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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A man I met at a bathhouse that would have been totally quiet if not for the rain outside

DISCLAIMER: This is a mostly fictional story. It's been an incredibly busy start to the year, I've barely had time to rest or relax. So, when I had a free Saturday night a few weeks ago, I went to ...
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Slowly decaying vehicles

It cannot quite talk back (Well, almost cannot), Nor used to measure value. It's sticky but not brown. Clad in warning colours, But ever so good to eat. Often found in winter To make ...
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Nine is the limit

My first is in a bank, My second is an evergreen, My third is for your benefit My fourth is in a store, My fifth is identical, If you've found the pattern What is my sixth? Those ...
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Worlds. My first ever riddle

I say plenty but never with sound; Free to say anything, yet always bound. I like to be kindled but never kindling. I'm always turned yet the same way round. Born from a tree, but not in ...
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Back with another one-line wonder!

When a roman emperor tilted his head, he became nothing. Why?
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Riddled with (w)holes

With holes, I hold. With holes, I am whole. Try to make more, and there are less. Try to make more, and I am less. What am I?
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A hopeless optimist - who am I?

I can be a hopeless optimist, or crookedly straight My three beginnings are half of an eight The rest of me works hard as a fool I may be pretty ugly, but also nerdishly cool Who am I?
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I Am Not Good with Boomerangs

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. I Am Not Good with Boomerangs, But things I throw out sometimes return. I am Not a Ninja But have expertise, and for speed I ...
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Mr.Q : How to make a potion

Mr.Q got a magical potion recipe. But he could not decipher the contents of the recipe and asked you for help. Here is a recipe for potions. ...
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The Great Escape: Room 1

You wake up trapped in a room. In front of you is a door. Next to the door there is a computer. On the computer you see the following Select the correct image to open the door Tries Left: 1 ...
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One for All, and All for One

We three are one For ear or tongue Yet not for eye nor hand Of our good three But one lacks three As this riddle lacks we
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I am an expression of a deer mint - Clue One

You wake up one morning, and immediately look over at the letter on your bedside table. It reads: Dear [redacted]: You have been chosen to assemble the most powerful thing in the world - the [...
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How can I avoid the “Riddle-maker's Dilemma?”

When writing riddles, I often encounter an issue that I've decided to call the "Riddle-maker's Dilemma." (Forgive me if there's already a name for this.) In short, the line of thinking goes like ...
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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Snow White, ...bits in a byte, ...tripod's upright, ...and a number that is quite lucky at least in my opinion. Then there's you plus... ...
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The Mysterious Multi-Purpose X

I was on my computer last night and I happened to be thinking of something very useful to me that I will call X. I was hungry so I added 15 to it like this: $15 + X$ That did the trick. Later on, ...
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I'm more than my brother but have less

We are two brothers bounded by a circle I'm his double but he has twice more legs than me What are we?
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Just a few numbers

Here are the clues; I'm a riddle inside an enigma wrapped up in a mystery. Some respected scholars won't even agree I'm the right answer when you've found me. You don't have to be a mathematician ...
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If I am dead there is no death; What am I?

If I am dead there is no death, But nor would life exist, No universe would ever be, No water, earth, or stone. No riddle ever spoke or read, My binding spell escapes, Unconquered by ...
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A Riddle of Considerable Magnitude

I am a quite enormous space And ten of me's the farthest place. Two of those may place the bait And ten times more stands tall and straight. The answer is a single English word.
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To have and to hold

I found this odd list in an abandoned shack, tucked into the first few pages of the Divine Comedy. Can you help me figure out what exactly this person was collecting? The compendium of organs and ...
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Powers of two my children be

Powers of two my children be, Arriving in birth years separately. Their sum is now the reverse of me And the years between me and a power of three. My digit difference is the number ...
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The Riddling Tree

Decoded message, which now needs to be solved) Amongst the trees one stands alone, Through the ages he's aged and grown, Here to tell all that see, Of their desperate, despairing plea. ...
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Find the place, find the palace

A part of me was a mode of transportation in the past. A part of me is the mode of transport in the present. A part of me is an important place in two fictional novels. A part of me has acted in the ...
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I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains

I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains, Alongside the gas in the clouds and the iron of the earth, At times I can be white and frosty, red and fiery, or blue and stormy, What am ...
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I am old, and I am fast

I am old, and I am fast. I prefer to stay low, I dislike heights. I never take the easy way. You run with me right now. What am I?
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I consist of three things. What am I?

I am made up of 3 things, of which 2 things are same. I have a total of 10 something inside me. If you see me properly, I am a palindrome. What am I?
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A crime has been committed! …so here is a riddle

Here is a riddle about a crime, forgive me as not all will rhyme, Am I trespassing? I am not! ...yet where I am matters a lot, I hurt someone? That is not true! I'm peaceful, kind and ...
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Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite

I am a common word that refers to a person. I rarely refer to very young people – in fact, the older a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if you pick two random ...
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What's his horse name?

You're an adventurer looking for treasures. During one of your journeys, you encounter a knight riding a horse who agrees to tell you informations about a huge treasure he has heard of. Only if you'...
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From warm to cold

I'm the start, my brother's the end. We're the places, where you'll be or have been. We sound similar but yet aren't the same. I bet that you know our names.
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What am I? (My first original riddle)

I am very new to writing riddles and such, so bear with me if this one is terrible. My prefix is the dream of many, but the life of very few. If you were my infix, you'd wish that you further ...
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The hangman game backward #3

Hangman game backward version 3 - guess what was the question: fill in "d" - Your white shirt soaked with my blood but you wouldn't care. fill in "n" - It will be nice to have it on table or bedside. ...
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Puzzle: Who is the winner of the Great Puzzling Trophy?

It’s the 10th annual award ceremony for the Puzzling StackExchange community! As the host and his attendants are handing out the awards to the best members of the community, they suddenly realize that ...
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Sought among many - What am I?

I am sought among many for what I can bring, but those who seek me do not like my twin brother. Both me and my brother can have power over others, but do not worry, as we do not use it ...
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I Almost am a Chicken

I almost am a chicken, Not quite a famous horse. Confined to my domain, I'll help you see the course. I almost am contagious, Not quite a Youtube part. Use a pencil when you're ready ...
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Porridge and monkeys dividing pancakes

My beginning might be porridge, My ending is all about dividing, My middle is almost a monkey, My whole is kind of like a pancake. What am I?
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Something in the TV

There is one answer that satisfies the title, and all of the lines below. I can bow to the enemy. I am the opposite of myself. I can help you, if you want to go back. I am known for staying ...
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We are brothers

We are five, Without us you will definitely strive. Eldest one always believes in us, Next one believes in nothing, (so remaining four said him goodbye) Youngest three together, are ...
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Dear ___________, this one's for you

Assemble, fine puzzlers, and hear my tale I promise, I won't be long You've seen many puzzles, and tried to prevail Some were right, and many were wrong. Today I give you a new ...
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What common word would we have after following these steps?

What common word would we have after following these steps? write down a zero put 50 on its left and 5 on its right add 1/5 of eight at the end
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Love and Vengeance

I'm in love, with one I ne'er could pair. But call me not a silly goose, for they're in me. I'm all for vendettas, but ne'er did kill a soul. Yet for taking revenge you will need my help. My next of ...
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The hangman game backward #2

Hangman game backward version 2 - guess what was the question, with only 1 letter missing: fill in a "b" - I might lose control anytime, so keep me on my toes. fill in an "m" - my brothers are all ...
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Help! Where am I?

Help! Can you tell me where am I? If you don't come soon, it'll be a bye-bye! It's hard to breathe, it's hard to walk And I met some citizens who can talk! First, Steven Spielberg, who ...
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I don't have luck on my side, but I have fortune on my side. Who am I? And why?

Hi. My name is six letters long. Sometimes, women try to avoid me for fear of something – not for fear of me, mind you! But they find it hard to resist me and my charming tanned body. As weird as it ...
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Down the Rabbit Hole

There's a secret hidden in the text below. What mind-blowing truth does it reveal? Not imaginative? Then Zeke's Clues may assist! Unsure, lad? With our patented Obscurity Clues, begin verifiably ...
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This riddle's a breeze!

At first I am rough, but I know how to chill. I'm integral to NASCAR, yet mocked by the NFL. I can create a new clause, yet summon an army. Some know me as beer, but what am I broadly?
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Here is puzzle to answer!

Scores equal thousand of first car of type. Two small hints: ⠀
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When the scalpel is applied

What word is hidden in the following Limerick? ...
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My Prefix is Polish

My prefix is Polish My postfix, just the opposite My infix is easier to read I can be anything you choose, but never, ever will I be a Tion. What am I?
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I usually come from the south, What am I?

I usually come from the south, A howdy comes from my mouth. But then I come from the north, Or skywards from the earth. I may be a jolly old jerk, Or even a delay, at work. ...