Questions tagged [word]

A puzzle whose answer will be a word or a set of words but not a phrase, sentence or sentences.

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The Confused Alien

A rather serious and studious alien has landed on Earth with the prime directive to communicate with all Earthlings. With his advanced statistical methods and the vast computing power aboard his ship,...
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At my beginning there's a vessel, you can slash me with a chisel

At my beginning there's a vessel, You can slash me with a chisel. I belong to the first from a total of four, There's nothing to add more ... Who/ what am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3
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Word Wall of Whimsical Wordy Whatchamacallits

I was making a particularly difficult word wall, when I misplaced all the words for it. Luckily, I still had the clues. However, poring through the clues, I realised that I had nine clues, yet my word ...
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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What Am I - Short Riddle

Two bodies I have, Though both joined in one The stiller I stand - The faster I run This is an old-classic riddle From The Book of Riddle Portland: Bailey & Noyes.
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A friend at hand - What am I?

What force and strength cannot get through I with a gentle touch can do; And many in the streets would stand, Were I not, as friend, at hand. An old-classic From The Book of Riddle - Portland: ...
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Two twins - Alike in nature

Two twins we are, and, let it not surprise, Alike in every feature, shape, and size: We’re square, or round, of brass or iron made, Sometimes of wood, yet useful found in trade ; But, to conclude, for ...
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Who Am I? (A Dead Guy)

You seek him who died at sea, Try and find who he might be. A heart that did not wilt in flame, Writ on Roman stone is his name. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change, Into ...
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Fortune tellers have dinner

I've seen these before somewhere (maybe here?), but they're all mixed up! Who/what is being described by the clues below? Consequence of a disastrous harvest What a mathematician might do to ...
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What Am I? — A Little Riddle

The symbol, a part. The node, an object. One word. Hints: The riddle had been edited! The answer is still the same.
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Make it right and you'll be fine

We are just some of many One or more on every line Don't jump to conclusions ...
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If you snatch, I trade

If you snatch, I trade. If you work with bites, I isolate, If you work with celestial bodies, part of me protects. If you work with the land, I divide. What am I? Give the reasoning for each line!...
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iEnglish word and its secret Puzzle [on hold]

Many students pass their A-Levels (UK), High School Degree or their countries' equivalent. Most of them passionately have to study mathematics and in one of their courses, they might have heard: ...
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Be a Wordsmith — Assemble enough words to score 50 from the Triangular Settings [closed]

Use this triangular setting of letters to form as many words(minimum length 5) as possible, following the given rules. You can start at any letter, follow the connected lines to pickup additional ...
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Hit the Bulls Eye with T in the Center

There are 3 Rings with “T” in the center. In each ring, letters are distinctly different - 16 in the outer, 8 in the middle, 4 in the inner rings. Hit the Bulls Eye by making sixteen different four ...
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Who is this…? Array…?

You can find me as a veg, In a series I'm a language. But now, my hair is gray, In short, I'm Array... Who am I?
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Setting up the trap

Start with eleven in one e four e six; add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks; improving position, go upwards by one; mix up for organs, remove fifty-one. Add to the end an ...
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Fastest way from 10 to 1 with everyone in between

I got inspired by this question from trolley813 to make this puzzle. How fast one can get from TEN to ONE, passing each number in between? The rules are simple: You are only allowed to change ...
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Lead the way to this Literary Knight to its final “DESTINATION”

As this Literary Knight (only chess move allowed) hops along, picks up a letter each time to make it to final $DESTINATION$ Starting from a cell containing right D, ride the Knight picking up each ...
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Fastest way from 8 to 7

Inspired by this great question by Uvc (actually, it's the same logic but with different words). How fast one can get from EIGHT to SEVEN? The rules are the same: You are only allowed to change one ...
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In a Fish that is not a Fish

Righteous head of a snake that is a snake, Aback, held in a fish that is not a fish. Now, I'm beauty in disguise, Despite being, to most, nightmarish. I am looking for two answers... One on the ...
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Preparing for the End - Riddle

This is the end. I knew it was coming. All of my ends are tied up, I'm ready. Only a few more minutes to spend. I blame you for this. You killed the messenger. I strained and cried ...
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Common Marsupials and Rare Antelopes

Following the surge of riddles from senpais: this by jafe, and this by Rand al'Thor I hide as a puzzle in Malaysian spoon, Bounding sturdy monument and sturdy wood. Upside-down in common ...
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You may find me… puzzling

I am within my rights to stay silent. I am abandoned in the middle. I am held in by spirit. I am African capital. Who or what am I?
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Like a Baby - Riddle

I'm like a baby, but look out -I can bite! I depend on the milk you give me and I will be wherever you leave me. I love going outside with you as you push me in my stroller. ...
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What would be some fun/unique and relatively easy puzzles for people to put words together?

I am playing a table top role playing game and want my players to discover two words by putting together different hints. Let's assume the words are "devourer" and "avocado". I was thinking of a ...
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Fighting for Father's Attention - Riddle

I love my father. I've been around him as long as I can remember. People often talk about us as being complementary, as if I were as great as he. I don't have much to offer, so I just show everyone ...
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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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Think Outside the Box - A Riley Riddle

My prefix is like an angel, Whose access to heaven's denied, My infix is just like my whole, Both lie on the outside. My suffix a type of recorder, Who features heavily here. You'll use ...
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Who am I ? [ Not in Stack Exchange ;) ]

$\color{blue}{\text{My first name}}$ $\small\bullet$ Prefix is a country, but I don't belong to there $\small\bullet$ Infix is the name of a saint $\small\bullet$ Suffix is a preposition $\...
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A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on My infix is most likely in your device My suffix is what devices can be My whole is a reverse motion Hint:
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As easy as Three, Two, One… How fast can you go from Five to Four?

You have to reach Four from Five in the minimum number of tries with the following rules. You are only allowed to change one letter at a time. You have to keep the word length the same. At each step ...
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Stars of the Celestial Bagua

Check this out: Okay, it might be more impressive if I show you what is moving along the arrows: At every vertex in a long word. Flowing in to every vertex are two short words ("inputs"). ...
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Professor Roman loves to teach unorthodox Chemistry

His famous phrase in class was “ Elementary Watson”. Given: $IRON$ = $5$ - $4$ $M$ = $6$ - $9$ Find the Missing Element M.
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I Just Don't Know What to Say

I must have been having a terrible time getting out my words during today's meeting. I found my notepad covered in nonsense! What was I trying to say? ...
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The Frozen Wastes

My first is in Family and also in Hill My second in Circle and also in Flood My third is in Forest and also in Clock My fourth stands alone in my frozen wastes. What am I?
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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Find the relation?(if you are really smart)

SMOKE : TNPF Question is simple just find how these two words are related to each other
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Déjà vu, again?

There is a very special property common to all the words below: ART BAIL LAP LATTE MEAT ON PEAR PEAS RED RUM SCENE SHOT SIGN TINES Stuck? Need a ...
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This riddle is not to see but to solve

Sitting on a fish, in the north. Sitting on you, further north. Getting angry, in the west. Solemn faced, in the east. At the bottom, in the middle. Using rope, in the southeast. What ...
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E's-y T's: Word square fill in

This is a follow-up to E's-y Word-Square Fill-in, but you don't need to know anything about that puzzle to solve this one. For each word square below, the Es and Ts have been filled in for you. ...
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Two Odes, Two Rileys?

Let us praise... No, no more gibberish! Here you go! My infix is somewhere in the Middle East, My prefix annoy and make you muddy, My suffix a line, peculiar at least. And I, concealed, is ...
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Riley's, assemble!

Time for a Riley - it's been ages since my last one... My infix is energy, My prefix a curve. My suffix full of honey, And docs I preserve. or My prefix a curve, My infix entering ...
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The Swiftest of Defeats

The quadruped resigns. Short little puzzle that popped into my head.
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Guess the Vocabulary Word!

Here is a short riddle that randomly popped into my head. Enjoy! :) At first you might want to run away from me. Then, you might confuse me with a female hoofed ruminant. Only to realize ...
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Pseudo Homophones - Police Officers

For this riddle, I have two homophones, however the first one is a single word and the second one is composed of two or more words. Example: h1 - licensing h2 - lies and sing OR lie sensing Try to ...