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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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Fun things to do at home

What do I do when I get home, you ask? Draw a dinosaur (11) Read about an elite person (10) Look at something that is written (10) Learn about navy officers (8) Take things back (7) ...
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Return of the Riley Riddles in Reverse

For no reason in particular, here's one more batch of these inverted riddles from last year, where the solutions are what you'd usually use as the wordplay clues in a Riley Riddle. Here's how it goes: ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport? [closed]

I got asked this today and I don’t know the answer. Will someone please help me figure it out? Here is the riddle: “What connects a bird, a childrens’ toy, and a mode of transport?”
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You cannot touch me, but I can touch you, who am I? [closed]

You cannot touch me, but I can touch you. I can’t hear you, but you can hear me. I can't follow you, but you can follow me. Who am I?
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The Riley Riddle Mine

My prefix is a doctor. My suffix isn't feeling well. My infix is myself. From earth to enamel, what am I? As usual, please supplement final answers with explanations for each line. ...
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Part pokemon am I

Part pokemon am I, or perhaps two, But not to belie, what I think of you. I’m often confused, with low ‘r camping Or expressly used, when overbar adding. What am I? Hint 1 ...
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A known event to a history junkie

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country - A known event to a history junkie, A weird relation to modern computers I share beginning with angry refuters. What am I?
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Superhero words!

Quietly walking among us are words which are actually superheroes in disguise! Just as Diana Prince spins around to become Wonder Woman, some seemingly ordinary words can spin around to reveal their ...
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Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
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Watchers of the Word Wall

The guards group near the campfire. None of them wants to leave the warm flames, yet someone has to go to make the patrol along the border. Of course, in this situation, the youngest of them is the ...
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We have a love-hate relationship

I have an arm but not a leg. I like fruits but I don't eat healthy. I can spin but I can't jump. What am I?
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Bob has never been a M before

Bob has never been a M before. He boards a plane in his home state. Shortly after takeoff, he becomes a M. Nobody else on the plane is a M. When he arrives at his destination, he's no longer a M. ...
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I may also be found in your body

My infix won't tell you a thing, But you can find me from the rest: My suffix sounds exactly like me, And my prefix is already half known. In wood or wire, what am I?
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Riley Riddle - Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

My prefix, is not very good My infix, a bird not in wood My suffix, might be the answer Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer
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Have Some Tea, people!

Haven't been online for so long due to school and stuff :P Saw a teapot riddle a while ago so here's one Teapot 1: What's with you and your slimy things? Teapot 2: I help maintain the ecosystem! ...
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Eight Sisters Treasure Hunt

Eight sisters don't guard the essential hoof This is from the game CreasureQuest, so I suspect the solution in context with the historical background (the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar, Afonso ...
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Not hide and seek

We're bored ... Mo: How's about a film? Something outside please. Mo: Play piggy in the middle? We don't know it! Mo: Who's up for a demo? What word is clued above?
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Jealous, Lying, or unAmerican

I opened my email today to find this odd image. I suddenly had a strange craving, which fortunately I was able to satisfy outside my local Starbucks—-I happened to be driving by literally as the ...
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Triple Trouble Tribond

Before you are 9 tribond puzzles. The solutions to each set of 3 (a, b, and c) creates a further tribond puzzle. Then, the answer to each of those (sets 1, 2 and 3) come together to form a final ...
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Dropping this riddle here

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass; but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas. Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace; but in this case, don't rhyme me with space. Who or what ...
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A Ri-diddley-iley Riddle

My prefix is not real, My infix just for he, My suffix moves to and fro, Overall, I symbolise three What am I? In your answer, please explain each line.
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This word with a lot of past tenses

This interesting word is full of past Starts with a past tense verb. Add a letter at the end and you have a different past tense verb. Then add more letters at the end and you get yet ...
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The road to El Dorado reconstructed from fragmented accounts

You are seeking the route to the lost city of El Dorado. You have assembled several historical accounts from explorers who claim to have reached it. Unfortunately, the accounts are incomplete, ...
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Be in awe of my brilliance!

My prefix might debase and diminish. My infix might lie before stone and tree. My suffix, Edna Mode might say no to. Put me together and be in awe of my brilliance! What is the word?
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The three point beverage

[Please feel free to provide any constructive criticism and feedback on how long it took to solve this and what your thoughts are as I'm new to puzzling and I'd like to improve.]
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Upside Down Word Puzzle

Think of a 4-letter word for something seen in the winter (lowercase). Turn it upside down, and you'll name a device used with this thing. What is it? (credit to Hugh Stoll of Harrisonburg, Va.) I ...
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Peter's Strange Word

My nephew, Peter, came home from school the other day in a bad mood so I asked him what was wrong. "Our teacher asked us to write down our favourite word today," he explained. "When I gave her mine, ...
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Word-Letter Ladder

Inspired by this What is the longest word you can form by using other words arranged in alphabetical order, and making a ladder out of their letters. Example: (8 letters - Identity) ...
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I am where you are now, too

I can lead to a deduction. Or I may request one. Two of me are mediocre. I can be your beloved one. What am I?
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Holiday cookies word attrition [computers welcome]

[This puzzle was previously posted for humans only, but it may have been a little too tough to do manually, so I'm opening it up to computers to solve the remaining unsolved words.] I am inspired by ...
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What do I want for lunch?

I’ve crafted a new puzzle for the community; good luck to you all!
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Mixed Feelings - What am I

People have mixed feelings about me If people take good care of themselves, I will go up I can change people's appearances, view of the world and understanding Some people may want to ...
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A Study in Entomophobia

When love take make the times love going sad just Comes you is better you of be get into old And sing forever can sugarplum darkness nothing eyes better read In you see afraid boy words ...
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Who attempted to betray the Boston King?

The Castle of Weshire recently declared war on the Castle of Boston. The two armies soon met, the Boston King and Weshire King giving out orders from behind their lines of soldiers, surround by their ...
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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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What am I? I am in theaters and computer programs

I am in theaters and in computer programs I sometimes throw things, and at other times help fix broken parts. When away I might reject you, but on election day you are sure to hear from me. ...
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Holiday cookies word attrition [humans only]

I am inspired by the story of the boy who came upon an assortment of holiday cookies beautifully arranged on a platter. The boy quietly helped himself to a cookie and artistically rearranged the ...
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Am I using the wrong word all along?

I'm a Russian book that inspired a year, And used by the Queen in everyday speech. Doubled, I'm small in the land of the north, And then may be also found in the loo. Just in time, I'm half of seven; ...
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Don’t Leave Us!

We are beautiful as we dance with the wind’s feelings. You will be captured by the sight of us; but soon, you’ll get tired. Don’t leave us, don’t leave us! Are we told cold for your heart? Are ...
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Broad Strokes - missing letter riddle

There are two five-letter words that belong together (a common object) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ In each step, it is possible to remove a letter from each word, ...
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Oh, what's he posting riddles about now?

Sometimes I'm very hard to hear, So listen up and strain your ear. With sixteen added, I'm twenty-three. Or, with fourteen, I'll wave at you. Bring me low and I'm just storage, But call ...
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Not a Long-Winded Riddle

I'm not very serious when I am rolled. If memory serves me, I spread uncontrolled. If you see more of me, I'll be given more slack. With her, I'm famously pink or black. I was expecting ...
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Now…where was I?

Below are some observations and random thoughts from a recent trip: A barrel maker passing on some oolong. Brimming with an unspecified amount. An unpretentious piggy. Astonished by ...
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I'm back! With a film recommendation

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a puzzle here... Sorry about that! I asked a friend the other day what was his favourite film, but he'd reply only in riddles. I don't remember how he ...
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Here is another interesting person

This is a compound word Made up of three consecutive verbs, two in the past tense Starts with a noun and ends with a noun Starts with a metal, ends with kind of metal Starts with a ...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. Feel free to give any suggestions. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of ...
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Listen for my color

I've been away from the site for a while with work, kids, and going back to school; but since I have some down-time this evening I've decided to write a few riddles for the community. As always, I ...
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A notable collapse

Larry Leprechaun was dancing on a table, but keeping balance, he was not able. Falling, he nearly did _____ himself, and wailed "__ __!" while some guy said "Give this __ __" . Find one word, ...
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A regular riddle

I'm kept inside a boxy cage.A prefix for the modern age, I make the messages you create fly at a supersonic rate. Now that box has me and my friends inside a box with rounded ends. You can ...