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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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The four letters YHVH [closed]

What is the most commonly used everyday English word that contains the four letters YHVH in some order? Explanation: The answer is unique and clear, unless you try hard to stretch the rules that ...
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A burning sensation

What's the burning sensation in the following Limerick? ...
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English words with the most consonants, all voiced or all unvoiced

What English words containing only voiced or only unvoiced consonants contain the most? Count each consonant as many times as it appears. Note that this is a question about the sounds (phonemes) ...
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Word sets with no repeating letters

I know a set of six 4-letter words without repeating a letter (i.e. using 24 different letters). Here is an example: Are there sets of words with no repeated letters and having four 6-letter words? ...
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Find words that make a million

Let us give a number to each letter of the alphabet starting at 1 for a and going to 26 for z. The value of a word is just the ...
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English-based riddle for a word

I wrote a riddle for a word about a year ago. I don't know how hard it is, but it becomes pretty obvious after you know the answer. Here it is: ...
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It tears me apart, one more time

'1' is not considered as a prime number. Find my true self, kill eleven Germans The good disguise wins so you act as twins Prime number 7 encrypted in alpha Now try to soften but please, not often ...
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What is the English word with the greatest number of consecutive repeated letters?

Example: one repeated letter - bitter two consecutive repeated letters - bassoon three consecutive repeated letters - bookkeeper I've tried to find a four-times-repeated example but failed. (...
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The sands of life are running out

The one I obey, my dear commander Keep on running I will not slander For I know you will follow my lead Call me in if you are in need If one commands the other will follow That's the deal, one has ...
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Object Representation [closed]

Background It isn't a common art style, but it is still done: using letters for form in pictures. Sometimes, people create art using only letters. Now, let us choose a word, i.e. Cool. 'Cool' can be ...
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A linguistic object of rare beauty - what am I?

Can you solve the following riddle? Solid, misshapen, sad, I is - a linguistic object of rare beauty. What am I? (This is somewhat experimental and I am not sure how hard people will find it. But I ...
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Are you clever enough? In memory of Avigrail

This riddle is dedicated to Avigrail, a brilliant riddler. There are four parts to this puzzle. Each of them points towards the same solution, and you can get the solution from any one on its own, ...
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Place names in movie titles - stumped on this puzzle

I'm working on this puzzle where the solution is either a word or phrase with no theme. The first part of the puzzle had incorrect movie titles with cities, states, etc, and the solution to the ...
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A man, a woman, and a pot of tea

A married couple making themselves some tea, but which is the man and which is the woman? It's impossible to tell from their names, so let's have some clues... Look at the one on the left. If it's a ...
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Did you forget to double-check?

Lo! I heard you have gone to war. Alluding to my utter demise. Trees are what you used to fear, blobs of nothing, nothing is best. Return to the start, and commence to walk. Do it no more ...
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Open-ended challenge: Find the longest morsagram word pair

The idea for this challenge stems from this posting on ComputerScience (beta). It is established (see above link), that Morse-code requires the 'space' between individual character to be uniquely ...
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Name that Sandwich: I am a catalyst

I have an Earl to which I was born not on the beach and without a thorn No Rand; I am not the Grail I assist your game of cards, no fail Without my walls I'm not complete the epitome of ...
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What I Am? - Essence of every living

In the essence of every living. And even in those who borders the live. There, I am. From the letters, I am the first. Five times the seven, five times the six and five times the one. But ...
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This is a riddle

What is searching for letters exactly? What do we get when using letters literally? What does wordplay finally result in? And what is a metaphorical series? Is there also a word for the combination ...
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Variations on a Theme

Instructions The game is to fill in the blank with a word or few - no more than three. No tricksy nonsense. No hidden meanings. No "lateral thinking". In fact, only vertical, parallel, dorsal, ...
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Riddle - who am I to gather such renown?

I might be a city in one of the 'stans. I might be a river or more in Australia. I might have once bifurcated cleanly. I might have colleges named after me. I might be said to be covered in blood. ...
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Feel the Enlightenment!

Another riddle coming to you from the land of poets and thinkers! Focus on word building this time. Well, as you might have thought...it's easy. I decide if sweet or stinky For most locks I'm the ...
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Riddle without a twist (this riddle may/may not kill you!)

This is a riddle without a twist. A straight forward one. Not almost, but all the lines will point you in the right direction. The puzzle is really really easy. I am sure someone is going to post the ...
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Riddle with a twist

This is a riddle with a twist. Almost all the lines will point you in the right direction, but hidden somewhere in the riddle is a red herring. If you find the right solution, I'll accept your answer, ...
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Beware - this riddle might kill you!

The answer to this riddle is a single word. It should be slightly harder than my simultaneously posted Riddle with a twist, but still fairly easy. From the middle of the sun through all the rain, ...
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What is the longest word made from Chemical Symbols without repeats? [duplicate]

I guess as an addendum to The Longest Word Made from Chemical Symbols What is the longest word in the ENGLISH language that can be formed by combining chemical symbols and has no repeat elements in ...
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The Longest Word Made from Specific Chemical Symbols

So, my first question on this topic was answered fairly quickly with quite a long word, so I thought I might post a different version of the puzzle The idea this time is similar to last time: you ...
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Crack the code: L0EJAU [closed]

I have a code for you: L0EJAU Amazon's biggest rival was the one who made this. What is this?
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Name that Sandwich

Light, soft and healthy is me mirrors are all over these if finding gold is rather dismal I sit next to the one in Pepto-Bismol Different letters here is your goal somewhere to go with an ...
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The Longest Word Made from Chemical Symbols [closed]

So, as you probably know, each and every element in the Periodic Table has its own unique chemical symbol, which is either one, two, or three letters long. For instance, Oxygen is represented as O and ...
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Figure out the list of 10 words

For this puzzle, you must figure out a list of 10 words. Each of the following words is a clue for a word in the list: Candy Jack Following Territory Area Common Improve Straight Membrane Leg The ...
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Rolling Dice puzzle

The answer is a six-letter word. Here's an attempt at a text version, but you're really better off looking at the picture. Rolling Dice To get a full tour, you must be a man of many faces and ...
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Headings had had their hints long long time ago

Hello everybody, can someone help me? This riddle really gave me the gilles so far. I need to solve this for school but I have no idea! joking ;) Not sure if it will help - check this out. So funny! ...
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Use intuition, It causes a schism. Entity?

In your mind I manifest Understanding of me is vague at best I'm said to take away the order Less likey to be seen in the daughter Heightened moods wont decide your fate When held onto, is my ...
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Riddle about small things

Hopefully this one will occupy you longer. ...
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riddle - pray you can find the word!

To answer this riddle, solve each of the four lines independently and put all the clues together to get a one-word final answer. Nonsensical abstraction high up in the army; The woman with the wheel ...
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The man, the weapons, the time

STORY: He awakes, covered in quite a thick layer of dust. Quite clearly suffering from some form of memory loss, this man begins to look around, eyes blurry, almost sticky in feeling. There's bodies ...
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Split: A puzzle-hunt style word puzzle

The answer is a six-letter word. You're strongly encouraged to discuss and collaborate on the puzzle in this chat room. I've had this puzzle playtested before, but I still welcome feedback and ...
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Every second is a waste of time

Ok, as you might have expected I secretly implemented many hints for you. This time I want you to answer with this: a unique, selfmade picture with nothing else but the solution on it. Please use ...
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Name that Entity (5)

Dont be fooled by my grandiloquence look past the words to find my substance Past my skin if you shall pry my prominent brother will make you cry I am almost shallow but dont confuse Utilise my ...
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Riddle… I am like a dear halo

I am like a dear halo, Plucked from a rainbow, A tight noose brings me to life, With the repeated stab of a knife, Old grief of the elephants, Holy like the elements, I penetrate a scar of my soft ...
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The egocentric one

Here is the next one for you. I recommend using a list for this. Oh, almost forgot to tell you that it's freaking easy. Have fun! Even if tiny I call you tall The first two lines contain no hint at ...
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A Fragmented Puzzle

Your roommate is on vacation, and you need to get something off his laptop. You ring him up, asking if you can borrow his computer. "Sure, if you can get in," he replies. "What? But it's your laptop!...
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Name that entity (4)

Created or evolved whatever you please walk in my shoes, which I can't seize A computer originated world, I won't fathom my death by some considered gruesome I know how to live do not give me ...
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Name that entity (3)

We are dotted around and what all life need for structure, stability and to feed Some share the name of what we hold others bear the names of characters of old Nomads we fear will make us stray or ...
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You will have to pray!

This riddle is so easy that I already have created another one. Just in case. Anyway, please avoid wild guesses. For sure I am queer and out of place Are you still here? Go start the chase But ...
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Name that entity (2)

I answer all who can connect I amend mistakes without respect I aim to place, I aim to serve I give you knowledge with little reserve In me, the primary colours I do hold Though two had a child ...
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Holy as the elements

Everybody should be able to solve this one! You might try to pet me or kick my butt but you can not touch me no matter what If you gave me presents I'd leave you for sure but take what's around me ...
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An interesting point?

I'm a length of hard wood Hooped with iron at each end Used for making a block Or a case to defend My sound is like silence: Dumb, irrelevant am I Talk about me forever For I point to the sky Hint 1 ...
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Two Men - The Physicist and Plumber

You have two men in a room. You know for a fact that one is a physicist and the other is a plumber. Sadly both men have recently been rendered totally deaf and haven't learned sign language. This is a ...