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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 Puzzle Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Part of the Community Metapuzzle. The word in the puzzle below is also the word needed here. Deadline's tight, got worthless outworn pap. Noxious ill-timed rot with dreary crap. "Edit tonight!" ...
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A star made of dice

This puzzle is based on another one called Stella di dadi (dice star) from a popular Italian puzzle magazine. However there have been some modifications to make this puzzle a bit a lot harder. ...
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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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Worlds. My first ever riddle

I say plenty but never with sound; Free to say anything, yet always bound. I like to be kindled but never kindling. I'm always turned yet the same way round. Born from a tree, but not in the ground, ...
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Word Tank-chain-wheel Challenge

My niece gave me this word wheels challenges the other day and I comes up with an alternative. Here's how this challenge works: Find a word that can form another word by moving its first letter ...
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Farmer needs to get his word across the river

In the spirit of the classic river-crossing puzzles: ...
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Step into the Octagram

The diagram below shows a partially-filled "octagram". Step into it, if you dare! At every vertex in a long word. Flowing into every vertex are two short words. Anagrammed together, these two short ...
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A Massive and Torrid Affair

Is my first part a bargain? Be careful! Not quite. My next, when it's scarlet, means something's not right. My third: to police, an invaluable tool Can my last bit be neutral? It can't, as a ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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A Quick Easy Riley

I've hit a road block with my story riddles and need to refresh my mindset; therefore, I am writing a quick and easy puzzle for the community to solve. Good luck to all of you! Look for the prefix, ...
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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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My cousin's odd farm

I recently went to visit my cousin, who runs a farm. But when I got there, things were a bit, well... odd: His 10 horses had 24 legs, yet they could all walk normally. For his 30 workers he had 6 ...
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Another four-liner: By myself I can be quite persuasive

By myself I can be quite persuasive. With a letter out front, I'm powerful. With two behind, you'd better act fast. With three out front, I bring great suffering. What is this strong word?
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Defeat by Me; Your Destiny

Sometimes we play catch; Though you'd hope it more like fetch. I'd be the second; an honorable mention. Indeed it'd be, as if I've spent my life in detention. You'd know where, if you found the ...
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The arrow of time flies in reverse

Here is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects ...
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Little Annabel Weights

When the wind blows, I may shout and jeer Or OP's no-no perhaps you may hear. I may surround footwear Or cook up that tramp there! When the wind blows, I may concern tights. Maybe (hope ...
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The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways

In whole, you may use me in the measuring. With my $1^{st}$ & $2^{nd}$ part, you may use me in the coloring. With my $2^{nd}$ & $3^{rd}$ part, you may use me in the casting. With my $3^{rd}$ &...
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Hope You're Happy in This!

Inspired by The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways by Conifers :D My whole is usually shown in a tree. About my $1^{st}$ and $2^{nd}$ parts is fond. About my $2^{nd}$ and $3^{rd}$ parts, ...
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An Untimely Rebus For Your Puzzlement

Now with eye-popping graphics! (Hey, it's my first rebus.) Text version: $$ \begin{matrix} light-speed & & & & here\\ & & ? & & \\ \end{matrix} $$
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Who got some sun on the voyage?

We meek internationalists go on a little afternoon voyage Who got some sun on the voyage? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3: Hint #4:
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Unstoppable force

I'll start to count while you solve this problem, and just relax here at the top of my column. Everywhere I go I let out a good whistle, but don't mess with me cause I carry a pistol. Typically ...
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Word of the Day #2

Test run, take two. The first run went well, so let's keep it up! For your second riddle, things might just get trickier - With some common bond, things might just get stickier! When I'm with a group ...
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So Popular, What am I?

Pursued by many, hated by few, It's amazing how much I can do. Creation, enlargement, or despise, Tell me now where you keep your eyes. Life or death, on different fronts, I am the goal of many hunts. ...
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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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This is for Duck

As promised I have crafted a homonym riddle just for @Duck. With the recent spike in homophone riddles, I figured it was time. I finally figured out what word to use, so can you tell me which word it ...
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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 Soupçon of Rebus Recreation

It's a rebus puzzle. You know what to do. What single English word do these symbols represent?                 Part of a metapuzzles entry: I, for one,...
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Large and in charge [closed]

Opened or closed, I continue to be. A mechanism of choice, But I can be beastly. I come in all shapes and sizes, Each with a common task. I cling to life by a thread, What am I, I ask? Added hint: ...
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Words with most and fewest syllables for given length?

What is the greatest and least number of syllables that a word of a given length can have? More precisely, for each word length from 1 letter to 20 letters, find words of that length containing as ...
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Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8)

Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8) In a typical two part connect-wall puzzle, you are given 16 words which have 2 degrees of separation from the final answer. The first degree of ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #2

Like last time, find the links then connect it to a Puzzling SE tag. ...
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What's the hidden word within the poem?

Hidden within the following poem is a word. I would provide more clue as to how to decipher each letter in the word, but perhaps I'm already giving away too much. Let's see if you can get it! If I ...
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Highest scoring words based on distance travelled along the alphabet

For any word we define it's alphabetic distance to be the total amount of places in the alphabet you need to traverse between each letter. Example: WORD has a score of 25 8 character distance ...
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Another visual puzzle to tuck into

A plural word connects these images:                                       What is ...
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Falcon Circus, Prologue: The Twins

You get home from work, grab the mail, take off your coat, and sit down on the couch with the TV on the news. "Bills, bills, junk..." you sift through your mail, and stop to look at a very colorful ...
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Teapot Riddle no.40

Already so many... i need to make myself thoughts about specials. BTW: this is some kind of special since this word has 7 teapots Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings Each ...
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Anonymous letter from somewhere sometime today

Not many know of me, and even less have touched what is mine. A lonely fella I am, like being the smallest pebble in the puddle, Unless you ask the bishop, he owns the title, according to a ...
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What is designed to go into holes and always has a hole in it? [closed]

What is designed to go into holes and always has a hole in it? It fits this pattern: S _ _ ...
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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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A word puzzle about complimenting one's appearance

Think of a unit of measurement. Now rearrange its letters and read them out loud to form a sentence (an example would be u r a b, meaning "You are a bee"). Make sure the sentence compliments someone ...
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You can order them, and keep them

Each clue gives TWO words, which give a letter; the letters can be combined to form two more words, which share a special property with all of the decoded clues. All of forever. (8) It's big enough ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfit accessory swapping or whatever

OMG, me and my sister are like total BFFs and we share clothes like all the time! We soooo have the same sense of style and we borrow stuff from each other like every single second! We don't even ...
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A Riddle Like a Phoenix

Set right within a wood, you see An army group with energy. Addendum in the heart may be Guffawing inappropriately. Behold! O sad remains the key That holds the ace front backwardly The ...
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Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite

I am a common word that refers to a person. I rarely refer to very young people – in fact, the older a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if you pick two random ...
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We're found in vans, in bags, on bikes - we're found in books, in maps, online

We're found in vans, in bags, on bikes, Most everywhere that people dwell. Dogs may hate us, but we bring Important tidings, good or bad. We're found in books, in maps, online, Most ...
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Affixes on steroids

Since I made the original "Riley riddle", there have been many other riddles of the same form. So, of course, I thought it was very important to take this to its logical extreme. Sorry this one doesn'...
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Craft the longest Scrabble sentence

This is another challenge along the same vein as similar challenges that have shown up on this site, requiring the puzzle to craft the longest possible sentence given a specific requirement. What is ...
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Linked word squares

The following are clues to 18 six-letter words that must be filled into the following three linked word squares. The clues are in no particular order, but just for fun, I tried to arrange them to ...
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My attempt at the world's shortest riddle: One rhyme, / Space, time

One rhyme, Space, time. (8-letters) The above is my attempt at the world's shortest riddle. EDIT - 23 Aug 2015 Here is my bid to get the riddle re-opened. Naturally to satisfy the community I have ...
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Secondary Alphabetical Order

Here are the final 16 Official Letters of the Secondary Alphabetical Order: .. .. K, L, A, I, U, G, R, H, N, F, B, X, O, Q, J, Z If you can figure out the rest of the order, the first ...

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