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I am white. I am dry.

Not a dusty green or a powdery black.

I compete against smart.

What am I?

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You are a Whiteboard.

I am white. I am dry.

Refers to the color of the board.

Not a dusty green or a powdery black.

Unlike the traditional colors of the blackboard

I compete against smart.

Students write on whiteboard and prove their intelligence.

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    $\begingroup$ I think you're missng one small piece: (rot-13) N "Fzneg" obneq vf n oenaq bs ryrpgebavp obneq. $\endgroup$
    – Van
    Nov 22, 2019 at 20:15
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I think it's

Chalk


I am white. I am dry.

This accurately describes generic chalkboard chalk.

Not a dusty green or powdery black.

Those colors better describe a chalkboard. Chalk in those colors may not be visible on some chalkboards.

I compete against smart.

An alternative to chalk is a stylus. A stylus may be used on a SMART Board, an alternative to a chalkboard for use in classrooms.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbh ner qrsvavgryl ba gur evtug genpx jvgu gur terra naq oynpx punyxobneq nf jryy nf gur fzneg-obneq! V guvax lbhe rkcynangvba znxrf frafr gbb. Ubjrire, V jnf guvaxvat bs fbzrguvat pybfre gb n punyxobneq naq n fzneg-obneq.) $\endgroup$
    – jazhang
    Nov 8, 2019 at 20:00
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I am...

...the "Post your Answer" box on the Puzzling.SE website

I am white. I am dry.

It's white. And it's "dry" in the sense it's barren or empty (or at least it was until I wrote this answer).

Not a dusty green or a powdery black.

Here "dusty green" refers to the background color, and "powdery black" refers to the bar at the top (I think it's called the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™).

I compete against smart.

That's what it is used for.

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Iphone. An object associated with apple but not mildew.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(abg dhvgr! V'z abg fher ubj vg jbhyq 'pbzcrgr ntnvafg fzneg'.) $\endgroup$
    – jazhang
    Nov 8, 2019 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ rot( ntnvafg abg nccyr fznegcubar) ,but then I don`t know:) $\endgroup$
    – balazs.com
    Nov 8, 2019 at 18:12
  • $\begingroup$ @balazs.com I think you should explain your answer more in general. I have seen multiple answers where you simply write it down without proper justification $\endgroup$
    – SamRoy
    Nov 8, 2019 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ But i cant explain it further, I thought it was a white and dry apple with no mold on it. But by the way, I think the "computer" tag should have been added, I particularly have nothing to do with computers, nor with mathematics, believe it or not.)It is not trivial... (Thats why, for example, I add "knowledge" tag to my own puzzles if serious non-trivial knowledge is required.) Just for the future. $\endgroup$
    – balazs.com
    Nov 8, 2019 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ An explanation means a line-by-line justification of why you think your answer is correct; otherwise it is more of a guess, or only partial match with the clues in the question. That's all I meant :) $\endgroup$
    – SamRoy
    Nov 8, 2019 at 22:07

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