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

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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. Hint:
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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 ...
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Uh oh, the propeller fell off

I was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when I found this vintage game. It is some sort of pinwheel or propeller mounted on a board. The propeller has a cryptic series of letters painted on it, ...
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Five Letter Boxed puzzles with special solutions

The New York Times hosts a brilliant puzzle called Letter Boxed. The rules of the game are quite simple: Connect letters from the edges of a given square to spell out words at least three letters ...
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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A Cunning Riley Riddle

You might view this riddle on my prefix, It also comes with cheese, My infix is the largest of my suffix, I am a cunning scheme. What am I?
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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Complete the following verbal analogy!

MAKE : DALE :: (?) : PALE Hint: pattern recognition or semantical relation (?)=solution containing 4 letters : means 'to' , :: means 'as'
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And now you see it

It tickles me that the word TUNA is found within FORTUNATE. And there is a COFFIN in SCOFFING. And who put the LAGER in the VILLAGER? The SKIER in RISKIER? The ROMAN in the MICROMANAGER? The ...
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Deusovi - trapped!

I have been trapped in a void I know nothing of. There is nothing but four plain red walls, annoying me very much. Thanks to my experience in Puzzling Stack Exchange, I am observant to find a small ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 8)

After tapping on the wall, it opened automatically. Inside was another corridor - as damp as the previous one. "Eww!" exclaimed Cyrus. At the end of the corridor, a huge stone tablet blocked the road. ...
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What am I, can you solve it?

I am a figment of your imagination. You travel on me but only forward. I create everything and also destroy everything if exposed to me long enough. No one or no thing has survived me and will not. ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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A Warm Riley Riddle

My infix has been removed. My suffix is this. If you can read this, you're on my prefix. If you read this in the morning, you might guess me sooner - what am I? The usual. Please have ...
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On what object around a house would you find a “punt”? [closed]

Someone asked me the other day: On what object around a house would you find a punt?
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfits II: The Revenge

The sisters have learned a few lessons from their recent debut. They are now ruthlessly efficient outfit-swapping machines. (You know, sort of like Valley Girl Terminators...) They can now sustain ...
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2 Related Riddles

I come in many shapes and sizes. Some forms have even won some prizes. But most of us look much the same. Speed you can gain with some game. But what is my name? To use us you must have some tricks. ...
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What solves the riddle and the situation?

Those totally brainwashed millionaire wolf degenerates devastated PhD academic honor.Kids defend.Devastation. Hint #1: Hint #2
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A Paper Record is What I Hamper

I can be used to mark your place, When, with less than ten, you will face, I can be found at your feet, There is a flat surface at my peak, I come in once the votes are cast, With me you ...
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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 ...