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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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Dessert at Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ has just announced a new dessert menu, with 12 different varieties of sandwich cookie. Can you figure out the desserts, and what they have in common?...
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I am obviously not a thief!

Tearing from fearing, Thumbs nervously interlocking because of the robbing, Since the cheating done in that meeting, So in the center of a dark alley I hide, Like a rudiment the heart pounds at my ...
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What is a Numb™ 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 Numb™ word. Here ...
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What is an Electronic 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. For certain integers, there exist some corresponding Electronic ...
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Going from one Capital to another

Can you go from one Capital city to another Capital city by adding a two digit number ?
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What are Relational, Naming and Petite words?

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. Relational, Naming and Petite Words™ satisfy some properties that ...
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Fill in the two blanks

Fill in the country names in the two boxes to make the equation correct.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 15): Finding Father Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Today, in ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 13): Santa likes cards but dislikes dice

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa ...
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What is the pattern/property in this poem?

Here is a poem in the Persian language which has a special property. The language itself does not affect the pattern and there is no need-to-know Persian to find the pattern. The pattern can be ...
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Chemistry Nobel

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #16: Restricted Title: xkcd 2000-2500. When this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded, an exclusive group of 12 still-living previous ...
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What is a Top-Tier™ word?

This is inspired by 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 Top-Tier™ word. Use the ...
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Word connect: pair up the words

Connect the words by pairs as appropriate. Each word on the left connects to one word on the right, and vice versa. CSV version (horizontal): ...
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What is a Directed Phrase™?

The structure of this puzzle is the same as JLee's Phrase™ puzzles. Use these examples to find the rule. What is a Directed Phrase™? Directed Phrase™ Not a Directed Phrase™ Berry Scroll Flavoured ...
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What is a Heavenly Word™?

Inspired by JLee's original Word™/Phrase™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Heavenly word. Use the examples to find the rule: Heavenly Words™ Non-Heavenly Words™ behead ...
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A three-stage puzzle

Below are nine groups of common three-letter words ("common" semi-arbitrarily meaning "appearing within the 10,000 most common words in both Google's Trillion Word Corpus and the Corpus ...
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What is in the middle?

You have 4 options to guess what the question mark in the middle is. Please try to solve without the hint first Hint
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What is a Contradictory 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 Contradictory Word™. Use ...
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You might dream about this puzzle

Find the pattern between these sets: 1: right, clocks, wings, hearted, yourself, strings 2: psychopath, bishop, withhold, breakthrough, shoplift, hopefully 3: bird, Vienna, tempt, modern, armadillo, ...
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More Like This 2:?

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #12: mobile-friendly puzzles. This is the second part of the series "More Like This", named after the section in the Oxford Learner's ...
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Cleaning out the garage

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #12: mobile-friendly puzzles. I really need to clean out my garage - it's so full, it often feels like it contains one of everything. Today when I ...
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Paid partnerships

The mods aren't looking, so I'm selling paid sponsorships to the highest bidder. My business model takes advantage of the attention spans in today's fast-paced environment. For example, I can write ...
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What is a Shifty 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 Shifty Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Exclusive 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 Exclusive Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an SL 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 SL Word™. Find the ...
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5 votes
1 answer
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What is a Nature 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 Nature Word™. ...
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A game of some consequence

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games Last night, I played a game of Consequences with seven friends. In our particular version of the rules*, a game consists ...
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Find the Two Sentences

Introduction This puzzle has 2 Parts. The goal of each Part is to fill in the blanks for that Part's sentence. Once that is completed, you have finished the Part. Once you have completed both Parts, ...
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What is a Stackable Profession™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a profession meets certain criteria, I call it a Stackable Profession™. Here are some examples: ...
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It's all fun and games

You're watching your favorite late night talk show, and the host Lavid Detterman is interviewing Kandy Offman. You have closed captions on, the text of which is shown below. The interview is, as you ...
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Is Daryl Jr.'s Birthday Card Hiding Something?

Disclaimer: This puzzle stands alone. No knowledge is needed of or from the linked puzzle below. The link is included only because it is the same character in a similar situation. Daryl the convict ...
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The Road to a Fulfilling Life

The final answer is a 12-letter word and is confirmed by the title. Other applicable tags: visual, enigmatic puzzle, rebus (stage 2) Stage 1 of 2: Mark the correct cells black in the 5 grids below and ...
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What is a Rollercoaster™?

If a sentence conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Rollercoaster™. Find the rule that decides whether a sentence is a Rollercoaster™ or not. Sentences that are rollercoasters: Why? Oh oh! Hey, ...
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What are Rising Words™ and Falling Words™?

This puzzle is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a specific rule, I call it a rising word. If it conforms to a different rule, I call it a falling ...
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What is a Dual Word?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a Dual Word. Here are some examples: Dual Words Not Dual Words BARRED BANNED ...
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I wonder what that would be

This is my own puzzle. Consider the following Alice begins march for peace in East Bengal along with Gandhi Bentley celebrated the first Bahia Independence Day Catherine saw the starting of the Great ...
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Little search for the bored: Find the hidden word

My lovely poem: To won my feisty price You have to ztop the pies We don't wont urban mice We wamt the lumb life, guys! A secret word is hidden in the poem. What is it? Hint:
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What is an EQÜAL WORD (patent pending)

An EQÜAL WORD (patent pending) is a special type of word. You'll know it when you see it. Here are some examples, sponsored by the original, @JLee! It’s based off of the "What is a ___ Word" ...
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What is a Wyrrd™?

In honor of the long-running What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, came up with this puzzle myself. There's a special rule that can be ...
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Making multiple sentences out of 5 words [closed]

Given below are four or five letter english words. Total 5. Using all the 5 words exactly once, can you make at least 8 grammatically correct english sentences? M___ C___ T___ B___ N___ You can use ...
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International Kapow! The Semi-Finalists

Simple Rules: Each circle represents a category - which is as of yet unknown. Each of the tiles below belongs to at least one of the categories. Two have been placed for you - where do the others go ...
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What is a RanchWord™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word follows a certain rule it is called a RanchWord™. Here are some examples: RanchWords™ Not RanchWords™ AMUSED PLEASED ...
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Adding consonants to create an antonym

This is an emotional word with 2 vowels Starting with it create two words by adding 2 different consonants. The two new words are antonyms of each other. See below. What is that word? No programming ...
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What is a Texan 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 Texan Word™. Each Word™ can be ...
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A Board of Words

bathe halt the onion onto aim trend mean ate What three-letter word am I? Hint: Major hint:
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What is a gksrnrdj 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 gksrnrdj Word™. Use the ...
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SECRET PUZZLER EYES ONLY

Today is my 40th birthday and I will be celebrating by sharing a puzzle with you all. I recently stumbled upon an abstruse image, and apparently the words in main body of the image all have something ...
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What's a Tricky Word™?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Tricky Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. Tricky Words Not Tricky Words RHYTHM ELEPHANT GIRL BOOK GYM STUFFED STRENGTH WEAKNESS ...
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The Pairs and the Puzzlers' Comeback Tour

"Have you heard? Your cover band, The Pairs and the Puzzlers, is having a comeback tour without you because you 'always spoil the mood!' They'll be playing these thirteen songs (given in ...
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What's a Phony Word?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Phony Word. Use the examples below to find the rule. Phony Words Not Phony Words FISH FROG BAGHDAD BOGOTA PACKED STUFFED MOONING SUNNING FUSS ...
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