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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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 ...
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Oh how I lie - What am I?

You call me a liar, and say I was the first. But I was the second, the first liar isn't cursed. I'll open, open, and tell you what I see. If I start to fight, you'd think I start with a knee. Whether ...
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Invisible spot on a colorful graph, what am I?

Invisible spot on a colorful graph, less than a hundred and more than a half, a proof that beginning of earth and titan exists, "A" is the starting letter on all my guests' list.
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So tell me now - What am I?

So tell me know, can you figure out, The clues I'll give are all about A subject many really quite hate, The moment they hear it, from the gate. It really is useful, as science would say, Scientific ...
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Cry me a River?

I am born everyday, and always awake Some times I am plenty, and some times none I don't have feet and I travel light People, few happy, are on me And day by day, they want me more To put the ...
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The beginning of the beginning - What am I?

The beginning of the beginning and start of all, The beginning of the beginning and part of a call. I bring pain and suffering, but lots of love. I cause serious foolishness, but am pure as a dove. ...
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The hangman game backward

So, @JLee has posted a hangman game (Hangman- No misses left) on SE. I would like to create one too, but let's do it backward - guess what was the question, with only 1 letter missing: fill in an "a"...
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My hands are moving

The more complications I have, the more others want me, Yet my face is easily read. I only had to tell you one thing and you’d be fine with me, These days you look elsewhere for the same. Thanks ...
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What am I - Sing the Alphabet song!

Give me a dollar, You start to drink play the music, children start to sing look at me, without a blink like the diamond on my wedding ring Larger than a boulder, smaller than a pingpong the force ...
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Start with an unlucky Friday

Start with an unlucky Friday number. Multiply by the gables on Hawthorne's house. Add the number that a stitch in time saves. Add the number of blind mice. Subtract the number of William Pene du Bois' ...
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I can fly without wings

I can fly without wings, only carried by the wind. I am heavier when empty, the bigger I am, the more I can carry. What am I ?
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Mary had a riddle lamb #1

"Mary had a riddle lamb, brain-tease was hard as stone!" Today Mary's lamb wants you to solve its riddle. A white man plowing the dark soil Silent oxen around him toil A train whistle is near What'...
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The answer is a two-digit number (again)

Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestTime doth transfix the flourish set on youth.Those hours, that with gentle work did frameThe lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell,Will play the ...
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Raphael's Odyssey

One night, Raphael decided to take an exuberant stroll around a very beautiful garden or in other words, embark on an formidable odyssey. The garden, comprising solely of fruitful facets of nature, ...
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Riddling for fun

Ladies and gentlemen, I will defend you. I am not a comedian, but will entertain you. I can’t be dangerous, yet my half-name is. Can you name me the hero of this colorful quiz? Time for the ...
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Riddle - Socks that may or may not be puppets

I'm surprisingly standard, But can ban if required. Found in tea, less often than more, I might also clear your sock drawer.
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The answer is a two-digit number

0870678884068983409815824039880670002291 Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Give me an answer that fit this riddle - What am I?

I am fast like an arrow but slow like a turtle I play like a Cello but with a silence echo I am long like a Metro but not quite the rainbow Give me an answer that fit this riddle! Hint:
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What are the names these riddles point to?

I'm playing an interactive text game and I'm stumped by the following riddles (the answers are names per the game context): A villain with a common heart. Ten is his end, but he's fifty to start. ...
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An opportunist friend

I could be there, yet I'll stay hidden. Hidden I'll stay, but you'll need me. Need me you will, so I may appear. Appear I may, I don't decide. Decide I don't, my master does. I'm a word, I tell you ...
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Riddle - not on Stack Exchange

Follow this to find the answer; Everyone knows it, but few see it. Stuck between a pair of seers, But it cannot prophesy at all. Not on Stack Exchange, Only in real life. You've heard it once, Now ...
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Naming an Invention

Blake, Ruby and Yvette are all creative inventors and live on the same cul-de-sac. Blake and Ruby have a daughter named Vivian. Blake has another daughter, Grace, with Yvette. Ruby and Yvette ...
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Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art. What am I?

Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art, Sometimes I'm near and dear to your heart, I have been known to bring about pain, And yet I deliver relief just the same, You know where I live, yes you know it ...
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I am not a chef - What am I?

I have more to do with cooking than you might think. Now let us discuss the ocean, try not to sink. Then between quizzes and sandwiches I like to rest. The beginning of eating, a feast is the best. ...
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Trapped in square; Who am I?

Mortals, beware! A divine trapped in square! Only silences to your prayers, Until a step through the stairs. Powers to make you a millionaire, The only one with a spear. Beneath the future ...
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Trapped and invisible; what am I?

I have no legs, but I can move with ease I am trapped, yet I can go where your eyes can see I am invisible, until you find me I am a thing, that you will wish to set free
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Violent riddle with happy end

We are two sisters. Our difference is your best key. I am probably the bigger one and everything I’m not, is she. We have always opposite opinions, the reason of our loud fights. And if I start a ...
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Sadness - What am I?

I make many feel like mice. Some think I'm the open. But sometimes I am nice, No need for doping. You'll see what I am after, Maybe you'll even say "Yay!" I rarely hear laughter, No matter what the ...
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Where are we going?

Randall is on vacation in Australia, and his older sister has planned out the whole thing. One night, when they've returned to their hotel room, she hands him a slip of paper and says, "This is where ...
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What will be the price of the dog? [closed]

Two men had a certain number of camels, and sold those camels. The price of each camel was equal to the total number of camels they owned initially. They then bought a certain number of goats for that ...
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Creationism at its best

A relationship so justified Sensitive in nature deemed classified Stained the world in all aspects Likely to start future prospects Vandalism left still enduring Physical marks keep alluring A ...