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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 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 ...
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Complete the tonal words

A small introduction: This could have been a "What is a ??? Word™" question, but I decided to give it a little twist. The first part is simply about finding out what makes the short words Tonal (...
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What is a Nowerk 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 Nowerk Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Doubtful 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 Doubtful Word™. Use ...
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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 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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What is an Angered 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 Angered Word™. Use ...
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What is a Mutated 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 Mutated Word™. Use the ...
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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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Hidden property of the names [closed]

Group A and B are all U.S. presidents' last names with different exceptions. Group A: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, ...(It's all presidents' last names except Polk) Group B: Washington, ...
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What is a Shifted Word™?

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 word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Shifted Word™. Below ...
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What is a Flipped Word™?

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 word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Flipped Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Felt Word™?

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 Felt Word™. Use ...
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What makes these words so special?

The following words share a special property or properties that make them very special. This list is complete. No other English words have what it takes to make this list: FUZIL YUTZ UNZIP UNFIXT ...
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What is a Powerful 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 Powerful Word™. If it violates this rule, then it ...
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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 a Visionary 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 Visionary Phrase™. ...
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What is a Christmas 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. 'Tis the season .... If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Christmas ...
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What is a Final Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. 2016 is almost over, so here is an appropriate 'What is a Word' puzzle. If a word ...
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What is a Hanging 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 Hanging 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 Cardinal Animal?

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 the name of an animal conforms to a special rule, I call it a ...
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What is a Symbiotic 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 Symbiotic Word™. Use ...
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What is an Aerious 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 Aerious Word™. Use ...
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What is a Profound 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 Profound Word™, ...
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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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What is a Ham 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 Ham Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Stable 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 Stable Word™. Use the ...