Questions tagged [letters]

A puzzle which involves the manipulation of individual letters within words, or letters by themselves.

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Words with a letter sound at the start but not the letter

Here is a fun little word puzzle. The task, for as many letters of the alphabet as possible, is to find words that have the sound of the name of a letter at the start but which don’t start with that ...
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How fast can you ruin a Scrabble game?

Consider a standard game of Scrabble® using the csw19 dictionary. Many board-states exist where ZERO possible next moves exist. That is, no combination of 1-7 remaining letters can make a legal move. ...
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Puzzling Paragrams

Paragrams (the basis of word-ladder puzzles) are word relations formed by changing a single letter to change the meaning of a word. For example, you can make letter a little better, fifty more nifty, ...
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Resource to solve messed up words which have spaces in the wrong places

I'm wondering if there are any online tools that solve not properly spaced words By not properly spaced words I mean something like mynei ghbor isapo pular softw areen ginee r if spaced properly, ...
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Interesting transformation of English letters

English letters are transformed like so: B → V C → S E → E H → N T → T Now what does P transform to and why?
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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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Vowelburger™ Downtown Brown

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here Business has been slow this past year. As such, we've decided to create and market a whole new burger for faithful customers. May I remind you, we still hold ...
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Sponsored by a riley riddle

What 6 letter word has the same properties? The whole makes harm, 5 letters makes me displeasured, 4 letters makes me a national greenhouse, 3 letters, makes me a wooden canvas. 2 letters is in a ...
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The Vowelburger™ Incident

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Last week, after English class at school, a few friends and I went to the local Vowelburger™ to get some lunch. Feeling hungry, we decided to order 13 burgers ...
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Vowels, consonants and Mathematical Shapes

Your aim is first to select at least three different mathematical shapes. For instance, you could select "a losange", "a disk" and "two lines". You must then ensure that ...
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Unusual Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle and the variations thereof I got these Vowelburgers™ on discount, and they have a little different mouthfeel than others. Why is that? Patty Vowelburger™ A Ink ...
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28 Minutes Later

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms I open my eyes to find myself lying in a bed in a white room. Sitting up is difficult, as a tangle of wires and tubes are attached to my arms ...
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Vowelburger™ Inside-Out Burger

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added a new item to their ever-expanding menu, the Inside-Out Burger! This peculiar ...
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Give me an R and I'll run!

Give me an R and I'll run Give me an AR and I'll come running Give me a T and I'll stop you from moving Give me a D and I'll make you move Leave me alone and I'll send you in different directions! Can ...
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Homemade Vowelburgers™

They're simple Vowelburgers™, but they are great for munching on while watching TV. Meat Vowelburger™ A LA E Ogre I Job O Marvel U Malibu
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A Full Spread of Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle I ordered some Vowelburgers™ abroad, but every menu had a printing error, so the restaurant just got rid of them. Regardless, they had something for everyone, ...
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What is an Ants Letter™?

This is a variant on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a letter conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ants Letter™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Ants™ ...
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Wordsmiths & Wyverns

You awaken in a foul crypt with only the following items at your disposal... ROPE, BOOTS, AMULET, MAP, FLAIL, CHAIN, CUP, BELL, STAFF, RING, CODEC, RUM, FLUTE You also have the following tools. Awl (...
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A Harsh Vowelburger™ Critic

You can find other Vowelburgers™ Riddles here. Once a restaurant renowned for its delectable burgers, the customers of the Old Consonant's Diner have been noticing the quality of food slowly slipping ...
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Largest set of words that don’t share letters [closed]

For instance, banana, excess, giggit, voodoo, pullup, myrrhy are six six-letter words that don’t share any letters with each other. This isn’t a heterogram puzzle: repeated letters within a single ...
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The New York Time's "Letter Boxed" Puzzle (spoiler)

WARNING: I solved this puzzle and posted a solution below. I'm posting this more for muse. Hello! I don't know if anyone's enjoyed this puzzle on The New York Times website, but I find it rather fun. ...
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Fill grid with Bs

Here is a letter grid: Here are the rules as to how to manipulate the letters in the grid: A marker starts at the first square. For each move you can move the marker one square either up, down, left ...
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Simple letter subs with a twist!

Here's your typical letter substitution puzzle that you can solve, no tricks. But even so, there's a twist! Decipher this and find out the hidden message! xhtm tm ytxeanyyq nofxhea wdccye mf jerfje ...
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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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My first attempt at a Vowelburger™ puzzle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 9 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat ...
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Another phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 7 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat ...
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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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A phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! The buns ...
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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? Country Country Code™ Russia NSR Sudan GDA United States BIE Argentina EGS Mongolia BNM ...
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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? Country Country Code™ Netherlands AKC Gibraltar GID Finland HGB Zimbabwe HHE Israel JFB ...
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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 "X X X" should be replaced with the same three letters. Pattern Clue X X X _ _ _ _ level _ X X X _ _ _ spread _ _ ...
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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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