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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Black and White and ___ all over

So here is another really bad/old riddle I know that I couldn't find posted yet, so I decided I'll take the hit for adding it. I am curious as to how many people might have never heard it before. ...
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A quick, one-liner riddle

I would like feedback on this riddle I made up. I would classify it with a moderately difficult rating, but I could be wrong. Of tiny little planks from end to end when told are sharp and flat. ...
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A Fun(ny) Treasure Hunt

I'll send you on a treasure hunt, Hopefully you don't mind. The clues may not be right up front, Maybe they are behind. The clues you need are down below, And hidden in plain sight. I do not wish ...
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My Family, My Siblings, and I

Thanks @starsplusplus helping me with the idea. (From his riddle). I thought of this (far fetched) answer/concept based off of his, and decided to see if anyone else could figure it out. I have a ...
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My three children define me

My three children define me. Without them I am nothing. My most active child is constantly busy. My second child stays the same but is always growing. I just don't know about my third child. Who am I?...
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Who are my friends and I?

All alone, I'm afraid I can be a little bit depressing One of my friends quickly comes along to lift the mood They tend to bring their sister along, though, and we soon start squabbling Their ...
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What am I referring to? [closed]

Two of either is one, one of each is the other. To what do I refer? Note: There are two different solutions.
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What is my true color?

When I am white, I do good. When I am black, I do evil. When I am grey, I do both. When I am red, I rule. What am I?
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Sometimes I end up as stars?

Sometimes I end up as stars? Like or dislike by peoples, Yes, of course I'm reason of hurt and quarrel, Sites want to prevent me. I am Bitter sometimes funny. Singers use me ...
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English-based riddle for a word

I wrote a riddle for a word about a year ago. I don't know how hard it is, but it becomes pretty obvious after you know the answer. Here it is: ...
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Friendly and welcoming, who are we?

Another riddle on the theme of literature. Our first has his hands on the money; Our second has his hands in fire; Our third was an outcast for years. Our fourth and fifth were ...
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I am all in one, guess what?

I am all in one, I am part of Mozilla, Part of the Olympic Games, Although I am unwilling to work and would like to eat a hotdog, Speed is the second part of all in one. (1) Color which is ...
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What am I? Possibly a star, a monthly child

Possibly a star, A monthly child. Sometimes weighty, Sometimes liberated. Hint: Further hint:
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Simple but somewhat tricky riddle [duplicate]

What's something a rich man needs, and a poor man doesn't need, What's greater than God, and eviler than the devil?
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In marble halls

I noticed that puzzling stack exchange didn't have my favorite riddle. It isn't too uncommon so someone else might have heard it (and a quick google search can easily find the answer) but someone out ...
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A recipe for lemon tea stew

Here's an old recipe I found in my tower for lemon tea stew. Ingredients 6 cups of tea 4 eggs 2 eyeballs1 2 leeks 4 lemons 1 banana 2 chicken wings several dates about half an onion 1 Or fake jelly ...
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Riddle: Weighing Islanders [duplicate]

A brain teaser posed by the character Captain Ray Holt of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' played by Andre Braugher during episode 18 of season 2: "There are twelve(12) men on an island, eleven(11) weigh ...
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I'm confused and I need help [closed]

I don't understand any of this. I'm trying to win a contest. I can be found in clothing, canned goods, stores, libraries, storage bins, and schools. What am I?
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Riddle inspired by House of Lies intro

(Inspired by House of Lies intro) What am I? You already know what I am! I'm not a executive consultant, and I'm not Marty Kaan. All I have to do is make you think you don't know. I'll ...
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A Composition For My Birthday

It's my birthday today, 5/13! Below are some of my role models. Can you tell me when their birthdays are? $0,9,8,9,8,5,0,9$ $0,-7,0,8,0,8,12,-7,0,8,0,8,12$ $0,7,7,7,-8,-5,7,4,7,12,7,7,7$ $0,5,9,5,...
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Which noun is it?

Which noun am I describing? Bad feelings enforce it It's too common on the internet Your parents won't teach it to you
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The hangman game backward #3

Hangman game backward version 3 - guess what was the question: fill in "d" - Your white shirt soaked with my blood but you wouldn't care. fill in "n" - It will be nice to have it on table or bedside. ...
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I am the odd one

I am usually spread over five. On rare occasions, like in 201, I occupy exactly 4. But I am the only one that can never be in six. Who am I?
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Mary had a riddle lamb #2

"Mary had a riddle lamb, brain-tease was hard as stone!" Scratch that thing, It's the name of this being! Not only a furry creature, But the sweetest of nature! Damn horrible intruder, Get out of ...
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Two-beat riddle - when am I?

My first was a grandfather, My second said when to run, My third was then a scarecrow, My fourth was there for longest, My fifth was a father-in-law, My sixth was like my fourth, My seventh changed a ...
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure …but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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Our life and death are one, we two

Hair the color of rose's imperfection Eyes like the one who is part of me, Though we are two. And the other of us is the color Of his fallen relatives in the Safest place on the earth(besides ...
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I shrunk the kids

In the United States, You can find me in a camp and in a city, You can find me in a creek and in a grove, You can find me on a hill and on a land. You call my nicknames all the time, You ...
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What am I? You've definitely heard of me

I was used in 1812, I am in the title of the fourth. Flash! Fuji is my competitor And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books. I'm a rapper and you can shoot me. ...
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Riddle Poem: It can be a celebrity and nothing at once

I just wrote this poem. I hope you guys like it. This thing can be so tiny, That's when it has the most variety. Standing up straight it is surrounded, Otherwise it can make things ...
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Riddle Poem: These four require a detour

Most in our family Are born whole and quickly. But not us four Who require a detour. We don't want to interrupt Until the rest is developed. So until then we wait To be put into ...
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Brothers, cousins, and foes - what am I?

I am one of many siblings in a great family. We are the most perfect of our race, Because each of us has a clear worst enemy. My foe - I know him well - is much like me, But we continually fight ...
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Guess the poem!

The world suspends like puppets on a string When I look away, the strings are cut It's like they're playing a game, because every time I try to see them, whenever I turn back around, the world ...
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Down the Rabbit Hole

There's a secret hidden in the text below. What mind-blowing truth does it reveal? Not imaginative? Then Zeke's Clues may assist! Unsure, lad? With our patented Obscurity Clues, begin verifiably ...
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Two groups of people- will they meet, ever?

A man of war A ball of carbon without pastor nor full hurricane A spider One whose strength is in the same area as Veralidaine Sarrasri A toy maker of sorts, A Jason-type And one whose pallor is ...
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Guess who I am: Born with a “spark”

Energy can only be manipulated and moved, but never created or destroyed. The two halves, they complement each other, And yet are complete opposites. I wish I was a channeler, Born with a "spark"...
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Transcribing Intellectual Thought

A device to strike a tone, you should think me not, For I am a way to transcribe intellectual thought, And though all that I contain has many a name, Their ultimate function remains the same. Who ...
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Fill in the blanks

Every morning starts out the same. I wake up and grab a cup of ____. I then go and feed my pet ______ a mouse or two. If it's a weekend, I will watch a movie or read a book about my favorite ...
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What is this family using?

I am 10, and I mostly use 2, but sometimes 8. My older brother is 12, and he uses either 2 or 4, depending on his mood. My younger brother is 3, and he uses 3. My sister is 19, and she usually uses ...
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What am I, in this metaphorical family?

I have no brothers or sisters, but I have many dolls. I'm always watching my mother, and my cousins all think I'm fat.
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What am I? I am here

I am here, yet most people don't care, I kill people, if you are not careful. I can be created, but it's rather useless. If you can see me, It's because of Him. What am I? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Man, proofs, dish, city - who am I?

A man of war; Proofs at the bottom; A savoury dish; A capital city. Who am I? Please explain how your answer fits each line of the riddle.
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Do you know who I am?

I am an instrument of fear and propaganda, I am bringer of ill news. But if you see me, you may laugh, I can distract you on a bad day. The world is glued to me, Loving but one part of me. You ...
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Do you know who I am? 2(requires some specific movie and book knowledge)

Am I a man? Am I a puppet? I am neither, for I have shuffled off this mortal coil, And indeed have no strings to hold me down. My family is many, yet I worry not for them. Some are strongly with ...
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Am I a sailor or a bunny?

When I am blue, you can drink me When I am red, I'll disappear I have serenity and cleverness But I become a wolf if you double me I have only 12 friends But I haven't seen them in ...
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What am I, really? [closed]

What am I… Really? What is emotion… besides signals to the brain? Your heart can't really think, So is your "heart" really your mind? I think it is. Some people mistake me as a pessimist. But ...
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I think, I think, I think

I think, I think, I think that, Someone needs to tell me why we're here and what to do while I'm here. When we finally shuffle off of this mortal coil, I would like to know what will happen. ...
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I am a treasure with gold inside

I am a treasure with gold inside, protected by snow. My walls protect me from being caught. Taking all might not be so good for your health. I'd rather recommend the snow. What might I be?
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Diabolic Substance

What is it : Colloquially, it is a Diabolic way to win at athletic events. Take a single one, and it might be shaped like a star.
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Please don't discard me

I hope you like the simple riddles. Tips would be welcome if they're too obvious :) ...