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Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices
Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices

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


HINT 1:

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


HINT 2:

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


HINT 3:

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

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Here's a guess:

BOREDOM

Because:

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 at 1:44
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How about:

GUINEA

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 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 at 10:22

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