Questions tagged [riddle]

A riddle gives indirect clues about an unnamed object or concept to be identified.

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What does this message say?

I have a very... odd... friend. We were talking the other day and I texted him asking him his favourite food. He replied with the following: ...
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A curious little planet

Somewhere in this universe, there is an extremely tiny planet covered entirely in water. The only inhabitable surface on The entire planet is a raised Platform that keeps the animals on the planet ...
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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I'm positive this is another Riley riddle

My prefix is good; I'm skilled in my field. My infix is nonsense; I fall to pieces. My suffix is the massive weight of a hundred darts. All in all, I am minuscule, yet present everywhere. ...
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And it goes around

A short riddle. It has been through the Sandbox. ...
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Marking the Occasion

I don't have any letters. I used to have one letter (and a dash). If you run, I have one letter (and a digit). When I have twelve letters, no two of them are the same. What am I?
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Enjoying a rest from the long commute!

You ask me where I used to work before I was retired? Perhaps you’ll know if I tell tales of workers that I’ve fired... The first who came and worked with me was fresh from Ivy League, But ...
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Hmm another Riley Riddle

My prefix can sting My suffix, anything My infix is king My time is coming (or my suffix is anything, but it doesn't scan so well) Many thanks to Riley for this puzzle format.
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Very few of me to see

There are very few of me to see. If there were none, there might (not) be glee. Easy, 1 thing to rid of me. I can come and go fast, to those readily! You might not notice, look carefully....
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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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Anagram fills all the blanks

Continuing with the theme " Same word fills all the blanks" here is a riddle where the anagrams of ONE WORD fill all the blanks. One concession: Apostrophe allowed. NO using Anagram Solver or any ...
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Is this the first riddle?

Ten million pies in a year Or so it seems to my ear. I'm around when you want more, But the smallest sliver is in store. I'm here if you want to fight. Silver is a lovely sight. I approve: ...
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Might Be Old, Might Be Egg

The first and oldest, strong and bright Performs his duty dawn to night. Inside a curve a humble stick Does even better - what a trick! Many turnings, night and day, Dust that runs a narrow ...
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I'm not a whale or a dolphin

I'm a brave charismatic Iranian, And a cheeky Egyptian rogue, And a small mongrel amphibian, And a serene nameless lake, I'm all twelve of these things but only one at a time, Despite what you may ...
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The bar has been raised

I have two directors, but no actors. I have three numbers, but no equations. I have two letters, but no packages. I have nine dots, but no vectors. I have fifteen lines, but no ...
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The king and two poisons [duplicate]

There is a kingdom and in the kingdom when you drink a poison the only way to cure yourself is to drink a stronger poison to neutralize it. The King wants to make the strongest poison possible in ...
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Some use me frequently - others never at all. What am I?

My beginning lights up your world. My end is pretty logical. My middle is kind of sleepy. Some use me frequently - others never at all. What am I?
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What place is this?

The following text is a clue and will lead to a place on earth. The answer will be one word containing eight characters. Can Heaven flush its Gates as innocent Kisses, then must we all take Heed, ...
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It is a very big state: Says Grandpa

"Wow, this is a very big country, our USA" Said Grandpa. He was looking at the USA map. "Everyone knows that" My two cents. "Did you know that California is twice as big as Nebraska?" "Could ...
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Oh, what's he posting riddles about now?

Sometimes I'm very hard to hear, So listen up and strain your ear. With sixteen added, I'm twenty-three. Or, with fourteen, I'll wave at you. Bring me low and I'm just storage, But call ...
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My friend is quite silly

You can meet my small friend at -1. You can meet my American friend at -2. You can meet my very rare friend at -3. One of my friends is quite silly. One of my friends is very proud. ...
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Pieces of candy

So, this is my first attempt at a puzzle on here. I've no idea how easy/hard this will be. Puzzle: Barry, Susan and Jonah are friends. One day the three walked into a candy shop. The three later ...
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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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Harder than hard [closed]

A life inside the confining dark Their work unseen, but try to hark Hark to what they say, get steady Go ahead and free one already From my experience I can tell I'm very close to my defeat Maybe a ...
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Mint, orange or pear

My prefix prefix comes from near the Med, my infix infix is slightly weird, my suffix suffix is brightly coloured, I am something sweet which may be sprayed.
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What is the reward?

You come in a room, there is someone on a stage, saying something. He has a star and a number that changes on his chest. There is a lot of people in this room, only the ones who speak also ...
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A simple lover's riddle

I share not quite the name of a british lover of many And when I close my eyes, I see a queen in front of me Know that I am all blackness without a french woman Who am I ? And don't ...
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The 3 keys of the past

The key to this puzzle is the past You don't need another hint...
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The Five Friends

Once upon a time there were four friends. They hung around together, nearly always in the same order like this: A B C D They were noted for their cheerful sounds. Even on those occasions when ...
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Did you miss me? Here's a riddle!

My first is sunny and may be found here in Hades; My second is funny and may be found here in Hell. My third is charged, found liberated in Alicante; My fourth is rare and found liberated in Iberia. ...
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Please, I'm not scary!

Many people consider me to be a beast. Something scary, something people are afraid of. However, my family knows that not everything should be judged by the outside. Today, I came home from school to ...
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Down a Golden Path Go I

Down a golden path go I Companions likewise go To reach the Center of our world On busses, to and fro A weir I reach My path is blocked 'Till doppelganger shows To help me breach ...
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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Are You All of These, or Just The One?

I am looking for someone to be my match. Try this riddle to see if it's you. This riddle is slightly different, but I think you will get used to it with time. Your brain is evolved, is it not?...
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My unique children

I am new here. I really like puzzles, riddles and logic thinking. So, as an introduction, I created a very easy riddle. Hope it is good enough for everyone. :D Can someone help me what should I do ...
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Superb Undeniably Awesome Legend!

Never try to ignore, b'lieve in the pentagonal head of mine. It gives you my first three, out of nine. As a rightful person, look and say to my face. Three of these and thrice more, ...
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To tell me who I am, you must have made me cry

They paid to see it and they applauded, as this concept was very new. But only I could relate, for the differences in our cases were very few. This made me sad and I chose to cry. It’s the only time ...
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Unknown transposition cypher puzzle

The text is: ...
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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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If this were an answer, what would be the question?

Heading down to the city of Thebes, you encounter a Sphinx who stops you in your journey and speaks to you. The Sphinx has a riddle for you: if you can solve it, she will let you pass; if you fail, ...
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Riddling for fun

Ladies and gentlemen, I will defend you. I am not a comedian, but will entertain you. I can’t be dangerous, yet my half-name is. Can you name me the hero of this colorful quiz? Time for the ...
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Riddles whose answer is “the moon” [closed]

The short version: what are five riddles whose answer is "the moon"? Longer: I'm preparing to run the D&D module "White Plume Mountain". At one point in that Adventure there's an encounter with ...
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Just a short riddle

Fellow puzzlers, I suddenly came up with an idea for a nice riddle. Here it is: I'm a snake on an island, I'm certain letters (possibly with something to end). I'm in the DNA of a tree, ...
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A very questionable driver [closed]

I start on red, I stop on green; Don't care about yellow, if ever seen. Who or what am I?
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I'm big, I'm small, I'm great - What am I? [closed]

I, myself, make no sound but you've heard me, at any rate With my help, you may be drowned I'm big, I'm small and I'm great I am quite the hair raiser What am I? Edit: Apologies for creating a ...
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A rather creepy duo

Black is the mother, white is the daughter Life is their enemy, death is their friend One never speaking, one never silent Where one is, the other will be in the end Who or what are they?
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One plus five is four?

First puzzle! Might be a little easy... :P Real life has you feeling bore,      or maybe you puzzle to feel alive. Must it all be just a chore? A fake world is ...
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Who killed Mr. Green, and Why?

One sun-shining day in London, Twelve people attended a party. They didn't know who was coming, But they hoped the time would be hearty. Four husbands and wives were attending, Each one of two boys ...
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What am I? I can be green but then I can hardly be seen

I can be green but then I can hardly be seen I can be yellow and people will let me mellow I make people dance but they won't like the chance I like to be this way around but when you think not I ...
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I have keys, but I have no locks

I have keys, but I have no locks. Some consider me majestic. Other find me annoying. I can do back, but not forward. I am happy. I am sad. I can hold you in suspense. What am I?

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