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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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What kind of question is this?

Together I am four and five. Apart, am I four or five? Often I am written one or one. Confused, I may be payments for a bard, antique hearing-aids, the price of gas, brightly-burning fat, a damned ...
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Word of the Day #2

Test run, take two. The first run went well, so let's keep it up! For your second riddle, things might just get trickier - With some common bond, things might just get stickier! When I'm with a group ...
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Strike me down, and I shall become more powerful [closed]

By hitting me, you make everyone understand why you have attacked all before me, as well as why you will hit all others that come after me.
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A multi-purpose word

I can be defining, But I don't give much away. I can be pretty good, Except when I'm nasty. I'm never at the extremes, But you'll find me with a switch at the end. Question: What word am I?
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Word of the Day #3

For the previous Word of the Day challenges, check out Word of the Day #1 and Word of the Day #2. Add to me one and I'll become a mess; Add to me six and I'll buy you a dress. Add thirty-five,...
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Are you clever enough? In memory of Avigrail

This riddle is dedicated to Avigrail, a brilliant riddler. There are four parts to this puzzle. Each of them points towards the same solution, and you can get the solution from any one on its own, ...
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The longest word without A,E,I,O, or U

SPY and SKY are examples of words without any true vowel in it. (I am referring to A, E, I, O, U as vowels.) Question: What is longest English word that has no vowel in it. (Please post its meaning ...
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The Case of the Strange Astronomy Test

Nogginson Rossouw, professor of Astronomy at his university, set an exam a few days ago. However, it seems that all of the students who have taken the exam, wrote strange answers. The professor asked ...
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Another riddle, two twins

She is the feast, and I am the famine. Two of a kind, remarkably similar we are. When you look at her, you might see me, but that's your fault, I'm not there. one little straight line, you glazed ...
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What are my friends' names? (A visual puzzle)

While messing around at one evening, I made six small drawings, one for each friend of mine. My drawings were made to be very specific: Taking the action or object represented in any of them, you can ...
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Word Matrices, Level 2

This puzzle is based on NeedAName's recent puzzle, Determinant of Word Matrix. The challenge: Create a $3\times3$ matrix of distinct letters (i.e. no repeated letters) with no vowels in the ...
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Four Letter Word

What's a four letter word that sounds exactly the same if you take away the first and last letters?
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A riddle on a five letter English word

Someone asked me a riddle today please help me answer. Which five letter english word is it? Where the 1st letter is the last letter. The last letter is the 1st letter. The middle letter is the ...
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Filling blanks with fixed rule

Her favorite fruits are lemons and _____________. He drove his car to _______________. He rode a horse along the ______________. When I eat ____________, I get a smile on my face. ...
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Largest Complete Scrabble Block

Let's define a Complete Scrabble Block as an arrangement of Scrabble tiles such that: The four edges are all flat. All words are words. There is an order in which the tiles can be played in a game of ...
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Five-words (-----|||||) brought back

Again, it's been a while since we have seen one of these, so I thought I should throw another one out there. (See the original for the solution format.) My first has been seen around here a lot ...
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One Pack, One Warning

Backstory: In the forest hidden among the trees lies a village full of animals. They live by their animal gods' words. Once every full moon they receive a message from the gods. Occasionally it is ...
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Anagram Sentences

For each of the below sentences, find a set of anagrams that can fill in the blanks to form a coherent, grammatically correct sentence. See the example below if you don't understand. I won't provide ...
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A long night of stargazing

After a long night of stargazing, your best friend left you a cryptic note. A single sentence is written on the note, in beautifully printed cursive: I softly gazed nigh a lit, dull skyline, ...
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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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