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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You can see a lot of me in the city

Part of me is above us, the other removes paint. I would say I am pretty tall. What am I?
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Toxic Christmas Gifts for Riley?

What am I? For my prefix I received ri. Now I'm insecure. For my infix I received ul. Now I'm gloomy. For my suffix I received <...
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Although it's colors are somewhat celestial

Half comes from a battery, half comes from a mollusc. Split it asymmetrically and it does what you would expect burning brimstone to do!
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Another Riley's Imposter!

I could not contain my enthusiasm for this new style of puzzle! Let's see if I've got what it takes. Here is a seven-letter word: ...
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Riley's Imposter!

Here is a six-letter word: ###### si####: I am the result of heat. ##dd##: I am the result ...
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It's been a while hasn't it?

Why can't I say hello? Anyways, it's Emma! I know it's been a while, but I've been busy with work, and life, and I haven't had much free time lately. With that in mind though, I've got a new puzzle! ...
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Where does my friend live? 8

Other questions in this series can be found here. One of my friends in my class told me this: Roots Vein Alas Upon Bili Kangaroo Chain What is he trying to say?
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Solving the Same Riddle Twice, Again

My prefix comes at my suffix But the guys that are my infix Demand that we add some fixes! So we include: ...
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Word Chain based on Codename

This is a different format of the famous CODENAMES game. In this game a ONE WORD clue is given which can connect that clue to multiple words. Like a clue "Hand" can connect to words like ...
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My name is simple, nothing tricky here

My nationality is English. I am born at 1859 I am bald, but I've never been bothered by it. I have always been on the round side, and people don't hesitate to point that out. Throughout my years I'...
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The King and the Oracle

There was a king that wanted to go to war. But before that, he decided to go see the Oracle of the nearest temple, in order to estimate his chances and to have a clearer vision of his destiny. However,...
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The largest lettered word which you can make and continue make words from it by deleting $1$ letter from it everytime [duplicate]

Ok, here is a simple puzzle to think :- Find the largest lettered word such that deleting one letter at a time can give you a meaningful word in each step . Note that only deletions are allowed, in ...
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TRUMP to BIDEN : This transition won't be easy

Can you change the word TRUMP to the name BIDEN in 10 steps or less by changing one letter at a time? Each change must result in a valid word from MW dictionary. No proper nouns, abbreviations or ...
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Riddle - “A king of pain…”

A king of pain, "Conquer!" he compelled, A land whose name is most commonly misspelled. People quite oriented, A change was fated. The rising sun was fought, Freedom then bought. What am I? -...
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Is there a mistake in this vast rebus?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; that may be a slight exaggeration in this case, but the words in this case are timeless. I present to you a puzzle which is quite simple (albeit large) ...
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A Before and After puzzle (2)

This is a "B & A" puzzle linked to What is a " B & A" puzzle? It describes a before and after word chain which has a word in common. For example: First Lady Gaga: Before ...
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A Rich Club Indeed

This puzzle is linked to I am sick and tired of hearing this A Person From a City in Europe Visits a Country Club to offer Computer Related Teaching
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But wait! We skipped a day!

Today is October 4th and tomorrow will be October 6th. Explain! Note: I just thought of this one day and decided to post it here. Please don't leave too many downvotes. :(
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Falling out with the Judge II

All by oneself: thrown out car, rotten feed, and amount of food found outside bird's house (18) The bird was never found again, and no fingerprints could be found on the car or the food. What ...
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Density in Den Sitting

Please find below a word search puzzle. But it's not just any word search...the words you find cannot be too dense. The definition of a word in this puzzle: appears in /usr/share/dict/words:https://...
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Falling out with the Judge

Poor defense speech leading to defendant finally being thrown out (14) The defendant never reached their prison cell. How did they die? jafe helped design the clue - thanks! :)
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Please feature this meta post

My first could describe a call or a fell, in two ways, And it sounds like a way of going fast in olden times. My second could describe a paper or a cloud, in two ways, And docked it's almost my first, ...
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Issues with Graph-It (Geometry Homework)

You are working on your geometry homework (graphic quadratics) and become bored of drawing the axes over and over again. Instead, you find an online tool called Graph-It that you use to graph the ...
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What did you say? In Corsica? Really?

A group of people In Corsica Carry out a chemistry measurement Which turns out to be highly acidic What is that?
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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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