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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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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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Cell phone puzzle

When I write text messages on my mobile phone I just need to press each key once for each letter and it automatically finds the most likely word that fits the combination (abc=2, def=3, ghi=4, jkl=5, ...
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No shovels, please!

$ \color{red}E $ Second time skimming through Beatles residence Sandwich way What do these clues point to? Looking for a single word answer. This puzzle is a hint for Ah, the old SE ...
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Anagram holiday

Virtues, we devour and restore, usher a puzzle. Related to the above sentence, find a six-letter word, which anagrams to gives words starting with each of the five different letters of the word.
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Oldie but Goldie

You’ve probably seen this one before... Review a loot box Sichuan restaurant tagline “Release your inner personality!” Hogwarts student exchange program Firefighter’s directive Angsty ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 6)

The robot's program started running. It twisted its head, torso, arms and legs. After a few minutes, it stopped twisting and vocalized a few sentences, "Hello master. I am T.E.D. and I am here to ...
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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Mystery Word Game: Square Wave with Dots

My friends and I were playing a game recently in which, for each round, four of the players were given a word of which they each had to give a rough description to the fifth player. The guessing ...
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Summer Break - It's a *wrap*

I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage. I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle. It was a standard riddle, a ...
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Answer is an English word

Hint: Scheduling Conflict From CS50x Puzzle Day.
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A Heroic Riley Riddle Rises

Riddle me this: My prefix, discovered ahead. My suffix had started instead. My infix may point with a role. I am cloaked by a joint super soul. For example, a vampire flies one. He is ...
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A pseudo-riley?

This is my first puzzle, so feedback welcome! I wanted to be the very best, so here are six legendary rileys for you to solve. My prefix is a mythical creature; my infix has went away, but ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport? [closed]

I got asked this today and I don’t know the answer. Will someone please help me figure it out? Here is the riddle: “What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport?”
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Return of the Riley Riddles in Reverse

For no reason in particular, here's one more batch of these inverted riddles from last year, where the solutions are what you'd usually use as the wordplay clues in a Riley Riddle. Here's how it goes: ...
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The Riley Riddle Mine

My prefix is a doctor. My suffix isn't feeling well. My infix is myself. From earth to enamel, what am I? As usual, please supplement final answers with explanations for each line. ...
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A known event to a history junkie

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country - A known event to a history junkie, A weird relation to modern computers I share beginning with angry refuters. What am I?
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Bob has never been a M before

Bob has never been a M before. He boards a plane in his home state. Shortly after takeoff, he becomes a M. Nobody else on the plane is a M. When he arrives at his destination, he's no longer a M. ...
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I may also be found in your body

My infix won't tell you a thing, But you can find me from the rest: My suffix sounds exactly like me, And my prefix is already half known. In wood or wire, what am I?
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Watchers of the Word Wall

The guards group near the campfire. None of them wants to leave the warm flames, yet someone has to go to make the patrol along the border. Of course, in this situation, the youngest of them is the ...
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Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
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We have a love-hate relationship

I have an arm but not a leg. I like fruits but I don't eat healthy. I can spin but I can't jump. What am I?
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Jealous, Lying, or unAmerican

I opened my email today to find this odd image. I suddenly had a strange craving, which fortunately I was able to satisfy outside my local Starbucks—-I happened to be driving by literally as the ...
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Have Some Tea, people!

Haven't been online for so long due to school and stuff :P Saw a teapot riddle a while ago so here's one Teapot 1: What's with you and your slimy things? Teapot 2: I help maintain the ecosystem! ...
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Riley Riddle - Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

My prefix, is not very good My infix, a bird not in wood My suffix, might be the answer Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer
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My Prefix is an abbreviation of the whole word, My Infix is a place used to keep criminals,

My Prefix is an abbreviation of the whole word My Infix is a place used to keep criminals My Suffix, though consists of only 2 letters, is another word for ourselves What is the word?
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Vole Wizard Hovels

The following nine ten words (thank you Bass) are the only words in the entire English language* that have a certain extraordinary property: bevy by girt grit hovels lo vole wizard wold What is that ...
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Highest possible score my friend could earn in one Scrabble turn?

My friend has a great vocabulary but is also quote humble. Every time we play Scrabble he wins easily. He says he tries his best, with one exception: If the opportunity ever arose, he would never ...
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Eight Sisters Treasure Hunt

Eight sisters don't guard the essential hoof This is from the game CreasureQuest, so I suspect the solution in context with the historical background (the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar, Afonso ...
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Not hide and seek

We're bored ... Mo: How's about a film? Something outside please. Mo: Play piggy in the middle? We don't know it! Mo: Who's up for a demo? What word is clued above?
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Triple Trouble Tribond

Before you are 9 tribond puzzles. The solutions to each set of 3 (a, b, and c) creates a further tribond puzzle. Then, the answer to each of those (sets 1, 2 and 3) come together to form a final ...
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Dropping this riddle here

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass; but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas. Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace; but in this case, don't rhyme me with space. Who or what ...
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A Ri-diddley-iley Riddle

My prefix is not real, My infix just for he, My suffix moves to and fro, Overall, I symbolise three What am I? In your answer, please explain each line.
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This word with a lot of past tenses

This interesting word is full of past Starts with a past tense verb. Add a letter at the end and you have a different past tense verb. Then add more letters at the end and you get yet ...
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Start with a table

Inspired by One at a Time Riddle by Chrone Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet Start with a table at the left corner on the top Add another letter and to another corner ...
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The road to El Dorado reconstructed from fragmented accounts

You are seeking the route to the lost city of El Dorado. You have assembled several historical accounts from explorers who claim to have reached it. Unfortunately, the accounts are incomplete, ...
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Be in awe of my brilliance!

My prefix might debase and diminish. My infix might lie before stone and tree. My suffix, Edna Mode might say no to. Put me together and be in awe of my brilliance! What is the word?
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The three point beverage

[Please feel free to provide any constructive criticism and feedback on how long it took to solve this and what your thoughts are as I'm new to puzzling and I'd like to improve.]
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Upside Down Word Puzzle

Think of a 4-letter word for something seen in the winter (lowercase). Turn it upside down, and you'll name a device used with this thing. What is it? (credit to Hugh Stoll of Harrisonburg, Va.) I ...
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Who attempted to betray the Boston King?

The Castle of Weshire recently declared war on the Castle of Boston. The two armies soon met, the Boston King and Weshire King giving out orders from behind their lines of soldiers, surround by their ...
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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 ...