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A form of wit in which the used words become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement.

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Forgot Login Password

I'm always forgetting my login password. When I try to login computer says your password is incorrect So I did something so I will never forget my password What I did? This is my first Puzzling at ...
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I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains

I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains, Alongside the gas in the clouds and the iron of the earth, At times I can be white and frosty, red and fiery, or blue and stormy, What am ...
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The Weird cipher password?

During your search to the ' great hidden computer virus ' , you realized that you are just a password from accessing it. Frantically , you searched for a clue that might help you . At last you ...
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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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Word Square - AXLE

Fill in ~ with letters to create a real words vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Vertical and horizontal words have to be the same: ~ A ~ ~ A X L E ~ L ~ ~ ~ E ~ ~ Edit: Final
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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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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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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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What's the idea?

They are not isotopes. They are not ions. What are they?
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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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Give the name of this “outlaw” [closed]

Who/what am I? I am a stunning fresh shiny bandit HINT: HINT2: HINT3: HINT4:
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Find the missing link from the following verbal series

Three links are missing from the following series, one of them is a word. The answer is the word. bass gland guitar venom
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Find the common association [closed]

What is common in the following words? WELCOME
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Piece de Resistance - King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post! 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 Queen King... ...
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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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An Era of Change

Despite their appearances, the following are not ways of change... at least, I hope not. Kids shows (8+?) Lizard (6+?) Missiles group (5+?) Body manipulator (4+?) Bird (3+?) ...
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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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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 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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Goose Gone Fishing

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Dropping an egg on the floor

How do you drop a raw egg on a concrete floor without breaking it? Assume the egg is a standard chicken egg, dropped from the height of 2m.
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Aquatic Animals Start A Movement

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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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All over the place

My beginning, reversed, indicates first place. My middle is a US gov place. My end is your place. Where am I?
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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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A cotton-y connection

The following words and phrases have something in common: Final In case Record Defeated Desire Figure out what that connection is, then fill in the blanks with suitable phrases: ...
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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 a STATE Word™? [duplicate]

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 a STATE Word™. Use the ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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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 ...
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An Ancient Beauty

My initials are "Y" My initial parts make a ditty sound My first's first is once round My second's middle is blue My whole is blue, too I'm in a pharaoh's gilded mask ...
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Missing lattes and mutually mistrustful words

It's always amusing to watch two kids who don't trust each other swap baseball cards by exchanging them at exactly the same moment. Words can be equally mistrustful about trading their letters. ...
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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled 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... Here is the transcription of the ...
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Patient No. 141

I have a rare disease and it is really dangerous. I need oxygen tanks supplying oxygen to me. It is like I rely on oxygen tanks more than water and food. I think that my path to cure takes ...
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Two Parts, Three Lines, Five Words

The Puzzle Property reserved indisputably. Mystery expecting. Nearly unbelievable! Most buzzwords excluded ruthlessly! So? Ass subs cons, cost leg. OP's Words This puzzle may be too vague, or ...
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The Voice That Beckons

Lethargic apprentices nesting dreary offices Foraging puzzles intermittently generally suffices What is the one-word answer to the riddle above? HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3:
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Don't look back, crazy clown

Start with these two words INSANE RETROSPECT and see if you can get them to exchange places by transferring one letter at a time. With each ...
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Starring Samurais - Several Scribbled Short Stories

Flipping through my notebook, I found several stories I scribbled. What do they mean? First one Samurai nagging, "Elixir agent, typewriter iamb, ultraviolet emitters..." Second one ...
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What's this inadvertent thing?

Try to find out which word is hidden in this riddle: A flat and sharp item occurring inadvertently and sometimes in a twin pack it's altering what will come and can be naturally erased.
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Punny Geography 1

All answers are real places: I am a town that was placed on the map due to an unfortunate, tragic event. An athlete would see me as the second in a row. I am a major city where a certain superhero ...
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The little bee buzzes around the flower garden

Watch the little bee buzz around the flower garden. Pay particular attention to how he picks up or drops off pollen (i.e., a single letter) at each flower. Notice: — The little bee visits each ...
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Beware Little Red

With my iPhone on shuffle this afternoon I’ve once again drawn inspiration from music. As always I wish you all the best of luck and I hope you enjoy the puzzle. Guitar starts playing: Bm, Bm, G, F#...
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The first of three

I found this word to be quite poetic and saw @PerpetualJ's comment (saying to make another riddle), so here it is: It is the plot of many works All in one word The first step is to break it ...
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The arrow of time flies in reverse

Here is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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Riddle on the rocks

My beginning is slang for a dollar. My middle can describe beer. My end is circular. What am I?
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Cultural before-and-afters

Each answer to a clue will consist of the titles of two works or series put together, where the last word of the first title matches the first word of the second title. Note that the word match does ...
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Bankers with rancor

Three colleagues at the bank are boasting to each other… Colleague 1: “Ask anybody – I’m clearly the best.” Colleague 2: “And how do you figure that?!” Colleague 1: “Well, just ...
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What brought these couples together?

Sometimes it's difficult for outsiders to understand what brings a couple together. What brings each of these couples together? ...