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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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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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According to who?

Done in Princeton with disgust. Or, basically, to cover floors. A blot or smudge, Or anything up to C. Eighty percent luck, Or in sound by sight. In a public lavatory Or a house of ...
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I might blow up!

Everyone has one but sometimes you can doubt it. If you lose me, you must be crazy! You can do me and you can don't, but the negative is the positive. Surprisingly, I can also blow up! ...
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A shocking event

When I'm all over the place - give me a yelling When I need hair washing - give me a frightening When I need a clutch - give me soft singing When I need an aromatic - give me a whole county When I ...
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Member most ancient

I'm in a devilish one, I'm in heaven's son; I'm in landowners' class, I'm in rule not by lass; I'm in wealth on top, I'm in compound from crop; I'm in a seeker's tool, I'm in a ruler cruel What am ...
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Critique of a Riddle

Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a ...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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This Riley Riddle is a Mess

My prefix is hypocrisy, My infix is before, My suffix lasts for seven years, My whole from which you pour. What am I? Please explain each line in your answer.
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Unlock The Mystery

load-bearer jailer poultry primate rider bologna Hi guys! Sorry I've been away for so long; hope you enjoy this brief little puzzle.
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Twelve Labours - #09 House of Hippolyta

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 The House of Hippolyta ...
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Triangle for a triangle

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What will happen?

I am an event, relations I set. Make most to fret, threat because they get. I sound like evil, but actually I'm not. Maybe as a concept, but it is not my ...
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Unwanted visitors detected

My firsts signify education My seconds axial examination My thirds medical location My fourths denote radiation My fifths state abbreviation My whole is blood contamination My parts each two in ...
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Twelve Labours - #07 Cleats 'N' Balls

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 Emerging from the barbers with a ...
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Why is it relevant to this question?

It'$ not ₺he pride before the fall. It's not 'round mouths in afternoons. You may have heard it said by three: Do it in meta 'for toil and trouble. Or if the charge is all done wrong, ...
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Twelve Labours - #06 Stymphalian Beards

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 Hercules looked down at his to-do list ...
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Free Assignment: Longest Word Worth a Million

This is very much inspired by this question. Take the first 26 primes and relate each one to a letter of the alphabet. On this occasion, you may choose how each number is mapped to each letter (...
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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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Not going anywhere fast

I’m an island domain, and where strong drink is found, Yet I’m baffled by cricket, and silent (no sound). I’m a person of faith, and devoid of all strife; I am "the Way”, and one’s stance ...
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A loyal traitor

Two countries are at war, Albekistan and Uzbania. The leader of the Albekistanian army asks, "Who ___ me?". The Uzbanian army's leader replies, "I ___ you!" She is promptly shot by her own army for ...
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Photographic Companions

What do we all need to breathe which connects the concepts of "photographic equipment" and "companion", based on the etymology of their synonyms?
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How to tell somone at random you want to speak with him using only numbers and the first 4 letters of the Alphabet? [closed]

There’s a token on Ethereum which seems to be very famous according to the number of peoples using it and the amount of money collected. But yet, Googling the function names as well as the ...
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Reader Beware, You're In For a

I can keep you grounded, or I can rile you up. I can facilitate your travel, or I can discourage you from going. I have assumed many forms including that of a cyborg, a professor, and a ...
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Hands-on murderer

I'm a deadly solution Applied in revolution With even distribution On two parts in involution Causing mass execution Of things Lilliputian Used by resolution To achieve ablution What am ...
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Well-known American figure with Roman numerals

Which well-known American figure has an 8-letter name, with 6 consonants and all of them are Roman numerals?
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I have a brother, who's almost like me. Who am I?

I have a brother, who's almost like me, but not quite. We have distant relatives too, but they live far away. I live in equilibrium, just like you, but completely differently. Who am I? ...
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In the top five, I'm odd

When I am done, I'm served. When you are me, be proud. In the top five, I'm odd. I'm one of the unlucky ones, or royally envied. What am I?
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Complete the poem

Facetiously I now pose you this question, Confuse you, and I do so with a smirk. The answer open to much speculation You won't find palindromes in this short work. What word is longest in its ...
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Oh you, I need in every second

You fill all earths emptiness The higher I go, you get less If you go away nobody will stay The jellyfish might still play Oh I, representative of all being Oh I, just you I will keep needing Oh ...
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Me and my successor

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit. Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying ...
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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Twelve Labours - #05 Eugene's Tables

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 After being snookered by Pholus’ puzzle for ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of ...
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I shall Keep Watch for My Family

Inspired, again. This time, by @Stiv. Enjoy! You asked me what I did before I fell asleep; Perhaps you'll know if I tell you whose watch I need to keep. I'm the freest of them all, all things ...
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where ...
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Producing My Position

Usually, I'm seen at a mass movement, Or alongside some cutting bloke. A keen eye can be rude about me. My sister was there when God spoke. Many would say I'm a sequence, Passed between ...
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The Age of Jobs and Technology

Many years ago, Macintosh does not have a place in the technology field. Nokia was the beacon, the headlight of the kingdom of technology. Yet, there is a hidden force, in the far East, triggered by ...
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Outlook not so good

As a whole, things aren't looking very bright, Remove my rear, and something's just not right, Remove my front, and you'll be at death's door, so crummy, Remove my middle, and you might find me quite ...
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A Cyclic Riley [dupl$ $icate]

This question already has an answer here: The Cyclic Riley #1 1 answer Here we go, a classic Riley with a twist! My firsts are the firsts of the days; My middle is the middle, not lacking; My ...
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“bees” -> “hive” in 5 letter changes or fewer

Example of "warm" -> "cold": warm worm word cord cold Notice that it's a real word each time. Can you get from "bees" -> "hive" in 5 letter changes or fewer?
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Used to Stop a Fight?

In whole, you may see me on a farm or on The Moon. Remove my rear part, you may see me in a prison or in the supermarket. Remove my middle part, you may see me on my whole or on your ...
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Twelve Labours - #04 Erymanthian Bar

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 Now one crate lighter, Hercules made his way back up the road to the Erymanthian ...
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A mysterious story that will leave you in the dark (1)

This is the story of a man: He was designing a booster rocket that could put people on the moon. (3) Every day he would drink a whole pot of hot coffee. (2) One day he knocked his best mug ...
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Crack this rhyme

You can see me inside bars and also inside the stars. Some may call me a key, The above line is a clue to thee! My brothers are bigger than me, I again say, the above line is a clue to thee! ...
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Do I Ressemble a Cheetos?

Can your criticisms please stop? All you say are crap Robert, stop teasing me for my height Raphaelle, i don’t care if I ressemble a Cheetos Oh my dear lord, I’m Tearing ...
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A jazzy one-liner

Standing next in turn in good mood; finished "Straight, No Chaser" with a fast tempo. What the Thelonious are we describing?
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Twelve Labours - #03 Golden Hind

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 Hercules was grateful the morning sun wasn’t hotter as he pulled the heavy flatbed ...
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Super Secret Cookbook

You requested the password for a super secret cookbook and received an SMS with the following content: 77733666688833 2555555 777772222337777 2663 777337555222233 84433 6688622337777777 9444844 ...
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I terrify those beneath

My beginning: steamy, but 2/5ths crazy My middle, wailing, from spectres hazy My end, demonic, lives in Hell My start, to there, does transport sell My middle, within, the original man My end, ends, ...
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What's the Word Given Other Words?

One word to sure make you think Nothing This word will certainly be considered too Pentagon I ate pizza as a part of my breakfast this morning, if that's important Clockwork Pay careful ...