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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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A Loooooong Sequence of Calculations

$53466+25123+16334+86556+5856\cdot 32454+8565+2235+7067-2345\cdot 1086+|23457|+4754\cdot 89510+9523-3458-9234+84233-|947\cdot 137\cdot 98\cdot 142-407119|\cdot (-1024)\cdot 5^{10}+645\cdot 9814\cdot ...
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A simple relationship test

I've spent way too much time on the computer today; but, at least you get a puzzle out of it! Boast all you want, I'll even give you the answers... I won't remain in the dark without you. Nothing ...
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The Happy Heptet

I have here a happy heptet of little riddles, or is it an octet? =============================== His eyes were plucked out by the tip of a knife, And his skin was shaved off with the blade. He was ...
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To remember them

The answer to this puzzle consists of three words with a total of 13 letters. Combining what you see below should lead you to the correct answer.
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Really cheesy, huh?

I scamper away at any sound, I'm the thing next to your desktop, waiting to be found. Change one letter and you are in me, Add one letter, take a spoonful, Yum! What a beauty.
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A box of mutating birds

What is evolution but the result of countless mutations to genetic structures over time. Some mutations provide benefits such as the gift of flight, while others can be harmful, such as the burden of ...
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Words with a letter sound at the start but not the letter

Here is a fun little word puzzle. The task, for as many letters of the alphabet as possible, is to find words that have the sound of the name of a letter at the start but which don’t start with that ...
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Not really seen - what am I?

Half of me is all the same. The other half is just a proposition. When I'm observed, I'm not really seen. Probably because I'm in full opposition. Hint:
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An everyday object... but it's a Really Obvious Problem Everyday

None of me and things might fall Things also can't move, as I recall Part of me, and you are me All of me, might determine your fate, After all, you would be under constraint I am a 4 letter word. ...
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The blade of the leaf

Given a bird, a cat and a shrew, along with a bat to give you a few. Some sleep at night, others in light, surprisingly you are one too. How do you relate to the title?
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Can you guess? You won't be able to answer!

I am Half of nothing Part of one More or less Favorite of children But fully a villain! Can you guess this word?
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It's a LITS! And a... um...?

I've combined two of my favourite puzzle types - a LITS grid-deduction puzzle and a, er... a, um... you know, I could have sworn I wrote it down here somewhere! Click on the image for a resolution ...
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They say that I am sexy - who am I?

Who am I? They say that I am sexy And that I'm a lady I have four syllables Only when said slowly Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #3 Hint #4
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Puzzling Paragrams

Paragrams (the basis of word-ladder puzzles) are word relations formed by changing a single letter to change the meaning of a word. For example, you can make letter a little better, fifty more nifty, ...
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Arrogant and violent

You will (3), as to dodge my (4), you must duck down (5). What is the 5 letter word?
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Not the content but the -mission

HOW HE PRINTED MY ID NOW MAN LIVES AT MY RES ONE AWFUL TRIVIA END IT AN EX IS AT END GO ON SAL DO WIN GO ON A MISSION STAN Can you ...
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Go high, go bye, go die

STEAL my prefix and go high. STEAL my suffix and go bye. STEAL my infix and go die. Leave me be and go STEAL!
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A Clear and Crescent Danger

I was putting up a poster at work the other day when I looked at it and saw this: What word was the poster trying to convey? And for bonus points, where do I work?
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I think I've created a new type of puzzle: "Word ___"

I think I've created a new type of puzzle. I call it "Word ___" Here is how to solve it: The word in the above blank is the answer for this puzzle. Step 1: Make a copy of the equations, but ...
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What is this beast? A riddle

A snake-sounding head A snake-looking tail I fly with just 2 flaps And I lay just eggs What am I?
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Eduardo's Krazy English Kwiz

Eduardo is having a dream the night before his English quiz. Actually it's a nightmare. His teacher hands him the quiz and says "Hello, Eduardo. To wake up confident and rested, just answer this ...
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You should mind your P's first

This should be short and sweet. Given his strength, he must be the almighty. Given his health, he must use ointments. Given his status, should we board his ark? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: ...
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Round... or flat?

With 6 I'm round. With 5 I'm flat. With 4 I'm round. With 3 I'm flat. What 6-letter word am I?
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Millions have spoken

The question might have been: How many? Millions have spoken! Thirteen With One Are Included What 8 letter word are we talking about?
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A veritable chameleon

What's brown, then black, then bright, then white? The solution to this riddle is one word. (There are five answers that would be accepted; all are very similar)
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Word Wander - Connect the Words

A Word Wander, also called a "Synogram", is a word puzzle that requires you to connect the first and last word by following a certain pattern. Each word down the puzzle must be either a ...
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My prefix reflects the sun, my suffix was born to run

My prefix reflects the sun. My suffix was born to run. My infix is a dilemma at hand. My whole cannot live on land.
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This is not a fish

I'm sure you know how the word 'ghoti' can be interpreted to be pronounced 'fish', by taking the sounds from the words 'cough,' 'women' and 'action.' But can you find a word in which the letters 'wo' ...
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A young vegetarian adventurer

A friend of mine wrote the following story. He always was one for using too many words though, and I think that has complicated this puzzle somewhat. Can you unravel it for me? A young vegetarian ...
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Who's Missing? (A metapuzzle)

Task Solve the sub-puzzles to enable you to solve the meta-puzzle at the end. Partial answers contributing to the overall solve are welcome (but, of course, do try to answer as much as you can!). ...
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Replaced by animals, but also in webpages

I'm really very old, Nowadays rarely used, Replaced by animals Of a feminine variety. Give me more space, And I'm in Asturian, Or in some webpages Of an HTML variety. What am I?
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The Cryptic Tower

You stand before a cryptic tower. On a locked door of crumbling stone is a strange cipher. The text is partially obscured by mold-covered cracks: HOLLDW SILENCE BOUNLER WASFUS There are several ...
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What's the relation between these clues?

Find the relation between these words a.k.a. clues in the sentences below: Zombies prefer to stay beside elevators. Evil country produces thousands of money. I was eating fast food in that vehicle. ...
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Secret decoder ring

I was digging in my dad's trunk and I found some sort of 1940s secret decoder ring. Not quite sure how it works, but anyway, one of the lines has become almost illegible (#T#######). Can someone ...
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A Puzzle That Beats The OP

With a voice on my first, the OP doesn't have me; he lives in a foreign country. With a raise on my second, the OP simply cannot do me; I am so wild. With a block on my fourth, the OP has simply done ...
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My infix is smoking dead, my whole is in your head

My prefix is for sure a lie. My suffix is for sure alive. My infix is smoking dead. My whole is in your head. Note: the "in your head" here is not referring to anyone; it means if one has ...
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A Puzzle with European Flavor

I have One anagram Two Meanings Three primary directions Four numbers Five consonants (not necessarily distinct) Six different multi-letter words- at least (formed by consecutive letters) Seven ...
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What is a Netflix Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Netflix Word™. Use ...
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The land, the ocean, the sky & our home in one word

My prefix is in the sky. My suffix is in the ocean. My infix is on land. My whole is our home.
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might be referring to you

Each digit in 12345 represents a letter. Given that: 1 is a letter 12 might be ...
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No Sound in Space

I hear there is no sound in space. But you are not in space so should have no trouble solving these. (These are related/themed cryptic clues, more or less. They may or may not be valid or fair, in the ...
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AnaCross II: it's bigger now

So, I've prepared another AnaCross puzzle. The rules are exactly the same: At the end of each row is a pool of letters; those letters are the letters that go in that row of the crossword. Normal ...
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What is this group?

The chameleon and sphinx are examples of this. So are the birds and the bee's larder, if you are generous A clue: The sphinx has the fewest scales, and the bee's larder has the most Another clue: The ...
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Pythonic Purity Puzzle

You are looking for a ten-letter word. Perfection is displayed not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ...
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Someone help me heal my wounds

Every day, I is making such gud puzzles but received no attention. My friends is laugh at me and make things more bad. I feel wounded. My younger sister telling to me that I need something. That ...
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What is wrong with these puzzles?

I think teh puzzles on this site are too hard. I can’t figure out hardly none of them. The ones that look easy seem to get closed??? Can someone tell the reason? Here are some examples of puzzles ...
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Longest "Cycle" word chain [closed]

Linked to This word chain will come back to me. That puzzle got some very creative answers and comments. Although the puzzle itself took some work, I found it very interesting. So here is a more ...
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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A Linguist in a Cave

I am but a linguist that lives in a cave. I talk with visitors from the central city. When the dragon comes, I invite him inside. The lions stay out, but gain trust and enter. Merchants and messengers ...
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Thinking about this word gave me a headache!

I am an 8-letter word. I have a special property that can be a headache for many scholars. Every day, I lose a letter and subsequently rearrange myself into a meaningful word. Based on the hints ...

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