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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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This is a Rilerdl

My prefix's full of expertise My infix's in the diocese My suffix's citation missing link My whole's making a sink sync What am I? A Riley Riddle
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Lost in Translation

You arrive on a foreign island, but upon heading to the local library, you find yourself unable to decipher the texts. You wonder what's caused this... ...
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Feedback for puzzle i made up

So I made this puzzle where you have words that branch off into other words. For example: The blue letters you take and move it on to the next blank space, still putting it in order: For ...
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Let's get down to a Riley riddle!

My prefix, proudest hunter, still stands guard o'er home and grain; My suffix, firm foundation, from which space is realised; My infix, part outstanding, leaves a gap for us to work. But ye who seek ...
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My prefix is wet, my suffix is cheap

My prefix is wet. My suffix is cheap. My infix can be expensive. As a whole, I am happily devoured. What am I?
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I made a crossword for you guys

Here's the crossword: I call it "A Abuse"... You'll find out why. Made with a crossword maker lol
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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My prefix is man, my suffix is sharp

My prefix is man. My suffix is sharp. My infix is man. The whole is hard. What am I?
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As a whole I am intense desire

As a whole, I am intense desire. Behead me, and I accommodate children. Behead me again, and I accommodate animals. Restore me, and I become fire. What am I? (An original riddle)
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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My prefix is a type of car, my suffix means you can’t see far

An original riddle: My prefix is a type of car. My suffix means you can’t see far. My infix concerns the outside. Together, I remove the inside. What am I?
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Riddle: I can be this, and you can be this, and, yes, we can be this

I can be this, and you can be this. And, yes, we can be this. He can't be this and she can't be this. And no, they can't be this. Dogs can't be this, but cats can. And a kitten can't be this,...
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Best way to solve Codeword puzzle

I always find it hard to do codewords puzzles. Whenever I fill in all the spaces with the starting letters, it doesn't really help. I always end up looking at the answer sheet. Does anybody know a ...
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Help with spellathon puzzle [closed]

This is the spellathon puzzle: The words I've gotten so far are: Mimic, mined, cloud, denim, angle, algae, angel, linen, eagle, and legal. For some reason, I find this puzzle difficult to find words....
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The seven letter word

Don't worry, I won't let you overflow. Is anyone operating on you? I won't let you overflow by that. Do you want to link yourself? I won't let you overflow by that. Is there an ...
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The soldier riddle

Soldiers carry their rations slung across their back; I have no need for food, yet I too have a sack. I do not stir; I remain silent and still; Watching, waiting, to hear the enemy trill. Then ...
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Five letters in a row

A sequence of letters, 5 long. The first 4 will burn you to a crisp. The last 4 will injure you too. But all 5 are sure to charm.
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Yes indeed, an Outlaw from the past

I am an outlaw from way past. Not real though. Look at me forward, backward, or upside down, I remain exactly the same. Yes indeed, no change. Can you guess?
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Secondary Alphabetical Order

Here are the final 16 Official Letters of the Secondary Alphabetical Order: .. .. K, L, A, I, U, G, R, H, N, F, B, X, O, Q, J, Z If you can figure out the rest of the order, the first ...
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I Can Stand, But I Don't Have Legs

I can stand, but I don't have legs I can eat without a mouth, I can smell without a nose I can see without eyes But I can't do what I'm not allowed to What am I? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: ...
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Three bad things and all numbers, says Grandpa

"I am looking at this 7 letter word", says Grandpa in a serious tone. "It has three really bad words in it- unbroken. Yet, the word itself is an acceptable way of preparing some things", he ...
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Spelling Beelzebub II

Without sunlight, the only way I have left to tell when a new day beings is the release of the daily Spelling Beelzebub. Unfortunately, this time the pangram is only seven letters long. Does this ...
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Spelling Beelzebub

I've recently been banished to a land of eternal torment. Nevertheless, the first thing I do each morning is still to solve the New York Times Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, here they don't give out the ...
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Homophone Riddle 12

I overheard Riddler Rick, muttering to himself. I decided to write it down, so what was he trying to tell? ...
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My whole requires exploration

My prefix gives out relaxation My infix takes in much donation My postfix is 1st in the nation My whole requires exploration What am I?
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Have I ever seen my name?

I'm inside karma coming home My name is a palindrome However, have I Ever seen my Name in a holy tome?
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A hidden word riddle [duplicate]

Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed Perused with intent, you may regret Observed on this site, you may verify Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen Hint:
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The five letter word

I will absorb everything, in some of your jewelries. People call me the highest, only to some proper me. Modulo by the highest me, there are so few trees. Modulo by me being 2357, there ...
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I don't feel like creating this riddle today

My suffix can be found all around the world and many have fought over them. My prefix is all in favor of this riddle. My Infix sounds like the coat of arms.
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Which other color belongs in the group?

Group 1: brown, white, green, gray, ___________ Group 2: all other colors Exactly one other color belongs in group 1. Which color is it (i.e. fill in the blank), and why?
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A Knitted Puzzle

All handmade! Answer is a thematic word. Click here for colorblind assistance (regions with similar colors are indicated).
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Possibly unsurprising riddle

I'm really confused I sound like subtraction But really I've refused A positive action Who am I?
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Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet v2

This is a follow on from my previous word puzzle: Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet The twist in this puzzle which opens it up a lot more is that the alphabet can ...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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Unusual series of events [closed]

If you are alert, you might clearly see an object in your imagination when you read the sentence: "It lasted only from CTScan to Face Palm." What is the object?
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A Riddle of Opportunity

Inspired by a previous question here Up is a surprise, Down is to deny. Under folds down, Over, a small pie, In begins at night, Out is who attends, On tends to excite, Off comes with ...
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Captain Pun's new boat

My good friend Captain Pun has bought a new boat. "And this is a picture of its sail!" he said, showing me this: "Solve the nonogram and you'll soon know what type of boat it is!" Can you solve ...
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Twelve Labours - #11 Hesper's Hypermarket

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 His business ...
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What am I #one hundred five

You can find me 3 times in the phrase: "When I awesomely win, I feel like a sexy rider" What am I? Slight Hint
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A Morsel of a Riddle

I'm found on shoes; though not a lace, I may be tied in another place. What am I?
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Don't let this riddle put you in a foul mood

As a verb, down to the floor As a noun, skyward I soar
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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When I get angry, you buy me silver or gold

Since my last riddle went as well as I could have hoped, here's another: When I get angry, you buy me silver or gold. You don't usually see this, but my place is twofold. You often help ...
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Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet

For any word we define it's alphabetic distance to be the total amount of places in the alphabet you need to traverse between each letter. Example: WORD has a score of 25 8 character distance ...
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While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician

I thought I might try writing a riddle. Maybe this is too simple for some of the adept riddle solvers, but oh well. Here it is: ...
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 The next stop on ...
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According to who?

Done in Princeton with disgust. Or, basically, to cover floors. A blot or smudge, Or anything up to C. Eighty percent luck, Or in sound by sight. In a public lavatory Or a house of ...
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I might blow up!

Everyone has one but sometimes you can doubt it. If you lose me, you must be crazy! You can do me and you can don't, but the negative is the positive. Surprisingly, I can also blow up! ...
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A shocking event

When I'm all over the place - give me a yelling When I need hair washing - give me a frightening When I need a clutch - give me soft singing When I need an aromatic - give me a whole county When I ...
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Member most ancient

I'm in a devilish one, I'm in heaven's son; I'm in landowners' class, I'm in rule not by lass; I'm in wealth on top, I'm in compound from crop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am ...