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  • nounbrain-teaser
  • verbperforate, permeate

synonyms for riddle

  • complexity
  • conundrum
  • dilemma
  • enigma
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • quandary
  • teaser
  • bewilderment
  • charade
  • complication
  • confusion
  • cryptogram
  • distraction
  • doubt
  • embarrassment
  • entanglement
  • intricacy
  • labyrinth
  • maze
  • mystification
  • perplexity
  • plight
  • poser
  • predicament
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • question
  • rebus
  • stickler
  • strait
  • stumper
  • twister
  • brain-twister
  • closed book
  • knotty question
  • mind-boggler
  • sixty-four dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
  • tough proposition
See also synonyms for: riddled / riddles
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antonyms for riddle

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  • solution
  • confidence
  • good fortune
  • simplicity
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This riddle is best solved by asking an actual small-business owner.
MANY BUSINESSES THOUGHT THEY WERE INSURED FOR A PANDEMIC. THEY WEREN’T. (EP. 437)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 29, 2020FREAKONOMICS
The riddle was reported August 14 in Physical Review Letters.
THE EXOTIC ‘ATOM’ POSITRONIUM SURPRISES SCIENTISTSEMILY CONOVERSEPTEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Just as the denominator in the original riddle was 53, here it was N3.
CAN YOU BREAK A VERY EXPENSIVE CENTRIFUGE?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSSEPTEMBER 18, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Sounds like the makings of another riddle…Congratulations to Tobias Tapirello of Budapest, Hungary, winner of last week’s Riddler Classic.
CAN THE HARE BEAT THE TORTOISE?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSJULY 17, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
To solve the riddle, Hofgartner and his colleagues revisited data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia and the Cassini spacecraft.
FLAT SPOTS ON SATURN’S MOON TITAN MAY BE THE FLOORS OF ANCIENT LAKE BEDSLISA GROSSMANJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Men of science strove to read the riddle of life; to guide and to succour their fellow creatures.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
To him who flees love, its nature is explicable; to you, who are still under its influence, it remains a riddle.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
It was on them that I began to spell out those signs which to the learned reveal a few faint traces of the Mighty Riddle.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
The dossier is not complete, but, such as it is, it furnishes a riddle in which the supernatural appears to play a part.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
I like secrets—especially those which concern women—well enough to have amused myself by seeking the clue to the riddle.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
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WORDS RELATED TO RIDDLE

  • burrowed
  • gouged out
  • mined
  • penetrated
  • perforated
  • pierced
  • pitted
  • pricked
  • punched
  • punctured
  • reamed
  • riddled
  • sank
  • tunneled
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