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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I'm not a whale or a dolphin

I'm a brave charismatic Iranian, And a cheeky Egyptian rogue, And a small mongrel amphibian, And a serene nameless lake, I'm all twelve of these things but only one at a time, Despite what you may ...
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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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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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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...
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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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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 terrify those beneath

My beginning: steamy, but 2/5ths crazy My middle, wailing, from spectres hazy My end, demonic, lives in Hell My start, to there, does transport sell My middle, within, the original man My end, ends, ...
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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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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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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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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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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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What Am I Riddle2?

I am something people love or hate. I change peoples appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people I will fool them.To others I ...
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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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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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The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways

In whole, you may use me in the measuring. With my $1^{st}$ & $2^{nd}$ part, you may use me in the coloring. With my $2^{nd}$ & $3^{rd}$ part, you may use me in the casting. ...
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See the Line Where the Sky Meets

Walking along the beach one day, I came across a glass bottle with a piece of parchment inside. I quickly opened the bottle and unfurled the scroll. On it the riddle below was written. i sail ...
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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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What's the idea?

They are not isotopes. They are not ions. What are they?
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A series of rileys

Riddle 1: I’m a colour, but, Come hell or my prefix, I don’t care mon ami, My suffix, though is literally nothing. My infix is like Higgs, but royalty, Take my fourth First Letter: ...
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You see a boat filled with people [closed]

You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don't see a single person on the boat. Why?
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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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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 ...
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Foiled Bank Robbery

A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it. Suddenly the phone rings. The robber tells ...
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The Riddle - I Own the Value Less Than Nine

I own the value less than nine; Mother makes me if child get cry; Manager checks me to find which is high; Lose me, addicts might be about to die; I could be either Apple or Android side; ...
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What Fruit Am I?

A riddle my math teacher asked back in 10th grade: I am a fruit. If you take away the first letter of my name I become a crime. Take away the first two letters of my name I become an animal. Take ...
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Goose Gone Fishing

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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine... Here is the transcription of the ...
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You may need me after too many

My first, a sight to behold before a drink My second, in the drink My third, a place for a drink My last, what may arise among lads after some drinks What am I?
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Stare long enough and you will have found the answer

Good luck starting this puzzle. You'll stop where you always do. My middle is in the ending. You can see on the outside that I skipped school, but beneath that you'll find I'm deeper. What am I? ...
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Riddle: I'm like Death and Childbirth

I'm short and I don't snore. I'm demanding and can't be ignored. When my time comes it will be inconvenience, living up to the reputation of non-lenience. Though I am not ...
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I love fishing, dancing, playing, crafting, and fighting

I'm not a sketch, but I can be drawn, I'm not origami, but I can be folded, I'm not a pill, but I can be swallowed, I'm not a haircut, but I can be short or long, I love fishing, dancing, playing, ...
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Beware! Beware!

What are, famously... Ebon, sienna High, low Within, without, ubiquitous Distant, close Absent, present Swift and slippery, not to be trusted
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What is the the name of the mother's son?

Say the name of the mother's son A mother had a son who had three children. He named the first one Myko because he was a psycho. The second one he named Jim because he had an interest in sims. ...
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The hard-to-understand chain

I have a chain. I can extend this chain indefinitely. For beginners, this chain is hard to understand. They call it magical, yet it is not in reality. I used to only declare. But with this chain, ...
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Room 213: Because of the Reindeer

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 11 Once you enter the door labeled “3”, the door immediately shuts behind you. You are immediately in a room of ...
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Mint, orange or pear

My prefix prefix comes from near the Med, my infix infix is slightly weird, my suffix suffix is brightly coloured, I am something sweet which may be sprayed.
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I'm half of a hundred

I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age. If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the ...
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Current political events

If you read aloud and listen, right after this you can sense her. Privacy is an issue, but not if you don't know. Block, stop, and hinder, take away my sights. What am I, do you know?
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Doggerel for tonight

I was walking down the street, just tonight, and there were like, some rambling words sprayed on the wall. Proper weird, I thought. So I looked closer, and this was what it said. And it's kinda ...
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I am often given, occasionally stolen, rarely sold, and never borrowed

For some I bring the gift of life, For others I bring death instead, I've been known to mend relationships, Or to tear them apart with gossip and innuendo, Some think of me as a wild rockstar, But I ...
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Where is the girl?

A girl called Claire suddenly disappeared two weeks ago. She left strange notes before she left. Her parents asked everybody to help find their girl. Last diary entries: [12.02.2019] Prep for mom ...
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There's a snake lies

There's a snake lies. In the void must be filled. Hidden from the all conflict. Ever wonder what could have been. What/who am I describing? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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This is a Noteworthy Riddle

I am verifiable but uncommon. I am always behind you. I don't know what to say. I am a lawmaker. I am a cat. I am an alien. I am that with which I began. Who am I?
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The travel to a friend

You want to visit your close friend in the city Averola. For the long travel you brought your dog with you. Unfortunately, the guards in front of the gate to the city won't let you through. One of the ...
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The answer is a girl's name (my future granddaughter) - can anyone help?

I'm a villain who will have you up the wall. I go into your veins, green, brown - well read. But you have to be great to get into me. Only other clue I have is it's not related to Game of Thrones....
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A village with not enough resources

Village Morental Population: 20 You: a visitor The village doesn't have enough resources for 20 people. The king decides to ban 10 villagers from the village. The king is not ruthless, so he gives ...