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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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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 not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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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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