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Found it! They are apparently called "Phrasal Overlap-Portmanteaus", although I suggest we find a better name (Word Play Dough?)


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You are: My left half is often used in dividing money, It's not round but square: hold Attila in fear! My right half is often used in metric spaces, Islands in borderlands, lakes in a state. Together with and we're sweet, Together without we're this post.


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I think this catchy riddle must clue a My start is a girl and so is my end My middle might get bleeped though it I could apprehend Title: Paint Selection Help Needed


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Are you So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of? Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically. But say what you wish; it makes no difference to me. I was here long before you ever existed, and I'll probably be here long after you're gone. To date ...


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Almost all of the correct words to insert have been suggested in other users' answers, just not all together. However, I believe the true combination is: This yields: How do we interpret this? This is of course a reference to:


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WARNING: PUN INCOMING! You can never truly 'know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house' because: And because it always makes it funnier when you explain a joke: This also fits with the title, since:


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You are spending your holiday The first letters of the title say Homophone pairs: The pattern: So word for nine is Right word These first letters of the new words Wordplay user70451 found 1 and 3, I found 4 and 5 and oAlt found 2, 6-9. Go check out their answers for explanations and consider leaving an upvote! I won't be explaining the solutions here, ...


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Is it that The answer could be:


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You, the self-critical author, think this puzzle is As Biocryptics P3 of emanate C6 of maniac F5 of paroled O4 of throne G11 of seashore P7 of raptor The answer is Chemicryptics Ringtone followed by an umberlily A burly lime precedes a foul rein A grin note A con bar with eg. Onyx Put together we have Physicryptics A Gerbil OBE is French ...


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Before starting off, I just want to state that I don't know the proper formatting, so the answer might be downvoted. Also, I might be pulling at straws for the most part, because I am just an engineering student trying to apply his brain at some puzzles, but here goes nothing- My first guess is that all (or at least some) alphabets have a number associated ...


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You should because


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The first part of the third set also includes: EDIT 1: And a stab in the dark (ignoring, for example, the sequences of letters derived from each set of clues): Whence we find the place where you are spending your vacation: EDIT 2: It seems we've found the answer but not the solution. Following mohirl's investigation into Right Words: Or, alternatively ...


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We have to 1 Approximately 7.8 billion 2 Join us, Herr Kant 3 I want thee to have the U.S. flag 4 Seren (wrong) 5 The lump sum I received for Great Uncle's death was a Godsend (wrong) 6 Way before Gallagher 7 Ageing, rough and annoyed


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Q: How many brides walk down the aisle in February? A: None - brides walk down the nave. The aisles are at the sides of the pews, the nave is in the middle. Q: How many ropes were on Nelson's ship, HMS Victory? A: Exactly four. Only four things on a ship are "ropes" in correct terminology. All the rest are "Sheets" Is the answer some ...


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For the last set, About the yet unsolved, I have completely no idea.


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Linguists use the term "garden path sentences". I would say it is somewhat broader than wnat your examples are aiming at, but it subsumes them. And obviously, the usage is not game-specific, they have been more studied in literature than in games, I believe.


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In our trivia group we call them "banda"s. Obviously short for Before and After.


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Partial ??&T Who’s On ????? We ??????? the excessive use of force ??? World In Data ???? (online retailer) Apologies for my ?????? attempt at humour! ?????? me Smoking is bad ??? you ?????????? Is Awesome Roger ???? A spelling error ??????? this clue Fiegenbaum ???????? ???????? numbers ????? release Total


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Possible starting point for the Right/Wrong words: There are quite a number of possibilities for each though, except for Given that the OPs comment below hints that this is special, perhaps it's that Taking a stab at the others anyway: Giving us the letters: Which seems of no help whatsoever


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Observation So perhaps what gives him joy and makes him a little crazy is This is supported by


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Portmanteau can refer to a word or phrase like that. I hope that's what you're looking for.


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Just an attempt; may not match each statement of your puzzle. Are you A mysterious thing I am So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of? Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically. But say what you wish; it makes no difference to me. I was here ...


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My version


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Adding on to El_Guest 4: 5:


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I think is answer is Piecing it together: He got tricked by Xavier Fisher, who took all his gold. Everynight and everyday people scoured the land


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Partial


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Wheel of Fortune calls these "Before & After". https://wheeloffortunehistory.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_categories


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