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Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art. What am I?

Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art, Sometimes I'm near and dear to your heart, I have been known to bring about pain, And yet I deliver relief just the same, You know where I live, yes you know it ...
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Who won the world cup quarter-finals?

I hope this is OK to post as after one occurrence of below last year this has been noted in the media - but I haven't seen it written as a puzzle and think it is nice enough to ask. Mia was watching ...
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Cryptic Poem: a study in what?

One day, while you work through one of your countless puzzle books, you notice that a sheet of paper has been slipped inside with a curious little poem written on it. A Study An ancient man ...
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3answers
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Why the 7 Apples?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, a girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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An Odd New Technology

Since it's Friday, and I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I've created yet another riddle for everyone to try and solve. The Puzzle I was in my chemistry class the other day, and I noticed ...
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1answer
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What is missing from this sequence of words?

What is missing from this sequence? SUM, SUN, SIX, -, SIP Source: GCHQ Puzzle book
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4 Gridded Prime Numbers

You have the first four prime numbers ($2$,$3$,$5$ and $7$) which are gridded and shown as below: You are trying to get highest total score you can reach with arranging the numbers by rotating (no ...
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Treasure hunt 'round the world! (clue 4)

If you're interested in starting the treasure hunt from the very beginning, check out the prologue! After cracking the code, you catch a flight to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Being on a long flight ...
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1answer
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Mortin Myes' is at it again! 'HOW TO READ.'

Mortin Myes' has blasted back onto the minimalist art scene with a painting titled 'HOW TO READ.' Modern art critics from around the world are puzzling over the meaning of this abstract work, and how ...
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Piece de Resistance - Introduction & Ace and A's

OP's Words This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Read the following section for the storyAce Two Three Four Five ... Hey guys (and gals), I have worked on this for weeks, took me ...
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Dissect the pixel-heads

Here are two figures, each composed of 54 pixels. Cut each figure into six nonominoes having the same shape and size. Both figures use the same nonomino The nonominoes could be rotated, reflected, ...
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Mixing business and pleasure

I asked my manager if it was okay for my friends to come hang around at the shop. Here's his answer: As I've said, they're always very welcome. But can I just remind that we'll keep working? ...
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Grandpa and numbers: Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa loves to make silly little statements. And he thinks they are riddles. The other day he turned to me and said: "This is not math but Take a number Add a number to it And ...
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Building a pyramid from di-spheres

Suppose you want to build a square pyramid made up of 30 spheres. So the bottom layer is a 4x4 square arrangement of touching spheres, and it has 3x3, 2x2 and 1x1 layers on top. The building blocks ...
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What is designed to go into holes and always has a hole in it? [closed]

What is designed to go into holes and always has a hole in it? It fits this pattern: S _ _ ...

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