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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Foo Clue and Who?

A simple puzzle I thought of during a work-from-home-session today. Enjoy :)
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A [suffix] sitting [prefix] [infix] corner solving [whole]

Inspiration by @risky mysteries A [suffix] sitting [prefix] [infix] corner solving [whole]. Rule and Clue: The infix and suffix may not be exactly same as the whole, such as: Infix or suffix Whole ...
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A Harsh Vowelburger™ Critic

You can find other Vowelburgers™ Riddles here. Once a restaurant renowned for its delectable burgers, the customers of the Old Consonant's Diner have been noticing the quality of food slowly slipping ...
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Arranging another Riley

My prefix is tricking you My infix is fruity My suffix is controlled and uniform My whole must be set What am I?
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Ask [prefix] [infix] [suffix] permission. What's [whole]?

Ask [prefix] [infix] [suffix] permission. With the above a grammatical and logical statement, what is [whole]?
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What do these words have in common? (Season 12, Episode 254)

Here are some chosen words from a large group: angel bat cling dog glass hatchet ice king knife lamp lancet lion lung noodle oil parrot pin pipe rainbow rock sand sun surgeon tile trigger turkey ...
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Why is 'logjam' the answer to 'function held up by traffic blockage'?

Why is 'logjam' the answer to 'function held up by traffic blockage'? I guess 'log' is function, and logjam is blockage but why 'jam/maj'? L,G & A are all correct.
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My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now [closed]

My prefix, suffix and infix are right in front of you right now, displayed in this order: Suffix Prefix Infix What am I? Hint:
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A Conflicted Riley Riddle

My infix will give you a name My suffix will help you with pain My prefix will make you frown My whole will let you down What am I?
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Removing my characters does not change my meaning

I start with nothing. If you remove 1, 2 or 3 of my characters then my meaning does not change. What 5-letter word am I?
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With a little effort, one can prevail

What is common between the following words and names? (Inspired by this except that I actually know the answer to this one) Defeat Kleenex? Guanaco Nerdiest Sardar Ian McKellen Dingo Gun Diablo ...
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I will always be you

Steal my prefix and I am you. Steal my suffix and I am you. Steal my infix and I am you.
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Don't steal from Riley, or there will be suffering

Steal my prefix and the end is here. Steal my suffix and the end is near. Steal my infix and there will be fear. Steal my whole and lose your dear.
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U cant s0lv th!s haha - who am I?

I got a cryptic (or maybe just junk) message in my inbox today: ...
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My prefix is the ruler of all our lives

My prefix is the ruler of all our lives. My suffix hints us thrashing knives. My infix before the fire was a cane. My whole pretends that it's insane.
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How is a something like a something

This may be a bit weird, but I remember a type of riddle but I can't remember any of those riddles nor their name. The riddle gives you 2 things and you need to find descriptions for both that are ...
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The same word (I think) over and over?

I saw a man seemingly lost Me: Hi. Are you looking for something? Him: ____ . Me: Go to the Federal Triangle ____ street. Him: Do you know the address? Me: I think it is ____ street. Him:...
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I'm found a lot on this site

My early part is very clean, Use it to obtain a sheen. My middle part is just a verb, Very common, needs no blurb. My final part is. Too right, is! You think that's cryptic, well it is. My whole all ...
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Christmas is over, the demon will soon arise

There's this little helpless creature that would fear, how Christmas is over and coming is a new year. For a demon horned creature would shortly arise, to take the little creature's home, despite its ...
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It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you

It's Christmas day, I have a gift just for you, if you figure out what it is, and here's a clue: The gift is virtual, but as it's green like cash, some say it has value, others say it's trash.
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My prefix proved a girl's rank

My prefix proved a girl's rank. My infix receives your thanks. My suffix is grey and healthy. My whole brags the wealthy.
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Wiggly riddles, here we are!

Here is a riddle. Can you solve it? I don't drink from my mouth but the other way around Long, long, long Things can go down
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Christmas word: Anti-me would get your attention with no exceptions

I am a snowing Christmas word. Anti-me would would get your attention with no exceptions!
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Is the OP on mushrooms?

What two words am I looking for in the puzzle below? (The title too is a clue). 35437 When a Deity sees its reflection, Clip the best of rediscoveries approximately. Blow has been blown when it is ...
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A Town of Horror

There was a town, full of people. But that town was not very simple. Only 15 people, and they march outside. Day goes and night comes, and they go inside. Each day you vote, and you go on trial. If ...
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Christmas word: I am in France, without I

Find out this Christmas word with this clue: I am in France, without I.
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I know you'll solve this

My prefix will make you afraid My infix will make it cliched My suffix is the end of a chime My whole is ahead of its time Hint:
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Romance... Despair... Nutcracker?

Here is a five letter word: ##### It's romantic to have a #####. It's depressing to be #####ed. A nutcracker's job's to #####.
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The Atom Riddles #3 Remake

Scientist: So.... The Atom Riddles #3 didn't go too well. It was closed for being too simple. But I'm not going to give up! I've come back with a harder, more interesting riddle! Mwahahaha! Part 1 (...
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The Atom Riddles #2

Previous level, introduction: The Atom Riddles #1 Rules: Again, you are trapped in a room by a mad scientist. There are clues in each sentence you read. You have to find the correct atomic element ...
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The Atom Riddles #1

You wake up in a lab room, with papers, test tubes, computers, not understanding how you got there. A scientist is across the room. "Welcome to my secret lab", he says. "To get out, you ...
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Another Before and After Puzzle

Linked to A Before and After puzzle (2) The answers will be at least three words which will be a combination of two seperate word phrases such as desribed in the links. Example Diamond Ring and ...
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Combining two words to make another [closed]

(Source from this password-protected link: https://dumpz.org/adwGpTs3Mg5B) Here are two examples of correct answers: To lose one's CD ---> To make known ANSWER: Disc-lose Disclose Who's great deed?...
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Dragon summoning spell

The parchment shown below got stained with something. See if you can determine the obscured parts.
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Open the curtains

Open the curtains to reveal some words of wisdom: ...
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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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