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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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Make Riley Riddles, Not War

When a famous man sets out With a frightening weapon in hand In between remain I, devout Against killing making my stand What am I?
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Famous connect wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Each of the 4 groups can be represented by a single word. These for group words can then be connected together to form the ...
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The Spill of Coffee [closed]

You are the "Reader of the Year" in the library, and of course well known there. Everyone likes you, and you are proud of it. One day, while reading your favorite book, you spilled coffee on ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #3

I took a word to work with me, And it made me feel quite chill. But after I mixed it up to some degree, The wooziness began to fill So I mixed it up - I took away And it helped me get back home. I was ...
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Riley in Disguise

I entered, and then I took a break, but not before I started on a nice hot beverage. The whole thing made money and held people's attention.
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A Hand-picked Piece

Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P) The following is but a novice trial. No points expected nor a prize to win. For thoughts to paper helps to cease the rile. ...
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What did my uncle want to write?

I've always been a writer as well as a puzzler, and my uncle shares that same fascination with both. Recently, he shared with me a complex puzzle that he'd made when he was my age. He said that the ...
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Spelling Bee Bee Bee

I once attended an English-language spelling bee where a speller, during her turn, repeated the same letter three times in a row, and she was judged to be correct. She spelled the word perfectly, ...
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Regarding the universe; life, death, neutrons, stars; everything

My brother Yzarc recently returned from his summer road trip, so I went to visit him. He seemed unusually quiet, sitting pensive in a chair and watching the clouds. This was unusual, since typically ...
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Computer Puzzle - Arithmetic Of The Day

Harou, a Japanese teacher in the school, noticed a ship made of paper outside her office. When she unfolds the paper, she saw something strange. There is something that looks like a riddle, followed ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #2

I took a word to work with me And it made me feel quite retentive, Then when lunch came, my friends would agree, Rearranging it was quite an incentive Come home time and I reversed direction To get me ...
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I Took a Word to Work with Me #1

I took a word to work with me And it made me look quite stately Then afterwards, I had some tea Which improved my grunge look greatly But my caffeine brain got jumbled up And I was gasping to have ...
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Only for a few people

I posted this riddle for an unforeseen. Clue 1: Since 1935... Clue 2: An uncle always in Clue 3: Some references about the invisible hand Clue 4: Only one will get it... Clue 5: But luck is ...
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Shortest word to longest word, step-by-step

Source As far as I know, I invented this puzzle. Question Starting with the one-letter words "A" or "I" how far is it possible to progress towards the 36-letter word "...
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Let's hear it once again

If points were meals on Stack Exchange, You'd do this, though it be strange. It's in French when you're all viewing, Too much boredom will be its undoing. To check what you see, if you find me: Pisan ...
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What about being not particularly considered out sometimes?

I'm here and I want to reiterate a few things: Clue 1: I can be composed by one or more elements Clue 2: I'm important, but usually people is focused on other elements... Clue 3: But there are ...
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About 17% chance

Another riddle for you. Clue 1: I got highs but I also got lows Clue 2: People are interested in me only for some value... Clue 3: Also, people told me that I'm worse than a double-sided person......
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Multiple purpose action. What are you doing?

When you do this action, there could be different deductions: Maybe you're doing a chore empirical, giving instructions to your vehicle. Maybe you are very cruel, or try to establish your rule. Or ...
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Find the word that connects these words

Under water Hair ties Wood work Short let Question What single word connects these pairs of words?
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The three brothers

Here is a tough riddle: The three brothers live in a house They look truly different But if you want to see the difference, Is each one like the other two The first one is not here, he is just ...
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Stress Not! - A North Daniels' Puzzle

Beep, beep, beep, beep... No, this was not the sound of D.S.I North Daniels playing miniature cricket on his phone, although that would be a preferable situation to the one he is in now. Unfortunately,...
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As something begins, after

here's a riddle. Clue 1: Some watches Clue 2: Something about an horseshoe Clue 3: Five are enough Clue 4: A contrast for the first Who am I?
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Riddle Who am I? [duplicate]

This is a small and simple riddle I belong to you but other people use me more. Who am I?
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Who can guess this five letter word the fastest?

Pride comes before fall, but I come before these words. Can you solve each of these clues to reveal me? A five letter word will precede the word(s) in the following clues: A race title. (_ _ _ _) A ...
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My Exciting Travel Adventure

I have been working hard all year. You know what that means, it's time for a summer vacation! This puzzle will tell you where I am heading!There are three puzzle sets, with 9 clues each. Each set has ...
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Escaping The Broken Time-Machine

Alexis is time-traveling inside an elevator-sized time machine into December 14th, 1977 from June 2nd, 2700 when the time machine halted, abruptly. Alex started tensing. She rummaged through her bag, ...
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You were right, my friend

Definitely lost a lot of cash that night but silly me just kept on playing - (blackjack) On many many occasions I chose not to hang around - (lone wolf) While treasure hunting we found a lot of gold - ...
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When you give a cat a crossword

There I was, in the PSE lounge, polishing up my math-crossword. The only test-solver available was the Cryptic Cat. I think you see where this is going. When I got my crossword back, the little bugger ...
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A Puzzle That Asks Why There's A Dryer in my Search Engine

The bag is not transmogrified. A hookah with some fizz inside. The snake, the bite. The words of pride.
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What is a Foldable Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Foldable Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$ % set Title text. (...
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Lingual Trinity

Mr. E. L., Mr. E. E., and Mr. R. K. met together. Mr. E. L. shows a word, 6 letters, all capital. In Mr. E. E.'s vision, the word means "wine." In Mr. R. K.'s vision, the word means "...
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Mutual Riley Riddle

I say: My prefix is my abbreviation. My infix is. My suffix is seeing something. Together, I need someone like you. You say: My prefix is a place. My infix is eating something. My suffix is ...
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Food containing its reverse

When forwards, I am a type of food. When backwards, I am something contained within the food. What am I?
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My prefix is round

My prefix is round, My suffix eats birds, I come in many different colours, What am I? This is my third non-math puzzle, so feel free to point out if there are any flaws!
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My first is like an octopus

My first is like an octopus, her moves are one to envy. My second is a language whose, land spans far and plenty. My third is not a minor now, divided by a penny. And as a bonus - find my secret, ...
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Four times they anagram

Four times they anagram Once to help in judgement Twice in the name of a book Third could describe part of you And last, an event with a hook Hint
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Anagram a specific word to describe a current event

Take a word, anagram it, add the original word to create a phrase. I hope the answer is not too offensive during these trying times. Bonus: Take the original word, anagram it again to describe the ...
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See me once, See me twice #15

See me once, greetings to my brother in town See me twice, my effect is weighing you down I'm prepared to give a hint in a day, if needed. Usually my riddles are solved very quickly though :) Good ...
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Me? I cause pain

For context, here is my previous puzzle in this format. Me, I cause pain. My first anagram is naturally beautiful. My second anagram is synonymous with rocks. My third anagram is fancy food. My ...
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What do all of these pictures have in common?

What do all of these things have in common? The answer is a simple word or phrase.
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Same word fills all the blanks: Part 3

This puzzle is linked to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions fill all the blanks in the folllowing sentence. The rules and other details are explained in the link as ...
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Travelling Europe

Coming from Antwerp on the day Florin resigned, Louis and Evans brother watched the match at the old forest lodge and with Louise, but without Cécile, they visited the first movie of the day. ...
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A Puzzling Cryptex

I was hanging out in the Puzzing.SE lounge (the beanbag chairs are heaven) when some random person walked up. They said, "I love this place! Would you try my puzzle?" Their puzzle was a cryptex (...
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See me once, see me twice #14

See me once, an archive to some and container to others See me twice, clumsily fight for my amphibious brothers I'm trying to keep things hard enough for this community, but I'll be ready to ...
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Rose's Favorite Creature (an Around-the-Bend)

Rules for Around-The-Bends can be found here I was hanging out in Flourish & Blotts the other day when a little girl* came up to me. She said, “I’m Rose Granger-Weasley. If you guess my favorite ...
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Sweet town in Pennsylvania

Your goal is to make sense of these nonsensical phrases: Honored friends. Officer, tailless corpse. Zero head life. Backwards arrival time and relate the result ...
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My first attempt at a Vowelburger™ puzzle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 9 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! $$ \def\S#1#...
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Another phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 7 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identifing each one from the description on the menu! $$ \...
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Cryptic Exile by Sir Featherwait

Just the other day I met Sir Featherwait in the professional aviators' lounge, where he instructed me to guess his favorite anime. Unfortunately, it seems that every guess I made went further and ...
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Cut It Up! (then find a phrase)

This is a "sorry for messing up yesterday's clues" puzzle. For each shape below, divide along grid-lines into identical pieces (rotation and reflection allowed). The first shape has 3 pieces, and the ...

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