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Did you know that the art of the riddle is seen in many forms throughout the history of the world. Check out these interesting tidbits of information related to the world's most famous form of humor throughout history:
  • Riddle type poems and the such are placed throughout many important pieces of historical literature.
  • Artifacts containing riddles were obtained in Central America in the late 1900's. These riddles are often attributed to the Ancient Mesopotamiam civilization that lived there.
  • In many African cultures, the riddle is/was used in folklore, to pass down traditions and as a rite of passage for youth into adulthood.
  • The Ancient Greeks believed that a person's ability to solve riddles was a good way to measure their intelligence.
  • According to Greek folklore, the Sphinx sat outside of the ancient city of Thebes and posed riddles to passersby. If the travelers responded with the wrong answer, they met their demise.
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    Word Riddles with Answers

    Word Riddles
    Think you are proficient at word riddles? The staff of Riddles and Answers has compiled one of the greatest collections of worded riddles with answers(included underneath them).

    The difficulty of these puzzles range from beginner to medium difficulty levels and tend to be most entertaining for children of all ages. Word riddles are great for improving literacy skills in children, and are a fun interactive way to get children to learn without being too forceful in their learning.

    So take a look around our word puzzles section, and be sure to check out other sections on this site. There are many which you can use with children to help develop and maintain their mental sharpness.

    Can you name the words that these riddles describe? Good luck.

    13 Letter Words

    Hint: _H_T_ _ _I_ _ME_
    Chathuringmes (It is a technical word for worms)
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    Sentence With All Letters

    Hint:
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
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    Where Am I Located

    Hint:
    The letter 'h'. It is the middle letter of the word 'nowhere'
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    What Is A Word Made Up Of 4 Letters Riddle

    Hint:
    The word 'what' has 4 letters in it, 'yet' has three, 'sometimes' has 9, 'then' has 4, 'rarely' has 6, and 'never' has 5.
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    What Gets Broken Without Being Held Riddle

    Hint:
    A promise.
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    Easter Before Valentines Riddle

    Hint:
    In the dictionary
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    Escape Plan Riddle

    Hint: The answer involves word play.
    You look in the mirror and see what you saw. You take the saw and cut it in half. Two halves make a whole. Put the hole on the wall and climb out.
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    The Hidden Message

    Hint:
    First notice what is written with black ink. You will find the word - Good. Inside those letters, you will see the white space. In the white space, the word "evil" has been written. If you think of it in a psychological manner, you will be able to understand the hidden meaning. It suggests that "Good" is nothing but the absence of evil.
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    The Favorite Daughter

    Hint:
    Nothing.


    Your Answer: love
    The correct answer was Nothing

    Other accepted answers: nothing

    "Nothing will come of nothing, speak again". Lear really wants her to try again but she counters that she cannot "heave my heart into my mouth" and also doubts her sisters sincerity, "Why have my sisters husbands, if they say they love you all? ". Lear cannot believe her lack of warmth "so young and so untender". Cordelia counters "so young, my lord, and true".
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    Two Relative Words Riddle

    Hint:
    Earth and heart
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