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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Serpina Pro Art Studio 1.89-1 Technical Update Manual - When is this software's new version released?

When was this graphics software released? Must include reasoning behind your answer! NOTE: As of this date, customers in Canada and the Us MUST USE TWO VERSIONS PRIOR - 1.63-1. Current version will ...
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The Brother to Bones - Name the brother of the man-ape and the caprivore

The Man-ape's whose fur and name change in the cold. The caprivore with piercing teeth threefold. My adopted kin, for my only true brothers are gone. They melted to black before history's dawn. ...
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Dark Legacy of the Tribunal - From this fantasy passage, discover the name of a great monster and name its crime

Even the five largest gems in the world were worth no more than one of the dark tribunals in the height of their power; now, they are worth any three gems in the eyes of the law. With whip and terror ...
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The autobiography of ___________? - From the misprinted page of an article, uncover the name of the writer

You're sitting at home reading a magazine and you came across a cool article, but there's a misprint. Most of the page is blank. You can make out that it's someone plugging an autobiography from the ...
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The Knight and Sickly Girl - A child tells its parents' love story. Name them from the clues

Father sits on his horse in his shining armor, lonely. His soft heart led him to take in a young and sickly girl, her jaundice a blemish on her wispy, light face. Though father has said he can't be ...
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Riddle Poem: “I go by many a name…”

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Name that Sandwich (2)

The epitome of an evil the skewed letter would label To many is such truth, not a fable Held tightly by urges of the seconds Within the sleepless cities that beckons Twice I hold the path of tea ...
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Software Riddle [Part 3!]

This is another software riddle. It's a game... Enjoy! I run off of a cup of joe I virtualized the sandbox And brought construction to the poor Some exploited me, and rose to wealth My founder once ...
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Riddle: Safety in numberS

My last one charged politically aimed at those who show hypocrisy if you want the bounty worthy of a Spartan then hearken here and answer this jargon. I am the reasons why you burn well after ...
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Software Riddle [Part 4!]

This riddle is a computer language. Enjoy! My name is a dictionary word Built on microcomputers I'm general purpose My syntax is short, but easy I once was the "beginner" language My GOTO is very ...
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Software Riddle

This riddle is a computer program/language. Enjoy! I used to love the Sun Now I pray to my oracle I'm said to virtualize all I'm not picky, working anywhere... I love my classes-all of them I love my ...
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Solve this riddle: Twelve smooth pebbles

I wrote my first riddle. Twelve smooth pebbles sit facing the sky, With one large roof, keeping them dry. Listens and speaks at the same time, Knows every secret, both yours and mine....
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Explanation for the “I am whole but incomplete…” riddle?

I saw a riddle: I am whole but incomplete, I have no eyes, yet I see. You can see, and see right through me. My largest part is one fourth of what I once was. What am I? Apparently the answer is: ...
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What I Am? - Essence of every living

In the essence of every living. And even in those who borders the live. There, I am. From the letters, I am the first. Five times the seven, five times the six and five times the one. But ...
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Riddle of the Mysterious Salesman

A riddle. Each pair of lines contains some clues - expect history and wordplay! ...
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Riddle - who am I to gather such renown?

I might be a city in one of the 'stans. I might be a river or more in Australia. I might have once bifurcated cleanly. I might have colleges named after me. I might be said to be covered in blood. ...
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What is twice the answer to this question? [closed]

What is twice the answer to this question ? Just thought some people here would like this brain-teaser ;)
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The Russian Birth Dilemma! [closed]

How is it possible that a person born in Russia, with parents that were indeed born in Russia, is not born as a Russian citizen? Tip: This riddle is a little tricky, but when you think about it ...
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Riddle with a twist

This is a riddle with a twist. Almost all the lines will point you in the right direction, but hidden somewhere in the riddle is a red herring. If you find the right solution, I'll accept your answer, ...
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Beware - this riddle might kill you!

The answer to this riddle is a single word. It should be slightly harder than my simultaneously posted Riddle with a twist, but still fairly easy. From the middle of the sun through all the rain, ...
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The hour glasses! [duplicate]

You have two hour glasses: A seven minute one and an 11 minute one. Using just these two hour glasses, accurately time 15 minutes.
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The 'number of months' challenge [closed]

Okay, here I am having a puzzle for you all. The puzzle is quite short and clear in it's own way I am telling you. Rather than a question it's more like a challenge to you all (answer is already known)...
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Who committed the murder?

Inspector Rottman is investigating the murder of a young clergy assistant in the quiet village of Roeville. Having already done some detective work, he has the following three main suspects: ...
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Guess The Object - What Am I Riddle (Part 4!)

I am something that everyone needs. You use me many times in different ways. Sometimes you only use part of me, Others you only use most of me. You always turn and bend me to your will. ...
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I am precious to you, but kill me you do. … What is my name?

I am precious to you, but kill me you do. I am older than you, but still ever new. I cannot be sold, for money or gold. I can EVEN fly. Yet wings have not I. This is no ...
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riddle - pray you can find the word!

To answer this riddle, solve each of the four lines independently and put all the clues together to get a one-word final answer. Nonsensical abstraction high up in the army; The woman with the wheel ...
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Use intuition, It causes a schism. Entity?

In your mind I manifest Understanding of me is vague at best I'm said to take away the order Less likey to be seen in the daughter Heightened moods wont decide your fate When held onto, is my ...
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Nerd on the Loose II - WHERE & HOW

Preface. Here is an relatively easy one, as compared to the previous part. We already found out when, let's find out where. Background. Professor Swannie Taco is a genius in most fields of science ...
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Riddle about small things

Hopefully this one will occupy you longer. ...
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What am I? Can you figure it out?

I love to eat my younger brother. Our Intelligience is never ending. My younger brother is very famous. We have days devoted to us. A very simple riddle. The first line is very important. (Not ...
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A face of a thousand masks

For every question you might ask Five answers might I give Despite my ever-changing mask No err will you forgive I may appear a fickle host But we’re both keeping score From the side, I will riposte ...
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Riddle - answer is a URL or picture

My cousins have a lump or two, But I have none. I'm coloured like a grassy hill; Never seen one. A war is fought within my bounds, Let's hope that peace will be found. I may sound like a pub on ...
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I change when to where - another riddle

I managed to write a rhyming one this time! I sound like a sieve, But knowledge I give. I change when to where; Just find the right square. A cycle moves me to the right, But never entirely out ...
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Name that entity (4)

Created or evolved whatever you please walk in my shoes, which I can't seize A computer originated world, I won't fathom my death by some considered gruesome I know how to live do not give me ...
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Riddle with heavy answer

Ok, you hacked my other riddles pretty quickly, but this one is meant to give you heat.. There you go: ...
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What Am I?…If you throw me out the window

If you throw me out the window, I'll leave a grieving wife. Bring me back, but through the door, You'll see someone giving life. What am I? Quite old ...
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White Dancer Riddle

Given the following properties, what am I? I'm white. I can dance although I typically don't. I can be bound to a contract. I am rubbed frequently before I am seen and thrown away. I am a inanimate ...
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Identity crisis. What exactly am I?

Application of the mind is where I begin Depictions of what is, what was, will be, and perhaps have never been Vibrant color with each illustrious stroke one will strive Unlimited potential for an ...
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An interesting point?

I'm a length of hard wood Hooped with iron at each end Used for making a block Or a case to defend My sound is like silence: Dumb, irrelevant am I Talk about me forever For I point to the sky Hint 1 ...
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Name that entity

I dont know how this one might go down, but no chance of finding out if not asked Name the entity being described Me and my family made in the UK the lesser of 3 my siblings say Kept together ...
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What could I possibly be?

Possibly known to all, especially to your drums Particularly when a police officer comes Sultry grin, haughty glance Very few have ever eyed askance Red, flowing hair my long distant cousin has ...
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What Am I - Riddle Part 7

In one form I am very tall, in another, elegant In one form I am happiness, in another, an eyesore In one form I am metal, in another, paper In one form Sasaki's lament, in another Greek ingenuity ...
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What Am I Riddle (Part 6)

Am I real? It's up to you.. I am real, if you flip me.. But, once you flip, I may bite you... If I spit a 'POLO', I will become a little good.. If I split a 'POLO', I will become a little more good.. ...
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Guess the object - What Am I Riddle (Part 2)

Having gotten accepted on part 1, here I go: Who am I? You'd like to know, so please just ask who's there, You might have a laugh on my account, I don't really care, If not it's still OK, that's ...
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A mirror of events

This is where yesterday follows tomorrow, departure follows arrival, front follows back, start follows end, past follows future and even life follows death. What is it?