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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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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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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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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Can anyone think of more examples of pair of words like “Mindful” and “Mind full”? Both sound same and have different/opposite meanings [closed]

I am looking for pair of words or using multiple words which sounds similar but have different/opposite meanings(like an example mentioned in the question above). I posted this question in English....
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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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Sometimes with Feathers?

When in red, I was very loud. In high definition, a treasure. You put me in to interfere. Rest on me for your leisure. Put me between the last two letters, I am an Asian plant. Keep some of me in the ...
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Vowelburger™ Inside-Out Burger

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added a new item to their ever-expanding menu, the Inside-Out Burger! This peculiar ...
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These words have the same properties, but how?

Asparagus, Man, Erode, Aerodynamic, Innards, Bins Mine, Rob, Fort, Hexagon, Tera, Nights Flashbacks, Lost, Mono, Grand, Dystopia, Focus Splashdown, Troupe, Karate, Duel, Catchy, Contact Acrobat, ...
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Rebuses with answers that start with “A”

I like rebuses, here are four of them. 1. 2. 3. 4. Good luck!
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It's invisible to the naked eye… I hid it in this riddle

We are all born with it, and we still have it. I hid it in this riddle right above, literally... It's invisible to the naked eye. What is it?
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A Fantastical Riley

This is my first time making a Riley Riddle. Feedback is much appreciated! My prefix is a sound like this. My infix sounds like a horse's sound. My suffix is the opposite of water. My whole is ...
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A long, almost for physics riddle

I came up with this riddle today: My Whole is of 2 terms. My Prefix is 3 Letters. Term 1 is half open. But Term 2 is mostly locked. My Prefix is an ex. My Suffix is a passage. My infix is a symbol, ...
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Homemade Vowelburgers™

They're simple Vowelburgers™, but they are great for munching on while watching TV. Meat Vowelburger™ A LA E Ogre I Job O Marvel U Malibu
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A Full Spread of Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle I ordered some Vowelburgers™ abroad, but every menu had a printing error, so the restaurant just got rid of them. Regardless, they had something for everyone, ...
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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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Make a difference. First you rise, then you fall

With me you can make a difference. With me reversed, I'll rise and I'll fall.
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Oh No. I had those today

Who? That miserable, Sick man Was poisoned? Eleven letter word
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The Mantra Riddle

A sentence that can never fail A broken foot without its tail Almost there... reverse one sound By turns mundane and quite profound. The mantra is your compass then Your watch to know exactly when It ...
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Forcing one to stay while forcing one to leave?

There is this word that means to force one to stay. that read backwards, means to force one to leave. What is that word?
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Wordsmiths & Wyverns

You awaken in a foul crypt with only the following items at your disposal... ROPE, BOOTS, AMULET, MAP, FLAIL, CHAIN, CUP, BELL, STAFF, RING, CODEC, RUM, FLUTE You also have the following tools. Awl (...
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Foo Clue and Who?

A simple puzzle I thought of during a work-from-home-session today. Enjoy :)
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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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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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Arranging another Riley

My prefix is tricking you My infix is fruity My suffix is controlled and uniform My whole must be set What am I?
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Ask [prefix] [infix] [suffix] permission. What's [whole]?

Ask [prefix] [infix] [suffix] permission. With the above a grammatical and logical statement, what is [whole]?
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What do these words have in common? (Season 12, Episode 254)

Here are some chosen words from a large group: angel bat cling dog glass hatchet ice king knife lamp lancet lion lung noodle oil parrot pin pipe rainbow rock sand sun surgeon tile trigger turkey ...
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Why is 'logjam' the answer to 'function held up by traffic blockage'?

Why is 'logjam' the answer to 'function held up by traffic blockage'? I guess 'log' is function, and logjam is blockage but why 'jam/maj'? L,G & A are all correct.
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My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now [closed]

My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now, displayed in this order: Suffix Prefix Infix What am I? Hint:
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A Conflicted Riley Riddle

My infix will give you a name My suffix will help you with pain My prefix will make you frown My whole will let you down What am I?
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Removing my characters does not change my meaning

I start with nothing. If you remove 1, 2 or 3 of my characters then my meaning does not change. What 5-letter word am I?
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With a little effort, one can prevail

What is common between the following words and names? (Inspired by this except that I actually know the answer to this one) Defeat Kleenex? Guanaco Nerdiest Sardar Ian McKellen Dingo Gun Diablo ...
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I will always be you

Steal my prefix and I am you. Steal my suffix and I am you. Steal my infix and I am you.
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Don't steal from Riley, or there will be suffering

Steal my prefix and the end is here. Steal my suffix and the end is near. Steal my infix and there will be fear. Steal my whole and lose your dear.
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U cant s0lv th!s haha - who am I?

I got a cryptic (or maybe just junk) message in my inbox today: ...
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My prefix is the ruler of all our lives

My prefix is the ruler of all our lives. My suffix hints us thrashing knives. My infix before the fire was a cane. My whole pretends that it's insane.
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How is a something like a something

This may be a bit weird, but I remember a type of riddle but I can't remember any of those riddles nor their name. The riddle gives you 2 things and you need to find descriptions for both that are ...
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The same word (I think) over and over?

I saw a man seemingly lost Me: Hi. Are you looking for something? Him: ____ . Me: Go to the Federal Triangle ____ street. Him: Do you know the address? Me: I think it is ____ street. Him:...
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I'm found a lot on this site

My early part is very clean, Use it to obtain a sheen. My middle part is just a verb, Very common, needs no blurb. My final part is. Too right, is! You think that's cryptic, well it is. My whole all ...
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Christmas is over, the demon will soon arise

There's this little helpless creature that would fear, how Christmas is over and coming is a new year. For a demon horned creature would shortly arise, to take the little creature's home, despite its ...
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It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you

It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you, if you figure out what it is, and here's a clue: The gift is virtual, but as it's green like cash, some say it has value, others say it's trash.
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My prefix proved a girl's rank

My prefix proved a girl's rank. My infix receives your thanks. My suffix is grey and healthy. My whole brags the wealthy.
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Wiggly riddles, here we are!

Here is a riddle. Can you solve it? I don't drink from my mouth but the other way around Long, long, long Things can go down
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Christmas word: Anti-me would get your attention with no exceptions

I am a snowing Christmas word. Anti-me would would get your attention with no exceptions!
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Is the OP on mushrooms?

What two words am I looking for in the puzzle below? (The title too is a clue). 35437 When a Deity sees its reflection, Clip the best of rediscoveries approximately. Blow has been blown when it is ...
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A Town of Horror

There was a town, full of people. But that town was not very simple. Only 15 people, and they march outside. Day goes and night comes, and they go inside. Each day you vote, and you go on trial. If ...
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Christmas word: I am in France, without I

Find out this Christmas word with this clue: I am in France, without I.
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I know you'll solve this

My prefix will make you afraid My infix will make it cliched My suffix is the end of a chime My whole is ahead of its time Hint:

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