Questions tagged [riddle]

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

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My prefix is man, my suffix is sharp

My prefix is man. My suffix is sharp. My infix is man. The whole is hard. What am I?
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As a whole I am intense desire

As a whole, I am intense desire. Behead me, and I accommodate children. Behead me again, and I accommodate animals. Restore me, and I become fire. What am I? (An original riddle)
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Riddle Number Four

Time for a more challenging encryption, seeing how riddle #3 was decrypted so easily. First, I must note that this encryption was inspired during a chess match I partook in. I call it the ENIGMA ...
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My prefix is a type of car, my suffix means you can’t see far

An original riddle: My prefix is a type of car. My suffix means you can’t see far. My infix concerns the outside. Together, I remove the inside. What am I?
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One thousand year old riddle (from the Exeter Book)

This riddle is from the Exeter Book, circa 960-990 A.D.: Clothes make no sound when I tread ground Or dwell in dwellings or disturb the flow. And lofty air and gear at times Above men's towns ...
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Riddle: I can be this, and you can be this, and, yes, we can be this

I can be this, and you can be this. And, yes, we can be this. He can't be this and she can't be this. And no, they can't be this. Dogs can't be this, but cats can. And a kitten can't be this,...
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The soldier riddle

Soldiers carry their rations slung across their back; I have no need for food, yet I too have a sack. I do not stir; I remain silent and still; Watching, waiting, to hear the enemy trill. Then ...
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I am lightest on the ground but I am heaviest in the air

I am lightest on the ground but I am heaviest in the air. What am I?
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Where on Earth could I be?

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Five letters in a row

A sequence of letters, 5 long. The first 4 will burn you to a crisp. The last 4 will injure you too. But all 5 are sure to charm.
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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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A seven letter word - the meaning doesn't change if you remove letters

I am a seven letter word. If you remove one letter from me my meaning does not change. If you remove two letters from me my meaning still does not change, and if you remove three letters from me, my ...
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One to six, do you know?

One two three, I am yet to open, one two four, fix me now, Four five six, when you ready come and ?, What is this problem ?
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Game of riddles

If you know me, you're in danger. If others know me, you're in danger. Ignorance is bliss, you're safer forgetting me. As soon as you know me, good luck. If you know me, you hate me. It's better ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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To caress me from the front, you first need to lick me from behind. What am I?

This is my English translation of a famous puzzle that is apparently little known in the West.
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I can be cold, I can be hot, I can be hanging, I can be standing, and I have a head. Many enjoy taking me. What am I?

This is my English adaptation of a popular riddle.
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Freddy Krueger's Lullaby

1, 2. Freddy is drawing eyeballs. 2½, 3. One iris got bigger. 3½, 4. The other got bigger. 5, 6. Aura passes from and to irises. [NUMBERS REDACTED] Never ...
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A riddle from the second Psalm (and fourth verse)

My first riddle. I hope you all enjoy! Aeneas was my forerunner, and I influenced Doom; Many a man have I condemned, I’m both elegant and crude; I delve through burning wickedness, to the ...
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What does all this mean? He wondered

When he woke up, he found himself in a beautiful but strange place. He could hear the sound of ocean waves and feel the warm breeze. “Where am I?” he wondered. He started walking towards the nearest ...
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HELP! What's the password for my safe?

I've just been told some exciting news - I'm going on holiday! It's all booked and paid for, but I've not been abroad in so long, I've forgotten the password to get into my safe, which is where my ...
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Names of different kinds

My first 2 are a Chinese surname. My last 2 are a Chinese surname. My first 3 are a boy's name. My middle 2 are a boy's name. My last 3 are a boy's name. My anagram is a boy's name....
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My creator is our lord and savior

I have: An anagram that can substitute buddies An anagram that are formed by buddies An anagram that sometimes you do on your buddy An anagram that can be juicy (And maybe give to your buddy?)...
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Anagram fills all the blanks

Continuing with the theme " Same word fills all the blanks" here is a riddle where the anagrams of ONE WORD fill all the blanks. One concession: Apostrophe allowed. NO using Anagram Solver or any ...
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The Ballad of the Dragonborn

From old unearthed records in a failing museum, this ancient hitherto unknown epic poem was recently unearthed and translated. Written in a rare script, it contains mentions of a mythology that as yet ...
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What am I? Newest fun riddle [closed]

I am going to do it how I want and when I want. I know everything and I don't need your help. I'm here when you need me, maybe. What I am?
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Why do I celebrate later? (still 13,37 years)

A very little time ago, just a bit ago one may say, people started partying. Some even went out of their houses to do so… crazy thing, IMHO. Anyway, I don't, I'll start partying in 4886 days.¹ Why do ...
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I do not break unless [closed]

I do not break if thrown from the highest building I do not break if you stamp on me I will break if touched by water Who Am I?
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Some text I'll riddle for you

Having a go at a Riley riddle. My prefix is exploitative My suffix is judgemental My infix is problematic All I do is hang around What am I? Hint:
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Homophone Riddle 12

I overheard Riddler Rick, muttering to himself. I decided to write it down, so what was he trying to tell? ...
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A Riley riddle to end the year!

A Riley riddle from my neighbour: Ma prefex es a salfush beest, Ma suffex es oor ‘Noo’. Ma enfex es joos tha’, yous sees, Ma all, oor fustive doo. Um, I'm not sure if you caught all that, so ...
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Some salt shaker

(inspired by Michael Kandel's poem about Samson, appearing in the English translation of The Cyberiad by Stanisław Lem) Struck sister, shattered, since settled. Simply seen, spreading sunshine,...
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Whom should he question [duplicate]

One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire… Snow outside... … All of a sudden a snowball crashed through his window. Holmes looked out and saw three neighborhood brothers ...
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A riddle by any other name

On his retirement, Bill Gates left behind a four number combination safe with a dial similar to this. In that safe is a secret that had eluded him many years ago...along with a small fortune of course....
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See me from your view point - As seen by the rest

See me from left, I appear as spectacles. See me from right, I appear as a butterfly. See me from top, I will connect to just one. See me from bottom, I am just a wave.
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We name everything

Hint: We name everything. And then I mean everything. E V E R Y T H I N G. Hard to sum it all up. Well, have a go at it: 13/59-21/18 11/36/15/19(2)/14 12/1/19/37 17/17(2)/53/36(2)/31/43 32/...
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A riddle set in White Plume Mountain

I'm going to run the D&D adventure White Plume Mountain, and I want to replace one of the puzzles with a good riddle. Here's what I've got so far:
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Repeat 16x full and many fragments. By your obese guy (or thin?)

Always correct approximately this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Inspect (split to third) this thing this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Note: The ...
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Don't touch my curve

What the heck is this? A zero, or not? Him after me, no more problem. Take the fourth and the fifth. You want some uniform? Take my test. But don't touch my curve. It's in one piece, ...
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My whole requires exploration

My prefix gives out relaxation My infix takes in much donation My postfix is 1st in the nation My whole requires exploration What am I?
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By myself I have many meanings

Left alone, I am very agreeable Three of us is bad news With two of my next door neighbors I become a hero I also can take off with same two neighbors Some other neighbors really ...
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I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? [closed]

I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? It's from a Swarovski crystal game I'm playing
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I climb Every Day

I awake, refreshed anew. Looking forward to a new and glorious day, I unfurl and quiver in the cold. My morning shower wakes me and regales with many succulent droplets; I can feel them invigorate ...
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Have I ever seen my name?

I'm inside karma coming home My name is a palindrome However, have I Ever seen my Name in a holy tome?
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A hidden word riddle [duplicate]

Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed Perused with intent, you may regret Observed on this site, you may verify Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen Hint:
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Where did she hide the gift?

It's Christmas soon and you're excited. This year your friend was creative and created a riddle for you. Find your gift. What does the drawing say? (source: myself)
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What word am I? (Riley riddle)

My ending is beginning. My beginning is the end of middle. My middle holds it all together. Now read again this riddle!
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The five letter word

I will absorb everything, in some of your jewelries. People call me the highest, only to some proper me. Modulo by the highest me, there are so few trees. Modulo by me being 2357, there ...
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All endings are beginnings

I never let you down, And I make you laugh like a clown. I point out your mistakes, But our true bond never breaks. Together we ascend, I'm an end, an end !!! Who am I?
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Anagram for Umbrella, misspelled

I see you as a circle. You see me as a point. And when you need direction I never disappoint. You see me when you're sleeping, And oft when you awake (Even in the daytime I sit and burn and bake). ...