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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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Missing lattes and mutually mistrustful words

It's always amusing to watch two kids who don't trust each other swap baseball cards by exchanging them at exactly the same moment. Words can be equally mistrustful about trading their letters. ...
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Starring Samurais - Several Scribbled Short Stories

Flipping through my notebook, I found several stories I scribbled. What do they mean? First one Samurai nagging, "Elixir agent, typewriter iamb, ultraviolet emitters..." Second one ...
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Worn out and about

Will wrote I'm worn out, and I'm not worn out, [1] Like to a thirsty bed, Worn, worn out of bed, Worn to repair a bed. [1] First word of riddle also famously wrote I'm not worn out - OP ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine... Here is the transcription of the ...
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The Voice That Beckons

Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices What is the one-word answer to the riddle above? HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3:
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I'm thinking of a name

I'm thinking of a name... I'm seen in the middle - though I finish later Split and I could be an agreement from a Vater I'm 5/12 in a calendar Split again and I'm a different nickname with a ...
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A puzzle with 10 pieces - 2 days to complete

All answers relate to something. What is it? An alien cent Stretched-out A volume of alcohol Narcotics-induced state A Spartan film + 1. 6(2) To debate Leading the grid Unit of ...
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Puzzle from puzzles

I like Puzzling SE! Know why? Because I like stealing from getting inspired by all the top questions on this site! Email message from benefactor (1, 7, 3) Order logic puzzle(s) to die for (3, ...
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Legend has it… (a connect wall)

Legend has it... This is a two part connect wall puzzle. The sixteen movie and TV titles below can be arranged into groups of four that are related by a common theme. The four themes themselves ...
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Piece de Resistance - Eight Doubled Tetrominoes Make a Tetronogram

Eight Doubled Tetrominoes Make a Tetronogram This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight ... Time for ...
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Introducing Tetronogram - Beginner's Version

Introducing Tetronogram! (named by @MrPie) The puzzle is made of a grid like a nonogram. Notations are along the axes like a classic nonogram but numbers are replaced by the names of the ...
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Don't look back, crazy clown

Start with these two words INSANE RETROSPECT and see if you can get them to exchange places by transferring one letter at a time. With each ...
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The first of three

I found this word to be quite poetic and saw @PerpetualJ's comment (saying to make another riddle), so here it is: It is the plot of many works All in one word The first step is to break it ...
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Piece de Resistance - Seven Images Are Worth Digits

Seven Images Are Worth Digits This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven ... Another colourful piece of work, ...
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Variable Prefixes and Suffixes

My short prefix will take you in. My long prefix is set against. My short suffix will take you in. My long suffix is in the country. Many clauses are written in my whole. What am I?
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Babysitting dragons

Connect each baby dragon with its parent to solve each mini-puzzle. The connections can not intersect and must cover the whole board. The answer is :
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The cat exchanges places with a drawing of the cat

Given CAT RENDERING see if you can get them to exchange places, resulting in RENDERING CAT by ...
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The arrow of time flies in reverse

Here is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects ...
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What solves the riddle and the situation?

Those totally brainwashed millionaire wolf degenerates devastated PhD academic honor.Kids defend.Devastation. Hint #1: Hint #2
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Can you find the pattern behind the proposed letter grouping?

Can you complete these groups or identify the pattern behind? Example 1: Group A : {A,C,E,G,I,....} Group B : {B,....} Example 2: ...
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The little bee buzzes around the flower garden

Watch the little bee buzz around the flower garden. Pay particular attention to how he picks up or drops off pollen (i.e., a single letter) at each flower. Notice: — The little bee visits each ...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is nice and pleasant and lovely, my second really quite

Same rules as before: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my clues. First clue: My ...
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Teapot Riddle: I'm two nouns and a verb

I want to thank Jannis for his teapot riddles with this. I am one word, but have 2 or more different meanings. I’m two nouns and a verb, Take my first, flip it around, you’ll get my last, ...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is fragile, my second isn't fragile but tough

Teapot riddle rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my clues. Let's get started! ...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is solid, my second is not touchable

If you don't know the rules of "teapot riddles", see my first teapot riddle. Make sure that the word for the first teapot is the same as for the second teapot. First clue: My first teapot is solid....
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Teapot Riddle: all of my teapots can be 'strong'

If you don't know what a teapot riddle is read closely: The 'teapot' is one word I'm currently searching for. You have to guess it. It's always the same word but has different meanings. First clue: ...
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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see this ...
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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but I ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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Five words with one vowel difference

Can you find a set of 5 words in English which all differ by just one vowel? This is easiest to explain with an example: Batter. Better. Bitter. Botter. Butter Close, but "botter" isn't a real ...
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The sound of thunder's like a whip

The sound of thunder's like a whip, one takes a stab and makes a quip; uncaps a bottle, lights a pipe, accessing files of private type; a mental crisis, break of dawn, can experts solve what'...
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Original Riddle

You may find me fast: My answer is transparent to those restive few who went off Their egregious oversight Left to scan and screen Hear my refrain bound to draw the story out Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #...
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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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I'm a really tiny critter. Come close

Come really close and take a look at me. May be you will think I am sleepy May be you will have a couple of questions: Why is he far away at the end? Why are there six in a row then ...
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Riddle -What am I? [closed]

I got this riddle from a friend who told me that he invented it himself. Please help me with this riddle! I am creamy, but I'm not cream. I'm steamy, but I'm not steam. I'm dreamy, but I'm not ...
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Mind ya, it's Homophones Everywhere!

No gibberish, let's jump to the riddle! I am a NAME. Remove a letter, I am what a name may stand for. Remove yet another letter, I am another name of another type. What on earth am I? Oh, ...
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One 'double agent' two-step on a waltzing floor

I'm in a jam – cornered I am! – No clue 'bout where to go Here's what went down, a pretty gown Some wine, a French chateau She whispered underneath her breath "Come dance with me and ...
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Rebuses around the home

What words are being clued here? Can you find a household object not shown in any of the pictures?
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Piece de Resistance - Three Troublesome Toshes

Three - Troublesome Toshes This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... For the third time you removed the surface, and ...
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Piece de Resistance - Two Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters

Two - Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Out of Character: Finally, a working... ! ...
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Piece de Resistance - Introduction & Ace and A's

OP's Words This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Read the following section for the storyAce Two Three Four Five ... Hey guys (and gals), I have worked on this for weeks, took me ...
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They are all tied together

There are four different things shown below One Vertical One Horizontal Two diagonal All have one common thing (the ? box) which ties them together What is it?
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Twisted Vivaldi

There are 5 riddles. Each riddle will lead to a one word clue for the final answer. Your job is to guess the final answer. The problem is, each riddle has a twist: 1 of them is a red herring. 1 of ...
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Is there a name for this kind of anagram?

I was thinking about anagrams and I was wondering if there was a name for anagrams that keep the relative order of the letters, but instead rearranges them by moving the starting point of the word and ...
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Do you like Music? This word is Historic

A nine letter word Starts with a person ends with the same person Starts with a place ends with a place Exactly in the middle, a very common name Can you guess?
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A Group of people: A simple word

This word describes a group of people Take the last letter out: A person with some authority Take the last two letters out: Same person Take the last three letters out: Same person ...
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Some complicated clues

I am mud that will trap you. I am a colloid hydrogel. What am I? Take the first half of me and add me to this: I am dangerous to wolves and werewolves alike. Some people even say that I am dangerous ...
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Navigating the multiverse of bifurcated parallel realities

Suppose you are sitting comfortably in your universe admiring the word SING. Just then, Q enters your universe and insists that you insert the string "IMMER" into your precious word to create a new ...
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Sometimes you are this word with three vowels

Sometimes you are this word Remove the first letter, does not change the meaning Remove the first two letters, still feels the same Remove the first three letters and you find a way ...