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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.

POW: 08-02-2021

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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POW: 07-19-2021

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:

There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

Answer:

$45. The pricing method consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.

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POW: 07-05-2021

Riddle:

If a boy blows 18 bubbles,
Then pops 6 eats 7 and then
He pops 5 and blows 1.
How many are left?

Answer:

1.

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POW: 06-28-2021

Riddle:

The ages of a father and son add up to 66.
The father's age is the son's age reversed.
How old could they be?
(3 possible solutions).

Answer:

51 and 15. 42 and 24. 60 and 06.

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POW: 06-21-2021

Riddle:

Take eight small sticks, four of which are half the length of the other four. 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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Riddle:

What two whole, positive numbers that have a one-digit answer when multiplied and a two-digit answer when added?

Answer:

1 and 9.

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POW: 06-07-2021

Riddle:

What weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of stones?

Answer:

The same. They both weigh a pound!

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POW: 05-31-2021

Riddle:

Lily is a lilypad in a small pond. Lilly doubles her size each day, On the 20th day she covers the whole pond. On what day was Lily half the size of the pond?

Answer:

Day 19, it's not 10 because on day 20 she doubled from day 19, so 19 must be half the size of the pond.

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POW: 05-24-2021

Riddle:

I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years time I shall be twice as old as her.


How old are we now?

Answer:

I am 40 and my daughter is 10.

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To see more past problems of the week's refer to the Riddles Newsletter annals.