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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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What is a “ B & A” puzzle?

I think this type of puzzle format is a bit different from some you already have seen. I call them B & A puzzles. After you solve them you will likely know what that means. There are six seperate ...
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What was her name?

I had a match with a stunning girl on tinder yesterday, I was overjoyed but then I found out that she had the most bizarre name. What was more odd was what she wrote on her profile: Welcome gentlemen ...
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What are your Initial Impressions?

What are the letters in capitals below hinting at and what is their theme? RDDHIKGHBRMH Good luck! Hint:
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Hypothetically, I

Hypothetically, I am an infix for raising you high am an infix for tearing apart am an infix for what relies on your heart Am the reverse of the start of your health am an infix for the start of much ...
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Five from three — what am I?

Another puzzle in the tradition of five from four: I am three, but my second can be any of the five. My first is placed above you. My second believes itself normative. My third is of wild popularity. ...
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Your judgement for the afterlife

You have not been the best person during your time on Earth. Your judgement is as such: uryy But what does this mean?
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Where did I visit?

My name is Ian, you could say I'm central to the solution. While the answer is where I went on my last vacation, I love to talk about my work... My entire start of the week was spent bombarding atoms ...
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Ready for my rap album?

Initially, I played music, but after a spell, they called me disreputable, I said "oh well" The judge said I was out of order, but he was wrong, I wasn't in at the beginning, but two places ...
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With zero I propel

With zero I propel With two I can be wild With eight I show age With eighteen I'm quite loud With nineteen I'm in a cloud Not sure how long these have been around, but inspired by: I am not falling, ...
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Overheard and understood

The other day, I was eavesdropping and I heard strange scraps of a one-sided conversation. Although I didn't get much out of it at first, I was able eventually to identify the speaker by his initials. ...
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A Riddle of Ages

At birth, I was everything At two, I was playful At three, I wanted to communicate At six, I experienced a setback At seven, I was overly bold At eight, I provided safe passage By thirteen, I was ...
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I am not falling, what am I with zero?

I am not falling!! With zero I listen. With two I growl. With four I am close. With seven I spin. With twenty I flow. What am I with zero?
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Chess Puns Don't Get Much Worse Than This

(1) How should the game end with best play on both sides? (2) Use the clue to complete the bad pun!
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What am I with zero?

With zero I am falling. With two I am smart. With four I am wet. With seven I am food. With twenty I am fast. What am I with zero?
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I am sick and tired of hearing this

A US state declares victory showing an important document in the last year of a wonderful 7 year period What is that?
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Another what am I?

The structure is a hint as well, the punctuation is irrelevant in that sense. tap a cabalistical sum; counterdemonstrations, fabrications, I antienthusiastically circumstantiate unexceptionability ...
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Two words: Great in isolation, terrible when paired

I have in mind two words: great in isolation, but terrible when paired. Spoken aloud, you may be forgiven for thinking the first word is two in number. A mistake of stress. Written down, you may be ...
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An incomplete crossword

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What is my landlord's second job?

My landlord is a little eccentric. Every time he visits my flat for inspection, he places a seed in the kitchen just before he leaves. What is my landlord's second job?
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You Have Let Us Down, Congressman Rutilus

Sure, I'm just some vermin trying to score some fake internet points on PSE, and the perfect answer is beyond me, but I have a feeling that becoming pro is within my reach, so please hold your ...
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Spiritual chemistry spell

What three abbreviations can be used to spell Ghost and God? This is meant to be elementary but there is a twist.
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In the spirit of simultaneous equations

Solve the following word/letter/number equations: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear ...
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What should be the 5-letter word?

Find out the five letter words using the letters given at the bottom which simultaneously expresses the inner meaning of the above four pictures. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
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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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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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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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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 the name for “mash-up” sentences like “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Malfunction?” or “How I Met Your Mother Theresa?”

On Jeopardy, there are clues called "Before and After" which asks contestants to answer questions like ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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