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15+ Test your Wits with Challenging and Hard Riddles for Adults 2024

Test your wits with these riddles for adults. It looks like we’re not the kind to really outgrow our love for riddles regardless of age. We are sharing with you some of the easy to hard riddles for fun. Enjoy the challenge with family and friends.

Clever Riddles for Adults

Prove your smarts with these tricky and clever riddles for adults. Riddles are typically challenging but it’s a good way to test yourself and make sure that your brain still works for things like riddles for adults. When you’re stuck, just stop and think. Get a pause, take a breather, and think. You’ll get it right eventually!

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Read: very hard riddles (with answers)

What kind of coat is always wet when you put it on?

A coat of paint.

clever riddles for adults

People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?
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 People say I put doctors out of business, sometimes I am sour, sometimes I am sweet, I can be eaten and can also be drunk. What am I?

An apple.

Why did the little boy bury his flashlight?

Because the batteries died.

funny riddles for adult

How can you make six into an odd number?

Remove the letter S and you have IX which is 9 in roman numerals.

What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks?

Day, and night.

 How can you tell that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are about to get married?

Because they all have rings.

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What has a face and two hands, but has no arms or legs?

A clock

 I never was but always will be. No one ever saw me but everyone knows I exist. I give people the motivation to better themselves every day. What am I?


 Riddles for Adults

Age is nothing but a number. No matter how old we get, we’d still enjoy good and clean riddles for adults. Make the game night more fun and amazing with all these riddles for adults.

Read here: Easy Riddles With Answers

I saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on the boat. How is that possible?

They were all married.

I occur twice in eternity, and I’m always within sight. What am I?

The letter “T”

challenging riddles for adult

A boy and an engineer were fishing. The boy is the son of the engineer but the engineer is the father of the boy. Then who is the engineer?

The engineer is the boy’s mother.

Jeff is younger than Rodney but older than Debbie. Larry is older than Erica who is older than Jeff. Rodney is older than Larry. Who is the middle child?


A king, a queen, and two twins all lay in a large room. How are there no adults in the room?

They’re all beds!

tricky riddles for adults

You always find me in the past, I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me. What am I?


What have four legs like a dog, two eyes like a dog, looks just like a dog but is not a dog?

A picture of a dog!

A boy and an engineer were fishing. The boy is the son of the engineer but the engineer is the father of the boy. Then who is the engineer?

The engineer is the boy’s mother.

Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?


Short Riddles for Adults

You know what they say, ‘KISS’. Keep it short and simple. The shorter the riddle, the better chances you will have in retelling it the good way. So, settle for short riddles for adults if you want that fast-paced question and answer with your friends and families.

What has thirteen hearts but no other organs?

A deck of cards.

funny and tricky riddles for adults

What goes up but never comes down?

Your age.

The answer I give is yes, but what I mean is no. What was the question?

“Do you mind?”

Why can’t we take a picture of a man with a wooden leg?

The wooden leg is not a camera.

How can you drop a raw egg on the concrete floor without cracking it?

The egg won’t crack the concrete floor!

What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?

It’s time to fix the fence.

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There you go! This is your list of riddles for adults that are both funny and challenging. But if you want to take it up a notch, you can do so. Create your own riddles for adults and go from there. Think of an object and think of the characteristics that could apply to the object you’re thinking of. Make it good and tricky.

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