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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Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art. What am I?

Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art, Sometimes I'm near and dear to your heart, I have been known to bring about pain, And yet I deliver relief just the same, You know where I live, yes you know it ...
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I'm everything and everywhere

Usually I'm transparent, keep me clean. Sometimes I'm generated by a fruit, keep me intact. Sometimes I'm a penguin, keep me fresh. Sometimes I'm in Star Trek, keep me in the future. Sometimes I shine ...
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An opportunist friend

I could be there, yet I'll stay hidden. Hidden I'll stay, but you'll need me. Need me you will, so I may appear. Appear I may, I don't decide. Decide I don't, my master does. I'm a word, I tell you ...
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I am not lost, but I can be found. What am I?

I am not lost, but I can be found. If you have found me, then you should lose me again, in order to find me. When you find me again it will surely be of benefit, similar to if you became more fit. ...
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I am not a chef - What am I?

I have more to do with cooking than you might think. Now let us discuss the ocean, try not to sink. Then between quizzes and sandwiches I like to rest. The beginning of eating, a feast is the best. ...
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I'm always here for you - What am I?

It is a love/hate relationship we share, Sometimes great, sometimes you just stare. Everyday, sometimes for hours you use me, I try my best, so please don't abuse me. I make life so easy, I make life ...
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Identify What am I ? - Riddle 1

I do not like to hear from you, But you are pleased to meet me only when you need me. I am happy not be working. When I have work, I start screaming. I can be annoying to many regulars. But am ...
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Not the highest - Riddle

Not the highest nor the lowest With letters on my chest I often play with others Some may think I am the best I usually feel tension But I think that keeps me straight I shout out loud and bold And ...
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Where are we going?

Randall is on vacation in Australia, and his older sister has planned out the whole thing. One night, when they've returned to their hotel room, she hands him a slip of paper and says, "This is where ...
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Trapped in square; Who am I?

Mortals, beware! A divine trapped in square! Only silences to your prayers, Until a step through the stairs. Powers to make you a millionaire, The only one with a spear. Beneath the future ...
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What will be the price of the dog? [closed]

Two men had a certain number of camels, and sold those camels. The price of each camel was equal to the total number of camels they owned initially. They then bought a certain number of goats for that ...
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Sadness - What am I?

I make many feel like mice. Some think I'm the open. But sometimes I am nice, No need for doping. You'll see what I am after, Maybe you'll even say "Yay!" I rarely hear laughter, No matter what the ...
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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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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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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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Trapped and invisible; what am I?

I have no legs, but I can move with ease I am trapped, yet I can go where your eyes can see I am invisible, until you find me I am a thing, that you will wish to set free
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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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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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Puzzlingly meta… what the heck can it be?

A wave of the hand is all it takes to dismiss, But when it gets started, it's greater than this! A bringer of gifts. A destroyer of food. It helps win the race. It ruins the mood. See it, then not......
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What gift am I?

I am intangible Once given, I can never be regained I am always given as a pair I can give a gift of my own Everyone has me exactly once I ask you: What am I
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Defeat by Me; Your Destiny

Sometimes we play catch; Though you'd hope it more like fetch. I'd be the second; an honorable mention. Indeed it'd be, as if I've spent my life in detention. You'd know where, if you found the ...
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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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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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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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A partner in crime… What is my name?

A partner in crime, though I wear a disguise. I hide in plain sight. Averting all eyes. You can't run and gun, if you want to stop me. To succeed on that front, you need just turn and flee. A doctor ...
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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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A benevolent but cumbersome batch of four sequence puzzles

Here are four more sequence puzzles. The challenge is to guess the pattern and hence fill in the missing terms. Each "???" denotes exactly one missing term. 6, ???, 5, 8, 4, ???, 7, 3, 4, ???, 4 (now ...
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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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Violent riddle with happy end

We are two sisters. Our difference is your best key. I am probably the bigger one and everything I’m not, is she. We have always opposite opinions, the reason of our loud fights. And if I start a ...
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Identify the word

I am a word. When by none, I am erroneous. When by one, extraneous. When surrounded by any, I am the one. Yet when I am to any by many, said any approaches none. What am I?
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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 is the common link?

What is the common link between an extraterrestrial entity, a space traveller, Michael Douglas, a friend of Thomas, a friend of Tony, an Army infantry regiment, and some naked ladies?
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Stronger Than Iron - Riddle

Here is a riddle I made up, no one has ever solved it, but I really don't think it's that hard. Stronger than iron Harder than rock Lighter than feathers It's used as a lock Fast as ...
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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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The man with a wooden jaw

Cached in secrecy, Where none shall interfere A man with wooden jaw Waits patiently each year Hands flung abroad, As the masked man cries "unscathed!" In an abode of luxury, With reservations made ...
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Who's the composer?

One December, You are in the casino, but about a quarter of the cards are missing. You see a blue bird fly past the window. A person walks by you and you think like #TheDress. I know this is ...
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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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I am Essential - What am I?

Without me you'd be lost, That's the smallest cost. You use me every day, More than I can even say, You do but don't see me, So whatever could I be? Inside, outside, all around I'm even underground....
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It moves in war

It moves in war Abhors the floor Takes many forms And is a controversial norm An encounter with it Will leave one tearful And as an omen It makes many fearful Though as ...
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How many names - What am I?

Oh the different names I am called, If I end badly, you may be mauled. Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Sometimes there are subtle blows. One plus one equals one and a half The clock's going, now ...
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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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The Gas of Mystery, What am I?

I'm the thing you would love Yet I was a murderer by the millions I was a poison of the 1900's Then a revolutionary medicine in the hospitals My other use a massage to your blood, the other 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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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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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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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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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.