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 an Anagrammable 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 Anagrammable Word™. ...
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What is an Energetic Transmitter 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 Energetic Transmitter ...
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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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What is a Chaotic 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 Chaotic Word™. You can ...
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What is an Uptight™ 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 Uptight Word™. ...
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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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What is a Bonus 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 phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bonus Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Close-knit Word™?

My first contribution to the What is a Word/Phrase™ puzzle series started by JLee over a year ago. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Close-Knit Word™. Use the list of examples below ...
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What is a Touch 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 Touch Word™. Use the ...
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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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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 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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What is a Fantastical 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 Fantastical Word™. Use ...
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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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What is a Conflicted 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 Conflicted Word™. Use ...
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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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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 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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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 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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What is a Sound 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 Sound Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Vain Word™?

This is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ puzzles originally created by JLee. If a word has a certain property, I call it a Vain Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one ...
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What is an Alpha Word™?

If a word has a certain property, I call it an Alpha Word™. Based on the following list, determine the rule governing if a word is an Alpha Word™. ...
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What is a Rotten 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 Rotten Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Beecumming 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 Beecumming Word™. Use ...
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What is a Measured 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 Measured Word™. Use ...
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What is an Unbeecoming 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 Unbeecoming Word™. Use ...
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What is a Tellygraph 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 Tellygraph Word™. Can ...
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What is a Cursive 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 Cursive Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Structurally Sound 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 Structurally Sound Word™...
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What is a Spiel/Spieg Word™?

Here's my first puzzle attributed to the fortnightly topic, movies. I figured I'd try my hand at this series of pattern recognition puzzles. Below is a chart listing words that fall into one or ...
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What is a Scientific Word™

If a word has a certain property, I call it a Scientific Word™. In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is a Scientific Word™. The sentences do not affect whether a ...
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What is a Composite Word™?

Here are some Composite Words™: ...
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What is a Close-by Word?™

This puzzle is done in honor of JLee's wonderful Words and Phrases series of puzzles. JLee must be really proud of us now. If a word has a certain property, I call it a Close-by Word™. In each of ...
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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 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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What is a Spanned Word?™

So, I've been "inspired" by JLee's great series of Word™/Phrase™ puzzles to make my own. (It's not stealing an idea if I call it "inspiration"!) As usual: each sentence contains two marked words, one ...
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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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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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What is a Donut Phrase™?

Bwahaha! You're not the only one who can make these puzzles, JLee! (this is an unofficial continuation of JLee's [in]famous Word/Phrase puzzles) The following phrases of varying lengths follow a ...
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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 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 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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A Company of Thirteen #3

The following thirteen words have a special property common to all of them (though they're not the only words with this property): SADIST, THOROUGHFARE, HYMN, POISED, YURT, THIRTY-SEVEN, STREWN, ...
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Another Company of Thirteen

These thirteen English words share a hidden property: GULLS, FUSION, BOMB, MILLS, DON, FUR, CHAIN, MOCHA, HYMN, WOLFS, MUNCH, PINY, WITS The list is not complete; there are other words with the same ...
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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 ...