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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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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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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 greeting with my successor

Myself, my last, my first, head off, constant. What am I? Hint
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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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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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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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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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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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My whole ceases to be anything

My prefix isn’t affirmative My infix is somewhat a ring My postfix isn’t a prime My whole ceases to be anything
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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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Career Full of Excitement

You may think I'm a drone, Some say I'm a rumour, But near to a murder, I've no sense of humour. When I'm at a road, You'll notice a bird, Some fashionable jargon From me and a word. At the head of ...
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Setka Puzzle - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Tom Hanks

Theme: Tom Hanks This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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Vowel-less CRYPTC CRSSWRD

For this cryptic crossword, there is a separate grid for the consonants of each word, and another for the vowels. The grids are identical. The yellow cells will spell out the final message from this ...
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With five, I’m a platform

A Tyobrien riddle of the week. With two, I’m a metal With three, I’m identified With four, I’m an animal With five, I’m a platform
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I’m nothing if you stand still

I’m felt but not seen Rarely viewed on a screen If you stand still, I’m nothing Keep your pace, I’m nothing
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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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I relate two or more entities

My prefix will lay you to rest And is also a legitimate prefix My infix may be pretence And is a prefix of my suffix My suffix can be performed It may relate to moving I relate two or ...
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Word Ladder - Homophones

This word ladder is a pair of homophones. Complete the riddle (I took inspiration from Duck's homophone riddles*) and then do the word ladder with the words you got from the riddle. ...
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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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Six-layer Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ announced their Penta-decker Vowelburger™ two days ago and added to their menu yesterday. For today's burger, they decided to bring back in part ...
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I am yet to grow old

My prefix is delay My infix means old My suffix can’t be seen I am yet to grow old
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Andrew's House Cleaning - A Word Ladder

Andrew is cleaning his house but needs help. Your task is to get from bits to bobs to odds to ends. You can alter letters, one at a time, and each intermediate word must be a valid word in dictionary....
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is ...
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What Am I? - Vowels #2

With an a, I'm a noise With an e, I'm hatching With an i, I'm an action With an o, I can measure With a u, I'm the sound of a bird What am I?
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What am I? - Vowels

Here is a What Am I riddle (that I made). With an a, I'm a color With an e, I'm a number With an i, I'm an element With an o, I'm a lot With a u, I'm a container ...
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I am fake in definition

My prefix is playful My infix is a position My postfix is rocky I am fake in definition
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Make Some Homophonous Noise [closed]

How many homophones can be used in a single sentence? Rules: Sentences must be English. (no foreign words, like see & si (si is "yes", in Spanish) Sentences can not be a setup to list ...
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A set of eight related to eight

The 36 words below comprise a set of eight related to eight, a set of seven related to seven, a set of six related to six, and so on. Which word belongs to the set of one? ...
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A joke riddle about a serious thing

My prefix means to work together, and when written in full words, it means something almost rectangular. My infix is neves semit thgie semit enin in Italy, and when written in full words, it means ...
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Setka - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Theme - Fear Itself

This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. Theme: Fear Itself How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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I’m not subject to conviction

My prefix is a preposition My infix is an exclamation My suffix may be a fraction I’m not subject to conviction
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An unusual Union

We both wear a wedding ring, I wear mine on the left hand and you wear yours on the right. We appear to look at each other, But I know it's only I that really sees you as I look deeply into your eyes....
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I treat the wounded

My prefix heats My infix greets My suffix is elite The wounded, I treat Hint
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I'm a Pick-up Artist

Before the ladies I arrive Perhaps, with 4 wheel drive The greatest of my charms Lies in my two arms - I say half my name, split But I'm not too full of it: I may not be the smartest, But I'm a pick-...
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I greet the unfortunate, with my education

My prefix, mostly sturdy, My suffix is a hill, And my infix is eight. Who is my whole?
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I avoid interaction

My prefix is silence My infix is a reference My suffix is a direction I avoid interaction Hint #1 Hint #2
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I greet the unfortunate, but my occurrence is seldom welcome

My first half is usually sturdy The second is mostly relative If the first is not well maintained I shall greet it with the second Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #3
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Food Fight! (An extended VowelBurger™ puzzle…)

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here (and all its many clones!) The food hall was a mess. A massive fight had broken out among the proprietors of the five burger stands stationed around the ...
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A Deadly Person

My prefix is filthy. My infix is the prefix. My suffix is a preposition. Together, I am to kill someone. What am I?
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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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The Great Vowelburger™ Theft

You can find the first Vowelburger™ Riddle here Local Vowelburger™ business has been booming lately, which has been great for our CEO's retirement plans. Unfortunately, all those profits have ...
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With seven, I’ve fought

Another variant of the Tyobrien riddle of the week. With two, I’m similar With three, I’m grey With four, I lose With five, I’m loud With six, I’ve suffered With seven, I’ve fought
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Vowelburgers™ for the Workers

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here. Another Vowelburgers™ restaurant is open! Their specialty? The burgers are specially made for specific occupations! While they are pretty simple: bun, ...
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Real Fuel 2: Refueled

Could you guys help? I bought a new fancy vehicle last month, and it came pre-fueled. All was well and good until a friend of mine asked if I could spare some gas. I had an extra FUEL TANK, so I ...
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Split me in two to keep things together

Keep me as one; I take things apart Split me in two to keep things together Hint:
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Vowelburger™ Bread-lover's Double Supreme

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here. $\text{Vowelburgers™}$ has decided to start changing things up a bit for bread connoisseurs and they have started making the $\text{Bread-lover's }$$\...

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