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

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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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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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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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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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Guess a common 5-letter word!

Something with a very low pH, though not alive, I evolve as I age. My grandfather was used in building; My father, though smaller, was ground-breaking. Though I'm smarter, I'm not much ...
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Can you name the unknown?

One real, two imagined, one real who imagined. One performer, two fighters, one sidekick. One cannot be seen, One is hard to kill. One is a doctor, One is better known as a bug. ...
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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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Be in awe of my brilliance!

My prefix might debase and diminish. My infix might lie before stone and tree. My suffix, Edna Mode might say no to. Put me together and be in awe of my brilliance! What is the word?
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Reverse Hangman at double difficulty

So I was there, playing Hangman with my friend, when I found myself in a bit of a tough situation. I'd guessed five of the seven letters, and thus needed to get the last two. But I only had three ...
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Reductio Ad Absurdum

This is a riddle with diminishing returns. It's acrostic again. Can't kick that habit. No special knowledge is needed. When you find the answer, you will be in no doubt. Faker! They cried and cut ...
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A very strange letter

Today, you receive an unusual delivery in the mail - a plain white envelope marked not with your address, but a question: What’s my sign? You open the envelope to find two pieces of paper with the ...
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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Easy Riddles #5: What thing am I?

Here's an easy riddle for you guys just to pass the time :D I am in math, in biology, in physics, in coding. I can kill, can harm, can help people find their way. I can hold many things: ...
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Unharmed, you need it every day

I came up with this simple riddle that I think has a rather fun solution: Unharmed, you need it every day; Decapitated, you see it and you say. Short, sweet, and to the point. Good luck!
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I am the first. Who am I?

I am the first. I am in apple. I am a language. I am there in above lines, of course here also. Beginners prefer me. Who am I? HINT1 HINT2 HINT3 Now I think the puzzle more ...
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My favorite color is blue what is your favorite color? [closed]

My daughter presented me with this mind boggling riddle that she said took her a week to figure out, but once she did she thought, "OMG that was so easy!" She said to me, "My favorite color is ...
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Tasty - Who am I?

There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What am I?
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Simple Maths Riddle 2

I have a definition, but I'm not literally defined. The simplest of shapes: circles and lines. A decimal you'll require; my anagram leads a choir. What am I? HINT 1
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I need help solving this riddle! It's driving me crazy!

Both a noun and a verb, but issued in a tiny blurb. An airplane today, trash tomorrow, all of these require a bit of power. Delivered via server, mail or store; throw it away, or use it some more.
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I now want a smoothie

You go to the local farmers market in an alternate universe. You browse various items and find that: The blueberries cost 4.5₤ The gooseberries cost 5.5₤ The lemons cost 6₤ The satsumas cost 6.5₤ ...
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Simple riddle involving time travel

This is a simple one, but it's BTTF (Back to the Future) day, so I figured it was appropriate: What goes a minute in four seconds?
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A Hard-Luck Farmer

I work on a farm, but it's not as romantic as you think: I need to wake up around sunrise to go to work, and I get paid just 4 pennies per minute. I had to take a second job to pay the bills. Honestly,...
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To caress me from the front, you first need to lick me from behind. What am I?

This is my English translation of a famous puzzle that is apparently little known in the West.
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A Riddle You Know Very Well

Big, I'm not quiet. Full, I'm not free. Clean, I'm not red. Blood, someone's dead. What am I? Hint #1
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Making a physicist

Materials: CV step-up transformer with coil ratio 1:5 Method: Apply the CV to the primary coil and spin it. Result: A physicist is output. Who? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Don't mistake me for my brother, he's fatter than I am

I am one of many, but one thing's for sure, If you are hit by me, your death I'll assure. Don't blame me if you get hurt, I'm just a kid, I'll end the war that's happening. Hope, I'll rid. ...
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What's my real name?

Though quite well-known, few know my name. And in it, you'll find others' fame. For what it's worth, I'll name a few, I'm sure you want me to - don't you? What's up? Are you not having ...
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Riley Riddle #359

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. My prefix comes before. My suffix is a cure. My infix knows the rules. Now answer this, you fools!
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End of the Maze

This the final installment of the Maze series. Here is Room 1 and here is the previous room. After you enter the answer from Room 5, you wait for the door to de materialize as usual, but nothing ...
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We're found in vans, in bags, on bikes - we're found in books, in maps, online

We're found in vans, in bags, on bikes, Most everywhere that people dwell. Dogs may hate us, but we bring Important tidings, good or bad. We're found in books, in maps, online, Most ...
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Reflect on a Point to the North of France

The first among physicians, He always flies alone. He's used by some musicians, He speaks in monotone. A dull and shiftless fellow Right in the end we see That bands of black and yellow ...
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A Mythical Member of the Scientific Community

I've provided the link between man and machine. In rivers and trees, respectively, I can be seen. I've been key in measuring the speed of light. The Pacific Ocean is where I developed flight. ...
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He Was Victorious (a short riddle)

He was victorious, say you, in a foreign tongue. He was almost there, he's a ring in the skin; A half-fisted stove; a snake by the nines. Christmas Eve now holds their endless odd gin. What is this ...
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Wordplay: I O _________ O A!

The word in the blank is a metal or a medal. This is a puzzle I thought of and haven't seen anywhere. Hopefully, it is up to the standards of this site.
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One to six, do you know?

One two three, I am yet to open, one two four, fix me now, Four five six, when you ready come and ?, What is this problem ?
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Grass is taller than the sky, and rubies are taller than grass - Who are we?

Grass is taller than the sky, and rubies are taller than grass, We are three kings, three brothers of many, known to mankind since time immemorial, Most men know all three of us, but some know fewer ...
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He told me to order plainly or leave

A shortened friend in German hell, a youthful rose at speed of c. I ask you, barman, can you tell: What will my order likely be?
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Would you do me the honor of telling me my name?

In good company, I'm a sign of respect Alone, I don't denote man kind I was the chosen one, by George! There are times my presence is warranted And I'll usually show up if you're a good sport ...
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When you find out what I am, you'll be very angry

I am one step away from stealing your things, And two steps away from selling you out. I am one step away from judging you, And two steps away from killing you. When you find out ...
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Chocolate and a toy!

I'm in the garden, I've been to space, I've flown across the sky. I keep you well, I sum things up, I sit and watch time fly. What am I? HINT:
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An easy riddle, for once. I'm a hot girl!

This is the easiest riddle I've written yet. Have fun! I'm a hot girl! I'm twenty-six. If you give me water, I'll flatten you! What am I?
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The Corridor of Eon Syras

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. tl;dr at the bottom You and your wacky group of adventurers barge through a hidden door and end up in what looks to be the ...
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Peter's Strange Word

My nephew, Peter, came home from school the other day in a bad mood so I asked him what was wrong. "Our teacher asked us to write down our favourite word today," he explained. "When I gave her mine, ...
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Who am I? (a riddle without a difference)

A lazy insect's friend am I My teeth are what you know me by Oft mistaken for my cousin Look close - she's fat while I am thin I know that I'm not worthy of leading Except sometimes in ...
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Loved by many - what am I?

I am loved by many, even if sometimes people are angry to me. You can find me in different places, yet you won't always find me stable. Sometimes you must use your talent, sometimes you need wisdom to ...
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How many children?

My mother often has how many children? This is what I like to call a "one-line wonder". It's a very short riddle, and there are no clues in the title. Hope you enjoy! :) P.S. The answer is not

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