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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 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 ...
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I'm not a whale or a dolphin

I'm a brave charismatic Iranian, And a cheeky Egyptian rogue, And a small mongrel amphibian, And a serene nameless lake, I'm all twelve of these things but only one at a time, Despite what you may ...
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You may need me after too many

My first, a sight to behold before a drink My second, in the drink My third, a place for a drink My last, what may arise among lads after some drinks What am I?
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The Riddle - I Own the Value Less Than Nine

I own the value less than nine; Mother makes me if child get cry; Manager checks me to find which is high; Lose me, addicts might be about to die; I could be either Apple or Android side; ...
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It's right here. It's very very far

IT IS DIVINE IT’S A KILLER IT’S A GIFT IT’S A MEASURE IT’S A SOLID IT’S A LIQUID IT’S QUICK IT’S A CAR IT’S HERE IN A GLASS HOUSE IT’S VERY VERY FAR ...
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Twelve Labours - #01 Nemean Iron

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue Having finally deciphered his mother’s map, Hercules got dressed, wolfed down some breakfast and ...
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What is the common verbal association? [closed]

|| — S S S Your answer should be one word to this problem.
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Current political events

If you read aloud and listen, right after this you can sense her. Privacy is an issue, but not if you don't know. Block, stop, and hinder, take away my sights. What am I, do you know?
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Stare long enough and you will have found the answer

Good luck starting this puzzle. You'll stop where you always do. My middle is in the ending. You can see on the outside that I skipped school, but beneath that you'll find I'm deeper. What am I? ...
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2answers
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Mint, orange or pear

My prefix prefix comes from near the Med, my infix infix is slightly weird, my suffix suffix is brightly coloured, I am something sweet which may be sprayed.
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I'm half of a hundred

I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age. If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the ...
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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...
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This is a Noteworthy Riddle

I am verifiable but uncommon. I am always behind you. I don't know what to say. I am a lawmaker. I am a cat. I am an alien. I am that with which I began. Who am I?
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Follow me my dear friend

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Remove last letter 4 times, get a real word each time, starting word is a car model [closed]

The best I tried so far: Ford Explorer Explore Explor - not real Explo - not real Expl - not real
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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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MSSNG VWLS CNNCT WLL

The words and phrases in the following connect wall are missing their vowels. Insert the missing vowels into each word or phrase (all of the words/phrases are spaced correctly), then sort them into ...
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1answer
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A Grandma Riddle

This is my first question, let's hope it's not that simple! What is the fool who dresses as much as possible in summer and lets their clothes fall in winter? What am I?
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I'm not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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“YATAYO” what is hidden behind it?

I have the following riddle for you this morning: In the autumn scenery it looks nice. It can be gray but not necessarily. What is YATAYO?
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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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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. ...
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1answer
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The six letter word

I am a family. A member of me is so cute. Drawing my last four over my first two might perish this age. My counterpart makes a letter and a number. What am I?
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Son of the Revenge of the Riley Riddles in Reverse Strikes Again

Because why not, here's yet another bunch of these inverted riddles, where the solutions are what you'd usually use as the wordplay clues in a Riley Riddle. Here's how it goes: You get three words. ...
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False Shadow of an Orb

To those who dwell amongst soot and leaves The power of flight it willingly gives Lines that know neither start nor end Knowledge beyond what eyes comprehend Distorted illusion of that which ...
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We're all Greek here

Remove my first, and I'm still Greek. Remove my last, and I'm associated with Jimmy 'The Greek' Remove my middle, and you might have one in Ancient Greek. What word am I?
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I'm made of obsolete parts

In whole, I describe a drink or a relationship. Remove my front, and I become an obsolete part of a device. Remove my end, and I become another obsolete part of the same device. Remove my middle,...
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1answer
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Aquatic Animals Start A Movement

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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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3answers
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The Riddle - I Could be Seen in Many Places

In whole, you may see me in the competition, or on the street. Remove my front part, you may see me in the body, or on the lawn. Remove my rear part, you may see me in the prison, or in ...
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The answer is the same (tricky puzzle!)

Fill in the right words and the answer can be read across. Enjoy! Expensive Automatic Life Shrink Nadir Named Winter
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4answers
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The Dark Trails Right Across the Field

Finding my way I forge a new path Cutting through wood with what alchemists hath Fields not mountains I seek for swift passage Cross this land I must to pass on my message Who is this ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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Ewan, Ries, and Avut

There is a unique, well-defined word that completes the following quadruple: Ewan, Ries, Avut, ????. What's this word?
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1answer
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I am not a pleasant sight

My prefix is round and mostly white My suffix is found in mines My infix is to say "right" I usually am an ugly sight What/Who am I?
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What is an MM 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 an MM Word™. Use the ...
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Answering the Question of Life

Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. ...
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help - the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately, the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the ...
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At the Point of a Spear

My first prefix is relaxing My second prefix holds up mobile cloth My first infix is about average My second infix is only a piece My third infix makes you laugh and cry and stare ...