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A puzzle that heavily depends on linguistic features; for instance it may concern foreign languages, or only work in some particular language, or be built around a peculiarity of the English language.

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They are all K-verbs

Find the missing verb. G: Fold, Break, Pry D: Reduce, Vibrate, Rob B: Soak, Subtract, Thrash J: Sleep, Squeeze, ? Subtle Hint: Moderate Hint: Decisive Hint: Very Decisive Hint:
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Cookie Unionization

My Christmas cookies are gone! When I came into the kitchen this morning, the box was empty. All that remained were a few crumbs and this note: We absconded. You never saw that coming, did you? Well, ...
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Answer to the question: "Who Wins?"

Crié ala caleverti miku'ilatmo doci pramilerfu Hint: Non-Youtube description of video contents (for accessibility/posterity purposes):
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Her upper body is his lower body

He and she are the opposite. But her upper body is his lower body. If the upper body is him, the lower body is her. When they cross the sea, the two become humans with the same tail. Who are they? ...
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Good family relationship

Mr.K's message: It's a beautiful day outside! Geese are flying. Remember that my favorite seafood is squid? It's best served with Java waterdropwort! Let's eat them next time we meet, dad. Also note ...
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An Assortment of Letters

Can you figure out how I've split the below letters into their groups? Group 1 Group 2 D H L S F P T Y Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 C D H J N P V W Y L T M S B R Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group ...
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What are Relational, Naming and Petite words?

This puzzle is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. Relational, Naming and Petite Words™ satisfy some properties that ...
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Alphabet II: Unified Alloy Bonds

As always, good luck! Caution your tongue, the king you will abide. Scribe! Yes sire? The new table will arrive soon! Seat it left of seaside. Hints The ...
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Spanish rebus puzzle

I need help in solving this picture riddle in Spanish language.
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Clues don't lie?

What are we? I am a b-ball player in a... (9) My prefix is a French degree, My infix is in Britain, misleadingly, My suffix is above you, But my whole is behind. (6) A country that recently changed ...
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Prefixes of French words in the Princeton linguistics challenge

Source I am unable to come up with a complete solution. No outside knowledge is said to be required for the solution to this puzzle. My observations: words which are not without a prefix only have ré ...
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