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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 answer is buried there somewhere

Wow, the little negative cow army had a balmy sun war. The forty richest blameless homesteaders await the answers. Who did the cow army fight in the war? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; My infix is, mathematically

Here's my first attempt at a Riley! Good luck! The thought of my prefix brings many a smile; Sit down, relax, or sleep for a while. My infix is, mathematically; One point six times ...
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The answer is less complex than the riddle

My first is really easy - trust me, it's not hard. Fail here and you will kick yourself. In rhymes it's found with Simon seeking lard; In maths it doesn't meet itself. My second is found ...
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Find the word with the highest normalized product of letter-prime values where A=2, B=3, C=5, …, Z=101

Which word has the highest normalized score according to the following: Assign each individual letter A..Z of an (English) word a value corresponding to the n'th prime (see table below). Take the ...
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Teapot Riddle no.8

Teapot riddle no.8: "rules as every year, James": 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 ...
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Guess Me riddle #2

View the first part here The word is broken down into parts My first part is a small character in a book and a movie My second part is related to company My third part is related to a rabbit My ...
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Zeebus Puzzle #5

Going back in time for this one. Us old folks should get it pretty easily ;)
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I was inspired to create another anagram puzzle

Another anagram puzzle! Just like my previous anagram puzzle, this one has $20$ lines. Some are easy, some are hard, but some can also be a little funny. Once again, credit to @QuantumTwinkie's ...
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Hangman- No misses left

**** No programs allowed. You must find the answer using your own brain. **** Your hangman game allows for 9 misses, but on the 10th miss, you're hanged! You don't want to be hanged. The letters ...
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A simple “scientific test…”

I hold every single day, in my lovely picture frame. I look a hundred years old, but I was built on the spot. You might say I'm weak, and I'm four times over the hill. Sometimes I take the elevator ...
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Find the secret word

Here is a list of words. Mother Clam Game Anagram Immune Maximum Image In each word, there is an indication on how to read a secret word. But some words gave a false indication and ...
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Teapot Riddle (No. 34) Strikes Again!

I got inspired from @Jannis and @user477343 (you should really start using a name, lol) for making amazing teapot riddles. Be sure to check their riddles as well RULES : I have one ...
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Will Riley Riddles ever end?

Maybe, maybe not — but the answer won't. My prefix is the first half of what was before. My suffix curses Scotland in red and no more. My infix is a hotshot when scrambled (what egg?). ...
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Teapot Riddle no.25 (fan made)

Teapot riddle 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: My first ...
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Easy to type, Harder to say

I have two names I often go by — Name them both to identify Who I am and where to find me (This is not hyperbole). By one name I'm high and mighty, Often stalked by paparazzi; Towns, songs, games, ...
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The Case of the Missing Kitten (Part 1)

You wake up at 6:30 AM to a knock on your door. By the time you get dressed and answer the door, you can see (in your motion-activated lawn lighting) a person riding away on his (or her) motorcycle. ...
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Puzzle: Catching the Culprit

He has struck again! The criminal who was behind the fiasco involving the missing presentation notes is at it again, this time hiding not just the presentation notes, but every single trophy and medal ...
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Teapot Riddle no.7

everyone doing rhymes here Teapot Riddle no.7 eeeeeh ... get me some beer Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try ...
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Teapot Riddle no.6

Here's riddle numero 6: Same rules as always: 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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Word Identification

Sound out the word with the clues. My first one, should be quite easy: You can regularly find me inserted below. Something we all do. A short-hand account of the matter from my point of view. I heard ...
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Just another riley riddle

Just another riley riddle: My prefix is a lie, My infix is what some people pledge to, My suffix is to have less What is the word?
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A Resurrected Riley Riddle

I made a new Riley Riddle to make up for the laziness in my previous Riley Riddle, also inspired by @KevinL's Riley Riddle. My prefix won't stand, but it cracks at the bottom. My suffix has ...
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Teapot Riddle no.43

Teapot Riddle no.43 Rules I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) Try to figure out the word with my hints. today less hints than ...
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Another Six-words (------||||||)

People call me crazy. I think perhaps I am I just seek justice and there is no other way I don't want to create chaos: quite the opposite. It is a voice chanting in my head. (Or do others hear ...
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Omni-Riley-Rebuses

Partially inspired by MetaZen’s Four Directions Series :) North: East: South: West: This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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Additions & Twists

Start with a word. For each line below, add one letter to the last word, then anagram, to get a word that means: pitch fleet slowly anent public adverse What word did I start as and what words did I ...
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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Grandma's Simple Puzzle Box

One day, after a long morning walk, my Grandma came home with a box in her hand and told us the story of how she got it. She said that she met six women in the park who were sitting together in a ...
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Incomplete Word Rectangle

This is an incomplete word rectangle: When completed, every row will contain a common English word with four letters, and every column will contain a word with five letters. All of these are common ...
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I can signal the demise of the world, or I may be the key to unlocking it

I may have four legs, or I may have none- I may have two ears, but perhaps I cannot hear. I may have two eyes, but could it be that I cannot see? Either way, I can be found in your home; Either ...
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4824 Draw an award 4284

After you finished the last one with a ceasar cipher: [ Definitely not suspicious ] I realize that you guys cannot be distracted. So, I will tell you the answer, right here. $Phew!$ While everyone'...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is nice and pleasant and lovely, my second really quite

Same rules as before: 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 clues. First clue: My ...
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Teapot Riddle no.38

Thanks to @trolley813 for the cool riddle This Riddle has now 5 different words, which apply to that. If you have free time find more ... currently 4 words are found. Rules as always: I have one ...
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He asks weird questions : Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa likes to make weird statements and ask weird questions. Only the other day he asked: "Make a Long Table Out of a Wall" "What am I doing? Need a one word answer" He does have a way ...
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Definitely not suspicious

This unsuspicious ... post - has just a bunch of random letters. No secret words, no silly ciphers, nothing. Nothing to see here. Goodbye. Urgent secret message: Go to another question ahem, what ...
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Small and resilient

At the same time I can be low or high, I can be found where the ground meets the sky. I may have a bald spot on top of my head, but pick a fight with me, and you may be dead. Slow moving, slow ...
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Guess Me riddle #3

View the last part here Guess the word Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force and magic spelling Celestial sprites elucidate All my own striving can't relate What am I?
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Name the 25 Ants

When solving the Contagious Ants on a Meterstick problem, puzzlers often overlook the fact that ants are sophisticated creatures with names, dreams, and personalities. ...
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I'm quite famous nowadays, mostly because of my owner

I have: An anagram that sharpens your imagination An anagram that doesn't ask for your permission An anagram that is not very original An anagram that is not very important What am I?
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A single word - what am I?

A musician oft rehearsed Together with his part reversed But he was not himself as such A single word - two's much too much
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Famous Last Words (or Escape the Concatenation Camp)

Word War II has been raging for years, and many innocent words have been rounded up into concatenation camps (which is certainly a death sentence). Thus far, you've managed to evade detection but many ...
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My Anagram is Noble

Here is another one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). Me, I am what you do when you don't want to do something, My anagram is noble, My other anagram is necessary for human ...
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A Riddle of Considerable Magnitude

I am a quite enormous space And ten of me's the farthest place. Two of those may place the bait And ten times more stands tall and straight. The answer is a single English word.
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Vowelburger™ Riddle

(A new kind of riddle) I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! $$ % custom template - do not reuse \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#...
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Monoalphabetic Geometry

This is a second puzzle from the Monoalphabetic Equation series, you can check out the previous one here. A set of letters has been replaced by $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ and one symbol has been replaced ...
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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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Wild Flash Graphics, Bro!

I've had many tricks played on me, but to my credit, I'm rarely so green anymore. I used to pack quite a punch, things even got spicy with a mom. I'll post a video greeting if and only if I'm in ...
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A Halloween Riddle

My first's where you are when you aren't trick-or-treating My next is the start of what kids will be eating My third, when gigantic, might test your comport My fourth starts the season where ...
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Search the Pantomime 4 Clues

The final year students at Farthingbottom School have to get through a set of exams at the end of the Christmas term before they can relax for the holiday season. For extra credit there is a section ...
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Corsets, movie sets and assets

My prefix prefix does exhilarating kicks, My infix infix uncovered the wizard's tricks, My suffix suffix is quieter than a tick, Gone a century since, he made infinite picks.

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