Questions tagged [wordplay]

A puzzle which incorporates a form of wordplay, such as puns, or which requires wordplay in order to find the solution.

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The answer is buried there somewhere

Wow, the little negative cow army had a balmy sun war. The forty richest blameless homesteaders await the answers. Who did the cow army fight in the war? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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Another one for the road

Taken for a ride, lost with many strides. Pardon the old port, a typer's resort. OR Fight unworldly wrath, sleep after a bath. Big bang creation? Welcome inflation!
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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A Fountain of Colors

A Fountain of Colors A rock overlooks as my garden unfurls. His pebble admires as the nice sky, it swirls. The odd-looking pink one is chipper today. The lily exposes when Chopin I play. There's ...
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The arrow of time flies in reverse

Here is the puzzle: (Click on the image to see a larger image.) Overview: This is a word graph. The nodes are short words, the edges are long words. Whenever an edge (i.e., a long word) connects ...
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This Vehicle Needs Real Fuel!

I just got a brand new, fancy car! The problem is that it keeps telling me it needs REAL FUEL to function! I took a look inside the tank between both of the "Real Fuel Drums" and both of the "Gas-to-...
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Cryptic Chain #1

Each cryptic clue yields the keyword to the next, terminating in a message to you, gentle puzzler. With the exception of the first, which requires a little lateral thinking, all the clues are standard ...
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Vowelburger™ Triple Supreme

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here and Ébe Isaac's Double Supreme Riddle. The local Vowelburgers™ has added yet another a twist. They started making triple patty burgers where the patties need ...
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Witches on the wall

Witches on the wall wait for the rain of answers to fall!
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Criminal Jack is here to haunt

Solve This Rebus, the correct answer is an English phrase. JACK THE RI_ _ER All the best :)
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A burglar's sunglasses, a lady's odyssey

This puzzle is part 17 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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These Riddles Again?

With the beginning, I can make you totally emotionless Add a few letters to it and you can even find a special kind of school In the middle, a special kind of energy awaits you Something that flows in ...
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Teapot Riddle no.8

Teapot riddle no.8: "rules as every year, James": 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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Guess Me riddle #2

View the first part here The word is broken down into parts My first part is a small character in a book and a movie My second part is related to company My third part is related to a rabbit My ...
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An Olympic Connecting Wall

In honor of Rio 2016, here’s a connecting wall about the Olympics! The 16 clues below can be sorted into four connected groups of 4. What are the groups and their connections? Text version: ...
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I have an extravagant sense of humour

Here is my latest riddle, take a crack at it if you dare! Need to reinforce your brain? Need help going with the flow? Then I am exceptional for the job! I am not a coward, but my family is. I have ...
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Yet another teapot riddle (No.37)

This riddle is probably very easy, I believe, but it's my first one (actually, it is my first riddle on the site). The rules are as usual. I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings ...
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Five from Four - What am I?

I am four, but my second can be any of the five, though not sometimes. My first is final. My second often warns of danger. My third is what you are in the middle of right now. My fourth cannot be ...
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Teapot Riddle no.25 (fan made)

Teapot riddle 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: My first ...
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Will Riley Riddles ever end?

Maybe, maybe not — but the answer won't. My prefix is the first half of what was before. My suffix curses Scotland in red and no more. My infix is a hotshot when scrambled (what egg?). I am twice my ...
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each "X X X" should be replaced with the same three letters. Pattern Clue X X X _ _ _ _ level _ X X X _ _ _ spread _ _ ...
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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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The Case of the Missing Kitten (Part 1)

You wake up at 6:30 AM to a knock on your door. By the time you get dressed and answer the door, you can see (in your motion-activated lawn lighting) a person riding away on his (or her) motorcycle. ...
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Teapot Riddle no.43

Teapot Riddle no.43 Rules I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) Try to figure out the word with my hints. today less hints than ...
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Another Six-words (------||||||)

People call me crazy. I think perhaps I am I just seek justice and there is no other way I don't want to create chaos: quite the opposite. It is a voice chanting in my head. (Or do others hear ...
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Six-layer Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ announced their Penta-decker Vowelburger™ two days ago and added to their menu yesterday. For today's burger, they decided to bring back in part ...
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I greet the unfortunate, with my education

My prefix, mostly sturdy, My suffix is a hill, And my infix is eight. Who is my whole?
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Teapot Riddle no.6

Here's riddle numero 6: Same rules as always: 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.7

everyone doing rhymes here Teapot Riddle no.7 eeeeeh ... get me some beer Rules: I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try ...
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Word Identification

Sound out the word with the clues. My first one, should be quite easy: You can regularly find me inserted below. Something we all do. A short-hand account of the matter from my point of view. I heard ...
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Remove first or last letter - What is the name of this word puzzle/type of word?

When I was a child I had a puzzle book. One of the puzzles involved finding words where you can remove one letter from the beginning or end of the word, and you still have a valid word. You can ...
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Omni-Riley-Rebuses

Partially inspired by MetaZen’s Four Directions Series :) North: East: South: West: This puzzle is a part of Ooohh, it all makes sense now! :D
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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The 5000th Question

This is a good one, a rebus as I like it. Plus, this is the Question #5000. 1. Mon 2. Tue 3. Wed 4. Thu 5. Fri 6. Sat 7. Sun Happy Solving. :)
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Another series of fortunate (and sideways) transpositions

Using only a sequence of transpositions, see if you can take this: to this: while maintaining English words on each of the three horizontals. At each step, you may transpose any two neighboring ...
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4824 Draw an award 4284

After you finished the last one with a ceasar cipher: [ Definitely not suspicious ] I realize that you guys cannot be distracted. So, I will tell you the answer, right here. $Phew!$ While everyone'...
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Teapot Riddle: my first is nice and pleasant and lovely, my second really quite

Same rules as before: 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 clues. First clue: My ...
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Teapot Riddle no.38

Thanks to @trolley813 for the cool riddle This Riddle has now 5 different words, which apply to that. If you have free time find more ... currently 4 words are found. Rules as always: I have one ...
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Homophone riddle

This should be pretty easy You can find me at a grocery store, Or a part of Chinese philosophy, Either way, you wind up with the same pronunciation What are ...
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Anime guess Riddle

I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Arrrgh and a roman goddess are trying ...
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Riled Up Riley Riddle 2

Sorry for the last riddle But this time I'll try not to fiddle The important lines will begin now This time it'll be better I vow The prefix is where mad white workers work With strange liquids ...
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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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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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I'm quite famous nowadays, mostly because of my owner

I have: An anagram that sharpens your imagination An anagram that doesn't ask for your permission An anagram that is not very original An anagram that is not very important What am I?
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A little abbreviated response

This is a short riddle which has a short answer. I look like I have no memory, but I am fine, but turn me around and I may knock you down.
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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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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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On The Subject of The Odd One Out

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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The Pitiable Coder

One day, I found an odd newspaper lying on a bench called '$\large\bf\text{The Pitiable Coder}$'. I opened it and to my delight found an entire page on puzzles! Most were easy, but there was one I ...
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On The Subject of Colored Switches

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...

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