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 small problem

Here's an original I just came up with. Enjoy You pay to get rid of me, yet I'm not free I move on a wheel, yet a wheel moves in me I'm not a good pet, yet you have me at home Chop ...
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A Riddle With a Transverse Twitch

Stand in waiting, patchwork thing. One addressed may comfort bring. Vision's ball. Soft layering. Crooked pipe form covering. Steamy drink: hive's fashioning? The answer is a single English ...
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I'm not your clone

I can bring good, when only one you own Leave me hanging, I'll be fine alone For your amusement, I could be thrown And I won't break, I'm tough like stone By your friends, I could be ...
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What a peculiar family

I once met a family, well actually only the kids, quite a strange bunch. They said Dad was a busy man, so they were often alone. I asked about Mom, and they just shrugged their shoulders and shook ...
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A Massive and Torrid Affair

Is my first part a bargain? Be careful! Not quite. My next, when it's scarlet, means something's not right. My third: to police, an invaluable tool Can my last bit be neutral? It can't, as a ...
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In a pudding I eat, I give bread its potential

In a pudding I eat, I give bread its potential, In a trial I'm neat, But in math I'm essential. What am I?
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- A Poem Riddle -

As the newly hired secretary of your local poetry society, one of your jobs is to go through the mess that is the archives and try and get things in some semblance of order. Currently, you are trying ...
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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”? [closed]

What starts with the letter "t", is filled with "t" and ends in "t"? Solve this riddle.
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Thing that does not dry in sunlight

What is the name of the thing that does not dry in sunlight, but in shadow. I have gone through many things, but all of them dry in sunlight. But what is the thing that does not dry in sunlight?
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I can save a shift

I am not often used for my original purpose. I can save a shift. Nowadays I'm mostly used for _________. What am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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Touch my cap but not my stem

Here goes the riddle: I am fragile and in many colors do I come, You can touch my cap But if you touch my stem Unfriendly air will you meet. What am I $?$ HINT 1 HINT 2 ...
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I exist in the middle of the seven

I am a haven for those with thick walls I challenge convention with my transparent skin My effect is quite big, though I can be small I keep the bad stuff out, and the good stuff in. What am I?
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I grow, but I'm not alive [closed]

Although fuzzy, you don't want to pet me. A force of nature holds me together. I grow, but I'm not alive. What am I? Edit: Fuzzy is in reference to appearance and force is in ...
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God must live here

As a young child, you always live here. Later you leave me often. But you always return, sooner or later. I have no beginning or end. I am infinite. Therefore, if God exists, God must live here, too. ...
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What is it that I look for?

What is it that I look for? To many, it is most important. To some, it is how they confirm. To itself, it is about one fifth. Telling you any more, I would just be giving you the ...
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Me and my three siblings

First attempt at making a riddle, it should be easy for you guys. One of my siblings idolizes me, constantly trying its best to look like me, which I gladly appreciate. He even settles down the ...
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Who Am I? I am not sure myself

I am a number, I've a number of names. My name is in itself. I am hiding in plain sight. I am damned if I don't and damned if I do. (Perhaps this riddle would be better if it rhymed...) ...
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A shy person in a queue

I'm so shy when between people. When in a queue, I'd like to be the last. That's the only time when I'm not shy. When consuming food, I'd take one or two, or even four, depending on the context. What ...
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Let's keep this civilized

The images below are connected by a single word: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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I am seen by millions

This is my first attempt at a riddle: I am seen by millions But remembered by few Some fear my arrival Most look forward to me At times I can be controlled But usually do my own thing People ...
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What on earth am I?

I do not get around much, but I am heavily debated, You might see me with your naked eyes, but my shadow exposes my disguise, The further away from me you are, the less I seem real, Your attraction ...
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I appear if things are broken, what am I?

This is a fun riddle hope you like it: I appear if things are broken, I'm not there if things are flawless, But you can track me, I'm not wanted, I'm clueless, I'm ...
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Riddle Poem: Even when I'm alone, you may still see two

Who or what is this poem referring to? Don't confuse me with a line A line may contain me And I may contain a line But that's not my identity I have one best friend Though I don't ...
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I am a Russian ay

I am a Russian ay, ah, in the English way! For many is to say, the booty's ours, hooray! I am an English ay, ah, in the Russian way! For many not to say, and all is quite okay! ...
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Tired of me yet?

Inspired by Riley's riddle, My prefix is a secret, My suffix sings a stick, My infix is trouble, How sad is it. What am I? Hint 1
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Can YOU guess this Riley Riddle?

My Prefix returns us to the dark ages. My Infix belongs to someone. My Suffix has annoyed me since birth. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Originally I planted flowers for you to digest. What am I?

This is my first puzzle, so please be gentle! Came up with the idea on a drive home and thought it was neat, so I'd like to share it and see if it's as tricky as I hoped. Originally I planted ...
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Help me catch up

Listen up everyone! I'm going to meet a friend of mine in about 2 weeks but she's too sneaky to tell me the meeting place right away. What's more: her name is Natasha, friends call her Tasha, and she'...
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Cowboys and Bicycles

There are 4 cowboys and 53 bicycles. One of the cowboys is shot by the others. Why? The correct answer should be able to adequately explain the circumstances of the shooting. Hint 1 Hint 2 (...
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What prominent figure am I?

My namesakes are plentiful, though some antiquated: A company defunct and a system outdated. One unavoidable an honor shared by few just give it some time it will come into view. Two bearing my ...
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Who are Mike, Esther, and Sheila?

My recent riddle was a bit too lengthy for some, so I tried to keep this one short: While Esther cares for many people, Her best friend, Mike, just runs around, Never providing much for anyone. Mike ...
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The Death Of An Angel

Lovely she was, oh the things I wanted to do to her... Going to that nice restaurant, eating everything I could and even more. Giving her that ring was hard, I desired to keep it for ...
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A US English riddle: My name is a state that is not my state. When I am downtrodden, my oppressors take risks

I came up with this riddle a few days ago. It's my very first riddle, so it shouldn't be too hard to crack. The two hints are: My name is a state that is not my state. When I am downtrodden, my ...
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The Imaginary Food Riddle

I am a food you'd never find or certainly wouldn't eat I don't exist, and yet I do, now isn't that a feat! I am a good example of something that is wrong I'm mentioned in the speech of some but more ...
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Another Riley Riddle ®

Asking a Riley Riddle to pass the time :P My prefix is a car, My infix is a band, My suffix is a degree. I live on the ground. What am I? Note: "I live on the ground" means that I ...
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I can get you to many places. Guess what am I?

I can get you to many places you want to be. But you have to give me a pull or push when I meet T. People do not write on me, unless I am accompanied by D. In that case, my name is often written ...
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I am not a pleasant sight

My prefix is round and mostly white My suffix is found in mines My infix is to say "right" I usually am an ugly sight What/Who am I?
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The Map to Radiance

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1 In an adventure to find a special area, Radiance, in the mythical land of Geome, our heroes seek out a map to their destinies, ...
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The Ringer - A Riddle

I am right; I am left. I am on; I am wrong. I am winter; I am heat. I am ahead; I am last. I am play; I am serious. I am wood; I am man. What am I?
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The strange story of Lord Lefthide

Lord Lefthide was found dead in his mansion, to what it would seem of a heart attack. But it appears that moments before his death, he was writing some uncanny childish story. He was indeed found dead ...
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Root - Dairy + Letter Mixed Around

I associate with a group and take only two I am a sound most people hear in their lives Root minus dairy plus letter mixed around A large boulder rests upon my shoulders Wrapped ...
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What does this message say?

I have a very... odd... friend. We were talking the other day and I texted him asking him his favourite food. He replied with the following: ...
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A curious little planet

Somewhere in this universe, there is an extremely tiny planet covered entirely in water. The only inhabitable surface on The entire planet is a raised Platform that keeps the animals on the planet ...
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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I'm positive this is another Riley riddle

My prefix is good; I'm skilled in my field. My infix is nonsense; I fall to pieces. My suffix is the massive weight of a hundred darts. All in all, I am minuscule, yet present everywhere. ...
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And it goes around

A short riddle. It has been through the Sandbox. ...
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Marking the Occasion

I don't have any letters. I used to have one letter (and a dash). If you run, I have one letter (and a digit). When I have twelve letters, no two of them are the same. What am I?
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Enjoying a rest from the long commute!

You ask me where I used to work before I was retired? Perhaps you’ll know if I tell tales of workers that I’ve fired... The first who came and worked with me was fresh from Ivy League, But ...
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Hmm another Riley Riddle

My prefix can sting My suffix, anything My infix is king My time is coming (or my suffix is anything, but it doesn't scan so well) Many thanks to Riley for this puzzle format.