Questions tagged [riddle]

A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified.

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Will you halte zu mir?

Part number one? I'll never Tell, but when you figure it out, drop the last L Part two is straightforward, though a little crass: give the plural form of what comes out your ... The ...
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One has an end; the other has both

Two words you hear, sound same to the ear, But their spelling and meaning differ. One has an end; the other has both, They are seldom uttered together.
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Part of the word is an outdated person

My prefix is the action of doing an action in the past My suffix is one in a hundred If you take a part of my prefix and put it together with my infix and suffix, I almost got a 'P'ed on ...
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Where can you find such creatures?

My prefix can be geometrical, My infix is a property of waves, And my suffix may be a base. My whole, double, hands or feet. What am I?
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I can protect you against several things

My first puzzle. As I am, I can protect you against failure. Remove a letter, I can protect you against cold. Remove another letter, I can protect you against hunger. What word am I looking for?
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I am not able to be susceptible

My prefix is used half the time, My infix is self-referencing; My suffix is a group of adults, My whole is an agreement. What am I?
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here After the success of their first Double Supreme menu, the local Vowelburgers™ restaurant decided to increase the variety. $$ % custom template - reuse if ...
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Who am I? From the family Adams

I am the biggest in my family. We are very close despite some living in different countries. Let me introduce us: We are the family Adams. There are a lot of families like us: The Harrisons for ...
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Time's up, it's over

If I'm on, it's not time; If I have time, it's up; If I'm up, it's over; If I'm over, it's dizzying. What am I?
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Maintain my whole if you want to protect

My first riddle will be easy, but as I said, is the first! Find the word and I hope you enjoy If you clip my right you'll find her But if Clip both sides you'll find the reverse Maintain my ...
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Six letters in daily life

I've just created this riddle for you, hope you like it! :) Clue 1: I can be the first like I can be the last, but I'm usually in the middle between. Clue 2: I'm not the only one here, we're ...
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My whole is an executive title

My prefix is alternative for a net, My infix is an important assignment. My suffix is a place you don’t want to go, My whole is an executive you may know. What am I?
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here The local Vowelburgers™ restaurant added a twist to compete its sales with the other branches. They started making double patty burgers where the patties ...
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A person of station

I stand tall yet remain grounded. I serve as a distraction, it can lead to confusion or aggravation. I am abused; cut, stabbed, and pounded. With jubilation, I am destined for ...
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Save me for later

I can be single; I can grind you down; I can hold many words; I can mean up-and-down. What am I?
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My name is Abram, yet I will not beget a son

My name is Abram. I will not beget a son named Isaac. I will not know the joy of creating a people. As I roam the desert, I bring only death. I will never become Abraham. In fact, I'm not even human! ...
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The confined, plated with gold

I am confined. I have been for all my life. All my life I have lived in this sphere I call home, although I have golden plates all over me. Sure, my warden ensures I have my needs fulfilled, but I am ...
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The «prefix» «infix» «suffix» pepper flakes

I got what I desired; food served at my expense Split up as affixes, the following makes sense My «prefix» is fickle; it’s not scared of snakes The «prefix» «infix» «suffix» pepper flakes ...
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Given these numbers, find the hidden word

Given this sorted list of 33 numbers, is it in your power to find the riddle they are hiding and figure out the secret word? ...
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Which floors house these company offices?

There is a 10 storey office building in UK. It has no basement. If you enter the bulding from the street, you will find the offices of Groupon Enterprises on that floor. Nicot Enterprises ...
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The always changing yet not changing, desired yet not desired, thing

Those who call upon me do so to be content, but while I am here, they are not content, and will not be until I am no longer there. They call me always because they want to forcibly compel someone ...
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My choice, you can’t refuse

Take part, you may win Go fast if you choose Some see me in your skin My choice, you can’t refuse
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Going back to a previous way of life

Going back to a previous way of life: At first I'm really a type of strife, In the middle I once depicted slumber, And in the end I may help number. Find the word.
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I am the hunter

I am the hunter. Many believe my time has come. I do not decide when, or how, or why I will die, but when I do, I will do so with a ferocity that will set the heavens ablaze, and all shall marvel at ...
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My whole's power is great

Own my prefix to give you happiness; Take on my infix to give you stress; My suffix means to hesitate; But my whole's power is great. What am I? Note: edited first two lines for clarity ...
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Another what am I? riddle

Take my first six for a joyride; Take my last five as a number; (edited) My inner workings I cannot confide; But of my hand? - it never slumbers. What am I?
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Many have become me, many more desire to be me

For the past centuries, many have been me. Many more desire to become me. Some are forgotten, others are remembered. At first I became a whole city; later on I've been a neighbor, a teddy bear, a ...
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My Parts Are The First Parts

Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P) My beginning is the first part of a type or an action. For type, two is normal, some use more for different traction. My ...
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The forgotten man

Oh, how those of great influence have fallen! Nobleman and commoner alike use what I have concieved. Behold my works! You are beholding my works right now as you are reading these words. Yet, no one ...
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I’m used when nature commands

My prefix deserves a pay My infix is high in demand My postfix permits a stay I’m used when nature commands
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Is it all wrong?

My prefix - always quite fake; My suffix - time it does take; My infix - doesn't last long; My whole - is it all wrong? What am I?
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With all five, I'm a country

A tyobrien riddle inspired by Ébe Isaac's. With two, I'm a city With three, I'm a town With four, I'm a village With all five, I'm a country Edit: There are multiple possible correct ...
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The Order's First Member

Due to your reputation, you have been contacted by the organiser of a secret society. Each member of the group is a genius and a master in their field, but their identities and professions are a ...
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With all five, I work backstage

Another Tyobrien riddle of the week: With two, I’m active With three I’m first or second With four, I set an example With all five, I work backstage Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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A shocker in soccer, pt. 3

I can be sticky but you must be picky; Many of me define the key, of a galaxy; I'm a type when I'm ripe; And you must pay a tax when I'm in stacks. What am I? Note: This riddle takes the ...
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For some I’m four, and to others, even more

My prefix is money My infix is workforce My suffix if corrected Refers to some source Some say I’m three And to some I’m four To some, I’m many To others, even more
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Once they thought that I am a hoax - What am I?

Once they thought that I am a hoax. I am venomous and I can detect electric fields. What am I?
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Feed me less to use me more

One half is a little less than kind The other is likely to ease your mind Hint:
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What is the everyday fay?

Part of the everyday object series I present to you: the everyday fay. Its ancestor was born on the very first day. It lives alone, but can work well in a team, Only comes alive when its foot ...
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The everyday spear

Part of the everyday object series This is the everyday spear, beware! It hurts and draws blood if not handled with care. It dips below flowing planes, jumps back up before long, Repairs old ...
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The everyday millipede [duplicate]

Part of the everyday object series I'm the everyday millipede, come look at my feet! I put a smile on your face with my frothing stampede. I walk inside you, walk in circles and in lines, My ...
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For my suffix, I'm just a prey

My prefix sells some goods My infix is proud My suffix lurks in the woods My voice can be loud In the ancient times, I pave the way But for my suffix, I’m just a prey
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Twilight Zone (TOS) Visual Riddle #2

This puzzle suggests either an actor or a character from the original Twilight Zone. There's another possibility besides the one posted below by Avi. Hint: this puzzle has a connection to Puzzle #1.
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Twilight Zone (TOS) Visual Riddle #1

This puzzle suggests either an actor or a character from the original Twilight Zone.
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4 (or 5?) Brothers

Each brother tells us a bit about themselves. Can you identify their names? 1: "I'm the oldest of us, at least to you humans. You all say I'm weaker than my brothers, but my domain is infinite - a ...
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I make big structures look marvellous

As an object of beauty, I’m fabulous Take a closer look, I’m nebulous I can be rolled all around Or found beneath the ground I make big structures look marvellous
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A shocker in soccer, pt. 2

You’ll spar better with five letters; I charge a fee, must be me; A precise gun if I’m done; And I’m a band to cross land. What am I? Note: This riddle takes the form of A shocker in soccer. ...
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Four similar words; synonyms

The first three letters are similar for the first and second words (eg, '' 'pre' ach'' & " 'pre' tty"). And three of them ends with letter 'e' especially one which ends with letter 'h'. Also, ...
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What am I? Feel welcomed to answer

Hi! I am big business you should better not skip If I'm used longer you're in a relationship Also, I feel odd when there are 2k human beings My absence might hurt anothers feelings Who/What am I? Can ...
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A double-patty Vowelburger™ riddle

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle My new fry chef came up with the Double Vowelburger which has a top bun, cheese, two patties and a bottom bun! She's very economical with ingredients, so each ...

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