Questions tagged [wordplay]

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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ARG puzzle, please help me with this

I know, this is going to look, and sound very confusing, but I'm participating in an ARG. The ARG, includes very difficult puzzles, and riddles that I cannot solve. I need your help, I will provide ...
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Possibly unsurprising riddle

I'm really confused I sound like subtraction But really I've refused A positive action Who am I?
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A Butcher's Brawl

Beastly brawl begets batch of black and blatantly blue butchers. Crack the coming crossword to create curious clues, then tally total troublemakers that tussled: Clues: Across: 1. Vote to mention ...
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Name the product

I’m from northwestern Europe. I have a two-word name, and each word has six letters. If you take the first two letters of my first name, plus the first two letters of my last name, it spells a new ...
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A Morsel of a Riddle

I'm found on shoes; though not a lace, I may be tied in another place. What am I?
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Heavy-duty computing challenge — maximum-density word packing

Caution: This is a challenge for computers only. Humans are advised to stand well clear of the protective safety cage. There may be CPUs on fire before it's over. Introduction Nothing makes a ...
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Back with another one-line wonder!

When a roman emperor tilted his head, he became nothing. Why?
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Critique of a Riddle

Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a ...
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What was Grandpa really doing?

"Guess what happened during my walk". Said Grandpa "I saw gods in a ghetto"! He continued with a smile. "What?" I said. "Well, not really. But can you guess what I did?", Grandpa asked. ...
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Unwanted visitors detected

My firsts signify education My seconds axial examination My thirds medical location My fourths denote radiation My fifths state abbreviation My whole is blood contamination My parts each two in ...
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Why is it relevant to this question?

It'$ not ₺he pride before the fall. It's not 'round mouths in afternoons. You may have heard it said by three: Do it in meta 'for toil and trouble. Or if the charge is all done wrong, ...
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Best company EVER!

My first twice flies you My second twice puzzles you My third twice measures you My fourth twice tests you ASCII from my first, Shaped like my first, Anchored on my first, Misses 1 of my first ...
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Rebus puzzle - An awkward question

I'm from Scratch. We're planning on building the Scratch Space Academy. Many of my friends, such as Bi, Tri, Quadri, Penta, joined us too. When we got to the site, suddenly, a worker asked me an ...
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Who is this famous person?

Replace each of the five lines below with a word, phrase, etc. of similar meaning. Put the results together to spell (phonetically, anyway) a famous person's name in five syllables. Who is it? Old ...
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Not going anywhere fast

I’m an island domain, and where strong drink is found, Yet I’m baffled by cricket, and silent (no sound). I’m a person of faith, and devoid of all strife; I am "the Way”, and one’s stance ...
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A loyal traitor

Two countries are at war, Albekistan and Uzbania. The leader of the Albekistanian army asks, "Who ___ me?". The Uzbanian army's leader replies, "I ___ you!" She is promptly shot by her own army for ...
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Reader Beware, You're In For a

I can keep you grounded, or I can rile you up. I can facilitate your travel, or I can discourage you from going. I have assumed many forms including that of a cyborg, a professor, and a ...
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In the top five, I'm odd

When I am done, I'm served. When you are me, be proud. In the top five, I'm odd. I'm one of the unlucky ones, or royally envied. What am I?
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I'm a respectable predator (?, 7, 9, 7)

My head hurts... I feel like I'm missing something. "Avoid notes" starts with the left heading, reportedly. Ends firsts, like extremely terrifyingly impressively clearly plainly solved: ...
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Me and my successor

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit. Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying ...
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A chain of words 2

Replace each line below with a new two-syllable word (or three syllables, where noted) of similar meaning that is legal in Scrabble. The last two or more letters of each new word must form the start ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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A chain of words

curlicue baleful running rigging example passionate toothy? more up complement of because triangular cloth curlicue Replace each line above with a new two-syllable word of similar ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of ...
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where ...
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Producing My Position

Usually, I'm seen at a mass movement, Or alongside some cutting bloke. A keen eye can be rude about me. My sister was there when God spoke. Many would say I'm a sequence, Passed between ...
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Enjoying a rest from the long commute!

You ask me where I used to work before I was retired? Perhaps you’ll know if I tell tales of workers that I’ve fired... The first who came and worked with me was fresh from Ivy League, But ...
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I am a former model

A long time ago, I used to be a model, Even though I was a bit thick boned, I'd dress in casual clothes like everyone else, I could have been a thousand different things, I was way ahead of my time, ...
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Iceberg Cryptography

See if you can extract the message encrypted in this text box: ...
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A Cyclic Riley [dupl$ $icate]

This question already has an answer here: The Cyclic Riley #1 1 answer Here we go, a classic Riley with a twist! My firsts are the firsts of the days; My middle is the middle, not lacking; My ...
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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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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 Jack ...
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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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