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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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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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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Mangled Movie Titles

I've taken a bunch of movies and done...something to each of their titles. In some instances, I've changed a single letter in one of the words. In others, I've added a letter to make one of the ...
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Guess Me riddle #3

View the last part here Guess the word Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force and magic spelling Celestial sprites elucidate All my own striving can't relate What am I?
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 3

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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 2

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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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Pairs and pairs

I'm absolutely full of pairs, And that's why I'm important. If my owner's used to describe me, I'd be like just a pair of letters. With the first pair, I'm from a plant or animal. With the second ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Song 3 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has been programming some nuclear reactor results filtering program. So, when he returned home tonight, he incorporated a bit of this new knowledge when he was singing to his son: ...
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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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Splitting a road trip into four

A word is clued, and four parts of it (in order, but possibly overlapping) are also clued. The five clues are: I'm not for hands. I'm on this site. I'm full of anger. I'm full of anger. I'm ...
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What does Caesar salad do if you leave it in the sun? (----)

What greeting to use with a bee when approaching its lair? (-) What thing do relief sculptor DJs drop, pumping it too? (---) What insect do little old ladies purl all through their hair? (----) ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities (#2)

A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities. Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - ...
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CaIendar Rebuses

Here are some caIendar-styIe rebuses. The tags are the hint. $\dfrac{\mathrm{MAY}}{\sf\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\sf Sun& \sf Mon&\sf Tue&\sf Wed&\sf Thu&\sf Fri&\sf Sat\\...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of a color, when the wavelength is ...
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Anagrammatically speaking

Fill in the blanks below. Each sentence uses 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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Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #3

Another set of Harry Potter word rebuses for you to solve! Part 1: 11 Harry Potter rebus puzzles Part 2: Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #2
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Harry Potter Rebus Puzzles #2

Here are 4 more Harry Potter word rebuses for you to solve! (11 more Harry Potter rebuses are posted here.)
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Find the missing words #2

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each pair of $\text{X}$'s should be replaced with the same two letters (in order). $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if ...
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12 hidden clues in just one paragraph!

I have attempted to hide as much information as I can within as little words as possible, while it still makes sense. And while the following paragraph does indeed make sense, that doesn't mean it's ...
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Me writing without consideration

Next to the side, I'm out of position, For a scientist put me in a bin, But children appear when I jump, A bad smell means success with me in. I may cause upset at the end, I can be ...
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A chain of words 3

Replace each line below with a new word of similar meaning that is legal in Scrabble. The last two or more letters of each new word must form the start of the next new word, and the first and last new ...
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each $\text{X X X}$ should be replaced with the same three letters. $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#...
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Find the missing word

Find words to fit clues. Each XXX should be replaced with the same three letter word. _ _ X X X _ _ | Clue - Entertainment _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - Continuously attack _ _ _ X X X _ | Clue - A fruit
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Chic Le (Freak - Freak Out!)

I may stick or be a stick, or touch a part of you with the same name, for perhaps hours. Looking back, I stick up, or touch a part of you with the same name, for only moments. Looking ...

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