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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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A warning to the wise - What am I?

I begin with deception in the way that I act Then grow in obsession with only the facts. I sometimes yell loudly and sometimes I whisper Some things may confound me but don't let me wither For ...
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Word-Letter Ladder

Inspired by this What is the longest word you can form by using other words arranged in alphabetical order, and making a ladder out of their letters. Example: (8 letters - Identity) ...
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Peter's Strange Word

My nephew, Peter, came home from school the other day in a bad mood so I asked him what was wrong. "Our teacher asked us to write down our favourite word today," he explained. "When I gave her mine, ...
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A Study in Entomophobia

When love take make the times love going sad just Comes you is better you of be get into old And sing forever can sugarplum darkness nothing eyes better read In you see afraid boy words ...
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Second-rate spelling

Find the longest word which can be spelled with the second letters of a group words in alphabetical order. An example with incomprehensible (16 letters): a...
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Holiday cookies word attrition [computers welcome]

[This puzzle was previously posted for humans only, but it may have been a little too tough to do manually, so I'm opening it up to computers to solve the remaining unsolved words.] I am inspired by ...
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I am where you are now, too

I can lead to a deduction. Or I may request one. Two of me are mediocre. I can be your beloved one. What am I?
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Holiday cookies word attrition [humans only]

I am inspired by the story of the boy who came upon an assortment of holiday cookies beautifully arranged on a platter. The boy quietly helped himself to a cookie and artistically rearranged the ...
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What do I want for lunch?

I’ve crafted a new puzzle for the community; good luck to you all!
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Mixed Feelings - What am I

People have mixed feelings about me If people take good care of themselves, I will go up I can change people's appearances, view of the world and understanding Some people may want to ...
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You're Here Right Now!

More Riley Riddles coming your way! RIDDLE : My prefix is whole I mean, literally whole My infix has something to do with money It comes as a % My suffix can help ...
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What am I? I am in theaters and computer programs

I am in theaters and in computer programs I sometimes throw things, and at other times help fix broken parts. When away I might reject you, but on election day you are sure to hear from me. ...
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Am I using the wrong word all along?

I'm a Russian book that inspired a year, And used by the Queen in everyday speech. Doubled, I'm small in the land of the north, And then may be also found in the loo. Just in time, I'm half of seven; ...
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The Ultimate Deusovi Honeypot

Behold the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot! I ran across the linked thread recently, and found it rather humorous - and inspiring! I've taken it upon myself to not only create the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot,...
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Don’t Leave Us!

We are beautiful as we dance with the wind’s feelings. You will be captured by the sight of us; but soon, you’ll get tired. Don’t leave us, don’t leave us! Are we told cold for your heart? Are ...
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A mixed-up puzzle from a mixed-up aunt

Your mysterious aunt (not uncle!) sent you a computer for your birthday, but it seems to be password protected. Your aunt has sent you a riddle and a set of instructions for finding the password and ...
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My first oft comes first

My first oft comes first, My second can fly, My third is deep, and some pronounce my last differently to others. Hint:
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Oh, what's he posting riddles about now?

Sometimes I'm very hard to hear, So listen up and strain your ear. With sixteen added, I'm twenty-three. Or, with fourteen, I'll wave at you. Bring me low and I'm just storage, But call ...
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Broad Strokes - missing letter riddle

There are two five-letter words that belong together (a common object) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ In each step, it is possible to remove a letter from each word, ...
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Not a Long-Winded Riddle

I'm not very serious when I am rolled. If memory serves me, I spread uncontrolled. If you see more of me, I'll be given more slack. With her, I'm famously pink or black. I was expecting ...
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Now…where was I?

Below are some observations and random thoughts from a recent trip: A barrel maker passing on some oolong. Brimming with an unspecified amount. An unpretentious piggy. Astonished by ...
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Kept in Hindsight

I dared not to admit – I lied, So found “friends” on this trip. My propensity to grip (sometimes), Or shoot out from the hip, Or generosity with tips, Should keep heads down. What do I have? Hint #...
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Here is another interesting person

This is a compound word Made up of three consecutive verbs, two in the past tense Starts with a noun and ends with a noun Starts with a metal, ends with kind of metal Starts with a ...
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I'm back! With a film recommendation

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a puzzle here... Sorry about that! I asked a friend the other day what was his favourite film, but he'd reply only in riddles. I don't remember how he ...
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No trace of me!

Here's an easy one: You are so accustomed to my presence that you often won't become aware of my absence. Behold my clan, some proud, some meek, all together one next to the other and yet no trace of ...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. Feel free to give any suggestions. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of ...
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Listen for my color

I've been away from the site for a while with work, kids, and going back to school; but since I have some down-time this evening I've decided to write a few riddles for the community. As always, I ...
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Original Riddle

You may find me fast: My answer is transparent to those restive few who went off Their egregious oversight Left to scan and screen Hear my refrain bound to draw the story out Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #...
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A regular riddle

I'm kept inside a boxy cage.A prefix for the modern age, I make the messages you create fly at a supersonic rate. Now that box has me and my friends inside a box with rounded ends. You can ...
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A notable collapse

Larry Leprechaun was dancing on a table, but keeping balance, he was not able. Falling, he nearly did _____ himself, and wailed "__ __!" while some guy said "Give this __ __" . Find one word, ...
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What is the longest rhymonym?

What is the longest pair of words you can find that rhyme and can also be synonyms / used to describe the same phenomenon? For instance, spot and ...
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Unusual letter combinations 2

I really liked this puzzle so I made my own version of it! I'll give you an unusual set of letters which are present consicutively in one* word in the English language (and possibly its derivatives, ...
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Rating words from best to worst

In my personal classification, certain words are assigned a rating based on some criteria. The top rating is AA, and below it the ratings go from A all the way down to Z. Seventeen AA-class words are ...
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A Worthless Piece of Ri-ri-ri-ri-ri-ley

Disclaimer: Absolutely no offense to @Riley. Sorry if triggered. And now... (music), O.K. Productions proudly presents... the Worthless Ri-ri-ri-ri-ri-ley! My head is worth nothing, a piece of ...
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My Anagram is Noble

Here is another one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). Me, I am what you do when you don't want to do something, My anagram is noble, My other anagram is necessary for human ...
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A unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds? Inexorably!

With great economy and without superfluous, exaggerated, flowery speech, please elucidate how to determine clearly and precisely what the beautiful, ornate, stupendous Word Of The Day is. My extreme ...
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Word Rectangle #2

As with my previous puzzle, this is an unfinished word rectangle: Can you fill in the blanks? When completed, every row will contain a common English word with five letters, and every column will ...
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Incomplete Word Rectangle

This is an incomplete word rectangle: When completed, every row will contain a common English word with four letters, and every column will contain a word with five letters. All of these are common ...
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I'll have this one!

Through the web and morning view. Break from rise, it's perpendicular too. It can be rough or go on forever. Lets finish this rhyme by thinking about leather! What is the subject? Hint 1 Hint 2 ...
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Word riddle about the word which wants more relevancy outside space science

Here's a riddle about an ambitious word which wants to be used more often In space I am already The problem is the lack of space in me Chant me at the confectionary Chant me at the ball ...
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Group Think Challenge 2

The list below are sets of related words which some of them has a letter clue. What are these groups of four? ---g- ---- ---- ---r-- --r-- ----- ---- -e-- -o--- ------ --- -l---- -u----...
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I need help with this secret santa puzzle

My secret santa is playing a game with me. One of the games is a series of 6 riddles, that make up a word of 6 letters or a phrase of 6 words that help me decrypt an encrypted message through an app. ...
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My Prefix is Polish

My prefix is Polish My postfix, just the opposite My infix is easier to read I can be anything you choose, but never, ever will I be a Tion. What am I?
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A simple rhyming 'What am I?'

If particularly blunt or sharp I can hurt, I'm everywhere from pay checks to your shirt, I've more variations than there are objects on Earth, I can be measured and used and a mark of ...
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Three stubborn siblings

2560147913 Three stubborn siblings, of which only one is whole, making history is their goal. What word am I looking for?
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Riddles/puzzles having answer hidden in the question? [closed]

Can you give any example of riddles or puzzles in which the answers are someway "cleverly hidden" inside the question? I think that such examples are more common in word-related riddles, but maybe ...
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I am a Russian ay

I am a Russian ay, ah, in the English way! For many is to say, the booty's ours, hooray! I am an English ay, ah, in the Russian way! For many not to say, and all is quite okay! ...
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Usin' Me (Riley riddle)

It’s been a while since I’ve made a Riley, so here’s one: With my prefix you get the president, chairman, pope, Take away the infix’s end, or you’d easily be fooled. In the suffix I was ...
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ERROR: Unidentified (Riley riddle)

Riddle me this My prefix the Bard says when he means soon My suffix a rodent without its tail In my infix a lady her torch uphold high Who am I? Hint 1: