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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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Obsfucated Text — Minds of the masters

You are applying for a job at Company X. You are an agent from Company Y, bitter rivals with Company X (they sell variables at low prices!). Your job is to sabotage Company X with your company's ...
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Crossword-style rebus puzzle

The following image represents a word, in a way that makes sense in American English but not in British English. What is the word? Hint:
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Find the missing link

Here are some words that share a link to a single word, used in different ways... Street (where runners go) Respect (a gesture) Ribbon (a flourish) Reflex (a weapon) Play (might be awe-inspiring or ...
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Riddle - not on Stack Exchange

Follow this to find the answer; Everyone knows it, but few see it. Stuck between a pair of seers, But it cannot prophesy at all. Not on Stack Exchange, Only in real life. You've heard it once, Now ...
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I am not a chef - What am I?

I have more to do with cooking than you might think. Now let us discuss the ocean, try not to sink. Then between quizzes and sandwiches I like to rest. The beginning of eating, a feast is the best. ...
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Mission: Impossible 3

Yesterday Ethan Hunt received the following message: Take Qantas flight number 47, leaving 11 o'clock on the 5th of April. At your destination airport use any bus with number 2, 8, 18 (or bus 18/1)....
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Violent riddle with happy end

We are two sisters. Our difference is your best key. I am probably the bigger one and everything I’m not, is she. We have always opposite opinions, the reason of our loud fights. And if I start a ...
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Sadness - What am I?

I make many feel like mice. Some think I'm the open. But sometimes I am nice, No need for doping. You'll see what I am after, Maybe you'll even say "Yay!" I rarely hear laughter, No matter what the ...
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Methodical and precise word guessing

I should begin by saying I am a word In the beginning I followed established conventions After that I decided that was not for me So I decided to oppose everything that came after me In the end I ...
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Let me spell it out - What am I?

Let me spell this out for you, And see what you can do. I begin by being half full, Then onto you, don't be dull. I'm around for a third of a year. Finally, without me, there is no gear. Let's see if ...
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What common item am I

My appearance is about as varied as it could be Unless you unveil me, you won't see the real me Without me, you life can become a pain after the act but by having one of me, happiness can be extended ...
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To work we go! - What am I?

A place of work, and not of play, You know that's what the vermin say. Is it this or that, the question sly, But in the end you'll question why? A miracle you want to find, And get yourself out of a ...
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diplomatic riddle

I am a peacemaker and a diplomat, a silent watcher to prevent betray. I’m hiding friends behind my body and make the rules for you to play. I can be clear or ambiguous, even graphic. But when it ...
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The Road Begins - What am I?

Winners may come, but losers I make. I hope they do well, at least for their sake. The dream that they have, the goal is in sight. They battle all day, and into the night. The world watches on, in ...
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Figure out the list of 10 words

For this puzzle, you must figure out a list of 10 words. Each of the following words is a clue for a word in the list: Candy Jack Following Territory Area Common Improve Straight Membrane Leg The ...
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A DJ at a radio station?

What is the significance of this gentleman: J. Jason, DJ, FM/AM ?
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I was once a god. What am I?

An eternity has passed, but it feels like time has stood still I killed my true love and my neighbors, but they have not left me Long ago... I had the power to raise the seas, and most things you ...
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Apocalypse Now: The end of All. What am I?

I am known as the end of all. When others fall short, I stand tall. You'll see I can take on different forms, Don't worry, they are quite the norm. My brother and I may look a like, But we are ...
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You do love me, don't you? I am?

You say I’m a breath of fresh air... Then why do you spit on me? Why do you break me down so loudly? Why do you trap me in the darkest of places? My skin may be pure white, but is my face not ...
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English words with the most consonants, all voiced or all unvoiced

What English words containing only voiced or only unvoiced consonants contain the most? Count each consonant as many times as it appears. Note that this is a question about the sounds (phonemes) ...
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Don't be Sexist - What am I?

I start out quite skilled, Throughout the nation I've drilled, I'm sexist to the extreme, You'll soon know what I mean, Your children should thank me, Your wife might just hate me. Knives I despise I ...
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To the Basics - What am I?

I am so small that you can't see, The building blocks that make up me. Yet miles long is the true case, I'm full of holes, just like lace. Small changes can be good or bad, They make you strong or ...
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Rings, rings, rings and more rings

My job is putting things in rings. My prize is rings. The number of rings I have symbolizes speed. When people see me in action they say, "Oh, neat!"
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The sands of life are running out

The one I obey, my dear commander Keep on running I will not slander For I know you will follow my lead Call me in if you are in need If one commands the other will follow That's the deal, one has ...
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All through the Seasons - What am I?

I go in a cup, but you can't drink me up, I soar through the air, well above your hair, At first I have need of some serious speed. Later, it's nice to be more concise. To the club we could go if it ...
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Take a Chance on Me

I began as an expert But later my skills are still recognized. Once a fire was started within me And after asking why I did it all You'll find I was heavy into gambling. Hint 1: Hint 1b: Hint 2:...
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What am I - “Big” Riddle

Big I am, but small I eat, Above or below, I'm really neat, My brothers have one, but I have two, You will not find me at the zoo, I'll travel with others, but not for long, You'll travel to hear my ...
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Controling from below

People almost always look down on me Yet I have been controlling them more and more as of late When I disappear you all feel alone.
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Name that Entity (5)

Dont be fooled by my grandiloquence look past the words to find my substance Past my skin if you shall pry my prominent brother will make you cry I am almost shallow but dont confuse Utilise my ...
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Name that Sandwich

Light, soft and healthy is me mirrors are all over these if finding gold is rather dismal I sit next to the one in Pepto-Bismol Different letters here is your goal somewhere to go with an ...
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Nobody will end up dead

In this battle you are choosing weapons hard or sharp or flat, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, otherwise a futile threat. Despite the arms which you are using nobody will end up dead, for this ...
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Solve the following 6x6 grid

There is a 6x6 grid. Each row/column has A, B, C and D exactly once, and two blanks. Each cell may have upto one letter only. A blank is not a letter. Hints The left-most letter of row 2 is A and ...
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Twenty nine-letter words

I took twenty 9-letter everyday English words from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, broke them into sixty 3-letter pieces and ordered the sixty pieces alphabetically: ...
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What is the enigmatic word? [closed]

Well, it is always good to start slowly. Hence let us start slowly. You are looking for a certain word in this paragraph which occurs once only. The first letter of this word is the seventh after ...
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A double and even riddle

The answer to the following riddle is a 12-letter word. My 1, 12, 8, 6, 9, 10, 4, 5 is a traveller in space. My 9, 10, 12, 6, 3, 11, 5 was the last word of Charles. My 5, 4, 12, 8, 11, 9, 3 ...
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Four letter puzzles on US states

Here are four questions on the letters in the names of US states and US state capitals: What is the only US state that has no letter in common with it's capital city? What is the only US state ...
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The egocentric one

Here is the next one for you. I recommend using a list for this. Oh, almost forgot to tell you that it's freaking easy. Have fun! Even if tiny I call you tall The first two lines contain no hint at ...
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Find words that make a million

Let us give a number to each letter of the alphabet starting at 1 for a and going to 26 for z. The value of a word is just the ...
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It tears me apart, one more time

'1' is not considered as a prime number. Find my true self, kill eleven Germans The good disguise wins so you act as twins Prime number 7 encrypted in alpha Now try to soften but please, not often ...
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Object Representation [closed]

Background It isn't a common art style, but it is still done: using letters for form in pictures. Sometimes, people create art using only letters. Now, let us choose a word, i.e. Cool. 'Cool' can be ...
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Feel the Enlightenment!

Another riddle coming to you from the land of poets and thinkers! Focus on word building this time. Well, as you might have thought...it's easy. I decide if sweet or stinky For most locks I'm the ...
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Headings had had their hints long long time ago

Hello everybody, can someone help me? This riddle really gave me the gilles so far. I need to solve this for school but I have no idea! joking ;) Not sure if it will help - check this out. So funny! ...
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Every second is a waste of time

Ok, as you might have expected I secretly implemented many hints for you. This time I want you to answer with this: a unique, selfmade picture with nothing else but the solution on it. Please use ...
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A linguistic object of rare beauty - what am I?

Can you solve the following riddle? Solid, misshapen, sad, I is - a linguistic object of rare beauty. What am I? (This is somewhat experimental and I am not sure how hard people will find it. But I ...
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What is the “linguistically hardest” number less than $10^9$?

The linguistic hardness ($LH$) of a natural number is the ratio of the amount of letters in the writing of this number in English to the amount of its digits. For example, $LH(1234) = 7.75$, as: $$...
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Place names in movie titles - stumped on this puzzle

I'm working on this puzzle where the solution is either a word or phrase with no theme. The first part of the puzzle had incorrect movie titles with cities, states, etc, and the solution to the ...
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Split: A puzzle-hunt style word puzzle

The answer is a six-letter word. You're strongly encouraged to discuss and collaborate on the puzzle in this chat room. I've had this puzzle playtested before, but I still welcome feedback and ...
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Name that Sandwich: I am a catalyst

I have an Earl to which I was born not on the beach and without a thorn No Rand; I am not the Grail I assist your game of cards, no fail Without my walls I'm not complete the epitome of ...
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Did you forget to double-check?

Lo! I heard you have gone to war. Alluding to my utter demise. Trees are what you used to fear, blobs of nothing, nothing is best. Return to the start, and commence to walk. Do it no more ...
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Open-ended challenge: Find the longest morsagram word pair

The idea for this challenge stems from this posting on ComputerScience (beta). It is established (see above link), that Morse-code requires the 'space' between individual character to be uniquely ...