A puzzle which incorporates a form of wordplay, such as puns, or which requires wordplay in order to find the solution.

Wordplay is a form of wit in which the used words become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement.

Examples of word play include:

  • puns
  • phonetic mix-ups (such as spoonerisms)
  • obscure words and meanings
  • clever rhetorical excursions
  • oddly formed sentences
  • double entendres