Questions tagged [wordplay]

A puzzle which incorporates a form of wordplay, such as puns, or which requires wordplay in order to find the solution.

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Celebrity Four Square

Which celebrity completes this four square? Thanks to Megaptera novaeangliae for inspiring this puzzle. See here: Who am I? (visual puzzle)
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Allegedly legible lexical ledger

Can you figure out what's going on here? ...
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Who am I? (visual puzzle)

If... ...then: (post your answer as a picture)
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A young vegetarian adventurer

A friend of mine wrote the following story. He always was one for using too many words though, and I think that has complicated this puzzle somewhat. Can you unravel it for me? A young vegetarian ...
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A splash of Minecraft?

I was playing Minecraft the other day and came across a beautiful splash message. Subsequently, I was inspired to create a puzzle for it. Svir, look out below! Shorty's slang stays surprisingly stout....
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What is a Netflix Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Netflix Word™. Use ...
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The answer is what we all seek

Every nook and corner of each sentence provides you with a clue to each of the riddles. The answers combined will give you a question like what the last riddle says. And the answer to that is what we ...
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Let's build a tree together!

It's been a while since I've posted due to being incredibly busy at work, so I've got a short and sweet Riley for anyone interested. Look for the infix, odious indeed, Obscenities and evil, a hex, ...
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Secret decoder ring

I was digging in my dad's trunk and I found some sort of 1940s secret decoder ring. Not quite sure how it works, but anyway, one of the lines has become almost illegible (#T#######). Can someone ...
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Political Bantering Puzzle

Simply Puns Or Cryptic Clues In BOLD: Sitting atop a tall chair in the garden, one English Politician P was having his Evening Beverage, His American Neighbour N was asking "Our Admiral can write ...
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A Puzzle That Beats The OP

With a voice on my first, the OP doesn't have me; he lives in a foreign country. With a raise on my second, the OP simply cannot do me; I am so wild. With a block on my fourth, the OP has simply done ...
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My infix is smoking dead, my whole is in your head

My prefix is for sure a lie. My suffix is for sure alive. My infix is smoking dead. My whole is in your head. Note: the "in your head" here is not referring to anyone; it means if one has ...
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A rhyme riddle puzzle: It can't be made by a Snake

What am I referring to? It can't be made by a Snake, whether it is asleep or awake. It can be made by a Beagle, or sometimes even by an Eagle. Found in various places, we humans can easily make, You ...
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My Curious Music Box

I have an exceptional music box. I can put words inside it. But not all. Here are some of what this curious box admits: Relation Abomination Sofa Umbrella Antidote Gasoline Desire Can you deduce ...
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The land, the ocean, the sky & our home in one word

My prefix is in the sky. My suffix is in the ocean. My infix is on land. My whole is our home.
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Fun Cryptic Crossword

You purchase a tabloid-ish newspaper from a stand at your local station, hoping desperately there's a cryptic in the back to sate your crossword desires. You begin pencilling in some obvious anagrams ...
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might be referring to you

Each digit in 12345 represents a letter. Given that: 1 is a letter 12 might be ...
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Should You Take the Pill?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Your head is throbbing like mad. You try to get your bearings as you look around the laboratory. Shattered beakers and spilled chemicals are ...
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This rebus is gold (and loud)

What television programme does this rebus stand for? Why is the rebus gold* and loud? ...
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An Altered List II

Yep, this is a series now. The following list of items has been altered. They all use some form of wordplay originating from the item, with some being very literal and straightforward, while others ...
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Bread is bread but

Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat? Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses? Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on? Candies are candies but what candy ...
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An Altered List

The following list of items has been altered. They all use some form of wordplay originating from the item, with some being very literal and straightforward, while others are obscure and challenging. ...
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Answer to the question: “Who Wins?”

Crié ala caleverti miku'ilatmo doci pramilerfu Hint: Non-Youtube description of video contents (for accessibility/posterity purposes):
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Someone help me heal my wounds

Every day, I is making such gud puzzles but received no attention. My friends is laugh at me and make things more bad. I feel wounded. My younger sister telling to me that I need something. That ...
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Punctuation makes entertainment go round

Find two sequences of letters (that may or may not be words) such that when the first sequence is repeated in each cell in column 1 the second sequence is repeated in each cell of column 2 the ...
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What is a Sharp Word?

(Based off and inspired by JLee's What is a Word™ puzzles) What Is A Sharp Word? Word that conform to a specific rule are called sharp words. Here are some examples: Sharp Words™ Non-Sharp Words™ ...
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Can you solve this devilish Junior Jumble?

In the game Undertale, there is a character named Papyrus who believes that the Jumble puzzle is much harder than the daily crossword. Help prove him right by trying to solve this brainteaser:
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Daily Life of Mr.X

18 to 21: Search around internet like a blitz. 21 to 24: Exercise, both physically and mentally. 0 to 3: Direct and amplify a searchlight. 3 to 6: Forecast about cyclones twice. 6 to 9: Watch the ...
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Revolution repeated summons me soonest—what am I?

I thought of a riddle: Dethrone the king, cast out the poorest Revolution repeated summons me soonest Put the rocks in the sky and the sun in the sea Either way 'round, I'll still be me I am (mostly) ...
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Zeno's unusual pets [closed]

Zeno's pets walked forever, yet never seemed to arrive where they were going. What were they? Hint
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Non-sensical talk from a drunk man

Uncle John drinks a lot. Yesterday when he was drunk he saw something and told me: A man put some threads in water and after his subsequent actions, residents of the house were captured and the ...
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Another Round of Blended Wordtails

The Blended Wordtails drinks bar has a new selection on offer! Each day, they offer a different range of their patented Blended Wordtail drinks, every one of which has its own tagline for the confused ...
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Introducing Blended Wordtails

The Vowelburger restaurant franchise has a new competitor: a drinks bar called Blended Wordtails. Each day, they offer a different selection of their patented Blended Wordtail drinks, every one of ...
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The unsolvable cryptic clue

My friend was reading a newspaper and I caught a glimpse of a rather mystifying cryptic clue on one of the pages. I've been unable to solve it ever since and it's driving me crazy! Here's my "...
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Part of me leads to my own recognition

My whole is a path to finding a solution, Yet part of me leads to my own recognition. Herring has forever been one of my top tools, I've always loved using it, especially against fools. What can one ...
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Can you solve the connecting wall?

This puzzle is based on the "connecting wall" from the British tv show "Only Connect". The goal is to group the 16 words into 4 groups of 4 words that all share a property. Here ...
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In company of thieves

What am I? With thieves I consort, With the Vilest, in short, I'm quite at ease in depravity, Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the centre of gravity.
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What is a Mediocre Word™?

This puzzle is based off and inspired by the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. Main puzzle: If a word conforms to a special ...
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My infix is the price that my suffix asks to pay

My first 'Riley Riddle': My prefix is dishonest, in everything they say, My infix is the price, that my suffix asks to pay. What am I?
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Your typical riddle

I tick like a clock, But the hands are red and yellow for some reason. When I alarm, I wave my hands pretty fast, And when I notice when its midnight, both hands put down to 6.
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An Indonesian Vowelburger™ Riddle

Ok, so this is a bit embarrassing. I just found out about the whole Vowelburgers™ thing, and I just realised that a Vowelburgers™ Restaurant opened next door. Of course I had to get one. They were ...
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The Vowelburger™ Incident

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Last week, after English class at school, a few friends and I went to the local Vowelburger™ to get some lunch. Feeling hungry, we decided to order 13 burgers ...
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I created a roast

I got a shchiekcemn and I decided to create a roast. I gave it to a co-worker. After some time, she told me I messed up. Here are the clues what's with the roast: Fire, Black, Destroy Poison, ...
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Fate of the merchant

Steal my infix and expect to earn Steal my whole and get exposed Steal my prefix and forever burn Steal my suffix and silence arose
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A burning organization… of guys?

Steal my prefix and fire shall arise. Steal my suffix and someone dies. Steal my infix and differ from guys. Steal my whole and go reorganize.
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The world is brutal and cold

Steal my prefix and perform a sacrifice. Steal my suffix and venture all over ice. Steal my infix and a shove from fatality. Steal my whole and forget a part of me.
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A [suffix] sitting [prefix] [infix] corner solving [whole]

Inspiration by @risky mysteries A [suffix] sitting [prefix] [infix] corner solving [whole]. Rule and Clue: The infix and suffix may not be exactly same as the whole, such as: Infix or suffix Whole ...
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Vowelburger™ Downtown Brown

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here Business has been slow this past year. As such, we've decided to create and market a whole new burger for faithful customers. May I remind you, we still hold ...
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I can be an Ange but not an Andrew

I can be a bit but not a lot. I can be a deal but not a rip. I can be an ally but not an enemy. I can be an Ange but not an Andrew. What am I?
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Riley Riddle with a little bit of ciphering

The prefix is a hook, but I removed one part... But it is also locked, and I forgot the key. (Just to share with you all, I am eating a salad with a raspberry vinaigrette.) The infix is my favorite ...

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