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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Crypto-Riddle: dce,/hcv uc

Here is a simple cryptogram riddle which can be deciphered without any software/assistance: N.m msc uc b. aysxcvo Alxans /msh,yg un tmbb.yso >./si ,bs ,yrcvbcd! Answer how you decoded it,...
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A Questionable Act to Society; Identify these People

Three people were getting married to each other,    Though polygamous they were not. All men they were in the marriage,    Though homosexuality was not in their minds. They three ...
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I murmur without words

I murmur without words. I sing without a voice. Always marching forward, I never have a choice. Sometimes I am followed, But often I am broken. Sometimes I am listened to, But words I've ...
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I gather light, but cannot see

This is my first submission here, and I'm somewhat new to this riddle-making thing, so hopefully this proves to be at least somewhat challenging. I gather light, but cannot see. I have no lungs, ...
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Slaves to the mother

Our houses empty, were on a raid Nomadic creatures who never stayed Predators on a smaller scale Tiny in mass but in no way frail Our brothers colonise in their zounds Along the ground, under ...
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What is this strange phenomenon?

Young, in sinc, think two lines narrow, I'm why a bee won't cast a shadow. What am I? Hint:
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The hangman game backward #2

Hangman game backward version 2 - guess what was the question, with only 1 letter missing: fill in a "b" - I might lose control anytime, so keep me on my toes. fill in an "m" - my brothers are all ...
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Born of Sunbeams and Fire

Journey far west in the US of A Err to the south a bit, too True, you can't stay here (it's too rich for most) For sure, only the wealthiest do Usually, I solo; few sing the same Everyone says, ...
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Guess Who Am I? [closed]

If you look you cannot see me. And if you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal. Guess What am I?
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Identify the word

I am a word. When by none, I am erroneous. When by one, extraneous. When surrounded by any, I am the one. Yet when I am to any by many, said any approaches none. What am I?
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Ugh, an other crypto puzzle?

There is no cheating this time, no brute forcing my cipher, for once try to play fair. I really like crypto puzzles, the hard part is using classical ciphers. If you were to use the modern ciphers ...
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Powerful and Fragile - a riddle

When you use me, you only ever see what I have become instead of what I really am. I can be used to do powerful things, but I can be very fragile at my core. Through time, I have changed ...
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The Madman's Folly - Figure out what poor decision drove this person to insanity

It claws at me. Ha! There is work to be done, but the pale lands have thorns growing from its roots. Work to be done, but my eyes cannot look away. Is a fish a trout? Can it swim to Prometheus? For, ...
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A benevolent but cumbersome batch of four sequence puzzles

Here are four more sequence puzzles. The challenge is to guess the pattern and hence fill in the missing terms. Each "???" denotes exactly one missing term. 6, ???, 5, 8, 4, ???, 7, 3, 4, ???, 4 (now ...
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Riddle Poem: I'm always on a plane, won't fit on a boat or train

Who or what is this poem referring to? I'm always on a plane Won't fit on a boat or train Unlike most of my brethren I travel with no companions Simultaneously cold and hot I can be a dark or light ...
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I'm always here for you - What am I?

It is a love/hate relationship we share, Sometimes great, sometimes you just stare. Everyday, sometimes for hours you use me, I try my best, so please don't abuse me. I make life so easy, I make life ...
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difficile est saturam non legere

Well, my last question wasn't received that well, nevertheless I will make a better one, besides you will need all the answers you can get. vcejssnr Now I can't leave you with a stupid cryptogram ...
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I am not Alien Then who am i?

Treat me baby who Abode of the good But don't think my origin is asteroid but believe me, i am not that alien I have traveled Millennium distances but that may not whistler in your ...
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A burning sensation

What's the burning sensation in the following Limerick? ...
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A Banquet for Eight

First riddle, be nice? Hopefully it isn't too easy. First is new and bullied by Second Third claims being first to all servings The humpback is Fourth and blames his twin for everything Fifth is ...
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What's on Joe's desk at 10:38 am?

Joe's morning at the advertising agency: 10:30 am: Joe looks on his empty desktop and realizes he has no cigarettes. He asks his coworkers to get him some cigarettes from the interns. 10:31 ...
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Come Sail Away - Who am I?

Crazy or not, you know who I am, I can use a knife, not just for jam. Death is nothing new to me. You know the glasses that help me see. Rogue or not, I've saved the world. I salute when the flag is ...
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What movie am I?

The grid below contains the first part of a movie quote. What is the full 46-word quote, and what is the movie? Hint #1: Hint #2 Hint #3: Hint #4: Hint #5:
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Riddle: A simple world for me

Some think I live in strange neighborhood. Everyone who lives here has some job they have to maintain. Many people tend to forget about mine though. Some people might think my job is to ...
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World-wide web or perhaps a bit more narrow-minded?

Beware: solving this riddle requires being technically fluent in both digital platforms described below (using them both is essential). Even though Bootstrap doesn't propagate itself as being narrow-...
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Gold and Silver Cubes

An aged King, after losing his only son in battle, determines to divide his kingdom amongst his wisest advisors. He presents two solid cubes, one made of gold, the other made of silver, and a wooden ...
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Changing perspective

Where am I? If I'm stuck in the middle, but can look around as much as I'd like; I can see 120, 24 times. These 24 are actually arranged into groups of 3 across 8 complete imaginary ●'s of view. ...
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I Am Inside You, But Never Others, And I'm A Spy For Both Groups. What Am I?

I am inside you, but never others, Everybody always uses me every second, more than once, When you want to ask a question, I am something good to bring up, If you change me even a little, I become ...
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I am a ? I fly high

I fly high with various colors on me. But most of the time I sit in a corner and not fly. I hate rain. And I usually don't come out during a rainy day. A sling of my hair is always long enough to ...
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Kill me please else I will be responsible for the murder of my children

I wait for you, by taking deep breaths to start our journey. If you are travelling fast I don't breath(I am with no lungs for sure). You leave many children behind me during the journey and I will ...
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The queen of riddles

Every good story is build up of acts, one of which is a tragedy, they all convey a mystery, how many there are is history, by the time you know your destiny. $ $ Destined for greatness ...
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Thou came here for a rest

Thou came here for a rest. With my body, I made a shelter Thou feel so cool, when I flutter Thou touch me with his finger didn't know whether it hurts me And I get some sketches but feel ...
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Sssssssslither - What am I?

Sssssssslither You can read me like a book I'm so tiny and compact 6 long years I took I can remember a lot A very basic procedure White is very important to me Beautiful for sure ...
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My locomotions are unusual. What am I?

I swim on the soil. I walk on the water. I fly under the ground. I sit on the air. What am I?
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So Popular, What am I?

Pursued by many, hated by few, It's amazing how much I can do. Creation, enlargement, or despise, Tell me now where you keep your eyes. Life or death, on different fronts, I am the goal of many hunts. ...
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To forever come around

One for hunt and silver hue. One for war and battles due. One for trade and souls askew. One for sky and thunder too. One for love and beauty true. One for peace and fortune through. One for light and ...
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Sounds like a story, romantic - What am I?

Your heart pumps, asking why, "I am here to make you cry. It's hard to say goodbye but leave me so you could fly." your mind said love, but your body said hate happiness is together and you gain ...
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Who am I?…Younger and older does not meet

Younger and older does not meet. But big and small does meet. Tall and short does not meet. Breadth does but length never meets... Who am I?
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What country am I in?

Divide the length of my name by one letter, then multiply by 11 to get four times my meaning. What country am I in?
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Five puzzles in one!

This is an experiment of nested puzzles. The answer of each puzzle is necessary to solve the next one. Sometimes you have to manipulate it, sometimes you have to open your eyes (and mind). Run, to ...
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If held here I'm dangerous

In more ways than one, My end brings a start, But can also bring the end itself. I end all fun, But I only ever began with grief.
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Quite a distance from the start to the end of this short riddle. Who am I?

Eight furlongs fall between my twin ends. Remembering fond days or greeting good friends, All those who see me suspect that they please. To summon me, several folks need to say cheese. I've ...
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Sherlock Holmes and the road to perdition

"Ah, Sherlock, we were waiting for you. Something horrible has happened and we need your help." Sherlock Holmes had barely entered the Security Council room. Only a few hours ago, he was summoned ...
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Can your vision see?

I come from the dark, but I was born in the bright I open your eyes into my origins The cloths I give to everything and everyone, are simple to me When I pass through you, you can't see me, because ...
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Four eyes have I, and a mouth of one

Four eyes have I And a mouth of one I do not speak For I have no tongue I have the curves To match my eyes I'm wide and skinny To no one's surprise I may be a female Given my start St. Louis holds The ...
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What did I see in Key West and the Pacific Northwest?

I saw one in Key West, and then I saw one in the Pacific Northwest. It has seven letters in its name, and uses each of the 5 standard vowels exactly once. What did I see?
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Backed by a Benjamin, What am I?

Backed by a Benjamin, Used as an insult: I just can't win. You might be surprised to find rocks in me, Just as shocked as when you find me in a tree. I can get high when I get wild, But making ...
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Motivational but Not - What am I?

Maybe one word, or maybe two, Read these lines, find the clues. Determination must first start, Sometimes it leads to starting art. No matter where it goes, one must first try, Without the start of ...
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Who am I that you might ask?

I am faster than you can run, so abandon me, go home and have fun. I live where the moon rise from above, so abandon me, get rid of the hands in glove. I am soft like a kitty and hard like a rock, ...
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Do you even know who I am anymore? What am I?

The last time you were hot, I cooled you down, And you praised me. But yesterday you said I looked "big and fat," And I was sad. Yet today I felt better when you told all your friends that I looked ...