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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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4 of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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A 3 letter word whose permutations are words

When you rearrange the letters in the word "NO" in all possible ways you have NO ON These are both English dictionary words. Are there any 3 letter words where all 6 of the 3 letter permutations of ...
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Six-words (------||||||)

My 1st go at this (and first post here). I hope you like. This puzzle is degrading. There are plants (with ain) And the clues are quite obtuse. It is a smelly, meaty extrude of a puzzle: ...
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Seven-words (-------|||||||)

Seven-words: My first is what the bully may show My second describes some spouses post-nuptials My third is when something is like something else My fourth are people who tell you what to pay ...
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Eight-words (--------||||||||) +1

Eight-words: (+1) My first is a move in (American) football that will never score you points My second is like the shaft within a flagellum My third is really two words and surrounds the feline'...
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Six-words (------) Six-words (||||||)

Six-words: My first is what a bouncer does if they think you're cool enough My second is what my fourth does to your pain My third is your surroundings on a grassy hill in summer My fourth ...
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Another cryptic Five-word (with a twist)

My last Five-words puzzle seemed well-received, so I thought I'd try another. This one has a bit of a twist to it, which shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I expect it will be easier to solve ...
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A few Four Word Puzzles, and a Five Word Challenge

After (rather quickly) solving the puzzles found in this link, I decided to make a few of my own (along with my little sister helping make one). The following is a quote how ghosts_in_the_code ...
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Cryptic Five-words (-----|||||)

Inspired by Aggie Kidd's redux of the original "Four-words" puzzle by Prem, I decided to create a similar "Five-words" puzzle. Some clues are intentionally somewhat vague and/or misleading, to keep ...
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Another Four-words (----||||)

It's been a while since we have seen one of these (as originally created by Prem), and I thought people might enjoy another one. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is the conclusion ...
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Four-words (----||||)

Four-words : My first is indivisible , but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men , but in ancient Rome. My third is a cruel wicked person , but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires , but ...
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Sound Out the Word

Part 1: I'm something basic, made of 30-odd pieces; Many will know me even among different speeches. Part 2: Do I contain waves or particles? Depends on your context; I am not what you think I am, ...
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Don't hold back

My first is employed all the time by a plumber. It's seen by the poolside, most often in summer. For a surgeon, my second will help with dilation, But then will get pitched when she goes on ...
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Questions, questions, questions

Let's start from the top. Why, you ask? Because it's best to start on a high. Get into it now. Why, you ask? Because it's the smart idea to live by. Come out now and breathe the fresh air. ...
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Mrs. Malaprop Reads A Riddle

I, Mrs. Malaprop, will recite an original riddle, perspired by this puzzle. Each of lines 1-5 inscribe a part of a word, put them together in sequins to get the one-word answer to the riddle. First ...
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A Massive and Torrid Affair

Is my first part a bargain? Be careful! Not quite. My next, when it's scarlet, means something's not right. My third: to police, an invaluable tool Can my last bit be neutral? It can't, as a ...
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Another Journey to the Land of Puzz

The Wonderful Wanderful land of Puzz Is where you and I now are; Where magazines eat wheeled things, And the whole world is bizarre. To prove my point, I found a joint Where brochures came to cope. ...
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Anagrammatical substrings

Inspired by this challenge, I have a similar, with stricter rules. Find a word that can be decomposed into several other words (more than one). Those words are not allowed to be proper substrings of ...
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The Importence of Proper Spelled and Grammar

Most accomplished autohrs are aware of the critical importance of proper grammar and spelling. The the neccessity of riting one's ideas succinctly, appropriately, and without error is parmaount. ...
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A sensation from the Egyptian cross

What two-word phrase might describe the route for a sensation coming all the way from the Egyptian cross? It can also be written as XY where Y is what allows you to do something that sounds like X. (...
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The Wonderful Wanderfull Puzz

In the land of Puzz, all the days are strange The sounds repeat, but with one wee change A troll trail hither and a dwarf wharf yon A wee hairy fairy or a fat fun faun Won't you come walking through ...
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Name the 25 Ants

When solving the Contagious Ants on a Meterstick problem, puzzlers often overlook the fact that ants are sophisticated creatures with names, dreams, and personalities. ...
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Find the link between these everyday words?

You have to simply step forward and find the common link between these words: age, date, drill, go, hole The correct link works in the exact same way for each of the words.
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What do these words have in common, and where?

What do the following have in common? India, black, $10^{-6}$, many, south (More or less the same process can be applied to all of them to get very similar and related results.)
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Oil your brain and learn your letters!

A is for Lucerne K is for Jay-Z M and N are for Panorama R is for Misery and Enemy S is for Riddler Zed is for Radiator Zee is for Statistics What is D for?
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The Word Game, I'm test running on you guys

So every year I've been doing this "Word Game" in which I write a riddle or ask a question and I ask my friends to answer it. My sister claims it too hard. Here it is: Who am I? I am but a ...
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Start with U, add another U, remove the U - what is the word?

Start with "U". Add another "U". Remove the "U". What is the word? Hint: It's not "U" (or "you", "ewe", etcetera).
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Mrs. Dunham's drinking problem

Hell is where a little old lady named Mrs. Dunham lives. Mrs. Dunham is a very old-fashioned lady. Mrs. Dunham has a bit of a drinking problem. Three times a day, every day, she drinks. What times of ...
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Guess the book/movie?

What book am I talking about (this book has been made into a movie too)? 'c'lee_&_le_choke l8_(! - ial)ee Once the puzzle has been solved it will be easy to ...
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A Puzzle for Rio

The following list contains 30 clues describing 30 unique English words or well-known names, all of which have one thing in common. The objective of the puzzle is to find the words associated with ...
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The mystery of the white witch

Harry Potter was happily living his married life when suddenly, he is told by Hagrid about people dying in sleep. So, he decides to set out on a quest to save everyone. He sets out on a journey to the ...
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Jack Sparrow and The quest for the missing Compass . Part 2

A short one this time around. Jack and his crew reach the top of Oholu's Heart. They look around and see a cave further away. Tired but determined, the crew marches ahead towards the cave. Just a ...
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I am all in one, guess what?

I am all in one, I am part of Mozilla, Part of the Olympic Games, Although I am unwilling to work and would like to eat a hotdog, Speed is the second part of all in one. (1) Color which is ...
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Largest crossword puzzles without blanks or blockers

How big a crossword puzzle can you make without using any blank squares? Only the solution is required, not the clues. Here is a 6x6 example, the solution to a recent puzzle by @Avon. A B A S E S B ...
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9 letter word decomposition [duplicate]

Give a 9 letter English word, which remains a word even after you keep removing a letter from it at each step until you have just one letter remaining. Give the letter you remove and the word at each ...
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What am I? You've definitely heard of me

I was used in 1812, I am in the title of the fourth. Flash! Fuji is my competitor And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books. I'm a rapper and you can shoot me. ...
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Categories within Categories

Each of these sets of five words has an odd member out. The other four words fall under a specific category, which can then be further generalized with a single word. Once you discover each of the ...
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The Reinvention of Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a bias E I E I O And at that bias he looked again E I E I O With a big cat here and a horse guide there Here is scarlet There for each Everywhere are ions Old ...
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Equine musicians?

What is interesting about the following sentence? "Furiously, in back of shut portals, one in four silvery equids is only hiding many extra tidings of meadows, somewhat more craftily than normal," ...
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The Norwegian Foreman

An American architect was in Norway for a business trip, and he was working with a Norwegian Foreman who was building a skyscraper. The Norwegian did not know how to say any numbers in English, but he ...
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Make it shorter by adding

A five letter English word becomes shorter when 2 more letters are added to it. What is the original word? What are the 2 letters? NOTE: I heard this puzzle from friends and don't claim my ...
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Can your vision see?

I come from the dark, but I was born in the bright I open your eyes into my origins The cloths I give to everything and everyone, are simple to me When I pass through you, you can't see me, because ...
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A shopkeeper receives a strange visitor

Warren Brown received a very peculiar visitor two weeks ago in his car-repair shop, the visitor seemed to be a male by judging from his voice, he was wearing a black jacket, a white mask, leather ...
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A DJ at a radio station?

What is the significance of this gentleman: J. Jason, DJ, FM/AM ?
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What am I? (tough riddle must give an explanation)

I am always there but never here I live to love but hate to live I feed off passion but am always starving I long for pain but hate its coming I'm ever seeking but never finding I wait and wait ...
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Memory Enhancement Through Numeric Imagery - What is the longest or best coherent sentence/paragraph/story you can make?

The guy who recited 20k numbers of pi by memory alone used a system where he converted numbers into consonants and then grouped words or sentences together to remember a huge amount of numbers. Here'...
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Serpina Pro Art Studio 1.89-1 Technical Update Manual - When is this software's new version released?

When was this graphics software released? Must include reasoning behind your answer! NOTE: As of this date, customers in Canada and the Us MUST USE TWO VERSIONS PRIOR - 1.63-1. Current version will ...
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Riddle of the Mysterious Salesman

A riddle. Each pair of lines contains some clues - expect history and wordplay! ...
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I am precious to you, but kill me you do. … What is my name?

I am precious to you, but kill me you do. I am older than you, but still ever new. I cannot be sold, for money or gold. I can EVEN fly. Yet wings have not I. This is no ...
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A Fine Chain of Acronyms

Consider the following set of 25 commonly-used acronyms ...

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