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A puzzle whose answer will be a word or a set of words but not a phrase or sentence.

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This colored box puzzle is driving me nuts

This colored box puzzle is driving me nuts… …looking for a relevant 3 letter word.
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“IQ” puzzles seem to be flooding this site

“IQ” puzzles seem to be flooding this site, so I reviewed a few and left some feedback. The answer to this puzzle is a single relevant word (8), with explanation of how you found it.
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2 Years, Still Unsolved

I made this image code a while back. The answer is a meaningful word in the English language.
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I need help with this IQ test puzzle I found online

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody What's missing? Hint 1 (for use after the first step): Hint 2 (for use after the second step): Hint 3 (for use after the ...
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A crossword with no clues?

This crossword doesn't appear to have any clues... or does it? Solve the crossword to get a bonus puzzle, and find the final word to describe the crossword! Google Sheets Link
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Common Response to A Ref's Bad Call

A Common Response to A Ref's Bad Call
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Whites of Their Eyes

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Encoding where F equals seventy _____ Tenkula, a heavy metal musician Vadodara financial services company & bank ...
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The Road to a Fulfilling Life

The final answer is a 12-letter word and is confirmed by the title. Other applicable tags: visual, enigmatic puzzle, rebus (stage 2) Stage 1 of 2: Mark the correct cells black in the 5 grids below and ...
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Do you see the point?

Original puzzle by me. Remember to always obey your superiors. The first one should be 08594. Hint:
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Rexnology puzzle

What's the word I'm looking for? Hint 1a: Hint 1b: Hint 1c (I don't know if someone already figured this out but knowing this should be enough to solve the puzzle.)
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Best-Tasting Colors

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx On your way to your usual taco1 stand, you notice a new place just opened, taking their menu to gloss over it later. ...
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Retrogaming Troubles

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Requesting Feedback on Check Sum for Word Linking Puzzle Stage

I want the community's feedback on a puzzle I am considering creating. If your answer is real short, a comment is fine. Otherwise, please leave a real answer. Let's say the solver is given, as one of ...
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The BDLPSWDKS Effect

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx and is based on https://xkcd.com/1531/. Dear Puzzling Stack Exchange, This is in response to your request dated July ...
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A bunch of selfies

The puzzle below represents commonly used...? Instructions: a) Trust your eyes, forget the rest. ...
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IATA Airport Abbreviations

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx I had a visit yesterday from my good friend Major M. Provement. I say 'good friend' but he can actually be pretty ...
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Just like a WI??O?

The answer to this puzzle is a single word.
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The Buffers Puzzle

The puzzle is called buffers. It is part of a company-made puzzle set at my office. It provides this image and the below sets of numbers/coordinates/something. I solved this once before a few years ...
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How is "OXEN" the answer to "They're neat!"?

I had a crossword clue: They're neat! The answer was "Oxen" I cannot see the link. Source: The Scotsman Newspaper Cryptic Crossword 02/07/22
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What is the two word answer?

I can be a number Take away one, it is the same number Take away two, it is the same number Take away three it is another number Take away four, back to the original number Take away five, it is the ...
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Words for Small Sets

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx More like Words for Sets of Small, hah! Intrusion [3] Aurora [2] Consortium [2] Sord [1] Convocation [1] Maelstrom [...
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United States Map

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx The answer is a timely word No rotations; all pieces are oriented correctly The colors are not important or ...
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Riley Riddle #368

My prefix is a language - rather recently designed My infix is a game - to exercise your mind My suffix is a journey - a trial to undertake My whole is all ready - proceed, a guess, to make
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Excellence? Perfection? Success?

What are you striving for? ACENT / CENOS / AEGNTT / ACGNNOTT EEEJNSWY / AEEHIMNPRSW / AACHILNNORRT / AAEERLW / KNORWY / AGIINRV / AACEHMSSSTTU / AAEINNNPSVY / EGGIOR / CCCEINOTTU / AALMNRY ...
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Some say I'm part of the solution

My prefix has won the fights My infix marks the start of flights My suffix you can almost solve My whole makes friendly rubber revolve What am I? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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An ever-changing riddle

To find me, you must first find my pairs, A swarm of creatures, skittering inside walls, Torturing the old way, sometimes using a chair, A powerful figure, there until its empire falls, Or some ...
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This was not my original idea

My prefix is old advice My infix will guide you away My suffix is my own My whole was not right the first time What am I?
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A most important riddle

I can burn, I can attack, I can ache, I can break, Add my head, you might find me in a shack, Move my head, you can go on a long trek. I can stop, I can eclipse, I can throb, or be warming, Remove my ...
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I am used to modify a sentence

I am used to modify a sentence. I can be used between two letters, and I can be used to swap two letters. My prefix is commonly used, and my suffix is sometimes found in remote places. What am I? ...
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Where am I hiding?

Can a dangerous criminal be caught? I ran away from the police. Peruse this list of crimes. Chin and neck doctors were robbed. Spa in the Netherlands is no longer one of my hiding spots.
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Be there or be square

When it is just me I have 3 Yet when there are more, I have four My first two are double My last two can clarify Leave my middle one alone, though, and soon you'll be talking to yourself You'll know ...
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Shocking Singing Logic

$B = (\lnot C \land E) \land A$ $A = (\lnot E \lor D) \land *$ $D = \lnot A \land \lnot(B\lor E)$ $C = \lnot(E \lor B) \land (A \lor D)$ $E = (A \lor \lnot C) \land (* \land D)$ TRUE / FALSE What am ...
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You can make me sink, yet I have no weight. / You can make me wave, but you might regret

You can make me sink, yet I have no weight. You can make me wave, but you might regret. Give me a bird, and I become a non-believer. Give me to a sea, and I won't help you prosper. What am I?
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Watching out over my domain

What is the word? Watching out over my domain Angry, behold my train Zooming forth with refrain Oh, I see you What am I? How many hints can you find? Hint: Hint: Hint:
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Guess the secret word

Can you find the secret word in the following image?
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What's in a na᠎me?

Due to a certain recent renaming, what change has occurred? Before (out of order) After (in order) Confirmed (6) Compound having the fifth element [1,4] Disinterested (5) Daydreams [5] Grove (5) ...
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->Transitions->

Here is a crossword to solve; the yellow squares hold a relevant word. Online tools will be useful/needed. partial text transcription: ...
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How can I make my puzzles twice as long?

I feel like many of the puzzles I post here are too short... How can I make them twice as long? Transcription: ...
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A bit convoluted puzzle

My beginning is the end of the start of the close My midpoint is the end of the start of the beginning My end is the start of the close of the midpoint What accessible word am I?
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A colorful Connect Wall you can almost taste

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. #F0F8FF (240, 100%, 50%) (255, 215, 0) Aqua (...
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A riddle to invite reflection?

I have an eye, but cannot c. Three of are are inside of me. I share three things with mother, Two with brink, And one with rage. What am I?
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What am I? A Stellar Riddle

Nothing is too hot for me As is everything else I'm the darkest and baldest And the largest and smallest What am I?
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We're sometimes obtuse, we're sometimes right

We're sometimes obtuse, we're sometimes right. We have eight sides, and proffer insight. Columbus likes our shape, seers like our font. As do mages, pirates, and debutantes. Who are we? Three words.
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My prefix is in the game, but I just kind of dangle

My prefix is in the game, but I just kind of dangle. My prefix shouldn't be tipped, but you can give me a bangle. My prefix is noble, yet people stab me right through. My infix goes far, yet I will ...
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Little search for the bored: Find the hidden word

My lovely poem: To won my feisty price You have to ztop the pies We don't wont urban mice We wamt the lumb life, guys! A secret word is hidden in the poem. What is it? Hint:
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

To date, on Puzzling.SE I have contributed (counting: 10, 20, 30...) 99 problems to the site. So to mark my 100th, here's a massive meta-puzzle to celebrate the occasion! Task Solve the nine sub-...
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FIND 4 sets of 5-letter words using these non-repeating letters: [closed]

Find 4 sets of 5-letter words using these non-repeating letters: N, C, A, V, M, S, E, Y, U, R, O, F, G, T, I, L, H, K, P, D
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The Monopoly tournament's secret prize

The image below is the aftermath of a secret tournament of Monopoly played here on PSE. Akin to something that might come out of a subreddit like r/anarchychess, the board has been massively scrambled ...
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What Am I At 7?

At 1 I was born when my parents parted, And no folds were used. So that's how I started. At 2 I was famous since ages ago, But looked more like three and continued to grow. At 3 I was cover for a ...
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Merely Players they

What is the relationship shared by the following celebrities? Deneb Betelgeuse Antares Aldebaran Altair Rigel Adhara (besides the obvious fact that each is an astronomical object comprising a ...
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