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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: 02-08-2021

Riddle:

I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?

Answer:

A chick in an egg.

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EOW: 02-01-2021

Riddle:


I am not found on any ground,
But always in the air;
Though charged each cloud with thunder loud,
You can not find me there.
Now, if from France you choose to dance
Your way just into Spain,
I there am seen, and near the queen,
In hail, in mist, and rain.


What am I?



Answer:

The letter I.

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EOW: 01-26-2021

Riddle:

How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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EOW: 01-18-2021

Riddle:

Glittering points that downward thrust, sparkling spears that never rust.


What is it?

Answer:

An Icicle.

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Riddle:

’Tis found in our troubles, ’tis mixed with our pleasures,
’Tis laid up above with our heavenly treasures;
’Tis whispered in heaven, and ’tis muttered in hell,
And it findeth a place in each sybilline spell;
In Paradise nestled, ’mid Eden’s fair flowers,
It has sported with Eve in rose-perfumed bowers;
’Tis muttered in curses, yet breathed in our prayers;
From the path of our duty it tempts us in snares.
Deep, deep in our hearts you will find it engraved;
Though in misery sunk, yet from sin it is saved.
’Tis found in the stream that flows on to the ocean;
Though in bustle forever, ’tis ne’er in commotion.
’Tis wafted afar o’er the land in each breath;
In the grave ’tis decaying—you'll find it in death.
It is floating away on the broad stream of time,
Yet it findeth a place in eternity’s clime.
In the legends of nations it holdeth a place;
There’s no charm without it to the beautiful face.
In thunder you'll hear it, if closely you listen;
In moonbeam and sunbeam forever ’twill glisten.
In the dew-drop it sparkles; ’tis found in the forest;
It whispers in peace when our need is the sorest.

What am I?

Answer:

The letter E.

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EOW: 01-04-2021

Riddle:

If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?

Answer:

11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock

9 o'clock plus 5 hours = 2 o'clock

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Riddle:


I am not found on any ground,
But always in the air;
Though charged each cloud with thunder loud,
You can not find me there.
Now, if from France you choose to dance
Your way just into Spain,
I there am seen, and near the queen,
In hail, in mist, and rain.


What am I?



Answer:

The letter I.

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EOW: 12-21-2020

Riddle:

I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I?

Answer:

The word Dozens.

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EOW: 12-14-2020

Riddle:

Lighter than what I am made of, More of me is hidden Than is seen. What am I?

Answer:

An iceberg.

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EOW: 12-07-2020

Riddle:

You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room, there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How?

Answer:

You turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position.

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