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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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16 number puzzles on a blackboard

I have left you some number puzzles on the blackboard. Solve them and let me know what they spell. Hint:
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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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E's-y Word-Square Fill-in

Not necessarily easy, but "'E's-y"! For each word square below, the Es have been filled in for you. Your task is to complete the rest of the square using only ...
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What is a Touch Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Touch Word™. Use the ...
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A question you might ask

I’m a question you might ask I’m a broken wish that’s small I’m mail that gets sent last I add a southern feel to all I’m a fork that you'll divine but use only sometimes What am I? -- The answer ...
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A most curious story about something stolen

The answer to this puzzle is a hint for The strange story of Lord Lefthide. Several horsemen came across a German man. "Have you seen some twins?", they asked him. The man answered by the ...
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What is the world?

Thought I'd get back into puzzle-making by giving Fortnightly Topic Challenge #22 a go. As you work through one of your countless puzzle books, you find a sheet of paper inside with a poem on it. It'...
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What is a Conflicted Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Conflicted Word™. Use ...
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A Smuggled List of S'S

Smuggled this strange list from [redacted] 's place. Maybe he is making a puzzle. Who is the victim? Scarlet covers Swindler's imprecation Sour disordered equipment Smash journal ...
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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Clue Web #2 - A Barrel of Fun

Tried one of these yeserday and it went pretty well (for the most part) so here's another clue web! How it works: You get 4 clues for each of the outer labels (A1, A2, etc.) on the web. You solve ...
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Here is my family. Who am I?

My first child was a rebel. He is estranged from us. My second used to be much closer to me, but we are losing touch. My third is similar in temperament to my second, but smarter, although sometimes ...
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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 five point eight, ...
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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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Vowelburger™ Triple Supreme

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added yet another a twist. They started making triple patty burgers where the patties need ...
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12 more blackboard puzzles (letter puzzles)

I have previously posted number puzzles. This time it's letter puzzles. Some clues have a Harry Potter theme. Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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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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My prefix is wet, my suffix is cheap

My prefix is wet. My suffix is cheap. My infix can be expensive. As a whole, I am happily devoured. What am I?
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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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Zeebus Puzzle #5

Going back in time for this one. Us old folks should get it pretty easily ;)
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Going back to a previous way of life

Going back to a previous way of life: At first I'm really a type of strife, In the middle I once depicted slumber, And in the end I may help number. Find the word.
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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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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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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 word which has ...
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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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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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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?). I am twice my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 heads in ...
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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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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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I greet the unfortunate, with my education

My prefix, mostly sturdy, My suffix is a hill, And my infix is eight. Who is my whole?
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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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Who wrote this potion recipe?

Below is a recipe for a Fainting Draught written by a famous wizard. The potionmaster who created this recipe has hidden his name within the recipe. Can you find the name of this potion's author?
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each $\text{X X X}$ should be replaced with the same three letters. $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#...
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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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Teapot Riddle: my first is fragile, my second isn't fragile but tough

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 clues. Let's get started! ...
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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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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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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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