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Riddle Reveal! All the Answers to the May 8 Riddle Issue!

Riddle Reveal! All the Answers to the May 8 Riddle Issue!

How many did you solve?

Neil Patrick Harris is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wondercade. In his spare time he also acts — fairly well, too, as his Tony and Emmy Awards can attest.

May 8, 2024 2:23 pm

If you’re here, it’s because our weekly newsletter sent you here…specifically, our all-riddle issue! As promised, the answers to the barrage of brainteasers are below…how many did you get right?


What gets bigger the more you take away from it? —Gretchen L.
Answer: Z gnkd = A hole

What do homonymous authors ceremoniously practice? —Jim K.
Answer: Sgd Vqhsd Qhfgs Qhsd = The Write Right Rite

What are two things you can never eat for breakfast? —Norma M. and her grandson, Bo
Answer: Ktmbg zmc chmmdq = Lunch and dinner

Why did Coach go to the bank? —Tom S.
Answer: Sn fds ghr ptzqsdqazbj = To get his quarterback

There’s a man in jail and on visitors’ day someone visited him. When the visitor left the guard asked, “Who visited you?” The prisoner said, “‘Brothers and sisters, I have none, but this man’s father is my father’s son.’ Who visited me?” —Violet
Answer: Ghr rnm uhrhsdc ghl = His son visited him

When is a door not a door? —Mykolas
Answer: Vgdm hs’r zizq = When it’s ajar

I run but don’t walk, have a mouth but don’t talk, and a bed but don’t sleep. What am I? —Ed C.
Answer: Z qhudq = A river

Why did the man name his two dogs Rolex and Timex? —Harry K.
Answer: Sgdx vdqd vzsbg cnfr = They were watch dogs

Rachel goes to the supermarket and buys 10 tomatoes. Unfortunately, on the way back home, all but 9 get ruined. How many tomatoes are left in a good condition? —Nika S.
Answer: Mhmd = Nine

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? —Jonathan F.
Answer: Ohkfqhlr = Pilgrims


Answer: a pot (or “a jar” or some other vessel for holding liquid)

Answer: a key

Answer: ice

Answer: What appears to be a tricky math problem is, in fact, a mathy trick problem, because the only person “going to St. Ives” is the speaker: everybody else was coming from St. Ives, making the answer one.

Answer: A mushroom

Answer: A light bulb

Answer: A cradle

Answer: Milk

Answer: The Letter M

Answer: A spiderweb

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