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13 Easy Riddles (with Answers) Anyone Can Solve

Looking for a low-key challenge? You're probably not going to have to scratch your head very much to solve these easy riddles.

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An island

What do the letter T and an island have in common?

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Answer

You’ll find both of them in the middle of water.

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A question of time

I’m the rare case when today comes before yesterday. What am I?

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Answer

A dictionary. Doing well with these easy riddles so far? Try these 11 literary riddles.

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Circular logic

What goes all the way around the world but stays in a corner?

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Answer

A stamp.

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Giveaway

You cannot keep me until you have given me. What am I?

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Answer

Your word. After these easy riddles, check out these word puzzles that will leave you stumped.

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A question of size

What gets bigger the more you take away?

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Answer

A hole.

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A handy question

What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?

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Answer

A glove. Now, can you solve this tricky numbers riddle in less than a minute?

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Sharing

If you have me, you will want to share me. If you share me, you will no longer have me. What am I?

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Answer

A secret.

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All wet

What gets wet when drying?

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Answer

A towel. For more of a challenge after these easy riddles, try these detective riddles only the smartest can solve.

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Word play

What two words, added together, contain the most letters?

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Answer

Post office.

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Tricky question

What has a head and a tail, but no body?

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Answer

A coin.

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A timely question

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

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Answer

The letter M. Now, switch up these easy riddles with a math challenge.

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Spare change

Two coins add up to 30 cents. One isn’t a nickel. What are they?

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Answer

A quarter and a nickel. The statement said that only one of the coins wasn’t a nickel.

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Beard

I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. Who am I?

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Answer

A barber. All warmed up with these easy riddles? Next, give your brain more of a test with 25 of the hardest riddles ever.

[Sources: Thethings.com, Babamail.com]

Jen McCaffery
Jen McCaffery is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Prevention, Rhode Island Monthly, and other publications and websites. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s growing veggies or trying to figure out the way home from assorted trails.