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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Riddle… I am like a dear halo

I am like a dear halo, Plucked from a rainbow, A tight noose brings me to life, With the repeated stab of a knife, Old grief of the elephants, Holy like the elements, I penetrate a scar of my soft ...
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What Am I?…If you throw me out the window

If you throw me out the window, I'll leave a grieving wife. Bring me back, but through the door, You'll see someone giving life. What am I? Quite old ...
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Riddle with heavy answer

Ok, you hacked my other riddles pretty quickly, but this one is meant to give you heat.. There you go: ...
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The egocentric one

Here is the next one for you. I recommend using a list for this. Oh, almost forgot to tell you that it's freaking easy. Have fun! Even if tiny I call you tall The first two lines contain no hint at ...
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The Crown of the Torah

This should be an easy one if you have a Bible handy: My name is Kether Torah, the Crown of the Torah. I am a pillar of righteousness, and a foundation of mercy. I am four, and three, ...
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Name that entity (4)

Created or evolved whatever you please walk in my shoes, which I can't seize A computer originated world, I won't fathom my death by some considered gruesome I know how to live do not give me ...
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Riddle about mysterious family

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White Dancer Riddle

Given the following properties, what am I? I'm white. I can dance although I typically don't. I can be bound to a contract. I am rubbed frequently before I am seen and thrown away. I am a inanimate ...
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Riddle in an epitaph [closed]

A man was walking through a graveyard and saw the following words written on his father's tombstone: be I me was will you What was the father's epitaph? You will need to know the correct order of ...
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There are many different types of men

Disclaimer: no offence intended to Americans, Australians, or any other group! It's all part of the puzzle. What am I talking about in the following riddle? There are many different types of men; ...
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Taming the beast

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Name that entity (3)

We are dotted around and what all life need for structure, stability and to feed Some share the name of what we hold others bear the names of characters of old Nomads we fear will make us stray or ...
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Another riddle for scientists

I have one start and usually many endings. I'm very smart when guiding you to sorted findings. For you I offer many useful suggestions but I only answer to "yes-no" questions. (The title gives ...
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Identity crisis. What exactly am I?

Application of the mind is where I begin Depictions of what is, what was, will be, and perhaps have never been Vibrant color with each illustrious stroke one will strive Unlimited potential for an ...
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Riddle Poem: These four require a detour

Most in our family Are born whole and quickly. But not us four Who require a detour. We don't want to interrupt Until the rest is developed. So until then we wait To be put into ...
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What could I possibly be?

Possibly known to all, especially to your drums Particularly when a police officer comes Sultry grin, haughty glance Very few have ever eyed askance Red, flowing hair my long distant cousin has ...
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What do I search for?

In the morning you brush your teeth with it. (hopefully) You can sit on it. At night you lay down on it. No hints needed, my father told me that one ages ago and ...
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It rhymes and wonders: who am I?

I tossed off this quick one. Does that make me a tosser? I know what is or isn't,   but never what might be; And many claim to know me,   though many disagree; There are no sly ...
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Name that entity (2)

I answer all who can connect I amend mistakes without respect I aim to place, I aim to serve I give you knowledge with little reserve In me, the primary colours I do hold Though two had a child ...
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A riddle worth this site

So... Second riddle for me. Somehow more difficult than the last one. Pick a side, then relax it may take a hour or two. If you throw it, then it cracks, but it puzzles, why would you? ...
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Homemade riddles

I have 3 riddles for you that I got from here. Riddle 1: I am larger when cold and shrink when warm. You can see me, but you cannot touch me. Riddle 2: When people need me, they throw me ...
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Holy as the elements

Everybody should be able to solve this one! You might try to pet me or kick my butt but you can not touch me no matter what If you gave me presents I'd leave you for sure but take what's around me ...
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An interesting point?

I'm a length of hard wood Hooped with iron at each end Used for making a block Or a case to defend My sound is like silence: Dumb, irrelevant am I Talk about me forever For I point to the sky Hint 1 ...
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If you have me, you don't have

I hope you guys like this one: ...
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What Am I - Riddle Part 7

In one form I am very tall, in another, elegant In one form I am happiness, in another, an eyesore In one form I am metal, in another, paper In one form Sasaki's lament, in another Greek ingenuity ...
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Owned by millions, seen by all … What is it?

Keeping the ball rolling from pacoverflow's post here, I've written a similar riddle. Never having done this before, I hope I've managed to strike a balance between being too easy and being impossibly ...
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I hope your brain won't fall apart

I'm the one to be told at the very end just get rid of the old before you descend I'm the tie on your neck if you slice it apart and the third in the group rhyming is hard I'm the first of the ...
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What Am I Riddle (Part 6)

Am I real? It's up to you.. I am real, if you flip me.. But, once you flip, I may bite you... If I spit a 'POLO', I will become a little good.. If I split a 'POLO', I will become a little more good.. ...
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Name that entity

I dont know how this one might go down, but no chance of finding out if not asked Name the entity being described Me and my family made in the UK the lesser of 3 my siblings say Kept together ...
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What kind of tree am I?

I am a tree on highest mountain. I am many, don't try countin'. I grow skinny. I grow fat. Chop me down and I'll grow back. Many mountains are my home. You don't plant me. I just grow. ...
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Are you clever enough?

I'm always in your thoughts, technically twice If displayed correctly, just to be precise If you see my left you will call me a con and it would tear me apart if you called me John Take down a note ...
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Guess The Object - What Am I Riddle (Part 5)

Since part 4 is dragging it's feet, What am I? Puny mortals, I control your very lives! When I'm angry, you cease motion, but yield to my envy, Without me you descend into chaos, I am ...
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Guess The Object - What Am I Riddle (Part 4!)

I am something that everyone needs. You use me many times in different ways. Sometimes you only use part of me, Others you only use most of me. You always turn and bend me to your will. ...
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Guess the object - What Am I Riddle (Part 3)

I'm lying down, with a dah-ditty-dah, in the middle of the end, I'd hang upside-down similarly with my friend, Were I to flip over, with a dah-ditty-dah, it'd be the middle of the day, Right way up I ...
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Guess the object - What Am I Riddle (Part 2)

Having gotten accepted on part 1, here I go: Who am I? You'd like to know, so please just ask who's there, You might have a laugh on my account, I don't really care, If not it's still OK, that's ...
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Guess the object - What Am I Riddle (Part 1)

In one form I can stretch to infinity, in another I have a clearly defined limit. In one form I am very flexible, in another I am exceedingly rigid. In one form intersections are catastrophic, in ...
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My Famous Family and Me

You've seen me often, know me well, my name the scribes and sages tell. My many kin you also know, but I'm most famed, as our kind go. One sister's love is grand largesse, another's like me, more or ...
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Riddle Poem: It can be a celebrity and nothing at once

I just wrote this poem. I hope you guys like it. This thing can be so tiny, That's when it has the most variety. Standing up straight it is surrounded, Otherwise it can make things ...
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Murder of the President - Part 4

This is Part 4 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answers for Murder of ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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Nobody knows me. Nobody wants me

You are going through the belongings of your recently deceased uncle and come upon a small wooden box with the following inscription, presumably describing its contents. Those who take me, won't ...
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Invisible to the eye - What is it that I am speaking of

It is invisible to the eye, yet it is a stranger to no one. It weighs less than air, yet it is sharper and more keen than any knife, sword, or blade. It comes from nothing, but it has the ...
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Pointlessly difficult to get a meal here, isn't it?

Carl and Mike are two great friends. They grew up together and stay together a lot. They both LOVE the delicious turkish meal Kebab and eat it very often. One day Carl comes to Mike with great news. ...
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Guess the twins with something that smells between them [closed]

Here is a quick riddle. We are twins. Between us something smells. Can you guess who we are?? Please place your answers in spoiler tags.
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The Answer is in the Question…

So I have a question for you all, it's probably not too hard for you but it's relatively simple: How many times does variable appear? The hint for the variable is pretty short too: I am very small, ...
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A mirror of events

This is where yesterday follows tomorrow, departure follows arrival, front follows back, start follows end, past follows future and even life follows death. What is it?
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Who is this old man?

The little old man has twelve children: some short, some long, some cold, some hot. Who is he?
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A seven letter word - the meaning doesn't change if you remove letters

I am a seven letter word. If you remove one letter from me my meaning does not change. If you remove two letters from me my meaning still does not change, and if you remove three letters from me, my ...
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Riddle of the Unwanted Present

The one who made it didn't want it The one who bought it didn't need it The one who received it didn't wish for it The one who used it never saw it What was it?
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Timepieces and Moving Parts

The sundial keeps time with the fewest number of moving parts. Which timepiece has the most moving parts?