The best Riddler riddles from the Batman villain himself.The Best Riddler Riddles

The Riddler is a Batman villain who made his first appearance back in 1948. He always sets Batman riddles to solve as clues before committing his crimes. Here are the best Riddler riddles he's set over the years.

How many can you solve?

What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race?

Reveal Answer

The letter 'E'.

Why is an orange like a bell?

Reveal Answer

Because they both need to be peeled.

What is always on its way here, but never arrives?

Reveal Answer


What won't run long without winding?  

Reveal Answer

A river.

What belongs to you, but is used by others?

Reveal Answer

Your name.

We're five little items of an everyday sort; you'll find us all in 'a tennis court'. 

Reveal Answer


Why is a woman in love like a welder?

Reveal Answer

They both carry a torch.

When is the time of a clock like the whistle of a train?

Reveal Answer

When it's two to two.

What has branches and leaves and no bark?

Reveal Answer

A library.

How many sides has a circle?

Reveal Answer

Two. The inside and the outside.

What is it that no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?

Reveal Answer

A lawsuit.

The more you take away from it the larger it grows, what is it?

Reveal Answer

A hole.

Which president wears the largest hat?

Reveal Answer

The one with the biggest head.

There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?

Reveal Answer

They threw a cigarette overboard, and made the boat a cigarette lighter.

I have billions of eyes, yet I live in darkness. I have millions of ears, yet only four lobes. I have no muscle, yet I rule two hemispheres. What am I?

Reveal Answer

The human brain.

When is a person like a piece of wood?

Reveal Answer

When it's a ruler.

What goes up white and comes down yellow and white?

Reveal Answer

An egg.

What is it that travels on all fours in the morning, on two legs at noon, and three at twilight?

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What people are always in a hurry?

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What is Joan of Arc made of?

Reveal Answer

Maid of Orleans.

When is a prizefight like a beautiful lady?

Reveal Answer

When it's a knockout.

Why is silk like grass?

Reveal Answer

They are both sold by the yard.

What kind of men are always above board?

Reveal Answer


What do you throw away that keeps returning?

Reveal Answer

A boomerang.

What has neither nails or bones, but has four fingers and a thumb?

Reveal Answer

A glove.

What kind of pins are used in soup?  

Reveal Answer


Why is a musician's bandstand like an oven?

Reveal Answer

Because that's where he makes his bread.

When is the top of a mountain like a saving's account?

Reveal Answer

When it peaks one's interest.

When does a painter use a trigger instead of a brush?

Reveal Answer

When he's a stick up artist.

Riddler Riddles

If you enjoyed these Riddler riddles, take a look at all our other riddles and brainteasers too, including these:

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