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Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler must deduce what type of puzzle it is.

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Mapping Jack's Chicken

Clues: Map of world with numbers 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, and 9 strategically placed. Portrait of man with numbers 1x2, 2, 3, 5, and 5 strategically placed in hair. Instructions: Name That Film _ _ _ _ E _ _ ...
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2022 MIT Aquarium Hunt extraction for #6 and #8

I need help extracting answers for puzzles #6 and #8 from the 2022 MIT Aquarium Hunt. Images included here. I have the basic answers but am lost on how to combine them to get final answers. For #6 I ...
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Can I Date This Woman?

So, I'm 46 years old and browsing a dating site. This woman's profile has no photo, but it has me interested in a date with her. However, it just says that she is "under 100". Is she within ...
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Warning: this puzzle contains made-up words

When I started working at WordPuzzles Inc. as a substitute, I thought I'd found a path to my dream job. Getting paid to work on puzzles was all I'd ever wanted! "This is it, you've made it in ...
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Examining Your Finger Joints

Part 1 - Numbered Clues a protein filament that grows from skin follicles (4) Batman's Batcave, for example (4) MVP's M (4) better than amateurs and paid more (4) Greek region containing Olympia ...
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A "magical" grid progression

Task: fill in the final grid correctly. Hint, if it wasn't obvious enough already:
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A little song with an thoughtful message

Find the hidden message. You may need a little help to get this message: :) Hint: PS: I have used https://composing.studio with ABC-notation to create this piece of music. You can find my source ...
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Oh no, my chocolate banana puzzles are not unique!

There is a hidden message (7, 2) inside the solutions of the nine puzzles. An answer will only be accepted if it correctly identifies said message. Here are the Chocolate Banana puzzle rules. Each ...
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May the Fourth Be With You - a Star Wars Day Bounty Hunt

Background: As part of the entertainment at my brother's wedding - which took place in the UK on May the 4th this week - I created a puzzle hunt 'for a general audience' and a range of ages to fit ...
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Hobbies and travelling

My hobby is to travel, the following hints lead you to my next destination. What is my destination? And how do you know? Hints: Gsv kozxv rh mlg xolhv gl gsv hvz. Gsv kozxv dv ziv ollprmt uli rm ...
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The Tower of (-----)

What's the name of this tower? As usual, explain your reasoning. (You'll know if your answer is correct).
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Crossword and Fill in the Blanks

Crossword Clues: Across 1. The very heart of tragedy 3. Benford's most common leading digits ...
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a11eN756e64657261747461636b

Note: if it isn't obvious, none of the below or any of the decrypted message are intended to be real. C:\TopSecret\vacant\alien_transmission.jpg: ...
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A genius Margonon!

To solve the puzzle below, the standard rules of a fill-a-pix (or mosaic) apply: Paint the squares around each clue black so that the number of painted squares, including the square with the clue, ...
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A Dangerous Asian Ruler

What is represented below? The answer is a 9-letter two-word noun.
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Find the last word

Every word below is in the word search... Or is it?!?! Find the last word. Asgard frost tomcat exist roots wrong oxlip ruth depart fadge obey urds newsmen disaster resize oscars thulium oncost nobody ...
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Somethings lead to the answer

I wanted to see if my group of 8 long-time online friends, some of which had the same nationality and some not, would be clever enought to figure out where I've hidden a treasure somewhere in the ...
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6-Round Word Search

Round 1 symbols for minutes or feet (6) things made of several parts (10) $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(\frac{1}{2})^n$ (3) Round 2 Italian snow, reversed (4) supporting pillars (7) at that time (4) strange (3)...
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Off to the sky!

What bird is represented below?
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🐍 In the Loop 🐍

Follow the ouroboros down valleys and over mountains. Is it even going anywhere? EDIT (7 days after initial posting): The grid and Penpa+ link have been updated to an easier version, with more numbers ...
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Vexin' Markin's

Arrr, we be claimin' lands and nabbin' flags, but alas, I be goin' blind. Be ye willin' to lend a hand decipherin' the jabber o'er the horizon? Just beware the cons: piracy. I be needin' a rest now; ...
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On track with my travel agent

"Hey Pat, thanks for arranging this day trip on the railroad for our scout troop." "My pleasure, friend. My friend at Union Pacific owes me a favor. I love the sound of the horn and the ...
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The Last Chess Game

Mr. Squares left you his property. You discover a mysterious chest locked with a seven-letter combination lock. On the chest, an engraved checkerboard with a game's worth of chess moves: Game ...
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Catch the flag!

On a small island somewhere in Europe, a battle is fought in the middle of World War II. Two armies, blue and red, have strategically positioned their troops against each other. For convenience, the ...
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Use your fingers!

This puzzle is my attempt to make one in the style of PSE user Prim3numbah: Find what is in the question mark! 1D3, 12, ED, ED, 5A, 244, 84, 1E2, 1E2, ? Go back a ...
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Where is the large cook promotion?

The time is 8:59 or ... Where is the large cook promotion? 3,4,2 Partial answers are welcome. A complete answer will use/explain all of the above.
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An incomplete grid

The task is to complete the grid below by placing the correct figure in the bottom left cell. Explain why it's correct and... ...BTW try your hardest to solve it and stop only if you can't continue.
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**Hidden symbols**

What's hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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Can you see the figure?

What 4-word phrase does the grid represents? ...
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GoneToNajIsSquat

There is a riddle whose answer is one word only. My friend, who loves puzzles, gave this to me. Riddle: GoneToNajIsSquatAndSmellLetsTryShellSomeZooAJockShisSunThatSangAHlnt My guess: If you combine ...
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Focus on the PAIRS of letters

Replace the question marks with the correct letters and explain what two-word noun this puzzle is about. ...
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A simple puzzle with no happy endings

I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY TEACHER, BUT, I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT HE MEANS. With the start of spring, comes the end of fun where The Bat's home becomes just a name. ...
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A mysterious importance

These words. They have a poetry to them, do they not? A mystical or religious significance? Perhaps they were born of the fundamental, ancient stuff of reality, from water or metal. Or maybe just ...
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It is coming soon!

What would be great right now? (The answer is a phrase)!
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Can you guess what friend I'm imagining?

What character am I thinking of? I just imagined that instead of solving puzzles, I could make friends by making my own. BONUS:
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Can you find Redrum's Pirate Treasure?

Redrum is a Dutch pirate and when he set foot on an unhabited island he lost his treasure. Or as the Dutch call it his "Schat". Can you figure out what his treasure/"schat" is? ...
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"H--- and k-----"

Something has been replaced by question marks. Find what's been replaced and then tell me what the two rows stand for. Hint 1:
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Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt #5

This puzzle is the fifth one from Brian Chen's Splash 2016 hunt. I thought I can solve it but stuck at the last step (maybe). Here is the whole puzzle: Transcript: There are ten buildings: a cabin, ...
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Numbers and Lines

You stumble upon this puzzle in the newspaper, composed of only lines and numbers. 13—17 13—84 13—113 17—117 34—53 53—115 82—84 113—17 117—113 Unfortunately, you're a bit stuck. You call upon your ...
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2013 MIT Aquarium Hunt #1

The puzzle is Alter Rival from 2013 Aquarium Hunt. Every article or post I found tells me it is a fairly easy puzzle. The answer of the puzzle: What I tried: I noticed the capitalized letters at ...
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A co--ection of images

What movie title from 2002 is hidden below?
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Few enigmatic puzzles [closed]

?, 63264, 12825, 65121, 02420, 48409 REDYPS, Y = ? 8, 33, 5 : X, II, ? Gods in space (7 letters) = 51151 = 8812, 22334 = 8459, 99111 = 2110910, 27772 = ?
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2016 MIT Aquarium Hunt #3

This is puzzle #3, Quantum of Solitude, from the 2016 MIT Aquarium hunt. I've managed to solve the meta puzzle without finishing this particular puzzle. I haven't found any solutions for this hunt ...
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Back Word Puzzle [closed]

There's a puzzle given to my friend by his professor. Answer is one real word only. Puzzle: ifhgormt Clue: "Sometimes you have to go forward by going backwards" zyx..
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Racecar Maniac #3

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you went to Antarctica and even the Plains Biome. Now, you decided to ...
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Racecar Maniac #2

Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. Previously, you have decided that Antarctica is the nicest place to race your car, so of ...
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Why, crystal ball? Why?

I stare deep into my crystal ball, allowing it to reflect myself, to encompass everything of who I am. Through my reflection on its surface, I gaze into its misty, murky depths, hoping to catch a ...
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Racecar Maniac #1

(If all goes well this will become a series.) Attribution: Inspired by Racetrack in Ben Orlin's Math Games with Bad Drawings You are a racecar maniac. You have decided that antarctica is the nicest ...
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Finding the Ring of Truth

Tips: First, wait on others. Remember: overlap is chaff. The answer is a 7-letter word.
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Sny's Snabdec Puzzles

Heavily inspired by ABDEC. For each level below (40 total), connect the squares. Each level has a unique solution. New mechanics are introduced, but will remain backwards-compatible (that is, previous ...
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