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"Word" Riddles - First 10 of 257.

Riddle: What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?
Answer: The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I.  Cool,huh?
Riddle: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
Answer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
Riddle: Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R, to spell just one word. What is it?
Answer: 'Just one word'.
Riddle: A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?
Answer: The parrot was deaf.
Riddle: What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
Answer: NOON.
Riddle: What 7 letter word is spelled the same way backwards and forwards?
Answer: Racecar.
Riddle: I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?
Answer: A carpet.
Riddle: What 5 letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?
Answer: SWIMS.
Riddle: A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in. What should have he said?
Answer: Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.
Riddle: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
Answer: Queue.

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