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Questions tagged [word]

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

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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfit accessory swapping or whatever

OMG, me and my sister are like total BFFs and we share clothes like all the time! We soooo have the same sense of style and we borrow stuff from each other like every single second! We don't even ...
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Who got some sun on the voyage?

We meek internationalists go on a little afternoon voyage Who got some sun on the voyage? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3: Hint #4:
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What makes a man succeed?

What makes a man succeed, a host a captive, and a mess into something meaningful?
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A family of kings

I am a family of kings But I am the worst of my brothers I connect 5 to 13, but only if 9 is added to 4 To some I am the first thing discarded To others I am the last, most valuable possession What ...
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Some Rough Puzzling

My beginning is the beginning of glass My middle gives you a hand take one, a slang patriarch, and early college credit. I end with a downtrodden stone. What am I? As usual, ...
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You can see me, but you can not look at me

You can see me, but you can not look at me. I can be gone or around for months at a time. I am middle-aged, but I don't hear you telling me that. In finnish, I could be yours. What am I?
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Autumning in love

Yes, I'm afraid it's true - I'm autumning in love. My life is in a menu choice; I'm ready to go. I've never felt this before - it's so true, so pitch. Now I'm trying to keep my head not ...
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Choo-choo! Word trains

All aboard the Word Train Express! Engineering a word train is simple: I'll give you the locomotive (the first word) and the caboose (the last word), and I'll specify the number of boxcars (...
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I am both joy and fear, what am I?

I represent both joy and fear I eat children by the piece, and they eat me too I am now retired, but I like to explore my landIf you've seen it you know I'm never settled They used to see me around ...
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I control the world, almost but not, what am I?

I control the world, almost but not my father has lost something entirely I was known before I was born I contain both the living and the unliving I have a granddaughter who knows everything not ...
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I am an eight letter word. What am I?

I am one of the oldest in the world, but oldest in India. I am one of the main resources for the Back Bone of India. I am a word with eight letters. Clue is
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You know me, but you don't know me. What am I?

Though I am not always bright You use me day and night Once I was black and blue But I'm not silver and grey One of me gives you more than this But not all who know me, know me I don't ...
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One word riddle: Vowel in the middle

I am a simple word. To me, add a single letter, and it will make the opposite of me. To me, add a different letter, and it will create my homophone. To me, add a different letter, and I won't be ...
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I am seven letters word. Find me Who Am I?

When I am Seven letter word, I was founded on same day when The Yosemite TWA crash occurred. If you take and reverse my first three letters, I am traditional farmhouse which is in France. If you ...
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The answer is buried there somewhere

Wow, the little negative cow army had a balmy sun war. The forty richest blameless homesteaders await the answers. Who did the cow army fight in the war? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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I see my dog run

My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets. What is my dog's name? Bonus: What is my name?
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A Journey Through Space and Time

Word Train Find a word for each line that will fit the definition and that its suffix will be the next word's prefix: Musical instrument Time machine Music genre In space Public ...
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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Mathematical cryptic clues

Programming language, after removing loss for you, reverses time (6) Complex arithmetic begins, Turing tests start beforehand (7) Quadruply male doctor Einstein, familiarly (11) Lie on a ...
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Anagram holiday

Virtues, we devour and restore, usher a puzzle. Related to the above sentence, find a six-letter word, which anagrams to gives words starting with each of the five different letters of the word.
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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No shovels, please!

$ \color{red}E $ Second time skimming through Beatles residence Sandwich way What do these clues point to? Looking for a single word answer. This puzzle is a hint for Ah, the old SE ...
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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Oldie but Goldie

You’ve probably seen this one before... Review a loot box Sichuan restaurant tagline “Release your inner personality!” Hogwarts student exchange program Firefighter’s directive Angsty ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 6)

The robot's program started running. It twisted its head, torso, arms and legs. After a few minutes, it stopped twisting and vocalized a few sentences, "Hello master. I am T.E.D. and I am here to ...
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Answer is an English word

Hint: Scheduling Conflict From CS50x Puzzle Day.
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Summer Break - It's a *wrap*

I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage. I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle. It was a standard riddle, a ...
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Mystery Word Game: Square Wave with Dots

My friends and I were playing a game recently in which, for each round, four of the players were given a word of which they each had to give a rough description to the fifth player. The guessing ...
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A pseudo-riley?

This is my first puzzle, so feedback welcome! I wanted to be the very best, so here are six legendary rileys for you to solve. My prefix is a mythical creature; my infix has went away, but ...
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Fun things to do at home

What do I do when I get home, you ask? Draw a dinosaur (11) Read about an elite person (10) Look at something that is written (10) Learn about navy officers (8) Take things back (7) ...
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Return of the Riley Riddles in Reverse

For no reason in particular, here's one more batch of these inverted riddles from last year, where the solutions are what you'd usually use as the wordplay clues in a Riley Riddle. Here's how it goes: ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport? [closed]

I got asked this today and I don’t know the answer. Will someone please help me figure it out? Here is the riddle: “What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport?”
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You cannot touch me, but I can touch you, who am I? [closed]

You cannot touch me, but I can touch you. I can’t hear you, but you can hear me. I can't follow you, but you can follow me. Who am I?
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The Riley Riddle Mine

My prefix is a doctor. My suffix isn't feeling well. My infix is myself. From earth to enamel, what am I? As usual, please supplement final answers with explanations for each line. ...
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Part pokemon am I

Part pokemon am I, or perhaps two, But not to belie, what I think of you. I’m often confused, with low ‘r camping Or expressly used, when overbar adding. What am I? Hint 1 - ...
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A known event to a history junkie

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country - A known event to a history junkie, A weird relation to modern computers I share beginning with angry refuters. What am I?
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Superhero words!

Quietly walking among us are words which are actually superheroes in disguise! Just as Diana Prince spins around to become Wonder Woman, some seemingly ordinary words can spin around to reveal their ...
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Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
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Watchers of the Word Wall

The guards group near the campfire. None of them wants to leave the warm flames, yet someone has to go to make the patrol along the border. Of course, in this situation, the youngest of them is the ...
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We have a love-hate relationship

I have an arm but not a leg. I like fruits but I don't eat healthy. I can spin but I can't jump. What am I?
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Bob has never been a M before

Bob has never been a M before. He boards a plane in his home state. Shortly after takeoff, he becomes a M. Nobody else on the plane is a M. When he arrives at his destination, he's no longer a M. ...
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I may also be found in your body

My infix won't tell you a thing, But you can find me from the rest: My suffix sounds exactly like me, And my prefix is already half known. In wood or wire, what am I?
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Riley Riddle - Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

My prefix, is not very good My infix, a bird not in wood My suffix, might be the answer Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer
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Have Some Tea, people!

Haven't been online for so long due to school and stuff :P Saw a teapot riddle a while ago so here's one Teapot 1: What's with you and your slimy things? Teapot 2: I help maintain the ecosystem! ...
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Eight Sisters Treasure Hunt

Eight sisters don't guard the essential hoof This is from the game CreasureQuest, so I suspect the solution in context with the historical background (the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar, Afonso ...
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Not hide and seek

We're bored ... Mo: How's about a film? Something outside please. Mo: Play piggy in the middle? We don't know it! Mo: Who's up for a demo? What word is clued above?
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Jealous, Lying, or unAmerican

I opened my email today to find this odd image. I suddenly had a strange craving, which fortunately I was able to satisfy outside my local Starbucks—-I happened to be driving by literally as the ...
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Triple Trouble Tribond

Before you are 9 tribond puzzles. The solutions to each set of 3 (a, b, and c) creates a further tribond puzzle. Then, the answer to each of those (sets 1, 2 and 3) come together to form a final ...
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Dropping this riddle here

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass; but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas. Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace; but in this case, don't rhyme me with space. Who or what ...