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My start is part of something you may slip inside a sock

My middle is infernal and you may wish to block

My ending denotes someone with a speciality

My whole describes the writer of this dreadful poetry.

What am I?


Clue 1

A few people have got hung up on the word describing ME as the writer and seem to be Googling my nickname... the answer doesn't require any knowledge of my good self other than what is written in this poem.

Clue 2

The first line is indeed referring to part of a foot, not another word for a foot.

Clue 3

Shakespeare it ain't!

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    $\begingroup$ @NL628 I have rolled back your edits - firstly because I disagree with the use of "prefix" and "infix" in this style of puzzle because the way the answer is divided up often does not really fit the definition of word prefixes or suffixes. Secondly because you ruined the rhyme scheme $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 13 '18 at 16:31
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    $\begingroup$ Oops, I apologize for doing so. I wanted to keep the Riley scheme, but now that you mentioned why you deviated, I totally understand. I apologize for that! $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 13 '18 at 17:05
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How about:

Balladmonger

My start is part of something you may slip inside a sock

The ball of your foot

My middle is infernal and you may wish to block

Every horrible pop-up ad that we have to block

My ending denotes someone with a speciality

A monger is someone dealing in a specific commodity

My whole describes the writer of this dreadful poetry

A balladmonger means an inferior poet. But you shouldn't sell yourself short. ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ SO CLOSE! First and second parts correct. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 14 '18 at 16:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Astralbee Ah, thanks for the tip! Better now? ;) $\endgroup$ – Walt Apr 14 '18 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Spot on! Congratulations. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 14 '18 at 17:22
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Partial answer for the middle:

dam

The word damn is related to infernal and the word dam is a synonym of block

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  • $\begingroup$ Infernal = hell $\endgroup$ – North Apr 13 '18 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ Very clever but not right sadly - on this occasion synonymous means "closely associated with" if that helps? I'll drop some clues tomorrow. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 13 '18 at 20:08
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Partial answer:

I think the fist word is ped- or pod-, which are root words for foot. You put your feet or foot in a sock. The word ends in -ist, which is a root word for specialty . I'm not sure about the middle word, so the word kinda looks like ped--ist, or pod--ist

Thanks to Gustavo, the answer is

Pedamist, which also seems like a twitter account

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    $\begingroup$ When I saw your answer, I thought about pedamist or podamist but didn't find them as real words. So I thought that was not it... $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Apr 13 '18 at 18:27
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    $\begingroup$ Idk. Pedamist seems like a twitter account $\endgroup$ – North Apr 13 '18 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ Good effort but sadly no parts are correct. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 13 '18 at 19:59
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    $\begingroup$ Intrigued why you think the final answer is a Twitter account? $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 13 '18 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Astralbee Idk maybe that was your twitter account "My whole describes the writer of this dreadful poetry $\endgroup$ – North Apr 13 '18 at 20:06
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Is it

a hole-puncher?

First:

holes are often found in socks

Second:

you might want to block a punch. Not sure what would make it infernal though...

Third:

an "ER" doctor is a specialist in emergency medicine.

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  • $\begingroup$ Another great answer that deserves a +1 - you are on the right kind of thinking with the second part, but incorrect. And I have added a clue about the first part. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 14 '18 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Astralbee dang. That means it's probably not "toe-tally _____" either. $\endgroup$ – fectin Apr 14 '18 at 15:32
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Is it

Bridgeable?

Explanation:

Start:

Bridge is part of the foot

Middle:

ridge is like a block, going over the edge is going to hell.

End:

Someone with a specialty is "Able"

Whole:

Bridgeable could be interpreted to mean humble. The author is being humble when calling their poetry bad, and their puzzle the "worst"

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  • $\begingroup$ Not right, but best answer yet. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Apr 14 '18 at 14:46
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Is it

Too Damn Smart?

First:

Toe, which you could slur to "too"

Second:

Dam and damn, per @GustavoGabriel. This also suggests we're looking at homophones, which plays to the first part.

Third:

Someone with a specialty might be "smart" on their area of expertise.

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Partial answer for first

Current best thought is "arch," which could be an intensifier for the second bit (e.g. arch-fiend)

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