verb (used without object), rid·dled, rid·dling.
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verb (used with object), rid·dled, rid·dling.
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This riddle is best solved by asking an actual small-business owner.Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t. (Ep. 437)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 29, 2020|Freakonomics
The riddle was reported August 14 in Physical Review Letters.The exotic ‘atom’ positronium surprises scientists|Emily Conover|September 23, 2020|Science News For Students
Just as the denominator in the original riddle was 53, here it was N3.
Sounds like the makings of another riddle…Congratulations to Tobias Tapirello of Budapest, Hungary, winner of last week’s Riddler Classic.
To solve the riddle, Hofgartner and his colleagues revisited data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia and the Cassini spacecraft.Flat spots on Saturn’s moon Titan may be the floors of ancient lake beds|Lisa Grossman|June 16, 2020|Science News
Dickinson did this as a game and a test—she loved riddles and turned herself into a riddle wrapped in her own lines.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question, almost akin to a riddle, is certainly a relevant one to anybody in a creative field.
Able-bodied people rarely notice the barriers that riddle the world which keep the disabled from participating in society.
When Scott Kleinberg wrote about the riddle for The Chicago Tribune, he changed the answer.
Some will send paragraph-long descriptions of why the riddle is ‘flawed.’
Men of science strove to read the riddle of life; to guide and to succour their fellow creatures.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
To him who flees love, its nature is explicable; to you, who are still under its influence, it remains a riddle.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
It was on them that I began to spell out those signs which to the learned reveal a few faint traces of the Mighty Riddle.Marguerite|Anatole France
The dossier is not complete, but, such as it is, it furnishes a riddle in which the supernatural appears to play a part.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
I like secrets—especially those which concern women—well enough to have amused myself by seeking the clue to the riddle.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac