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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A mysterious list of words [duplicate]

What property do the following words have in common: gnat, green, one, onyx, rail, roof? Can you find another word that has the same property?
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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What is a Row Word™?

This puzzle 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 is satisfied by a following rule, I call it a Row word. ...
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Sponsored by a riley riddle

What 6 letter word has the same properties? The whole makes harm, 5 letters makes me displeasured, 4 letters makes me a national greenhouse, 3 letters, makes me a wooden canvas. 2 letters is in a ...
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What is a Filipino Word™?

This puzzle 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 goes to a special rule, I call it a Filipino™ word. Here ...
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What is a Salon 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. All the Salon Words below have a feature in common with them that none of ...
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What is a Flamenco 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 Flamenco Word™. ...
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What is a Number 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 Number Word™. Use the ...
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What's an Oedipus word?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Oedipus Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. Oedipus Words™ ...
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One, Two, Three Words

Each column has a group of words with a commonality. I call it 1, 2, 3 words. What are they? 1 2 3 Twitter Parler Facebook Roti Pita Chapati Euro Dollar Pound Two Three Five Poetry Prose Novel ...
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Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids. For the avoidance of doubt, while the puzzle set-up is based on a real quiz show, the exact scenario described here is entirely ...
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What is a Jeeves 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 Jeeves Word™. Use the ...
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Which team has my football?

Which of these two teams is the right place for football? team A team B birdsong birdseed butthead butthole handoff handset handover handshake outfall outburst outwith outhouse overspill ...
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A Group of Partygoers

Feeling adventurous, I decided to have a party, so I invited my friends: Astrid, Connor, Clinton, Lewis, and Michael. What's my name? There could be a few possibilities, but there's only one right ...
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Fun with homonyms

In each example, can you replace ??? with the same word? I had to ??? the ??? to a series of tests. Upon seeing the ??? in her painting she shed a ???. They were too ??? to the door to ??? it. The ...
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Don't like those synonyms

Stand alone I am someone with authority Add a "B" or an "H" or an "L" All three are synonyms of each other Who am I?
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What is an Area 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 Area Word™. Use the ...
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Fun with Letters, Words and Sentences? [closed]

I have a game, but first, I need to explain how it works. Take a sentence, completely meaningful. Suppose the sentence is, "Yes, yesterday we ate the meal sometime at night". In this ...
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Words have value

"HELLO World" has value 12, while "Puzzles are great" has value 223. What is the value of "Puzzling StackExchange" ?
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What is a TEXT 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 TEXT Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Prebus Word™?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix (Somewhat 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 ...
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A Cryptic Property

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix After solving the following cryptic clues, find the following properties: A major property that all ten words share. A minor property ...
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What is a Quotidian 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. It seems that it's a rite of passage on PSE to make at least one of ...
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What is a Shifting 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 has a certain property, I call it a Shifting Word™. You can use ...
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What is an Immiscible 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 Immiscible Word™. If ...
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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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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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What is an Icy 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 Icy™ word. Here is a ...
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My Secret Cabal

I'm in a cabal so secret and nefarious that very few of its members even know they are members. Our ranks include: Former Seattle police chief Carmen Best Physician and diplomat Deborah Birx Writer ...
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Who sang this? It wasn't Carol

I There I Underneath I More Make All I There And Underneath I There Santa With I More Make All I I And Underneath I To I To etc. Question Can you remind me who had a hit with this song? It's about ...
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What is a Rainbow 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 Rainbow Word™. The ones given here ...
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What is a Date 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 Date Word™ word. Here is ...
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What do These Names Have in Common?

What verb do these four names have in common? Copenhagen Danny Roger Tina Clues: If you get stumped on Tina, don't worry. It's a lesser known reference, and if you have a solution for the other three ...
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Sergeant Sequence calls for back-up

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls "Sequence, get in here! Your man's definitely up to something!" The mood at Headquarters was tense. Sergeant Sequence ...
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This puzzle's value is 334

The 28th of october is valued by 40. This sentence is valued by 17. This paragraph is valued by 143. This puzzle is valued by 334. Can you give the value of Puzzling StackExchange?
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What is an Outs Word™?

This puzzle 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 Outs word. Here ...
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What is a North-America™ word?

This puzzle 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 North-America™ ...
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What is a Multietude™ word?

This puzzle 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 Multietude™ word....
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Having fun with nyms

In the following sentence, can you replace every dash (-) with a character so that the sentence makes logical sense? An ----nym is an ----nym of an ---nym.
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What is a Lifelong 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 Lifelong Word™. Use the ...
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What is a First 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 First Word™. Use the ...
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What kind of car do I have?

What kind of car do I have? The clue words: stories, robbery, rock, minimum, old, ducks
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Auferonyms - Words Inside Words

I have hidden something from my nemesis Aufero inside other words. The rules are that I can only add one or more letters to a word inside that word (not at the beginning or end), I can only add a ...
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East and West words

Here are some East words: wet, chip, awed, sect, stop, dry, ail, to, gyp, do, stop, an Here are some West words: few, loin, lira, jew, ours, bra, points, line, kid, tea, pots, be What are the East ...
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Welcome to the Acme Corporation - please find your floor number

Welcome to the Acme Corporation. The Acme Corporation is the greatest company in the world, and it should be your utmost honor and privilege to be employed as an associate of the Corporation. The ...
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After the funeral

The mood was sombre in the lawyer’s office. Eight members of the Picodie family gathered together to hear the reading of their recently deceased father’s will. Around the table sat Eli, Ron, Agnes, ...
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An incomplete crossword

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Four groups, sixteen words

These 16 words can be separated into 4 categories... What are they? All of them have something in common... What is it? Bean, Iron, Bird, Notorious, Cannonball, Ripper, Prince, Zodiac, Clown, Slim, ...
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What is a Parallel 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 Parallel Word™. Use the ...
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Knit one purl one

Actually the title is completely misleading because this has nothing to do with knitting. Here is the actual puzzle. Pull one. Cost two. Get off one. Off the top of one. Keep one up. Bite one. Drag ...

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