Questions tagged [letters]

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

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Message for You:) #2

I got a letter from someone today. There was no name or address of sender but only some scrambled letters: Inside the letter the text was written: Message for You:) and below that was scratch-able ...
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Use a button instead of a wave

This recipe does not make any sense but each step has its own by-product. Add a letter and you'll have the shortest and the most ambiguous answer. Add a letter and you'll have 47 machine-guns. Add a ...
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Creepy video on Youtube, with secret cipher built in

This showed up in r/deepintoyoutube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ExfbH4Jew I've posted it around, and no one has solved it. I believe it is a cipher for a couple of reasons, at the end 26 ...
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Reverse Hangman

Add "g", and I may end early in the morning. Add "b", and I may end late in the afternoon. Add "t", and you better listen while you do it. Add "y", and it can come in a bundle. Answers should ...
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The hangman game backward # 11

It's been a while! Hangman game backward #11 - guess what the question was: fill in "c" - Some said I'm black, others said I'm white. Either way you'll find it hard to lose me. fill in "j" - You ...
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Clink Clank Clunk

Known as number one Found on the edge of Trinidad and Denmark Tool for filling six pockets What's missing? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Group think challenge

What missing member/s does each group have? The first letter sets of related words are as ff: S E W (?) $\checkmark$ S W S (?) $\checkmark$ T I M R (?) $\checkmark$ S S T T (?) $\...
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Additions & Twists

Start with a word. For each line below, add one letter to the last word, then anagram, to get a word that means: pitch fleet slowly anent public adverse What word did I start as and what words did I ...
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Sorting a single number

What is the only number that, when written in English, gives a sequence of letters which is sorted alphabetically? (The original phrasing of the question was meant to be a bit less straightforward to ...
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Transforming Colors

Inspired by the increase of word ladders lately I found a fun one. Transform the color BLUE into PINK. No proper names.
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Build words starting with one letter [closed]

Start with a one letter word. Then add one letter (anywhere) at a time to create another word. (So the second word will be 2 letters, third word woulld be 3 letters and so on). Get to at least 7 ...
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Lead into IRON! really?

Now that the word LEAD was turned into GOLD in only three steps (kudos n_palum) can you turn the word LEAD into IRON changing one letter at a time creating new legit 4 letter words (from Dictionary) ...
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Turn Lead into GOLD

Can you turn the word LEAD into GOLD in five steps or less? You can change or replace one letter at a time only. The newly formed word must be a legit word in a recognized dictionary. Of course you ...
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Aim the lasers up

Start with the phrase “Aim the lasers up” and perform the following steps in some order to reveal a popular lyric: Break a word in two Change a letter Combine two words Rearrange the letters of a ...
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I'm not a fat hen

Start with the phrase   I'm not a fat hen. and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous quotation: Add a letter. Remove a letter. Add a word....
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Are you wishful for bees?

Start with the phrase Are you wishful for bees? and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous phrase: Add a letter Add a word Break a word in two ...
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Thaw Sue's cold dog

Start with the phrase Thaw Sue's cold dog and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous question: Add one letter Add one letter Change one letter ...
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I behave and am armed

Starting with I behave and am armed, do all the following in the correct order to reveal a famous American history quote. Remove one word Remove two ...
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Yes, your fat ma is hers

Inspired by Elephants always get four mice. Start with the phrase Yes, your fat ma is hers and perform the following steps, in some order, to find a famous quote: ...
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Elephants always get four mice

Starting with Elephants always get four mice, do all the following in the correct order to reveal a popular phrase: Replace one word with its antonym Delete one ...
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The pound is not a finish

Starting with The pound is not a finish, apply all of the following modifications in the correct order to reveal a popular scientific fact: Remove one word. Remove ...
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Dead Letter Drops

Start with a word. For each line below, drop the indicated number of letters from it, rearranging if necessary, to form a word with the (probably cryptical) meaning given. The first line clues your ...
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If you think I'm lanky now

If you think I'm lanky now, I used to be even more sinewy. They took away a part of me. Not wanting to lose more, I became an even bigger skinflint. Then they cut out my right eye—what ...
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You think YOU have it bad?

Let me tell you about MY life: They took from me something near to my heart. I crossed the Atlantic, my short became long, but I was still essentially myself. I gave up heroin. I introduced ...
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Vigenère cipher [closed]

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ = 0-25 List of keys starting in order you need to use them. Comic Bacon Key Cipher: QWUA BT UICL Video on how to use the Vigenère cipher Hint:
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A quick, easy mistyped question

Waht is the appareytln ewird solution to this mestyrious arndom question? Note: Everything you need to solve the question is above, and when you get the solution it should be quite obvious that you'...
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Can you figure out the christmas message?

Some puzzle-makers have decorated their Christmas tree. They have used glue to stick a letter to each Christmas ball. Every letter can only be found on one certain color of Christmas ball. But oh no, ...
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Can you save my friends and me?

Don't ask me how we got there, I don't know myself! The thing is, I was hanging with a bunch of friends, when all of a sudden, we find ourselves on a planet full of Schmulrogs! Damn, these head-...
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Make me a hexagon!

I came in my office this morning, and there was a piece of paper on my computer screen where I could read: Make me a hexagon! On my desk, there were four plastic letters: t, a, n and h. All ...
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A Great-Aunt's Cryptic Invitation

My great-aunt is one of those stuffy old ladies whose house looks like it was transported intact from the 1950s. It always smells a little like mothballs, and the amount of framed embroideries and ...
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Find me and learn the truth!

Figure out the jumble and set me free. Encrypt the below text and find me! C W G N W B V W L N V I B G O Q R U I Q Before you fall into the trap, I can help ...
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Quoting a four-letter word

What word is quoted in the middle of this 7- word line of 4-letter words?     _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ &...
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An Ancient Indus Valley Code

A tourist found a code which seemed very intriguing to him, while visiting a ruined city of the old Indus Valley Civilization. He has a great interest in deciphering ancient codes, but he has a tough ...
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What is the smallest set of letters that can spell any integer? [closed]

Today my 9-year-old nephew told me that he can spell any integer in English using only 9 letters. This is how he's doing it: ...
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What is an Uptight™ Word?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Uptight Word™. ...
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I am an 8 letter word. Who am I?

I am a 8 letter word. 1st and 2nd are the riddle creator. 3rd, 4th and 5th are a span of time. 6th, 7th and 8th are a PC program about privacy. Who am I?
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Which image is the answer?

Which of these four images is the result to the above and why?
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The hangman game backward #10

Hangman game backward #10 - guess what was the question: fill in "t" - I'm common among human; not quite among animals. fill in "p" - I'm related to things you dream of: car, money, summer! fill in "...
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Reverse hangman #12

Put in an "H", and you'll find that not many actually chase it. Put in a "C", this free and you're clean. Put in a "P", looks like you got it dirty. Put in an "L", it's small, but some things go in ...
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What am I? Series 1.1

I'm a letter. I am found in an elephant and oh! I am heard too, by a person sense of hearing! Sometimes, I am also used in a cartesian plane, or maybe used as a word to describe things are growing ...
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Find the hidden word!

What word is hidden here? IVxVII IIxVIII IIIxII IIIxII IIxIII IVxVII IVxVII Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5 (last one):
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Challenge: Longest x-height word/sentence

A common puzzle is to see how to make sentences from the same letters, or the longest word in alphabetical order, etc. see here for a list. Now 'the x-height or corpus size refers to the distance ...
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Letter Swap: Mammal to Bird [closed]

I originally saw this as part of a NPR word puzzle set. Can you go from a mammal to a bird by changing only one letter? There is at least one answer for substitution and addition that I've found (...
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What did I study?

My puzzle is to solve what I studied when I was 15. LETTER 1: SECOND LETTER A song written by someone who likes to be on the other side. LETTER 2: FOURTH LETTER When you drink this, it makes ...
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What's next in this letter sequence: A, H, I, M, O, T, . . [duplicate]

What would come next in this sequence, and what is the source? A, H, I, M, O, T, . . .
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Reverse hangman #11

If you put in an "s", you might be offending me. If you put in an "f", it's faster than riding the subway. If you put in a " b", the rainbow colors are disappearing. The answer should be in the ...
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Reverse hangman #10?

If you put in a "t" you might go down it. If you put in a "g" some have looked for many years. If you put in an "f" you might be describing your grandmother. You must explain all clues.The answer ...
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A Few Letter Equations

Here are 6 Letter Equations (6 LE). Can you guess what the letters stand for in these equations. The letters are the first letters to the word. E.g. Question= 60 S in a M. Answer= 60 seconds in ...
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The hangman game backward #9

Hangman game backward #9 - guess what was the question: fill in "i" - a famous city in New York, Illinois and Nevada. fill in "o" - half of the population said to have experience being one. fill in "...
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Dominoes With Letters

I have a set with 26 special domino stones. Every stone carries a lower case Latin alphabet letter and an upper case Latin alphabet letter: ...