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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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Where is the pilot flying to? (Fifth Destination)

This is the fourth in a series of puzzles where the answer will always be an international airport. Previous puzzles can be found first, second, third, and fourth. The puzzles are all independent, but ...
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Don't cry for me

My prefix tells me when you cry. My suffix tells a story to my eye. Tell my infix, why be in despair? With my whole, I genuinely care.
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Word Chain (?) Bird to Nest

Lloyd is quite fond of math, and likes to incorporate math into almost everything he does. One weekend, the local newspaper printed a Word Chain puzzle, with starting point BIRD and ending with NEST. ...
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riley is depressed

I take my prefix because I am my infix. I am nobody, that's why I feel my suffix. I will never get up, I'll lie with my whole.
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #03 - Down and out in London

This is the third Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Just a Normal Word

I am a word you see every day, I rhyme with conspicuous, I am an adjective, I actually sound a bit like the word biscuit, Just a bit. I love eating pizza, Or you can call someone who does that, Me.
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The QWERTY-shortest word

For this puzzle, I define the distance between two letters as the shortest way on a QWERTY keyboard to go from a letter to another with a path. Examples: Q and W are seperated by a distance of 1. 2 ...
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Rhyming Riley Riddle! [closed]

My prefix expresses the profound, My suffix is found in bread, My infix is the cosmic sound, My whole is mourning for the dead.
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It fits on every person

Clue 1: All starts and all finishes Clue 2: Good or bad Clue 3: Every person is affected by _______s Clue 4: Used as a linking verb, too Clue 5: As many letters as a brand acquired by David ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #01 - Let's Play

This is the first Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Hidden words in sentences

There is one word hidden in each of these sentences, what are they related to? I held the food to my lips. The den in the jungle lives the lion. High-quality biscuits are frequently requested. Most ...
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Do you live in a bakery?

I have the shape of a doughnut. I have the texture of a croissant. I have the appearance of a wedding cake. You use me everyday. What am I?
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Having fun with nyms

In the following sentence, can you replace every dash (-) with a character so that the sentence makes logical sense? An ----nym is an ----nym of an ---nym.
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My suffix is the pain in the past :'(

My prefix tells you fate has come. My suffix is the pain in the past. My infix is from the burning sun. My whole is American and fast.
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Trying to Solve a Riddle of Word Association

I was given a riddle last week that I have been mulling over for quite a while. The answer to the riddle is apparently supposed to unlock an account of mine that my friend took from me (with my ...
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My prefix is a part of your head, My infix is the sound of the dead

My prefix is a part of your head My suffix saves a place for you My infix is the sound of the dead My whole is white and also blue
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Take a look at my aquarium

This is intended as a gentle introduction to one of my current favourite grid-deduction puzzle types: Aquarium. The puzzle is played on a rectangular grid divided into regions called "aquariums&...
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My suffix is a common girl's name, My whole is a chocolaty shame

My prefix is small and round in form My suffix is a common girl's name My infix is a way to inform My whole is a chocolaty shame
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What kind of car do I have?

What kind of car do I have? The clue words: stories, robbery, rock, minimum, old, ducks
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Falling out with the Judge II

All by oneself: thrown out car, rotten feed, and amount of food found outside bird's house (18) The bird was never found again, and no fingerprints could be found on the car or the food. What ...
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A quick Riley Riddle

My prefix is a term for individuals of a certain gender My suffix is a particle with an electron owed My infix is a misnomer for ASCII code And I am a sprawling abode What am I?
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Positions of my fixes

My prefix lost its original position My suffix is in a different position My infix is in a fatal position My whole switched position
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Falling out with the Judge

Poor defense speech leading to defendant finally being thrown out (14) The defendant never reached their prison cell. How did they die? jafe helped design the clue - thanks! :)
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An easy puzzle to solve

Which country's name cannot be written using only the first letter of any other country on the planet? For clarification, the first letters of the countries below spell GREECE. Germany Romania Equador ...
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Please feature this meta post

My first could describe a call or a fell, in two ways, And it sounds like a way of going fast in olden times. My second could describe a paper or a cloud, in two ways, And docked it's almost my first, ...
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Are you guys ready for a QUESTion?

Chase me and my feet are not slow Catch me then skywards I go What am I? Hints: Last hint:
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Renegade, epitasis, and then what?

Complete this finite convoluted sequence of words renegade, epitasis, nihilist, etiolate, gallinae, ...
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My prefix starts with blood, My whole is the sight of blood

My prefix starts with blood. My suffix gives you permission. My infix goes really fast. My whole is the sight of blood.
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Color Crossword

Okay, I made this puzzle months ago. I remember the rules, but not the answer. Each row is a word and each box holds one letter. Boxes of the same color are the same letter as well; as there are only ...
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Auferonyms - Words Inside Words

I have hidden something from my nemesis Aufero inside other words. The rules are that I can only add one or more letters to a word inside that word (not at the beginning or end), I can only add a ...
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My infix is what my suffix do

My prefix tells things that's true. My suffix if famous will have fans. My infix is what my suffix do. My whole an element of the plan.
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With a - and +, I am to the left

With a - and +, I am to the left. With a switch, I am a name. With 2 I have fixed. With a -, I am 0. With 0, I run. What am I?
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Putting the pieces together

My prefix prints My infix expresses frustration My suffix is often exclaimed My whole goes one step at a time Hint: Big and last hint
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I'm not a book, but may be in libraries

My prefix is for great necessities, My suffix is for dirty beasts, My infix is for you and me, My whole is found in libraries. What am I?
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My prefix cooks, suffix tastes, infix steals, whole keeps your food

My prefix cooks your food. My suffix tastes your food. My infix steals your food. My whole keeps your food.
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Not a Levy on Me

Never living, but bearing life within. Often monochromatic, all around the world. Can be found on your phone, nowadays. Lined up together, taken in order. Under a label proclaiming its nature. ...
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My prefix will despite a fact, My infix will negatively react

My prefix will despite a fact My suffix tells what to do instead My infix will negatively react My whole is an idea in your head
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My suffix is an obsolete exercise

My prefix may well be you, and is followed by u My suffix is an obsolete exercise My infix is better when hard My whole is often done in a line
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Synonym for my prefix is master

Synonym for my prefix is master. Synonym for my suffix is folder. Synonym for my infix is about. Synonym for my whole is shape.
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Kudos to the person who solves this riddle

I am a word. To the well-educated, I am an object of pursuit (well at least to some degree, if you are an American). To the veteran gamer, I come at little to no cost (would-be players often bring ...
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Riley Riddle: My infix describes its own letters

My prefix makes rulers, My suffix is ruled, My infix describes its own letters, My whole keeps food cooled. Edit: here are some hints:
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I can't figure out this word? (sorry this isn't my native language)

I'm trying to figure out a word, but I just can't find a proper one. Can you help me out please? My suffix, well I guess that's something a lot of people on this site do on and off. And my infix is a.....
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This word is deep

My prefix gives me the perfect job. My suffix gives me power over things. My infix makes me go in circles. My whole makes me lost forever. Hint:
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New word from a rotation function

In the Caesar cipher a word is encoded by rotating the letters in the alphabet a given number of times, $N<26$. A word is the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with ...
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The fix is in : Any guesses?

My prefix is in the infix My infix is in the suffix My suffix is in the prefix 3 and 3 totally six What's the word?
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The Cryptic Cat strikes again! (2 Marching Bands)

Conversation with the Cryptic Cat after my last crossword: Cat: WHERE WERE THE CRYPTIC CLUES Me: Calm down! I just wanted to make a normal- Cat: Normal? What’s the point of a normal crossword? ...
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Welcome to the Acme Corporation - please find your floor number

Welcome to the Acme Corporation. The Acme Corporation is the greatest company in the world, and it should be your utmost honor and privilege to be employed as an associate of the Corporation. The ...
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My infix wants to learn, my prefix is about

My prefix is about My infix wants to learn My suffix wants to get things done My whole is a redecoration
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my prefix can turn to sand, my suffix is at hand

my prefix can turn to sand my suffix is at hand my infix is a French end the whole is a famous movie
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My infix helps prevent suicide, my suffix is Protocol

My prefix is number 17 My suffix is Protocol My infix helps prevent suicide My whole fastens

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