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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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Wordplay in an unknown domain

I took the name of a XYZ. It starts with a XYZ. I picked even letters only. The result contains only letters which are in <...
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The Adventure of Jack #1

Jack's adventure starts at the top left of the table, Hey, Vietnamese money should be removed! So he adventures along to Rome, stopping for 50 minutes. And suddenly he's back at the ...
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The Missing Taste

After a tiring soccer match which I absquatulated because I got insulted all the time by my own teammates, I went to my regular restaurant and ordered a fancy sashimi “the agushi special” but the ...
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One at a Time Riddle

This riddle borrows a format from Guess me riddle #4 by Quark-epoch. The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is a green cut-out vital sign. My second ...
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Anime guess Riddle #5

Like in my fourth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) When the plants are cutted, by the ...
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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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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Wordplay: I O _________ O A!

The word in the blank is a metal or a medal. This is a puzzle I thought of and haven't seen anywhere. Hopefully, it is up to the standards of this site.
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Anime guess Riddle #4

Like in my third part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Braveheart story ...
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A Riddle of Mine

I came up with this riddle a few years ago, and so far very few people have been able to solve it: Think of a four-letter word (“_ _ _ _”) such that adding an A to the beginning (“a _ _ _ _”) changes ...
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Guess Me riddle #2

View the first part here The word is broken down into parts My first part is a small character in a book and a movie My second part is related to company My third part is related to a rabbit My ...
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Ollie really wanted the soup

Coworkers Eddie M. and Ollie G. are going to lunch. They're standing in line to get some soup and talking about their day. Eddie: ...long story short, we had to dig up the metadata from some ...
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Anime guess Riddle #3

Like in my second part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) So Mr. ... youre ...
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Anime guess Riddle #2

Like in my first part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) My MC is the ...
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Short, but it shouldn't be sweet

Inspired by Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet, this puzzle suddenly appeared in my head: "When American prefer to bring milk rather than water they will be called _____(5)." ...
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What's the name of the game show?

A well-known game show comes up on TV. They have acquired some expensive coats; A winner chosen at random will receive five coats, leaving one which will go to charity. The host reads out his script. ...
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Inner and outer space

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet. On aliens and mediums, the mathematician _______ said, 'There is __ _____ and __ __', __ scientific view did not accept them....
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Happy Holidays; here's a Riley!

It's been a while since I've posted a riddle of any kind, and I figure I'll post an easy one. As always, good luck to all of you and I hope you enjoy it! Oh, and happy holidays! Jasmin, or juniper, ...
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Novel cob pebble

Once raided by someone who sounds like five hundred, or something that crashed on Armenian highlands, like luminous city's triumphant landmark, a 40's gun disjoined by queen saying "aah". ...
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Anime guess Riddle

I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Arrrgh and a roman goddess are trying ...
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Short and Sweet (Riley riddle)

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet Riddle me this: My prefix is able in aluminum, My suffix asks for the reason. My infix it neither or nor xand, And I ...
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Where have I visited?

Now an entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet Having a new try on "where do I want to go next" questions", hope you enjoy it. I have visited: 1: Regulations on the internet ...
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But it is not an Enclave

What country (sovereign) lies entirely within (inside) another country, But It is not an Enclave? Two possible solutions
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An Eleven Letter Word

A single one, just to heat things up a bit: 1-2-3 is a tree I'd much prefer (to vulgar ash) 4 is actually fifth in line, the second of its kind, for me (but sixth for Cyril) 5-6-7 is 1-2-...
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Endless pain and Belgian ale

Endless pain with prosecutor is board game and peace garden place in anonymous organization (6) South German to a Spaniard is Hebrew month in alehouse with well-rounded finish (6) 100th ...
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Was it a cat I saw?

One night whilst walking beside the road I glimpsed something move, and so I slowed It must be a cat, to be so spry but it looked much redder to my eye It disappeared behind a tree What kind of ...
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A smart young driver

Picked up my brush, walked on the lawn with lively pace at crack of dawn. A smart young driver, headlamps on, some lucent colours I have drawn. How would you describe me? Hint: Hint #2:
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A transgenre puzzle with rowing

Capital city that matches [A-H]+, take out the first four and then add deux cents plus; crossing the Danube, you make your way north; stay on that route till the coastline comes forth. ...
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My First Mosquito Bite

Help! I just moved houses into an area with many mosquitoes. However, I haven't been outside all week - ever since the first bump appeared on my skin. What's happening to me? Is this some weird sort ...
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Hotly contested

Arab dad infiltrating computer network islands (6) Franco-German brown egg is peaceful abode (6) Haiku song corrupted southern port (9) No heartless Swedes in springtime capital basin (9) ...
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Why will my friend have to grow his beard out?

Knowledge required for this riddle: English-language proverbs. My friend Leonard came to me with a problem the other day. He said, “Tanner, I want to have a clean-shaven face. But every time I use a ...
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Same word fills all the blanks (2)

As a follow up to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions (no anagrams) fills all the blanks in the stanza below. I've taken slight liberty with grammar. Poor old Andy ...
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Tomato sauce with flavourant vowels

Cathedral returns warm air, a madness (10) All-salad cave mixes up historical house (12) Endless tomato sauce with flavourant vowels gives Casbah mosque (9) Dirk C.O. Rosalyn backed off a ...
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I'm half high, but what am I?

See me once, with two joints, already half high See me twice, as a part of the toast that the people will cry See me once, at concerts, but not Bob Marley's See me twice, aren't these some ...
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World-renowned for having many natural wonders

Ancient tombs perplex urban Bonnie (11) Magic sleek hill mixed is small island (14) Small island's hidden twin is Moroccan (7) Dramatic sound and additional grotto are underground site (11) ...
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Deranged hippo person

Statue suing deranged hippo person (11) Baltic port is original pope's German castle (12) Animator and universe are perplexing snowy riddle (11) Pop star and French city confusedly lock javelins ...
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You're a large automobile

Capital city says you're a large automobile (7) Work horse videography camouflages monastery (9) Football stadium building hides coastal city (6) Black Sea hub hides Caspian Sea hub (4) ...
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Remote yet central

Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7) Short Mervin found in summer vacation (4) Probabilistic risk analysis conceals deep lake (6) Historic city confounds a sand mark (9) Fantasy prince's body of ...
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A Ghastly Cryptic

Oh no! Hallowe'en has weakened the borders between this realm and the spirit realm, allowing some tenebrous nogoodnik to release several ghosts from other universes upon you! In this cryptic, each ...
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The END (Riley riddle)

My prefix you say in astonishment, My infix within the prefix slightly smaller than a pie My suffix is huge, or even enormous, And here comes the end of the riddle. Hint 1:
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Catching Your Focus

This may need some attention to get it, or it may be too easy for the community. My prefix sins, refutes, and help you see, My infix you won't bother to count. My suffix tells you if ...
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A nonsense story

A sandy lover of this here website, only did the Foxtrot once, when they weren't on. Their favourite colour was that of a magical swamp, where they found a crystal that controlled time. They ...
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I did my best to balance this riddle

If you want to start me, you've a long way to run. If you want to end me, you'll need an apparent pun. Seek my middle, and you'll find a tech holy grail, Though its inherent dangers would make many ...
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I'm a big fan of this riddle

Next phrases all have an answer to them and all answers are related to each other, good luck! they sail they drink and treasure is what they hanker, But don't annoy them or they will f*** ...
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ERROR: Unidentified (Riley riddle)

Riddle me this My prefix the Bard says when he means soon My suffix a rodent without its tail In my infix a lady her torch uphold high Who am I? Hint 1:
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See me once, See me twice #8

See me once, I like riddles so don't be a buzzkill See me twice, tell everyone because I'm really ill First hint: I am prepared to give out more hints if needed. Good luck! Here are the previous ...
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A relaxing glass of Shiraz

You see, I am that what makes you able. What I am is an element stable. Without me a name for oneself's lacking. I'm in fish, Thai, Shiraz and unpacking. You can try and guess what with ...
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Puzzle on encoding of a word [closed]

In a certain code, AFZALPUR is written as BCBGYVOS What is the code for FARIDKOT? As per my attempts so far, I cannot find a definite sequence of encoding. Both A and Z appear to be encoded to B, ...
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Crime lords and valuables

Lost consciousness's rate of return is Spanish valuables in Swedish valuables. (5) The light side running a confused non-gay. (6) Stirring a Malay T for a grateful Spanish spirit. (6) Dear ...
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Teapot Riddle no.46 (fan made)

Teapot riddle rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints First Hint: Second ...