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

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Yes, leaves turn different tones

A throw back to my very first puzzle here on Puzzling SE, you have to complete the steps listed for each bolded phrase to reveal a secret quote! 1. Yes, leaves turn different tones. Find the ...
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Piece de Resistance - Two Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters

Two - Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Out of Character: Finally, a working... ! ...
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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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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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Two letters can form so many things

I am only two letters, in troth, But expanded, I can be more than both. I might be here on behalf of a holy one, Or one that's full of shops and houses. I might be the shell of a noun or a brand, Or ...
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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 the graph to find the clues. Use the clues to name the movie star

I like trying to invent new types of puzzles. I hope this one works. How to answer Using the graph, find the clues and say what they are. Using the clues, name the star. Explain how the diagram led ...
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The Vowel Sudoku Challenge

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 Here is a partially filled in Sudoku-like board involving the five vowels: As with real Sudoku, no vowels in any 9-square box or along any 9-...
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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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Three curtailments

I. I can separate two high places. Remove one letter, and I can separate two high places. II. I can connect two high places. Remove one letter, and I can connect two high places. III. I can ...
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Optimize a keyboard for one-finger typing

The ubiquitous QWERTY keyboard layout works well enough for ten-finger touch typing (though Dvorak proponents may disagree). But what if you're typing a text message on a mobile phone? Those fiddly ...
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Monoalphabetic Equation

A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$. Following are some of the words that consist of those letters, and their meaning: $abc = a\ title\ (n.)$ $abcd = a\ title\ > ...
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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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What is the next word in this sequence?

What word follows AMPLE in this sequence: REDDEN SEAM PLEA REARED DENSE AMPLE ?
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Remove, mix, and take in: Cryptic Clues

Here's another cryptic game to play. The rules are as follows: A) Nine of the 27 clues are standard cryptic clues B) Nine clues are missing a word which is an answer from part A C) ...
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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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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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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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Hangman game backward #12

Time to get back to Puzzling! Hangman game backward #12 - guess what the question was: fill in "a" - In some area it proves to be a big problem to kids / teens or even adults these day, which ...
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Riddle from the one-eyed king

Complete me one way - if you do this to friends, you must have many enemies. Complete me another - if you're tough you'll do this to your enemies. Yet in a third way - with this you can keep your ...
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The hangman game backward #8

Hangman game backward #8 - guess what was the question: fill in "d" - It does something horrible to the sand and stones, but it did the opposite to us. fill in "f" - To some it's rapidly dangerous, ...
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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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The hangman game backward #7

Hangman game backward #7 - guess what was the question: fill in a "d" - If this is marked on the calendar, you might be in some trouble. fill in a "h" - Google picture of this, you'll find mostly ...
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The hangman game backward #5

Hangman game backward version 5 (Aggie's version was #4) - guess what was the question: fill in an "a" - It's a lethal to throw and it's destructive. fill in a "d" - It's brave, and it's strong. ...
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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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2019 2-letters 33-length list

Find the final 2-letters element of the following list: AQ AR AT BA BA BA BO CA CY EQ FE FO GO GY HA HO JU KA MO RO RU SA SH SK SP SU TA TA TE TR VO WE ?? Classification The 33 elements can ...
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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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Lyckety-Splyt gets some Deli

This here's my song, G, 'Bout when I was hongry: I went to the deli In harlem. They sell me A sandwich so smelly, Thought I was in Delhi. They put grits of hominy On top of pastronimy. Nine bucks? ...
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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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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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What is the name of AB×B×A=BBB puzzles?

Some puzzles goes as follows: Solve AB×B×A=BBB, where different letters denote different numbers and A and B are not zero. What is the name for these types of puzzles? Edit. I fixed my mistake in ...
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Five from Four - What am I?

I am four, but my second can be any of the five, though not sometimes. My first is final. My second often warns of danger. My third is what you are in the middle of right now. My fourth cannot be ...
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5 Letter Word, Removing letters - Part 2

Following Part 1: Take away my second letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my third letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my fourth and fifth letters, I will still sound the same. ...
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Guess what letter conforming each word

This is an entry in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet. 1 letter only could be mean anything. With an additional letter in front, could be used as medicine component and something ...
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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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Not much to this one, once you've understood it

A O E A O T F L A T O A _ R R A C O A O M R Y Y E _ Fill in the missing two letters. Notes Please explain why, in the context you have discovered, these are the only two possible answers and there ...
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A world with roman numeral alphabet

Tomorrow you will wake up and all the letters will be replaced by roman numbers. That'll be "ok" when you'll learn the replacement's order! Nevertheless, today you have the possibility to make it a ...
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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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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: ...
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How many 5+ letter words can you find?

NYT does a word hive in every Sunday edition, and I quite enjoy it, so I decided to make my own, using the same rules. Check it out: If you're unfamiliar, here are the rules. You may only use the ...
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The hangman game backward #6

Hangman game backward version 6 - guess what was the question: fill in a "d" - I am a magical device that you can convert energy with the tip of your fingers. fill in a "g" - You can hear, under one ...
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Fastest way from 10 to 1 with everyone in between

I got inspired by this question from trolley813 to make this puzzle. How fast one can get from TEN to ONE, passing each number in between? The rules are simple: You are only allowed to change ...
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Longest Word without repeating character-pairs

What's the longest English word that doesn't contain the same two letters in a row more than once? Good word : too contains to ...
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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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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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In a blockset for my 2 year old: “Q” for…?

This "ABC Block Set" for my 2 year old has mostly recognizable images to represent each letter. For example, C is for "crab" and ...
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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 the key of this WW2 lock?

In the Imperial War Museum in London, there's a box with a Directional Padlock, no one has ever opened it, however they found a letter next to it but no one can open the box even with that letter. ...
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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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Values of words

If: SCORE = 7 NUMBER = 10 ZEBRA = 16 QUESTION = 17 RAINBOW = 12 AXOLOTL = 14 Then: ANSWER = ?