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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 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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Longest word with adjacent letters on a keyboard

What is the longest English word you can type using only letters that are adjacent on a QWERTY keyboard? You can start anywhere and then either repeat the previous letter or move to an adjacent one. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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I can be a number

See me once, I don't want to, shoo! See me twice, care what you say, for I'm a taboo See me once, I can be a number See me twice, the sports team likes to slumber Hints will come bidaily. ...
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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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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\ > ...
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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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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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Piece de Resistance - Eight Doubled Tetrominoes Make a Tetronogram

Eight Doubled Tetrominoes Make a Tetronogram 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 ... Time for ...
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The Perpetual Teapot (no.28)

So, as I stated in my first Teapot riddle, I was challenged by a fellow user to create a Teapot riddle, and thus I have created ...
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Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made). Alien. 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 ...
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Teapot Riddle no.26

So I've noticed the Teapot riddles are rising in popularity and I figured I would give them a try; also, it didn't help that it was recommended by @user474343 for ...
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Teapot Riddle no.27

Good luck to you all! The 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. The Puzzle ...
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Just a bunch of dudes

My prefix is dude. My infix is little dude. My suffix is too loud, dude. I'm a stand-up dude.
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Seven letter word : it goes on

This is the same principle as here. You seemed to enjoy the first ones, so here is another one. This one is in three lines, and the sentences give less direct clues (in my opinion), in order to be a ...
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I was inspired to create an anagram puzzle

Inspired by @QuantumTwinkie's anagram puzzles, I have created my own anagram puzzle. It has $20$ lines. Some are easy, some are hard, but whoever can find them all will deserve the tick $\color{green}{...
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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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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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The Word Web - Clue Sixteen

<<---First clue <---Previous clue Inspiration from here. A lot of credit to @Scimonster here; we created this puzzle together. "Aha!" you exclaim, finally spotting the door - it's an ...
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Word connection squares!

This puzzle is in the spirit of Word connections, but is a more elaborate version of the same idea. In each puzzle, you have a square of seven words of the following form: ...
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Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made). 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 ...
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Throw me away. Who am I? [closed]

When you need me, you throw me away. But when you’re done with me, you bring me back. What am I? This is not one of my riddles. If anyone knows who created this riddle, I would be delighted to ...
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What are you eating?

SZ#001 You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you just eat?
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Teapot Riddle no.21

Teapot riddle no.21 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. no further words ...
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Another Manufactured Teaset Riddle

I had an idea for another teaset riddle so here we go. For anyone who doesn't know how these works you must decipher two or more words that are homonyms/homophones that have a different meaning, A.K....
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Word connections

I am trying a new kind of puzzle so feel free to leave constructive comments and opinions! Thank you! The objective of this puzzle is to connect 2 words by using a chain of words that connects each ...
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Feast Your Eyes on a Riley Riddle

Currently working on my fourth anagram puzzle, so in the meantime, I have made a Riley Riddle. Sorry if this riddle seems rather lazy or if the title appears subjective (depending on whether you like ...
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Teapot riddle no.15 (fanmade)

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: My first teapot is ...
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Name That Song!

A homeless man and a rich billionaire are discussing music. The rich person exclaims suddenly "OK, if you can name a song that includes my daughter's name, I will give you one million dollars. Her ...
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Almost a curse?

What am I? My last three letters serve to clarify.My first four letters are where famous people speak.Dropping all consonants, I am almost a curse. The solution is a single English word and, once ...
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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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The Curse of the Ancients

The night has grown fearful. It has been a fortnight since the rising - when the dead have begun to shamble out of their graves, hunting and preying on sleeping men and women and children. The people ...