Questions tagged [riddle]

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

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It seems I am king in your human life

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An Unfortunate State

(A simple question to test out posting a puzzle. Let me know if I am following the rules/if this is valid. New here!) At first I cheat you and then I offend you. At the end I am unseen, and if you ...
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Let's hear it once again

If points were meals on Stack Exchange, You'd do this, though it be strange. It's in French when you're all viewing, Too much boredom will be its undoing. To check what you see, if you find me: Pisan ...
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why is this the answer to this riddle?

Entombed alive yet I survived To glimpse once again at the sun But legs to ground are shackled down Curtailing all efforts to run In body lies a dozen knives My crown's sure to split and to smell A ...
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A really tough riley-riddle

Here comes (I think) a really tough one: My prefix is interior, My suffix is a neu found land. My infix is in a problem, I really am early Can you solve this with $0$ hints?
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #4

Yet another Tokyo Metro puzzle based on the map! Puzzles 1, 2, and 3 are avaliable. Riddle: ...
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The circus's Riley-Riddle

I am getting addicted to Riley's riddles: My prefix is one, My infix is cold. My suffix is vehicle, I really am single Hint:
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My prefix is a virus, my infix is a syllable note

Another Riley riddle: My prefix is a virus, My infix is a table. My suffix is a syllable note, I together am an instrument Hint:
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Another Riley Riddle

My prefix is a scam. My infix is a vessel. My suffix is a number. What word am I? Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Riddle of Kings at War

In a duel between naked kings he who has a castle and steed shall prevail; wrap the battlefield in and around itself, however, and you'll find this is no longer the tale; but before so doing, add a ...
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My prefix is a moment, my infix comes before nouns,

I just made this Riley riddle: My prefix is a moment, My infix comes before nouns, My suffix is an Indian currency, I keep you safe and sure Hint 1: Hint 2(A very concise hint): I appreciate ...
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I have a crown but I am not royalty. I come from flowers and not from seeds. I am rough on the outside but I am not sandpaper. What am i? [closed]

I have a crown but I am not royalty. I come from flowers and not from seeds. I am rough on the outside but I am not sandpaper. What am I?
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Are you just repeating?

My suffix is united. My prefix is full. My infix is united. I am pretty full. Hint:
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I'll give you the instructions, you give me the answer

- perform handshake - install es on both ends - pause process in exce - swap chang.exe - combine previous and modify - terminate communication Hint 1
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Riley Riddle What Am I? #2

My prefix is where you reside My suffix is why you hide. My infix suggests greed, I also make you read. Hint: Note: This is not a duplicate of Riley Riddle What Am I?
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What shape was the greenhouse?

There was a small greenhouse. Inside it was a white house. The white house as flooded. What was the shape of the greenhouse, and why? Options: Circular Square Triangular Hexagonal Star
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No time for an emperor

I'm one word, made from two parts. Before this clause, some people I asked. One thought it was time to take chances! Another left to go where the dance is. Because they were lateral and did not ...
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Paint Selection Help Needed

My start is a girl, and so is my end. My middle might get bleeped, though it I could apprehend. What am I?
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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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A treasure hunt at your local fair!

(Note that due to the nature of this puzzle, it's inaccessible to folks who are using screen readers. Sorry about that!) You're at a local fair with your friend Kayleigh in the good old US of A, and ...
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I speak without a mouth and hear without ears [duplicate]

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? This riddle relies on tricking you into thinking about ears and a mouth. You get a tiny hint about ...
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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 family out of place?

On this neighbor hood, there lives five families. Four of the families have three story houses. One family, only has a 2 story house, and it is built at the end of the neighborhood. What is this ...
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Complete this well-known phrase or saying - about van Gogh?

Complete this well-known phrase or saying -----, --- ----- -------- (5), (3, 5, 8) Clues (i) One of these was left when van Gogh removed the left. (ii) He didn't have this, I hear, to use as a ...
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Unfitting names

I have been called an odd immortal lover, or even worse Dill doormat mover, But I answer none of those. You may know two of my other names, One I have rejected and one I have become
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Send a secret mail [duplicate]

You want to send a secret message to your friend Alex in the mail. But Sam, who you don't trust, has access to all your mail. So you put your message in a box with a lock. But you can't send a key, ...
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Can you riddle me this?

Quivering am I, no words destroy me, I am what can defend you with no end. Can you tell me what I am?
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Riley Riddle What Am I?

My prefix is where I reside. My suffix is why I hide. My infix suggests greed. I'm also known for speed. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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For Children, For Teens, For Adults

For children, I am a game. For teens, I am reference. For adults, I am a price. What am I?
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The three brothers

Here is a tough riddle: The three brothers live in a house They look truly different But if you want to see the difference, Is each one like the other two The first one is not here, he is just ...
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God, I'm so bad with names

You know that guy who's got a wide, oval nose and huge buckteeth? The guy who's always wearing sunglasses, you know the one. What's his name again?
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Rhyming Riley Riddle Ra

My prefix wants something gone, My suffix that is now turned on! My infix is a well known zone, I am something that is unknown! Hint:
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This Riley Riddle is No Big Deal

My prefix is a hearty meal, My suffix tells you what is real. My infix points to the ceil, I've a brain that needs to heal.
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As something begins, after

here's a riddle. Clue 1: Some watches Clue 2: Something about an horseshoe Clue 3: Five are enough Clue 4: A contrast for the first Who am I?
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Everyday you make me cry

Everyday you make me cry, You hit me to shut me up. Thankfully I'm not alive, But alas I've had enough. Finally, I've left you, But... you're not sad. because my replacement... Best friend you've had.
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Riddle Who am I? [duplicate]

This is a small and simple riddle I belong to you but other people use me more. Who am I?
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Keep calm and riddle me this

None of these idiots can match my sharp wits, I devour these dullards and turn them into pricks. What is it that I am?
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You used to wear me, you might still do

You used to wear me, you might still do. If I never existed, there won't be you. Who am I?
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Why do they get to be happy?

Everyone like me is happy. But I never am. Well, except in England. (First post here, hope it's not too obscure!)
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A silent, risky riddle

I have the perfect figure. I show off in the internet. When people say I'm anorexic, it leaves me with... Who, or WHAT am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5:
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I attract nails, but I'm not magnetic

Countless things are the cause of me. I attract nails, but I'm not magnetic. What can I be?
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Get up and Riley!

My prefix is strangely vast My infix is just you and me My suffix's where this is asked My whole makes you so grumpy What am I?
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A Mystical Riley Riddle

Here is another Riley Riddle: The prefix is us together The infix you see twice The suffix indefinitely used before a vowel What am I?
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Lose me once vs lose me twice

Lose me once and get rich. Lose me again and get poor. What am I?
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A Dripping Riley Riddle

Considering how quickly my last Riley Riddle was solved I thought I'd try again. my prefix causes you trouble my suffix people have double my infix you find swimming this can stop you from ...
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If you crack me once, I won't break

If you crack me once, I won't break. You can continue once, twice... nine times! Then it's time for a break. What am I?
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Yet Again and Again, Another Riley Riddle

My prefix is angry. My suffix is too. My infix is a name. Without me, life is lame.
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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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I was discovered long ago, but not in the form this riddle wants

I’m taught in high schools around the world. Something that’s described by me is often mispronounced as something bad. Another has something to do with the sun. Said aloud I can sound a little like an ...