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I start this word

My enemy follows me to the end

I am at the end of this word

I am also present just before the end

There is a living thing in the middle

What is it?

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You are the 8-letter word...

MEANTIME

I start this word

It begins with ME ('I').

My enemy follows me to the end

Your enemy is ANTI-ME, which follows 'ME' right to the end of the word.

I am at the end of this word

ME ('I') is also at the end of the word.

I am also present just before the end

I comes just before the final 'ME'. Alternatively, I'M ('I am') comes just before the final letter of the word (which is also the end of 'THE', if you want to go super-cryptic-crossword!).

There is a living thing in the middle

The word ANT - a living thing - can be found in the middle.

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    $\begingroup$ Wow again @Stiv. Note vz vf whfg orsber r ng gur raq $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Sep 7, 2022 at 13:07
  • $\begingroup$ @RogerA Modified accordingly :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 7, 2022 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ What's "ANTI-ME"? I can't find it in dictionary. Or is it simply refers to enemy of "me"? $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Sep 8, 2022 at 7:49
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    $\begingroup$ @justhalf The latter - it's not a real word, but it gives the impression of someone who is against you, i.e. an enemy. It's more a case of wordplay rather than a strict definition. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 8, 2022 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ Hello @justhalf. Can you please your comments in rot13 form. It gives out the answer and a lot of readers want to solve it by themselves. Thanks $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Sep 8, 2022 at 12:52
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Are you:

Illimani - a mountain in the Andes?

Because:

I start this word

'I' is the first letter.

I am at the end of this word

'I' is the last letter'; also there is an 'am' if you read it backwards.

I am also present just before the end

There is another 'i' in the middle of the word.

There is a living thing in the middle

There is a 'man' in the middle of Illimani.

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  • $\begingroup$ My enemy follows me to the end $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Sep 7, 2022 at 13:05

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