Questions tagged [english]

Puzzles that crucially depend on some feature of the English language or that only work in an English formulation.

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The hangman game backward

So, @JLee has posted a hangman game (Hangman- No misses left) on SE. I would like to create one too, but let's do it backward - guess what was the question, with only 1 letter missing: fill in an "a"...
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Hangman- No misses left

**** No programs allowed. You must find the answer using your own brain. **** Your hangman game allows for 9 misses, but on the 10th miss, you're hanged! You don't want to be hanged. The letters ...
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Puzzle and riddle in one - what am I?

These letters are carved in groups on a wall as shown. You know an answer is needed to continue your journey, but no other instructions are apparent. ...
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Twenty nine-letter words

I took twenty 9-letter everyday English words from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, broke them into sixty 3-letter pieces and ordered the sixty pieces alphabetically: ...
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No food in the fridge

What eight letters did the little boy say when, whilst looking for an afternoon snack, he realized that there was no food in the fridge? Hint:
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The issue - Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES
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The Customers - Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: ...
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Pangram sentence

Create a pangram sentence by replacing the 26 dots with the 26 letters of the alphabet (different dots, different letters): ...
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My fourth Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: J O K E U See also (Rebus with Dracula) and (Another Rebus puzzle) and (My third Rebus puzzle)
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My third Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: L D BRIDGE See also (Rebus with Dracula) and (Another Rebus puzzle)
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Another Rebus puzzle

Solve the following rebus puzzle: I I I I I I I I I ___________ O O See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebus
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The hardest string of words to verbalise in english

To clear some confusion, this is just a riddle. I think maybe the size is whats intimidating some, but it can be solved as you would any other riddle. There are no new techniques used here. atop the ...
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Riddle - He who holds the answer may enter

Here's a riddle I used in a game some time ago. Not the best riddle ever, but we had fun solving it. It was written on a translucent door, on the frame of which was written "He who holds the answer ...
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On what basis have I split the alphabet into 4 sets?

I have split the 26 letters of the alphabet into 4 sets. Here they are: Set 1: $F G J L N P Q R S Z$ Set 2: $A M T U V W Y$ Set 3: $B C D E K$ Set 4: $H I O X$ Can you determine on what basis have I ...
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Shortest sentence with 2 sets of synonyms?

Current Best: 13 characters This time I'm asking you guys to determine the shortest possible grammatically correct english sentence that includes 2 pairs of synonyms (different words that mean the ...

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