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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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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Games Are Devillish

Wonder if anybody can get this... (This is my first puzzle with this format; apologies if I made it too easy or hard.) My prefix will scare you, My infix will restrict you, And my suffix will ...
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A prolific nine-letter word

For the purpose of an arithmetical puzzle I am devising, I require a nine-letter legitimate (i.e. acceptable to Scrabble players) English word such that at least one permutation of all the letters of ...
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Not to mean no-brainer

What does this picture mean? What are meant by different component of this picture? What is indicated by the square inside the red bevelle? Answer need to contain explanation. Ps. I made the ...
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Where did I go on this trip?

I went on a trip yesterday. However I can't quite remember where I went. All I have is my diary entry for yesterday, but I'm struggling to make out where it was I went still. Maybe you can help? ...
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Ridiculous problem from an old maths textbook

There's a puzzling little problem I found in one of my old maths textbooks (Basics of Madthematics). In the middle of a whole bunch of normal problems on calculus and algebra and whatever, suddenly ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 6

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Same word fills all the blanks

Inspired by the famous puzzle (origin unknown to me) Fill in the blanks in the following sentence using the same word OR its split versions (not anagrams). A _____ surgeon, was _______ to ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 5

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 4

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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A Divisive Subject

Setters' subject of squabbling: one out of Celtics' and cryptocurrencies' conversion. (7,4,11)
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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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Mangled Movie Titles

I've taken a bunch of movies and done...something to each of their titles. In some instances, I've changed a single letter in one of the words. In others, I've added a letter to make one of the ...
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Guess Me riddle #3

View the last part here Guess the word Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force and magic spelling Celestial sprites elucidate All my own striving can't relate What am I?
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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You can't reach the answer

I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went, Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach. But I'm really a creature that you've never seen: My home is remote as it's possible to be. Though I ...
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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 ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 3

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 2

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Pairs and pairs

I'm absolutely full of pairs, And that's why I'm important. If my owner's used to describe me, I'd be like just a pair of letters. With the first pair, I'm from a plant or animal. With the second ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Song 3 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has been programming some nuclear reactor results filtering program. So, when he returned home tonight, he incorporated a bit of this new knowledge when he was singing to his son: ...
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Double Decker Vowelburgers™ — 5 are meat, 1 is vegan

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle After making burgers with five and six layers, Vowelburgers™ has noticed that the customers have not been hungry enough to eat such massive burgers. We are ...
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Splitting a road trip into four

A word is clued, and four parts of it (in order, but possibly overlapping) are also clued. The five clues are: I'm not for hands. I'm on this site. I'm full of anger. I'm full of anger. I'm ...
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A phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddle here I ordered 5 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! The ...
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What does Caesar salad do if you leave it in the sun? (----)

What greeting to use with a bee when approaching its lair? (-) What thing do relief sculptor DJs drop, pumping it too? (---) What insect do little old ladies purl all through their hair? (----) ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities (#2)

A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities. Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - ...
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CaIendar Rebuses

Here are some caIendar-styIe rebuses. The tags are the hint. $\dfrac{\mathrm{MAY}}{\sf\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\sf Sun& \sf Mon&\sf Tue&\sf Wed&\sf Thu&\sf Fri&\sf Sat\\...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of a color, when the wavelength is ...
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Anagrammatically speaking

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #3

Another set of Harry Potter word rebuses for you to solve! Part 1: 11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles Part 2: Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #2
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Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #2

Here are 4 more Harry Potter word rebuses for you to solve! (11 more Harry Potter rebuses are posted here.)
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Find the missing words #2

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each pair of $\text{X}$'s should be replaced with the same two letters (in order). $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if ...
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12 hidden clues in just one paragraph!

I have attempted to hide as much information as I can within as little words as possible, while it still makes sense. And while the following paragraph does indeed make sense, that doesn't mean it's ...
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Get up and Riley!

My prefix is strangely vast My infix is just you and me My suffix's where this is asked My whole makes you so grumpy What am I?
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Me writing without consideration

Next to the side, I'm out of position, For a scientist put me in a bin, But children appear when I jump, A bad smell means success with me in. I may cause upset at the end, I can be ...
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A chain of words 3

Replace each line below with a new word of similar meaning that is legal in Scrabble. The last two or more letters of each new word must form the start of the next new word, and the first and last new ...
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each $\text{X X X}$ should be replaced with the same three letters. $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#...
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Find the missing word

Find words to fit clues. Each XXX should be replaced with the same three letter word. _ _ X X X _ _ | Clue - Entertainment _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - Continuously attack _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - A fruit
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Chic Le (Freak - Freak Out!)

I may stick or be a stick, or touch a part of you with the same name, for perhaps hours. Looking back, I stick up, or touch a part of you with the same name, for only moments. Looking ...
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A greeting with my successor

Myself, my last, my first, head off, constant. What am I? Hint
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Mixed up words puzzle

When each word is rearranged, one of them can be used to suffix all the others, giving 7 longer words. What are the longer words? Art, Fire, Oats, Rag, Repel, Rub, Shin, Up
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A riddle of companions

With none, I am short and may be late With one, I am folk, local to a place With two, behold me! Never first With six, and I am made with curd With seven, I’ll keep you off the ground With ...
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A consequence of Ubiety

Here's a poem/riddle I wrote called "A consequence of ubiety" I'll post the second half which is the answer in poem form a few days from now. ...
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Song 2 by Mr Physicson

Tonight, My Physicson noticed his little son was down with the blues. So, he started singing: Iteratively provide power to this implement so, as predicted by the third law, you begin to propulse ...
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North below south

Mere me, Cast second I, Beg or bay, Till softly I, Leave with a coat on me. Hint 1: Title knowledge Hint 2: English geographical titbit Hint 3: Bear in mind that what Hint 4: I am a ...
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Song 1 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has a good day in his lab today, so he went back home a bit tired but in joy in the afternoon. His little son wanted him to sing a song, so Mr Physicson gladly started chanting: A ...
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A Multilingual Meal

I came up with this one many moons ago but just now got around to sharing it. You're going out to brunch with your polyglot friend, and, when you ask him what he would like, he says, "I'll have the ...
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Three riddles in one

Look at the conversation below Mary: Oh no! My ___________! John: _________ happened? Mary: I don't know! John: You're REACTing too much, EH? Clue 1: The answer is three words, but if ...
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Literally Riley

My prefix sounds of lines My infix's on signs My suffix's hat's askew I'm Spanish, it's true What word am I?!

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