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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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Literally Riley

My prefix sounds of lines My infix's on signs My suffix's hat's askew I'm Spanish, it's true What word am I?!
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Word Square Thriller Part 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The missing words, in order, make an 8 by 8 word square with the same words going down as across. (Warning: these are not words everyone will know...) The thugs moved ...
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My whole ceases to be anything

My prefix isn’t affirmative My infix is somewhat a ring My postfix isn’t a prime My whole ceases to be anything
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What is a Substantial 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 a Substantial Word™. Use ...
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9 (plus or minus various things) is the opposite of 8

Find a word, whose pattern is such that is fits the nine letters as follows. Then change it accordingly so that its pattern becomes eight letters as follows respectively. ...
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You don't know what this means

What name is missing from the second place in the following line? Rembrandt ? Heinrich Replace the question mark. Hint 2
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What is a BFF 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 a BFF Word™. Use the ...
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Career Full of Excitement

You may think I'm a drone, Some say I'm a rumour, But near to a murder, I've no sense of humour. When I'm at a road, You'll notice a bird, Some fashionable jargon From me and a word. At the head of ...
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Who wrote this potion recipe? (#2)

Below is a recipe for a Nosebleed Antidote written by a mysterious wizard. Just like other wizards before him have done, the one who wrote this recipe has hidden his name within the recipe. Can you ...
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Who wrote this potion recipe?

Below is a recipe for a Fainting Draught written by a famous wizard. The potionmaster who created this recipe has hidden his name within the recipe. Can you find the name of this potion's author?
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Arrogant little fella [closed]

I see everything. I hear everything. I am all that you know. Because of that I choose what I am. What am I?
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Five Letter Boxed puzzles with special solutions

The New York Times hosts a brilliant puzzle called Letter Boxed. The rules of the game are quite simple: Connect letters from the edges of a given square to spell out words at least three letters ...
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Find words with the highest proportion of a single letter

Thanks to JoeZ, pacoverflow, isaacg, Sp3000, Novarg, Ram, h34, and all those who contributed answers that have since been beaten. I've accepted JoeZ's answer since he has the most mentions on the list ...
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Unidirectional letters flow

GOAL: Write a letter in each square such that every group of four contiguous squares is a four-letter existing English word (i.e. it can be found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary). RULES: The ...
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With five, I’m a platform

A Tyobrien riddle of the week. With two, I’m a metal With three, I’m identified With four, I’m an animal With five, I’m a platform
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The witch's hex visual riddle

Ever since that evil witch put a hex on me, my head's been spinning in circles and I constantly feel like I'm about to fall down backwards. As she fled the scene, she left behind this note. It seems ...
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I'm not a Tesla

Here goes: I won't say Yes 6 months from now Cast your net, as soon possible To Kevin Spacey: Who won the sequel? Play me once but skip the major I'm not a Tesla. What am I? Note that the ...
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I’m nothing if you stand still

I’m felt but not seen Rarely viewed on a screen If you stand still, I’m nothing Keep your pace, I’m nothing
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MASTERING Sudoku

Fill the grid with letters M, A, S, T, E, R, I, N and G. Standard Sudoku rules apply. Additionally, the words on the right-hand side must appear in the given orientation (across/down). Each word ...
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Find the hidden word (Harry Potter theme)

Bouncing bulbs are jumping all around the greenhouse. Can you help sort them out and figure out the hidden word? (Note: the answer is something from Harry Potter)
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I relate two or more entities

My prefix will lay you to rest And is also a legitimate prefix My infix may be pretence And is a prefix of my suffix My suffix can be performed It may relate to moving I relate two or ...
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Turning and turning

Give a word to complete this sequence: rem, curvy, unsee, tharm, jars, up, tiers, tau, run, ran, us, pen, ?
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Word Ladder - Homophones

This word ladder is a pair of homophones. Complete the riddle (I took inspiration from Duck's homophone riddles*) and then do the word ladder with the words you got from the riddle. ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #3

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our previous Chef’s Special: #1 and #2 Our chef went way ahead to prepare the biggest Vowelburger™ menu till date! There is a burger for every ...
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Six-layer Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ announced their Penta-decker Vowelburger™ two days ago and added to their menu yesterday. For today's burger, they decided to bring back in part ...
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I can be awakening

My prefix is unique My infix is forceful My suffix is frankly conclusive Yet, as a whole, I can be awakening What am I? HINT:
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My suffix is infantile paralysis

My prefix is a parking lot for ________, My suffix is infantile paralysis with a _______. If you remove the letter ____ from my whole, You get the anagram of the property of water. What ...
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I am yet to grow old

My prefix is delay My infix means old My suffix can’t be seen I am yet to grow old
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With five, I’m none

A Tyobrien riddle of the week With two, I flow With three, I’m one With four, I move With five, I’m none
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is ...
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Lord created me. Find me!

If you remove a letter from me, I'll become a Giant. Replace that and remove another letter, I'll enlighten you. Replace again and remove 2 letters, I'll be your buddy! Replace again and remove ...
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A six letter body part

The question relates to a recent puzzle: One is outstanding, another doesn't belong : Says Grandpa Take the word PARENT for example. If you take 2 consecutive letters out, the remaining four ...
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What is the longest sentence using each vowel only once?

What is the longest sentence that uses each vowel only once? Rules: Any number of consonants can be used. The letters: A, E, I, O, and U appear exactly once. Y is considered a vowel, and as such, ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle The success of our first Chef’s Special has inspired our chef to add even more variety to your favourite Vowelburgers™ menu. The chef’s choice of the day consists ...
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What is my brother?

My little brother likes puzzles a lot, and recently he started making his own. The first ones were simple, but his newest got me good. He always describes one word with simple but not too revealing ...
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With different vowels, what am I?

With an A, I might be a programming trick. With an E, I'm really not sure. With an I, I'm just a wee babe. With an O, I'm often stopping. With a U, I'm a guy you can meet. What am I?
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The cook was fired!

What word am I looking for? The cook is fired! Decay! The baker's dozen! I need a new job. Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our Double Supreme variants We at Vowelburgers™ are finding more and more ways to bring variety to the table. The chef’s choice of the day ...
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What Am I? - Vowels #2

With an a, I'm a noise With an e, I'm hatching With an i, I'm an action With an o, I can measure With a u, I'm the sound of a bird What am I?
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What am I? - Vowels

Here is a What Am I riddle (that I made). With an a, I'm a color With an e, I'm a number With an i, I'm an element With an o, I'm a lot With a u, I'm a container ...
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I am fake in definition

My prefix is playful My infix is a position My postfix is rocky I am fake in definition
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My subordinates keep my sanity in check

I’m neither a star nor a planet But my subordinates surround me They keep my sanity in check If more were to join, I become pessimistic If some were to leave I‘m overly optimistic Who am I? ...
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Find the secret word hidden in this message

(TL;DR at the bottom) The following message was received from a friend: I need you right away to help me use 0x1DD1A to find out how to set up my ...
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Setka - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Theme - Fear Itself

This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. Theme: Fear Itself How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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Given these numbers, find the hidden word

Given this sorted list of 33 numbers, is it in your power to find the riddle they are hiding and figure out the secret word? ...
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Puzzle on a Pie Crust

Can you find the hidden message in this pie crust?
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I’m not subject to conviction

My prefix is a preposition My infix is an exclamation My suffix may be a fraction I’m not subject to conviction
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A person of station

I stand tall yet remain grounded. I serve as a distraction, it can lead to confusion or aggravation. I am abused; cut, stabbed, and pounded. With jubilation, I am destined for ...
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Comparison is the thief of joy

My prefix can compare; My infix is an implied comparison; Comparators use my suffix; And my whole is comparable to another word of the same length. What am I? The title is a quote commonly ...

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