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Questions tagged [word-property]

For puzzles which ask the solver to determine a hidden property of certain words (or phrases), given a set of words with that property and usually also a set of words without it for comparison. Puzzles with this tag often have titles of the form "What is a [...] Word™?"

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Vole Wizard Hovels

The following nine ten words (thank you Bass) are the only words in the entire English language* that have a certain extraordinary property: bevy by girt grit hovels lo vole wizard wold What is that ...
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What is a bi-directional narcissistic word?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Bi-Directional Narcissistic Word™...
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An unexpected storyteller (2)

This puzzle is a little similar to a previous one of mine: An unexpected storyteller In the story, you are ultimately looking for 26 words. Although finding all the words is part of the puzzle, the ...
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Which logo does this word represent?

Puzzle 1 Which logo does the word dsPlinS represent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I haven't posted in a while, but I'm back on track, baby! And to celebrate my coming back, whoever solves this would earn a $...
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What is a Workman Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Workman Word™. Use the examples ...
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Multi Talented Individual

With the help of some of my friends, I can do the following: break things apart into pieces (verb) stop people from arguing with one another (noun) make some really strong ...
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What is a Fine-Print Country™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a Country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Fine-Print Country™. Use the ...
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Short and Sweet Entry into topical challenge #41

Al Diner is from ________ Don Shura is from ________ Meg Ryan is from _______ Please do not use computer or the net. Becomes too easy.
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What's the hidden rule of the two groups?

What's the hidden rule of the two groups?
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What is my word? 2

You have to try and guess what my word is from the clues. My first part is a negative relative My second part is quite critical but also this The third part is the foundations of something The fourth ...
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What is my word

What is this word (I have put it in parts)? The first part is big, fat and found at the zoo The second part may have been lurking beneath your childhood bed The third part means the same as 6/4 The ...
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Cannibalistic Words

Drawing from the word pool below, find the twelve Cannibalistic Words. (Note the no-computers and logical-deduction tags.) WILD _ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ PENS ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ _ _ DEED _ _ _ ☐ ☐ _ _ _ BLED ...
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Wicked Winding Words!

What is the highest number $n$ of $n$-letter words can you find that share this property? i.e. highest number $n$ that you can find (not found on any other sites). I will accept the answer with the ...
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Riley likes to make a barbecued favorite that comes from swine

Since my last riddle was solved so fast, I decided to do a two-part riddle that is a bit trickier. I hope you enjoy! :D Lacey loves to do thigh-strengthening exercises and always put her best foot ...
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My eccentric aunt likes lunch but not dinner

My eccentric aunt (not to be confused with Grandma or Silly Sally) likes some things but dislikes others: She likes lunch but dislikes dinner. She likes blue, but dislikes green. She likes spicy ...
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What is a Homeless Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Homeless Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the ...
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What's special about blowzier?

When I searched through my dictionary, the following words were the best (or tied for the best) for a certain property. What is that property? ...
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Because you like puzzles, but you see clearly… or do you?

$$\rm md\to thk\to in.$$ Because thoughts are grey, but not sad. $$\rm we\to gt \to if.$$ Because your best mate deserves a present, but you are not friends. $$\rm cy\to se\to \:?$$ Because ...
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I have a mystery word of unknown length

I have a mystery word of unknown length. A clue for every three letters of the word is as follows: ...
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Astonishing Analogies

An analogy can compare a comparison. What is the answer to the following question? Alarm is to Bread as Course is to Dot - Explain
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Little shared property puzzle

What property do the things on this list share? 7 W Spring Yellow Rock Magenta Gas Shoulders Medium Examples of things not on the list: Solid Blue ...
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What is a Croupier's Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Croupier's ...
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Connecting ancient times with modern times through medieval times

Fill in the blanks where applicable, based on the first few sentences: Mr. Indiana can type in a minute nine difficult words. Mr. Victor sows five rows of corns in twenty two days. Ms. Xanthappe ran ...
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The Kernel and Shell Problem

This a question from the Beyond Language written by Dmitri A. Borgmann. Despite the martial-seeming title, this is a very peaceful problem, requiring calm reflection on your part to penetrate. (...
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Question from Beyond Language

This is a very lovely question from the extremely obscure book Beyond Language written by Dmitri A. Borgmann, founder of modern logology. Presented are four word lists: If your analysis of these ...
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Silly Sally likes wearing glasses but not spectacles

Silly Sally likes balloons, but not party hats. Silly Sally likes eating pizza, but not burgers. Silly Sally likes using alliterations, but she doesn't like Metaphors. Silly Sally likes browsing ...
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What is a Digital Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee. Digital Words™ are words that follow a certain rule. If a word follows this rule, it is a Digital Word™. $$ ...
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What's the best life advice you would give to a child in Hex Speak? [closed]

This puzzle involves coming up with a sentence using any of following: characters: ABCDEF (+5 points) numbers: 0123456789 (+3 points) numbers disguised as letters: OILSTRG (0,1,1,5,7,12,6) (+3 ...
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What is an Infinite Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Infinite Word™...
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What is a Lefthide Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Lefthide Word™. Use the example word lists ...
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What is an Atom Splitting Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Atom Splitting Word™. Use the example word ...
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What is a Counting Phrase™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Counting Phrase™. ...
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What is a Scanning Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Scanning Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the ...
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What is a Ping Pong Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called a Ping Pong Word™. ...
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What is a Triple-decker word™?

I have a rule which makes a word a triple-decker word™. Use my list below to see if you can figure out the rule: $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % ...
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What is the famous phrase?

The following words have synonyms that build a famous phrase: along huge skill appear big duty What is the famous phrase?
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Which food is in which aisle?

Because I want to make my trips to the Grocery Store™ on 3rd street more efficient, it would be beneficial to memorize which foods go in which aisles. So I made sure to ask an employee for the aisles ...
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What words are aquer?

Art, the arbiter, poses this riddle to George, the guesser: Some words are "aquer", some are not; The difference is simple yet profound. If you want to find an aquer word, you had better ...
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The Knights' Gift

This puzzle is loosely inspired by Food Similarities. I'd like to begin, if I may, with 1 anecdote. This story was written on 2 scrolls more than 900 years ago, and goes as follows - Once there ...
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Food Similarities

You are going to a food party on a small deserted island. The host asks that you bring food but first check with them about if it can be brought or not. Some other people have already gotten accepted ...
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A Simple Word Game

This is a simple little word game I devised, that may require a little out-of-the-box thinking. I'll give you a few examples of my rule: The = 44 Boombox = 28 Gothic = 56 Hopeful = 70 ...
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What is a Sulphurous Word™?

This puzzle is based on the What is a Word™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Sulphurous Word™. Use the following examples to find the rule: $$ % set Title ...
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What is a Complete Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Complete Word™....
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What is a Coalescent Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Coalescent Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a God Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a Word conforms to a special rule, I call it God Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Global Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Global Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Amplified Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Amplified Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Indivisible Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Indivisible Word™. ...
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What is a Star Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Star Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Snake Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Snake Word™. Use ...