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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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I make billions (#2)

I make billions (#2) At 9, I met my best friend, At 12, I lived an outdoor life, At 13, I broke my arm right before camp, At 15, I worked my first corporate job, At 17, I was ...
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I make billions

I make billions, I never spend less than $1000, I'm a man in black, I'm a force of nature, I'm the original, Audiences of all ages have seen me. Who / what am I?
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I Don't Start the Fight

I don't start the fight -but I finish it. I take a side-view approach to it all. Yet when I work, the best will benefit. Just stay focused, drawn by my silent call. When I get up, everyone ...
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What am I to A? | Riddle

If teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, what am I to teresa? Grandmother Mother Granddaughter I am teresa
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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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All endings are beginnings

I never let you down, And I make you laugh like a clown. I point out your mistakes, But our true bond never breaks. Together we ascend, I'm an end, an end !!! Who am I?
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What do you call people who repair your vehicles and jump out to scare you? [closed]

I need help with this riddle: What do you call people who repair your vehicles and jump out to scare you? It's 2 words and "we don't call them that and we think they're quite ethical."
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Two twins - Alike in nature

Two twins we are, and, let it not surprise, Alike in every feature, shape, and size: We’re square, or round, of brass or iron made, Sometimes of wood, yet useful found in trade ; But, to conclude, for ...
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A friend at hand - What am I?

What force and strength cannot get through I with a gentle touch can do; And many in the streets would stand, Were I not, as friend, at hand. An old-classic From The Book of Riddle - Portland: ...
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What Am I - Short Riddle

Two bodies I have, Though both joined in one The stiller I stand - The faster I run This is an old-classic riddle From The Book of Riddle Portland: Bailey & Noyes.
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Make it right and you'll be fine

We are just some of many One or more on every line Don't jump to conclusions ...
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If you snatch, I trade

If you snatch, I trade. If you work with bites, I isolate, If you work with celestial bodies, part of me protects. If you work with the land, I divide. What am I? Give the reasoning for each line!...
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A Beginner Puzzle

For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange, I thought I'd start in the beginner range, Feverishly close to the solution Though beginners will take the revolution. You aren't a beginner, ...
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Riddle to Code 2: The return of numbers

The first is a pirates favorite letter. The second is from a famous quote of shakespear. The third is squaring it off in a famous formula. The fourth is the first in a very well known song. ...
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How many children?

My mother often has how many children? This is what I like to call a "one-line wonder". It's a very short riddle, and there are no clues in the title. Hope you enjoy! :) P.S. The answer is not
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See me once, See me Twice #12

See me once, I'm watching your every move Thanks for your visit, I know you were there I see what you did there in my lair Look for my acronym and you'll have your proof. See me twice, ...
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Who is this…? Array…?

You can find me as a veg, In a series I'm a language. But now, my hair is gray, In short, I'm Array... Who am I?
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At my beginning there's a vessel, you can slash me with a chisel

At my beginning there's a vessel, You can slash me with a chisel. I belong to the first from a total of four, There's nothing to add more ... Who/ what am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3
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Who Am I? (A Dead Guy)

You seek him who died at sea, Try and find who he might be. A heart that did not wilt in flame, Writ on Roman stone is his name. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, Into ...
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In a Fish that is not a Fish

Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. I am looking for two answers... One on the ...
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You may find me… puzzling

I am within my rights to stay silent. I am abandoned in the middle. I am held in by spirit. I am African capital. Who or what am I?
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Common Marsupials and Rare Antelopes

Following the surge of riddles from senpais: this by jafe, and this by Rand al'Thor I hide as a puzzle in Malaysian spoon, Bounding sturdy monument and sturdy wood. Upside-down in common ...
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Like a Baby - Riddle

I'm like a baby, but look out -I can bite! I depend on the milk you give me and I will be wherever you leave me. I love going outside with you as you push me in my stroller. ...
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Fighting for Father's Attention - Riddle

I love my father. I've been around him as long as I can remember. People often talk about us as being complementary, as if I were as great as he. I don't have much to offer, so I just show everyone ...
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Think Outside the Box - A Riley Riddle

My prefix is like an angel, Whose access to heaven's denied, My infix is just like my whole, Both lie on the outside. My suffix a type of recorder, Who features heavily here. You'll use ...
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Preparing for the End - Riddle

This is the end. I knew it was coming. All of my ends are tied up, I'm ready. Only a few more minutes to spend. I blame you for this. You killed the messenger. I strained and cried ...
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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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Riddle me this!

I flew on a lark, sang on a trill, crashed on a wing. What am I? I've tried to figure out this riddle posed in a comic book. There was no official answer, but it is visually suggested that it is ...
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Who am I ? [ Not in Stack Exchange ;) ]

$\color{blue}{\text{My first name}}$ $\small\bullet$ Prefix is a country, but I don't belong to there $\small\bullet$ Infix is the name of a saint $\small\bullet$ Suffix is a preposition $\...
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A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on My infix is most likely in your device My suffix is what devices can be My whole is a reverse motion Hint:
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Who are we, and where am I?

We twist and turn, going round and round. No need to worry, we can take the strain. While some of us are delicate and timely, Others can lift more than the strongest man. I myself prefer to ...
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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The Frozen Wastes

My first is in Family and also in Hill My second in Circle and also in Flood My third is in Forest and also in Clock My fourth stands alone in my frozen wastes. What am I?
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Need Help Solving A Riddle

Riddle: Hand on Top Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: My friend ask me the question, not sure on the source.
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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Find this Cricket terminology

Congrats Niranj Patel for finding the answer of Steve's crossword Find this Cricket Terminology. A part of me is famous for a drink, I'll make the batsman out in a blink ! ...
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This riddle is not to see but to solve

Sitting on a fish, in the north. Sitting on you, further north. Getting angry, in the west. Solemn faced, in the east. At the bottom, in the middle. Using rope, in the southeast. What ...
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Steve makes a riddle!

Congrats! Duck for finding the answer of : Steve misses _________? $\bullet$ Yesterday New Zealand won against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets! $\bullet$ Australia won against Afghanistan by 7 wickets. ...
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Two Odes, Two Rileys?

Let us praise... No, no more gibberish! Here you go! My infix is somewhere in the Middle East, My prefix annoy and make you muddy, My suffix a line, peculiar at least. And I, concealed, is ...
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Who are they and what do they believe in?

English is not my native language so forgive me if my poem ̶s̶u̶c̶k̶s̶ isn't very well written. It might not even be a poem at all. The riddle still counts, though: Some people come to me all the ...
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Riley's, assemble!

Time for a Riley - it's been ages since my last one... My infix is energy, My prefix a curve. My suffix full of honey, And docs I preserve. or My prefix a curve, My infix entering ...
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Homophone Riddle 11

Haven't posted one of these in a while If you are new to the series, look through Homophone Riddles 1-10 ...
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Brooklyn nine nine 12 man riddle island [duplicate]

Surely the question is of two men on a see saw at a time as is conventional rather than a makeshift pivot scale making the question much harder as it is 12 men 11 of which are equal weight and one is ...
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What's written on the book?

I have a riddle for you guys: Of the four I am the oldest, of the five I am the lowest. On my back I have a temple and at it's feet what you need to find a woman. Look at her sister pointing at her....
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A mountain riddle

In school, I'm mostly concerned with geometry. However, both in Europe and in Asia I may see my rearrangements from above. What am I? --- EDIT --- The question has been edited in its tags.
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A Simple Seasonal Riddle

The first line of this riddle has been stuck in my head for some time, so I figured I'd write it down. The rest I came up with recently. Sleeping soldiers symbolize my start, while worker's ...
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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...