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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What is a Counterfeiting 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 Counterfeiting ...
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What is a 9th K-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. I also want to thank a math teacher who shared this riddle when I ...
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Series of interestingly increasing words!

What is the next word(more than one is possible!) in the below sequence of words: NO, ATE, OPTS, _ _ _ _ _ ? Note: 1 Only standard English words(as per Oxford English Dictionary) are to be ...
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The Majestic but Draconian Dinner

We are hosting a dinner party. Here is a list of things you can take: Hotdog Grapefruit Oreos Potato Salad Cheetos Utensils Katlyn Predator Drones Banana However,...
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Putting words in alphabetical order

I have tried to put these words in alphabetical order. Can you find what is wrong with my ordering? What is the correct order? alien, arson, beetle, canine, cucumber, dealer, eastern, effort, ...
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Another Non Math Puzzle. What is the middle number?

There are Four patterns below. Two diagonal, one horizontal and one vertical. The middle number is common to them all What is it? It is not mathematical per se. NO partial answers. Explain all four ...
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What is a Resilient 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 Resilient Word™. Use the following ...
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What is a Tulip 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 tulip word. Here ...
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What is a Swiss Knife 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 Swiss Knife Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Perfect Inquirey 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 Perfect Inquirey Word™. ...
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What is a Range 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 range word. Here ...
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What is a peccato 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 peccato word. ...
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What is a selfish 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 selfish word. Here is a ...
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What is a 255b 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 255b Word™. Use the ...
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A hidden word riddle [duplicate]

Shown by surprise, you may be annoyed Perused with intent, you may regret Observed on this site, you may verify Inclined on an airplane, you may have seen Hint:
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What is a Aged Rope Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, I call it a Aged Rope Phrase™. Text-only version in CSV form: "Enamel Tar","A Chaplain Labouring" "Enable Lane","A Paleface Meets Minor" "Beer Nice","Therefore ...
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What is a Sexy Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, I call it a Sexy Phrase™. Text-only version in CSV form: "Loaded Ohio","Amazed Oatcake" "Cuban Smack","Swag Pelecan" "Alchemical Bonanza","Pagan Mailbag" "...
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Word Game Worth?

Marty wants to play a word game with friends. He writes down a few words and tells them how much they are worth points. ...
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What is a Horsethorn 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 Horsethorn Word™. Use ...
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Member most ancient

I'm in a devilish one, I'm in heaven's son; I'm in landowners' class, I'm in rule not by lass; I'm in wealth on top, I'm in compound from crop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am ...
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Twelve Labours - #08 Dark Horse Bookmakers

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 From the golf course Hercules ...
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What is a Thanos 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 Thanos Word™. Use the ...
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What's an Everyday Word?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Everyday Word. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \textbf{Everyday Words}&\textbf{Not Everyday Words}\\\hline ...
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Complete the poem

Facetiously I now pose you this question, Confuse you, and I do so with a smirk. The answer open to much speculation You won't find palindromes in this short work. What word is longest in its ...
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What is a Richi 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 Richi Word™. Use the ...
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Twelve Labours - #05 Eugene's Tables

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 After being snookered by Pholus’ puzzle for ...
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What is a Spaceman 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 Spaceman Word™. Use the following ...
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Identify the Drink Given Other Info

There is a smooth dance, a ball sport, a country's capital, a month, and a drink. What's the drink?
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An Era of Change

Despite their appearances, the following are not ways of change... at least, I hope not. Kids shows (8+?) Lizard (6+?) Missiles group (5+?) Body manipulator (4+?) Bird (3+?) ...
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What is a Commutative 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 Commutative Word™. Use ...
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What is an MM 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 MM Word™. Use the ...
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What is a BORE Word™? [duplicate]

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, we call it a BORE Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a DD 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, we call it a DD Word™. Use the examples below ...
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What is an Infield-Fly Group™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Group version puzzles. If a word could be measured with a specific metric, and the result could be separated into ...
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Eccentric keepers

There are four keepers in our fantastic creatures preserve who have certain preferences in the kinds of creatures they care for. Can you figure out what kind of creature is arriving soon? Colleen ...
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Two Parts, Three Lines, Five Words

The Puzzle Property reserved indisputably. Mystery expecting. Nearly unbelievable! Most buzzwords excluded ruthlessly! So? Ass subs cons, cost leg. OP's Words This puzzle may be too vague, or ...
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What is an Unlucky 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 Unlucky Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Companion Score™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Score version puzzles. If a word could be calculated score with a specific metric, I call the score as a Companion ...
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The Green Glass Door, Revisited

I'm sure you've all heard of the famed Green Glass Door: A butterfly can go through the door, but a moth can't. A sheep can go through the door, but a horse can't. etc. However, I have found a door ...
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What is a DeepWord™?

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 DeepWord™. Use the examples below ...
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What is a Taggy 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 Taggy Word™. Use the ...
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Can you find the pattern behind the proposed letter grouping?

Can you complete these groups or identify the pattern behind? Example 1: Group A : {A,C,E,G,I,....} Group B : {B,....} Example 2: ...
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What is a Dial 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 Dial Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Monolithic 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 Monolithic Word™. Use ...
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Answer with an image of my favorite musician

Here are several pictures of things that are NOT my favorite musician. The next picture was supposed to be him, but I deliberately did not upload it. Now it's up to you to guess :)
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What is an R-complete Word™?

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an R-complete Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase ...
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What do Abraham and Levi each like?

Abraham and Levi are two friends who like many of the same things, but sometimes their preferences can diverge. Given the examples below, determine what governs their curious differences of opinion. ...
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What is a Bedspread 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 Bedspread Word™. Use the following ...
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What is a Valid 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 Valid Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Motley 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 Motley Word™. Use the following ...

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