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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Eric Andre had a dream

Eric Andre had a dream. What did he dream? Hint $\downarrow$ (the answer does require knowledge, though I'd assume it's pretty common to know about it) Not part of the puzzle. TL;DR This is my ...
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Riddle: Dead or alive

Forward, I will lead the way. Backward, freedom you shall have. Keep going, I'll hold them back. Take my sword, do what you must. Dead or alive, our rights are just. Who/what am I?
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We're all Greek here

Remove my first, and I'm still Greek. Remove my last, and I'm associated with Jimmy 'The Greek' Remove my middle, and you might have one in Ancient Greek. What word am I?
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The Death Of An Angel

Lovely she was, oh the things I wanted to do to her... Going to that nice restaurant, eating everything I could and even more. Giving her that ring was hard, I desired to keep it for ...
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I'm made of obsolete parts

In whole, I describe a drink or a relationship. Remove my front, and I become an obsolete part of a device. Remove my end, and I become another obsolete part of the same device. Remove my middle,...
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All over the place

My beginning, reversed, indicates first place. My middle is a US gov place. My end is your place. Where am I?
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From Art to Offices

I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art. Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting. Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer. Remove my ...
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What kind of me?

When I small, I am nine. When I big, I am six. Everyone likes me when I have nice time playing. Sometimes everyone call me the seventh What am I?
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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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A Nameless Spectre

Come gather round, a story I have to tell It should be familiar, you ought know well Of things past, I give life anew Of things to come, I know not false from true Who am I you say, I ...
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Which family is it?

On the 20th of July '19 it's a large family of 175 members that keeps growing. Youngest is only 2 months. Only four of them are more than 10 years old. What family is it?
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If I described my name, I would do it like this

There's multiple parts to my name. In fact, I'd say there's two short and three long parts. First is two, second is three. But they're the long ones. Then things get a bit trickier, but no harder ...
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A family of movie lovers

In this family, each member has their favorite movies: Daniel: Interstellar, Top Gun, True Grit Deanna: The Fast and the Furious, Life of Pi, The Wizard of Oz Louise: Babe, Excalibur, Legion Michelle:...
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Four Directions #11 - Where and what am I?

To the North: Is a place where conflict has yet to die To the East: Is a place where the dead can be a marker To the West: Is a place where its Fort and its pass is Key To the South:...
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help - the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately, the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the ...
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Who/What am I? (The Five Ws)

I'm what stands between your family. I'm when your mind is set. I'm where your journey starts and ends. I'm why your story comes to life. Hint:
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I am not a pleasant sight

My prefix is round and mostly white My suffix is found in mines My infix is to say "right" I usually am an ugly sight What/Who am I?
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The quicker I go up, the sooner I’ll go down - Riddle

I got this riddle (and a few more) from an old video game. I had a few ideas but none fit the entire riddle perfectly... The quicker I go up. The sooner I’ll go down. I’m a weave of edges, A ...
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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 ...
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A most delayed departure

My first is in Britain, which once was called Great, My second's in Boris, who's for sealing its fate. My third is in Europe, where patience wears thin, My fourth is in taxes, but not European! ...
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The music of the heavens

A monastery has a curious practice: they call it the music of the heavens. The monks cycle through a cave with cups, to a stalactite at the center, which drips water. But this is not a steady ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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At the Point of a Spear

My first prefix is relaxing My second prefix holds up mobile cloth My first infix is about average My second infix is only a piece My third infix makes you laugh and cry and stare ...
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What is going on? Paintings too?

Part 1: 2 and a half months ago, an old mansion, people are falling sick for no apparent reason. You, a PI, have been dispatched to go and figure out what is happening. It's a snowy day in the middle ...
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A big cat roams through the middle of this Google Earth hunt

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D Note - this puzzle is mostly, if not all, about solving the riddle. I suppose the puzzle could exist ...
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To this riddle, I invite

My prefix is to ride My infix is to write My suffix is to go inside What am I? Answer it right! A brief guide: No, the answer does not rhyme with the clues supplied.
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An Ode Full'a Herrin's

Dear smart friend, How witty sire alway look! Here's ag'in an ol' ode, For you, fiend, a puzzler's game! Demeanour means imp's English name introduction. Small film halves film ...
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An Ancient Beauty

My initials are "Y" My initial parts make a ditty sound My first's first is once round My second's middle is blue My whole is blue, too I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask ...
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I am the first if you see

I'm the first if you see, 3-in-one if you know, and soon to be three if you observe. What am I?
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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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Fun time! Guess what I am!

I enjoy a symmetry and my motion is oscillatory From the tip of your hand I spiral down to the end I am graceful and sinuous but to use me is not arduous You probably used me What could I be?
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Worn out and about

Will wrote I'm worn out, and I'm not worn out, [1] Like to a thirsty bed, Worn, worn out of bed, Worn to repair a bed. [1] First word of riddle also famously wrote I'm not worn out - OP ...
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Who am I? can you recognize me by the given hints?

I am known for the "Worst generation" a part of me known for the naval battle. I am also known for White City. I am the survivor of the Most Dangerous Disease. Who am I? I will add more hints if ...
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First thing, there is always an exception - what am I?

I cast a shadow as dark as I I have been found in a pie Insects sing, in the dead of night Many together is quite the sight What am I? And what does each section of the riddle mean?
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Talk about Grandpa's weird talk: Who are these folks?

"These guys are strange" exclaimed Grandpa "Why?" I opened my mouth. Too late. "They constantly talk about only one country and only one sport-- boring sport if you ask me, and, get this, only one ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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Easy Riddle: What A Foolish Goal!

I want love for my enemy But not for myself. I send objects to my enemy, But I don't want my enemy to get them. I am matched with my enemy. But in the end I want the match myself. Why do ...
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*Playtest feedback request* Puzzle 1

I'm working on my first series of puzzles and would love some feedback for any of you that give them a shot. This first one would be found next to a box with a 4 digit padlock on it. (you can assume ...
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Drinking Martini? Here is to me!

The expected answer is a rhyme also! I'm there when it's cloudy I'm there when it's sunny And when I ask questions I am right on the money I take both sides In any ...
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Primus Inter Non Pares

Looking around inside an antique shop, I come across an old hand mirror. I pick it up and notice something written on its edges. Carved on it are the words below. Effortful list freaks esteemed at ...
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Do number sentiments work?

We are of a family of eleven When we join or depart numbers less than a cent Excepting those special ten We turn odd to even and even to odd Like a tiny miracle of god However, in general our company ...
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The Voice That Beckons

Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices What is the one-word answer to the riddle above? HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3:
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I'm thinking of a name

I'm thinking of a name... I'm seen in the middle - though I finish later Split and I could be an agreement from a Vater I'm 5/12 in a calendar Split again and I'm a different nickname with a ...
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Not to protest, but -

On roaming paths I put a break, A nation's dream, I fill its shape; A rascal's drudging work I take, And all my kind, good neighbors make. What am I?
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A shy person in a queue

I'm so shy when between people. When in a queue, I'd like to be the last. That's the only time when I'm not shy. When consuming food, I'd take one or two, or even four, depending on the context. What ...
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Scratch your mind, who am I?

Scratch your mind, You will get stuck if you forgot me :( Try to make a cute wink by combining curve with me I can destroy your whole day if you missed me, and you finally found devil OMG!! Is the ...
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The first of three

I found this word to be quite poetic and saw @PerpetualJ's comment (saying to make another riddle), so here it is: It is the plot of many works All in one word The first step is to break it ...
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My favorite color is blue what is your favorite color? [closed]

My daughter presented me with this mind boggling riddle that she said took her a week to figure out, but once she did she thought, "OMG that was so easy!" She said to me, "My favorite color is ...
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A Little Riddle

Here's a little riddle! Many languages spoken in my prefix Many stars found in my suffix Many clauses written in my whole What am I?
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Variable Prefixes and Suffixes

My short prefix will take you in. My long prefix is set against. My short suffix will take you in. My long suffix is in the country. Many clauses are written in my whole. What am I?