Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices
Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices

What is the one-word answer to the riddle above?


Convoluted as it is, the riddle is not meaningless and describes the answer.


What could be another "word" for the acrostic clue?


The wordplay tag means a pun is necessary to solve the puzzle.

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Here's a guess:



This satisfies the acrostic "Land of pigs" -> "boar - dom".

The riddle itself paints a picture of people who are bored at work/school, occasionally solving puzzles to relieve their boredom.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hopefully, this puzzle was able to distract you from your boredom even if for only a while. Great job! $\endgroup$ – greysaff Sep 13 '19 at 1:44

How about:


The words of the riddle form:

An acrostic, spelling out LAND OF PIGS

I then reason that:

A country (‘land’) whose name might fit this cryptic clue is Guinea, as in ‘Guinea pigs’. Not sure right now how this might relate to the title though…

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    $\begingroup$ That was quick! Unfortunately, that is just one of the clues. Was thinking of adding the acrostics tag later as a hint but I guess it's too obvious for veterans like you. $\endgroup$ – greysaff Sep 11 '19 at 10:15
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    $\begingroup$ @greysaff Ha! I love that you just called me a veteran :) Hmmm... 'Just one of the clues' - I'll have to think on this a little further then... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 11 '19 at 10:22

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