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My prefix is food, my suffix is rude

I thought of this riddle myself. Feedback is appreciated. My prefix is food. My suffix is rude. My infix comes in rounds. I keep you off the ground. What am I?
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Vowelburger™ Riddle

(A new kind of riddle) I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat Vowelburger™ A weak E cyst I succeed O secured Y ...
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Four-words (----||||)

Four-words: My first is indivisible, but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men, but in ancient Rome. My third is a cruel wicked person, but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires, but in ...
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
568 votes
5 answers
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A short, brutal riddle

Left alone, I'm a word with five letters. I'm honest and fair, I'll admit. Rearranged, I'm of no use to trains. Again, and I'm an overt place, warm and well lit. What am I?
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Twelve Labours - #01 Nemean Iron

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue Having finally deciphered his mother’s map, Hercules got dressed, wolfed down some breakfast and ...
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
13 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
11 votes
2 answers
898 views

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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
23 votes
3 answers
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Twelve Labours - #03 Golden Hind

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 Hercules was grateful the morning sun wasn’t hotter as he pulled the heavy flatbed ...
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Twelve Labours - #04 Erymanthian Bar

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 Now one crate lighter, Hercules made his way back up the road to the Erymanthian ...
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Twelve Labours - #05 Eugene's Tables

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 After being snookered by Pholus’ puzzle for ...
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See me once, see me twice

A very short riddle just came to my mind, let's see if it can be cracked: see me once, food can usually be found see me twice, thundering typhoons all around hints are coming daily, if needed. ...
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Twelve Labours - #06 Stymphalian Beards

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 Hercules looked down at his to-do list ...
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I, for one, welcome our new

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #30: Metapuzzles... For two months, the ship had hovered above the world ... silent, unmoving, just relentlessly hovering in a fixed spot over a desolate ...
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The Longest Word Made from Chemical Symbols [closed]

So, as you probably know, each and every element in the Periodic Table has its own unique chemical symbol, which is either one, two, or three letters long. For instance, Oxygen is represented as O and ...
For I In Range's user avatar
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1 answer
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer
586 views

Twelve Labours - #07 Cleats 'N' Balls

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 Emerging from the barbers with a ...
Stiv's user avatar
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See me once, See me Twice #7

Here I am again, with another See me once riddle. Have fun! See me once, at the start of the week See me twice, the men becoming bleak See me once, when gambling on chinese ground See me twice, saved ...
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Twelve Labours - #09 House of Hippolyta

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 The House of Hippolyta ...
Stiv's user avatar
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8 votes
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A new word puzzle

Here is a new, original puzzle that I have made! You have to find the word that I describe. Me, I am an introduction My anagram is past tense of what you are doing now. The homophone of my anagram is ...
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You will have to pray!

This riddle is so easy that I already have created another one. Just in case. Anyway, please avoid wild guesses. For sure I am queer and out of place Are you still here? Go start the chase But ...
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It's time to play...Add-A-Gram!

Anyone who loves Scrabble or this site is probably familiar with anagrams. But what about Add-A-Grams? An Add-A-Gram takes a word, adds a letter, and then shuffles the letters to make a new word (I ...
wildBillMunson's user avatar
18 votes
11 answers
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Tired of me yet?

Inspired by Riley's riddle, My prefix is a secret, My suffix sings a stick, My infix is trouble, How sad is it. What am I? Hint 1
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Vowelburger™ Double Supreme #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here The local Vowelburgers™ restaurant added a twist to compete its sales with the other branches. They started making double patty burgers where the patties ...
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I can be a number

See me once, I don't want to, shoo! See me twice, care what you say, for I'm a taboo See me once, I can be a number See me twice, the sports team likes to slumber Hints will come bidaily. Good Luck! ...
kscherrer's user avatar
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6 votes
3 answers
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See me once, See me twice #8

See me once, I like riddles so don't be a buzzkill See me twice, tell everyone because I'm really ill First hint: I am prepared to give out more hints if needed. Good luck! Here are the previous ...
kscherrer's user avatar
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6 votes
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
48 votes
1 answer
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Just a bunch of dudes

My prefix is dude. My infix is little dude. My suffix is too loud, dude. I'm a stand-up dude.
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Clue Web #1 - Let's start

This may not be perfect and I have no idea how it should be tagged to be honest but... Here's an idea for a word puzzle. A clue web! You get 4 clues for each of the outer labels (A1, A2, etc.) on ...
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28 votes
1 answer
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Captain Pun's new boat

My good friend Captain Pun has bought a new boat. "And this is a picture of its sail!" he said, showing me this: "Solve the nonogram and you'll soon know what type of boat it is!" Can you solve ...
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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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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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10 votes
1 answer
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See Me Once, See Me Twice #6 - Fanmade

This is another see me once, see me twice riddle that has been done by @Cashbee. Here is a link to the last one done by them. See me once, I am a change, See me twice, changes have already been ...
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I'm half high, but what am I?

See me once, with two joints, already half high See me twice, as a part of the toast that the people will cry See me once, at concerts, but not Bob Marley's See me twice, aren't these some cheerful ...
kscherrer's user avatar
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7 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Omega Krypton's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
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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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riddle - pray you can find the word!

To answer this riddle, solve each of the four lines independently and put all the clues together to get a one-word final answer. Nonsensical abstraction high up in the army; The woman with the wheel ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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See me once, see me twice #5

Here I am again with a fifth See me once riddle. Have fun finding the answer! see me once, I'm taped together as a twist. see me twice, used by both chef and geologist. see me once, icky ...
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69 votes
4 answers
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A seven letter word - the meaning doesn't change if you remove letters

I am a seven letter word. If you remove one letter from me my meaning does not change. If you remove two letters from me my meaning still does not change, and if you remove three letters from me, my ...
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Riley Riddles in Reverse

In the all-famous Riley riddles, you have to guess one word from clues about its prefix, infix and suffix. Here, instead, You get three words. You must find one solution word that you can attach.....
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Cryptic Poem: a study in what?

One day, while you work through one of your countless puzzle books, you notice that a sheet of paper has been slipped inside with a curious little poem written on it. A Study An ancient man ...
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Six-words (------) Six-words (||||||)

Six-words: My first is what a bouncer does if they think you're cool enough My second is what my fourth does to your pain My third is your surroundings on a grassy hill in summer My fourth ...
Engineer Toast's user avatar
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3 answers
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Don't clear your terminal history

You woke up this morning locked in a room. The only apparent exit is a door with a terminal. On the screen you see the following: ...
David Starkey's user avatar
22 votes
8 answers
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So many Anagrams!

For this puzzle, you have to find two words that are anagrams of each other to fit into the "____". For example, you might place earth and heart. After we _____ for many hours we were very ...
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21 votes
3 answers
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The Riddle - I Could be Seen in Many Places

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street. Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn. Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in the grocery. ...
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Riddles/puzzles having answer hidden in the question? [closed]

Can you give any example of riddles or puzzles in which the answers are someway "cleverly hidden" inside the question? I think that such examples are more common in word-related riddles, but maybe ...
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Five-words (-----|||||)

Five-words: My first is a kind of cattle from Asia (more than one). My second is what a horse did to its victory if it just won a race on its own merit. My third is found together with a groom. My ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
20 votes
7 answers
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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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My Lovely Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Additionally, each of the four groups can be represented by a single group-word. Finally, the four group-words are connected ...
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