Enigma meaning: The term "enigma" can refer to a few different things, depending on the context.

Here are a few possible meanings:
  1. A mystery or puzzle: When something is described as an enigma, it is often because it is difficult to understand or explain. It might be a person who is difficult to read or a situation that is hard to decipher.
  2. A code or cipher machine: The Enigma machine was a type of encryption device used by the German military during World War II. It was designed to scramble messages so that they could only be read by someone who knew the correct settings for the machine.
  3. A riddle or conundrum: In literature or poetry, an enigma might refer to a puzzling or cryptic statement that requires careful thought or analysis to understand.
Overall, the word "enigma" is often used to describe something that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to comprehend.

Riddle: I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
Answer: A Joke!
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Riddle: I act like a cat, I look like a cat, Yet I am not a cat. What am I?
Answer: Kitten.
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Riddle: If you drop me, I'm sure to crack. Give me a smile, and I'll always smile back. What am I?
Answer: A mirror.
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Riddle: George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?
Answer: Elizabeth is drinking coffee. The letter E appears twice in her name, as it does in the names of the others that are drinking coffee.
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Riddle: A logician with some time to kill in a small town decided to get a haircut. The town had only two barbers, each with his own shop. The logician glanced into one shop and saw that it was extremely untidy. The barber needed a shave, his clothes were unkempt, and his hair was badly cut. The other shop was extremely neat. The barber was freshly shaved and spotlessly dressed, his hair neatly trimmed. Why did the logician return to the first shop for his haircut?
Answer: Each barber must have cut the other's hair. The logician picked the barber who had given his rival the better haircut.
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Riddle: A pregnant lady named her children: Dominique, Regis, Michelle, Fawn, Sophie, and Lara. What will she name her next child? Jessica, Katie, Abby, or Tilly?
Answer: Tilly. She seems to follow the scale Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, and then Ti.
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Riddle: Some months have 30 days while other months have 31 days. How many have 28 days?
Answer: Every month has a 28th so they all have 28 days.
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Riddle: If there are four sheep, two dogs, and one herds-men, how many feet are there?
Answer: Two. Sheep have hooves; dogs have paws; only people have feet.
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Riddle: While on my way to St. Ives, I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kittens, cats, sacks, and wives. How many were going to St. Ives?
Answer: Just one, me.
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Riddle: I have a heart that never beats, I have a home but I never sleep. I can take a man's house and build another, And I love to play games with my many brothers. I am a king among fools. Who am I?
Answer: The King of Hearts in a deck of cards.
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