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A puzzle which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words.

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Auferonyms - Words Inside Words

I have hidden something from my nemesis Aufero inside other words. The rules are that I can only add one or more letters to a word inside that word (not at the beginning or end), I can only add a ...
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Five from three — what am I?

Another puzzle in the tradition of five from four: I am three, but my second can be any of the five. My first is placed above you. My second believes itself normative. My third is of wild popularity. ...
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In the spirit of simultaneous equations

Solve the following word/letter/number equations: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear ...
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Captain Clumsy's crooked 'compass'

Sigh. Captain Clumsy is making my life a misery… again. Recently, I installed a brand-new 'simple' navigation device – one I had invented myself – on his ship. And he clearly didn’t listen to my ...
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Can you crack this multiple-shift cipher?

The below is the cipher that is to be cracked : ...
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Equally shaped words

QUAFF . TINT . SHEET . WORLD . SAME . GRAPH SNUBS - LOSS - LETTER - CRATER - WRYLY - KIWI There's a strange sort of equivalence between these two sets of words. I'm sure it boils down to a single word,...
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Help - I think my computer's broken!

I wrote a little computer program to count letter frequencies. Don't worry you don't need to know anything about computers! Except of course for Googling, Wikipedia, etc. So, for example, the ...
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I bet u can not find the word/phrase hidden in this post!

there Is a word/phrase Nefariously inserted into this question/post. Can you find it? i do indeed hope this puzzle will fasinate you Or at least Retain your interest for a while! i Really enjoyed ...
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A hard coding decoding problem [closed]

If LAZED is coded as Y1M2Q then what is the code for STERILE? I can not see any patterns. Only thing that I observe is 'A' of LAZED relating to '1' of Y1M2Q since 'A' is the '1'st letter of the ...
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Food containing its reverse

When forwards, I am a type of food. When backwards, I am something contained within the food. What am I?
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Probabilities for “What number is that? — asks grandpa”

Inspired from Multilanguage generalization of "What number is that? Asks Grandpa" and What number is that ? Asks Grandpa In this puzzle we will use the English alphabet of 26 letters. We ...
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What is the longest word contained in this new puzzle?

I created a word puzzle: Here is the puzzle: Here are the rules: The goal is to spell the longest word possible. To do so, you must place three different color arrows anywhere on the board. You ...
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Can you find the artist?

A famous artist is hiding within the following sequence: can you find it? $E-12-ACH-94-VERY-21-HE-1-E-11-F-2-ERY-721-ND-61-O-8$ Is it possible to write down: Camille Saint-Saëns ? Hint 15th ...
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Can you name the country code?

As an hommage to @eyl327's "can you name the country code?" puzzles. Here is one more: Given the country codes of the 10 countries in the following table, can you figure out the country code of ...
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Can you name the Country Code™? (#2)

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\...
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Can you name the Country Code™?

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\...
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Find the missing words #2

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each pair of $\text{X}$'s should be replaced with the same two letters (in order). $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if ...
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each $\text{X X X}$ should be replaced with the same three letters. $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#...
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I'm a tricky word puzzle

Instructions: Look at the sentences. For each sentence, look for a one-word solution. Then take the first letter of those words to make the answer to the riddle. Example: A huge animal = Elephant ...
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Here is the Answer, Now Solve!

Using a certain rule, I can express "THIS PHRASE IS VALID" as "KZZK GZISKV ZK PSDZV". What is this rule, and how did I come to it? Hint/Note: Non-native English speakers may have a more difficult ...
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Why did she choose O6G?

He gave her 8 choices. 7 lead to death, one lets her continue. O6A O6B I6C U6D I6E I6F O6G O6H Of course, he knew she had no idea. He turned the hour glass and gave her 5 items from his suitcase....
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A puzzle made special for today

Can you find the message hidden within this grid of puzzles?
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With five, I’m a platform

A Tyobrien riddle of the week. With two, I’m a metal With three, I’m identified With four, I’m an animal With five, I’m a platform
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Double Decker Vowelburgers™ — 5 are meat, 1 is vegan

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle After making burgers with five and six layers, Vowelburgers™ has noticed that the customers have not been hungry enough to eat such massive burgers. We are ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #3

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our previous Chef’s Special: #1 and #2 Our chef went way ahead to prepare the biggest Vowelburger™ menu till date! There is a burger for every ...
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Six-layer Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ announced their Penta-decker Vowelburger™ two days ago and added to their menu yesterday. For today's burger, they decided to bring back in part ...
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With five, I’m none

A Tyobrien riddle of the week With two, I flow With three, I’m one With four, I move With five, I’m none
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is ...
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What is the longest sentence using each vowel only once?

What is the longest sentence that uses each vowel only once? Rules: Any number of consonants can be used. The letters: A, E, I, O, and U appear exactly once. Y is considered a vowel, and as such, ...
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With different vowels, what am I?

With an A, I might be a programming trick. With an E, I'm really not sure. With an I, I'm just a wee babe. With an O, I'm often stopping. With a U, I'm a guy you can meet. What am I?
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle The success of our first Chef’s Special has inspired our chef to add even more variety to your favourite Vowelburgers™ menu. The chef’s choice of the day consists ...
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Find the secret word hidden in this message

(TL;DR at the bottom) The following message was received from a friend: I need you right away to help me use 0x1DD1A to find out how to set up my ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our Double Supreme variants We at Vowelburgers™ are finding more and more ways to bring variety to the table. The chef’s choice of the day ...
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Puzzle on a Pie Crust

Can you find the hidden message in this pie crust?
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Food Fight! (An extended VowelBurger™ puzzle…)

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here (and all its many clones!) The food hall was a mess. A massive fight had broken out among the proprietors of the five burger stands stationed around the ...
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With seven, I’ve fought

Another variant of the Tyobrien riddle of the week. With two, I’m similar With three, I’m grey With four, I lose With five, I’m loud With six, I’ve suffered With seven, I’ve fought
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Real Fuel 2: Refueled

Could you guys help? I bought a new fancy vehicle last month, and it came pre-fueled. All was well and good until a friend of mine asked if I could spare some gas. I had an extra FUEL TANK, so I ...
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Vowelburger™ Bread-lover's Double Supreme

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here. $\text{Vowelburgers™}$ has decided to start changing things up a bit for bread connoisseurs and they have started making the $\text{Bread-lover's }$$\...
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Vowelburger™ Triple Supreme #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ recently started making Triple Supremes with two consonant buns sandwiching three vowel ...
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Vowelburger™ Triple Supreme

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added yet another a twist. They started making triple patty burgers where the patties need ...
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This Vehicle Needs Real Fuel!

I just got a brand new, fancy car! The problem is that it keeps telling me it needs REAL FUEL to function! I took a look inside the tank between both of the "Real Fuel Drums" and both of the "Gas-to-...
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Vowelburgers™ from other cuisines

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here The local Vowelburgers™ restaurant, always looking for inspiration, decided to take a look at some other cuisines for their new menu. $$ % custom template - ...
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #3

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here The local Vowelburgers™ restaurant increased the variety of their Double Supreme burgers yet again. $$ % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\...
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here After the success of their first Double Supreme menu, the local Vowelburgers™ restaurant decided to increase the variety. $$ % custom template - reuse if ...
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here The local Vowelburgers™ restaurant added a twist to compete its sales with the other branches. They started making double patty burgers where the patties ...
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Six cities. What's the missing number?

Six cities are listed below. For five of them, their numerical value is given. Find the missing number. $$\text{London = 6800}$$ $$\text{Paris = 9248}$$ $$\text{Seoul = 9100}$$ $$\text{Tokyo = 7500}$$...
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With all five, I'm a country

A tyobrien riddle inspired by Ébe Isaac's. With two, I'm a city With three, I'm a town With four, I'm a village With all five, I'm a country Edit: There are multiple possible correct ...
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12 more blackboard puzzles (letter puzzles)

I have previously posted number puzzles. This time it's letter puzzles. Some clues have a Harry Potter theme. Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:

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