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 Shy 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 Shy Word™. Use the ...
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What makes an Interesting Puzzle™?

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. I like What is an Adjective Noun™ puzzles. Here are a few I ...
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What is a Cyclone Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Cyclone Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the rule. Also find the one error in the chart below. (In other words, one of the phrases below ...
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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 Venomous 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 Venomous Word™. Use ...
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What is a Versatile Word™?

If a word has a certain property, I call it a Versatile Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is a Versatile Word™. The sentences are for context only, and ...
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What is a Racist 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 Racist Word™. (...
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What is a Scalable Phrase™?

Now that you are familiar with Cyclone Phrases, let's look at another kind of phrase. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Scalable Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the ...
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What is a Halved Word™?

If a word has a certain property, I call it a Halved Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is a Halved Word™. The sentences do not affect whether a word is ...
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What is a Croupier's 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 a Croupier's ...
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What is a Green 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 Green Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Ping Pong 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 Ping Pong Word™. ...
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What is a Bumpy 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 Bumpy Word™. You can use ...
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A Company of Thirteen

These thirteen English words share a hidden property: cold, laughter, unblock, word, kill, witch, even, now, warm, oil, talking, potted, corn The list is not complete, there are other words with the ...
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What is a Bind 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 Bind Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Perfect 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 Word™. Use the ...
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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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Casey likes latte but dislikes cappuccino

Casey likes latte but dislikes cappuccino. Casey likes suburbs but dislikes cities. Casey likes wheat but dislikes cereal. Casey likes rococo but dislikes baroque. Casey likes flannel but dislikes ...
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What is a God 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 God Word™. Use the ...
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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 is a Samsaran 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 Samsaran Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Variadic 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 Variadic Word™. Use ...
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What is an Introspective 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 Introspective Word™. ...
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1answer
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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 Viridescent 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 Viridescent Word™. Use ...
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2answers
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What is a Dotted Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word follows a certain rule, then I call it a Dotted Word™. Use the example word lists below to ...
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What is an Uncopyrightable Word?™

If a phrase has a certain property, I call it an Uncopyrightable Word™. In each of the sentences below, one word is an Uncopyrightable Word™ and one is not. The sentences are for context only, ...
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3answers
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What is a Mostly Ruddy 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 Mostly Ruddy Word™. ...
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1answer
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What is an Organizable 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 Organizable Word™. ...
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2answers
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What is a Lonely 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 Lonely Word™. Use the ...
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2answers
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What is a Snake 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 Snake Word™. Use ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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What is a Self-Absorbed 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 Self-Absorbed Word™. ...
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2answers
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What is a Reciprocal 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 Reciprocal Word™. Use ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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What is an Inflated 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 Inflated Word™. Use ...
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Vole Wizard Hovels

The following nine ten words (thank you Bass) are the only words in the entire English language* that have a certain extraordinary property: bevy by girt grit hovels lo vole wizard wold What is that ...
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1answer
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What is a X-Mas 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 X-Mas Word™. Use the ...
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1answer
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What is an Odious 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 Odious Word™. Use the ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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What is a Scanning Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Scanning Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the ...
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1answer
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What is a Spaced Out Word™?

This is my first try at a puzzle, so hopefully it at least lasts a few hours before someone figures it out :) This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special ...
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1answer
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What is a Triple-decker word™?

I have a rule which makes a word a triple-decker word™. Use my list below to see if you can figure out the rule: $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % ...
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What Is An Explain Word?

This is in the idea of the What is a Word/Group of Words group started by A Person with a new type of Word and Group of Words problems. If a word is the best I call it an Explain word. Use the ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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What is a Global 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 Global Word™. Use the examples ...
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3answers
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What is an Adjacent Word™?

If a word has a certain property, I call it an Adjacent Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is an Adjacent Word™. The sentences are for context only, and ...
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2answers
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What is an Odd Word™?

If a word has a certain property, I call it an Odd Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is an Odd Word™. The sentences are for context only, and do not ...
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1answer
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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™....