Riddle in a sentence as a noun

Solve that riddle and you get a free beer and the address of the next pub.

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.

The whole OS feels like some odd riddle where no one is allowed to talk to one another and you still have to get things done.

Lurking around here for years ... this riddle finally made me register an account with HN ...

So its possible he just likes fabricating riddles for karma

That doesn't sound like a "riddle" to me. It sounds like a programming task, although one which might not be directly relevant to a lot of domains.

Well, riddle me this:Why is the Cayman Islands, with a population of 56,000, the 5th largest financial center in the world?

What if I print a riddle in the newspaper, which says that the answer to the riddle is the URL in question... is that "publishing" it?

" is a riddle because it's so open ended and relies upon linguistic trickery.

The idea of the service was: You send an SMS to our server, we send you an SMS back to a pub in town, together with a riddle to solve in that pub.

Riddle in a sentence as a verb

Interestingly enough his first reddit submission was an AskReddit with a type of challenge/riddle.

Who can read this riddle?Clearly, we need something to fill the vacuum that religion leaves that is also compatible with our skepticism.

" as "The most immediate philosophical topic that the riddle introduces.

I did, once, for an anecdote in Black Swan about statisticians goofing a relatively trivial statistics riddle.

Once we have battery energy density that allows us to power cars at road speeds for 10-15 hours, then we will have completely solved the riddle of the recharging station.

APIs are allowed to change in major releases, and the behavior the plaintiff was relying on was so clearly broken it boggles the mind that he would riddle his code with dependencies on it.

If you throw a hissy fit in the middle of an interview, or storm out because someone asks you a riddle... Are we to expect you to keep your head when the VP of Sales asks you for something 'crazy'?

What if I don't print the riddle in the newspaper, but it's a really easy riddle... something like "just add one"?I honestly do not think that whether you "publish" a URL should be used as an indicator of whether access is authorized.

"That leaves us with the riddle that every software developer faces at some point: how best to make a UI simple enough to be intuitive for a consumer who wants a solid, fast browser that just works, and yet is customizable and extensible so that power users can add the features they want?

Riddle definitions


a difficult problem

See also: conundrum enigma brain-teaser


a coarse sieve (as for gravel)


pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body"


set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"


separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

See also: screen


spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

See also: permeate pervade penetrate interpenetrate diffuse imbue


speak in riddles


explain a riddle