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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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You may find me… puzzling

I am within my rights to stay silent. I am abandoned in the middle. I am held in by spirit. I am African capital. Who or what am I?
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Like a Baby - Riddle

I'm like a baby, but look out -I can bite! I depend on the milk you give me and I will be wherever you leave me. I love going outside with you as you push me in my stroller. ...
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What would be some fun/unique and relatively easy puzzles for people to put words together?

I am playing a table top role playing game and want my players to discover two words by putting together different hints. Let's assume the words are "devourer" and "avocado". I was thinking of a ...
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Fighting for Father's Attention - Riddle

I love my father. I've been around him as long as I can remember. People often talk about us as being complementary, as if I were as great as he. I don't have much to offer, so I just show everyone ...
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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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Think Outside the Box - A Riley Riddle

My prefix is like an angel, Whose access to heaven's denied, My infix is just like my whole, Both lie on the outside. My suffix a type of recorder, Who features heavily here. You'll use ...
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Who am I ? [ Not in Stack Exchange ;) ]

$\color{blue}{\text{My first name}}$ $\small\bullet$ Prefix is a country, but I don't belong to there $\small\bullet$ Infix is the name of a saint $\small\bullet$ Suffix is a preposition $\...
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A Device Riley Riddle

My prefix may be what a device can be on My infix is most likely in your device My suffix is what devices can be My whole is a reverse motion Hint:
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As easy as Three, Two, One… How fast can you go from Five to Four?

You have to reach Four from Five in the minimum number of tries with the following rules. You are only allowed to change one letter at a time. You have to keep the word length the same. At each step ...
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Stars of the Celestial Bagua

Check this out: Okay, it might be more impressive if I show you what is moving along the arrows: At every vertex in a long word. Flowing in to every vertex are two short words ("inputs"). ...
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Professor Roman loves to teach unorthodox Chemistry

His famous phrase in class was “ Elementary Watson”. Given: $IRON$ = $5$ - $4$ $M$ = $6$ - $9$ Find the Missing Element M.
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I Just Don't Know What to Say

I must have been having a terrible time getting out my words during today's meeting. I found my notepad covered in nonsense! What was I trying to say? ...
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The Frozen Wastes

My first is in Family and also in Hill My second in Circle and also in Flood My third is in Forest and also in Clock My fourth stands alone in my frozen wastes. What am I?
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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Find the relation?(if you are really smart)

SMOKE : TNPF Question is simple just find how these two words are related to each other
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Déjà vu, again?

There is a very special property common to all the words below: ART BAIL LAP LATTE MEAT ON PEAR PEAS RED RUM SCENE SHOT SIGN TINES Stuck? Need a ...
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This riddle is not to see but to solve

Sitting on a fish, in the north. Sitting on you, further north. Getting angry, in the west. Solemn faced, in the east. At the bottom, in the middle. Using rope, in the southeast. What ...
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E's-y T's: Word square fill in

This is a follow-up to E's-y Word-Square Fill-in, but you don't need to know anything about that puzzle to solve this one. For each word square below, the Es and Ts have been filled in for you. ...
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Two Odes, Two Rileys?

Let us praise... No, no more gibberish! Here you go! My infix is somewhere in the Middle East, My prefix annoy and make you muddy, My suffix a line, peculiar at least. And I, concealed, is ...
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Riley's, assemble!

Time for a Riley - it's been ages since my last one... My infix is energy, My prefix a curve. My suffix full of honey, And docs I preserve. or My prefix a curve, My infix entering ...
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The Swiftest of Defeats

The quadruped resigns. Short little puzzle that popped into my head.
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Guess the Vocabulary Word!

Here is a short riddle that randomly popped into my head. Enjoy! :) At first you might want to run away from me. Then, you might confuse me with a female hoofed ruminant. Only to realize ...
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Pseudo Homophones - Police Officers

For this riddle, I have two homophones, however the first one is a single word and the second one is composed of two or more words. Example: h1 - licensing h2 - lies and sing OR lie sensing Try to ...
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Homophone Riddle 11

Haven't posted one of these in a while If you are new to the series, look through Homophone Riddles 1-10 ...
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Unconventional Opposites

We all know that many words can be made opposite by adding 'un' or 'ir' in front, but have you ever heard of opposites made by adding other letters in the middle? I've given the letters that you ...
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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...
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Word Mastermind

I have thought of a 6 letter word: but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind. A 'word' can be garbage ...
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A Riley Riddle that Moves Away

My prefix is when you jump into a lake My infix is when you reach the edge of it My suffix is if you are a nice chap My whole is always varying What am I?
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A Riley Respite

My prefix gets the guns. My infix makes things dull. My suffix appears at zero. My whole indicates a lull. What am I?
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Three numbers, three words

Given only these 3 numbers below, find the 3 words related to: An animal A car brand A drink Numbers: 456448711 875654332 7456987877 Hint:
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One word: find it from these three lines [closed]

I went to paint in the nature. Alas, I got a nasty infection. I did recover by medication.
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Word Transformations

I am a gap Rearranged, an accelerator Take one and rearrange, an animal Rearrange that, a skin condition. I am a gap Take one and rearrange, a garden tool Take one ...
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Uh oh, now the boards are missing!

I found another trunk in the attic, with more of those vintage propeller games. This time, I've got propellers, but no boards. Is it possible to figure out the whole board from just the propeller? ...
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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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A word loved by poets

A word loved by poets in five equal parts The end of a dog is how two of them start The third can be found in the land of Jafar The fourth can be useful to learn where you are The ...
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Uh oh, the propeller fell off

I was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when I found this vintage game. It is some sort of pinwheel or propeller mounted on a board. The propeller has a cryptic series of letters painted on it, ...
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What is my word

What is this word (I have put it in parts)? The first part is big, fat and found at the zoo The second part may have been lurking beneath your childhood bed The third part means the same as 6/4 The ...
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Solve this nice little everyday puzzle

What is the solution? Use only the hints that are really necessary to solve the puzzle: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint 7 You may quickly solve it using this hint! Solution
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My non living appearance can't deceive

Can be square, rectangle or circle And in my head, antennas can live, Nowadays, people can't live without me Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive. Who am I? HINT ...
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Five Letter Boxed puzzles with special solutions

The New York Times hosts a brilliant puzzle called Letter Boxed. The rules of the game are quite simple: Connect letters from the edges of a given square to spell out words at least three letters ...
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Deusovi - trapped!

I have been trapped in a void I know nothing of. There is nothing but four plain red walls, annoying me very much. Thanks to my experience in Puzzling Stack Exchange, I am observant to find a small ...
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Enjoy You Shall

My prefix you do with trash, My infix duplicated. Without half of my infix the suffix gets lazy, And the word you definitely enjoy!
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Catching Your Focus

This may need some attention to get it, or it may be too easy for the community. My prefix sins, refutes, and help you see, My infix you won't bother to count. My suffix tells you if ...