WORD RIDDLES

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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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    The 9 Lettered Word

    Hint:
    'Startling' is the word. Begin by removing 'l', which makes it 'starting', then take away the 't', making it 'staring', and so on - string; sting; sing; sin; in; and, I.
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    Five Letter Words Riddle

    Hint:
    Short.
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    Backwards And Upside Down Riddle

    Hint:
    SWIMS.
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    Freedom Fighters Riddle

    Hint:
    Terrorists, they fight for freedom!
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    Burns Me There Riddle

    Hint:
    Rearrange the letters of BURN ME THERE and they spell out the words THREE NUMBERS!
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    The 6 Letter Word Riddle

    Hint:
    Prince + ss = princess
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    Getting Shorter Riddle

    Hint:
    Short. Adding 'er' to short gives you shorter.
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    Coffee Representation Riddle

    Hint:
    Coffee break. The word coffee is broken into two pieces.
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    Tomato Juice Or Orange Juice?

    Hint:
    Ted likes tomato juice. He only likes words that start with prepositions.
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    Name A Word Riddle

    Hint:
    Firetruck
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    Take Away The Whole

    Hint:
    Wholesome
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    Find Me At The End Of The Aisle

    Hint:
    A wedding
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    11 Letter Word Riddle

    Hint:
    Incorrectly!
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    This Gate's Key Riddle

    Hint:
    Love
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    Begins With L Riddle

    Hint:
    Loyalty
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