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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the Longest Meaningful Sentence U can make Using single letters only? [closed]

Some Examples: I C U. S I M A B.
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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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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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The Swiftest of Defeats

The quadruped resigns. Short little puzzle that popped into my head.
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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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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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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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Homophone Riddle 11

Haven't posted one of these in a while If you are new to the series, look through Homophone Riddles 1-10 ...
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Unconventional Opposites

We all know that many words can be made opposite by adding 'un' or 'ir' in front, but have you ever heard of opposites made by adding other letters in the middle? I've given the letters that you ...
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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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Word Mastermind

I have thought of a 6 letter word: but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind. A 'word' can be garbage ...
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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...
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A Riley Riddle that Moves Away

My prefix is when you jump into a lake My infix is when you reach the edge of it My suffix is if you are a nice chap My whole is always varying What am I?
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A Riley Respite

My prefix gets the guns. My infix makes things dull. My suffix appears at zero. My whole indicates a lull. What am I?
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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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One word: find it from these three lines [closed]

I went to paint in the nature. Alas, I got a nasty infection. I did recover by medication.
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Three numbers, three words

Given only these 3 numbers below, find the 3 words related to: An animal A car brand A drink Numbers: 456448711 875654332 7456987877 Hint:
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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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Uh oh, now the boards are missing!

I found another trunk in the attic, with more of those vintage propeller games. This time, I've got propellers, but no boards. Is it possible to figure out the whole board from just the propeller? ...
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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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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Solve this nice little everyday puzzle

What is the solution? Use only the hints that are really necessary to solve the puzzle: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 You may quickly solve it using this hint! Solution
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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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My non living appearance can't deceive

Can be square, rectangle or circle And in my head, antennas can live, Nowadays, people can't live without me Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive. Who am I? HINT ...
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Uh oh, the propeller fell off

I was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when I found this vintage game. It is some sort of pinwheel or propeller mounted on a board. The propeller has a cryptic series of letters painted on it, ...
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Five Letter Boxed puzzles with special solutions

The New York Times hosts a brilliant puzzle called Letter Boxed. The rules of the game are quite simple: Connect letters from the edges of a given square to spell out words at least three letters ...
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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A Cunning Riley Riddle

You might view this riddle on my prefix, It also comes with cheese, My infix is the largest of my suffix, I am a cunning scheme. What am I?
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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Complete the following verbal analogy!

MAKE : DALE :: (?) : PALE Hint: pattern recognition or semantical relation (?)=solution containing 4 letters : means 'to' , :: means 'as'
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And now you see it

It tickles me that the word TUNA is found within FORTUNATE. And there is a COFFIN in SCOFFING. And who put the LAGER in the VILLAGER? The SKIER in RISKIER? The ROMAN in the MICROMANAGER? The ...
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Deusovi - trapped!

I have been trapped in a void I know nothing of. There is nothing but four plain red walls, annoying me very much. Thanks to my experience in Puzzling Stack Exchange, I am observant to find a small ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 8)

After tapping on the wall, it opened automatically. Inside was another corridor - as damp as the previous one. "Eww!" exclaimed Cyrus. At the end of the corridor, a huge stone tablet blocked the road. ...
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What am I, can you solve it?

I am a figment of your imagination. You travel on me but only forward. I create everything and also destroy everything if exposed to me long enough. No one or no thing has survived me and will not. ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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A Warm Riley Riddle

My infix has been removed. My suffix is this. If you can read this, you're on my prefix. If you read this in the morning, you might guess me sooner - what am I? The usual. Please have ...
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On what object around a house would you find a “punt”? [closed]

Someone asked me the other day: On what object around a house would you find a punt?
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfits II: The Revenge

The sisters have learned a few lessons from their recent debut. They are now ruthlessly efficient outfit-swapping machines. (You know, sort of like Valley Girl Terminators...) They can now sustain ...
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2 Related Riddles

I come in many shapes and sizes. Some forms have even won some prizes. But most of us look much the same. Speed you can gain with some game. But what is my name? To use us you must have some tricks. ...