Questions tagged [riddle]

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

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Does a Backflip

It swims. Does a backflip. Still swims. What is it?
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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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“This is Highly Irregular”

This is Highly Irregular. I fly without wings. I beat without fists. I jam without crackers. Who know what dis?
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My name is akin to my size

My name is akin to my size Each can be complex or concise I remain within gaze In front of your face Observable under the right eyes My true prefix is one of a kind My infixes are ...
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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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You are my prefix, She is my suffix

You are my prefix. She is my suffix. They - my infix. I am an address.
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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. I like ...
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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 fun? Would you ...
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Warming up riddle

My body is pure, surrounded by darkness and crossed by it. Opposite of my limiting siblings, granting true freedom of choice. Ignoring me will do you no harm but if you don't pay ...
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50th Puzzle Landmark: My exciting exploits with Adedayo, Prince of Nigeria

Today marks a very exciting day for me. Today will be my 50th puzzle on this site, and as such, I've created a challenge the likes of which I have never done before. I hope it to be my most ...
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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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My memory was erased by some external force. Where did I travel?

The higher-ups (my peers) in our company drop f-bombs all the time, so I'd had enough of them and decided to go on an journey, escaping the current situation. First, I headed south-east, and the first ...
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I'm popular in Mexico

I'm popular in Mexico. But if you mix me up, you'll find me more often in Canada. With a small addition, I'm found around both, and in between. Mix me up again and I'll be at your throat. ...
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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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The three rules

The black rule says: The solution is easy, but not "easy". The red rule says: The solution is simple, but not "simple". The golden rule says: The solution is straightforward, but not "straightforward"....
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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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A 5 letter English word

A 5 letter English word. Remove the first letter, and you will get the name of a country. The last 3 letters give the opposite meaning of the word. What is the 5 letter word?
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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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Who am I? - a secure riddle

In original form, I'm a refuge for beasts. Cut off my head, and I can hold forth a feast. Remove it again, and my skills I will show. Do so once more, and to me train drivers go. And in conclusion,...
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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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Not another one! ²

That's right, I have received yet another note! Who passed it to me this time?
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It's my weird friend

My weird friend is back. He asked me to guess a number. Then instead of waiting for me to guess like a normal person, he handed me a piece of paper with this written on it: You thought this clue ...
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Starts with an R

A fashionable part of the blues I am whatever you don't choose I start with an R My messages go far But maybe just after this snooze. What am I?
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Love, death and sea creatures

A creature of the sea fights crime beneath a city's street. A shepherd has his final meal, a woman's smile is sweet. Two people fall in love, an icy death half of them meet. Two ones, a two, a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Affixes on steroids

Since I made the original "Riley riddle", there have been many other riddles of the same form. So, of course, I thought it was very important to take this to its logical extreme. Sorry this one doesn'...
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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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Riddle: Who wrote this doctoral thesis?

Who wrote this doctoral thesis? Published: August 1960 Abstract: Subject responses are investigated to antemeridial comestibles in the 510 nm range. Verbal responses was elicited by a hobbit ...
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An Odd New Technology

Since it's Friday, and I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I've created yet another riddle for everyone to try and solve. The Puzzle I was in my chemistry class the other day, and I noticed ...
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Guess the object - What Am I Riddle (Part 3)

I'm lying down, with a dah-ditty-dah, in the middle of the end, I'd hang upside-down similarly with my friend, Were I to flip over, with a dah-ditty-dah, it'd be the middle of the day, Right way up I ...
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First, Second, Third

Find the answer : My first is also third My second is fast My third is actually second Who am I?
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A Riddle, Unlike Beauty

A lance is unsheathed, a warning breathed, The battle lines starkly drawn Now slashes of red begin to spread. The innocent suffers on. What monstrous spawn has settled upon This field of ...
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I Don't Like My Neighbors (Riddle)

I don't like my neighbors. One of them wishes I would move so that he can visit the others on our street. The other is stuck up and only associates with one color. I can't stand to be in either of ...
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A Metallic Riley

Since my previous Riley was quite successful, here's another one: The prefix allows you to eat what is old. The suffix will make you think it is cold. The infix is metal, as chemists should ...
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Strange Company - What Am I?

I was struck with sudden inspiration for this original riddle. I'm sure you puzzling pros will have this one solved quick. A flightless bird is always my foe A circus performer causes me woe A ...
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What video game is this?

Four days ago, one of my seven brothers told me he had a riddle for me. He already told it to five of the others, but only two got the answer right, so I had to give it a try. One thing I can ...
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I terrify those beneath

My beginning: steamy, but 2/5ths crazy My middle, wailing, from spectres hazy My end, demonic, lives in Hell My start, to there, does transport sell My middle, within, the original man My end, ends, ...
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Not sure if one or more

With one I am just one, or more With two I am no more, or one and more With three I am just one, no more With four I am just one, or more, or one of more I'm sure With five I am just one, or ...

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