Which speaks to the nexus of the riddle that is Area 51—the reason the facility remains classified after all this time.
We follow the Stephanides family saga through the decades in order to solve a riddle: what has made Cal Stephanides the way he is?
Diane Dimond reveals the person whose DNA may finally solve the riddle.
Some will send paragraph-long descriptions of why the riddle is ‘flawed.’
Able-bodied people rarely notice the barriers that riddle the world which keep the disabled from participating in society.
Read then the riddle, thou hard nut-cracker,—the riddle that I am!
It was a riddle Toy could not solve yet he knew that Smaltz had not told the truth.
Scientific men were appealed to, to help solve the riddle, but were helpless.
Mayhap some day I'll understand the riddle which their abject persons did represent.
His brain worked over the riddle as he lingered under the shadow of the trees and gazed at the well-known face of the child.
"A word game or joke, comprising a question or statement couched in deliberately puzzling terms, propounded for solving by the hearer/reader using clues embedded within that wording" [Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore], early 13c., from Old English rædels "riddle; counsel; conjecture; imagination; discussion," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian riedsal "riddle," Old Saxon radisli, Middle Dutch raetsel, Dutch raadsel, Old High German radisle, German Rätsel "riddle").
The first element is from Proto-Germanic *redaz-, from PIE *re-dh-, from PIE *re(1)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English rædan "to advise, counsel, read, guess;" see read (v.)). The ending is Old English noun suffix -els, the -s of which later was mistaken for a plural affix and stripped off. Meaning "anything which puzzles or perplexes" is from late 14c.
"coarse sieve," mid-14c., alteration of late Old English hriddel, dissimilated from hridder, from Proto-Germanic *hrida- (cf. German Reiter), from PIE root *krei- "to sieve," and thus related to Latin cribrum "sieve, riddle," Greek krinein "to separate, distinguish, decide" (see crisis).
"perforate with many holes," 1817 (implied in riddled), earlier "sift" (early 13c.), from Middle English ridelle "coarse sieve," from late Old English hriddel "sieve," altered by dissimilation from Old English hridder "sieve" (see riddle (n.2)).
"to pose as a riddle," 1570s, from riddle (n.1). Related: Riddled; riddler; riddling.
(Heb. hodah). The oldest and, strictly speaking, the only example of a riddle was that propounded by Samson (Judg. 14:12-18). The parabolic prophecy in Ezek. 17:2-18 is there called a "riddle." It was rather, however, an allegory. The word "darkly" in 1 Cor. 13:12 is the rendering of the Greek enigma; marg., "in a riddle."