Questions tagged [word-property]

For puzzles which ask the solver to determine a hidden property of certain words (or phrases), given a set of words with that property and usually also a set of words without it for comparison. Puzzles with this tag often have titles of the form "What is a [...] Word™?"

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What is a Dual Word?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a Dual Word. Here are some examples: Dual Words Not Dual Words BARRED BANNED ...
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I wonder what that would be

This is my own puzzle. Consider the following Alice begins march for peace in East Bengal along with Gandhi Bentley celebrated the first Bahia Independence Day Catherine saw the starting of the Great ...
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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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What is an EQÜAL WORD (patent pending)

An EQÜAL WORD (patent pending) is a special type of word. You'll know it when you see it. Here are some examples, sponsored by the original, @JLee! What is an EQUAL WORD, and why is it called that? ...
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What is a Wyrrd™?

In honor of the long-running What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, came up with this puzzle myself. There's a special rule that can be ...
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Making multiple sentences out of 5 words [closed]

Given below are four or five letter english words. Total 5. Using all the 5 words exactly once, can you make at least 8 grammatically correct english sentences? M___ C___ T___ B___ N___ You can use ...
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International Kapow! The Semi-Finalists

Simple Rules: Each circle represents a category - which is as of yet unknown. Each of the tiles below belongs to at least one of the categories. Two have been placed for you - where do the others go ...
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What is a RanchWord™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word follows a certain rule it is called a RanchWord™. Here are some examples: RanchWords™ Not RanchWords™ AMUSED PLEASED ...
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Adding consonants to create an antonym

This is an emotional word with 2 vowels Starting with it create two words by adding 2 different consonants. The two new words are antonyms of each other. See below. What is that word? No programming ...
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What is a Texan Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Texan Word™. Each Word™ can be ...
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A Board of Words

bathe halt the onion onto aim trend mean ate What three-letter word am I? Hint: Major hint:
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What is a gksrnrdj 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 conforms to a special rule, I call it a gksrnrdj Word™. Use the ...
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SECRET PUZZLER EYES ONLY

Today is my 40th birthday and I will be celebrating by sharing a puzzle with you all. I recently stumbled upon an abstruse image, and apparently the words in main body of the image all have something ...
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What's a Tricky Word™?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Tricky Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. Tricky Words Not Tricky Words RHYTHM ELEPHANT GIRL BOOK GYM STUFFED STRENGTH WEAKNESS ...
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The Pairs and the Puzzlers' Comeback Tour

"Have you heard? Your cover band, The Pairs and the Puzzlers, is having a comeback tour without you because you 'always spoil the mood!' They'll be playing these thirteen songs (given in ...
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What's a Phony Word?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Phony Word. Use the examples below to find the rule. Phony Words Not Phony Words FISH FROG BAGHDAD BOGOTA PACKED STUFFED MOONING SUNNING FUSS ...
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What is a Watchful Word™?

This puzzle is based on and inspired by the What is a Word™ series started by JLee that have grown into Word™, Phrase™, and Number™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a ...
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What is a Compound Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Compound Word™. Use the examples ...
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What is a Hot & Cold Word™?

This puzzle is based on and inspired by the What is a Word™ series started by JLee that have grown into Word™, Phrase™, and Number™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Hot &...
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Help Alice and Bob find common interests

After their recent financial division our friends Alice and Bob thought they had seen the last of each other. To their surprise, they ran into each other over their winter holidays, both having ...
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What is a Spike Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a Spike Word™. Here are some examples: Spike Words™ Not Spike Words™ MAGNUM ...
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What is a QPRJX Word™?

This puzzle is based on and inspired by the What is a Word™ series started by JLee that have grown into Word™, Phrase™, and Number™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it QPRJX ...
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What is a <ay.puann Word™?

This puzzle is based off and inspired by the What is a Word™ series started by JLee that have grown into Word™, Phrase™, and Number™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a <ay....
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 6): Naughty or Nice?

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa had a ...
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What is a Vail 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 conforms to a special rule, I call it a Vail Word™. Use the ...
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The Professor's Shopping List

My school had recently hired a new professor, and I volunteered to assist while he moved into his new classroom. He happily accepted my help. I walked into the classroom, and saw him unpacking some ...
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Which one doesn't belong?

1 of the 5 two-word combinations shown below does not have the same word property as the other 4. Which one? Why? Note: The answer has nothing to do with the number of: letters, vowels, consonants or ...
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A new charity hit single

There's a new charity hit single coming soon! 59 musical artists from the worlds of rap, hip-hop, pop, rock, musical theatre and country music have been working on a unique collaboration, performing a ...
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What's the longest radiation-hardened Scrabble word?

Let's define a radiation-hardened word (a homage to radiation-hardened quines in programming) to be a word that, with any one letter removed, is still a valid English word. For example, "seat&...
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Eduardo's Krazy English Kwiz

Eduardo is having a dream the night before his English quiz. Actually it's a nightmare. His teacher hands him the quiz and says "Hello, Eduardo. To wake up confident and rested, just answer this ...
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Words with dual and opposing meanings

What is the word in each case? I can attach or cut. I can be virtual or real. I can approve or penalize. I can separate or entangle.
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Three columns of words with weird spacing

I recently discovered among some old papers a page that I'd printed out. I'm pretty certain it's a puzzle, but I don't have the answer for it and cannot guarantee that I have all the rules for it ...
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What is an Amoeboid 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 conforms to a special rule, I like to call it an Amoeboid Word™....
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Odd-one-out of RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER

The secret agency Tycoon emailed a code to its agent 006. They are "RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER". Leaving one which is fake, all other words have something in common. Can ...
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What is a Disguised 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 conforms to a special rule, I like to call it a Disguised Word™....
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Longest "Cycle" word chain [closed]

Linked to This word chain will come back to me. That puzzle got some very creative answers and comments. Although the puzzle itself took some work, I found it very interesting. So here is a more ...
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What is an ABC 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 conforms to a special rule, I call it an ABC Word™. Your ...
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How are the words "cool", "dummy" and "married" related?

The 4 rows of words in the table below are each formed by following one rule. Group Word 1 Word 2 Word 3 1 save scar trap 2 adore argue boy 3 cool dummy married 4 lovely mockery underdog What is ...
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What is a StraightforWord™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a StraightforWord™. If not, it is called a Convoluted Word™. Here are some ...
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What is a Dime Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a Dime Word™. Here are some examples: Dime Words™ Not Dime Words™ KARMA ECHO ...
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What is a Late Word?

(Based off and inspired by JLee's What is a Word™ puzzles) What Is A Late Word? Word that conform to a specific rule are called late words. Here are some examples: Late Words™ Non-Late Words™ ...
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Commonality between these words 2

My friend sent me an email this time. I had only just woken up, and was very sleepy (my head actually dipped down many times, but that helped me with this new problem.) It went like this: Well, well, ...
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My prefix is a god, better known as arthritis

Take away half of me, I become unnatural But give me your honey, I'll become an animal I may ruin your day But I'll always be followed by a ray ... And my prefix is a god... although Google thinks he'...
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Part of me leads to my own recognition

My whole is a path to finding a solution, Yet part of me leads to my own recognition. Herring has forever been one of my top tools, I've always loved using it, especially against fools. What can one ...
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Commonality between this contiguous list of words?

Whilst walking home from a long shopping trip, my friend sent me a text, which read: Hey, Brainiac! I remember that time you won 4 spelling bee's in a row, so here's something to scratch your brain ...
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What is a Mediocre Word™?

This puzzle is based off and inspired by the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. Main puzzle: If a word conforms to a special ...
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A mysterious list of words [duplicate]

What property do the following words have in common: gnat, green, one, onyx, rail, roof? Can you find another word that has the same property?
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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What is a Row Word™?

This puzzle 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 is satisfied by a following rule, I call it a Row word. ...
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Sponsored by a riley riddle

What 6 letter word has the same properties? The whole makes harm, 5 letters makes me displeasured, 4 letters makes me a national greenhouse, 3 letters, makes me a wooden canvas. 2 letters is in a ...
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