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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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Anagram puzzles

5 independent problems in a "self-help arrangement" (which helps you figure out, what the task is, without presenting an example) not left + up = honest tear + boy = jail five + I = kiln ...
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Make Riley Riddles, Not War

When a famous man sets out With a frightening weapon in hand In between remain I, devout Against killing making my stand What am I?
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A very odd story

I met a man once while out for a walk. "Tut, tut!" He would say, as he wandered this way and that. I saw him approach a group, "You there! Will you trade? I've got a lovely a nut right ...
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Where is the gold?

I made a puzzle, but it's probably bad¯\ _(ツ)_ /¯. Here goes. (CRINGY POEM WARNING) The fallen leader spread a plague that turned people into the undead. He got tricked by Xavier Fisher, who took all ...
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An interesting bet

Someone comes to you and says: 'I bet you £1, that if you give me £2 I will give you £3 in return. Do you accept my offer?' What do you respond to him?
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What is this thing #2?

I'm posting an another one, hope you will like it. Clues: Some What does a cat do?? One is everywhere but still not God. Brother(or sisters maybe) of pie. I am looking for two words.
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Paint Selection Help Needed

My start is a girl, and so is my end. My middle might get bleeped, though it I could apprehend. What am I?
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My brilliant attempt at humour!

??&T Who’s On ????? We ??????? the excessive use of force ??? World In Data ???? (online retailer) Apologies for my ?????? attempt at humour! ?????? me Smoking is bad ??? you ?????????? Is Awesome ...
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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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A Mystical Riley Riddle

Here is another Riley Riddle: The prefix is us together The infix you see twice The suffix indefinitely used before a vowel What am I?
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A mysterious thing I am

So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of? Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically. But ...
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The Pitiable Coder - Edition 2

It had been a while since my favourite newspaper had published any puzzles. In fact, it had been so long since 'The Pitiable Coder' released $\mathbb{CHEMICRYPTICS}$, that I was beginning to think ...
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My Exciting Travel Adventure

I have been working hard all year. You know what that means, it's time for a summer vacation! This puzzle will tell you where I am heading!There are three puzzle sets, with 9 clues each. Each set has ...
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A significant milestone

My left half is often used in dividing money, It's not round but square: hold Attila in fear! My right half is often used in metric spaces, Islands in borderlands, lakes in a state. Together with and ...
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A Cata-Strophic Pun

Got this one off a Batman Forever cassette tape, but the choice to repeat it is all mine: I shoulder the blame. Why can't you know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house?
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A ruff awakening

South West of England Parish Church of St. Barry the Lesser So moving... as the first notes rise up to fill its vaults, the little village chapel seems to come back to life. For months nobody has ...
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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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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. Hint1: Hint2: Hint3: ...
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The Sound After

Oh, my beautiful lady first There goes away the thirst If today were not this blue There would be a direct clue Oh, please look at this mirror Then you'll see me no error If people called us twins ...
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Pop Culture: My name with just one letter replaced

Happy Independence Day to you American users, here is a puzzle to provide some entertainment on this fine Saturday. Once each clue is solved, there will be a final answer that they all share in common!...
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Four times they anagram

Four times they anagram Once to help in judgement Twice in the name of a book Third could describe part of you And last, an event with a hook Hint
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I bet u can not find the word/phrase hidden in this post!

there Is a word/phrase Nefariously inserted into this question/post. Can you find it? i do indeed hope this puzzle will fasinate you Or at least Retain your interest for a while! i Really enjoyed ...
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My prefix is round

My prefix is round, My suffix eats birds, I come in many different colours, What am I? This is my third non-math puzzle, so feel free to point out if there are any flaws!
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When I am present, most people are quite nervous

You could say I am royalty, and when I am present, most people are quite nervous. I have a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of component of parts, much better displayed than my ...
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Lingual Trinity

Mr. E. L., Mr. E. E., and Mr. R. K. met together. Mr. E. L. shows a word, 6 letters, all capital. In Mr. E. E.'s vision, the word means "wine." In Mr. R. K.'s vision, the word means "...
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Mutual Riley Riddle

I say: My prefix is my abbreviation. My infix is. My suffix is seeing something. Together, I need someone like you. You say: My prefix is a place. My infix is eating something. My suffix is ...
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A rhyming tyobrien riddle

With two, I am something you have from birth. With three, I am a time to celebrate their worth. With four, I am a popular dressing or spread. With all five, some people may call me a head. Inspired ...
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I do not drip ruby life juice

I am pretty prehistoric, but not extinct, it would be hard to miss me if I blinked. I do not drip ruby life juice, and my tail is even pointer than that of a mongoose. You might think I am the lucky ...
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A Riddle: The 8th Empire

You start with something you are, a dog, a plant or driving a car. Then close one eye after the versus, the odd one in aeon must be minused. The answer should be a number in system of eight, You'll ...
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Anagram a specific word to describe a current event

Take a word, anagram it, add the original word to create a phrase. I hope the answer is not too offensive during these trying times. Bonus: Take the original word, anagram it again to describe the ...
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You're being Cryptex!

Loop around, bottom to top until they all align. Rotate to reveal the magic words in each line. Once you knock everything out of the park, With these seven lines you can make your mark. Hint 1: Hint ...
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Me? I cause pain

For context, here is my previous puzzle in this format. Me, I cause pain. My first anagram is naturally beautiful. My second anagram is synonymous with rocks. My third anagram is fancy food. My ...
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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 to 9: Watch the ...
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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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Untangle me. Who am I?

I am a kind of tangle. But I don't look like noodles. I may look like a packet of noodle. I do not look like an entangled headphone. But I look more like a smartphone. What am I?
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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! $$ \def\S#1#...
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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 identifing each one from the description on the menu! $$ \...
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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 ...
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What kind of Room am I?

I am a kind of Room But people cannot stay inside me. People can put some of us inside them. For the rest of us, we don't recommend to put me in you. I am not a washroom, yet I have lot of ...
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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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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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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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