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Word Beheading

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As a whole, I am single, ’tis true;

Behead me, I am single too.

Behead again, I’m ‘not equal to’.

(Or, looked at another way, a direction get.)

Behead again, a direction yet.

Away with this and nothing is met.

If you’re unfamiliar with how to solve, check out this similar riddle we posted way back in April 2007!

Feel free to enter your answer below; will unmask before the week is over.

12 Comments to “Word Beheading”


  1. Denita TwoDragons | Profile

    Alone
    Lone
    One
    NE (Northeast)


    I think… :-)


  2. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    lone – single
    one – single
    ne – Not Equal or North East
    e – East
    – nothing


  3. Mashplum | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    LONE
    ONE
    NE
    E


  4. Mashplum | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Here are two more lines to precede the poem:


    I’m the owner of the bar on “Cheers.”
    Behead me and I’ll have abandonment fears.


  5. abcbcdcdef | Profile

    LONE?


    lone-single
    one-literally single
    ne-not equal to/north-east
    e-east
    (nothing left)


  6. aaronlau | Profile

    Alone
    Lone
    One
    NE
    -


  7. Skyhawk | Profile

    Lone, one, NE (“not equal” or Northeast), East


  8. jmart | Profile

    lone
    one
    ne
    e


    This was tough, the first clue had me thinking something romeo and juliet for days.
    These puzzles are fun


  9. A-loha | Profile

    Thinking the answer is “lone”.


    Lone = single
    one = single
    ne = Not Equal (but also could mean North East – a direction)
    E = east (a direction)
    = nothing


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