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Traditional Paradoxes

A paradox is an assertion that: 1) seems false but is actually true; 2) an assertion that seems true but is actually false; 3) faulty reasoning; or 4) the truth or falsity is indeterminable. See if you can reason through the following paradoxes!
Tough (5 qns)
16746 plays
Code Breaker

I'm sure you've all done Caesar codes and Cryptograms. Here are a few nonstandard codes occasionally used in puzzles that might be a bit more difficult to crack, but if you can recognize them, you are a step ahead!
Impossible (10 qns)
Feb 26 17
54 plays
The Lost Quiz of Glen DaLeachi

Uglybird and Richicago have gained possession of the legendary "Lost Quiz of Glen DaLeachi", purported to contain the name of one of FunTrivia's keys to success. Help them solve the puzzle of the DaLeachi code.
Average (10 qns)
2121 plays
Tom Swifties

Tom Swifties are adverbial puns. You supply the adverb! It's easiest to explain with a couple of examples! 'I don't think I'll be in school today,' Tom said... The answer is 'absently.' 'I lost my news magazine,' said Tom...the answer is 'timelessly.'
Tough (10 qns)
4995 plays
Add Letters and Remove Backbones

As part of "Mike and Rowena's Invertebrate Inquisitions", this quiz challenges you to take a CAPITALISED word, add some letters and anagram to find an invertebrate! Oh, and be sure to remove any backbones which you may find along the way.
Average (10 qns)
4374 plays
There's Only One Way to Do It

Ten general knowledge questions each with four possible answers that take the form of fractured words, anagrams, missing vowels and add a letter puzzles. There is only one way to answer each question, which is it? (UK pronunciation)
Average (10 qns)
243 plays
Compact #1

Three answers to three clues make one nonsensical word for the answer. Sounds hard, not really. The answers to question 2 and 3 follow on from each other. A complete worked example is included.
Average (15 qns)
1620 plays
The Ten Gates of the Sphinxes

The fountain of infinite knowledge is hidden behind ten gates, each guarded by a fierce and lethal sphinx. Only a correct passphrase will get you past each one - can you figure them out? (Take your time with this one, it's not a two-minute game!)
Difficult (10 qns)
258 plays
Getting Down to Business

The dropped letters from these business- and office-related terms will spell out an additional related word. However, each of the first 14 answers must be the words without these dropped letters. Ladies and gentlemen, let's get down to business.
Easy (15 qns)
495 plays
Tree, bark!

We all know cinnamon is a bark and aspirin can be made from willow bark, but did you know you can make any tree bark? But be careful not to bark up the wrong tree or you will find yourself disembarking from the treehouse all too quickly!
Very Difficult (15 qns)
249 plays
Words found in Roman Numerals

Simply by using letters representing Roman numerals all of the following words can be formed. Can you make out each of the words in question?
Average (10 qns)
360 plays
Juggling Letters

Take a letter from one word; add it to the other word; create two new synonymous words. Example: "TAR and RIPE" become "tear rip" after moving the "E." Type only the 2 new words for answers. Do not alter word order or add slashes or punctuation marks.
Average (10 qns)
396 plays
Shifty Words

Use dictionary definitions to identify word pairs which differ by a constant shift of letters. Example inside.
Tough (10 qns)
606 plays
Belay That Order!

Inspired by Eburge, I decided to write a Follow My Directions quiz of my own. Simply follow my directions to come up with an ending phrase.
Average (15 qns)
492 plays
Word Square Challenge

Each square contains letters that will make up meaningful words in every row and column. Can you find the missing word? An example is provided in the first question. Have fun and enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
687 plays
Speaking in Code

Welcome! In this quiz, I will give you a coded message. All you have to do is decipher it. I will not use any codes that do not actually exist as a distinct code. For all you detectives out there, good luck!
Average (10 qns)
396 plays
Ten Little White Lies

Follow my directions, and in only 10 steps, you will have a completely different phrase!
Average (10 qns)
7170 plays
Computer Keyboard Symbols: Who Needs Words?

Here's another quiz from my kids. Based on a puzzle book my son Stephen has, this should be pretty easy. Simply choose the standard keyboard symbol that represents the missing word(s) in the phrases provided. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
1512 plays
Where the Truth Lies

Starting with the words "Where the Truth Lies", follow the directions to reach a place where the truth lies!
Average (15 qns)
441 plays
It's All Roman To Me

1 + 50 + 50, when converted to Roman numerals, spells the word 'ILL'. But so does 49 + 50. The challenge is to figure out which clue leads to which word. Note: Liberties taken with numbering to enhance game play.
Average (10 qns)
2103 plays
Hexadecimal Words

Let's define a "hexadecimal word" as a word consisting ONLY of the letters ABCDEF. Consequently, it is also a valid hexadecimal number. The question body is a linguistic lead to the word and the hint is a mathematical lead to its decimal value. Enjoy!
Tough (15 qns)
945 plays
A Little Crossword

To solve this crossword puzzle you need to draw (or imagine) a 4 by 4 grid. Definitions are given for each down, across and diagonal words.
Average (10 qns)
1167 plays
A Rich and Birdy Brainteaser

A trojan program has hijacked Richicago and Uglybird and locked them into a quiz template on the evil web site - SadTrivia. Answer the assortment of brainteasers and solve the final scramble to free them from their captors.
Tough (10 qns)
927 plays
Compact #3

Answer three or four clues and make one nonsensical word. Sounds hard, not really. A complete worked example is included.
Average (15 qns)
564 plays
Tower of Babelfish

The Alta Vista Babelfish page will translate phrases into different languages. If you translate from English to French then back to English, as an example, the results can be unintended- and hilarious! What was I really trying to say in these phrases?
Difficult (10 qns)
3018 plays
Last Letter First Letter

From question 2 onwards, each answer starts with the last letter of the previous answer, e.g. HousE - ElephanT - TomatO - Oscar All answers are ONE WORD!
Average (10 qns)
Jul 27 16
321 plays
The Larch

Hi Gang, thanks for playing! Starting with "LARCH" drop a letter each time and rearrange to form a new 5-letter word. Question 10 will reveal a new tree which is an anagram of all nine letters newly added to each clue. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
192 plays
10 Letter Words

All of these words are nouns that are 10 letters long. I give you 4 letters, in order, from somewhere in the word, and you try to guess the word! Sound easy? P.S.- spelling counts!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
2610 plays
Golden ... Fifty

For my golden jubilee of quiz writing I need fifty answers. Going from 'golden' to 'fifty' you need to either add, remove or change a letter, or rearrange the letters to get the next word. All the words can be made from the letters in 'golden fifty'.
Average (25 qns)
213 plays
Compact #2

Answers to three or four clues make one nonsensical word for the answer. Sounds hard, not really. A worked example is included.
Tough (15 qns)
702 plays
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