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A puzzle whose answer will be a word or a set of words but not a phrase or sentence.

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The Last Chess Game

Mr. Squares left you his property. You discover a mysterious chest locked with a seven-letter combination lock. Looking at the dusty thing, you notice an engraved checkerboard. On the other side of ...
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Use your fingers!

This puzzle is my attempt to make one in the style of PSE user Prim3numbah: Find what is in the question mark! 1D3, 12, ED, ED, 5A, 244, 84, 1E2, 1E2, ? Go back a ...
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The yet hidden identity

Can you guess who I am? My mother is the only person in my life. My room is small, but perfect for my art. My biggest wish is to see the stars. Merely how long will it take? I wish my mother wasn't ...
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Creation of two (Opposites are opposite)

What is the answer to this puzzle?
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A lesson in attention to detail

Background (to be read): In 2023, I created and posted on this site a series of puzzles called A Trivial Pursuit. This involved creating 24 themed puzzles, each of which produced a one-word final ...
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**Hidden symbols**

What's hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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I am obviously not a thief!

Tearing from fearing, Thumbs nervously interlocking because of the robbing, Since the cheating done in that meeting, So in the center of a dark alley I hide, Like a rudiment the heart pounds at my ...
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GoneToNajIsSquat

There is a riddle whose answer is one word only. My friend, who loves puzzles, gave this to me. Riddle: GoneToNajIsSquatAndSmellLetsTryShellSomeZooAJockShisSunThatSangAHlnt My guess: If you combine ...
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A puzzle of protection

Solve the rebus below. The answer is a word. What word is it?
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Infiltrate the Imposter Ring

POWER has arrived late to the puzzle, and another word has stolen its place! Who is the imposter? Notes: This style of puzzle (connect-wall) requires you to group 16 words into four groups of four. I ...
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Riddle: I am a mollusc

I am a mollusc Remove my first, and I'll make you quite fast Now remove my second, and you won't feel best Now remove my third, and you'll get a square seven Now remove my fourth, and it's lost What ...
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Numbers and Lines

You stumble upon this puzzle in the newspaper, composed of only lines and numbers. 13—17 13—84 13—113 17—117 34—53 53—115 82—84 113—17 117—113 Unfortunately, you're a bit stuck. You call upon your ...
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Back Word Puzzle [closed]

There's a puzzle given to my friend by his professor. Answer is one real word only. Puzzle: ifhgormt Clue: "Sometimes you have to go forward by going backwards" zyx..
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Where Is My Home?

I am not from where you're from, But you've seen my home before. It's smaller than you're used to, With weather you can't ignore. In the morning you see it, And in the evening it's there, But if you ...
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There is no going back!

I live my life on the top floor, Yet still aiming to get from where I am to something more, An upgrade if you will, Just by climbing the hill, For glory to my possessor! I usually take baby steps ...
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Finding the Ring of Truth

Tips: First, wait on others. Remember: overlap is chaff. The answer is a 7-letter word.
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Signs and Wonders

The answer is a word (9) Prefer no partial answers please ACROSS 1 Sign 3 Location of wonder featured in 12A and 27A 5 Sign 8 Location of modern wonder featuring 17D 9 Location of modern wonder ...
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Find four related words in a word search [closed]

This puzzle was given to me by a friend, who had received it from his professor. This puzzle contains a word search with 4 hidden words. Your task is to identify these 4 words. The solution to the ...
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Puzzle from Pythagoras

Pythagoras wants to… If 1a,2b,20k,50v and 600x Then what is 100 10 1000 3 ? My original puzzle
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Hail to Pnrfne!

sgd vnqkc'r rszmczqc tmhs ne dkdbsqhbzk qdrhrszmbd, ok. (4) y rfcmpw, yzzp.(3) x Yfkf xka Vloryx qfqib clo zboqxfk olvxi oribop (3) iqoeywh ejopnqiajp sepd sepd w znqihega xkzu, w bnappaz jayg, wjz ...
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World Puzzling Competition #2: bobby's transformation

Previously: This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The organizers also seem to suggest that there will be a 50 reputation bounty for every ...
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World Puzzling Competition #1: the beginning

This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The World Puzzling Competition is attended by the 88088 users of PSE (as per writing of the draft) all ...
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It's what's inside them that counts

What is this puzzle about? The answer is a word. Hint: Edit: Added an image.
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A QWERTY-based keyboard puzzle [closed]

There is a puzzle and clue. Answer is one (real) word only. Riddle: dtqrgvl Clue is: qwerty based keyboard
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Can you figure out my name?

I can be mad, I can be wrong, Both my lines are equally long, With out I cancel a mistake, With up I fake, I have a green opposite, And a hollow opponent when you see me in a game, Can you figure out ...
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What did he become after the New Year?

Try your best to solve the puzzle below GOOD LUCK! Famous Disney character missing a dog and er… a kitchen utensil? (3) Half an Apple, empty, without hydrogen makes the sun shine! (6) He likes to zap ...
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Convolution (Literally)

Decode the following message. Hint: Additional hint:
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Surely it's not Sny again

Each dot is a light, which shines in exactly one direction, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (like a bishop, in a 45-degree angle). Lights shine through each other. Uncover the secret message ...
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7 Lights in 7 Tetrominos

In each orange tetromino, place a light that shines in all directions horizontally and vertically. Light shines through tetrominoes. Tetromino tiles are considered unlit initially and may be lit. ...
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Some .oints and numbers

What short word is missing in the puzzle below? Explain your reasoning. ...
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What do you call a pH Table?

The answer is two words (12 letters) which describe a pH table in a cryptic sort of way.
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Just a little Riddle

A one word riddle About a group of people Starts with an animal Ends with an animal And Metals in the Middle A one word Riddle
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REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY

Transcript: ...
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Base 10 is better than Base 12 or Base 16

Transcript: ...
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We have legs but can never stand alone [closed]

One we are, a pair are we. We have legs but can never stand alone. What am I? 5 letters
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What is a Universal Word™?

If a word conforms to a rule, I call it a Universal Word™. Can you figure out the pattern? Universal Words™ Not Universal Words™ acclaim proclaim lecture talk pajama sleep coupon grocery ...
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Almighty threats!

There's rhyme and reason behind the following 10-step sequence of words and phrases: 1. HUSK 2. BE COMELY 3. TRACKED 4. NOT HOOK 5. KICK TIPS 6. CUSP 7. ALMIGHTY 8. THREATS 9. BEFIT 10. ? The name ...
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Grouped in three

What do I call this puzzle? The answer is seven letters long. Hint:
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My ____ is still aching from standing too close

Please try your best to solve the problem below. GOOD LUCK!! 2042024440 420202020 2020202 ??? Hint: Bigger hint:
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Where is the hidden word?

Where is the hidden word in the word below?(Yes, there is really a hidden word) hhiidididdeenidwwwodddrdddrrd Hint: Hint2: Good luck!
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 22): The long and the short of it

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > The ...
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Going from one Capital to another

Can you go from one Capital city to another Capital city by adding a two digit number ?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 17): FA-LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.<Previous DoorNext Door > Mr. Slant, ...
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It ended with an AFTERSHOCK

I started with a single-letter English language word. At each step, I added a letter of my choice, then re-arranged the letters to make a new word. I ended up with: AFTERSHOCK How did I get there? ...
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A new riddle I came up with: What is yours without a question? [closed]

What is yours without a question?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 5): Twin-brother waiters

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50* reputation.*UPDATE FROM OP: I have decided that instead ...
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Ended up with 'empathise'

I started off with a one-letter English language word. For every step, I added one letter of my choice, and re-arranged the letters to make a new word. By the end, I had: EMPATHISE What was the word ...
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A classic "What am I?"

Used to remove or to choose, remove a letter for a better shot or used on string physical I can be yet also cannot add a letter for a description, or remove the first one to act used every day by ...
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Social Media Announcement

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #16: Restricted Title: xkcd 2000-2500. Inspired by xkcd 2045, I made my own social media moves:
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Take BOSS to a SHOW, but quickly

Start with the word BOSS Change one letter to get another word. Change another letter and you will get the SHOW (the word SHOW that is)! Can you do it that quickly? No rearranging letters.
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