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

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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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Three words using some same letters

I'm very smart indeed. If you remove my first letter, I become very accurate. Then, if you replace the removed letter with another one, I become the synonym of anagram 'CAPIN'. What words are these?
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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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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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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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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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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 am I now? The ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 = ?
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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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Triple Cryptics

Here's an attempt at a new twist on cryptic clues. The following clues do NOT have a definition section. However, the wordplay is keyed in three different ways. Can you work out the words? User ...
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Moans to Rocky in 4 moves?

In his novel A Case of Need, one of Michael Crichton's characters claims that the classic word‑ladder‡ "MOANS to ROCKY" can be made in 4 moves (5 lines total). But the book does not ...
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Group Think Challenge 2

The list below are sets of related words which some of them has a letter clue. What are these groups of four? ---g- ---- ---- ---r-- --r-- ----- ---- -e-- -o--- ------ --- -l---- -u----...
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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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Shot in the heavens afar

A cloak blankets way overhead, Beginning the time for your bed. Remember my comfort and love Inviting the skies up above. Look! You can reach like a kite; Look and not burn from ...
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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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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 ...