A riddle problem is a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning, typically presented as a game.  Below is a list of the past problem of the week riddles in descending chronological order.

Number Cycle

POW: 10-10-2022

Riddle: When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?
Answer: When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.
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Riddle: If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?
Answer: A quarter and a dime. One coin is not a dime, but the other one is.
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Playing Cards

POW: 09-26-2022

Riddle: Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.
Answer: Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.
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Riddle: A car's odometer shows 72927 miles, a palindromic number. What are the minimum miles you would need to travel to form another?
Answer: 110 miles. (73037)
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How Many Items?

POW: 09-12-2022

Riddle: An item is made from lead blanks in a lathe shop. Each blank suffices for 1 item. Lead shavings accumulated for making 6 items can be melted and made into a blank. How many items can be made from 36 blanks?
Answer: From 36 blanks there are 36 items made. The lead shavings are enough to make 6 blanks. Which make 6 more items. But don't stop here. The new shavings are good for 1 more item. Total: 43.
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St. Ives Riddle

POW: 09-05-2022

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. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Answer: Just one, me.
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Riddle: I am a three digit number. My tens digit is five more than my ones digit. My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit. What number am I?
Answer: Number 194.
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Hiding Ducks

POW: 08-22-2022

Riddle: There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?
Answer: Just four, in a square formation.
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Riddle: Take eight small sticks, four of which are half the length of the other four. How can you make three equal squares out of the sticks?
Answer: Use the longer four sticks to be sharing sides between the squares and at the end their should be three intertwined squares.
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Tied Up Horse

POW: 08-08-2022

Riddle: A horse is tied to a five-meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses. How is this possible?
Answer: The rope is not tied to anything else.
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