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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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What place is this?

The following text is a clue and will lead to a place on earth. The answer will be one word containing eight characters. Can Heaven flush its Gates as innocent Kisses, then must we all take Heed, ...
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What will happen?

I am an event, relations I set. Make most to fret, threat because they get. I sound like evil, but actually I'm not. Maybe as a concept, but it is not my ...
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A Knitted Puzzle

All handmade! Answer is a thematic word. Click here for colorblind assistance (regions with similar colors are indicated).
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Possibly unsurprising riddle

I'm really confused I sound like subtraction But really I've refused A positive action Who am I?
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Super Secret Cookbook

You requested the password for a super secret cookbook and received an SMS with the following content: 77733666688833 2555555 777772222337777 2663 777337555222233 84433 6688622337777777 9444844 ...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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Unusual series of events

If you are alert, you might clearly see an object in your imagination when you read the sentence: "It lasted only from CTScan to Face Palm." What is the object?
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Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet v2

This is a follow on from my previous word puzzle: Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet The twist in this puzzle which opens it up a lot more is that the alphabet can ...
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A Riddle of Opportunity

Inspired by a previous question here Up is a surprise, Down is to deny. Under folds down, Over, a small pie, In begins at night, Out is who attends, On tends to excite, Off comes with ...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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Twelve Labours - #11 Hesper's Hypermarket

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 | 09 | 10 His business ...
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Name That Song!

A homeless man and a rich billionaire are discussing music. The rich person exclaims suddenly "OK, if you can name a song that includes my daughter's name, I will give you one million dollars. Her ...
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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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What am I #one hundred five

You can find me 3 times in the phrase: "When I awesomely win, I feel like a sexy rider" What am I? Slight Hint
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Don't let this riddle put you in a foul mood

As a verb, down to the floor As a noun, skyward I soar
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A Morsel of a Riddle

I'm found on shoes; though not a lace, I may be tied in another place. What am I?
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

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 | 09 The next stop on ...
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A shocking event

When I'm all over the place - give me a yelling When I need hair washing - give me a frightening When I need a clutch - give me soft singing When I need an aromatic - give me a whole county When I ...
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Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet

For any word we define it's alphabetic distance to be the total amount of places in the alphabet you need to traverse between each letter. Example: WORD has a score of 25 8 character distance ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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When I get angry, you buy me silver or gold

Since my last riddle went as well as I could have hoped, here's another: When I get angry, you buy me silver or gold. You don't usually see this, but my place is twofold. You often help ...
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While I have six eyes, I don't need an optician

I thought I might try writing a riddle. Maybe this is too simple for some of the adept riddle solvers, but oh well. Here it is: ...
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Piece de Resistance - Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper!

Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper! 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 Ten ...
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Why is it relevant to this question?

It'$ not ₺he pride before the fall. It's not 'round mouths in afternoons. You may have heard it said by three: Do it in meta 'for toil and trouble. Or if the charge is all done wrong, ...
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I might blow up!

Everyone has one but sometimes you can doubt it. If you lose me, you must be crazy! You can do me and you can don't, but the negative is the positive. Surprisingly, I can also blow up! ...
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My prefix you can find in every potion, my suffix is between a place and motion

My prefix you can find in every potion My suffix is between a place and motion My infix may push you to pick up a girl And fools believe my whole can store a soul English is not my native ...
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My Prefix can be quite far, my Infix may help you literally escape

My Prefix can be quite far My Infix may help you literally escape My Suffix forces you to just deal with hard situations My whole can help your eyes see the entire universe What am I?...
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According to who?

Done in Princeton with disgust. Or, basically, to cover floors. A blot or smudge, Or anything up to C. Eighty percent luck, Or in sound by sight. In a public lavatory Or a house of ...
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Member most ancient

I'm in a devilish one, I'm in heaven's son; I'm in landowners' class, I'm in rule not by lass; I'm in wealth on top, I'm in compound from crop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am ...
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Critique of a Riddle

Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a ...
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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 - #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 ...
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I'm so meta, try yourself with this!

Long ago, where barrels ran ramped and the trees consumed the earth, was a time of life and of love and of happiness. (You put one and two together, and what do you get?) A long ...
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This Riley Riddle is a Mess

My prefix is hypocrisy, My infix is before, My suffix lasts for seven years, My whole from which you pour. What am I? Please explain each line in your answer.
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Unlock The Mystery

load-bearer jailer poultry primate rider bologna Hi guys! Sorry I've been away for so long; hope you enjoy this brief little puzzle.
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Longest word worth at most a million

An old and popular puzzle, recently revived on Twitter by Alex Bellos, Chris Smith, and others, asks to take the first 26 primes, relate each to letters of the alphabet (A = 2, B = 3, C = 5, ..., Y = ...
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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 ...
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Triangle for a triangle

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Unwanted visitors detected

My firsts signify education My seconds axial examination My thirds medical location My fourths denote radiation My fifths state abbreviation My whole is blood contamination My parts each two in ...
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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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Reader Beware, You're In For a

I can keep you grounded, or I can rile you up. I can facilitate your travel, or I can discourage you from going. I have assumed many forms including that of a cyborg, a professor, and a ...
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Free Assignment: Longest Word Worth a Million

This is very much inspired by this question. Take the first 26 primes and relate each one to a letter of the alphabet. On this occasion, you may choose how each number is mapped to each letter (...
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Me and my successor

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit. Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying ...
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Not going anywhere fast

I’m an island domain, and where strong drink is found, Yet I’m baffled by cricket, and silent (no sound). I’m a person of faith, and devoid of all strife; I am "the Way”, and one’s stance ...
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A loyal traitor

Two countries are at war, Albekistan and Uzbania. The leader of the Albekistanian army asks, "Who ___ me?". The Uzbanian army's leader replies, "I ___ you!" She is promptly shot by her own army for ...
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Photographic Companions

What do we all need to breathe which connects the concepts of "photographic equipment" and "companion", based on the etymology of their synonyms?
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What is the common verbal association? [closed]

|| — S S S Your answer should be one word to this problem.
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How to tell somone at random you want to speak with him using only numbers and the first 4 letters of the Alphabet? [closed]

There’s a token on Ethereum which seems to be very famous according to the number of peoples using it and the amount of money collected. But yet, Googling the function names as well as the ...
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Well-known American figure with Roman numerals

Which well-known American figure has an 8-letter name, with 6 consonants and all of them are Roman numerals?
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...