I have been wondering about if there is a synonym for a person who gives clues but does not give away the real answer. These keywords are too extensive for any thesaurus. Can anyone find a synonym for this definition?
If you want the verb, I would use hinting/suggesting/insinuating/alluding. I'm not sure if there is a noun for a person who does those things.
The term for such a person is "tease", one who teases, while the verb means
to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without intending to satisfy it
"hint" is the first thing that strikes mind
Sometimes that activity is called spoonfeeding. In that context, you might use the term "spoonfeeder".
To be more specific, I'm referring to game developers who operate ARG's, which are heavily based on spoonfeeding clues to game players. In some circumstances, they hide these clues, but I refer to that as hiding the spoon, instead of coming up with a new term for it. While it might not be in wide use, it certainly conveys the meaning and does so concisely.
Here's a helpful reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_game