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If my prefix had an id, its photo would have only one eye.

If my suffix had a body, its body would have only one eye.

My infix: You are a letter.

Me: My shape is for better.

Hint:

What legitimatey has only one eye on this planet?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the answer rot 13 (Cbgngb)?? Guessed this completely on the basis of your hint by the way. @risky $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ @LakshaySura No, not it. $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 13:22
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The answer is

square

If my prefix had an id, its photo would have only one eye.

squ -- if squ had an id, it would be squid -- squids have only one eye.

If my suffix had a body, its body would have only one eye.

are -- pirates make the sound "are" -- if the sound had a body, it would be a pirate!

My infix: You are a letter.

quar -- you: u, are: r, a: a, letter: q

Me: My shape is for better.

shape suggests a shape, for suggests 4 sided.

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  • $\begingroup$ And would you mind explaining your hint as well. $\endgroup$ Aug 7 '20 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ On the prefix one, those animals definitely have two eyes. The word only has one "i", but when you add "id" to a prefix, lots of prefixes end up as a word with only one "i". $\endgroup$ Aug 7 '20 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ Which type of squid has one eye? The ones I've heard about have two. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Aug 10 '20 at 16:49
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I think the answer is

Usurper

If my prefix had an id, its photo would have only one eye.

U.S. - if the United States had ID, it would probably feature the Eye of Providence.

If my suffix had a body, its body would have only one eye.

Per is an abbreviation for Perseus. The embodiment of this constellation would be the Greek mythological hero Perseus who, although was not cycloptic, has the following story associated to him:

"Perseus sought the Greae, sisters of the Gorgons, to demand the whereabouts of the Hesperides, the nymphs tending Hera's orchard. The Graeae were three perpetually old women, who shared a single eye. As the women passed the eye from one to another, Perseus snatched it from them, holding it for ransom in return for the location of the nymphs."

My infix: You are a letter.

U r p sounds like "You are P"

Me: My shape is for better

A usurper is an illegitimate or controversial claimant to power who would prefer their shape on the "throne" rather than any legitimate figure.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer, but you're on the right track for part of the riddle! $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 13:18

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