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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.

    Shorter When It Is Lengthened Riddle

    Hint:
    Short
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    Just One Word Riddle

    Hint:
    Justoneword
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    Starts Off Temporary

    Hint:
    The letter 'T'

    (T)emporary and Permanen(t)
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    Not Often Riddle

    Hint:
    More often than not!
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    What Is The Only Word Spelled Wrong In The Dictionary

    Hint:
    Wrong
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    A Solitary Word 5 Letters Long Riddle

    Hint: Reread the first line.
    Alone.

    Behead me and I am Lone.
    Behead me again and I am One.
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    9 Letters Riddle

    Hint:
    Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I.
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    Longest Word In The Dictionary

    Hint:
    Smiles. Because there is a mile between each s.
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    Fruity Anagrams

    Hint:
    Melon and Lemon
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    The Name Of A Star

    Hint:
    Ivy

    VY = VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest known stars
    IV = Roman Numeral 4
    V = representation of a bird
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    13 Letter Words

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