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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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I am very versatile

I can be in. I can be on. I can be out of, and about. I can be half. And half again. Or double in a rush. I can stand still, and I can fly. I can be bought. I can be shared. What am I?
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By your negligence I may run, but faced with the choice, most would prefer to swim

I'm the goal of sharks, who could surely fall, If they once fail to make good on their call. On both your time and your waste I am quite a drain, and when all else is taken, I will remain. ...
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I rest at attention - Who am I?

In your belly I'm cause for alarm, But among friends I delight and charm. With shimmering scales and all-seeing eyes I rest at attention - who am I?
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They all gave the same one word answer - What answer did they give? [closed]

Here's a slightly different, fairly easy one. Three men travel for almost a day across an unknown distance to a meeting point. One travelled by car, another by horse and the other by boat. When ...
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Who am I ? Born high only to fall low

I am born high only to fall low, attention ! Leopard and I share a similare taste for fashion. I may be browsing for Charles's hypothesis on my evolution. My toes are even and It is as ...
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The name of my child

I have recently acquired a small child. I need to name them. Actually, I already have. I need you to remember it. But how memorable would it be if I just told you the name? Not very. Therefore, I have ...
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King Solomon's mines

I am playing in an RPG and the GM set a puzzle for us that I have no clue about. I am bringing it here in the hope that you can shed light on it. I don't know the answer at this stage. And for those ...
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What am I? Series 1.3

"The difficulty is not guessing the riddle. It is to explain the riddle" anyways, let's start. I kind of look like a heart shape when I look at the mirror. Better than looking at a mirror ...
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What am I? Series 1.2

"The difficulty is not guessing the riddle. It is to explain the riddle" anyways, let's start. Really, you square me and cut corners of the square just to explain.. that food is equals to 4?...
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Find the hidden word!

What word is hidden here? IVxVII IIxVIII IIIxII IIIxII IIxIII IVxVII IVxVII Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5 (last one):
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Largest word-square puzzle [duplicate]

What is the largest word-square puzzle known? Can you make a bigger one? Obviously, you must use more than four words, six or seven letter words would be really good. Using computers allowed, not ...
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Word ladder island (formerly dead-end)

Following on from CodeNewbie's question "From Puzzling to Stack Exchange", I thought I would set a problem of my own using the same rules: Rules: In any move, you can either replace a letter, add a ...
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Questions about grandpa (with chess puzzle clue)

Here are two questions about my grandpa Herb, along with parts of the answers. Can you complete the answers to both questions? Q: Who was grandpa Herb's favorite president? A: he gOeS By ... Q: What ...
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A word puzzle I made

You'll toss me on the ground I'll jump at you just in case You'll help me off a horse I'll lift you up instead You'll mount me on your boat I'll shout the time for you You'll wager your house with me ...
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From an IQ exam: What does this say?

From an IQ exam: What does this say?  ↑ → ← ↓ (Edited from  ↑ ← → ↓ ; see my explanation in Deusovi's answer below. I'll be going now.)
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An Amazing Palindrome

My friend told me she was thinking of a word. It can be seen left to right, right to left and upside down by the English, French and Japanese and still be palindrome (A sequence of characters which ...
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A fantasy duel, your mind your weapon

From the undubbed anger of a persnickety man and those of the miserly posterior. ...
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A city with four sections

I'm not very good at rhyming. But here is a riddle. ...
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Linked word squares

The following are clues to 18 six-letter words that must be filled into the following three linked word squares. The clues are in no particular order, but just for fun, I tried to arrange them to ...
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A poem of dynamic words

In many great novels, to the reader I appear Adjust me, and I describe things that are near Once more, and my meaning changes only slightly Again, and you excercised your free will, rightly Yet ...
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What are we doing?

When it happens to me, I scold the offender. When I take one intentionally, I'm satisfied. When I do this unintentionally, I hurt. Everyone does this on purpose. What are we doing? ...
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A Puzzle That Is Stated Monumentally

Hasting, now we near our end "Wagon" hints at where we tend. Nothing was too hard: we're free! Ah, Sting! Now where's your victory? Hating snow yet undismayed Shown giants, we were unafraid. ...
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Scrabble Impossibilities

The other day I was playing the popular board game with my good friend, Chet Manley. Though he had me on the ropes for most of the game, I finally had a 6 letter word that I slapped down on the board ...
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A spacious charade

For my first puzzle here, something short and simple. Well, short. My first is a space. My second leads to a space. My whole is in space. What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Help with Rebus or Wuzzle KCIK

rebus puzzle: KCIK? In the middle of the block, all in caps and all in bold. Anyone have a clue? CI in K's? 2Ks around See? See eye in 2kays? Anyone?
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Name that entity (3)

We are dotted around and what all life need for structure, stability and to feed Some share the name of what we hold others bear the names of characters of old Nomads we fear will make us stray or ...
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Four letters does a riddle make

Here's four letters that you can have, Add another and you'll have a weapon. With a plural, I'll rise up (you'll see). Two more and you might have a fallacie (oops). What am I? Note: Each of the ...
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What do you think is this? [duplicate]

check this out! What is it that all men have one of it's longer on some men than on others, the pope doesn't use his and a man gives it to his wife after they're married? Answer please, .
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I am short lived… yet I love helping people!

My life is so short... too short, indeed. However, I like using it to help people live better. At least, this is what I was made for! Since my countless brothers and I were born, we've been ...
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The Naming of Parts

5) I turn the whole; the part turns. 9) I turn the part; the whole turns not. 0) Five turning circles has the part; four the whole. What is the whole? What is the part? As always, a good ...
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Highest possible subtraction score of a word [duplicate]

If we define the "subtraction score" to be the amount of times you can subtract the last letter of a word and have the result also be a word, what is the highest possible subtraction score for an ...
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The Ringer - A Riddle

I am right; I am left. I am on; I am wrong. I am winter; I am heat. I am ahead; I am last. I am play; I am serious. I am wood; I am man. What am I?
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A regretful word

If I'd just listen to myself, I'd impose my ways, I'd intimidate, I'd even make cows fall asleep! But I can just clear, smoothen or level. What am I?
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The Enchanted Cave: Letter Diction

You've prepared your whole life for this moment... This is it! You're at the entrance to the Enchanted Cave! After a whole climb up the mountain to get here, you're exhausted and pretty parched, but ...
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Sit Down and Shut Up

You can drive me, play me or take me But don't contemporaneously Laterally, I am B through Z Whatever the case, please take your seat And have a listen, or fall asleep But above all, ...
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Rise Up - What am I?

Some want me high, others low. But always upwards do I go. Quickly or slow, large or small. It is often me you will call. In the end, I alone decide, Who is happy, and who will hide. Figure it out, ...
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Never glad, sometimes sad, often good for a laugh

Never glad, sometimes sad, often good for a laugh Never kind, sometimes cruel, and if that's not enough It can taste sweet or bitter, never sour or salty It's right here in this riddle - but beware, ...
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Tech related riddle

Here is a question I found: Figure out what word the following sentence relates to: "Solid Computations Resting on a Smoky Basis" Hint 1: Hint 2: Find an answer and give me a good explanation ...
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Am I Creepy - What am I?

I come at night, and in the day. I'm always there, do what you may. You may think that I hate the light, Because it is what gives you your sight. But truthfully in light I trust, Because for me it is ...
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We are cloaked in colours dim

Who or what does the following riddle describe? The end of one story, the start of another The dark hour before the dawn In robes of black we perform this ritual An event many mourn At the ...
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A curious question of lateral thinking

I could not be measured -        there wasn't the time Yet my knowledge was treasured        to help reach friendly climes My ...
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Easy peasy riddle

Known since the ancient times I'm sort of a chameleon Sometimes I am ugly And sometimes worth a million This value, however, is nothing compared To what I can do if not handled with care You use me to ...
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From socially inclined to a coping strategy

You are something nerds cannot obtain Change your swear to a language so you connect dots Move your en to the finish to hold someone's property Change your en to a swear to do something happily ...
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Is This Riddle a Keeper?

The answer to this riddle is a single English word. Beloved of the moderates A sometime worker hesitates. With many keys I am used well Or waters fiery weapons quell. An agent joined in ...
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What poison am I?

A very simple one: ----- .---- ----- .---- .---- ----- ----- .---- ----- .---- .---- ----- .---- .---- .---- .---- ----- .---- .---- .---- ----- .---- ----- .---- ----- ----- .---- ----- --...
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A romantic riddle

This is my first ever riddle. Hopefully, it's not too obvious (or stupid) :-) When it breaks it doesn't hurt A symbol of a whole new birth One letter changed and a star's name Tomorrow the path will ...
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A quick cutesy riddle

I'm thinking of a word. It's money earned that you can't use Do this in a fight, you'll have a bruise Say it long or keep your shoes The death of poor old Moose...
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Everyone wants me, but I'm easy to find

Only a few will find me, But those who do, Put in little effort, Yet the benefits are true. You're all looking for me, It's funny that way, You think it's impossible to have me, But ...
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Another Word Riddle

I move faster than one can blink, And can be the base of what you eat. I can torture body and wallet both, while in feet, I am reused. When living, I am the source of much food, and soldiers lay me ...
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More Word Riddles

I am an unit of measure, and a barrier that protects the watchers and bounces the ball. Many wear me day but not night, while as a verb, I am either constructive, violent or incredibly destructive. ...

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