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 an Independent 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 Independent Word™. Use ...
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What is a NaturaW 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 NaturaW Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Rotten 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 Rotten Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Macho 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 Macho Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Freecell 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 Freecell Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Target 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 Target Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Keyboard 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 Keyboard Word™. Use the ...
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Grandma likes coffee but not tea

Note: My grandma is a little odd. She only likes certain things. Solve this puzzle by providing phrases that are true. For example: Grandma likes A but not B Grandma likes coffee but not tea. ...
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What is a Scott Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. After seeing so many of these puzzles, I thought that it ...
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What is a Human 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 Human Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Swear Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. [A break from the Piece de Resistance series, another one ...
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What is a Dominant Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a Dominant Word™. Use the words below to figure out the pattern! (Pardon the ...
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What is a Check 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 Check Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Casino 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 Casino Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Trio 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 Trio Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Fade 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 Fade Word™. Use the ...
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What is an Earth 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. The Earth is composed with many various elements or objects. But some of ...
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What is a Union 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. After a long period of division, tends to unite; After a long period of ...
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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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Properties: Left of the colon

Here are three short 'property' puzzles I wrote. In each puzzle the words to the left of the colon all have a (non-trivial) property that the word to the right of the colon does not have. What is ...
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What are T Words and M Words?

I have two categories of English words. (Some English words are in neither category, and some are in both.) Use the examples below to determine the categories' membership criteria and explain the ...
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What is a Recursive 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 Recursive Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Zirconium Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. I copied the array code - hope you guys don't mind. =) If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Zirconium Word™. ...
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What is a Written 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 Written Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Tetris 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 Tetris Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Mattering Word™?

Here are some examples of words I call Mattering Words™, and those that I do not call Mattering Words™. The Mattering Words™ I give are not the only examples of Mattering Words™; there are many more. ...
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What is a Mono 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 Mono Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Building Block Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. Hopefully, after the considerable amount of these types of puzzles on this website, ...
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What is an Accessible Word? [duplicate]

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. I'm pretty sure this hasn't been done already. If a word conforms to a ...
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What is an Ornament 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 Ornament Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Checkmate 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 Checkmate Word™. Use ...
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What is an Eternal 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 Eternal Word™....
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What is a Waiting 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 Waiting Word™. Use the ...
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What is an Etienne Word™?

Major Edit: I have changed the examples of Etienne Words to make it easier. The previous examples no longer provide any useful information. The underlying theme of Etienne Words is still the same, ...
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What is a Romeo Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. Finally made a formal What is a Word puzzle after the ...
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Grammy Winners Grading

Prologue. I am bored. I have divided the Grammy winners in the past few years into the following tiers, according to a specific and objective criterion. How did I categorise them? The ...
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To “Er” Is Human

I’m back with another annoying word puzzle. The following are clues to a series of “er” words. They consist of pairs of words or phrases that are both associated with a particular word that ends in “...
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Professor Annity’s invention

The following morning, I found my mentor, Professor Annity, busily cleaning up after what looked like a series of curious experiments. As I entered the lab, she fixed me with a familiar sort of ...
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I Want Some Ice Cream

This is similar to the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. Giving credit where credit is due. I was sitting at Landra Hort's Mystery Ice ...
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What is a Useful 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 Useful Word™. Use the examples ...
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Word Mastermind

I have thought of a 6 letter word: but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind. A 'word' can be garbage ...
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What is an Outside 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 Outside Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Even 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 Even Word™. Use the examples ...
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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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What is a Koffka Word™? (also: Connect the Clues!)

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 Koffka Word™. Use the following ...
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What is a Fortunate 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 Fortunate Word™. Use the following ...
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What is a KMorG Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. (ApoloGies in advance, I seeM to be havinG soMe trouble with My Keyboard today.) If ...
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What is a DID WORD™ and an AID WORD™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™, What is a Phrase™ and What is a Number™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a DID WORD™. If the rule fails in last ...
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What is a Brutal 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 Brutal Word™. Use the ...
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Seek and ye shall find

My first question, and I made this riddle. Given a person you do not know, add me and they become more dangerous Given a rehearsed speech, add me and then put it on a Victrola Given an ...