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An enigma is a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.  Below is a list of past weekly challenge enigma's listed in descending chronological order.

EOW: 07-12-2021

Riddle:

They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?

Answer:

Gloves.

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EOW: 07-05-2021

Riddle:

Two girls have the same parents and were born at the same hour of the same day of the same month, but they are not twins. How can this be possible?

Answer:

They were not born in the same year.

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EOW: 06-28-2021

Riddle:

I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted, or left bare. I can be round, or square. What am I?

Answer:

Your fingernails.

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EOW: 06-21-2021

Riddle:

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.


What am I?

Answer:

The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

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EOW: 06-14-2021

Riddle:

Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

Answer:

This man is bald!

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EOW: 06-07-2021

Riddle:

What is more useful when it is broken?

Answer:

An egg.

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Riddle:

I am served at a table, In gatherings of two or four; Served small, white and round. You'll love some, And that's part of the fun. What am I?

Answer:

Ping Pong Balls.

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EOW: 05-24-2021

Riddle:

What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it?

Answer:

A die (dice).

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Riddle:

One of the four words does not belong with the other three. Which word does not belong? What is it that the others have in common? 


1. Green, yellow, red, blue. 
2. April, December, November, June. 
3. Cirrus, calculus, cumulus, stratus. 
4. Carrots, radishes, potatoes, cabbages. 
5. Fork, comb, rake, shovel.

Answer:

1. Green. Yellow, red and blue are primary colors, green is not.

2. December. The other months have only 30 days.

3. Calculus. The others are cloud types.

4. Cabbage. The others are vegetables that grow underground.

5. Shovel. The others have prongs.

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Riddle:

Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house is in a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railroad track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Answer:

Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf, it broke and Romeo and Juliet did not survive.

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To see more past Weekly Enigmas refer to the Riddles Newsletter annals.