- Straight: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
- Exaggerated: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma shrouded in secrecy buried in a brainteaser coded in a cryptogram."
- Downplayed: "A riddle."
- Justified: Their are multiple layers of mystery, solving one will lead to more questions.
- Inverted: "A fact established in certainty pronounced in obviousness."
- Subverted: "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an eggroll."
- Double Subverted: "In my country, 'Eggroll' is slang for something confusing and hard to understand"
- Parodied: "A conundrum guarded by The Men in Black hidden among a pack of chupacabras."
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: "This riddle is quite a mysterious enigma."
- Enforced: The producer of a mystery story is also a history buff or just really likes the phrase and wants the work's creators to use it.
Alice: It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Bob: Ha, a Winston Churchill quote reference. Nice!
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "A riddle wrapped in a - look, let's just say it's gonna be hard to solve."
Alice: You're in over your head, Bob. This case is too big for you to solve.
Bob: Oh really, is this supposed to be like one of those 'riddles wrapped in mysteries inside enigmas'?
Alice: In a word, yes.
Bob: It's like a riddle?
Alice: It's a bit more complicated than that.
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