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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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Winter Baubles, but no Spring Bling

My first is in winter, but never in spring, My next is in baubles, but never in bling. My third, it's been said, is in conflict and strife, My fourth's in your girlfriend and also your wife. My last ...
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This word is a name. Also a Surname

Starts with a place, ends with a place Starts with a number, ends with a number Starts with a surname, ends with a surname A word to the wise. Only one vowel- used twice. Can you guess,...
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Love is a chore

There's a match in my pocket And an ace up my sleeve Yet I'm no magician That you can conceive I'm admired in New York London and more Yet I am no God And love is a chore You can set me on grass Or ...
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Opposite of “Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite”

Inspired by this puzzle I am a common word that refers to a person. I often refer to very young people – in fact, the younger a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if ...
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Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite

I am a common word that refers to a person. I rarely refer to very young people – in fact, the older a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if you pick two random ...
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I live in a pretty complex social structure, apparently

At my core I am pretty dense. So I like to stay grounded and don't really change where I am at. But there are more who are denser than me! Compared to them I change a lot more freely. But from your ...
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My prefix is an H bent outwards minus end three

Part 1 is here (not important to solving this one) My prefix is an H bent outwards minus end three; My infix weighs fourteen pounds, minus the letters in me; My suffix is an uncle's ...
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Strange letter puzzle [duplicate]

What has $4$ letters, sometimes $9$ letters, always $6$ letters and never $5$ letters. How?
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What do these three things have in common?

What do these three things have in commmon? A sandwich shop, a computer and a casino. — from The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
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A Tetrad Puzzle: Find The Key

I made this to test some ideas for a game I'm developing. Feedback would be appreciated. What is the key?
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I need help with this secret santa puzzle

My secret santa is playing a game with me. One of the games is a series of 6 riddles, that make up a word of 6 letters or a phrase of 6 words that help me decrypt an encrypted message through an app. ...
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The Spirit of Christmas

Alice: Help, It's almost Christmas but my house is full of spirits! Bob: But isn't that a good thing? Your family is joyful because it's the holiday season and they're excited for Christmas! Alice: ...
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A word if you take one letter away at a time you will be left with a two letter word [duplicate]

A word where if you take away one letter away at a time you end up with a two letter word. What is it? Hint 1: Hint 2: The word is not mentioned in The most words that can be made by ...
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Word that is fun. Nine and one

Starts with a name, ends with a name Starts with a charge, ends with a charge Starts with an element, ends with an element Would be fun to guess this one! (May be more than one?)
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Use the same word in each blank [closed]

One ___ girl went to the market and purchased ____. After returning to home she met with ______ boy. She got angry and left all her _____. The boy arranged the ____ and talked with the girl ____, ____ ...
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Reflect on a Point to the North of France

The first among physicians, He always flies alone. He's used by some musicians, He speaks in monotone. A dull and shiftless fellow Right in the end we see That bands of black and yellow ...
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I am a Russian ay

I am a Russian ay, ah, in the English way! For many is to say, the booty's ours, hooray! I am an English ay, ah, in the Russian way! For many not to say, and all is quite okay! ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #5

As in previous puzzles, you need to sort the following 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words; each group will have something in common, and all the common things relate to a tag. I've tried to make it ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #4

As in previous puzzles, you need to sort the following 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words; each group will have something in common, and all the common things relate to a tag. ...
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Going deep… or a museaum piece?

Start with a four-letter edible ectothermic animal. Remove three letters. Add a small insect and you have a 1994 Indian action film*. Take something you have when you don’t have something else, ...
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The entire thing

She gave to me: ...
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Help, I've gotten stuck in the Word Web!

If you'd like to check out a similar puzzle I made, check out The Word Web of horror - Clue Twenty Two. Oops. You think, that after the spider invited the fly in, I'd be smart enough to stay away ...
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Informal relations

Both my prefix prefix, and my suffix suffix, became so the same sec, as my infix infix. What am I?
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This compound word is a fun thing

Here is an interesting compound word It has all the 5 vowels but used only once (no repeat of the same vowel) It has 4 consecutive words that include 2 names. It starts with a name and ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #3

Here we go again, identifying a Puzzling SE tag from 16 words you would have no idea of any similarity between them. I have made this one harder than the others though. ...
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Using the letters a,h,i,o,p,s,t, create an exclamatory sentence decrying the poor quality of an electronic cash register [closed]

Using the letters a,h,i,o,p,s,t create an exclamatory sentence decrying the poor quality of an electronic cash register. Letters can be used more than once. If people have trouble, I will add ...
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Connect Wall Puzzle

This is my first try on Connect Walls, please tell me what I can improve on. Thanks! Inspired by I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #2 INSTRUCTIONS: Find the hidden word in each word Group them into ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #2

Like last time, find the links then connect it to a Puzzling SE tag. ...
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A Bell-Ringing One! (Riley riddle)

Hi I'm finally back with a new Riley! NOTE: As someone has voted to close my question, I have put effort into rephrasing the question. Please tell me if this is still too broad. Thanks! Riddle me ...
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riddle with keys

Part 1 I have keys, but I don’t open any locks. I have a ribbon, but I didn’t win, place or show. I need some help from nature to be useful. Part 2 Now what is special about this word? Hint:
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Longest word conundrum

The longest word in the English language is the name of a Welsh town. Can you spell it?
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Something that sticks out

Back with a Riley riddle My prefix is someone that is good at My infix is something that a liquid goes through My suffix is to shout My whole is something that sticks out
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A Body Part inside another Body Part

In one of his silly question mood Grandpa says: " Can you name a body part that is entirely inside (within) another body part but some distance away?" Taking the clue from his last question I ...
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Monoalphabetic Game Theory

This is a third puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here: #1, #2. Last night, I went over to my friend's house for our monthly game night. After we ...
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George's lights

Here's a short and easy one: Me and my friend were hanging out in a restaurant and on the way back we saw a strange looking, abandoned castle. We wanted to check it out, so that's what we did. The ...
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A Compound word full of words

This compound word is full of words. You might say it is made up of 2 words and you would be right. But the first of the 2 words is also a compound word! You might say it is made up of 3 ...
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Letter Grid 5x5 number 1

In this grid there are five mixed-up words, shuffled only vertically. Can you find them all? suvet wtetl hport soaee dhuse For example, if the words were egg, sky and pie, we might see: eke sig pgy
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Monoalphabetic Geometry

This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here. A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced ...
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Monoalphabetic Equation

A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$. Following are some of the words that consist of those letters, and their meaning: $abc = a\ title\ (n.)$ $abcd = a\ title\ > ...
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A rare glimpse into a puzzlesmith's workshop

Note: The introductory text is only for flavour. All information needed to solve the puzzle is in the images below. Feel free to skip ahead to where it says "puzzle starts here". Prologue It was a ...
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The Seven Siblings

PREFACE This is a more lively try on "Where do I want to go next?" riddles, hope you like it! THE PUZZLE Hi, here are us, the seven siblings, but one is missing! The brothers: A: Let's introduce ...
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The Word Am I (Riley riddle)

This Riley I hope you like! Out there, out there, my prefix you cannot find An endless line, a stanza, is what my infix is Lost one in many, and my suffix I become The word am I, as you are ...
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Bearer O'Riley!

My prefix is words you should not care. My suffix is the birth of the dragon chair. My infix is the exit from the angel lair. My whole is the result of what I bear. What am I? Hint: ...
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Remove my last letter and I could become lethal

My first 2 letters represents a male. My first 3 letters represents a female. My first 4 letters represents a great male. My whole represents a great female. Which word am I describing?
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The Missing Taste

After a tiring soccer match which I absquatulated because I got insulted all the time by my own teammates, I went to my regular restaurant and ordered a fancy sashimi “the agushi special” but the ...
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Start with a table

Inspired by One at a Time Riddle by Chrone Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet Start with a table at the left corner on the top Add another letter and to another corner ...
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Something Is Missing!

On Christmas Day my Uncle Paul To look at something came to call “...!” he shouted. That was all. For clues that’s not a lot, I know. Ive got a hunch you’ll guess it though. What was the ...
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One at a Time Riddle

This riddle borrows a format from Guess me riddle #4 by Quark-epoch. The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is a green cut-out vital sign. My second ...
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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Guess what letter conforming each word

This is an entry in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet. 1 letter only could be mean anything. With an additional letter in front, could be used as medicine component and something ...