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A puzzle whose answer will be a word or a set of words but not a phrase or sentence.

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My Lovely Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Additionally, each of the four groups can be represented by a single group-word. Finally, the four group-words are connected ...
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 The next stop on ...
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I Never do Tire!

Hagfy was correct, I will never "tire" of making these puzzles! Here are the previous three: 1 2 3 Me, I am average, My homophone is what you shouldn't be, My other homophone is your ...
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Alphabetical Sudoku

Who loves fish? Okay that might sound a bit weird but don't worry, I am still sane. Maybe. To answer the question you must complete the Sudoku below. A word will appear in the highlighted box which ...
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Another Four-words (----||||)

It's been a while since we have seen one of these (as originally created by Prem), and I thought people might enjoy another one. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is the conclusion ...
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Baby's drink, mathematician's think$\ $

There are two people I must absolutely thank. @Mithrandir made this a rhyme in the first place, and @Rubio guided and helped me in making this puzzle a lot. In chemistry, this is a thing. It ...
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Some-what-not-with-standing word connections

What words can fill the boxes?   Each pair of linked words forms an uncapitalized unhyphenated word when joined end-to-start according to their left-to-right or top-to-bottom order in the link. ...
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Puzzlingly meta… what the heck can it be?

A wave of the hand is all it takes to dismiss, But when it gets started, it's greater than this! A bringer of gifts. A destroyer of food. It helps win the race. It ruins the mood. See it, then not......
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Word square thriller

Help me find the missing words from my trashy thriller novel. The words can be placed in order into a grid, with the same words appearing both horizontally and vertically. For example, in this excerpt:...
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The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle

Here's an easy riddle I got from a book: The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle, And some have been known to fall in it. In tennis, it's nothing, but it can be recieved, And ...
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Wait wait wait wait… 1=0? [duplicate]

Wasn't quite sure if this was suitable for Puzzling; however it has a problem/puzzle in it, so decided to give it a shot. Please appropriately downvote if you feel you should. Yesterday morning I ...
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The Sands of Time

There are people who claim that they can look upon the land, and the land will speak to them. I recently got caught in a sandstorm, and particles of sand flew past my eyes. What is the desert saying? ...
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From Puzzling to StackExchange

This is a variation of a game I used to play with my friends in my childhood. You are given a starting word, and using the following operations, you have to reach the target word. The solution that ...
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11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles which together spell a word

11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles. When you have solved them all, there is a word they are hiding. Hint:
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Bathed in violence… Say my name!

In the darkness, I stay hidden, then with the cleansing sweep, I step out from the shadows, as I watch the whole world weep. I was torn apart, my body bent, forever segregated. Broken, I at first ...
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Every second is a waste of time

Ok, as you might have expected I secretly implemented many hints for you. This time I want you to answer with this: a unique, selfmade picture with nothing else but the solution on it. Please use ...
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“The Unfinished ________ Waltz”

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. Above is the sheet music for the universally acclaimed "The Unfinished ________ ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is the ...
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I was inspired to create a third (and not final) anagram puzzle

Inspired by @QuantumTwinkie's anagram puzzles. First one to answer all of them correctly will get the tick! Good luck!$\;\color{green}{\checkmark}$ Partial answers are also welcome :) The ...
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A Cleverly Disguised Word

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. The answers to the following nine clues are closely linked. (Their link is related to ...
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Me, I am circumference

Here is a puzzle in the same form of my previous puzzles, here and here. Me, I am circumference, My anagram is what you should do, My anagram's homophone is what you do in school, My anagram's other ...
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Longest Word With *Only* Repeating Character Pairs

Inspired by and Opposite of: Longest Word without repeating character-pairs The challenge is to find an English word in which every character pair appears at least twice. ("Word" does not include ...
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I can ruin a party

I can ruin a party Showing up uninvited Though some are pleased to see me When they get real excited Even those who would first shun me Won't mind meeting me again, Or after certain indications They'd ...
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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A seven letter word denoting a woman

I am a seven letter word. The first two letters denote men. The first three letters denote women. The first four letters denote men. The whole seven letters denote women. Who am I?
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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Twelve Labours - #11 Hesper's Hypermarket

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 His business ...
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Another seven letter word

This is the same principle as here. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd letters spell a body part. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th spell a mean of expression. You use the 4th, 5th and 6th everyday. And the ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have created ...
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Longest word worth at most a million

An old and popular puzzle, recently revived on Twitter by Alex Bellos, Chris Smith, and others, asks to take the first 26 primes, relate each to letters of the alphabet (A = 2, B = 3, C = 5, ..., Y = ...
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Monoalphabetic Equation

A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$. Following are some of the words that consist of those letters, and their meaning: $abc = a\ title\ (n.)$ $abcd = a\ title\ > abc\ (n.),...
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Largest crossword puzzles without blanks or blockers

How big a crossword puzzle can you make without using any blank squares? Only the solution is required, not the clues. Here is a 6x6 example, the solution to a recent puzzle by @Avon. A B A S E S B ...
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What is common between the words?

What is common between the following words and names? Sweden Ashton Kutcher salmon dogs Emma stone Germany elk Chicago Miami Margot Robbie heart transplant countryside
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A Different Kind of Teapot Riddle

As the title says this is going to be a riddle similar to a teapot but a bit different. As with the teapot riddles I have a word that has 2 or more meanings. The twist is you are going to be given two ...
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Teapot Riddle no.18

Teapot Riddle no.18 Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. First hint ...
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When you give it out in the wrong way

To know the secrets of the universe and hence attain ultimate power, you just need to enter a four-letter password. All you have is a sheet of paper with the following written on it, which is supposed ...
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Hints Among Confusion

The Roman gods hid treasure In robes of rose and green A stone lay at the center And gold was in between Fetched by a dog named rover Lee in "Show Me" was seen Sir, move if you are clever ...
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Riley Riddle #359

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. My prefix comes before. My suffix is a cure. My infix knows the rules. Now answer this, you fools!
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The Purple Periodic Puzzle

Below is a periodic table that's hiding a secret word. Can you find out what's strange about this purple periodic table and find the answer. Text-only version: ...
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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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From Art to Offices

I may be seen (though maybe that's not the right word) in a piece of art. Remove my first, and I become a cheery greeting. Remove my last, I may go to prison or an office computer. Remove my ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #7 - Maze

This is the seventh Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Matryoshka Words!

A Matryoshka doll is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. We're gonna do the same thing with words. Let's call it Matryoshka Words. A solution to this puzzle should ...
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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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Teapot Riddle no.9

Rules for Teapot Riddle no.9: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. First Hint: ...
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Piece de Resistance - Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper!

Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten ...
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Teapot Riddle no.10

Teapot Riddle no.10 celebrates inside Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. ...
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A riddle of companions

With none, I am short and may be late With one, I am folk, local to a place With two, behold me! Never first With six, and I am made with curd With seven, I’ll keep you off the ground With ...
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Teapot Riddle no.12

I got top 5 last week with only asking the Teapot Riddles and your upvotes. I find that quite nice <3. Anyway here's Teapot Riddle no.12 explosions Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or ...
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Find the missing word

Find words to fit clues. Each XXX should be replaced with the same three letter word. _ _ X X X _ _ | Clue - Entertainment _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - Continuously attack _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - A fruit

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