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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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Teapot Riddle: my first is solid, my second is not touchable

If you don't know the rules of "teapot riddles", see my first teapot riddle. Make sure that the word for the first teapot is the same as for the second teapot. First clue: My first teapot is solid....
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Teapot Riddle: all of my teapots can be 'strong'

If you don't know what a teapot riddle is read closely: The 'teapot' is one word I'm currently searching for. You have to guess it. It's always the same word but has different meanings. First clue: ...
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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see this ...
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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but I ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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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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The sound of thunder's like a whip

The sound of thunder's like a whip, one takes a stab and makes a quip; uncaps a bottle, lights a pipe, accessing files of private type; a mental crisis, break of dawn, can experts solve what'...
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Original Riddle

You may find me fast: My answer is transparent to those restive few who went off Their egregious oversight Left to scan and screen Hear my refrain bound to draw the story out Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #...
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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I'm a really tiny critter. Come close

Come really close and take a look at me. May be you will think I am sleepy May be you will have a couple of questions: Why is he far away at the end? Why are there six in a row then ...
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Riddle -What am I? [closed]

I got this riddle from a friend who told me that he invented it himself. Please help me with this riddle! I am creamy, but I'm not cream. I'm steamy, but I'm not steam. I'm dreamy, but I'm not ...
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Mind ya, it's Homophones Everywhere!

No gibberish, let's jump to the riddle! I am a NAME. Remove a letter, I am what a name may stand for. Remove yet another letter, I am another name of another type. What on earth am I? Oh, ...
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One 'double agent' two-step on a waltzing floor

I'm in a jam – cornered I am! – No clue 'bout where to go Here's what went down, a pretty gown Some wine, a French chateau She whispered underneath her breath "Come dance with me and ...
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Rebuses around the home

What words are being clued here? Can you find a household object not shown in any of the pictures?
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Piece de Resistance - Three Troublesome Toshes

Three - Troublesome Toshes This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... For the third time you removed the surface, and ...
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Piece de Resistance - Two Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters

Two - Boxes, Two Boxes of Letters This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Out of Character: Finally, a working... ! ...
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Piece de Resistance - Introduction & Ace and A's

OP's Words This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Read the following section for the storyAce Two Three Four Five ... Hey guys (and gals), I have worked on this for weeks, took me ...
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They are all tied together

There are four different things shown below One Vertical One Horizontal Two diagonal All have one common thing (the ? box) which ties them together What is it?
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Twisted Vivaldi

There are 5 riddles. Each riddle will lead to a one word clue for the final answer. Your job is to guess the final answer. The problem is, each riddle has a twist: 1 of them is a red herring. 1 of ...
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Is there a name for this kind of anagram?

I was thinking about anagrams and I was wondering if there was a name for anagrams that keep the relative order of the letters, but instead rearranges them by moving the starting point of the word and ...
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Do you like Music? This word is Historic

A nine letter word Starts with a person ends with the same person Starts with a place ends with a place Exactly in the middle, a very common name Can you guess?
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A Group of people: A simple word

This word describes a group of people Take the last letter out: A person with some authority Take the last two letters out: Same person Take the last three letters out: Same person ...
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Some complicated clues

I am mud that will trap you. I am a colloid hydrogel. What am I? Take the first half of me and add me to this: I am dangerous to wolves and werewolves alike. Some people even say that I am dangerous ...
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Navigating the multiverse of bifurcated parallel realities

Suppose you are sitting comfortably in your universe admiring the word SING. Just then, Q enters your universe and insists that you insert the string "IMMER" into your precious word to create a new ...
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Sometimes you are this word with three vowels

Sometimes you are this word Remove the first letter, does not change the meaning Remove the first two letters, still feels the same Remove the first three letters and you find a way ...
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A progressive Riley

Okay. This is the first Riley I've written, and it gets progressively harder as you go along, so here goes. I wrote this, and then realized that I used a mispronunciation of the target, so I had to ...
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A cryptic list of words

You find yourself trapped in a dark room. You say, "hello" and bright lights turn on, flooding the area. You see a piece of paper on the ground: ...
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As the Ferris wheel turns

It's a lovely evening in Letterland and all the little letter couples have gone down to the seaport promenade to stroll about and ride the Ferris wheel. As the Ferris wheel turns, those on the ...
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Short, but it shouldn't be sweet

Inspired by Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet, this puzzle suddenly appeared in my head: "When American prefer to bring milk rather than water they will be called _____(5)." ...
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What has eight eyes but no i in the name? [closed]

What has eight eyes with none in the name? People travel from across USA to see this
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Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8)

Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8) In a typical two part connect-wall puzzle, you are given 16 words which have 2 degrees of separation from the final answer. The first degree of ...
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Farmer needs to get his word across the river

In the spirit of the classic river-crossing puzzles: ...
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Grandpa's Numbers

Grandpa likes pencils but not pens Grandpa likes Beijing but not Tokyo Grandpa likes math but not chemistry Grandpa likes Contact but not _______ Make sure to explain! Hint 1: Hint 2: ...
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Chrysanthemum bejeweled with dew drops

If you squint, you might be able to see letters in the reflections of some of the dew drops. Those will help get you started. In this puzzle, the adventure begins just after 12 o'clock and the ...
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Fun things to do at home

What do I do when I get home, you ask? Draw a dinosaur (11) Read about an elite person (10) Look at something that is written (10) Learn about navy officers (8) Take things back (7) ...
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A Retrospective Captor [Part 2]

Trevor woke up suddenly. He found himself in some sort of office, though it looked like it had been abandoned for sometime. It was relatively clean, however. Apart from the desks and computers, there ...
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Not Just Black and White

Answer for this puzzle is one word. Have fun! Highlighted parts are where I realised I have clued it wrong... Sorry for all this inconvenience! Hint: usefulness level 1 usefulness level 2 This ...
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Nono-Cube: Approach at Your Own Risk

Inspired by jafe's 3D nonograms :) Answer is one word. This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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I Don't Start the Fight

I don't start the fight -but I finish it. I take a side-view approach to it all. Yet when I work, the best will benefit. Just stay focused, drawn by my silent call. When I get up, everyone ...
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How fast can you “DOCK” the “SHIP”? [closed]

You have to reach DOCK from SHIP in the minimum number of tries with the following rules. You are only allowed to change one letter at a time. You have to keep the word length the same. At each step ...
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Who / what am I?

I can be in many places when you talk, and there is more to me than just intention. Some say I am bad. I mean, I am... but maybe you will understand that sometimes I am needed for a happy ending. ...
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Word Web - A Hard One

Disclaimer: "Hard" here is not a difficulty indicator. Please do not edit the title. This is a Word Web. Divide the 16 words into four groups of four such that they can collocate with one same word. ...
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A Smuggled List of S'S

Smuggled this strange list from [redacted] 's place. Maybe he is making a puzzle. Who is the victim? Scarlet covers Swindler's imprecation Sour disordered equipment Smash journal ...
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Connect Wall - Find the common word: Senior, Station, U.S., Request

Connect Wall (my first one): ...
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Snakes and Ladders

Things are getting a bit puzzly... Reveal the Ladder and solve the clues to form a Word Ladder. Find the word that fits in the clue “???”. One fake clue is here to ruin your day [laughs ...
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Omni-Riley-Rebuses

Partially inspired by MetaZen’s Four Directions Series :) North: East: South: West: This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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Who can it be…?

Who can it be…? Can you solve the rebuses? Answer the following three questions: Where does he/she live? What is his/her name? What is his/her job? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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An Efficient Riley

My prefix is for my infix. My suffix recalls a baritone or a bass. My whole is quite dreamy - what am I?
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Step into the Octagram

The diagram below shows a partially-filled "octagram". Step into it, if you dare! At every vertex in a long word. Flowing into every vertex are two short words. Anagrammed together, these two short ...
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No Halves Hath the Heptagram

Here is the heptagram: Rules are the same as for the octagram. However, the heptagram has the very nice property that all words are unique. I.e., as you go around, you will not encounter any ...