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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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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?
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The sands of life are running out

The one I obey, my dear commander Keep on running I will not slander For I know you will follow my lead Call me in if you are in need If one commands the other will follow That's the deal, one has ...
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Lying, truthful and merciless guards (variation)

This is a variation of the riddle of 2 guards and 2 doors: You are stuck in a room with 3 doors. Each of the doors have a guard posted. One guard always tells the truth, one always lies, and the ...
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Riddle Me This. What Object am I?

I am an object. Hard at heart, I can be shaped the same, Thickened, I added to Nostradamus's fame, My two faces are sharp or sweet While the air grows warm, I am a delightful treat Often in pairs, ...
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Riddle double-dactyl: Hollywood-Shmollywood

This is a riddle in double-dactyl form: Hollywood-Shmollywood Terrible ancients Are now resurrected In picture and sound. “Amateur fadsters!” cry ???????????????, “We liked them when ...
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A linguistic object of rare beauty - what am I?

Can you solve the following riddle? Solid, misshapen, sad, I is - a linguistic object of rare beauty. What am I? (This is somewhat experimental and I am not sure how hard people will find it. But I ...
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Riddle quatrain: A paper pound of wrong and round

A paper pound of wrong and round, A minty piggy named. Dividing nine, some yours, some mine, A syzygy is claimed. To start off the new year, my first riddle! I'd really appreciate feedback. ...
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Integer that divides into 2π to yield an integer

Here's a seemingly simple riddle (and it's a riddle and not just a word problem) I thought up two days ago (although it's simple enough that I can easily imagine someone else has thought of it before ...
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Puzzle : O' Barber , Who Art Thou?

I was working my way through some puzzles , when I came across the following question: An ancient Sicilian legend says that the barber in a remote town who can be reached only by traveling a ...
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Are you clever enough? In memory of Avigrail

This riddle is dedicated to Avigrail, a brilliant riddler. There are four parts to this puzzle. Each of them points towards the same solution, and you can get the solution from any one on its own, ...
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Who am I? I arrived and departed with a dirty snowball. Play it!

Who am I? I grew up   where Mischa's brother, the doctor,   ate human liver with bitter wine:   in soccer, a yellow card offence, I hear. I trained as a cub   where in ancient ...
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What are the names these riddles point to?

I'm playing an interactive text game and I'm stumped by the following riddles (the answers are names per the game context): A villain with a common heart. Ten is his end, but he's fifty to start. ...
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Christmas Day Cryptogram / Riddle

This is a cryptogram puzzle, with some riddle-style clues to help you solve it. When you find the thing that links all of the clues, that will let you deduce the keys to decipher the cryptogram. Here ...
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A man, a woman, and a pot of tea

A married couple making themselves some tea, but which is the man and which is the woman? It's impossible to tell from their names, so let's have some clues... Look at the one on the left. If it's a ...
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Is the magic liquid in the bottle safe to drink?

You buy a bottle with a letter from the merchant, the merchant tells you that when you drink the liquid in the bottle it grants you eternal life, he supposedly deciphered this from the letter. ...
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What am I? 'Tis the season of mutual puzzling

I'm born when one is over the treasure spot, I'm used when you drive to buy a present, I'm born in the spirit of mutual gift-giving, Yet I'm literally a super negative one. Kinda short, so ...
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What do we share?

We are a town in Lincolnshire and a funeral carriage; a mechanism for filling water tanks and a book of photographs; and, according to hearsay, a strong form of uniform continuity and a semi-precious ...
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Not the Jay you saw in “Clerks”

Hello everyone, my name is Jay I work for you 24 hours a day, but don't get me wrong I know not Silent Bob and got nothing to do with weed on the job. My kind can be you or you can be me if you know ...
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Who am I? I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil

I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil, My forebears once dined 'cross the ol' English channel. If fish is your wish, I can help fill your dish, I go well with pie and with freshly cut ...
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Did you forget to double-check?

Lo! I heard you have gone to war. Alluding to my utter demise. Trees are what you used to fear, blobs of nothing, nothing is best. Return to the start, and commence to walk. Do it no more ...
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A gold ring? A door? What am I?

Like my last post, if no one gets this for 3 weeks, I will post the solution. If no one gets this for 1 week, I will post a hint. Here is the riddle: In Korea, a door as bears fall up. In America, a ...
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From $b$ to $a$, and then $a$ to $b$, come find me!

$\mathfrak{From\>}b\>\mathfrak{to\>}a,\mathfrak{and\>then\>}a\>\mathfrak{to\>}b,\mathfrak{come\>find\>me!}$ ...
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See thine self through its misty cover / and thy will see naught within it… What is it?

See thine self through its misty cover and thou wilt see naught within it. See the floor through what it has uncovered and thy will see it naught it all. It's ate 'twixt the bookends of ...
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letter from a great adventurer

Who or what is our hero, the adventurer? :) Now extra long and extra easy: ...
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Riddle + cryptogram: Wkkvraazmnjsjdd? Prjlmxnp ulffejy lfxt lsp? Rovn ojs oon jgc!

This is a cryptogram puzzle. You get a riddle-style clue and some encoded text ('ciphertext'). Your task is to find the plaintext (the original, un-encoded, text). The clue is: Conceptualised by ...
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A fairly simple riddle: When is 90 greater than 100? [closed]

Here's a fairly simple riddle: When is 90 greater than 100? (And it's not when you're on the negative side of the number line. Although it is true, it is not the answer)
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Riddle Poem: “Within me you will find…”

Who or what is this poem referring to? Within me you will find One of like heart and mind. As well as an entity With inverted geography. While I represent symmetry Mirrors can show ...
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I'm but a speck of fairy dust

A simple riddle of mine, focused towards meter and rhyme. I'm but a speck of fairy dust A glitt'ring jew'l, but only just So small I scarcely can be seen A trinity in me convenes And yet ...
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What am I? (my first riddle): While swinging my fin I fight for a grin

This is my first riddle and I think it should be easy for you guys. While swinging my fin I fight for a grin I woosh back and forth Killing millions on both Destroying evil day and night ...
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Job Ad - A Legitimate Business needs discreet help. What do they need?

Need a courier to help us send a message. Must have good aim. Are you something of a creative type, the type whose mind moves in ways other than black and white? Do you understand discretion when ...
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Name that Sandwich: I am the End

This is no enigma Just a shameful stigma We have split apart for good A malevolent stance taken as it should Our contract now null and void Desiring to inhabit a separate planetoid Once classed as ...
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Tea father? Drink!

I am a body thats for sure Ire I held for my neighbours, so pure My north teamed up while the south went solo We remember the severe lack of the potato My symbol riddled with the need for ...
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The Exodus (speak the Pharaoh's name)

Once upon a time, Pharaoh sat upon his high throne, overlooking his realm, a dark realm indeed, bounded on four sides. His anger burned against his Hebrew subjects, neither young and old, nor rich ...
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One small step for me, one giant leap for riddles!

Gluttony at the heart of me Famed worldwide for catastrophe We tell ourselves we won the race We delete, deny and cover all trace Our pride blinds us to stupidity Attitudes towards us ...