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Riddles in excess!

[NARRATOR] This is a poem from one of the great Romantic masters, Pars (1812 - 1843), who died of tuberculosis. Many suspect its lilting lines hide a clever riddle, alongside its strange finishing ...
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The Great Hat Magician

Welcome, welcome! What an audience we have here tonight, the great Puzzling SE, I came here with a small riddle, I hope you are all ready! Let me put my first hat, a hat with a fat belly, Now I am a ...
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A book of mystery - Page III

Just as was for solving the first Page number three had started to burst With ink to tell you what to do With the book your Uncle had given to you A measurement of six squares South from page 2s ...
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A book of mystery - Page I

APOLOGIES AS THE FIRST SET OF NUMBERS WAS INCORRECT. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME WRITING A PROPER STORY RIDDLE SO EXCUSE ME IF IT'S NOT GREAT. YOU'LL GET A NEW PAGE OF THE BOOK EACH TIME YOU SOLVE THE LAST ...
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The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil

Part 2: The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil Part 3: The escape of Beastly Gerbil This is an unusual call in. As a private detective you have been asked to investigate several odd cases, but this you're ...
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The Order's First Member

Due to your reputation, you have been contacted by the organiser of a secret society. Each member of the group is a genius and a master in their field, but their identities and professions are a ...
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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What happened to the boat?

A man wandered around on a boat, And fell through a hole in the hull; He was gobbled up by a shark, And then by a flock of seagulls. Three days later the man's ghost came back, To haunt the boat with ...
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A regular riddle

I'm kept inside a boxy cage.A prefix for the modern age, I make the messages you create fly at a supersonic rate. Now that box has me and my friends inside a box with rounded ends. You can ...
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Who killed Mr. Green, and Why?

One sun-shining day in London, Twelve people attended a party. They didn't know who was coming, But they hoped the time would be hearty. Four husbands and wives were attending, Each one of two boys ...
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Lau's Labyrinth

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1. Our heroes open the door and the remaining doors vanish accompanied by the sounds of grinding stone. The magnificent structure ...
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Mr. Montague's dream

So speaks Mr. Montague, missing no beat, reverberating stutters in tropical heat: "Each river mouth's built up, we've got naans to eat; then, lodgings we have; a café would be neat!" They'...
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A Pirate's Life For Me!

A Quick Note If you've seen any of my recent Riley riddles, then you knew this was coming. I've been working on this one for a week, and it was honestly quite tough to figure out what I really wanted ...
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The Boy of Fire: The Final Battle

Welcome to the final part to the Boy of Fire. If you haven't read the previous parts you should do so prior to beginning this one. I've decided to take a different approach with this one as I've ...
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In Constant Sorrow

I've decided to tell another story, though this one already exists. I'll give an overview and you'll have to tell me what story I am telling. Digging for punishment, our story begins; a story about,...
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The Boy of Fire: Into the Stronghold

When we last saw our heroes, they were resting after a long week in the Sea of Fire. They battled the great King of Serpents who despite his rage against the human race, assisted our heroes with a ...
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The Basalisk and the Boy of Fire

As promised in my last riddle, the story continues. For those who haven't read the riddle preceding this one, I heavily recommend you do. The door swung open, slamming the wall; our heroes burst ...
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That's a story for another time

I'm a fan of nested puzzles, and especially puzzles that tell a story. I'm finding that I am quite good at them, so I'd like to post this one for the community. I wish you all the best of luck! ...
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Tell me a story!

I've seen a lot of prefix-infix-suffix/Riley riddles lately on the site and have decided to write one myself; however, those of ...
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Just keep reading

There was a philosopher, living in a castle He knew many secrets, that was his downfall Taken prisoner, for secrecy's sake Promised to fire, to be burnt at the stake But an order came, to free ...
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The Killer of Welch

Have you come to listen to my tale? Alright then, now listen well, to the story of the Killer of Welch. (This one may be a little morbid) Our tale begins, as many do, with a lad named P.B. Johnson, ...
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Lemme tell you 'bout this drama

(I apologise in advance for what is probably the dumbest tale you will read all week) Lemme tell you 'bout this drama Check it out 'fore it decays. This guy speak like Dalai Lama Some girl's life ...
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No Answer Should Answer

One day, the King ordered me to visit the city of NASA to find a rare herb to cure his daughter's illness. However, upon arriving at the city's gate, a guard stopped me. "Hello, why are you here?" ...
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Drunken old puzzler

A wealthy, drunken, old-age gambler who made his fortune in bar-bets via lateral logic puzzles, various technicalities, and misleadingly-seemingly-impossible-but-actually-quite-easy-challenges climbs ...
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Getting ready Ana for the puzzle - The UTILISING C Moment!

All you need to do is, try figuring out the people who called Ana. This is a story from a very famous incident happened with a friend of mine and we call it UTILISING C - (C for the weird call she ...
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The story of glory

No sword, no arrow, no club in my hand, But strength of sheer muscle foretold the beast's end. Nine heads and more, the slithering beast had, I called upon rocks to bury it dead. The goddess ...
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Crazy Internet threat - but from who?

I was talking to this guy online, and he was telling me a lot of increasingly improbable stories about his past. You know how people write fanfics like "imagine a vampire who lived through the ...
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A Great-Aunt's Cryptic Invitation

My great-aunt is one of those stuffy old ladies whose house looks like it was transported intact from the 1950s. It always smells a little like mothballs, and the amount of framed embroideries and ...
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Who am I to Puzzlevania?

I woke up this morning on the grass outside of the walls of Puzzlevania. I had a terrible headache and couldn't remember anything. I had a feeling that I was someone important for the country, so I ...
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Nothing beats a Daniels

It's been quiet for a while now, and you have been enjoying your well-earned holiday after multiple exhausting murder cases. Sightseeing, hiking and a few days just doing nothing at the beach is a ...
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The witch and the drunk

It's the first riddle I've ever made up myself so hopefully it's not too vague, too hard or too easy. Long long ago in a place by the sea William the drunkard got down on one knee "Please wife"...
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The 3 keys of the past

The key to this puzzle is the past You don't need another hint...
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What should he have said at the door?

A man walked into a store and spoke abruptly, "I need four apples, three eggs, a broom, a dustpan and well ... I suppose we need don't need any flour." After a pause to regard the new man, the ...
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The Riddle of Life, to Ease all Your Strife

-- Side Story: Please skip ahead if you want the riddle -- Intro: Everyone knows of The Oracle: After months of dodging dragons and trolls and sneaky gods and the wrath of the entire world, you are ...
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