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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 shortest puzzle (part 1)

[![image description here][1]][1] Can't you change everything? I am doing it right now. Question: What is the 1-word answer to this question? Hint:
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Your typical riddle

I tick like a clock, but the hands is red and yellow for some reason. When i alarm, i wave my hands pretty fast, And when i notice when its midnight, both hands put down to 6.
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A Connect Wall You Can Count On

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. The resulting four words also have a connection which is a seven-letter word. ONE POTATO PINK FOUR CORN RANCH SOY SINGLE ...
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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Originally not a movie

Can you tell what movie these images together represents? (the answer is a 5-letter noun)
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A beautiful connect wall

As usual, a connect wall is a $4\times4$ grid, which has 16 words inside it. They are broken into 4 groups of 4 words,and each group has a relationship. The four words defining the relations are ...
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A yummy, crunchy connect wall

A connect wall is a 4 x 4 grid, Each has 16 words inside it. They are broken into 4 groups of four words, Each has a relationship. The four words defining the relations are themselves related, And the ...
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Steal my infix, I am a type of python

It is 5 characters. Remove one, my meaning does not change. Remove two, I am a cat. Remove all of them, I am a empty spot. Remove all but one, I am a number. Steal my infix, I am a type of python.
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X marks the spot

The words bellow are in hierarchical order based on their relation to a word. Apex is the most elite one. apex fix mix sex What is the related word and why?
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

What follows here is a little Easter Egg hunt I've pulled together for you all this year. Ultimately, you need to discover a single word of four letters in length which will be revealed by the puzzle ...
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My former self is still inside of me… you'd only care when I'm inside of you

I am a four letter word and I was strong. Sadly got reversed and now I am weak. But... my former self is still inside of me. You would only care if I'm inside of you. What was I, and what am I now?
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Mysterious object

Cut me, I am still normal. Change my colour, I am still normal. The only way you can make me change is to draw on me. Change one of the letters and I am a dog. Change another one and I am poor.
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Red Herring Redherring

Red herring redherringredh Redherri ngredh Red herrIng red HErrING reD heRring Red herRing rED herrINg REDHERRING rEd HErring reD HerRing Red hERriNg Red herring Red HerrIng rED hErrInG reD HerrIng ...
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Country Outliers

You are given a note from a language nerd, which is: If Japan is 239, Then Germany is 4. Greece is 14, While Italy is 3. Now, Philippines has 412. But Norway has 2357! Now you are given 3 questions: ...
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When you don't know what it is

What's the word I'm thinking of? Clue 1: You put it in your mouth to use it, but you can't eat it or taste it. Clue 2: People often point when they use it, but you can't see it or touch it. Clue 3:...
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With 4 I deliver you, With 3 I trouble you, With 2 I kill you

I'm a four letter word: With four I deliver people. With three I trouble people. With two I kill people. What word am I?
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What is a Filipino Word™?

This puzzle is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word goes to a special rule, I call it a Filipino™ word. Here ...
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What is a Salon Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. All the Salon Words below have a feature in common with them that none of ...
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Relations between Da Vinci's codices and a piece of text

I'm playing a puzzle game called boxentriq and in level 19 there is the following text: Launder, a cat insult, forbids flight, add I Mr "Secret Eli", a nub sir! Find book number five. with ...
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I go to (and I am in) many places

I go to (and I am in) many places I know (and have) different faces You may think about me every day You may even need me to keep sane I live around rockets in outer space I am often talked about ...
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Progress Towards Insanity

When the fever starts to spread this year, you're gonna need to call an expert! FERUPTEMEFVOLCANIMEFMATERIAMEFINVOLVEMEFIMEFAMEFINDOOMEFCHILDRENMEFGAMME ...
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If you see me, I may be tied up

If you see me, I may be tied up. And if you need me, you may want me around a pup. If you're suicidal, I might be adorned. And if I touch you, you might become burned. I'm associated with licorice, ...
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When I am by myself, I am negative

When I am by myself, I'm negative. Give me 2, and I'll read the same. But if you halve me, I always seem surprised. Tack on a cliff, and I become smarter. A dreaded word I am... What am I? The answer ...
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Dastardly Diagrams

I recently found this diagram taped over an image in my English textbook. We got it second-hand, so I assume that it must have been a little puzzle from the previous owner. It came with two questions ...
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A Puzzling Playlist

My friend loves puzzles, and one day I walked into her room while she was listening to music. I asked what she was listening to, and she listed off the albums in her playlist: Accustomed to Nothing - ...
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Fountain of Wealth

Based on the following crossword, find a word to describe those with fancy titles and lots of money. Across Down 1. Clear area for brightest star in constellation (6) 1. Refuse time off once at ...
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The Vowelburger™ Incident

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Last week, after English class at school, a few friends and I went to the local Vowelburger™ to get some lunch. Feeling hungry, we decided to order 13 burgers ...
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Another prefix suffix puzzle

My start is teasing someone, My infix is a time unit, which means a lot of years ago, but without the y. My end is Peter Senerchia. My whole means dazzle.
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AnaCross: A crossword made of anagrams

This is a new type of puzzle I've devised: the AnaCross. Nothing new under the sun and all, I'm sure someone has made one before, but I've never seen it. The rules are pretty simple. At the end of ...
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My prefix has wild animals

Can you find out a word that has these following rules: -My prefix has alot of wild animals, -My infix has a heavy demand, -My suffix always questions themself, -My whole has a word in the meaning ...
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This escape room was terrible! Did I do something wrong?

Someone told me that I should put a link to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms... whatever that is, sure. PSE, I need your help. I just got back from the worst escape room experience I've ...
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Dirac notation for English

Dirac notation is very expressive: not only does it allow to write quantum states and operations more concisely, it can also be used to shorten written English words and phrases! Here are some ...
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Got a name for our stuff toy

We are like babies, we still love our stuff toys even if we are already grown up, and we have 1 specific stuff toy that has a name that doesn't really exist for us humans. I have made a puzzle to ...
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The Blue Periodic Puzzle

This puzzle follows from the Purple Periodic Puzzle and Green Periodic Puzzle (these puzzles are solved independently). Yet another periodic table has been uncovered and hides a secret word. Can you ...
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A Fiveway Riley

My prefix causes bells, whistles, and dings. My suffix is done by all living things. My infix causes all empires to untangle. My whole, they tend to dangle. Here's my first jab at the so called "...
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Guineas Dealer ||||||||

This visionary turns into a comedian, an animal and a fictional hero around Christmas. What is his favorite machine? Note: The lines after the word "Dealer" in the title have nothing to do ...
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A Surprising Riley Riddle

My infix is a potato reporter, My suffix is a garden storer, My prefix is Martin's significant other, My whole will make you bowled over. What am I?
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Statement: [infix] will [whole] [suffix] [prefix] [infix] will

[infix] will [whole] [suffix] [prefix] [infix] will. The above, when the gaps are filled, will be a reasonable statement. What are the two infixes?
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Unusual Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle and the variations thereof I got these Vowelburgers™ on discount, and they have a little different mouthfeel than others. Why is that? Patty Vowelburger™ A Ink ...
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A new adventure awaits! Let's go!

UPDATE: To make this puzzle fairer, the pieces have been modified to include additional hints. If you want to try and solve the puzzle with the original non-clued pieces, click here. A tale is being ...
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What's at my back?

I always have something on my back whenever I use my PC and I have some definitons to figure out what it is. financial institution that accepts deposits from the public a family of large marine ...
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The Green Periodic Puzzle

This puzzle follows from the Purple Periodic Puzzle (these puzzles are solved individually). Another strange periodic table has appeared and it's hiding a secret word. Can you find out what's strange ...
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A Peculiar Find-A-Word

I was solving a crossword in my local newspaper when I came across a clue that made no sense: 19 Across: Be inappropriate On the face of it, there is nothing odd with this clue until I realised: 19 ...
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The Purple Periodic Puzzle

Below is a periodic table that's hiding a secret word. Can you find out what's strange about this purple periodic table and find the answer. Text-only version: ...
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Sometimes with Feathers?

When in red, I was very loud. In high definition, a treasure. You put me in to interfere. Rest on me for your leisure. Put me between the last two letters, I am an Asian plant. Keep some of me in the ...
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Vowelburger™ Inside-Out Burger

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added a new item to their ever-expanding menu, the Inside-Out Burger! This peculiar ...
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Working as a Family

Within this Boggle grid are the names of the members of a family. The unused letters will reveal the name of the original head honcho. ...
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I unlocked an item!

I came up to someone and they gave me some clues: It's fast, but can't run. It gets me ready for life. Everyone can have it. It is sold everywhere. It was here since Day 1. So I went to find it, and ...
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We see it in our everyday lives!

I just realized that I kept on finding something wherever I go. In my bathroom, my fridge, the map, outside, with the clouds. I see it everywhere! Can you tell what it is? H1:
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The Author of a Note

After finding this note, I've pretty much gone to the ends of the earth to find the author's name. Maybe you can help me? Suppose I want my room to be a weird color. Something uncommon, like purple. ...

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