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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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I'm half of a hundred

I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age. If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the ...
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Current political events

If you read aloud and listen, right after this you can sense her. Privacy is an issue, but not if you don't know. Block, stop, and hinder, take away my sights. What am I, do you know?
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Answering the Question of Life

Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. ...
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Remove last letter 4 times, get a real word each time, starting word is a car model [closed]

The best I tried so far: Ford Explorer Explore Explor - not real Explo - not real Expl - not real
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MSSNG VWLS CNNCT WLL

The words and phrases in the following connect wall are missing their vowels. Insert the missing vowels into each word or phrase (all of the words/phrases are spaced correctly), then sort them into ...
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This is a Noteworthy Riddle

I am verifiable but uncommon. I am always behind you. I don't know what to say. I am a lawmaker. I am a cat. I am an alien. I am that with which I began. Who am I?
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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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A Grandma Riddle

This is my first question, let's hope it's not that simple! What is the fool who dresses as much as possible in summer and lets their clothes fall in winter? What am I?
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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 ...
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Hope You're Happy in This!

Inspired by The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways by Conifers :D My whole is usually shown in a tree. About my $1^{st}$ and $2^{nd}$ parts is fond. About my $2^{nd}$ and $3^{rd}$ parts, ...
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“YATAYO” what is hidden behind it?

I have the following riddle for you this morning: In the autumn scenery it looks nice. It can be gray but not necessarily. What is YATAYO?
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The Dark Trails Right Across the Field

Finding my way I forge a new path Cutting through wood with what alchemists hath Fields not mountains I seek for swift passage Cross this land I must to pass on my message Who is this ...
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The six letter word

I am a family. A member of me is so cute. Drawing my last four over my first two might perish this age. My counterpart makes a letter and a number. What am I?
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False Shadow of an Orb

To those who dwell amongst soot and leaves The power of flight it willingly gives Lines that know neither start nor end Knowledge beyond what eyes comprehend Distorted illusion of that which ...
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Son of the Revenge of the Riley Riddles in Reverse Strikes Again

Because why not, here's yet another bunch of these inverted riddles, where the solutions are what you'd usually use as the wordplay clues in a Riley Riddle. Here's how it goes: You get three words. ...
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We're all Greek here

Remove my first, and I'm still Greek. Remove my last, and I'm associated with Jimmy 'The Greek' Remove my middle, and you might have one in Ancient Greek. What word am I?
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I'm made of obsolete parts

In whole, I describe a drink or a relationship. Remove my front, and I become an obsolete part of a device. Remove my end, and I become another obsolete part of the same device. Remove my middle,...
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I see my dog run

My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets. What is my dog's name? Bonus: What is my name?
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From Art to Offices

I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art. Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting. Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer. Remove my ...
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The answer is the same (tricky puzzle!)

Fill in the right words and the answer can be read across. Enjoy! Expensive Automatic Life Shrink Nadir Named Winter
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Ewan, Ries, and Avut

There is a unique, well-defined word that completes the following quadruple: Ewan, Ries, Avut, ????. What's this word?
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help - the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately, the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the ...
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I am not a pleasant sight

My prefix is round and mostly white My suffix is found in mines My infix is to say "right" I usually am an ugly sight What/Who am I?
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What is an MM Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an MM Word™. Use the ...
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Starring Samurais - Several Scribbled Short Stories

Flipping through my notebook, I found several stories I scribbled. What do they mean? First one Samurai nagging, "Elixir agent, typewriter iamb, ultraviolet emitters..." Second one ...
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At the Point of a Spear

My first prefix is relaxing My second prefix holds up mobile cloth My first infix is about average My second infix is only a piece My third infix makes you laugh and cry and stare ...
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An Ancient Beauty

My initials are "Y" My initial parts make a ditty sound My first's first is once round My second's middle is blue My whole is blue, too I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask ...
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Missing lattes and mutually mistrustful words

It's always amusing to watch two kids who don't trust each other swap baseball cards by exchanging them at exactly the same moment. Words can be equally mistrustful about trading their letters. ...
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Worn out and about

Will wrote I'm worn out, and I'm not worn out, [1] Like to a thirsty bed, Worn, worn out of bed, Worn to repair a bed. [1] First word of riddle also famously wrote I'm not worn out - OP ...
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A ******* Riddle

Here’s a quickie. Won’t take that long to solve. The title holds a clue. Make sure to explain it in your answer. Good luck! The first that starts but the last that ends, Plus a synonym for making ...
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The Voice That Beckons

Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices What is the one-word answer to the riddle above? HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3:
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I'm thinking of a name

I'm thinking of a name... I'm seen in the middle - though I finish later Split and I could be an agreement from a Vater I'm 5/12 in a calendar Split again and I'm a different nickname with a ...
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A puzzle with 10 pieces - 2 days to complete

All answers relate to something. What is it? An alien cent Stretched-out A volume of alcohol Narcotics-induced state A Spartan film + 1. 6(2) To debate Leading the grid Unit of ...
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Puzzle from puzzles

I like Puzzling SE! Know why? Because I like stealing from getting inspired by all the top questions on this site! Email message from benefactor (1, 7, 3) Order logic puzzle(s) to die for (3, ...
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Legend has it… (a connect wall)

Legend has it... This is a two part connect wall puzzle. The sixteen movie and TV titles below can be arranged into groups of four that are related by a common theme. The four themes themselves ...
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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 ...
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Introducing Tetronogram - Beginner's Version

Introducing Tetronogram! (named by @MrPie) The puzzle is made of a grid like a nonogram. Notations are along the axes like a classic nonogram but numbers are replaced by the names of the ...
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Don't look back, crazy clown

Start with these two words INSANE RETROSPECT and see if you can get them to exchange places by transferring one letter at a time. With each ...
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The first of three

I found this word to be quite poetic and saw @PerpetualJ's comment (saying to make another riddle), so here it is: It is the plot of many works All in one word The first step is to break it ...
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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 work, ...
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Variable Prefixes and Suffixes

My short prefix will take you in. My long prefix is set against. My short suffix will take you in. My long suffix is in the country. Many clauses are written in my whole. What am I?
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Babysitting dragons

Connect each baby dragon with its parent to solve each mini-puzzle. The connections can not intersect and must cover the whole board. The answer is :
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The cat exchanges places with a drawing of the cat

Given CAT RENDERING see if you can get them to exchange places, resulting in RENDERING CAT by ...
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The arrow of time flies in reverse

Here is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects ...
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What solves the riddle and the situation?

Those totally brainwashed millionaire wolf degenerates devastated PhD academic honor.Kids defend.Devastation. Hint #1: Hint #2
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Can you find the pattern behind the proposed letter grouping?

Can you complete these groups or identify the pattern behind? Example 1: Group A : {A,C,E,G,I,....} Group B : {B,....} Example 2: ...
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The little bee buzzes around the flower garden

Watch the little bee buzz around the flower garden. Pay particular attention to how he picks up or drops off pollen (i.e., a single letter) at each flower. Notice: — The little bee visits each ...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is nice and pleasant and lovely, my second really quite

Same rules as before: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my clues. First clue: My ...
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Teapot Riddle: I'm two nouns and a verb

I want to thank Jannis for his teapot riddles with this. I am one word, but have 2 or more different meanings. I’m two nouns and a verb, Take my first, flip it around, you’ll get my last, ...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is fragile, my second isn't fragile but tough

Teapot riddle rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my clues. Let's get started! ...