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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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 ...
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Name that Sandwich: I am a catalyst

I have an Earl to which I was born not on the beach and without a thorn No Rand; I am not the Grail I assist your game of cards, no fail Without my walls I'm not complete the epitome of ...
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The mystery of the skull

Puzzle: Identify whose skull is depicted at the bottom of this Russian icon. Bonus Point 1: Identify the two items depicted on either side of the cross.
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Dish Fit For A King - Find out what chef is cooking on an exciting new episode of The Riddling Chef!

Hello! And welcome to "The Riddling Chef," the show where the recipe is deliberately obscure! I'm Travis. Today, we're going to be making a dish fit for the king! The recipe was sent in by Edward and ...
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The Sativan Sultan - The leader of a proud, holy people, you must uncover their name

Born from the damming of a dam, my people are strong and hardy. Once holy servants to four kingdoms, their concurrent demise diminished our status. We are now a simple people, no longer worshiped by ...
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A Dark But Quite Progressive Puzzle. What's the musical solution to this riddle + cryptogram?

Well, my previous few puzzles have been too hard, so I've done my best to avoid that this time. If this one is too easy then let me know! :) This is a multi-part puzzle. We start with a riddle: I ...
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Flight Inc., supply order

Flight Incorporated has just recently posted these advertisements: Buying Fuel for High Prices! Buying fuel for our spaceships Fuel in possession/fuel needed in gallons: $\Delta = 1000/\...
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What did I see in Key West and the Pacific Northwest?

I saw one in Key West, and then I saw one in the Pacific Northwest. It has seven letters in its name, and uses each of the 5 standard vowels exactly once. What did I see?
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Software Riddle [Part 5!]

I am a site many use to play games. Others get my game engine to develop them. When developing you use the language Lua. I have many members signed up to use me. So the question is; What the ...
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Software Riddle [Part 4!]

This riddle is a computer language. Enjoy! My name is a dictionary word Built on microcomputers I'm general purpose My syntax is short, but easy I once was the "beginner" language My GOTO is very ...
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Software Riddle [Part 3!]

This is another software riddle. It's a game... Enjoy! I run off of a cup of joe I virtualized the sandbox And brought construction to the poor Some exploited me, and rose to wealth My founder once ...
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Riddle: Safety in numberS

My last one charged politically aimed at those who show hypocrisy if you want the bounty worthy of a Spartan then hearken here and answer this jargon. I am the reasons why you burn well after ...
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Solve this riddle: Twelve smooth pebbles

I wrote my first riddle. Twelve smooth pebbles sit facing the sky, With one large roof, keeping them dry. Listens and speaks at the same time, Knows every secret, both yours and mine....
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What I Am? - Essence of every living

In the essence of every living. And even in those who borders the live. There, I am. From the letters, I am the first. Five times the seven, five times the six and five times the one. But ...
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The Theographer's Journal - Discover an ancient secret and finish the work of a chronicler of the gods

This is a riddle worded as a historical excerpt for the sake of the decipherer's entertainment. Excerpt from the journal of Aulete of Hal-Saflieni, chronicler of the gods: One curious case is that ...
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Riddle Poem: “I go by many a name…”

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The Last Supper

Run and hide, the hunt has begun! Witches burn; no trial, no fun. Their hammer has struck a decisive blow, Letting little live and nothing grow. Their minds are made, their fates are sealed, Get ...
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Software Riddle [Part 2!]

The original by quynguyen2013 can be found here; Software Riddle I compile quickly, yet I'm dynamic. I was developed by a company you know well. I'm open-sourced and a lot like a snake. I ...
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Software Riddle

This riddle is a computer program/language. Enjoy! I used to love the Sun Now I pray to my oracle I'm said to virtualize all I'm not picky, working anywhere... I love my classes-all of them I love my ...
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This is a riddle

What is searching for letters exactly? What do we get when using letters literally? What does wordplay finally result in? And what is a metaphorical series? Is there also a word for the combination ...
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Explanation for the “I am whole but incomplete…” riddle?

I saw a riddle: I am whole but incomplete, I have no eyes, yet I see. You can see, and see right through me. My largest part is one fourth of what I once was. What am I? Apparently the answer is: ...
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Variations on a Theme

Instructions The game is to fill in the blank with a word or few - no more than three. No tricksy nonsense. No hidden meanings. No "lateral thinking". In fact, only vertical, parallel, dorsal, ...
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Riddle - who am I to gather such renown?

I might be a city in one of the 'stans. I might be a river or more in Australia. I might have once bifurcated cleanly. I might have colleges named after me. I might be said to be covered in blood. ...
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Simple twisting riddle

One of the riddles we used to have painted on the walls of one of our classrooms in secondary school (with the last part added in :+ ): What runs but doesn't walk, has a mouth yet still can't ...
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Name that Sandwich (2)

The epitome of an evil the skewed letter would label To many is such truth, not a fable Held tightly by urges of the seconds Within the sleepless cities that beckons Twice I hold the path of tea ...
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When does 1+1=3? [closed]

When does one plus one equal three?
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The Russian Birth Dilemma! [closed]

How is it possible that a person born in Russia, with parents that were indeed born in Russia, is not born as a Russian citizen? Tip: This riddle is a little tricky, but when you think about it ...
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Feel the Enlightenment!

Another riddle coming to you from the land of poets and thinkers! Focus on word building this time. Well, as you might have thought...it's easy. I decide if sweet or stinky For most locks I'm the ...
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Riddle without a twist (this riddle may/may not kill you!)

This is a riddle without a twist. A straight forward one. Not almost, but all the lines will point you in the right direction. The puzzle is really really easy. I am sure someone is going to post the ...
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Riddle with a twist

This is a riddle with a twist. Almost all the lines will point you in the right direction, but hidden somewhere in the riddle is a red herring. If you find the right solution, I'll accept your answer, ...
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Beware - this riddle might kill you!

The answer to this riddle is a single word. It should be slightly harder than my simultaneously posted Riddle with a twist, but still fairly easy. From the middle of the sun through all the rain, ...
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The 'number of months' challenge [closed]

Okay, here I am having a puzzle for you all. The puzzle is quite short and clear in it's own way I am telling you. Rather than a question it's more like a challenge to you all (answer is already known)...
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The hour glasses! [duplicate]

You have two hour glasses: A seven minute one and an 11 minute one. Using just these two hour glasses, accurately time 15 minutes.
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The Brother to Bones - Name the brother of the man-ape and the caprivore

The Man-ape's whose fur and name change in the cold. The caprivore with piercing teeth threefold. My adopted kin, for my only true brothers are gone. They melted to black before history's dawn. ...