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My prefix is where I reside.

My suffix is why I hide.

My infix suggests greed.

I'm also known for speed.

Hint 1:

I step on nails,

I leave you trails.

Hint 2:

What leaves you trails?

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  • $\begingroup$ the word "snail"comes to my mind but i can't support it. $\endgroup$ – Craftsman Jul 24 at 21:21
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I think you are a

stallion

My prefix is where I reside.

a horse stall

My suffix is why I hide.

lion --> a predator

My infix suggests greed.

all --> coveting everything

I'm also known for speed.

a racehorse

Hints:

I step on nails: horseshoes are attached through nails.

I leave you trails: as pointed out by Stiv, the horse hoofprints are U-shaped due to the shape of the horseshoe. My original remark: something to do with trail riding or horse racing tracks?

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    $\begingroup$ I think you've got it, but for hint 2 I think you should consider 'I leave you trails' as rot13(N ubzbcubar sbe H-(funcrq)-genvyf, fvapr ubefrfubrf ner H-funcrq...) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jul 25 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Stive Thanks! That makes sense. $\endgroup$ – Mazurka Fahr Jul 25 at 11:10
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This is a stretch, but you might be:

A seagull

My prefix is where I reside.

At sea

My suffix is why I hide.

To gull: to deceive

My infix suggests greed.

Ag is the chemical symbol for silver (holding on to too much silver?).

I'm also known for speed.

Not the fastest birdie out there, but check out this article.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, not the answer. $\endgroup$ – ention everyone Jul 25 at 0:09

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