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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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A progressive Riley

Okay. This is the first Riley I've written, and it gets progressively harder as you go along, so here goes. I wrote this, and then realized that I used a mispronunciation of the target, so I had to ...
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A cryptic list of words

You find yourself trapped in a dark room. You say, "hello" and bright lights turn on, flooding the area. You see a piece of paper on the ground: ...
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As the Ferris wheel turns

It's a lovely evening in Letterland and all the little letter couples have gone down to the seaport promenade to stroll about and ride the Ferris wheel. As the Ferris wheel turns, those on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...