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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Reverse Hangman at double difficulty

So I was there, playing Hangman with my friend, when I found myself in a bit of a tough situation. I'd guessed five of the seven letters, and thus needed to get the last two. But I only had three ...
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Some odd residents

My friend went on vacation recently, and told me that the place he visited had some interesting denizens. Here's what he had to say about them: Some are high, some can fly Some are in cities, ...
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Backwards Hangman

All credits to @Alex for inventing this type of puzzle with the original and the sequel. Guess an "R" - I can only be spelled right. Guess an "F" - Lots of me took place in the world wars. Guess an "...
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Crypto-Riddle: dce,/hcv uc

Here is a simple cryptogram riddle which can be deciphered without any software/assistance: N.m msc uc b. aysxcvo Alxans /msh,yg un tmbb.yso >./si ,bs ,yrcvbcd! Answer how you decoded it,...
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riddle-ception!

Find the key to a popular cipher and find the inner riddle! ViTal ciTy bridges keep it together, Under darkness hardly MeeTing thE weather. It Populates many but kills too, utteRing Fare well and ...
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Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn, who am I?

Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn, I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. Who am I ?
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I always come in groups

I always come in groups. I like to hang around. My spirit gives you pleasure, But only when it's downed. What am I?
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I murmur without words

I murmur without words. I sing without a voice. Always marching forward, I never have a choice. Sometimes I am followed, But often I am broken. Sometimes I am listened to, But words I've ...
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I have two faces, but show you one

I have two faces, but show you one. I once had guests, but now have none. I'm rarely bloody and seldom blue. I'm often promised and sometimes new. What am I?
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I gather light, but cannot see

This is my first submission here, and I'm somewhat new to this riddle-making thing, so hopefully this proves to be at least somewhat challenging. I gather light, but cannot see. I have no lungs, ...
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A full day at work

Riddle me this, riddle me that, Who's afraid of the big black bat?: I take the expressway, I'm in a hurry. By chance I make it, no need to worry, I'll loiter and idle and maybe sleep. I'll ...
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What is this strange phenomenon?

Young, in sinc, think two lines narrow, I'm why a bee won't cast a shadow. What am I? Hint:
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The hangman game backward #2

Hangman game backward version 2 - guess what was the question, with only 1 letter missing: fill in a "b" - I might lose control anytime, so keep me on my toes. fill in an "m" - my brothers are all ...
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A Questionable Act to Society; Identify these People

Three people were getting married to each other,    Though polygamous they were not. All men they were in the marriage,    Though homosexuality was not in their minds. They three ...
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Slaves to the mother

Our houses empty, were on a raid Nomadic creatures who never stayed Predators on a smaller scale Tiny in mass but in no way frail Our brothers colonise in their zounds Along the ground, under ...
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Riddle: Here in my perfect state

Here is another easier riddle to solve but I hope you enjoy the rhymes. Here I am in my perfect state. Friends of mine in some way relate. But what confines me isn't straight. Is it ...
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Review this, now!

What's happening is very strange, I belong to another StackExchange! I'm indeed off-topic here in Puzzling, It isn't always clear what I'm saying. Even though I'm often too broad, ...
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A test of mental acuity; Identify me

When I spike, you will get quite enthused, For great strength, I am often abused, I am quintessentially male... The next line might derail: With Hashish amiga, my name's all confused. Who or ...
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Riddle: An impressive thing

This riddle isn't very difficult but hopefully can you enjoy the rhymes. My home is amazing, you might be impressed I am full of strength, with no time to rest Everyday I go venture to ...
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Guess Who Am I? [closed]

If you look you cannot see me. And if you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal. Guess What am I?
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Diabolic Substance

What is it : Colloquially, it is a Diabolic way to win at athletic events. Take a single one, and it might be shaped like a star.
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You dirty Mind - What am I?

I may sometimes be rather dry But you prefer moist and hot. The flesh is soft, you must apply Just the right touch, don't get caught. I must be pierced to bring you joy My smell is known and often ...
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Born of Sunbeams and Fire

Journey far west in the US of A Err to the south a bit, too True, you can't stay here (it's too rich for most) For sure, only the wealthiest do Usually, I solo; few sing the same Everyone says, ...
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Musical Numbers

I have taken snippets of lyrics from 12 reasonably well known songs. Each of these snippets contains one or two instances of a whole number in it. For a consistent format, I've written these numbers ...
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Riddle Poem: I'm always on a plane, won't fit on a boat or train

Who or what is this poem referring to? I'm always on a plane Won't fit on a boat or train Unlike most of my brethren I travel with no companions Simultaneously cold and hot I can be a dark or light ...
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Powerful and Fragile - a riddle

When you use me, you only ever see what I have become instead of what I really am. I can be used to do powerful things, but I can be very fragile at my core. Through time, I have changed ...
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Ugh, an other crypto puzzle?

There is no cheating this time, no brute forcing my cipher, for once try to play fair. I really like crypto puzzles, the hard part is using classical ciphers. If you were to use the modern ciphers ...
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A very strange rhyme

I wish I understood, but you have closed your mind, they seem so hard to find, it used to be so good. You're in the mood, when you get the chance, for a dance, You're in the mood. Buy some Chinese ...
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What's on Joe's desk at 10:38 am?

Joe's morning at the advertising agency: 10:30 am: Joe looks on his empty desktop and realizes he has no cigarettes. He asks his coworkers to get him some cigarettes from the interns. 10:31 ...
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A Banquet for Eight

First riddle, be nice? Hopefully it isn't too easy. First is new and bullied by Second Third claims being first to all servings The humpback is Fourth and blames his twin for everything Fifth is ...
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Who are these 3 brothers?

Bob: I’m doing the video speeches for this celebration thanking the three brothers. Do you have anything to say? How have they influenced you? Sue: I’d like to thank them for giving me an intuition ...
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Alone in the corner - who am I?

I'm always alone in the corner of the (usually) black/white surface, Although sometimes people come to me at the time of exit, You have to cross 14 bridges for a vacation from me, I'm half of my ...
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If I described my name, I would do it like this

There's multiple parts to my name. In fact, I'd say there's two short and three long parts. First is two, second is three. But they're the long ones. Then things get a bit trickier, but no harder ...
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Come Sail Away - Who am I?

Crazy or not, you know who I am, I can use a knife, not just for jam. Death is nothing new to me. You know the glasses that help me see. Rogue or not, I've saved the world. I salute when the flag is ...
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Riddle: A simple world for me

Some think I live in strange neighborhood. Everyone who lives here has some job they have to maintain. Many people tend to forget about mine though. Some people might think my job is to ...
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Gold and Silver Cubes

An aged King, after losing his only son in battle, determines to divide his kingdom amongst his wisest advisors. He presents two solid cubes, one made of gold, the other made of silver, and a wooden ...
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Changing perspective

Where am I? If I'm stuck in the middle, but can look around as much as I'd like; I can see 120, 24 times. These 24 are actually arranged into groups of 3 across 8 complete imaginary ●'s of view. ...
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I convey the invisible

I convey the invisible, I convey what can be felt, But not seen, Inside my heart, I am not as nice as I could seem to be, That is because I deliver the invisible, At the speed of a mere blink, ...
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I Am Inside You, But Never Others, And I'm A Spy For Both Groups. What Am I?

I am inside you, but never others, Everybody always uses me every second, more than once, When you want to ask a question, I am something good to bring up, If you change me even a little, I become ...
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World-wide web or perhaps a bit more narrow-minded?

Beware: solving this riddle requires being technically fluent in both digital platforms described below (using them both is essential). Even though Bootstrap doesn't propagate itself as being narrow-...
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A riddle by any other name

On his retirement, Bill Gates left behind a four number combination safe with a dial similar to this. In that safe is a secret that had eluded him many years ago...along with a small fortune of course....
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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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What movie am I?

The grid below contains the first part of a movie quote. What is the full 46-word quote, and what is the movie? Hint #1: Hint #2 Hint #3: Hint #4: Hint #5:
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difficile est saturam non legere

Well, my last question wasn't received that well, nevertheless I will make a better one, besides you will need all the answers you can get. vcejssnr Now I can't leave you with a stupid cryptogram ...
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Riddle inspired by House of Lies intro

(Inspired by House of Lies intro) What am I? You already know what I am! I'm not a executive consultant, and I'm not Marty Kaan. All I have to do is make you think you don't know. I'll ...
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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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I am a ? I fly high

I fly high with various colors on me. But most of the time I sit in a corner and not fly. I hate rain. And I usually don't come out during a rainy day. A sling of my hair is always long enough to ...
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Riddle: Life of the party

All I remember was being at a store and then all of a sudden someone was taking me to this party! Some people couldn't stop staring at me. (Maybe they were impressed when I was holding onto ...
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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 ...