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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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Six-words (------||||||)

My 1st go at this (and first post here). I hope you like. This puzzle is degrading. There are plants (with ain) And the clues are quite obtuse. It is a smelly, meaty extrude of a puzzle: ...
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Eight-words (--------||||||||) +1

Eight-words: (+1) My first is a move in (American) football that will never score you points My second is like the shaft within a flagellum My third is really two words and surrounds the feline'...
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Seven-words (-------|||||||)

Seven-words: My first is what the bully may show My second describes some spouses post-nuptials My third is when something is like something else My fourth are people who tell you what to pay ...
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Six-words (------) Six-words (||||||)

Six-words: My first is what a bouncer does if they think you're cool enough My second is what my fourth does to your pain My third is your surroundings on a grassy hill in summer My fourth ...
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Five-words (-----|||||)

Five-words: My first is a kind of cattle from Asia (more than one). My second is what a horse did to its victory if it just won a race on its own merit. My third is found together with a groom. My ...
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Four-words (----||||)

Four-words : My first is indivisible , but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men , but in ancient Rome. My third is a cruel wicked person , but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires , but ...
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9 letter word decomposition [duplicate]

Give a 9 letter English word, which remains a word even after you keep removing a letter from it at each step until you have just one letter remaining. Give the letter you remove and the word at each ...
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What am I? You've definitely heard of me

I was used in 1812, I am in the title of the fourth. Flash! Fuji is my competitor And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books. I'm a rapper and you can shoot me. ...
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Categories within Categories

Each of these sets of five words has an odd member out. The other four words fall under a specific category, which can then be further generalized with a single word. Once you discover each of the ...
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I am all in one, guess what?

I am all in one, I am part of Mozilla, Part of the Olympic Games, Although I am unwilling to work and would like to eat a hotdog, Speed is the second part of all in one. (1) Color which is ...
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Three parts, four words

One of us describes my ability to call the dead Another describes my physical appearance And the other one describes my state of freedom Sort us, and you will get the answer.
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The Reinvention of Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a bias E I E I O And at that bias he looked again E I E I O With a big cat here and a horse guide there Here is scarlet There for each Everywhere are ions Old ...
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Equine musicians?

What is interesting about the following sentence? "Furiously, in back of shut portals, one in four silvery equids is only hiding many extra tidings of meadows, somewhat more craftily than normal," ...
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what do these words have in common?

Hi can anyone please help me and tell me what these words have in common, I've tried finding the answer online but I can't find it anywhere, any help would be great thanks Boro Bow Fluff Know Pickup ...
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Make it shorter by adding

A five letter English word becomes shorter when 2 more letters are added to it. What is the original word? What are the 2 letters? NOTE: I heard this puzzle from friends and don't claim my ...
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Riddle: Come ponder with me

Come ponder with me, as we go forth, How we behave in a manner of worth. With a single change, that worth is no more. Instead we consider the ones before. After one more change, seen with different ...
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Can your vision see?

I come from the dark, but I was born in the bright I open your eyes into my origins The cloths I give to everything and everyone, are simple to me When I pass through you, you can't see me, because ...
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A shopkeeper receives a strange visitor

Warren Brown received a very peculiar visitor two weeks ago in his car-repair shop, the visitor seemed to be a male by judging from his voice, he was wearing a black jacket, a white mask, leather ...
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A DJ at a radio station?

What is the significance of this gentleman: J. Jason, DJ, FM/AM ?
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I before E, except in the following sentences:

"I before E" is a common mnemonic that is taught for spelling certain English words, but this mnemonic is often wrong, as pointed out in this Language Log post. The aim of this question is to create ...
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Start with U, add another U, remove the U - what is the word?

Start with "U". Add another "U". Remove the "U". What is the word? Hint: It's not "U" (or "you", "ewe", etcetera).
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What English word is always spelled incorrectly? [closed]

What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
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What am I? (tough riddle must give an explanation)

I am always there but never here I live to love but hate to live I feed off passion but am always starving I long for pain but hate its coming I'm ever seeking but never finding I wait and wait ...
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Memory Enhancement Through Numeric Imagery - What is the longest or best coherent sentence/paragraph/story you can make?

The guy who recited 20k numbers of pi by memory alone used a system where he converted numbers into consonants and then grouped words or sentences together to remember a huge amount of numbers. Here'...
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Longest sentence with each letter repeated n times

Inspiration: This question was inspired by Word sets with no repeating letters Rules: Sentences can be of any length. Every letter used in this sentence, must be used n times. n can be any number. ...
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

This is a challenge for word-puzzle lovers. It might be a bit more of a game than a puzzle, but I think it is not limitless in it's answers, so a final answer could be found (eventually). What is ...
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Simple twisting riddle

One of the riddles we used to have painted on the walls of one of our classrooms in secondary school (with the last part added in :+ ): What runs but doesn't walk, has a mouth yet still can't ...
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A Puzzle for Rio

The following list contains 30 clues describing 30 unique English words or well-known names, all of which have one thing in common. The objective of the puzzle is to find the words associated with ...
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Riddle of the Mysterious Salesman

A riddle. Each pair of lines contains some clues - expect history and wordplay! ...
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A Fine Chain of Acronyms

Consider the following set of 25 commonly-used acronyms ...
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I am precious to you, but kill me you do. … What is my name?

I am precious to you, but kill me you do. I am older than you, but still ever new. I cannot be sold, for money or gold. I can EVEN fly. Yet wings have not I. This is no ...
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The Norwegian Foreman

An American architect was in Norway for a business trip, and he was working with a Norwegian Foreman who was building a skyscraper. The Norwegian did not know how to say any numbers in English, but he ...
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Serpina Pro Art Studio 1.89-1 Technical Update Manual - When is this software's new version released?

When was this graphics software released? Must include reasoning behind your answer! NOTE: As of this date, customers in Canada and the Us MUST USE TWO VERSIONS PRIOR - 1.63-1. Current version will ...
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What are these words?

Which word means "to push hard", and if it is written backwards it means "to spoil"? A synonym of this word is "stalemate", and if it is written backwards a synonym of the transformed word is "...
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Remove first or last letter - What is the name of this word puzzle/type of word?

When I was a child I had a puzzle book. One of the puzzles involved finding words where you can remove one letter from the beginning or end of the word, and you still have a valid word. You can ...