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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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Guess the Vocabulary Word!

Here is a short riddle that randomly popped into my head. Enjoy! :) At first you might want to run away from me. Then, you might confuse me with a female hoofed ruminant. Only to realize ...
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Pseudo Homophones - Police Officers

For this riddle, I have two homophones, however the first one is a single word and the second one is composed of two or more words. Example: h1 - licensing h2 - lies and sing OR lie sensing Try to ...
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Homophone Riddle 11

Haven't posted one of these in a while If you are new to the series, look through Homophone Riddles 1-10 ...
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Unconventional Opposites

We all know that many words can be made opposite by adding 'un' or 'ir' in front, but have you ever heard of opposites made by adding other letters in the middle? I've given the letters that you ...
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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...
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Word Mastermind

I have thought of a 6 letter word: but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind. A 'word' can be garbage ...
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A Riley Riddle that Moves Away

My prefix is when you jump into a lake My infix is when you reach the edge of it My suffix is if you are a nice chap My whole is always varying What am I?
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A Riley Respite

My prefix gets the guns. My infix makes things dull. My suffix appears at zero. My whole indicates a lull. What am I?
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Three numbers, three words

Given only these 3 numbers below, find the 3 words related to: An animal A car brand A drink Numbers: 456448711 875654332 7456987877 Hint:
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One word: find it from these three lines [closed]

I went to paint in the nature. Alas, I got a nasty infection. I did recover by medication.
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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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Uh oh, now the boards are missing!

I found another trunk in the attic, with more of those vintage propeller games. This time, I've got propellers, but no boards. Is it possible to figure out the whole board from just the propeller? ...
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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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Uh oh, the propeller fell off

I was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when I found this vintage game. It is some sort of pinwheel or propeller mounted on a board. The propeller has a cryptic series of letters painted on it, ...
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What is my word

What is this word (I have put it in parts)? The first part is big, fat and found at the zoo The second part may have been lurking beneath your childhood bed The third part means the same as 6/4 The ...
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Solve this nice little everyday puzzle

What is the solution? Use only the hints that are really necessary to solve the puzzle: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 You may quickly solve it using this hint! Solution
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My non living appearance can't deceive

Can be square, rectangle or circle And in my head, antennas can live, Nowadays, people can't live without me Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive. Who am I? HINT ...
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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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Deusovi - trapped!

I have been trapped in a void I know nothing of. There is nothing but four plain red walls, annoying me very much. Thanks to my experience in Puzzling Stack Exchange, I am observant to find a small ...
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Enjoy You Shall

My prefix you do with trash, My infix duplicated. Without half of my infix the suffix gets lazy, And the word you definitely enjoy!
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Catching Your Focus

This may need some attention to get it, or it may be too easy for the community. My prefix sins, refutes, and help you see, My infix you won't bother to count. My suffix tells you if ...
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A Cunning Riley Riddle

You might view this riddle on my prefix, It also comes with cheese, My infix is the largest of my suffix, I am a cunning scheme. What am I?
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And now you see it

It tickles me that the word TUNA is found within FORTUNATE. And there is a COFFIN in SCOFFING. And who put the LAGER in the VILLAGER? The SKIER in RISKIER? The ROMAN in the MICROMANAGER? The ...
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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Complete the following verbal analogy!

MAKE : DALE :: (?) : PALE Hint: pattern recognition or semantical relation (?)=solution containing 4 letters : means 'to' , :: means 'as'
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On what object around a house would you find a “punt”? [closed]

Someone asked me the other day: On what object around a house would you find a punt?
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2 Related Riddles

I come in many shapes and sizes. Some forms have even won some prizes. But most of us look much the same. Speed you can gain with some game. But what is my name? To use us you must have some tricks. ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 8)

After tapping on the wall, it opened automatically. Inside was another corridor - as damp as the previous one. "Eww!" exclaimed Cyrus. At the end of the corridor, a huge stone tablet blocked the road. ...
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You cannot touch me, but I can touch you, who am I? [closed]

You cannot touch me, but I can touch you. I can’t hear you, but you can hear me. I can't follow you, but you can follow me. Who am I?
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What am I, can you solve it?

I am a figment of your imagination. You travel on me but only forward. I create everything and also destroy everything if exposed to me long enough. No one or no thing has survived me and will not. ...
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A Warm Riley Riddle

My infix has been removed. My suffix is this. If you can read this, you're on my prefix. If you read this in the morning, you might guess me sooner - what am I? The usual. Please have ...
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I am both joy and fear, what am I?

I represent both joy and fear I eat children by the piece, and they eat me too I am now retired, but I like to explore my landIf you've seen it you know I'm never settled They used to see me around ...
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My suffix is short for the place where you are…

My suffix is short for the place where you are, My infix for who, My prefix for where you can learn about what's Mistaken for me in a crowd at least two. To echo a riddle that's ...
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A family of kings

I am a family of kings But I am the worst of my brothers I connect 5 to 13, but only if 9 is added to 4 To some I am the first thing discarded To others I am the last, most valuable possession What ...
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfits II: The Revenge

The sisters have learned a few lessons from their recent debut. They are now ruthlessly efficient outfit-swapping machines. (You know, sort of like Valley Girl Terminators...) They can now sustain ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfit accessory swapping or whatever

OMG, me and my sister are like total BFFs and we share clothes like all the time! We soooo have the same sense of style and we borrow stuff from each other like every single second! We don't even ...
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A Paper Record is What I Hamper

I can be used to mark your place, When, with less than ten, you will face, I can be found at your feet, There is a flat surface at my peak, I come in once the votes are cast, With me you ...
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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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Part pokemon am I

Part pokemon am I, or perhaps two, But not to belie, what I think of you. I’m often confused, with low ‘r camping Or expressly used, when overbar adding. What am I? Hint 1 ...
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Who got some sun on the voyage?

We meek internationalists go on a little afternoon voyage Who got some sun on the voyage? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3: Hint #4:
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What makes a man succeed?

What makes a man succeed, a host a captive, and a mess into something meaningful?
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Some Rough Puzzling

My beginning is the beginning of glass My middle gives you a hand take one, a slang patriarch, and early college credit. I end with a downtrodden stone. What am I? As usual, ...
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You can see me, but you can not look at me

You can see me, but you can not look at me. I can be gone or around for months at a time. I am middle-aged, but I don't hear you telling me that. In finnish, I could be yours. What am I?
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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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Choo-choo! Word trains

All aboard the Word Train Express! Engineering a word train is simple: I'll give you the locomotive (the first word) and the caboose (the last word), and I'll specify the number of boxcars (...