Questions tagged [riddle]

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

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I have three brothers

The number of brothers I have is three Though they each deny knowing me Each of them I can swiftly defeat Yet they do not accept they're beat For each shall claim at last "Cheated, thou hast"...
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Welcome to Prison

Welcome to the prison! You're here to have fun, so get into your cell. Make sure to get into the right one, just check with the other inmates, to be sure. You will be in one of the 9 ...
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Identify the twins and cousins!

Let me tell you about four friends of mine. They're a close-knit bunch: two pairs of twins who are cousins to each other. The first guy is Adam. He's a devout Christian, going to church every week. ...
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Jester and a Monarch

A jester comes to court one day and entertains the crowd. At one point he makes a remark that reflects poorly of the monarch's intelligence. To preserve his dignity, the monarch challenges the jester ...
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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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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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Name the sword aloud to save the castle from the monster

One morning the castle awoke to a shout: "A monster's attacking, come quick!" "Call for the wizard", said somebody else, "He'll save us - his favourite trick". They ...
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How do you come up with a good classic rhyme riddle?

I'm asking about classic riddles as they appear in books and kids' literature, based on metaphors - not maths problems or tasks, or deceitful questions but just an old good-natured rhyme describing ...
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Riley Riddle because you know you want to

Riley Riddle My prefix is humble, my suffix is prime, My infix assisted a Russian in crime, I know all the secrets of this little town And if you need me, just look around. What am ...
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A Riddle Like a Phoenix

Set right within a wood, you see An army group with energy. Addendum in the heart may be Guffawing inappropriately. Behold! O sad remains the key That holds the ace front backwardly The ...
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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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What number is that ? Asks Grandpa

"So here is a number between 1 and 60" Says Grandpa "If you take its WORD anagram and subtract this number you will get Anagram of the number - number > 5 What is that number"? "So it is the ...
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I surround men on all sides

I surround men on all sides, I make them deaf, and I escort them to oblivion—and yet they love me. They have shed the blood of others to obtain me. I appear harmless and yet pierce those who approach ...
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WHAT?! AM I BOTHERING YOU?

So often forgotten, unless accidentally used, How am I so rotten; why am I so often abused? I'm loud and obnoxious, it's obvious when I'm there, For I'm not for the cautious, you might use me when you ...
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The cook was fired!

What word am I looking for? The cook is fired! Decay! The baker's dozen! I need a new job. Hint #1: Hint #2:
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What is Austria?

IF New Zealand is 64 Argentina is 54 Then Austria is?? Need Two answers with explanation NO PARTIAL ANSWERS PLEASE
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Individually I can show you the way [closed]

Disaster strengthens me I bend what you see Individually I can show you the way I am alive night and day What am I? First time poster here. Thought I would give my first riddle a shot, also ...
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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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Word of the Day #1

Test run of a possible series of "word of the day" riddles! With a light source, I resemble a star; Once fortified, I'm alone at the bar. Then, come the fifth, I shall sail away - Tell me, what am ...
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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 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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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 the ground, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This One Word Will Capture Your Attention

My prefix might be a bash for computer users. My first infix is a lap, perhaps. My second infix is an antioxidant, kind of. My suffix is a small island. When I'm assembled, I'm strangely ...
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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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Riddle of the Black Knights

As per their long-time ritual The Black Knights sat in a circle. The captain sat at the head, and to his right the colonel. A runt sat left of the captain, half the size of the colonel. A ...
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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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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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One, two, three, four

I can fly: east, west, south or north I can hear your confession: greed, pride, lust or sloth Who am I?
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This is a Noteworthy Riddle

I am verifiable but uncommon. I am always behind you. I don't know what to say. I am a lawmaker. I am a cat. I am an alien. I am that with which I began. Who am I?
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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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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. ...
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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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Riddle - He who holds the answer may enter

Here's a riddle I used in a game some time ago. Not the best riddle ever, but we had fun solving it. It was written on a translucent door, on the frame of which was written "He who holds the answer ...
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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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