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Where can I find cryptic crossword answers explained?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but I'm not sure where else I might be able to get an answer. I've recently gotten into cryptic crosswords. However, one thing keeps ...
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Unlock an answering machine using minimum number of digits

You know of answering machines with a remote inquiry facility, where you can call the answering machine and enter a four digit passcode into your telephone keypad, so you can listen to your messages ...
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Words pair up, unzip, and produce children

Watch in this example as the words PARLOUS and MANIAC pair up and unzip to produce PROSAIC and ALUMNA: ...
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Haters will say 28 June

Find the next number in this sequence: $4,3,7,5,10,15,?$ Think outside the frustum here.
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San Francisco is my home

Joseph Story Mary Stuart Malala Yousafzai Theodore Roosevelt Bill Joe red army pharaoh bullet note: the clues form 2 words hint: each group of words is related by ...
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I'm back! With a film recommendation

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a puzzle here... Sorry about that! I asked a friend the other day what was his favourite film, but he'd reply only in riddles. I don't remember how he ...
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YES… Now what's next?

Here are some letter sequences, following a very similar rule. The ordering of the sequences may help you solve the sequences. Good luck! 1. Y E S _ _ L _ B J _ 2. U D T C C S _ _ _ D 4. E ...
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Expanding Factors [on hold]

So I recently thought of something. What if you take an integer (like 17 in this case), and find the set of numbers that add together in the closest form, of length 2, but increasing each level. So ...
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The Freshest Tablet

Stories of the theft of the freshest tablet (5,5,5,5,5) Given the above, if L is a backslash, then what number is E? Hint 1 (...
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Stuck in 6x6 skyscraper puzzle

I don't know how to continue, can anyone tell me which next number am I able to add? Here is the puzzle (there are clues at edges), and below are possibilities. Feel free to tell me if I made mistake, ...
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Clues For A Trip

Every year, we go on a trip to somewhere in the continental USA and we are given hints as to where we are going. This is the first clue: You may not marvel at this clue, you may think that it's ...
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The Legend of Four

As far as I know, all numbers have a root of 4. What I mean by this is as follows: Starting with any number, for example 384, I take the number of letters in that number. Then I repeat this process ...
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Here is another interesting person

This is a compound word Made up of three consecutive verbs, two in the past tense Starts with a noun and ends with a noun Starts with a metal, ends with kind of metal Starts with a ...
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Unassisted triple play in baseball - how was it done? [on hold]

In a baseball game the bases are loaded and there are no outs. One player put out three of the opposing players in one play without involving any of his team mates. How did he do it?
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What is the optimal way to play standard Battleship?

I've seen the questions on this site with modified Battleship, but I haven't seen one for the standard variation. So - what is the optimal strategy to win this game?
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Making Branko Grünbaum's symmetrical 5-set Venn diagram magic

Place integers 1 to 31 in the 31 regions of Branko Grünbaum's symmetrical 5-set Venn diagram so that the sum inside any of the 5 sets is the same.
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What's the word, what's it for? How's it stored, what is yours?

I begin on the fifth floor and end on floor ninety-nine. Made by rounds of four and bland bits of design. Here its value's its description advance of being digested. Some checks ...
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Looking to find the name and objective of this puzzle

I'm playing an escape room game that requires me to play this game. It's my first time coming across this type of puzzle so I'm confused as to what I am suppose to do with it. If anyone can tell me ...
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Scoring Oracle: Bob easily wins, but how much?

Bob meets a magician with two bags and a chest on a bridge. The magician challenges him with the following enigma: Here is a bag A, holding 5080 pebbles. Here is another bag B. Most of the pebbles ...
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Add the following numbers and find the answer? [on hold]

Sum the 3 numbers from the list ?+?+?=30 Fill the boxes using 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 You can also repeat the numbers
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A Thematic Riddle

in history, it was assumed i possessed only five a change in tense, a compound word you'll see me come alive a skyward gun, but don't be scared your judgement's preconceived the best in life appears ...
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A Distracting Puzzle

One, three, four, two; seven, eight, six, five. Size, we're told, doesn't matter. But if it did, there's the answer! Four solid, yet light. Four airy, yet heavy. One stands ...
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Unexpected Delay while Mixing Shots

You are hosting a party, and everything is going perfectly well, until you ask if anyone wants a kuulalaakeri shot. (In case you are not familiar with this highly treacherous Finnish beverage, it has ...
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What's the perimeter of this poorly specified triangle? [duplicate]

Generalizing a puzzle from Mind Your Decisions, here's something that I found to be rather neat. Suppose that AB$=c$, AC$=b$, and BC$=a$. What's the perimeter of $\triangle$CDE? Clue: The coveted ...
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My first is coming today!

I will be one, but I'm not yet, I'm somewhat like, but not a pet, My needs are few, but frequent, I'm still quite new, what an event! What am I? Hint (Sort of):
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3 ants walking in the desert

3 ants are walking on a straight path in the desert, one behind the other. The sun is setting, so the temperature is bearable. The 1st one says : There're 2 ants behind me. The 2nd one says : There'...
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Simple riddle to play

I am the weakest among my friends You can't live a single day without me on earth I put things together I won't let you go away from me. But you can You can't see me but you can feel Millions of ...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. Feel free to give any suggestions. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of ...
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What force is more potent than love?

A few quotes about Love.... What force is more potent than love? True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its ...
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Mysterious Valentine's Riddle

The rules of this puzzle are unstated You must guess them and find how they're slated If you're here then you're pro'lly not dated If it's today then it isn't belated It's ok cause I know that you're ...
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Of course, *I* could solve this easily

Question: What do you think about music? Encoded below is part of one of my favorite songs. Rejoice, as the key to decrypt it is a common pattern. The type of thing you might see everyday. You should ...
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Solve this cipher puzzle [on hold]

PJb6bN5lUW3R0ZbRrfWMf4swe6CZyqBPS4GT8+bzoLE= This is a cipher that cannot figure out. It's probably a url but it doesn't look like one. I'm thinking its a math ...
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Is this a puzzle? Cup cakes

This picture was in a pippi long-stocking book ( the lauren child version). This picture looked to me like it should be a sequence. Does it?
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When I'm called forth, times must be tough

I've got a puzzle for you to solve, Like always, in three parts. So start those engines, let those gears revolve And let's let the puzzling start My prefix is a common ...
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Rectangles in a chess board

How many rectangles can be made from the individual spaces of a chess board?
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As the seconds add up I get further away

You and I, we run the same race Though I'm always one step behind I might try to tempt you to slow your pace But keep your eyes forward, it's fine. That said, don't ignore me ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 2)

Cyrus walked through the huge door, which leaded to a hollow tunnel. It was very dark inside, so Cyrus lit up his torch. He walked through the tunnel, but he couldn't see any exit, except for where he ...
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Colourful cryptic

No numbers in this grid. The clues are grouped into 12 squares by the location of the word's first letter. No guesswork is needed – if you have the correct answers, there's only one way to fit ...
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Weighing Counterfeit coins

There are $n=4$ coins and we know exactly $2$ of them are counterfeit. In $2$ weighings, how can we find which of the four coins are the counterfeit ones? Assumptions: the counterfeit coins look ...
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How many mice will be eaten? [closed]

A cat and a half eats a mouse and a half for an hour and a half. How many mice will be eaten by 100 cats for 100 hours?
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Finding a line on a plane

Imagine you are on an (in)finite 2d-plane (and confined to walk on it). There's a straight line somewhere on the plane, but you don't know where it is and neither can you find it by looking from afar. ...
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Where did they find Gold?

A lesson in US Colonial history. ( A stretched version) After the thirteen colonies declared independence they needed resources badly. So the enterprising brave pioneers of those times set out to ...
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An untouchable time traveller

I'm needed by a doctor to travel through time, Or a player looking for their keys. When on the plane where the great answer resides, I'm part of the whole Strategy. I can be found in a ...
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Time to think logically [closed]

How many possibilities to draw this figure completely? Conditions: Start from letter and to end up with letter (for that you need figure letters in first) You cannot take off your pencil once you ...
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Do the maths to call my name

My first one is my length. My second one is a bit closer to my third one than to my first one. My third one is my first and second together. My last one is four times my first one. ...
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The Death of Violet Hunter

March 2019, USA: Star detective Shackle Losmer was sitting in his room when his assistant, Wat Johnson, burst in. "Detective Losmer!" "Hello, Wat," said Shackle, reading yesterday's newspaper while ...
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The mother of all age-of-the-captain riddles

A few days ago, as I was delving into the mess in my grand parents' attic, I found an impressive ancient book that was written in a language that I had never seen before. "This book is a collection ...
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What do I really want to do today?

There are so many things I have to do today. One of them is grocery shopping. Hey! Here's my list! Meat Department Salmon $4.54 Bacon $2.73 Steak $5.88 Ham $7.10 Beef(ground) $...
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When was Sia born? [closed]

John was born on 15 August 2007. If Sia is 17 year older than John. On which day Sia was born? Tuesday, Wednesday, Monday, Friday
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...

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