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A puzzle involving making connections between several clues in a list.

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Basketball Earth

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Below, you will see a map with twenty UN members or observer states labelled with one or more letters from A-G (...
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Could you find connection between them?

What's the connection between these images?
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Excellence? Perfection? Success?

What are you striving for? ACENT / CENOS / AEGNTT / ACGNNOTT EEEJNSWY / AEEHIMNPRSW / AACHILNNORRT / AAEERLW / KNORWY / AGIINRV / AACEHMSSSTTU / AAEINNNPSVY / EGGIOR / CCCEINOTTU / AALMNRY ...
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"Where should Jack go?" - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Inspired by Stiv's fantastic Where? word association puzzle, I decided to create my own. Special thanks to Stiv for test-solving and general feedback! Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (...
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Introducing "Where?" - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Introducing the 'Where?' puzzle genre – a type of word association puzzle popularised by The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016). General instructions (adapted from the book): This puzzle type consists of an ...
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What is a Surprising Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Surprising Country. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it an Unsurprising Country. Here is a list (not exhaustive) of some Surprising ...
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Sounds like you need something to do

What word am I thinking of? Each group will give you part of what you need. Group 1 split, peel, bunch, dump Group 2 Vermont, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina Group 3 Merlin, Percival, ...
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What do these words have in common? (Season 12, Episode 254)

Here are some chosen words from a large group: angel bat cling dog glass hatchet ice king knife lamp lancet lion lung noodle oil parrot pin pipe rainbow rock sand sun surgeon tile trigger turkey ...
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A Cryptic Property

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix After solving the following cryptic clues, find the following properties: A major property that all ten words share. A minor property ...
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Crazy hard; essentially futile?

Who do you associate with these words/sounds?: Oath This sound Hell (as a name for something) Scoff Cuisine The answer is a (fairly well-known) person.
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What links these words?

What links the following words: Brawl Lost Dull Crackpot Jump Bunny Chemistry Plwmp Nasty
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What do These Names Have in Common?

What verb do these four names have in common? Copenhagen Danny Roger Tina Clues: If you get stumped on Tina, don't worry. It's a lesser known reference, and if you have a solution for the other three ...
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Letter Connections

What is the connection between each of these pairs and what is the missing letter? A is to G B is to P D is to Q F is to T C is to ? Good luck!
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A brain breaker

Riding in the mountains, swimming in the seas, traveling to the farlands, yet staying home and eating cheese. Could it be a mouse, or could it be rat? Perhaps we'l never know, or perhaps you'l find ...
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A connect wall where everybody wants to belong

A connect wall is usually a set of 16 words which can be split into four groups of four related words. Each of those groups can be described under a single over arching group as well. Unfortunately, ...
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A Connecting Wall off the beaten track!

This is an extended hybrid connect-wall puzzle which fuses components of the most common PSE strain (where group connections also have one final connection, which is the puzzle's answer) with a ...
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Connect Wall V. S. Word Web

This post is a question about puzzles, not a puzzle in itself. There is nothing puzzly hidden inside it or the self-answer, posted at the same time. No lateral thinking is required. Question 1: What ...
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Cultural Center

Samoan number Egyptian gas Filipino actor Czech sauce What do the above items have in common? And can you find another member of this set?
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What you gotta do?

You have 10 groups of 4 words: DUO, IRON, LINKS, ROCK ICE, LED, METAL, TIC DRILL, PI, WIN, WOO BRA, IGNITE, LOOM, RUBBISH AIR, DUST, GO, PAT AUDI, AURA, MEOW, SPEW GRIMM, HOOT, MUD, TAIL ASK, BELL, ...
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Letters to Numbers: What goes in the blank circle?

This is a letter to number conversion and pattern puzzle. What number goes in the blank circle and why? Each letter is a distinctly seperate digit from 0 to 9. ( There are 10 letters representating ...
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Uncle Nestor's postcard crossword

Uncle Nestor is still finding ways to adapt to life inside a socially isolated bubble. Now that we are allowed to visit family members, I was helping him sort through an old drawer of postcards and ...
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A pack of wordsearches

In designing this puzzle involving wordsearches, I struggled to identify the correct collective noun for them. Asking around, nobody knew - a herd? A gang? A parliament?! After much prolonged (perhaps ...
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Crazy Cool Categories

I'm sorry about the title; I lost a bet with the '90s. Below are five categories. Each category is united by one word in the category; furthermore, each category rule is formed in the same way as the ...
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Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8)

Four degrees of separation (I make billions #8) In a typical two part connect-wall puzzle, you are given 16 words which have 2 degrees of separation from the final answer. The first degree of ...
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Divine apple island

Arrange the following words into pairs. What cities are being clued here? What city is missing? divine, apple, island, oxford, big, love, novel, lower, rival, refuge, saxony, odysseus, guidance, ...
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$\verb|Eight Circles|$

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 Materials Pencil; Eraser; Blank A4 sheet of paper; and A ruler (also to use as a straightedge). Puzzle: Draw a square with a side-...
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Connecting the names

What relation do these five names share. Henry Eddie Murray Vic Roy
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A (not so) simple question!

The question is ... CONNECT Can you solve this one!? Hints will be provided after some time!
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A Cleverly Disguised Word

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. The answers to the following nine clues are closely linked. (Their link is related to ...
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I have added the link to a puzzle which I have asked in the math site.i will be glad if anyone helps me with this

Please go through the link which has my question. All the details I've included there. The first row is question and the second one options. Which comes next in this sequencing question? Details ...
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The box with the curious inscriptions

A librarian browsing the basement of a library came across an empty box. Its contents were missing, and to her annoyance even its label had been vandalized. The label did tell her that the box had ...
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What links these words together?

What non-standard and surprising property links the following words together? testing, ROM, Moore, Mealy, flip-flop, code, Microelectronics, rays, Widgets, plane Notes: The list is not exhaustive,...
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Linked pictures

Can you find the link in them? The answer should explain the link in all three of them.
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literally no idea

Clues What a conductor gives to an out-of-tune player? You perform this in Spring Sung by musical miners? Those behind bars keeps tabs on this Sounds something like a big colourful Spanish bird ...
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Complete the (alpha) sequence riddle

Fill in the blank below (as indicated by the underscore: "_") to complete the unique sequence:     T _ M R P     Rules/hints/clarifications: The answer is to be in the form of an American-...
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A set for which the majority have a common theme

Sometimes it's fun to be a little too literal. The family being pushed repeatedly. The reach of a ring. Electricity of darkness. The gradual destruction of transportation. Unable to marry alone. Some ...
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The mystery of NOC +10

NOC +10 On March 6th, 2015, a YouTube channel named "Noc +10" was created. Since that day, this channel is uploading some really darkly mysterious videos. I will start saying something ...
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Link the hints to solve this one, starting with Michael Jackson

This is a linking puzzle, where you get 8 hints, and 7 links between them. Michael Jackson made a song for this film. 1.-2. The link between the animal of clue 1 and the fictional person of clue 2 ...
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