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

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Longest Palindrome [closed]

What is the longest palindrome created? For those who don't know A palindrome is a word or series of words that read the same forwards as backwards. For example: hannah A man a plan a canal Panama ...
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Please help Solve!

Retrospectively, Professor Siwel did Quite well with his follow-up representation, Currently utilized by generation X. The first clue given was: "A clue, the only uppercase letters that you need to ...
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A loyal traitor

Two countries are at war, Albekistan and Uzbania. The leader of the Albekistanian army asks, "Who ___ me?". The Uzbanian army's leader replies, "I ___ you!" She is promptly shot by her own army for ...
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ENCRYPTED MESSAGE

I have been given a code to break, and I did frequency analysis on it, but I cannot go any further due to the fact that I am not clear on where are the spaces between words, so in example I present ...
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What is a TRUE Union Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. More specifically, this is an extended Word™ puzzle, built on the base of What Is a ...
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Can a single sentence be made using words to, too, and two consecutively (one after the other) in the same sentence properly? [closed]

Without any restriction, can a single sentence be written or spoken using the words "to", "too", and "two" in the same sentence consecutively used (one after the other) and be proper? Please ...
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A Mqze of Miszpeked Worfs

I have another maze for you to do. This one is english, the last was computer-puzzles. But you see, they may look like the opposite of mazes, but you can find a way to enter and exit, and thus win. <...
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Describe a large integer

What is the largest well-defined finite integer that you can exactly describe using unabbreviated English words (no symbols and no letters from other alphabets), with no repeated letters. Any ...
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Oxford versus Cambridge - a geographical puzzle [closed]

What is a geographical similarity between Cambridge University and Oxford University related to their 'titles'?
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Longest alphabetical sentence [closed]

What is the longest alphabetized (by first letter) sentence you can construct? For example, consider these "words": be, a, fish, elephant, crashed, dead If this were a sentence, it would be valid:...
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Opposite Abbreviations

What common word in the English language has two common abbreviations in opposite directions? Hint: A more explicit hint: A further clarification: This is taking a while to crack, so, here's an ...
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Make the question less broad [closed]

Recently a question of mine was put on hold for being too broad: Longest $Scramble Sentence$? Or if you prefer have this in the one window: Before we begin, allow me to define what I call a Scramble ...
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Wait wait wait wait… 1=0? [duplicate]

Wasn't quite sure if this was suitable for Puzzling; however it has a problem/puzzle in it, so decided to give it a shot. Please appropriately downvote if you feel you should. Yesterday morning I ...
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I am a basic necessity for survival

I am a basic necessity for survival Drop survival's end and I'm a temple for meditation Repeat temple's last to electrical Replace electricity's first to sleep well at a friend's What on Earth ...
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Archive Trouble

Inspired by The Vowel Eater. Thanks, @JonMark Perry! A vowel,-space,-and-punctuation-eating monster and a paper-ripping monster have broken into the Federal Archives of the United States! (oh no!) ...
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Sentence with 5 letter words

Can you make a sentence only using words of exactly five letters? It must be a grammatically correct sentence.
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Place a single ring on the soil, Place a fir [closed]

Place a single piece of ring on the soil, Place a first stick vertically on above of a single piece of ring, Place a second stick vertically on below of a single piece of ring. What symbol did you get?...
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Confusing, Seemingly-Impossible, yet Correct sentence

What does this mean? "The girl that a man that a dog that a complex that a landlord that a friend that a cat plays with helps owns houses loved seen plays piano." Can you make any sense out of this?
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Find the pattern in these numbers [closed]

3, 3, 5, 4, 4, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3 How did I get those numbers and how do I get more that fit the pattern?
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What's the longest sentence you can make using only 2-letter words? [closed]

The sentence has to be grammatically correct, and probably shouldn't be too nonsensical. Here are a few examples: Is he in on it? Is it to be me? Ma, Ed is in my gi! Note: This puzzle ...
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Many forms I take

Many forms I take Unification I aim to make I can make you act quite dumb Cause your tongue to go numb Appearing in every nation I am the cause of relation I can control Even ...
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In a plane crash who died?

In a plane crash somewhere, every single person died but two people survived. How is this possible?
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Line with all alphabets? [closed]

What is your smallest line which consists of all the letters at least once? (which all alphabets(a-z) are used). Please write the meaningful line.
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I am used to comprehend

I am used to comprehend Add one letter and I'm your food Move a letter to be magical Drop a letter to quiver in fear What exactly am I talking about?
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“Place a single square on the soil, place a firs…” [duplicate]

Place a single piece of square on the soil, place a first stick vertically on above of a single piece of square, place a second stick horizontally on above of the first stick, What symbol did you get?
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Simple and political question [closed]

I'm a man who rule my country, I'm the only rule my country, While others are my troops, my commanders, and my commoners, My system was "one-person". What am i?
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The four letters YHVH [closed]

What is the most commonly used everyday English word that contains the four letters YHVH in some order? Explanation: The answer is unique and clear, unless you try hard to stretch the rules that ...
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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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Any twelve year-old can answer this question

Come up with a question between five and ten words long with an answer that contains more than three times as many unique words as the question, does not contain any of the question words, and does ...
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Bob and Steve find an ambiguous sentence - but HOW ambiguous? [closed]

Bob is mentoring Steve at a new job, and they are working their way through some poorly written instructions to install an update for some critical software. Things are going okay up until they find ...
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What English word is always spelled incorrectly? [closed]

What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
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Find English words with Sound of V or W?

Search and find some English words which when written starts with o and when speaking they pronounce with sound of v or w lets see who ll find maximum words?
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Longest $Scramble Sentence$? [closed]

Before we begin, allow me to define what I call a Scramble Sentence, A Scramble Sentence is a grammatically correct sentence, where at least 1 other permutation, of the letters in the sentence, ...

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