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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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In the sea or in the sky

In the sea or in the sky Sometimes also in your eye. Melancholy feels like me But energy I have plenty. Into me you have vanished Out of me you're astonished What am I?
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Didn't you ask me for a crossword?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #forty-seven: "Wacky Sudokus" Here's that crossword you asked for... Sorry, what's that - you didn't ask me for a crossword?? TASK: Solve the puzzle ...
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My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now [closed]

My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now, displayed in this order: Suffix Prefix Infix What am I? Hint:
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I guess I'm French, tall and strong

I guess I'm French tall and strong. winds come and go, though they cannot blow me over. people buy me and sell me and I am very common on the street and roads but they rarely build me without help my ...
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A Conflicted Riley Riddle

My infix will give you a name My suffix will help you with pain My prefix will make you frown My whole will let you down What am I?
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If I hold you and you hold me

If I hold you and you hold me, you might be alone. If I hold you and you don't hold me, someone could be following you. If I don't hold you but you hold me, you're very helpful. If neither of us holds ...
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If you can walk

If you can walk, I'll point in the direction you need to walk. But only if you're close to me, otherwise I'll point in the opposite direction. If you can't walk, I'll point out what needs to change ...
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Removing my characters does not change my meaning

I start with nothing. If you remove 1, 2 or 3 of my characters then my meaning does not change. What 5-letter word am I?
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Common word to be discovered

I am a four letter word. Part of me, when scrambled, is never straight. Another part of me, read backwards, represents time. A part of me, scrambled, divides people and another part of me is used by ...
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If I eat you and you eat me

If I eat you, you might eat me and then you won't ever be hungry again. If I eat you and you don't eat me, you might have dressed up for me. If I eat half of you, I might not be very tall. If I don't ...
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What are these people trying to tell you?

These people are trying to tell you something. What is it? Also, kudos if you can find the pattern between the images...though you'll have to find the pattern to solve this puzzle in the first place. ...
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I wave my hands around

I regularly wave my hands around and point at myself. Sometimes people stop by and look at me as if I'm trying to tell them something, and I am. I tell them all they want to know, about the only ...
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Don't count your eggs before they hatch

Don't count your eggs before they hatch...
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I will always be you

Steal my prefix and I am you. Steal my suffix and I am you. Steal my infix and I am you.
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Many teal, or winter water [closed]

What is the name of many teal or winter water, mating birds, or early travelers?
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Musical language

Riddles are always funny, I would say this is rather easy: I am a language but you cannot speak me. You can increase me so that I am another language. You can make music with me. I am a grade, could ...
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A High-Quality Puzzle

Taking a break from cryptic-clues/crosswords puzzles, this simple puzzle has a couple of firsts for me. Given the following songs from video games, find the name of someone who's a fan of anagrams. ...
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What hides within this mashed-up song?

The answer hides within this senseless song made from the mashed-up lyrics of other songs. Each lyric is linked to the song's full lyrics. Hey, hey, Charlie take a bow, You deserve an Oscar, I recall ...
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Steal my infix to recreate what Aaron did at Mount Sinai

Steal my infix to recreate what Aaron did at Mount Sinai. What am I? Note: My original form, my resulting form and the process of removing my infix must all be relevant to this concept.
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Crazy hard; essentially futile?

Who do you associate with these words/sounds?: Oath This sound Hell (as a name for something) Scoff Cuisine The answer is a (fairly well-known) person.
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A Simple Connect Wall?

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups. Additionally, the four groups may be connected to give a hint at a fictional character. BUDGE ROLL BOW BOSS DIE GRAVE APSE CRYPT PRESS FISH ...
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My sister has gone Puzzled again

I once got a letter from my younger sister. It reads :- Hello brother, How are you? I am fine. I have seen you have given me a lot of gifts, thank you for that. Here's a present from my side. Since I ...
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Honeycomb: a hexagonal grid of letters

This puzzle consists entirely of one image, attached below. The image is large and you will need to zoom in to see some of the details. There is no hidden information, only what you can plainly see. ...
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A four-letter word in two ways

Containing four letters, Making two sounds. One of the options, Feminine and plural. The other one is Third-person singular. What's this word That baffles me?
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I magnify to stupefy, who am I?

I am the eye Stories I tell are untold I capture through my aperture For the illumination of the expanse I magnify to stupify I am the eye Who am I?
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Don't steal from Riley, or there will be suffering

Steal my prefix and the end is here. Steal my suffix and the end is near. Steal my infix and there will be fear. Steal my whole and lose your dear.
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U cant s0lv th!s haha - who am I?

I got a cryptic (or maybe just junk) message in my inbox today: ...
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My prefix is the ruler of all our lives

My prefix is the ruler of all our lives. My suffix hints us thrashing knives. My infix before the fire was a cane. My whole pretends that it's insane.
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Have you this knowledge?

This is special puzzle, with no story. It should be very easy for people who know what is this: GgcuuUcaGuUgUauAuuUguUaa The target is to find the word from that string. And, if you really want to ...
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Hurry up and answer

In one sense, I might describe a room, Or part of a play, originally French. In another, I'm used for comparison, Perhaps to improve by a factor. Almost, I'm a tag on this site, If you've got me down ...
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Can boys be mean too? YES!

Recently, I found this question: Girls are Mean! which I wanted to strike back at with twice the amount of swords... And here's the story. Hello, I am Dr. Bonn and I am willing to find out if boys ...
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The same word (I think) over and over?

I saw a man seemingly lost Me: Hi. Are you looking for something? Him: ____ . Me: Go to the Federal Triangle ____ street. Him: Do you know the address? Me: I think it is ____ street. Him:...
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Can you catch me?

1)Part of me is surrounded by water. 2)Part of me, when away, is missed a lot. 3)Part of me is used in a western European language as a first name. 4)Part of me can make you move and tremble. What am ...
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I'm found a lot on this site

My early part is very clean, Use it to obtain a sheen. My middle part is just a verb, Very common, needs no blurb. My final part is. Too right, is! You think that's cryptic, well it is. My whole all ...
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Anagrams, synonyms and antonym

You may have seen word puzzles where two words are given and the puzzle asks you to transfer one letter from one of the words to the other creating two words that are synonyms. For example: Smarts ...
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I am relatively everywhere

Have fun with this riddle: I am everywhere but I am relative. That means, I am slower when I move fast. I am also faster if something interesting happens. I was born with an explosion, with a human ...
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Christmas is over, the demon will soon arise

There's this little helpless creature that would fear, how Christmas is over and coming is a new year. For a demon horned creature would shortly arise, to take the little creature's home, despite its ...
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It really hertz while listening

Listen to the following mp3 puzzle: https://soundcloud.com/infinite-stream/this-melody-hertz-my-ears
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It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you

It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you, if you figure out what it is, and here's a clue: The gift is virtual, but as it's green like cash, some say it has value, others say it's trash.
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Argon and noble gases

Helium Neon Argon Krypton Xenon Radon
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What is a Fair Word?

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Fair Word. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it an Unfair Word. Here is a list (not exhaustive) of some Fair Words and Unfair Words: Fair ...
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To whom it may concern

Look It Up To whom it may concern. Text Transcription from image: whom@may.concern.com Puzzle Design Each title, image, and description is a potential clue, but not all of them have useful ...
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Captain Clumsy's crummy communication

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Captain Clumsy never ceases to amaze me... This morning I was down at the dockside when I heard a shout from a nearby ship. Steeling myself, I ...
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My prefix proved a girl's rank

My prefix proved a girl's rank. My infix receives your thanks. My suffix is grey and healthy. My whole brags the wealthy.
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One more heart that never beats

It is from the Internet, I changed it a bit, I will put the link after it is answered. I have a heart that never beats, I have a home but I never sleep. I can take a mans house and build anothers, ...
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Can you find what I am?

Here's a simple affix-riddle . My prefix is the sound of an animal. My infix, the missing of the cast. My suffix, what children like to hear. My whole, deals with the past. Can you guess the ...
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Is there really an answer for this Riley?

My prefix is so real, My suffix tastes good with a tac. My infix is, My whole is too real.
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Christmas word: Anti-me would get your attention with no exceptions

I am a snowing Christmas word. Anti-me would would get your attention with no exceptions!
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I have a bad feeling about this country name

What is the longest country name that can be fully anagramed into one word from the Merriam-Webster dictionary? Please use this site for the list of countries. Minimum length 8 letters. If a country ...
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My prefix is a german no

My prefix is a german no, My suffix is the age last years, My infix is the cage of a hunter, My whole is coming once again in a few weeks.

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