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"Word" Riddles - Next 10 of 269.

Riddle: Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS
Answer: Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other.
Riddle: What word is always pronounced wrong?
Answer: Wrong!
Riddle: I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I?
Answer: The word Dozens.
Riddle: There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?
Answer: The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I
Riddle: What word contains all of the twenty six letters?
Answer: Alphabet.
Riddle: One is to three as three is to five and five is to four and four is the magic number.  What is the pattern?
Answer: One has three letters in the word three has five letters in it five has four letters and four has four letters in it (if you try more numbers they will always come back to the number four: so four is the magic number)
Riddle: Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
Answer: The word Ton.
Riddle: There are two sisters; one gives birth to the other, who in turn gives birth to the first. Who are they?
Answer: Day and night. Both words that are both feminine in the Greek language.
Riddle: What is the longest word in the dictionary?
Answer: Smiles (there is a mile between the two S's)
Riddle: There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, a great woman. What is the word?
Answer: Heroine.