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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Why Alexa Shouldn't Teach Non-Native English Speakers About Idioms

They cost ≈ $0.00833333333333333333333333333333 each. (9) -_----_-_----- Go! Intentionally fracture your fibula! ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently drawn. ...
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About a man and a bee

A man walks out of his house and over to his flower garden. He holds out his right hand and a bee lands in it. What is in his eye?
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Longest sentence with each letter repeated n times

Inspiration: This question was inspired by Word sets with no repeating letters Rules: Sentences can be of any length. Every letter used in this sentence, must be used n times. n can be any number. ...
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(According to me.)

Can you identify the six things below and determine the final answer? First thing My first three are the code for a port airport in Malaysia. Next you'll need one of the least-common Scrabble tiles. ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is ...
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You must be THIS high to ride this puzzle!

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What is this?
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Cheating is efficient, but only until you get caught!

This is an entry into the 16th Fortnightly Challenge - reverse-puzzling The Puzzleland Inc. is recruiting some fresh blood, and after some brain-bending tests, the candidates have been shortlisted to ...
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A Cleverly Disguised Word

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. The answers to the following nine clues are closely linked. (Their link is related to ...
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And the rest is hstr!

This is an entry in the 14th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. Ha, nice, a new fortnightly challenge. What's more, it is about history! It seems that people didn't like sports that much, huh? Fortunatly, ...
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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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A seven letter word denoting a woman

I am a seven letter word. The first two letters denote men. The first three letters denote women. The first four letters denote men. The whole seven letters denote women. Who am I?
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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Another seven letter word

This is the same principle as here. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd letters spell a body part. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th spell a mean of expression. You use the 4th, 5th and 6th everyday. And the ...
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Turn Lead into GOLD

Can you turn the word LEAD into GOLD in five steps or less? You can change or replace one letter at a time only. The newly formed word must be a legit word in a recognized dictionary. Of course you ...
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What's the theme here? (#3)

Here's another group of pictures with a common theme: 🔗 🔗
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have ...
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Bridge words - word pairs linked by the front and back

Wanted to try out a new puzzle. Doesn't seem like an original idea, so the concept may already be out there. Please let me know if so and I'll put a link back to it. Also, not sure if it will be ...
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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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How do you feel?

Someone's spilled coffee On your white shirt. The report you spent Four hours on, Ruined in the rain. And someone's decided That it'd be funny if you found, Dragon dung in your in-...
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A Different Kind of Teapot Riddle

As the title says this is going to be a riddle similar to a teapot but a bit different. As with the teapot riddles I have a word that has 2 or more meanings. The twist is you are going to be given two ...
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Teapot Riddle no.18

Teapot Riddle no.18 Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. First hint ...
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My homophone is sad

Here is one of my classic puzzles (1, 2, 3, and 4), but this one includes opposites. Me, I rise, My homophone is sad, My opposite falls, My opposite's homophone saves the day, My opposite's anagram ...
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What is a Bumpy Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word has a certain property, I call it a Bumpy Word™. You can use ...
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Paraphrased song lyrics

Each entry in the list below represents a paraphrase of (hopefully) well-known song lyrics. Identify the original lyrics, along with the song they occurred in and original performers. The person in ...
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Best company EVER!

My first twice flies you My second twice puzzles you My third twice measures you My fourth twice tests you ASCII from my first, Shaped like my first, Anchored on my first, Misses 1 of my first ...
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TV Title Mondegreens

Inspired by the original Twisted TV Titles and its follow-up, I came up with a similar puzzle. This one builds on the idea of Mondegreens - misheard lyrics (like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” ...
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A poem of dynamic words

In many great novels, to the reader I appear Adjust me, and I describe things that are near Once more, and my meaning changes only slightly Again, and you excercised your free will, rightly Yet ...
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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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Teapot Riddle no.9

Rules for Teapot Riddle no.9: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. First Hint: ...
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Piece de Resistance - Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper!

Queen Machina, my Majesty, Time for a Hearty Supper! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten ...
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I can be “educational” (Depending on your opinion)

Happy Friday everybody! Here is a little "What am I" riddle for you to enjoy! Happy solving! Though I am only three letters, I can mean a lot. I can be "educational" if I want or ...
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Teapot Riddle no.10

Teapot Riddle no.10 celebrates inside Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. ...
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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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Teapot Riddle no.12

I got top 5 last week with only asking the Teapot Riddles and your upvotes. I find that quite nice <3. Anyway here's Teapot Riddle no.12 explosions Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or ...
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Hunting Season is Open!

As some of you may have gathered, I really like learning about new animals; some of my favorites are: In the spirit of a good challenge with a chance to learn new things, I've created this multi-tier ...
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Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.22 (fan made). Alien. Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out the word with my ...
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Where did this mysterious note come from?

The boy had a cat on the boat, Alone among blue all around. He wrote a very brief note, Hoping the can would be found. I just came back from the Latpipe Hotel and decided to head to the beach, for ...
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An unorthodox riddle

Imagine that you are trapped in a completely wooden room that has no doors, windows, or any openings. The only object in the room is a wooden table. How do you escape? (For every wrong answer, I ...
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What English word is always spelled incorrectly? [closed]

What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
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There's no place like Home Theater!

Dorothy, now 93 years old, was watching some of her favorite movies in her home theater when, as one would expect in tornadic climes such as Kansas, her house blew away to somewhere over the rainbow. "...
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Seven letter word : it goes on

This is the same principle as here. You seemed to enjoy the first ones, so here is another one. This one is in three lines, and the sentences give less direct clues (in my opinion), in order to be a ...
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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the richest of them all? (I make billions #7)

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the richest of them all? (I make billions #7) Clue group 1: This spa provides a great relaxation rub. Earbuds are included too. I compared virtual machines, and ...
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Piece de Resistance - King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King Jack ...
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With all five, I work backstage

Another Tyobrien riddle of the week: With two, I’m active With three I’m first or second With four, I set an example With all five, I work backstage Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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I wish, I yearn, for an answer to this riddle

In a creature is my natural home. Have me in your meal and you'll become me. (With me, this line would be adjacent.) Experts take more time with me. In winter wear, I might be half a mile.
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Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made)

Teapot Riddle no.11 (fan made). Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...). You try to figure out the word with my Hints. ...
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Teapot Riddle no.21

Teapot riddle no.21 Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. no further words ...
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Another Manufactured Teaset Riddle

I had an idea for another teaset riddle so here we go. For anyone who doesn't know how these works you must decipher two or more words that are homonyms/homophones that have a different meaning, A.K.A....

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