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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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What is a Russian 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 Russian Word™. Use the examples ...
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Why, Go Figure!

Burnt bridges are crossed. An icy leg breaks. The devil speaks in detail. Rain is pouring over furry pets. Milk or beans spill. A missing ship takes sail. Some system of hands to escape from! ...
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Two Grandpa Questions linked with same property?

Grandpa is a foodie. Does not mean that he likes everything though. He likes Crab but not Lobster He likes Roti but not Naan He likes Apricot but not Plum Why is that? He also said ...
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What is a Southpaw Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by [JLee][2] with a special brand of [Phrase™][3] and [Word™][4] puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Southpaw ...
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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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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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Where “Big” comes before “Old”

Where does "big" come before "old"? Where does "three" come before "triangular"? Where does "intelligent" come before "studious"? Where does "smooth" come before "pearly"? Where does "beautiful" ...
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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 is an Ipsum 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 Ipsum Word™. Use the examples ...
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Cyclical sentences

Are there any sentences that could be written on a cylinder and merge their finish into their start, such that they form a valid sentence no matter where the reader begins?
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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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What is a bi-directional narcissistic 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 Bi-Directional Narcissistic Word™...
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An unexpected storyteller (2)

This puzzle is a little similar to a previous one of mine: An unexpected storyteller In the story, you are ultimately looking for 26 words. Although finding all the words is part of the puzzle, the ...
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Which logo does this word represent?

Puzzle 1 Which logo does the word dsPlinS represent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I haven't posted in a while, but I'm back on track, baby! And to celebrate my coming back, whoever solves this would earn a $...
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What is a Workman 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 Workman Word™. Use the examples ...
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Multi Talented Individual

With the help of some of my friends, I can do the following: break things apart into pieces (verb) stop people from arguing with one another (noun) make some really strong ...
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What is a Fine-Print Country™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a Country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Fine-Print Country™. Use the ...
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Short and Sweet Entry into topical challenge #41

Al Diner is from ________ Don Shura is from ________ Meg Ryan is from _______ Please do not use computer or the net. Becomes too easy.
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What's the hidden rule of the two groups?

What's the hidden rule of the two groups?
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What is my word? 2

You have to try and guess what my word is from the clues. My first part is a negative relative My second part is quite critical but also this The third part is the foundations of something The fourth ...
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Cannibalistic Words

Drawing from the word pool below, find the twelve Cannibalistic Words. (Note the no-computers and logical-deduction tags.) WILD _ _ ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ PENS ☐ _ _ _ _ ☐ _ _ DEED _ _ _ ☐ ☐ _ _ _ BLED ...
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Wicked Winding Words!

What is the highest number $n$ of $n$-letter words can you find that share this property? i.e. highest number $n$ that you can find (not found on any other sites). I will accept the answer with the ...
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Riley likes to make a barbecued favorite that comes from swine

Since my last riddle was solved so fast, I decided to do a two-part riddle that is a bit trickier. I hope you enjoy! :D Lacey loves to do thigh-strengthening exercises and always put her best foot ...
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My eccentric aunt likes lunch but not dinner

My eccentric aunt (not to be confused with Grandma or Silly Sally) likes some things but dislikes others: She likes lunch but dislikes dinner. She likes blue, but dislikes green. She likes spicy ...
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What is a Homeless Word™?

Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™, If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Homeless Word™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the ...
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What's special about blowzier?

When I searched through my dictionary, the following words were the best (or tied for the best) for a certain property. What is that property? ...
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Because you like puzzles, but you see clearly… or do you?

$$\rm md\to thk\to in.$$ Because thoughts are grey, but not sad. $$\rm we\to gt \to if.$$ Because your best mate deserves a present, but you are not friends. $$\rm cy\to se\to \:?$$ Because ...
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I have a mystery word of unknown length

I have a mystery word of unknown length. A clue for every three letters of the word is as follows: ...
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Astonishing Analogies

An analogy can compare a comparison. What is the answer to the following question? Alarm is to Bread as Course is to Dot - Explain
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Little shared property puzzle

What property do the things on this list share? 7 W Spring Yellow Rock Magenta Gas Shoulders Medium Examples of things not on the list: Solid Blue ...
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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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Connecting ancient times with modern times through medieval times

Fill in the blanks where applicable, based on the first few sentences: Mr. Indiana can type in a minute nine difficult words. Mr. Victor sows five rows of corns in twenty two days. Ms. Xanthappe ran ...
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The Kernel and Shell Problem

This a question from the Beyond Language written by Dmitri A. Borgmann. Despite the martial-seeming title, this is a very peaceful problem, requiring calm reflection on your part to penetrate. (...
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Question from Beyond Language

This is a very lovely question from the extremely obscure book Beyond Language written by Dmitri A. Borgmann, founder of modern logology. Presented are four word lists: If your analysis of these ...
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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 ...