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 Patternful 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 Patternful Word™. Use ...
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a difference of 29°

The eight words pictured here, along with their positions, can be divided into two groups of four words apiece. Identify the two groups and why each word-position combination belongs to its group. I ...
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My botched ordering task

I've messed up once again. I was supposed to put this group of words in order... Even though I'm sure I've alphabetized them correctly, I've been told that my solution is completely wrong! I can't ...
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Practical Chemo Opus

Herb Clark likes few substances, such as: CARBON, NEON, SILICON, PHOSPHORUS, IRON, COPPER, ARSENIC, KRYPTON, ... Find others per inclination.
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What is a BS 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 BS Word™. Use the ...
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Solving “odd one out” problems. What am I doing wrong?

I find I do very badly at word based odd-one-out-type puzzles. It generally seems to be the case (at least, in my experience) that almost any of the items can be chosen as the odd one out, and this ...
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What gets past the bluegrass bulge?

Sort of in the style of that old classic, ‘What goes through the green glass door?’ What gets past the bluegrass bulge? Blue does, but green doesn’t. Grass does, but glaze doesn’t. Bulge does, but ...
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What do all of these pictures have in common?

What do all of these things have in common? The answer is a simple word or phrase.
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What is a 21 + 3113 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 adheres to a certain rule I call it a 21 + 3113 Word™. Text-...
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What is a Scooby 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. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a ...
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What is a Transition 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 Transition Word™. Use ...
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What is a Fascia 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 Fascia Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an IHC. 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 IHC. Word™. Use the ...
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Follow the path of relation through the grid #6

There is a relation between rectilinear-adjacent squares such that there is a unique rectilinear path from the top-left corner of the grid down to the bottom-right corner of the grid. Each square can ...
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What is a Trimpar 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 Trimpar Word™. Use the examples ...
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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What is a Computer Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Computer Phrase™. Use the ...
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What is a Rotting 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 Rotting Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Vowelreuben™ 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 Vowelreuben™ Word™. Use ...
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Can you find the missing words?

Given that: $ \begin{gather} \ \text{ art}\hspace{1em}\Leftrightarrow\hspace{1em}\text{phi} \end{gather} $ Can you figure out the words that are missing? $ \begin{gather} \text{imps}\hspace{1em}...
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What is a Limited 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 Limited Word™. Use the ...
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Can you name the Product Code™?

Given the product codes of 10 fruits and vegetables in the chart below, can you figure out the product code of Broccoli? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{...
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Find The Common Pattern In These Words

You are a super spy, typing on your QWERTY keyboard, when suddenly you received an urgent call from your boss, Caesar. He had urgently called you, defying all protocols, as he wanted to inform you ...
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Opposing Teams: Who did Dillon pick?

Rudy Estabrook and Dillon O'Donnelly are chosen captains of opposing teams in a language trivia contest. They were asked to choose team members from a pool of their smart friends. Here is how it went ...
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“I just can’t solve this easy puzzle!”

“Yuh can’t solve this easy puzzle?”                    “Bah, it’s already solved!&...
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One of these words is not like the others, one of these words just isn't the same!

Can you believe it? I had a great list of words that all go together, and someone stuck in a word that doesn't belong. Can you take it out for me? addict affect conflict extract inject object ...
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What is a Plot 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 Plot Word™. Use the ...
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A unique word: Says Grandpa

"Very interesting word", said Grandpa. "Could be the only word with this property" "What property?", I asked "At least 9 letters long and first four letters are same as the last four letters! ...
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What is a Baguette 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 Baguette Word™. Use the ...
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What is an ?????? 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 ?????? Word™. Use the ...
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One-thousand-four-hundred-seventy-four numbers get valued

Rows A through P, below, categorize the spellings of one-thousand-four-hundred-seventy-four numbers that have a straightforward numerical property to be deduced. Spelled numbers of each row share a ...
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What is an HTM Word™?

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 an HTM Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (...
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What is a Substantial 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 Substantial Word™. Use ...
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What is a BFF 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 BFF Word™. Use the ...
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I am terrible at my new hobby

My new hobby is putting things in alphabetical order. To my shame, it turns out I'm terrible at it. The list below is all wrong, but I can't see where the error is. Can you help me out? How can I ...
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One is outstanding, another doesn't belong : Says Grandpa

"Here is a group of words with a specific property-- except for one", said Grandpa. He had his Merriam Webster dictionary out. I looked at them. Raking Finest Latest Parent ...
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Word Association: Choose the pair that most relates to WATER : THIRST [closed]

Choose the best answer. The best answer will apply to the least of the others. Example: As Speed is to Slow, so Rabbit is to Tortoise. A. Milk : White B. Gasoline : Engine C. Transport : Stranded ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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