times like these when ...
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Riddle? Word Game

Mark? Take aim Action? Misnamed Usage? Explain Replace? Fair game
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Beg for square brackets!

If you like snakes, beg for square brackets. If you are a black key, beg from "in". If you are another black key, beg for curly brackets. If you are fully functional, beg square ...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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I might blow up!

Everyone has one but sometimes you can doubt it. If you lose me, you must be crazy! You can do me and you can don't, but the negative is the positive. Surprisingly, I can also blow up! ...
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My prefix you can find in every potion, my suffix is between a place and motion

My prefix you can find in every potion My suffix is between a place and motion My infix may push you to pick up a girl And fools believe my whole can store a soul English is not my native ...
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My Prefix can be quite far, my Infix may help you literally escape

My Prefix can be quite far My Infix may help you literally escape My Suffix forces you to just deal with hard situations My whole can help your eyes see the entire universe What am I?...
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I may not be very tall, but I can bring a downfall

I may not be very tall But I can bring a downfall I am not one but many We are man's enemy We treasure man's waste And we steal it in a haste At points, we have ...
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What is in those numbers?

" I am famous" declared Tom, flashing a newspaper. He showed me some scribbled numbers."Because of this, I made the papers" He said. 8 = 4 8 = 3 6 = 2 6 = 3 3 = -1 ...
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According to who?

Done in Princeton with disgust. Or, basically, to cover floors. A blot or smudge, Or anything up to C. Eighty percent luck, Or in sound by sight. In a public lavatory Or a house of ...
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Back with another one-line wonder!

When a roman emperor tilted his head, he became nothing. Why? The answer must explain who the emperor is, what the riddle is talking about, and overall shouldn't be too vague. If these short ...
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My friend made a riddle I can’t solve. Wanna help?

Me and my brother turn the fishes home to his doom, for when we work together we take his breath away, one of us is an unassuming treat, alone we do nothing but together we make a mess
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A shocking event

When I'm all over the place - give me a yelling When I need hair washing - give me a frightening When I need a clutch - give me soft singing When I need an aromatic - give me a whole county When I ...
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Square and Cube. What am I?

*) SQUARE makes 4 SQUARES. **) CUBE makes 2 SQUARES. Add, and almost a square I am. What am I?
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Member most ancient

I'm in a devilish one, I'm in heaven's son; I'm in landowners' class, I'm in rule not by lass; I'm in wealth on top, I'm in compound from crop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am ...
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What is the name of the fourth son [duplicate]

Someone’s mother has four sons: North, South, East and ... ? $$ \phantom{q312312312123213 sadlasjhdsajhdsak 213123123 asdojsdljdasj 12312312 }$$
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Critique of a Riddle

Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a ...
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Ask, and you shall receive

Request of me twenty, receive of me twenty. Request of me sixty, your behest will be fulfilled. Request of me eighty, you'll be given the same; but ask for one hundred, and you will get only sixty. ...
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A short, brutal riddle

Left alone, I'm a word with five letters. I'm honest and fair, I'll admit. Rearranged, I'm of no use to trains. Again, and I'm an overt place, warm and well lit. What am I?
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I have another riddle from my friend wanna try to solve it? [on hold]

Wrapped in starlight, ever verdant. What am I?
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I'm so meta, try yourself with this!

Long ago, where barrels ran ramped and the trees consumed the earth, was a time of life and of love and of happiness. (You put one and two together, and what do you get?) A long ...
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On Valentine's Day

A Women gets into an accident and can't remember who she is or family. The police ask her if there's anyone they could call. She thinks for a bit and says, "On Valentine's Day, we had pie and talked ...
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This Riley Riddle is a Mess

My prefix is hypocrisy, My infix is before, My suffix lasts for seven years, My whole from which you pour. What am I? Please explain each line in your answer.
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If I am dead there is no death; What am I?

If I am dead there is no death, But nor would life exist, No universe would ever be, No water, earth, or stone. No riddle ever spoke or read, My binding spell escapes, Unconquered by ...
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The Harry Potter Potions Riddle

A simple riddle from the first Harry Potter book. You are in a room with seven potions. There is a doorway ahead and a doorway behind, both engulfed in flames. Which potion will allow you to move ...
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What will happen?

I am an event, relations I set. Make most to fret, threat because they get. I sound like evil, but actually I'm not. Maybe as a concept, but it is not my ...
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If you have to ask what the answer is, you'll never know!

A pattern of lows and highs In groupings of ones, twos, and fives And when I appear The masses may cheer But those in the know roll their eyes 0 + 2 + 1 + 2 - 3 + 0 - 4 + 2 Or, ...
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Triangle for a triangle

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Unwanted visitors detected

My firsts signify education My seconds axial examination My thirds medical location My fourths denote radiation My fifths state abbreviation My whole is blood contamination My parts each two in ...
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Mostly pluses and minuses: says Grandpa

"You know, these little devils?", says Grandpa "Billions of them. Everywhere. Here, outside! Very useful" "but their names get bad rap, you know", he sighed. "They are mostly pluses and ...
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Best company EVER!

My first twice flies you My second twice puzzles you My third twice measures you My fourth twice tests you ASCII from my first, Shaped like my first, Anchored on my first, Misses 1 of my first ...
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The Puzzling Times

$$\bbox[orange]{\begin{array}{rcl}\\\hline\huge\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ The&\huge{Puzzling}&\huge{Times\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ }\\\hline\\\end{array}}$$   Vol. 4, No. 1 $\raise 2pt \tt{\large{\...
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Either You Or It

On the left, I am "you". On the right, I am "it". On the forward, I am either "you" or "it". What am I? Subtle hint: Moderate hint: Decisive hint:
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Reader Beware, You're In For a

I can keep you grounded, or I can rile you up. I can facilitate your travel, or I can discourage you from going. I have assumed many forms including that of a cyborg, a professor, and a ...
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What Just Happened?

The wife was out, the father was in, the men drank gin, the cards were played, it was hand made, the house was still, he wrote his will, then turned over, he found clover, so the phone rang, he would ...
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Three letters, one dial

You, a great scientist, is being held hostage by aliens. They want to test human intelligence and see if the human race is worth to collaborate with. According to the aliens, if you manage to escape ...
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What am I? — I'm a tree. Dead. Then floating free

I'm a tree. Dead. Then floating free. Mix, mash, and grind. Under the sun. By Lun.
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Not going anywhere fast

I’m an island domain, and where strong drink is found, Yet I’m baffled by cricket, and silent (no sound). I’m a person of faith, and devoid of all strife; I am "the Way”, and one’s stance ...
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What can go up a chimney down, but not down a chimney up?

Here's one I know from childhood. I didn't see it on here, so I thought I would add it. What can go up a chimney down, but not down a chimney up?
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The Hidden Treasures

Credit: Brandon X. My friend made this riddle and I think it’s pretty well made with lots of components, so here it is: ...
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Who are they and what do they believe in?

English is not my native language so forgive me if my poem ̶s̶u̶c̶k̶s̶ isn't very well written. It might not even be a poem at all. The riddle still counts, though: Some people come to me all the ...
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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Hands-on murderer

I'm a deadly solution Applied in revolution With even distribution On two parts in involution Causing mass execution Of things Lilliputian Used by resolution To achieve ablution What am ...