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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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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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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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! Meat ...
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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 identify each one from the description on the menu! Meat ...
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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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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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Not to mean no-brainer

What does this picture mean? What are meant by different component of this picture? What is indicated by the square inside the red bevelle? Answer need to contain explanation. Hint1: Hint2: Hint3: ...
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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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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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A Divisive Subject

Setters' subject of squabbling: one out of Celtics' and cryptocurrencies' conversion. (7,4,11)
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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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Ridiculous problem from an old maths textbook

There's a puzzling little problem I found in one of my old maths textbooks (Basics of Madthematics). In the middle of a whole bunch of normal problems on calculus and algebra and whatever, suddenly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 buns ...
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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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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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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? Country Clue ? nuts ? punched paper ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Get up and Riley!

My prefix is strangely vast My infix is just you and me My suffix's where this is asked My whole makes you so grumpy What am I?
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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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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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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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Mixed up words puzzle

When each word is rearranged, one of them can be used to suffix all the others, giving 7 longer words. What are the longer words? Art, Fire, Oats, Rag, Repel, Rub, Shin, Up
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A greeting with my successor

Myself, my last, my first, head off, constant. What am I? Hint
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A riddle of companions

With none, I am short and may be late With one, I am folk, local to a place With two, behold me! Never first With six, and I am made with curd With seven, I’ll keep you off the ground With ...
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Song 2 by Mr Physicson

Tonight, My Physicson noticed his little son was down with the blues. So, he started singing: Iteratively provide power to this implement so, as predicted by the third law, you begin to propulse ...
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Song 1 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has a good day in his lab today, so he went back home a bit tired but in joy in the afternoon. His little son wanted him to sing a song, so Mr Physicson gladly started chanting: A ...
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A Multilingual Meal

I came up with this one many moons ago but just now got around to sharing it. You're going out to brunch with your polyglot friend, and, when you ask him what he would like, he says, "I'll have the ...
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North below south

Mere me, Cast second I, Beg or bay, Till softly I, Leave with a coat on me. Hint 1: Title knowledge Hint 2: English geographical titbit Hint 3: Bear in mind that what Hint 4: I am a ...
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Literally Riley

My prefix sounds of lines My infix's on signs My suffix's hat's askew I'm Spanish, it's true What word am I?!
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My whole ceases to be anything

My prefix isn’t affirmative My infix is somewhat a ring My postfix isn’t a prime My whole ceases to be anything
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Three riddles in one

Look at the conversation below Mary: Oh no! My ___________! John: _________ happened? Mary: I don't know! John: You're REACTing too much, EH? Clue 1: The answer is three words, but if ...
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Career Full of Excitement

You may think I'm a drone, Some say I'm a rumour, But near to a murder, I've no sense of humour. When I'm at a road, You'll notice a bird, Some fashionable jargon From me and a word. At the head of ...
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Setka Puzzle - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Tom Hanks

Theme: Tom Hanks This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. How to play Setka, the short version: ...
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Vowel-less CRYPTC CRSSWRD

For this cryptic crossword, there is a separate grid for the consonants of each word, and another for the vowels. The grids are identical. The yellow cells will spell out the final message from this ...

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