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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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Another Four-words (----||||)

It's been a while since we have seen one of these (as originally created by Prem), and I thought people might enjoy another one. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is the conclusion ...
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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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Renouned Set Theory

Consider the following ten statements: $A$ do not have $B$. Some $C$ are $D$, but no $E$ are $D$. $F$ that are $A$ can still be $G$ if they have $H$. No $C$ that do not have $G$ can be both $H$ and $...
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What's the longest non-winning string in Insertion Ghost?

The game Ghost is a game where players take turns appending letters to the end of a word. The first person to form a complete word with at least four letters, or give a string of a letters that no ...
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Fix Me Please - What am I?

You put me up, They tear me down Some may laugh like I was a clown. Fix me up and put me back, Perhaps now we're more on track. Crazy and impossible things, All sorts of silly strings. The answer ...
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Riddles/puzzles having answer hidden in the question? [closed]

Can you give any example of riddles or puzzles in which the answers are someway "cleverly hidden" inside the question? I think that such examples are more common in word-related riddles, but maybe ...
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Me and My Gang, Again

This puzzle was inspired by Me and My Gang. I really enjoyed that puzzle, and hope that this one is as challenging and fun. I think it might be a bit easier than Me and My Gang, but we'll see. ...
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How Many Minutes in a Second

I'm starting to suspect this is some kind of gag puzzle, so before you downvote it please consider that I've considered that. The question is "How many minutes in a second?" with the stipulation ...
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You know you love me

My sister made a riddle thingy for fun. I hope you like it: I may be enjoyed with ice, but often preferred with fire. I can come with chocolate and crackers, but it's fine when I come ...
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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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Knight on the keyboard

You are given a QWERTY keyboard, and are allowed to choose where you wish to start. You are only able type in the same way a knight is able to move on a chessboard (but in this case, on the keyboard). ...
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Simple word riddles

These are just quick little ones that I was told (and stumped) by my nephew. A (very) basic knowledge of the english language is required to solve them (apologies to the international audience). ...
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Find the rule that assigns numbers to words

I have devised a rule that assigns a positive integer to each English word. Here is a list of words and the integers the rule assigns them. $$ \begin{array}{l|l} \text{Word}&\text{Integer}\\\...
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My Family, My Siblings, and I

Thanks @starsplusplus helping me with the idea. (From his riddle). I thought of this (far fetched) answer/concept based off of his, and decided to see if anyone else could figure it out. I have a ...
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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, ...
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Who are my friends and I?

All alone, I'm afraid I can be a little bit depressing One of my friends quickly comes along to lift the mood They tend to bring their sister along, though, and we soon start squabbling Their ...
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What is the missing word?

On the roadside last week, I found what appears to be a page from a farmer's journal. Although the spelling and grammar might not be 100% correct, I can easily read all but one word of it. There is a ...
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Largest crossword puzzles without blanks or blockers

How big a crossword puzzle can you make without using any blank squares? Only the solution is required, not the clues. Here is a 6x6 example, the solution to a recent puzzle by @Avon. A B A S E S B ...
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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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Six-words (------||||||)

My 1st go at this (and first post here). I hope you like. This puzzle is degrading. There are plants (with ain) And the clues are quite obtuse. It is a smelly, meaty extrude of a puzzle: ...
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What is the next word in this sentence?

WARNING: You could totally search online for this and find the answer. Note the no-computer tag. Yes, you can cheat and I wouldn't know. However, that's not nearly as much fun and you'd be trading ...
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Eight-words (--------||||||||) +1

Eight-words: (+1) My first is a move in (American) football that will never score you points My second is like the shaft within a flagellum My third is really two words and surrounds the feline'...
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Seven-words (-------|||||||)

Seven-words: My first is what the bully may show My second describes some spouses post-nuptials My third is when something is like something else My fourth are people who tell you what to pay ...
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Six-words (------) Six-words (||||||)

Six-words: My first is what a bouncer does if they think you're cool enough My second is what my fourth does to your pain My third is your surroundings on a grassy hill in summer My fourth ...
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Five-words (-----|||||)

Five-words: My first is a kind of cattle from Asia (more than one). My second is what a horse did to its victory if it just won a race on its own merit. My third is found together with a groom. My ...
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Four-words (----||||)

Four-words : My first is indivisible , but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men , but in ancient Rome. My third is a cruel wicked person , but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires , but ...
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Putting the words together

What's the relation between these words: mix audio duct measure electric magnetic deck (This one isn't very difficult for my first attempt of a word puzzle.) Since ...
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The whole world doesn't take me seriously. Who am I?

The whole world doesn't take me seriously, saying I follow no logic, even though I'm wise enough to calculate things most cannot. I've been here for a long time, even more than all my ...
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A diabolical puzzle: Hector + Tisiphone =?

Homer + Ovid = Paris Ulysses + Julius Caesar = Nimrod Guy de Montfort - Cleopatra = Medusa Epicurus - Pluto = Dido Hector + Tisiphone = ?
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Categories within Categories

Each of these sets of five words has an odd member out. The other four words fall under a specific category, which can then be further generalized with a single word. Once you discover each of the ...
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Fill in the blanks

Every morning starts out the same. I wake up and grab a cup of ____. I then go and feed my pet ______ a mouse or two. If it's a weekend, I will watch a movie or read a book about my favorite ...
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Little riddle: Who am I?

Cut me for nothing to be missed, open me to be surprised. Be my fruit and you'll be loved, Though if I'm from an animal you'll be doomed. Who am I?
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5 Letter Word, Removing letters

Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. ...
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Egg Yolk Riddle

I remember this from when I was in highschool (or the dutch equivolant). The teacher of my english class proposed this riddle and a lot of people had it wrong but the answer was really simple. ...
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Three curtailments

I. I can separate two high places. Remove one letter, and I can separate two high places. II. I can connect two high places. Remove one letter, and I can connect two high places. III. I can ...
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What am I, in this metaphorical family?

I have no brothers or sisters, but I have many dolls. I'm always watching my mother, and my cousins all think I'm fat.
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Why am I screaming?

Simply find what is hidden in this picture.
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I am a treasure with gold inside

I am a treasure with gold inside, protected by snow. My walls protect me from being caught. Taking all might not be so good for your health. I'd rather recommend the snow. What might I be?
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What might I be?

Try to figure out the word: You can bend me. I am the opposite of heavy. You can try to stop me, but I'll always find a way. Without me, you wouldn't have eyes. With me, you can worship ...
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Please don't discard me

I hope you like the simple riddles. Tips would be welcome if they're too obvious :) ...
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Where do I occur?

The answer to this riddle is indirect. Based on what the riddle reveals, it asks where that which you find occurs. That will be the correct answer. ...
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What am I supposed to be?

This one is probably very easy. I'm still trying to getting the hang of more complex structures :) ...
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Words where “ea” = “ay”

There are 5 words in the English language (6 if we count "Eamon") where the letter combination "ea" makes an "ay" sound rather then an "ee" sound. What are they? If you already know this please don't ...
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Guess , What am I? [duplicate]

If you look you cannot see me. And if you see me you cannot see anything else. I can make anything you want happen, but later everything goes back to normal. What am I?
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What is my name, and where is my domain?

I am blind But I can feel. I feel the same up As I feel down. I can go round but I'm not round, I am strong and I am bound. I am found on the floor, I can find 5 things not more....
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Word of the Day #3

For the previous Word of the Day challenges, check out Word of the Day #1 and Word of the Day #2. Add to me one and I'll become a mess; Add to me six and I'll buy you a dress. Add thirty-five,...
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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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Such contrast - What am I?

So big so small, So old, so new So short, so tall. Dry, or covered in dew. Used everywhere, Destroyed but saved. Happiness or despair, When I am razed. Trust me, I know Really, I'm near. Every ...
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Word of the Day #1

Test run of a possible series of "word of the day" riddles! With a light source, I resemble a star; Once fortified, I'm alone at the bar. Then, come the fifth, I shall sail away - Tell me, what am ...
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Can you crack the Magic Diary's encrypted message?

Can you help find the hidden message in this encrypted text? A young Science student / Stack-Exchange enthusiast stumbles upon a magical encrypted diary of a fellow he has always admired. He finds ...