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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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Egg Yolk Riddle

I remember this from when I was in highschool (or the dutch equivolant). The teacher of my english class proposed this riddle and a lot of people had it wrong but the answer was really simple. ...
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Three curtailments

I. I can separate two high places. Remove one letter, and I can separate two high places. II. I can connect two high places. Remove one letter, and I can connect two high places. III. I can ...
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What am I, in this metaphorical family?

I have no brothers or sisters, but I have many dolls. I'm always watching my mother, and my cousins all think I'm fat.
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Why am I screaming?

Simply find what is hidden in this picture.
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I am a treasure with gold inside

I am a treasure with gold inside, protected by snow. My walls protect me from being caught. Taking all might not be so good for your health. I'd rather recommend the snow. What might I be?
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What might I be?

Try to figure out the word: You can bend me. I am the opposite of heavy. You can try to stop me, but I'll always find a way. Without me, you wouldn't have eyes. With me, you can worship ...
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Please don't discard me

I hope you like the simple riddles. Tips would be welcome if they're too obvious :) ...
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Where do I occur?

The answer to this riddle is indirect. Based on what the riddle reveals, it asks where that which you find occurs. That will be the correct answer. ...
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What am I supposed to be?

This one is probably very easy. I'm still trying to getting the hang of more complex structures :) ...
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Words where “ea” = “ay”

There are 5 words in the English language (6 if we count "Eamon") where the letter combination "ea" makes an "ay" sound rather then an "ee" sound. What are they? If you already know this please don't ...
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Guess , What am I? [duplicate]

If you look you cannot see me. And if you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal. What am I?
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What is my name, and where is my domain?

I am blind But I can feel. I feel the same up As I feel down. I can go round but I'm not round, I am strong and I am bound. I am found on the floor, I can find 5 things not more....
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Word of the Day #3

For the previous Word of the Day challenges, check out Word of the Day #1 and Word of the Day #2. Add to me one and I'll become a mess; Add to me six and I'll buy you a dress. Add thirty-five,...
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Word of the Day #2

Test run, take two. The first run went well, so let's keep it up! For your second riddle, things might just get trickier - With some common bond, things might just get stickier! When I'm with a group ...
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Such contrast - What am I?

So big so small, So old, so new So short, so tall. Dry, or covered in dew. Used everywhere, Destroyed but saved. Happiness or despair, When I am razed. Trust me, I know Really, I'm near. Every ...
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Word of the Day #1

Test run of a possible series of "word of the day" riddles! With a light source, I resemble a star; Once fortified, I'm alone at the bar. Then, come the fifth, I shall sail away - Tell me, what am ...
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Can you crack the Magic Diary's encrypted message?

Can you help find the hidden message in this encrypted text? A young Science student / Stack-Exchange enthusiast stumbles upon a magical encrypted diary of a fellow he has always admired. He finds ...
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The Reinvention of Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a bias E I E I O And at that bias he looked again E I E I O With a big cat here and a horse guide there Here is scarlet There for each Everywhere are ions Old ...
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Some odd residents

My friend went on vacation recently, and told me that the place he visited had some interesting denizens. Here's what he had to say about them: Some are high, some can fly Some are in cities, ...
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Find the hidden word

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand on the desert. Near them, over his sand, Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose gown, And wrinkled lip, ...
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Alphabetize by the *zeroth* letter

No, you were supposed to alphabetize by the zeroth letter! The answer is a three-letter word. Apologies that the answer is not more thematic; it made more sense in the context I originally ...
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Find the synonymous opposites!

Find a pair of English words each of which can be a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb such that: as nouns, adjectives, and adverbs, they're opposite in meaning as verbs, they have the same meaning (I'...
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A test of mental acuity; Identify me

When I spike, you will get quite enthused, For great strength, I am often abused, I am quintessentially male... The next line might derail: With Hashish amiga, my name's all confused. Who or ...
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What Movie Quote Am I?

Each of the 4 pictures below represents one word in a famous movie quote. The pictures (and thus, the words) are in order from left to right. Once you get the 4 words indicated by the pictures below,...
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Diabolic Substance

What is it : Colloquially, it is a Diabolic way to win at athletic events. Take a single one, and it might be shaped like a star.
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You dirty Mind - What am I?

I may sometimes be rather dry But you prefer moist and hot. The flesh is soft, you must apply Just the right touch, don't get caught. I must be pierced to bring you joy My smell is known and often ...
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To do with a bone, soft, Clive's broken (6) (Cryptic Crossword clue help)

I recently had the clue "To do with a bone, soft, Clive's broken (6)" in a Cryptic Crossword. I've figured out that the answer is: Which I can partially explain as: Can someone help me figure out ...
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So Popular, What am I?

Pursued by many, hated by few, It's amazing how much I can do. Creation, enlargement, or despise, Tell me now where you keep your eyes. Life or death, on different fronts, I am the goal of many hunts. ...
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The longest word without A,E,I,O, or U

SPY and SKY are examples of words without any true vowel in it. (I am referring to A, E, I, O, U as vowels.) Question: What is longest English word that has no vowel in it. (Please post its meaning ...
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Make it shorter by adding

A five letter English word becomes shorter when 2 more letters are added to it. What is the original word? What are the 2 letters? NOTE: I heard this puzzle from friends and don't claim my ...
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To forever come around

One for hunt and silver hue. One for war and battles due. One for trade and souls askew. One for sky and thunder too. One for love and beauty true. One for peace and fortune through. One for light and ...
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Riddle: Come ponder with me

Come ponder with me, as we go forth, How we behave in a manner of worth. With a single change, that worth is no more. Instead we consider the ones before. After one more change, seen with different ...
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The Sands of Time

There are people who claim that they can look upon the land, and the land will speak to them. I recently got caught in a sandstorm, and particles of sand flew past my eyes. What is the desert saying? ...
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Can your vision see?

I come from the dark, but I was born in the bright I open your eyes into my origins The cloths I give to everything and everyone, are simple to me When I pass through you, you can't see me, because ...
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Motivational but Not - What am I?

Maybe one word, or maybe two, Read these lines, find the clues. Determination must first start, Sometimes it leads to starting art. No matter where it goes, one must first try, Without the start of ...
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Bathed in violence… Say my name!

In the darkness, I stay hidden, then with the cleansing sweep, I step out from the shadows, as I watch the whole world weep. I was torn apart, my body bent, forever segregated. Broken, I at first ...
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So tell me now - What am I?

So tell me know, can you figure out, The clues I'll give are all about A subject many really quite hate, The moment they hear it, from the gate. It really is useful, as science would say, Scientific ...
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I can't be touched, but I often touch

I cannot be touched, but I often touch, I have no shape or form, But I can be soft or rough: Can you guess what I am? I can be short or long, but don't always take up space. I can, however, forever ...
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What musical term does this refer to?

What musical term does this refer to: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......... Clue for help:
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Oh how I lie - What am I?

You call me a liar, and say I was the first. But I was the second, the first liar isn't cursed. I'll open, open, and tell you what I see. If I start to fight, you'd think I start with a knee. Whether ...
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Longest word with adjacent letters on a keyboard

What is the longest English word you can type using only letters that are adjacent on a QWERTY keyboard? You can start anywhere and then either repeat the previous letter or move to an adjacent one. ...
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The beginning of the beginning - What am I?

The beginning of the beginning and start of all, The beginning of the beginning and part of a call. I bring pain and suffering, but lots of love. I cause serious foolishness, but am pure as a dove. ...
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Am I Creepy - What am I?

I come at night, and in the day. I'm always there, do what you may. You may think that I hate the light, Because it is what gives you your sight. But truthfully in light I trust, Because for me it is ...
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Hangman- No misses left

**** No programs allowed. You must find the answer using your own brain. **** Your hangman game allows for 9 misses, but on the 10th miss, you're hanged! You don't want to be hanged. The letters ...
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I am shaped like a ring and made out of metal - what am I?

I am shaped like a ring and made out of metal, I can be a burden, but then also be very comforting, My neighbors are the ones with bones and muscle, You use me for leisure and sometimes for ...
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Letter Word Sequence Riddle

A 3x3 box is given to you with two blank squares. You have to fill a letter in each to form a nine lettered word beginning from one of the corners and ending in the middle while going clockwise. Can ...
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Up or Down? What am I?

Up or down, down or up? You may find me inside your cup. Found or not, not or found, I might be upon the ground. Here or there, there or here, You won't like me inside your ear. Play or sit, sit or ...
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Riddle - Socks that may or may not be puppets

I'm surprisingly standard, But can ban if required. Found in tea, less often than more, I might also clear your sock drawer.
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Riddle - not on Stack Exchange

Follow this to find the answer; Everyone knows it, but few see it. Stuck between a pair of seers, But it cannot prophesy at all. Not on Stack Exchange, Only in real life. You've heard it once, Now ...
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Obsfucated Text — Minds of the masters

You are applying for a job at Company X. You are an agent from Company Y, bitter rivals with Company X (they sell variables at low prices!). Your job is to sabotage Company X with your company's ...