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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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Rating words from best to worst

In my personal classification, certain words are assigned a rating based on some criteria. The top rating is AA, and below it the ratings go from A all the way down to Z. Seventeen AA-class words are ...
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Unusual letter combinations 2

I really liked this puzzle so I made my own version of it! I'll give you an unusual set of letters which are present consicutively in one* word in the English language (and possibly its derivatives, ...
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A Worthless Piece of Ri-ri-ri-ri-ri-ley

Disclaimer: Absolutely no offense to @Riley. Sorry if triggered. And now... (music), O.K. Productions proudly presents... the Worthless Ri-ri-ri-ri-ri-ley! My head is worth nothing, a piece of ...
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Find the relation?(if you are really smart)

SMOKE : TNPF Question is simple just find how these two words are related to each other
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Word Rectangle #2

As with my previous puzzle, this is an unfinished word rectangle: Can you fill in the blanks? When completed, every row will contain a common English word with five letters, and every column will ...
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My Anagram is Noble

Here is another one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6). Me, I am what you do when you don't want to do something, My anagram is noble, My other anagram is necessary for human ...
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Incomplete Word Rectangle

This is an incomplete word rectangle: When completed, every row will contain a common English word with four letters, and every column will contain a word with five letters. All of these are common ...
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The Ultimate Deusovi Honeypot

Behold the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot! I ran across the linked thread recently, and found it rather humorous - and inspiring! I've taken it upon myself to not only create the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot,...
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Word riddle about the word which wants more relevancy outside space science

Here's a riddle about an ambitious word which wants to be used more often In space I am already The problem is the lack of space in me Chant me at the confectionary Chant me at the ball ...
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A unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds? Inexorably!

With great economy and without superfluous, exaggerated, flowery speech, please elucidate how to determine clearly and precisely what the beautiful, ornate, stupendous Word Of The Day is. My extreme ...
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Group Think Challenge 2

The list below are sets of related words which some of them has a letter clue. What are these groups of four? ---g- ---- ---- ---r-- --r-- ----- ---- -e-- -o--- ------ --- -l---- -u----...
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Homophone Riddle 10

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Connect Wall - Find the common word: Senior, Station, U.S., Request

Connect Wall (my first one): ...
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My Prefix is Polish

My prefix is Polish My postfix, just the opposite My infix is easier to read I can be anything you choose, but never, ever will I be a Tion. What am I?
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A simple rhyming 'What am I?'

If particularly blunt or sharp I can hurt, I'm everywhere from pay checks to your shirt, I've more variations than there are objects on Earth, I can be measured and used and a mark of ...
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Three stubborn siblings

2560147913 Three stubborn siblings, of which only one is whole, making history is their goal. What word am I looking for?
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I'll have this one!

Through the web and morning view. Break from rise, it's perpendicular too. It can be rough or go on forever. Lets finish this rhyme by thinking about leather! What is the subject? Hint 1 Hint 2 ...
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The P̷̱̚ ȁ̶͈ r̵͝ͅ å̷̡ d̷̹̑ o̸̙̓ x̵̀ͅ i̵͜͠ u̵̼̓ m̷̬̏ // Lock I

You walk into the cave. Strangely enough, you don't know why you walked into the cave. . . Wait second, What is "the cave" anyways? Where is "here"? Why are you "here"? And ...
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Vole Wizard Hovels

The following nine ten words (thank you Bass) are the only words in the entire English language* that have a certain extraordinary property: bevy by girt grit hovels lo vole wizard wold What is that ...
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Winter Baubles, but no Spring Bling

My first is in winter, but never in spring, My next is in baubles, but never in bling. My third, it's been said, is in conflict and strife, My fourth's in your girlfriend and also your wife. My last ...
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This word is a name. Also a Surname

Starts with a place, ends with a place Starts with a number, ends with a number Starts with a surname, ends with a surname A word to the wise. Only one vowel- used twice. Can you guess,...
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Love is a chore

There's a match in my pocket And an ace up my sleeve Yet I'm no magician That you can conceive I'm admired in New York London and more Yet I am no God And love is a chore You can set me on grass Or ...
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Opposite of “Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite”

Inspired by this puzzle I am a common word that refers to a person. I often refer to very young people – in fact, the younger a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if ...
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Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite

I am a common word that refers to a person. I rarely refer to very young people – in fact, the older a person is, the more likely they are to be called me. However, if you pick two random ...
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I live in a pretty complex social structure, apparently

At my core I am pretty dense. So I like to stay grounded and don't really change where I am at. But there are more who are denser than me! Compared to them I change a lot more freely. But from your ...
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My prefix is an H bent outwards minus end three

Part 1 is here (not important to solving this one) My prefix is an H bent outwards minus end three; My infix weighs fourteen pounds, minus the letters in me; My suffix is an uncle's ...
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Strange letter puzzle [duplicate]

What has $4$ letters, sometimes $9$ letters, always $6$ letters and never $5$ letters. How?
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What do these three things have in common?

What do these three things have in commmon? A sandwich shop, a computer and a casino. — from The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
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A Tetrad Puzzle: Find The Key

I made this to test some ideas for a game I'm developing. Feedback would be appreciated. What is the key?
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I need help with this secret santa puzzle

My secret santa is playing a game with me. One of the games is a series of 6 riddles, that make up a word of 6 letters or a phrase of 6 words that help me decrypt an encrypted message through an app. ...
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The Spirit of Christmas

Alice: Help, It's almost Christmas but my house is full of spirits! Bob: But isn't that a good thing? Your family is joyful because it's the holiday season and they're excited for Christmas! Alice: ...
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A word if you take one letter away at a time you will be left with a two letter word [duplicate]

A word where if you take away one letter away at a time you end up with a two letter word. What is it? Hint 1: Hint 2: The word is not mentioned in The most words that can be made by ...
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Word that is fun. Nine and one

Starts with a name, ends with a name Starts with a charge, ends with a charge Starts with an element, ends with an element Would be fun to guess this one! (May be more than one?)
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Use the same word in each blank [closed]

One ___ girl went to the market and purchased ____. After returning to home she met with ______ boy. She got angry and left all her _____. The boy arranged the ____ and talked with the girl ____, ____ ...
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Reflect on a Point to the North of France

The first among physicians, He always flies alone. He's used by some musicians, He speaks in monotone. A dull and shiftless fellow Right in the end we see That bands of black and yellow ...
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I am a Russian ay

I am a Russian ay, ah, in the English way! For many is to say, the booty's ours, hooray! I am an English ay, ah, in the Russian way! For many not to say, and all is quite okay! ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #5

As in previous puzzles, you need to sort the following 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words; each group will have something in common, and all the common things relate to a tag. I've tried to make it ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #4

As in previous puzzles, you need to sort the following 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words; each group will have something in common, and all the common things relate to a tag. ...
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Going deep… or a museaum piece?

Start with a four-letter edible ectothermic animal. Remove three letters. Add a small insect and you have a 1994 Indian action film*. Take something you have when you don’t have something else, ...
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The entire thing

She gave to me: ...
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Help, I've gotten stuck in the Word Web!

If you'd like to check out a similar puzzle I made, check out The Word Web of horror - Clue Twenty Two. Oops. You think, that after the spider invited the fly in, I'd be smart enough to stay away ...
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Informal relations

Both my prefix prefix, and my suffix suffix, became so the same sec, as my infix infix. What am I?
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This compound word is a fun thing

Here is an interesting compound word It has all the 5 vowels but used only once (no repeat of the same vowel) It has 4 consecutive words that include 2 names. It starts with a name and ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #3

Here we go again, identifying a Puzzling SE tag from 16 words you would have no idea of any similarity between them. I have made this one harder than the others though. ...
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Using the letters a,h,i,o,p,s,t, create an exclamatory sentence decrying the poor quality of an electronic cash register [closed]

Using the letters a,h,i,o,p,s,t create an exclamatory sentence decrying the poor quality of an electronic cash register. Letters can be used more than once. If people have trouble, I will add ...
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Connect Wall Puzzle

This is my first try on Connect Walls, please tell me what I can improve on. Thanks! Inspired by I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #2 INSTRUCTIONS: Find the hidden word in each word Group them into ...
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I Hope You Like Connect Walls! #2

Like last time, find the links then connect it to a Puzzling SE tag. ...
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A Bell-Ringing One! (Riley riddle)

Hi I'm finally back with a new Riley! NOTE: As someone has voted to close my question, I have put effort into rephrasing the question. Please tell me if this is still too broad. Thanks! Riddle me ...
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riddle with keys

Part 1 I have keys, but I don’t open any locks. I have a ribbon, but I didn’t win, place or show. I need some help from nature to be useful. Part 2 Now what is special about this word? Hint:
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Longest word conundrum

The longest word in the English language is the name of a Welsh town. Can you spell it?