riddle

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Synonyms for riddle

Synonyms for riddle

anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret

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a difficult problem

a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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pierce with many holes

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separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

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speak in riddles

explain a riddle

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Huizinga notes that riddle contests held a sacred and magical place as ritualistic play in early civilizations.
Inside Information," of course, cannot be read in the way I have just read "Riddles in the Dark," as a riddle contest.
Hallie has lots of them, everything from riddle contests to favorite ice-cream flavor polls (chocolate or vanilla?
Riddle contests and tales, which are highly valued by these communities, are used to introduce alphabetic writing without over-emphasizing literacy.
Unlike Kaivola-Bregenhoj's essay, which is rooted in the study of a definite corpus of riddles, Handelman's is triggered by the observation that "fiddling and riddle contests are sometimes embedded in rituals in various parts of the world" (p.