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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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At my beginning there's a vessel, you can slash me with a chisel

At my beginning there's a vessel, You can slash me with a chisel. I belong to the first from a total of four, There's nothing to add more ... Who/ what am I?
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Setting up the trap

Start with eleven in one e four e six; add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks; improving position, go upwards by one; mix up for organs, remove fifty-one. Add to the end an ...
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Who Am I? (A Dead Guy)

You seek him who died at sea, Try and find who he might be. A heart that did not wilt in flame, Writ on Roman stone is his name. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, Into ...
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In a Fish that is not a Fish

Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. I am looking for two answers... One on the ...
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You may find me… puzzling

I am within my rights to stay silent. I am abandoned in the middle. I am held in by spirit. I am African capital. Who or what am I?
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Common Marsupials and Rare Antelopes

Following the surge of riddles from senpais: this by jafe, and this by Rand al'Thor I hide as a puzzle in Malaysian spoon, Bounding sturdy monument and sturdy wood. Upside-down in common ...
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Like a Baby - Riddle

I'm like a baby, but look out -I can bite! I depend on the milk you give me and I will be wherever you leave me. I love going outside with you as you push me in my stroller. ...
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Fighting for Father's Attention - Riddle

I love my father. I've been around him as long as I can remember. People often talk about us as being complementary, as if I were as great as he. I don't have much to offer, so I just show everyone ...
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Lead the way to this Literary Knight to its final “DESTINATION”

As this Literary Knight (only chess move allowed) hops along, picks up a letter each time to make it to final $DESTINATION$ Starting from a cell containing right D, ride the Knight picking up each ...
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What would be some fun/unique and relatively easy puzzles for people to put words together?

I am playing a table top role playing game and want my players to discover two words by putting together different hints. Let's assume the words are "devourer" and "avocado". I was thinking of a ...
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Think Outside the Box - A Riley Riddle

My prefix is like an angel, Whose access to heaven's denied, My infix is just like my whole, Both lie on the outside. My suffix a type of recorder, Who features heavily here. You'll use ...
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Preparing for the End - Riddle

This is the end. I knew it was coming. All of my ends are tied up, I'm ready. Only a few more minutes to spend. I blame you for this. You killed the messenger. I strained and cried ...
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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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Who am I ? [ Not in Stack Exchange ;) ]

$\color{blue}{\text{My first name}}$ $\small\bullet$ Prefix is a country, but I don't belong to there $\small\bullet$ Infix is the name of a saint $\small\bullet$ Suffix is a preposition $\...
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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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A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on My infix is most likely in your device My suffix is what devices can be My whole is a reverse motion Hint:
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Don't even try, no need [closed]

Here is the a resume of this post: Downvotes on this post, Once you get to the end of this riddle you will get it, Am I playing with words? Nah, I'm making everyone look stupid, Some of you will be ...
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Fastest way from 8 to 7

Inspired by this great question by Uvc (actually, it's the same logic but with different words). How fast one can get from EIGHT to SEVEN? The rules are the same: You are only allowed to change one ...
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Stars of the Celestial Bagua

Check this out: Okay, it might be more impressive if I show you what is moving along the arrows: At every vertex in a long word. Flowing in to every vertex are two short words ("inputs"). ...
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Professor Roman loves to teach unorthodox Chemistry

His famous phrase in class was “ Elementary Watson”. Given: $IRON$ = $5$ - $4$ $M$ = $6$ - $9$ Find the Missing Element M.
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As easy as Three, Two, One… How fast can you go from Five to Four?

You have to reach Four from Five in the minimum number of tries with the following rules. You are only allowed to change one letter at a time. You have to keep the word length the same. At each step ...
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I Just Don't Know What to Say

I must have been having a terrible time getting out my words during today's meeting. I found my notepad covered in nonsense! What was I trying to say? ...
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The Frozen Wastes

My first is in Family and also in Hill My second in Circle and also in Flood My third is in Forest and also in Clock My fourth stands alone in my frozen wastes. What am I?
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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This riddle is not to see but to solve

Sitting on a fish, in the north. Sitting on you, further north. Getting angry, in the west. Solemn faced, in the east. At the bottom, in the middle. Using rope, in the southeast. What ...
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Déjà vu, again?

There is a very special property common to all the words below: ART BAIL LAP LATTE MEAT ON PEAR PEAS RED RUM SCENE SHOT SIGN TINES Stuck? Need a ...
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The Swiftest of Defeats

The quadruped resigns. Short little puzzle that popped into my head.
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Two Odes, Two Rileys?

Let us praise... No, no more gibberish! Here you go! My infix is somewhere in the Middle East, My prefix annoy and make you muddy, My suffix a line, peculiar at least. And I, concealed, is ...
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Riley's, assemble!

Time for a Riley - it's been ages since my last one... My infix is energy, My prefix a curve. My suffix full of honey, And docs I preserve. or My prefix a curve, My infix entering ...
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Homophone Riddle 11

Haven't posted one of these in a while If you are new to the series, look through Homophone Riddles 1-10 ...
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Unconventional Opposites

We all know that many words can be made opposite by adding 'un' or 'ir' in front, but have you ever heard of opposites made by adding other letters in the middle? I've given the letters that you ...
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E's-y T's: Word square fill in

This is a follow-up to E's-y Word-Square Fill-in, but you don't need to know anything about that puzzle to solve this one. For each word square below, the Es and Ts have been filled in for you. ...
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Word Mastermind

I have thought of a 6 letter word: but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind. A 'word' can be garbage ...
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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...
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A Riley Riddle that Moves Away

My prefix is when you jump into a lake My infix is when you reach the edge of it My suffix is if you are a nice chap My whole is always varying What am I?
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A Riley Respite

My prefix gets the guns. My infix makes things dull. My suffix appears at zero. My whole indicates a lull. What am I?
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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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One word: find it from these three lines [closed]

I went to paint in the nature. Alas, I got a nasty infection. I did recover by medication.
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Three numbers, three words

Given only these 3 numbers below, find the 3 words related to: An animal A car brand A drink Numbers: 456448711 875654332 7456987877 Hint:
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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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Uh oh, now the boards are missing!

I found another trunk in the attic, with more of those vintage propeller games. This time, I've got propellers, but no boards. Is it possible to figure out the whole board from just the propeller? ...
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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What Am I? — A Little Riddle

The river, a cycle. The symbol, a part. The node, an object. One word. Hints:
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Solve this nice little everyday puzzle

What is the solution? Use only the hints that are really necessary to solve the puzzle: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 You may quickly solve it using this hint! Solution
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Fortune tellers have dinner

I've seen these before somewhere (maybe here?), but they're all mixed up! Who/what is being described by the clues below? Consequence of a disastrous harvest What a mathematician might do to ...
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My non living appearance can't deceive

Can be square, rectangle or circle And in my head, antennas can live, Nowadays, people can't live without me Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive. Who am I? HINT ...