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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Cryptic Crossword?

You pick up a discarded newspaper, hoping to satiate your need for puzzles with a cryptic crossword. But as you turn to the page, you feel something is awry – perhaps some elision? Across 3. $F_6,F_7,...
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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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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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A short puzzle especially for social isolation time

Solve the following analogy. ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as". Text only: story with anopia : smell :: story with hyperosmia : ? Hint
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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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A phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! The ...
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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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What is the English word with the greatest number of consecutive repeated letters?

Example: one repeated letter - bitter two consecutive repeated letters - bassoon three consecutive repeated letters - bookkeeper I've tried to find a four-times-repeated example but failed. (...
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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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Take Two! (an Around-the-Bend)

Here's another around-the-bend. I felt like putting a hidden word in, but I couldn't think of anything good... there's still a word, though. Just unscramble the highlighted letters. Rules Each word ...
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A prolific nine-letter word

For the purpose of an arithmetical puzzle I am devising, I require a nine-letter legitimate (i.e. acceptable to Scrabble players) English word such that at least one permutation of all the letters of ...
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find the word in a multi-stage internet scavenger hunt

The answer can be anything. For you can search a lifetime. To discover the bookmarked answer. You must traverse down the long long walls. Using the number of walls of each frame. The key hides twice ...
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My suffix is the suffix of the superfix of a holy man

My prefix is not real. My infix makes you more judicious. My suffix is the suffix of the superfix of a holy man. Despite these divisions, my whole is indivisible. What am I? Hint: Hint: ...
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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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Puzzling at-home-order

A standard nonlinear, non-clued wordsearch. Similar to the Cluelessly searching for words series, but here letters can be used by multiple words. Rules The words can run in any direction (orthogonal ...
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Fairground Disappointment

This Welsh town's northern fair is, after all, very backward: firstly popcorn with lemon; secondly, bloody agility swings; finally, scary clown going away without starting. All agog, very chewy outer ...
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Selective attention: an unusual game

There's a park behind the local basketball courts, where I like to go for quiet time. The other day, a group of thirty people arrived with a basketball as I was sitting down. One sat next to me, ...
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My friend's dad gave her a puzzle to solve, and I've never seen anything like it, any help would be greatly appreciated

I am admittedly not a puzzle person, but I have never seen anything like this, and I am at a complete loss. I have spent an embarrassing amount of time on some weird theories. Any help would be an ...
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Note of greetingth

A friend of mine thent me thith note. He'th a little bit thy and often preferth to thend a metthage rather than thay thomething in perthon, even if it'th quite thort, and thometimeth amutheth himthelf ...
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I'm sorry, what's your name again? - I told you

ggvayofxbqftmphsrighnfsiiiegkugdrexyyvgrdtvyjklxxbpstnsunc isvexcioinid (2)(4) xfviirisit (5) itxhviirld (2)(2)(1) Help me figure out his name!
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Anagrammatically speaking 4

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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What is the longest word contained in this new puzzle?

I created a word puzzle: Here is the puzzle: Here are the rules: The goal is to spell the longest word possible. To do so, you must place three different color arrows anywhere on the board. You ...
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Fifty-Four is what you get

Add, a fruit is what you get Remove, fifty-four is what you get What word am I looking for?
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Knight on the keyboard

You are given a QWERTY keyboard, and are allowed to choose where you wish to start. You are only able type in the same way a knight is able to move on a chessboard (but in this case, on the keyboard). ...
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Guess Me riddle #3

View the last part here Guess the word Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force and magic spelling Celestial sprites elucidate All my own striving can't relate What am I?
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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Born a X, reaching adulthood no longer a X, but dead, X

Born a X, reaching adulthood no longer a X, but dead, X. What is X? Clue 1
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C equals O, but in general

You return to your consciousness. You find yourself trapped in a room, facing a wall where all information is located. There is also a table, on it a permanent marker. Before inspecting every piece ...
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Five-letter words with unique letters containing G and P

Find the five-letter words with no repeating letters, that also contain both the letters G and P.
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Great Imagination (The beginning)

First, I'm the largest. Second, I'm lucky. Third, I'm quite similar to infinity. Fourth, I'm nothing. Fifth, I'm lucky. Sixth, I'm half of Third. Seventh, I'm lucky. Eighth, I'm like the ...
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I control the world, almost but not, what am I?

I control the world, almost but not my father has lost something entirely I was known before I was born I contain both the living and the unliving I have a granddaughter who knows everything not ...
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Puzzling.SE top 10 Wordsearch!

Welcome to the Puzzling.SE top 10 word search, lets get solving: ...
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Weird song from liner notes of a broken CD

Grandpa Bob liked to think he was a rockstar. He also loved to play that play-a-song-and-guess-the-name game. Known outside the family exclusively as Mr Deau, the weirdest thing he left behind when he ...
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Pairs and pairs

I'm absolutely full of pairs, And that's why I'm important. If my owner's used to describe me, I'd be like just a pair of letters. With the first pair, I'm from a plant or animal. With the second ...

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