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 is the name of the fourth son

Someone’s mother has four sons: North, South, East and ... ? $$ \phantom{q312312312123213 sadlasjhdsajhdsak 213123123 asdojsdljdasj 12312312 }$$
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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 a gum drop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am I?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Triangle for a triangle

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tailoring is a lot harder with these threads

I am a needle you can't unthread, The mark of Christ upon my head (or sometimes a slash or hexagram) driven to fix is where I am. What am I?
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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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I have a brother, who's almost like me. Who am I?

I have a brother, who's almost like me, but not quite. We have distant relatives too, but they live far away. I live in equilibrium, just like you, but completely differently. Who am I? ...
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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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In the top five, I'm odd

When I am done, I'm served. When you are me, be proud. In the top five, I'm odd. I'm one of the unlucky ones, or royally envied. What am I?
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At The Square Brackets

The sky is so clear As if I am in emptiness. "Insert coin here" Says the arcade just emplaced. I will bring my eraser If my paper is swapped with a scrap. Nothing to extract from the scrap ...
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Oh you, I need in every second

You fill all earths emptiness The higher I go, you get less If you go away nobody will stay The jellyfish might still play Oh I, representative of all being Oh I, just you I will keep needing Oh ...
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How we sleep. Who are we?

Our 1st member likes to sleep near fireplace. Our 2nd member likes to sleep after a drink of water. Our 3rd member likes to sleep on a steel bed. Our 4th member likes to sleep after ...
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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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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of ...
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I shall Keep Watch for My Family

Inspired, again. This time, by @Stiv. Enjoy! You asked me what I did before I fell asleep; Perhaps you'll know if I tell you whose watch I need to keep. I'm the freest of them all, all things ...
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A phenomenal riddle

I’m a natural wonder, hitched to a star. You could say I’m like an electric car. I’m hard to see, and some think I’m rare. I’m so fast, you may wonder if I’m there. You can try to find me where the ...
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where ...
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Producing My Position

Usually, I'm seen at a mass movement, Or alongside some cutting bloke. A keen eye can be rude about me. My sister was there when God spoke. Many would say I'm a sequence, Passed between ...
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Enjoying a rest from the long commute!

You ask me where I used to work before I was retired? Perhaps you’ll know if I tell tales of workers that I’ve fired... The first who came and worked with me was fresh from Ivy League, But ...
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Outlook not so good

As a whole, things aren't looking very bright, Remove my rear, and something's just not right, Remove my front, and you'll be at death's door, so crummy, Remove my middle, and you might find me quite ...
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I am a former model

A long time ago, I used to be a model, Even though I was a bit thick boned, I'd dress in casual clothes like everyone else, I could have been a thousand different things, I was way ahead of my time, ...
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A Cyclic Riley [dupl$ $icate]

This question already has an answer here: The Cyclic Riley #1 1 answer Here we go, a classic Riley with a twist! My firsts are the firsts of the days; My middle is the middle, not lacking; My ...
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Used to Stop a Fight?

In whole, you may see me on a farm or on The Moon. Remove my rear part, you may see me in a prison or in the supermarket. Remove my middle part, you may see me on my whole or on your ...
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I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains

I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains, Alongside the gas in the clouds and the iron of the earth, At times I can be white and frosty, red and fiery, or blue and stormy, What am ...
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Precious Stone, as Clear as Diamond

A precious stone, as clear as diamond. Seek it out while the sun's near the horizon. Though you can walk on water with its power, try to keep it, and it'll vanish within the hour. What is it?
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A partially ugly group with a casual secret

I’ve assembled a group with nine members but you’ll have to guess what their names are. One letter from each name will spell the name of a 10th group member that everybody talks about but nobody ...
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Crack this rhyme

You can see me inside bars and also inside the stars. Some may call me a key, The above line is a clue to thee! My brothers are bigger than me, I again say, the above line is a clue to thee! ...
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Hangman game backward #12

Time to get back to Puzzling! Hangman game backward #12 - guess what the question was: fill in "a" - In some area it proves to be a big problem to kids / teens or even adults these day, which ...
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Do I Ressemble a Cheetos?

Can your criticisms please stop? All you say are crap Robert, stop teasing me for my height Raphaelle, i don’t care if I ressemble a Cheetos Oh my dear lord, I’m Tearing ...
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City of thieves [duplicate]

During school I studied some cryptography and creating a story about it, I was able to create this riddle! I hope you like it <3 In one country all the inhabitants are thieves. Items cannot ...