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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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Lunch time riddle

Collecting us all - quite an achievement Given that we are infinitely many Herculean task - some would say twice so Which is wrongly done for the sake of it. Nowadays a hobby, or ...
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A Codenames challenge. What was the clue?

Here is the scenario. The other day I watched two excellent well informed teams playing Codenames. Amazingly the first team got six out of nine in their first attempt! The three words remaining for ...
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I think I saw William with one

As noun, my foes find me traumatic (Balls! they say - quite cinematic). As verb, my use ain't systematic; but phrasal, my limbs go erratic. Very specific ...
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Restless worker (6-letter word)

I may not be the head But strong to the bone I bear the load of my company Yet I’m rarely found alone Who am I?
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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 Hint
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It is a type of Material

This compound word is a type of material It is formed of 2 words Both words are animals But the word itself has nothing to do with animals It is useful. May be more than one answer.
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The seven letter word

Don't worry, I won't let you overflow. Is anyone operating on you? I won't let you overflow by that. Do you want to link yourself? I won't let you overflow by that. Is there an ...
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Starry Knight, or Crazy Heights

Apple Bounce Chip Desk Egg Fizzle Gird Heat Image Jewel Kangaroo Liquor Mustache Nickel Opportunity Person Quiz Reel Saturate Tornado Umbrella Vehicle Wallaby Xylophone Yak Zebra Alabaster Birth ...
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1answer
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Schooled by a Riddle

I had a lot of fun writing this riddle, I think it's probably still on the easier side, but hopefully people enjoy it. My First is, oh my, a talking horse! My Second is You, but shorter of course....
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I'm a remorseless killer

Locked in an eternal struggle to impede the son, By natural law, I am the true heir apparent, I am voracious, but nothing will whet my appetite, Until the day comes to reign over the masses, ...
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Yes indeed, an Outlaw from the past

I am an outlaw from way past. Not real though. Look at me forward, backward, or upside down, I remain exactly the same. Yes indeed, no change. Can you guess?
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This One Word Will Capture Your Attention

My prefix might be a bash for computer users. My first infix is a lap, perhaps. My second infix is an antioxidant, kind of. My suffix is a small island. When I'm assembled, I'm strangely ...
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I'm a total sucker

"I am trash", my inner self cried; that I might be clear - I'm empty inside What am I?
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Lost in Translation

You arrive on a foreign island, but upon heading to the local library, you find yourself unable to decipher the texts. You wonder what's caused this... ...
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Combinations and the vertical brother

When the vector product politely greeted the king, and when the symbol of faith was with ribbon fit, we went silent for the kill. Hope you get the hint.
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Returning with solution in hand

My beginning, as you may see, has a unit of account. That it does take first parts for me is clearly paramount. My middle, for writing refined, is a symbol for its correction. If you look, then you ...
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Hands-on murderer

I'm a deadly solution Applied in revolution With even distribution On two parts in involution Causing mass execution Of things Lilliputian Used by resolution To achieve ablution What am ...
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1answer
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A solvable Riley Riddle

My prefix is one that can be just plain rude, To get my infix, I think you may need to brood. My suffix can be seen in the actions of angry dudes All in all, I am something that 'eats food'
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1answer
502 views

Ten-second riddle

My start's somewhere down below My middle's what sleep does bestow My end's a value close enough My whole's probably not that tough What am I? A Riley Riddle
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3answers
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Let's get down to a Riley riddle!

My prefix, proudest hunter, still stands guard o'er home and grain; My suffix, firm foundation, from which space is realised; My infix, part outstanding, leaves a gap for us to work. But ye who seek ...
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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! $$ % custom template - do not reuse \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#...
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1answer
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This is a Rilerdl

My prefix's full of expertise My infix's in the diocese My suffix's citation missing link My whole's making a sink sync What am I? A Riley Riddle
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7answers
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I Can Stand, But I Don't Have Legs

I can stand, but I don't have legs I can eat without a mouth, I can smell without a nose I can see without eyes But I can't do what I'm not allowed to What am I? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3: ...
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7answers
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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Feedback for puzzle i made up

So I made this puzzle where you have words that branch off into other words. For example: The blue letters you take and move it on to the next blank space, still putting it in order: For ...
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My prefix is wet, my suffix is cheap

My prefix is wet. My suffix is cheap. My infix can be expensive. As a whole, I am happily devoured. What am I?
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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1answer
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I made a crossword for you guys

Here's the crossword: I call it "A Abuse"... You'll find out why. Made with a crossword maker lol
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1answer
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My prefix is man, my suffix is sharp

My prefix is man. My suffix is sharp. My infix is man. The whole is hard. What am I?
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1answer
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As a whole I am intense desire

As a whole, I am intense desire. Behead me, and I accommodate children. Behead me again, and I accommodate animals. Restore me, and I become fire. What am I? (An original riddle)
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1answer
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My prefix is a type of car, my suffix means you can’t see far

An original riddle: My prefix is a type of car. My suffix means you can’t see far. My infix concerns the outside. Together, I remove the inside. What am I?
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1answer
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Riddle: I can be this, and you can be this, and, yes, we can be this

I can be this, and you can be this. And, yes, we can be this. He can't be this and she can't be this. And no, they can't be this. Dogs can't be this, but cats can. And a kitten can't be this,...
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3answers
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The soldier riddle

Soldiers carry their rations slung across their back; I have no need for food, yet I too have a sack. I do not stir; I remain silent and still; Watching, waiting, to hear the enemy trill. Then ...
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1answer
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Help with spellathon puzzle [closed]

This is the spellathon puzzle: The words I've gotten so far are: Mimic, mined, cloud, denim, angle, algae, angel, linen, eagle, and legal. For some reason, I find this puzzle difficult to find words....
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4answers
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Best way to solve Codeword puzzle

I always find it hard to do codewords puzzles. Whenever I fill in all the spaces with the starting letters, it doesn't really help. I always end up looking at the answer sheet. Does anybody know a ...
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1answer
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Five letters in a row

A sequence of letters, 5 long. The first 4 will burn you to a crisp. The last 4 will injure you too. But all 5 are sure to charm.
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4answers
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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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6answers
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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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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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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 ...
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2answers
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One to six, do you know?

One two three, I am yet to open, one two four, fix me now, Four five six, when you ready come and ?, What is this problem ?
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1answer
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Secondary Alphabetical Order

Here are the final 16 Official Letters of the Secondary Alphabetical Order: .. .. K, L, A, I, U, G, R, H, N, F, B, X, O, Q, J, Z If you can figure out the rest of the order, the first ...
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3answers
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HELP! What's the password for my safe?

I've just been told some exciting news - I'm going on holiday! It's all booked and paid for, but I've not been abroad in so long, I've forgotten the password to get into my safe, which is where my ...
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1answer
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Names of different kinds

My first 2 are a Chinese surname. My last 2 are a Chinese surname. My first 3 are a boy's name. My middle 2 are a boy's name. My last 3 are a boy's name. My anagram is a boy's name....
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My creator is our lord and savior

I have: An anagram that can substitute buddies An anagram that are formed by buddies An anagram that sometimes you do on your buddy An anagram that can be juicy (And maybe give to your buddy?)...
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Spelling Beelzebub

I've recently been banished to a land of eternal torment. Nevertheless, the first thing I do each morning is still to solve the New York Times Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, here they don't give out the ...
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3answers
229 views

Homophone Riddle 12

I overheard Riddler Rick, muttering to himself. I decided to write it down, so what was he trying to tell? ...
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1answer
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Three bad things and all numbers, says Grandpa

"I am looking at this 7 letter word", says Grandpa in a serious tone. "It has three really bad words in it- unbroken. Yet, the word itself is an acceptable way of preparing some things", he ...
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1answer
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Spelling Beelzebub II

Without sunlight, the only way I have left to tell when a new day beings is the release of the daily Spelling Beelzebub. Unfortunately, this time the pangram is only seven letters long. Does this ...
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My whole requires exploration

My prefix gives out relaxation My infix takes in much donation My postfix is 1st in the nation My whole requires exploration What am I?