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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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Name these entities which have deeply puzzled mankind [closed]

We have existed since the dawn of time, Yet we're not older than a blink of an eye We may be entities of creation, or entities of destruction Behold, however, and you shall see We're nothing but ...
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NeedAName? This'll do

A word used in anticipation, I'm in a simple machine, in the witty, and in boisterous celebration. I'm in things separated, in the intense, and in this clue's valuation. What am I? As always, the ...
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Numbers and Letters in Boxes

For the last training session of collaboration training, the group were taken to the brainstorm room. There were 8 boxes with something written text at the base. The instruction was : Can you ...
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A quick puzzle to keep your brain busy on a Friday… or is it?

I am the one what did the did and the one what knows what did the did. I am one and the same, but distinct and separate. The situations I create are also quite tense. I am no Cyrano, but if you're ...
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From Puzzle to Riddle to Solution

Your goal is to create a word ladder that goes from the word "puzzle" to the word "riddle" and then to the word "solution". In that order! That is, if it's possible, if not you better show me why not!...
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Seven, Eight, Nine Redefined - A 'What Am I?' Riddle

Seven follows suit, Eight go in line, Combined, 9 leave the queue. Leaving i e, once removed, rearranged casts light upon the answer. What am I? HINT #1: HINT #2: HINT #3:...
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A Four Liner of my Own: I'm counting on you

With all the popularity of four liners lately, I figured I'd contribute. Since my recent riddles seem to have been too hard, I'll err on the side of ease this time. Determine what each line is ...
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Repeat the Method to Solve the Clues

Below, you will find a list of clues! Each clue has an answer that is no more than two words and is related to each other answer in a noticeable (albeit perhaps not immediately obvious) way. Discover ...
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The price you pay to have someone watch over you

Who or what am I? I'm no lawman, no soldier, no hero standing tall. Yet each must pay this price in turn, to have somebody to watch over us all. Hints: Happy to offer hints, incorporate ...
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What do these things have in common? (Albert Iteration)

Following is a list of lines; each line contains two riddles written by my pal Albert Iteration. Each riddle describes a single word. Your task is to identify the words being described and find what ...
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A limerick riddle. Provides clues to song titles that have a word in common

You might think I'm broke, but then I'm a singer and sound like a hen You can count on me I'm a tramp you see So I'll sing you the blues once again. The above limerick conceals ...
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A humble little symbol riddle

{um} - [] ⼔erized The answer is a common phrase. (Though note that this doesn't mean it's a famous phrase or that it often stands on its own.) If this is too ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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A wonderfully poor poem

To start, I'm strangely missing. Modified, I'm what a silly chef lacks. Again, and I'm subtly present. Do me harm, and I'm perhaps you. With a change, I'm tall and resilient. Again, and this is ...
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Restricting words in an answer to certain dictionaries

I see that some puzzles specify that the answers must be findable in a specified dictionary. This seems like an excellent idea. Questions I've noticed several people specifying dictionary.com Is ...
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A quickie for the cryptic crossword enthusiasts: Here is the clue. / Cut cut! / What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters)

Here is the clue. Cut cut! What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters) EDIT I added the word 'crazy'. Apologies that I missed this out before. Please use typical cryptic ...
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Always day and always night - a riddle

Can anyone solve this riddle? Always day and always night, You'll know me when you see the light. But don't look up, don't mess around - In these words is where I may be found. Through ...
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I can be good in a fight

If you are in me My name on your breath Will surely begin me Yet end soon in death I'll shock you when high I'll please you when low But fail to defend me To ...
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What Commander Am I?

You cannot accurately predict my arrival. I seem to appear randomly out of nowhere. Without a word, I compel you into action. My demands upon you are always the same. Choose to ignore me, and I'll ...
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“Rearrange the alphabet” puzzle

I've been trying to solve this for quite a while, it's been about 1 week. My friend sent this to me to solve it. Please do help Xabj, lbhe yvzvgf, fgbc obgurevat zr, gunax lbh!!
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What 4-letter word am I?

Change my 1st, I'm quite a leaper. Change my 2nd, I'm something extra. Change my 3rd, I'm a heavy weapon. Change my 4th, I differ in color. What 4-letter word am I?
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Three-letter words. Or are they longer?

I was reading a book that my friend had lent me and came across a slip of paper that I supposed was a bookmark. Reading it I saw the following: DAM GAS LOS NET NIM TOR VIC WED YAK Knowing my ...
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I hope your brain won't fall apart

I'm the one to be told at the very end just get rid of the old before you descend I'm the tie on your neck if you slice it apart and the third in the group rhyming is hard I'm the first of the ...
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A reality for some members. A puzzle for others [closed]

I'm confident that some of the members here will find this one easy. If that applies to you, please use spoiler hiding. If you didn't understand that last sentence, then my guess is you are not one of ...
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Seven Totally Unrelated Words

Whatever you do, don't try to find a common link between the following list of words. There isn't one, I promise. And don't try to find a secret hidden word. There's not one of those, either. $...
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What is my word?

I have a word. In the middle of my word are the letters 'ergro'. There are three letters at the start and the end of my word. The three letters at the start of my word are the same as the three ...
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Riddle from the one-eyed king

Complete me one way - if you do this to friends, you must have many enemies. Complete me another - if you're tough you'll do this to your enemies. Yet in a third way - with this you can keep your ...
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Take care of me, I can give death, but without me life stops

Disclaimer : This is my first riddle, so be nice please! Also, don't forget to give your opinion. ...
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Old dragon returning - hide your children!

I'm ambiguous by nature as I grow tall after all Your puny little earth shall tremble at my call In small as in big, the extremes I will lead My address is surely some superstition's seed Abnormal my ...
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Are you clever enough?

I'm always in your thoughts, technically twice If displayed correctly, just to be precise If you see my left you will call me a con and it would tear me apart if you called me John Take down a note ...
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How long can two words be if they make up a larger word (challenge)

I came up with this little game. Basically we have to write a word using small caps and big caps so that the small caps write a word and the big caps write a word (in their original order), for ...
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A tedious tale with hidden meaning

I'd like to share with you a story about my yesterday. Perhaps you'll find it more exciting than I do. I found a free-range donkey next to a free-range horse and what I did with them, you ask? I had ...
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I'm slower than a sloth

I'm slower than a sloth, yet have been known to travel faster than sound. Printers think I'm good for nothing yet bartenders charge good money for me. What am I? The answer is a single English word. ...
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Thoughts on creating a 'difficulty level' algorithm

I have created a word puzzle, and I'm interested in rating the puzzles by difficulty. There are nearly 2000 puzzles in my archive, so rating them by hand would be time-consuming and probably rather ...
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Sequence of Four Words

With A, it's a fellow whose work is for hire. With E, it's a place where there might be a fire. With I, it's a fellow who hasn't much class. With O, something pleasant to find in your glass. ...
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If blue is coded as 118 then colour is coded as? [closed]

I couldn't find the exact solution for the following "Coding - Decoding" problem that I found in some exam paper. The question is as follows: If blue is coded as 118 then colour is coded as?
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A new threat to an old man

Old man Geppetto was feeling bereft; It was only a week since young long-nose had left. He’d be back in a month from his trip to Iraq, But the old man just missed him and wished he was back. His ...
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Can you solve this?

I have one, you have one. If you remove the first letter, a bit remains. If you remove the second, bit still remains. After much trying, you might be able to remove the third one also, but it ...
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What had I become?

I began as a mild expression of surprise. At 2, I was a U.S. Army soldier. At 3, a revolutionary separation expert At 4, an Aussie child's toy At 6, a plant with yellow flowers At 7, more of the same ...
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The Case of the Missing Kitten (Part 1)

You wake up at 6:30 AM to a knock on your door. By the time you get dressed and answer the door, you can see (in your motion-activated lawn lighting) a person riding away on his (or her) motorcycle. ...
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Some four word puzzles (and possible bounty)

A four word puzzle (see this and this) is basically a 4x4 grid containing 4 4-letter words, and reads the same top to bottom or left to right. For example, ...
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Word Identification

Sound out the word with the clues. My first one, should be quite easy: You can regularly find me inserted below. Something we all do. A short-hand account of the matter from my point of view. I heard ...
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The complete combination of incomplete words

Read the lines and find the answer. Follow each one through to the end, but maybe not entirely. My first is a dye, most commonly used. My second is twentieth, in a cup. My third is gloomy, ...
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More than a couple of couplets

Here's my first attempt at a puzzle: A My 11 from 12 sealed Atalanta's fate But what did my 7 expect me to crate? B With a merged name between us and unusual style We have twice ...
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Can you name the unknown?

One real, two imagined, one real who imagined. One performer, two fighters, one sidekick. One cannot be seen, One is hard to kill. One is a doctor, One is better known as a bug. ...
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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4b of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ 10 ⇒ Clark Kent Superman (S) The ...
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Lighter than a feather

What is lighter than a feather, but cannot be held by any person for more than few minutes. No person can Touch it. The Human life is based on it. Hint: So what is the answer?
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When you are sick you might have me, with a hand full of letters [closed]

I apologize in advance for the lack of rhymes (as it seems quite difficult here). I have instead added a lot of 'depth' to this riddle (which should be easily unwound once solved) - Hopefully it isn't ...
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Longest Word With *Only* Repeating Character Pairs

Inspired by and Opposite of: Longest Word without repeating character-pairs The challenge is to find an English word in which every character pair appears at least twice. ("Word" does not include ...
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Holy as the elements

Everybody should be able to solve this one! You might try to pet me or kick my butt but you can not touch me no matter what If you gave me presents I'd leave you for sure but take what's around me ...