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 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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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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5 seemingly unrelated words, the answer is in the form of a single letter

Here's a real stumper: There are 5 words: QUOTE TRUE NURSE SPUR SLIM From these 5 words, there is a connection that will reveal a single letter, what is it?
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What is an Antigrammatic 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 Antigrammatic Word™. Use the ...
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How many did I catch? [duplicate]

This is a simplified version of the original puzzle since there was some difficulty with the pictures. How many did I catch? How many did I leave out? Almond Coca cola Ohms Condor Nectar Calamari ...
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Shakespeare, snowflakes and soccer balls

MathJax version: \begin{array} {|r|r|r|r|} \hline SNOWFLAKE & SANCTION & SHAKESPEARE & SOCCER\;BALL \\ \hline COLOSSUS & GEOMETRY & DUST & SCREW\;NUT \\ \hline GARDENS & ...
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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 is a Special PoS 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 Special PoS Word™. Use ...
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What is an Asymphonic 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 Asymphonic Word™. Use ...
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What is a chameleon 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 Chameleon Word™. Use ...
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What is an Intermittent 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 an Intermittent Word™. ...
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What is an M-I 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 M-I Word™. Use the examples below ...
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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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Find out the Phrase using three clues. combination of three words

I am 13 letter Phrase. My first 5 letters is a hobby with playing cards other than playing, Next 4 letters are completed, Last 4 letters are the natural property of a river. What am i?
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What are the five most Linguistically Stiff numbers below 10^9

The linguistic stiff(LS) of a natural number is the ratio of the amount of letters in the writing of this number in English to the sum of amount of its digits and amount of vowels in it. For example, ...
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What is a B1K1N1 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 B1K1N1 Word™. Use the examples ...
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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 Scheming 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 Scheming Word™. Use the examples ...
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What Is A Headered 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 Headered Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is an Origamic Word™?

If a word conforms to a special rule I call it an Origamic Word™ $$ % nonstandard template, do not copy elsewhere % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ Origamic }} \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}...
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What is a Golden 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 certain rule, then I call it a Golden Word™. Use the ...
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What is an Elegant Word™?

Really enjoyed creating this kind of puzzle, here's another one. If a word conforms to a special rule I call it an Elegant Word™ $$ % nonstandard template, do not copy elsewhere % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}}...
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What is an Ordered Word™?

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ordered Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad ...
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What is a First Order Word™?

If a word conforms to a special rule I call it a First Order Word™ $$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer ...
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What is a Hopeful 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 Hopeful Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Corny 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 Corny Word™. Use the example word lists below to ...
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What is an EEEEE 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 EEEEE Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Comfortable 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 Comfortable Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Notable 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 Notable Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Tone Phrase™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Tone Phrase™. Use ...
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Put the Money where your Mouth is

Here's a addictive and frustrating puzzle that will likely make you tear your hair out. Even I do not yet have a perfect solution, but due to the endless possibilities of the english language, I'm ...
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What is a Closely Capital 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 Closely Capital Phrase™. Use ...
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What is a Farm 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 Farm Word™. Use the examples below ...
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Elementary, my dear Watson!

"The expression on your face, Watson, coupled with the sheet of foolscap in your hand, leads me to deduce that you are quite puzzled about something." "Indeed I am, Holmes. Perhaps you can make head ...
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What is a Unionized 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 Unionized Word™. Use the examples ...
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Three monotonically decreasing word sequences

A simple puzzle: given below are three word sequences. Each of them decreases monotonically (and two of them also decrease linearly). What is the next word in each of these word sequences? INSIST, ...
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What is an Unstable Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. Wanted to try making one of these for myself. If a word conforms to a special rule, ...
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What Is A Plus 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 Plus Word™. Use the examples below ...
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Any twelve year-old can answer this question

Come up with a question between five and ten words long with an answer that contains more than three times as many unique words as the question, does not contain any of the question words, and does ...
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What is a Spectral 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 Spectral Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a United Word™?

If a word has a certain property, it is a United Word. Use the examples below to find the property: $$\smash{\lower{28px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2017.01.30} \Rule{18px}{20px}{0px}\begin{...
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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 Tourist 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 Tourist Word™. Use ...
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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 Trump 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 (or phrase) conforms to a special rule (and it's a fantastic ...
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What is an F-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 F-word™. Use the ...
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What is a Living 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 Living Word™. Use the ...
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The Great Word Competition

In the country of Vocabuleria each year in February The Great Word Competition is held. Words from all over the country gather to compete against each other. This year's competition attracted 32 ...
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What is an Eco-Friendly 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 Eco-Friendly Word™. ...
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What is a Personal 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 Personal Word™. Use ...