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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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Just the two of us

What answer is hidden below? As usual, explain your reasoning.
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Signature doughnut from a city

The answer is the name of a city. Colors do not matter.
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V.I.P. Club for Stars

Three a-list celebrities, A, B, and C, meet at their favorite pub on Hoc Rd. and decide to visit the same four places soon, partially together. When the time comes for their trips... A leaves her home ...
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Find the missing animal

What is the missing animal in this list: dog ostrich snake monkey bull cow peacock Hint:
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Go the Distance

What are the two methods of finding an answer? (CSV for the numbers) ...
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Just another basic puzzle

What's the word I'm looking for? Explain why.
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What is a Very Frighteningly Dangerous Word™?

This puzzle is based off and inspired by the What is a Word™ series started by JLee. The puzzle: If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Very Frighteningly Dangerous Word. Here is a list of ...
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A Colorful Explosion

What is the process to get the final answer?
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Name of puzzle with 9 letters where you make 4-letter words always using the central letter

Years ago I used to do the word puzzles in magazines like That's Life, etc. My favourite puzzle used to be called a Wordsmith. It provided 9 letters, out of which you made words of 4 or more letters ...
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Words in my bookshelf

I like to put words in my bookshelf. This is a very special bookshelf though, because books don't fit in there. My bookshelf has 3 layers, and different words can fit on different layers. Here are ...
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Longest sentence using 4 letters (and punctuation marks)

Inspired by Long word using only 4 letters - Using only four distinct letters and four punctuation marks (e.g. commas, semicolons, and apostrophes, not including the ending period), can you form a ...
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A Crossworm Puzzle

crossworm (noun) - A song that gets stuck in one's crossword puzzle. See also: earworm You know how it is - one moment, you've got a song stuck in your head; the next, it's stuck in your crossword ...
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I don't belong in this list!

What should replace the question mark for this puzzle (and the title) to make sense? The answer is seven letters long. ...
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Need some help with my math homework (pretty please?)

Can someone help with a problem from my math textbook? This is the problem I'm stuck on: I don't really get how these kinds of problems work. I think they want me to find the width of the rectangle? ...
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Long word using only 4 letters

I'm thinking of a 13-letter word that only uses 4 distinct letters. What is it? Bonus if you can find any longer.
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Large area left on the map of Canada (7)

Clue: Large area left on the map of Canada (7). Answer: ALBERTA. Why? I can see that Alberta is "of Canada". Attribution: https://puzzles.standard.co.uk/ (Evening Standard Cryptic 5/29/...
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Four five-letter words from the 20 most common letters

The 20 most common letters in English are ETAOINSHRDLCUMWFGYPB Are there four five-letter words that use all 20 of the letters once?
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Is this puzzle solvable? Choose 6 five-letter words to get maximum score

I'm trying to avoid any disrespectful self promotion. However, a friend came up with a neat daily 5 letter word game (similar to Wordle and that style of game), I helped him code it into a playable ...
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Warning: this puzzle contains made-up words

When I started working at WordPuzzles Inc. as a substitute, I thought I'd found a path to my dream job. Getting paid to work on puzzles was all I'd ever wanted! "This is it, you've made it in ...
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Examining Your Finger Joints

Part 1 - Numbered Clues a protein filament that grows from skin follicles (4) Batman's Batcave, for example (4) MVP's M (4) better than amateurs and paid more (4) Greek region containing Olympia ...
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The Tower of (-----)

What's the name of this tower? As usual, explain your reasoning. (You'll know if your answer is correct).
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Crossword and Fill in the Blanks

Crossword Clues: Across 1. The very heart of tragedy 3. Benford's most common leading digits ...
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A genius Margonon!

To solve the puzzle below, the standard rules of a fill-a-pix (or mosaic) apply: Paint the squares around each clue black so that the number of painted squares, including the square with the clue, ...
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I can be crooked, I can be slanted

Not at the end, and not at the start Somewhere within, I am usually at All of the time I stay kinda low But double me up, to the top I go I clarify well, I give you a pause They call me Mark, that's ...
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Find the last word

Every word below is in the word search... Or is it?!?! Find the last word. Asgard frost tomcat exist roots wrong oxlip ruth depart fadge obey urds newsmen disaster resize oscars thulium oncost nobody ...
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The Planet of over a Hundred Moons

What does this abstract picture represent? Fill the answers to the clues into this grid for the answer: (Straight lines, standard wordsearch style) 1. Go at train tracks with a shovel (3 2) 2. Set ...
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Somethings lead to the answer

I wanted to see if my group of 8 long-time online friends, some of which had the same nationality and some not, would be clever enought to figure out where I've hidden a treasure somewhere in the ...
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6-Round Word Search

Round 1 symbols for minutes or feet (6) things made of several parts (10) $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(\frac{1}{2})^n$ (3) Round 2 Italian snow, reversed (4) supporting pillars (7) at that time (4) strange (3)...
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Off to the sky!

What bird is represented below?
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The Last Chess Game

Mr. Squares left you his property. You discover a mysterious chest locked with a seven-letter combination lock. On the chest, an engraved checkerboard with a game's worth of chess moves: Game ...
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Use your fingers!

This puzzle is my attempt to make one in the style of PSE user Prim3numbah: Find what is in the question mark! 1D3, 12, ED, ED, 5A, 244, 84, 1E2, 1E2, ? Go back a ...
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The yet hidden identity

Can you guess who I am? My mother is the only person in my life. My room is small, but perfect for my art. My biggest wish is to see the stars. Merely how long will it take? I wish my mother wasn't ...
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Creation of two (Opposites are opposite)

What is the answer to this puzzle?
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A lesson in attention to detail

Background (to be read): In 2023, I created and posted on this site a series of puzzles called A Trivial Pursuit. This involved creating 24 themed puzzles, each of which produced a one-word final ...
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**Hidden symbols**

What's hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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I am obviously not a thief!

Tearing from fearing, Thumbs nervously interlocking because of the robbing, Since the cheating done in that meeting, So in the center of a dark alley I hide, Like a rudiment the heart pounds at my ...
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GoneToNajIsSquat

There is a riddle whose answer is one word only. My friend, who loves puzzles, gave this to me. Riddle: GoneToNajIsSquatAndSmellLetsTryShellSomeZooAJockShisSunThatSangAHlnt My guess: If you combine ...
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A puzzle of protection

Solve the rebus below. The answer is a word. What word is it?
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Infiltrate the Imposter Ring

POWER has arrived late to the puzzle, and another word has stolen its place! Who is the imposter? Notes: This style of puzzle (connect-wall) requires you to group 16 words into four groups of four. I ...
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Riddle: I am a mollusc

I am a mollusc Remove my first, and I'll make you quite fast Now remove my second, and you won't feel best Now remove my third, and you'll get a square seven Now remove my fourth, and it's lost What ...
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Numbers and Lines

You stumble upon this puzzle in the newspaper, composed of only lines and numbers. 13—17 13—84 13—113 17—117 34—53 53—115 82—84 113—17 117—113 Unfortunately, you're a bit stuck. You call upon your ...
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Back Word Puzzle [closed]

There's a puzzle given to my friend by his professor. Answer is one real word only. Puzzle: ifhgormt Clue: "Sometimes you have to go forward by going backwards" zyx..
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Where Is My Home?

I am not from where you're from, But you've seen my home before. It's smaller than you're used to, With weather you can't ignore. In the morning you see it, And in the evening it's there, But if you ...
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There is no going back!

I live my life on the top floor, Yet still aiming to get from where I am to something more, An upgrade if you will, Just by climbing the hill, For glory to my possessor! I usually take baby steps ...
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Finding the Ring of Truth

Tips: First, wait on others. Remember: overlap is chaff. The answer is a 7-letter word.
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Signs and Wonders

The answer is a word (9) Prefer no partial answers please ACROSS 1 Sign 3 Location of wonder featured in 12A and 27A 5 Sign 8 Location of modern wonder featuring 17D 9 Location of modern wonder ...
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Find four related words in a word search [closed]

This puzzle was given to me by a friend, who had received it from his professor. This puzzle contains a word search with 4 hidden words. Your task is to identify these 4 words. The solution to the ...
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Puzzle from Pythagoras

Pythagoras wants to… If 1a,2b,20k,50v and 600x Then what is 100 10 1000 3 ? My original puzzle
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Hail to Pnrfne!

sgd vnqkc'r rszmczqc tmhs ne dkdbsqhbzk qdrhrszmbd, ok. (4) y rfcmpw, yzzp.(3) x Yfkf xka Vloryx qfqib clo zboqxfk olvxi oribop (3) iqoeywh ejopnqiajp sepd sepd w znqihega xkzu, w bnappaz jayg, wjz ...
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World Puzzling Competition #2: bobby's transformation

Previously: This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The organizers also seem to suggest that there will be a 50 reputation bounty for every ...
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