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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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 ...
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Methodical and precise word guessing

I should begin by saying I am a word In the beginning I followed established conventions After that I decided that was not for me So I decided to oppose everything that came after me In the end I ...
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Who am I, if not Lewisoff?

I'll help you get across a river. Once unrecognised in Fischer's song, Later I found fame alone And also as a US state. Who am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: To be accepted, an answer must explain all ...
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Riddle: What am I? Part 2

Although a human shape I wear, Mother I never had; And though no sense nor life I share, in finest silks I’m clad. By every miss I’m valued much, beloved and highly prized; Still my cruel fate is such ...
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A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird [closed]

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who will get the banana first, the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?
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Let me spell it out - What am I?

Let me spell this out for you, And see what you can do. I begin by being half full, Then onto you, don't be dull. I'm around for a third of a year. Finally, without me, there is no gear. Let's see if ...
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What common item am I

My appearance is about as varied as it could be Unless you unveil me, you won't see the real me Without me, you life can become a pain after the act but by having one of me, happiness can be extended ...
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To work we go! - What am I?

A place of work, and not of play, You know that's what the vermin say. Is it this or that, the question sly, But in the end you'll question why? A miracle you want to find, And get yourself out of a ...
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diplomatic riddle

I am a peacemaker and a diplomat, a silent watcher to prevent betray. I’m hiding friends behind my body and make the rules for you to play. I can be clear or ambiguous, even graphic. But when it ...
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Puzzle and riddle in one - what am I?

These letters are carved in groups on a wall as shown. You know an answer is needed to continue your journey, but no other instructions are apparent. ...
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The Road Begins - What am I?

Winners may come, but losers I make. I hope they do well, at least for their sake. The dream that they have, the goal is in sight. They battle all day, and into the night. The world watches on, in ...
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Can anyone help me with this one? [closed]

I am born as one colour and change to another before I reach the last colour. What am I? Can anybody help? It would probably be Harry Potter or magic related.
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I was once a god. What am I?

An eternity has passed, but it feels like time has stood still I killed my true love and my neighbors, but they have not left me Long ago... I had the power to raise the seas, and most things you ...
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Apocalypse Now: The end of All. What am I?

I am known as the end of all. When others fall short, I stand tall. You'll see I can take on different forms, Don't worry, they are quite the norm. My brother and I may look a like, But we are ...
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You do love me, don't you? I am?

You say I’m a breath of fresh air... Then why do you spit on me? Why do you break me down so loudly? Why do you trap me in the darkest of places? My skin may be pure white, but is my face not ...
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Don't be Sexist - What am I?

I start out quite skilled, Throughout the nation I've drilled, I'm sexist to the extreme, You'll soon know what I mean, Your children should thank me, Your wife might just hate me. Knives I despise I ...
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To the Basics - What am I?

I am so small that you can't see, The building blocks that make up me. Yet miles long is the true case, I'm full of holes, just like lace. Small changes can be good or bad, They make you strong or ...
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Deduce the password!

You have been trapped in a jail cell of an evil mastermind! The cell has a locked door with a keyboard with the letters a to z and an enter key. (Original image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The ...
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What word am I thinking?

I'm thinking of a word you can spell on one hand. If you add "e" or ɛ, it might describe the man who lived here: Add the sound of the world's favorite drink, and you'll find something often worn ...
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Rings, rings, rings and more rings

My job is putting things in rings. My prize is rings. The number of rings I have symbolizes speed. When people see me in action they say, "Oh, neat!"
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Riddle… pray that this is the last one

Stop worshipping me! Away! you flea! I'll stomp you with my boots, You know I'll accept any substitutes, At first, I change you, Then I begin to arrange you, And finally I end your precious heartbeat! ...
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The sands of life are running out

The one I obey, my dear commander Keep on running I will not slander For I know you will follow my lead Call me in if you are in need If one commands the other will follow That's the deal, one has ...
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Invisible to the eye - What is it that I am speaking of

It is invisible to the eye, yet it is a stranger to no one. It weighs less than air, yet it is sharper and more keen than any knife, sword, or blade. It comes from nothing, but it has the ...
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All through the Seasons - What am I?

I go in a cup, but you can't drink me up, I soar through the air, well above your hair, At first I have need of some serious speed. Later, it's nice to be more concise. To the club we could go if it ...
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What Guy Am I, Am I Sonic?

I could be a bolt I will meet you at the 100m before the world could catch me Ask me using my name, I will say "Yes" I love yellow and green and my lightning-hot nickname Who am I? Hint: No ...
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Take a Chance on Me

I began as an expert But later my skills are still recognized. Once a fire was started within me And after asking why I did it all You'll find I was heavy into gambling. Hint 1: Hint 1b: Hint 2:...
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Where did my father serve?

Look, where I walk! Listen, when I speak! Babyface, together with a dog? Skull, together with a cat and a mouse? The first time I was a King. The second time my mother was a Queen. But I have ...
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The people on top don't have it

The people on top don't have it. The people at the bottom do. If you don't have it you die. what is it?
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What am I - “Big” Riddle

Big I am, but small I eat, Above or below, I'm really neat, My brothers have one, but I have two, You will not find me at the zoo, I'll travel with others, but not for long, You'll travel to hear my ...
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Controling from below

People almost always look down on me Yet I have been controlling them more and more as of late When I disappear you all feel alone.
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A charade: first at the door, second cereal, third wanted, whole united

My FIRST is often at the front door; my SECOND is found in the cereal family; my THIRD is what most people want; my WHOLE is one of the united states. What am I?
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A riddle worth this site

So... Second riddle for me. Somehow more difficult than the last one. Pick a side, then relax it may take a hour or two. If you throw it, then it cracks, but it puzzles, why would you? ...
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Riddle: What am I? Part 1 [duplicate]

What runs but never walks, has a mouth but cannot talk, has a head but doesn't think and has a bed but refuses to sleep?
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Hungry, hungry _____

Be kind, this is my first time trying to make my own... When my owner is closed, I am open My owner never cleans me out Few can afford to keep me fed Because people always take my ...
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Name that Entity (5)

Dont be fooled by my grandiloquence look past the words to find my substance Past my skin if you shall pry my prominent brother will make you cry I am almost shallow but dont confuse Utilise my ...
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I am short and I always exclaim

I am short and I always exclaim I vary in appearance, but only have one name I am silent, but in your head I make sound I am intangible and often bound I often come with colors, And always with ...
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Name that Sandwich

Light, soft and healthy is me mirrors are all over these if finding gold is rather dismal I sit next to the one in Pepto-Bismol Different letters here is your goal somewhere to go with an ...
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Solve the equation

Requested by some to vacate in time I could pack and migrate Don't think too hard, just differently don't link me with discrepancy Laugh at the answer you will say enter the mind but will I stay
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Nobody will end up dead

In this battle you are choosing weapons hard or sharp or flat, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, otherwise a futile threat. Despite the arms which you are using nobody will end up dead, for this ...
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A really sad riddle

I'll admit I'm mostly blue, but it's not so great to have something constantly piercing through you. I might even be in tears, but I can definitely be beautiful too.
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What am I? 'Tis the season of mutual puzzling

I'm born when one is over the treasure spot, I'm used when you drive to buy a present, I'm born in the spirit of mutual gift-giving, Yet I'm literally a super negative one. Kinda short, so ...
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Say my name and I disappear

Here's a cute little riddle I heard in the movie Life is Beautiful. Say my name and I disappear. What am I?
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And a wall divides them all

We are all cut by it It protected but also hurt It crumbles now in its old age And its stones are of some homes Eight of us form the group. It excluded of course. Igianugi is our name when our ends ...
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Rebellious little--

Riddle This is the story of one of many. This one wishes to tell you its tale. It's just the same as any... "I am the sum of a million lives, my work is all from them. Each entry is a ...
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We hurt without moving

We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we?
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Except when I wash

I am always growing, but I never get any taller. I am hard but I can bend. I can be seen in many colors, but those colors are not me. I move often, but I can't move unassisted. I cannot feel pleasure ...
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Children should not watch me

I am four corners. I both destroy and tantalize. I intersect. I describe what children shouldn't watch.
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I am the purpose of this riddle

I am the purpose of this riddle and I am without grace. I dislike comfort, but give me the title of doctor, and I'll go back and forth in an eternal loop for you.
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The riddle of the bridge dwellers

I shout and I am silent. The deaf can hear me. The blind cannot. I am a tool of bridge dwellers.
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Cocktails in zero G

People might think that I am where you buy cocktails in zero G. But, I have been there 28 times while writing this and I am not drunk.