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

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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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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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Heavens to Megatron!

See if you can fill in all the blank letter tiles in this graph using the clues sets below. Each set of clues yields a name or word. The name or word is guaranteed to follow some connected path ...
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Oh, one short ode of love

I'm to grow in mind If now onto learning; And to show understanding, We cannot be blind. Where is the heart? :) Inspired by this (thanks @Bass!)
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Another Secondary Alphabetical Order

Here is another Secondary Alphabetical Order: If you can figure out the rest of the order, the arrows will hint you how the letters should be written.
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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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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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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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Longest sentence with each letter repeated n times

Inspiration: This question was inspired by Word sets with no repeating letters Rules: Sentences can be of any length. Every letter used in this sentence, must be used n times. n can be any number. ...
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Longest sentence where all words are anagrams of each other

Won, now own. Rules: A “word” is an entry on dictionary.com. A “sentence” is any text that is grammatically correct, has a complete meaning in the English language, starts with a capital letter and ...
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Don't get caught by the Hang Man

Bringing back the Backwards Hangman (created by Alex, see here for the first). fill in an "f" - The devil may carry. fill in a "d" - Probably has glasses. fill in a "c" - Popped at the party. fill in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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letters in consecutive numbers

Are there any consecutive integers which don't share letters when spelled out in English (e.g.One, twO)? If not, can you construct a proof?
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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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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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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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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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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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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\ > abc\ (n.),...
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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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A puzzle made special for today

Can you find the message hidden within this grid of puzzles?
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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 letters from a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Speak without using the letter “b” [closed]

A voice recognition software crashes from using the letter "b", but you need to test it. You have to speak continuously for about an hour, using meaningful words, but you cannot repeat words, and you ...
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Best way to solve Codeword puzzle

I always find it hard to do codewords puzzles. Whenever I fill in all the spaces with the starting letters, it doesn't really help. I always end up looking at the answer sheet. Does anybody know a ...
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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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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