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

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Short, but it shouldn't be sweet

Inspired by Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet, this puzzle suddenly appeared in my head: "When American prefer to bring milk rather than water they will be called _____(5)." ...
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What has eight eyes but no i in the name? [closed]

What has eight eyes with none in the name? People travel from across USA to see this
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Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8)

Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8) In a typical two part connect-wall puzzle, you are given 16 words which have 2 degrees of separation from the final answer. The first degree of ...
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Farmer needs to get his word across the river

In the spirit of the classic river-crossing puzzles: ...
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Grandpa's Numbers

Grandpa likes pencils but not pens Grandpa likes Beijing but not Tokyo Grandpa likes math but not chemistry Grandpa likes Contact but not _______ Make sure to explain! Hint 1: Hint 2: ...
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Chrysanthemum bejeweled with dew drops

If you squint, you might be able to see letters in the reflections of some of the dew drops. Those will help get you started. In this puzzle, the adventure begins just after 12 o'clock and the ...
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Fun things to do at home

What do I do when I get home, you ask? Draw a dinosaur (11) Read about an elite person (10) Look at something that is written (10) Learn about navy officers (8) Take things back (7) ...
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A Retrospective Captor [Part 2]

Trevor woke up suddenly. He found himself in some sort of office, though it looked like it had been abandoned for sometime. It was relatively clean, however. Apart from the desks and computers, there ...
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Not Just Black and White

Answer for this puzzle is one word. Have fun! Highlighted parts are where I realised I have clued it wrong... Sorry for all this inconvenience! Hint: usefulness level 1 usefulness level 2 This ...
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Nono-Cube: Approach at Your Own Risk

Inspired by jafe's 3D nonograms :) Answer is one word. This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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I Don't Start the Fight

I don't start the fight -but I finish it. I take a side-view approach to it all. Yet when I work, the best will benefit. Just stay focused, drawn by my silent call. When I get up, everyone ...
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How fast can you “DOCK” the “SHIP”? [closed]

You have to reach DOCK from SHIP 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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I see my dog run

My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets. What is my dog's name? Bonus: What is my name?
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Who / what am I?

I can be in many places when you talk, and there is more to me than just intention. Some say I am bad. I mean, I am... but maybe you will understand that sometimes I am needed for a happy ending. ...
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Word Web - A Hard One

Disclaimer: "Hard" here is not a difficulty indicator. Please do not edit the title. This is a Word Web. Divide the 16 words into four groups of four such that they can collocate with one same word. ...
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A Smuggled List of S'S

Smuggled this strange list from [redacted] 's place. Maybe he is making a puzzle. Who is the victim? Scarlet covers Swindler's imprecation Sour disordered equipment Smash journal ...
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Connect Wall - Find the common word: Senior, Station, U.S., Request

Connect Wall (my first one): ...
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Snakes and Ladders

Things are getting a bit puzzly... Reveal the Ladder and solve the clues to form a Word Ladder. Find the word that fits in the clue “???”. One fake clue is here to ruin your day [laughs ...
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Omni-Riley-Rebuses

Partially inspired by MetaZen’s Four Directions Series :) North: East: South: West: This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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Who can it be…?

Who can it be…? Can you solve the rebuses? Answer the following three questions: Where does he/she live? What is his/her name? What is his/her job? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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An Efficient Riley

My prefix is for my infix. My suffix recalls a baritone or a bass. My whole is quite dreamy - what am I?
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Step into the Octagram

The diagram below shows a partially-filled "octagram". Step into it, if you dare! At every vertex in a long word. Flowing into every vertex are two short words. Anagrammed together, these two short ...
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No Halves Hath the Heptagram

Here is the heptagram: Rules are the same as for the octagram. However, the heptagram has the very nice property that all words are unique. I.e., as you go around, you will not encounter any ...
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Mono-Tonic Crpytic-Clues

Answer for this puzzle is one word. All of the following clues have the same enumeration, but I am hiding it from you ;) $500 note (?) You ended up turning around (?) Substance emitted through ...
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What can the word be…?

What can the word be…? Can you find out the solution to this puzzle? Explanation to second puzzle: Use an image editor to get the colors of the boxes in ...
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What do I use…?

What do I use…? Can you solve the rebus and decipher the code? Each group of four numbers represents a letter. YzNSaGJucGg=, then ...
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Cryptic, then Crossword, then Clues

Answer is one word. {1}{2}{3}{4} (6) {1} [a] (7) {2} [b][c][d][e] (6) {3} [f] (3) {4} [g][h][i] (6) [a] Bonding family in cod (7) [b] Container fight (3) [c] Considering ...
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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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A Retrospective Captor

Matthew woke up suddenly. He was in a dimly lit room -looked like an old office space. He stood up in a panic and looked around. He saw a few desks, ancient computers, yet no dust anywhere. He made a ...
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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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Professor Clark’s Precious Chemical Connections

They are primarily eight precious ones. Fill in the X s with appropriate letters to reveal all the 8 Precious Metals. Each X represents a letter. 1,5,7..vertical. 2,3,4,6,8..horizontal
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...