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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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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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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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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A Harsh Vowelburger™ Critic

You can find other Vowelburgers™ Riddles here. Once a restaurant renowned for its delectable burgers, the customers of the Old Consonant's Diner have been noticing the quality of food slowly slipping ...
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This Riley Riddle must be in proper order

My prefix is when you do something bad. Somewhere in the middle you can see a choice between a yes and a no. And lastly I have a financial suffix. I also like keeping things in order! What am I? Hint:...
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My first attempt at a Vowelburger™ puzzle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 9 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat ...
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A Very Special Crossword

While sorting through things after a move, I came across my first ever crossword made without use of a computer. It was just me, sitting at my family table with a piece of paper and a dictionary. ...
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Another phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 7 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat ...
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An Only Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 thematically connected words. What are those connections and groups? Text version: SHIFT OPTION RED FLAP BLACK BOOK LANE CONTROL STOCK ...
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A phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles 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 buns ...
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The Rotated Crossword

This rotated crossword works just the same as a regular crossword. Only exception being that, after you've found the solution to a clue, you don't put this word directly into the grid. Instead, you ...
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I'm not a Terrorist!

I'm not a terrorist, but you don't like me,  I'll mess up your code and your recipes,  I'll bring software to its knees,  You can find one like me in all industries. Who am I? Hint:
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Question of royal proportions

This is my first attempt at one of these puzzles. The following piece of code relates to a famous saying/phrase/article/piece. ...
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4 legs on weekdays, 2 on weekends

I have 4 legs on weekdays, but 2 on weekends. I can fly, but I have no wings. I rhyme with many, but don't rhyme with many. What am I?
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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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What is a Salon Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. All the Salon Words below have a feature in common with them that none of ...
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I go to (and I am in) many places

I go to (and I am in) many places I know (and have) different faces You may think about me every day You may even need me to keep sane I live around rockets in outer space I am often talked about ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef's Special #3

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our previous Chef's Specials: #1 and #2 Our chef went way ahead to prepare the biggest Vowelburger™ menu to date! There is a burger for every ...
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Hangman: Reverse Edition

Put a P, then Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva will turn a goddess into this. Put an R, you speak it more than writing it. Put a T, I become e-learning. Put a G, then I become a floor. If you're new to ...
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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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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 created ...
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A hacker emailed someone then

A hacker sent a message in to someone that says... DARKGREEN WHITE WHITE TURQUOISE He sent another one which is... Think you can keep up with me? Enemies inbound! "Stretch out your neck!"...
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An Anime Affix Riddle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix My prefix hosted* talk to beat a killer from within. My infix works for former bandit, shooting with their twin. My suffix can be found in ...
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What is a Jeeves Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Jeeves Word™. Use the ...
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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 the ...
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Got a name for our stuff toy

We are like babies, we still love our stuff toys even if we are already grown up, and we have 1 specific stuff toy that has a name that doesn't really exist for us humans. I have made a puzzle to ...
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A Peculiar Find-A-Word

I was solving a crossword in my local newspaper when I came across a clue that made no sense: 19 Across: Be inappropriate On the face of it, there is nothing odd with this clue until I realised: 19 ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle The success of our first Chef’s Special has inspired our chef to add even more variety to your favourite Vowelburgers™ menu. The chef’s choice of the day consists ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #1

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle. Hope you enjoyed our Double Supreme variants. We at Vowelburgers™ are finding more and more ways to bring variety to the table. The chef’s choice of the day ...
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Guineas Dealer ||||||||

This visionary turns into a comedian, an animal and a fictional hero around Christmas. What is his favorite machine? Note: The lines after the word "Dealer" in the title have nothing to do ...
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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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A Fiveway Riley

My prefix causes bells, whistles, and dings. My suffix is done by all living things. My infix causes all empires to untangle. My whole, they tend to dangle. Here's my first jab at the so called "...
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Vowelburger™ Spite Bite

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here After a short legal battle with what we believe to be a bribed judge, we have been rebranded and forcibly merged into the all-consuming Vowelburger business. ...
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What country am I? A 'Riley Riddle'

My prefix can be seen in the Greek alphabet, My suffix is a kind of tree, And my infix is something used to kiss. What country am I?
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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, meat,...
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A Surprising Riley Riddle

My infix is a potato reporter, My suffix is a garden storer, My prefix is Martin's significant other, My whole will make you bowled over. What am I?
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Statement: [infix] will [whole] [suffix] [prefix] [infix] will

[infix] will [whole] [suffix] [prefix] [infix] will. The above, when the gaps are filled, will be a reasonable statement. What are the two infixes?
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Unusual Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle and the variations thereof I got these Vowelburgers™ on discount, and they have a little different mouthfeel than others. Why is that? Patty Vowelburger™ A Ink ...
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What's at my back?

I always have something on my back whenever I use my PC and I have some definitons to figure out what it is. financial institution that accepts deposits from the public a family of large marine ...

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