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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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Running on bones, I am shaking [closed]

Running on bones, I am shaking. Who or what am I? Note: I am visiting the Philippines now, and this is the direct translation of a popular local riddle spoken in Cebuano. hint:
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In Through One Hole

You go in through one hole, you come out three holes. Once you’re inside you’re ready to go outside, but once you're outside you’re still inside. What is it?
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I have maps but am not a map

I have forests with no wood, rope that will not bind, bags that hold no food, and masks you cannot hide behind.
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Seas Without Water

I have seas without water I have forests without wood I have deserts without sand I have houses with no brick What am I?
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Hooded figure riddle

I had an idea for a riddle yesterday. Here it is. I am a horned and hooded figured, bearing a shield and blades. The ability to control great power is in my clutch. If you find yourself under my ...
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Riddle with bed, tree, prisoner

The BED and I both have C-some. The TREE and I both have L-some. The PRISONER and I both are B-some. The WEBSITE and I both have P-some. The SHIRT and I both have S-some. What am I?
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I Don't Like My Neighbors (Riddle)

I don't like my neighbors. One of them wishes I would move so that he can visit the others on our street. The other is stuck up and only associates with one color. I can't stand to be in either of ...
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I am a three-dimensional grid

I am a three-dimensional grid. I keep out intruders. I also prevent disease. I travel often to remote and rugged locations. difficulty level: easy (1/5)
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I can take many physical forms, with your help

I am empty, yet I am tangible. When I am full, I can be very wise. No matter how full I am, I weigh about the same. I can take many physical forms, with your help. Who or what am I?
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Scratching my head can kill me

I am thin and frail. Scratching my head can kill me. When abused, I can also kill you. Usually, I'm helpful.
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Deadly and delicious

I could kill you If you eat, not waste me Yet my whole Can be very tasty A part of me Can be used to entice And if you've an adult mind My whole can't be done twice What am I?
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What am I? (tough riddle must give an explanation)

I am always there but never here I live to love but hate to live I feed off passion but am always starving I long for pain but hate its coming I'm ever seeking but never finding I wait and wait ...
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Riddle … I don't know

I am there when you're born yet I begin to fade away from day one. I will stay until death even if you choose to erase me. Maybe even more, if you pass me to your children My worst enemy? it once ...
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The end of this journey

A great wise man once said that although it is only a foot or two away, this journey can take you many years. The end of this journey is what you seek, whether you know it or not. hint: To answer ...
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My head has no face

My head has no face, but I breathe and bleed. I am quiet, but my visitors love to sing. Who or what am I?
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When I run, I cannot walk

I can run, but I cannot walk. When not running, I cannot move. I only move back and forth. When I move, I move not only me. People cannot talk to me without sounding ...
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My cousins come in many colors

My cousins come in many colors. They are bought and sold. But me, I am always with you. Even when you're old. My cousins are more useful. But there is no use for me. I cannot be worn on clothing You ...
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As a snake impaled, I am not free

As a snake impaled, I am not free. Rather, I am displayed for all to see. Why do people not mourn me? Instead they want more of me. You want more? Four is my door. Who am I? note: I added 2 lines ...
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Four eyes have I, and a mouth of one

Four eyes have I And a mouth of one I do not speak For I have no tongue I have the curves To match my eyes I'm wide and skinny To no one's surprise I may be a female Given my start St. Louis holds The ...
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My three children define me

My three children define me. Without them I am nothing. My most active child is constantly busy. My second child stays the same but is always growing. I just don't know about my third child. Who am I?...
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A charade: first at the door, second cereal, third wanted, whole united

My FIRST is often at the front door; my SECOND is found in the cereal family; my THIRD is what most people want; my WHOLE is one of the united states. What am I?
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You touch me everyday

I am three. One of me can make it a challenge to see. One of me can be soft.. if I am not hard. Normally, I am spherical, unless something touches me. You touch me everyday.
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Beyond the beyond [closed]

Beyond the beyond In far reaches of flight Scarcely seen without a fight Broken packed cosmic twist Feathers splayed in the mist Strange wonder to behold To gaze upon it is bold Never lightly come ...
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God must live here

As a young child, you always live here. Later you leave me often. But you always return, sooner or later. I have no beginning or end. I am infinite. Therefore, if God exists, God must live here, too. ...
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Very unconfident until I die (riddle)

Nightly, to and fro, with I? Do back and forth to me. Can you knick knacks with I? I knack knicks. Very unconfident until I die. Hint: Another hint:
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Alone, together, and with friends

Alone I stand between the 23rd and the 25th, together with a friend I am 20, and if another friend joins in, we will be dirty. What am I?
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What's the boy's name?

A German car, a place to stay, a country in the Northern hemisphere, a beautiful girl, a unit prefix, a city in the Southern hemisphere, a green ranger, a rainy month, and a boy. What's the boy's ...
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You should run away. (Who am I)

In many people, I am not the first thing you want to have. Never would you want to give me to your family or friends. Sadly, I am often inevitable. Although, some purport to have a cure for me, but ...
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Naked, I make blue clothing - Riddle

Naked, I make blue clothing that I never wear Clothed, I am cold and shy People sell in shops what I give for free People travel far to receive my gifts. People travel far to avoid my gifts. ...
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We are twins. Who are we?

We are twins We are the gateway of silence We enrich your world, but you can live without us. We are your friends, but sometimes we can be loud when you don't want us to be. Sometimes we annoy you, ...
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What piece of furniture? [closed]

What piece of furniture can any mammal make, without tools?
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Who in the universe am I?

I love it green, but I inherited a blue one from my father, who now fancies red instead. My father did not have a father himself, and my sister loves to do solo. Who am I?
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Find the weakest link

This is a linking puzzle with a weak link. The links should form a circle connecting consecutive items and in the end connecting items 1 and 7 as well: A person with the same lastname as a ...
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Are rotton apples edible? [closed]

Choose the conclusion that validly follows from the argument below. Some apples are edible. All edible food are not rotten. Therefore A. All apples are not rotten. B. Some apples are rotten. C. ...
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Kaleidoscope of colors

I'm a kaleidoscope of colors, Red, blue, green of sorts You use me everyday, Even now you're using me, Or maybe my arch-rival... Cool as he is, he's - Mostly used offline! Yet, he's vital to many ...
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What do they have in common?

What is the link between an astronotical fish, an owner of crown jewels, Chelsea, an honoured Akira, and a synthesizer? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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When the scalpel is applied

What word is hidden in the following Limerick? ...
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Now we're ready for tea

What is the riddle asking? What is the answer? Don't lose this one, do the opposite! But you won't need eyes to do so. Then let it percolate, and remove any doubles. Now we're ready for tea, and with ...
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A burning sensation

What's the burning sensation in the following Limerick? ...
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The German's are Experimenting

Could I BE any more riddle. your holiday starts, forget happiness no out from these mates of no friendliness your past is what we think as space tortures, beginning to shrink follow the sheep of ...
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Riddle: Who wrote this doctoral thesis?

Who wrote this doctoral thesis? Published: August 1960 Abstract: Subject responses are investigated to antemeridial comestibles in the 510 nm range. Verbal responses was elicited by a hobbit ...
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A US English riddle: My name is a state that is not my state. When I am downtrodden, my oppressors take risks

I came up with this riddle a few days ago. It's my very first riddle, so it shouldn't be too hard to crack. The two hints are: My name is a state that is not my state. When I am downtrodden, my ...
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Classic “mathematical” riddle: 101 / 50 + 0 = 1/9. Who is it, and why?

I heard this classic riddle a long long time ago and really liked it, but I'm afraid it was way too simple for you all in the format that I originally heard it, so I have tweaked it just a little: ...
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Riddle - He who holds the answer may enter

Here's a riddle I used in a game some time ago. Not the best riddle ever, but we had fun solving it. It was written on a translucent door, on the frame of which was written "He who holds the answer ...
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The hardest string of words to verbalise in english

To clear some confusion, this is just a riddle. I think maybe the size is whats intimidating some, but it can be solved as you would any other riddle. There are no new techniques used here. atop the ...
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The story of green apples and red herrings

Let's say we are in a magic land with lots of fantastical animals and plants and whatever... Imagine you have way too much time, really like apples and love collecting and growing them. In fact, ...
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English-based riddle for a word

I wrote a riddle for a word about a year ago. I don't know how hard it is, but it becomes pretty obvious after you know the answer. Here it is: ...
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I need help on finding out what this means. I know there are 4 steps to it.

The driven ambitious with passionate zeal, Will step forward to discover the author’s reveal, With princes by men, In columns of ten, the experience the answer shall seal. QBOKD KWLSDSYX SC DRO ...
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It tears me apart, one more time

'1' is not considered as a prime number. Find my true self, kill eleven Germans The good disguise wins so you act as twins Prime number 7 encrypted in alpha Now try to soften but please, not often ...
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What country am I in?

Divide the length of my name by one letter, then multiply by 11 to get four times my meaning. What country am I in?