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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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This puzzle is driving me #$&@!

So, I've been given these strange blocks of clues. I've read them end to end but frankly I just can't make head or tail of them! I know I must be missing some kind of connection somewhere. Can't you ...
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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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Lost at sea, I'm out of this world

At first, I'm hazy With a switch, I'm explosive Lost at sea, I'm out of this world Without you, I'll be taught What am I?
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Red herring (Title must be at least 15 characters.)

The postwar confusion by Avigrail, 2016 There's no one left but a group of 5 Two of the group in an ongoing strife The rejoicing third taking all the pride Dear stranger, will you pick your side? One ...
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A Riddle for Puzzlers

My first is found in Aquaman's new super-secret lair. My second is a prison where a climbing snail's ensnared. My third, repeated seven times, requires punctuation. My fourth comprises eight ...
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The bigger I am, the less I will hold. Who or What am I?

What am I? The bigger I am, the less I will hold. No one else would be so bold. I get comfy in the car, as we travel real far. I used to get used a whole lot. Now, nobody gives a squat. ...
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My roommate's short riddle

My roommate (rm) this morning suddenly give me this riddle, rm: Hi, good morning! I have a nice riddle for you me: Seriously? Isn't this too early? rm: 'mon, just guess who I am You ...
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Huh? That's a word?

I am a word with 6 letters. I contain a "la" in the middle, in in the beginning, and at the end. What am I?
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Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art. What am I?

Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art, Sometimes I'm near and dear to your heart, I have been known to bring about pain, And yet I deliver relief just the same, You know where I live, yes you know it ...
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I'm not a Terrorist!

I'm not a terrorist, but you don't like me,  I'll mess up your code and your recipes,  I'll bring software to its knees,  You can find one like me in all industries. Who am I? Hint:
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Computer riddle: I treat vars like D

Little 'bout my age: far from that of B Yet in my syntax, you will find some C The way I treat vars, that is much like D I do take objects, but I'm not like E If it starts with F, you'll know ...
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Many feet - can you tell me my name?

Consider the following: One foot Three feet Four feet These are (in no particular order): my purpose, what I am, and what I have. Wait, one of those is a misspelling! Can you tell me my name?
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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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Is Grandpa right? Another Grandpa mystery

Grandpa likes Warren Buffet but not Bill Gates Grandpa likes Prince Harry but not Prince William Grandpa likes President McKinley but not President Clinton Why is that?
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In the olden days, I was feared, for my name meant certain death

here is another riddle I came up with. In the olden days, I was feared, for my name meant certain death. Nowadays I describe the gentle wind's cold breath. when you are young, you hate me,...
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I have hundreds of friends. What am I?

I am neither a living being nor an object. I have hundreds of friends, but they usually reject me. Sometimes they let me join them, but it's always temporary. Although without him none of us ...
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A single word - what am I?

A musician oft rehearsed Together with his part reversed But he was not himself as such A single word - two's much too much
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I am part of your body

I am part of your body. Without my head, I can live in the forest. Without my tail, I will be something a ball can do. And without my head and my tail, You must remember me. What am I?
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Talk about Grandpa's weird talk: Who are these folks?

"These guys are strange" exclaimed Grandpa "Why?" I opened my mouth. Too late. "They constantly talk about only one country and only one sport-- boring sport if you ask me, and, get this, only one ...
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Tell me who I am: To lead, she leads, daughter my

I am not married, but a daughter have I And to lead, she leads, daughter my I was part of the li'l boy that once rocked history I am just you, I ain't a mystery Who am I?
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Stonehenge - the true purpose

During the last year I've been working on solving the mystery behind these funny stones in Wiltshire, England. Now I'd like to have you join in on the fun and hope you enjoy discovering the true ...
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Mostly pluses and minuses: says Grandpa

"You know, these little devils?", says Grandpa "Billions of them. Everywhere. Here, outside! Very useful" "but their names get bad rap, you know", he sighed. "They are mostly pluses and ...
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Curiouser and Curiouser

CHAPTER ONE Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: when she was overcome with the strangest sense of deja vu, and saw a 7x3 grid of ...
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This riddle is not to see but to solve

Sitting on a fish, in the north. Sitting on you, further north. Getting angry, in the west. Solemn faced, in the east. At the bottom, in the middle. Using rope, in the southeast. What ...
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I am a former model

A long time ago, I used to be a model, Even though I was a bit thick boned, I'd dress in casual clothes like everyone else, I could have been a thousand different things, I was way ahead of my time, ...
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The Dance of Love?

Romeo and Juliett are sitting idly in the lobby of their hotel awaiting their chaperone for the evening. Romeo takes a sip from his glass of whiskey as he watches his wife consume pages of abstract ...
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I'm 3 things in 1. What am I?

Do this to a crop Do it with a cup Do it with your hand If you're feeling stuck Do it to your enemy If you're truly vicious Do it to their house and home If you are ...
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What is James's middle name?

There once was a man called James who liked to use different names If you're slick and astute by removing the fruit your favorite flava remains What was his middle name?
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I Learned a New Word Today

To start the day off, I went for a swim Then dug up a tuber with vigor and vim. I scored it as 10. It was proper and prim. A relative came. One clue: it's a him. A movie with guns, hats and ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently ...
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No Answer Should Answer

One day, the King ordered me to visit the city of NASA to find a rare herb to cure his daughter's illness. However, upon arriving at the city's gate, a guard stopped me. "Hello, why are you here?" ...
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find who am I Riddle?

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, Five in the middle is seen First of all figures, the first of all letters, Take up their stations between Join all together, and then you will ...
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RIDDÅL - another unfinished flat-pack puzzle

This is an entry to the 19th Fortnightly topic challenge Yesterday I got a package in the mail. Attached to its top was a letter: Dear Alconja, That's strange, I thought... Must have gone to the ...
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A firm farewell - Rest in piece

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The Hidden Treasures

Credit: Brandon X. My friend made this riddle and I think it’s pretty well made with lots of components, so here it is: ...
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I use many languages, but speak only one. What am I?

I am not blind I am not dull I use many languages but speak only one. What am I?
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The Curse of the Ancients

The night has grown fearful. It has been a fortnight since the rising - when the dead have begun to shamble out of their graves, hunting and preying on sleeping men and women and children. The people ...
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It's good for puzzling

The images below can be connected by a single word. What is the word and what are the connections?
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Hint : I have 4 siblings

Last week I met this guy who asked me for my number. I told him that I will tell him only if he answers one of my questions first. He agreed. "What is the one thing common between China, North ...
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What screams from the ears and listens from the mouth?

I have ears but failed to listen I have mouth but failed to scream but good thing! I have ears to scream I have mouth to listen
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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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I may also be found in your body

My infix won't tell you a thing, But you can find me from the rest: My suffix sounds exactly like me, And my prefix is already half known. In wood or wire, what am I?
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Am I a sailor or a bunny?

When I am blue, you can drink me When I am red, I'll disappear I have serenity and cleverness But I become a wolf if you double me I have only 12 friends But I haven't seen them in ...
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I was round a long time ago

I was round a long time ago. Then I was brought to you without breath and you got upset when I went around the bend saying I was no longer fresh enough. I used to come and go, but now I decided to ...
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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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A strange family indeed

We are a family of members twenty-four. There used to be more, But we threw them out the door. Except four of them would rather stay And I think that's okay As long as they don't play. ...
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From Each According To Their Own

I was amused to hear the following conversation between three of my acquaintances. 1: What is it? 2: Look! That bird has got two beaks. Men! Walnuts for eyes every one! 3: Calm down, woman. ...
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You need me. What am I?

I am usually roseate, But not always. I am sometimes inconsiderate; But you need me. I protect my jewel That sometimes moves Because without it; I cannot confess, ...
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This riddle's solution may take you years to complete!

You've seen me your whole life. A bar man may pass me, A woman paid to tell lies may create me, And a reverend might mistake me for a silver coin. Sometimes I am finished in just a breath;...
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I sound like death when I am alone - Riddle

I sound like death when I am alone, Though I am no longer made of bone. With a friend our shapes may range From the eyes of a serpent to the cars on a train. But that's just in my ...