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The world's smallest square maze?

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #14: Think inside the (very small) box!. The smallest maze possible in a grid of squares would occupy a 2x2 grid (a 1x1 cell isn't a maze - it's a ...
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Element lost? Call a scientist!

I was searching for a specific element, but I couldn't find it. So I called three scientists in different countries in order to find the element. What was the element I was looking for, and where am ...
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What weight is it?

One country flag has been replaced with a question mark. Based on the theme of this puzzle, can you figure out which flag it is? The final answer to this puzzle is 10 letters long. Hint 1: You may or ...
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Leading flags in order

Complete the list by placing the correct flag in the empty rectangle below. Explain.
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A Royal Flag Of North

I'm flag that will always fly Half-crushed snail, and half-grown field And a now crushed sun drop in between the yield And spikes to the side to hold me high Oh, I command ye, what fictional flag am I?...
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Do You Have a Flag?

Clues: [contextual images] 0056(9:30)8 (6:15)(6:15)(6:00)800 Instructions: Name That Country _ _ _ A _ _ _
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Can you solve this Country puzzle?

Given this sequence of flags, which flag should replace the question mark? Explain. Note: I added 'knowledge'-tag, but it's nothing complicated.
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What is up with these two groups of flags?

Here are two groups of flags. In your opinion, which flags look better, those in group A or in group B? I'm curious. Please answer this poll by upvoting the corresponding comment. EDIT: The puzzle has ...
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Making flags from the flag of Norway

Here is the flag of Norway. You can cut out rectangular non-overlapping regions from this flag to form flags of other countries. What is the most number of different country flags you can make?
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Think ..... and you'll get the prize

Once you figure out how to approach the puzzle below, try to find the hidden four-word phrase. Skillful and experienced, single Flexible and agile, on a shirt "To", in it's natural state ...
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Hypothetical scorelines in FIFA World Cup 2022

A random fixture from each group of FIFA World Cup 2022 is selected. A hypothetical scoreline is predicted based on the player pictured and the nations playing in that match. Group A Group B Group ...
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Flags representing...?

What flag is missing? Explain why.
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Two equations related to a sport

How are these two equations related to a sport?
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National Flags and their Movies

This puzzle is divided into four parts. In each part, certain national flags are linked to certain movies. Which national flag replaces the question mark in part 2? Which movie replaces the question ...
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Fun with Flags part 11: flexable flags

The answer to this puzzle consists of two 8-letter words which should explain what is going on with the title of this puzzle. More fun with flags
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Four players from two different sports

This list is about two former players and two active players from tennis and football. Complete the table by filling the missing national flags and the missing player.
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National Flags and their Venn Diagrams

Which cities are X, Y and Z? The colours in the Venn Diagrams in no particular order are White, Red, Light Blue, Dark Blue and Black
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A Progressive Flag Matrix

This puzzle is a part of Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody Some time ago I sent a Flag Puzzle to my friend Brian. His response was..well not so friendly. So I took that as a challenge and ...
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Which country flags can you make in Tetris?

Your friend is playing Tetris. In her version of the game, the pieces use the standard colors and can drop in any possible order without restrictions. In the order shown below, the colors are light ...
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Maximize my flags - 2x2 version

As Maximize my flags was not solved to optimality by the community (perhaps because the coding required was too harsh), I present to you Maximize my four flags. The rules are exactly the same as in ...
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A four word phrase (ends with k)

The flags/objects you see are currently in disorder. Place them in correct order and provide an explanation for all the flags/objects and give me the answer I'm looking for.
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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

You are finding 3 places. Also, Kiribati's flag is for checking if you got the "places" correcct. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Last hint:
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Earth Science | Chemistry + Flags

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Which famous chemist is represented by these flags? Go big or go home!
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On a budget with my travel agent

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags "Hey Pat, I got your latest tour brochure. It looks really fun; you know I love military history! But times are tough, and I did ask you for ...
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Cheesemonger's puzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The cheesemonger wants to arrange the wheels of cheese on display. The display case has two shelves with space for three wheels of cheese on each. He ...
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Captain Clumsy's crummy communication

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Captain Clumsy never ceases to amaze me... This morning I was down at the dockside when I heard a shout from a nearby ship. Steeling myself, I ...
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Embassy Park - A Grid Deduction Puzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags This grid deduction puzzle is a variation on the OP's previous Office Park puzzle. You are given a set of seven buildings, which are tetracubes, 3-...
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Flagging Interest

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags UPDATE: There was an error in the original version in clue 15-down, which has been fixed. In this cryptic crossword, there is something funny going ...
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A hard to find country

I'm a European country, can you find me? I share a border with France I'm bigger than Belgium I have red in my flag I'm smaller than Poland I'm south of Denmark I have no cross in my flag I have ...
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Something is not right with these flags

Shown below are four country flags: Brazil, Australia, Philippines and Montenegro There is a very small thing wrong with each of the flags. It is not the Flag dimensions or colors. Something very ...
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"I claim this corner of the world for Britain!" - What game are Alex and Brooke playing?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Alex and Brooke are playing a game. I've transcribed their conversation below. Can you make sense of it? Alex: I claim this corner of the world for ...
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A flag-packing problem

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags You are provided with a 9x9 grid of squares and 21 minimalistic flags (pictured below, all shown to scale). TASK: Assign a colour (Black, Blue, ...
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Enigmatic flags mashup

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The answer is a sentence. Hint 0 before the bounty expires (the length of the words in the answer). Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Connect Wall of Flags: Stimulants are Endless!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Knockoff Gladys was quite happy about how their last puzzle was received. So happy, in fact, that I found a new note waiting for ...
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Please Don't Flag This Question

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Today, I received a rather peculiar mail from L.B.G. (Low-Budget Gladys), Glady's cousin, thrice removed (and aunt to the ...
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Maximize my flags

You are given the next list of 48 flags. For each pair of flags that are side by side, you score 1 point per color they share as a frontier. For instance France and Finland score 1 point thanks to ...
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Connect Wall of Flags: Don't Embarrass Us

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls K. G. (Knockoff Gladys) surprised me today with a note. Hey, bobble! I took your advice and made a puzzle. Who knew that was ...
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Lunch with my travel agent

JeremyDover: Pat, thanks for taking me out to lunch today. Pat: Very glad to do it! I know you've been mad at me lately. Maybe the flag thing was a bit much? JeremyDover: Not really mad, just a bit ...
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Which country did my sister visit?

My sister is always talking about pilots. And her passengers. And planes in general. She's a flight attendant, see, and she is OBSESSED with all things aeronautical (always has been). On the rare ...
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Fun with ^#**#!@ flags

(h/t to @sarsaparilla and that user's Fun with Flags series of puzzles earlier this year) "Hi Pat." "Hey, did you get my note about our next trip?" "If by 'note', you mean '...
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Where am I supposed to be tonight?

This is bad. Really bad. Weโ€™ve only just met, and you donโ€™t know me from Adam, but I really need your help โ€“ itโ€™s a matter of national security. I work forโ€ฆ well, letโ€™s just say I work for the ...
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One flag doesn't belong: Claims Grandpa

"Look at these flags and tell me-" Said Grandpa flashing a paper with many Flags on it. "Which one does not belong to the group? All, except one, have one interesting commonality. One property ...
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Fun with Flags part 10: don't lose count

In a Formula 1 race, the chequered flag was waved so violently that the black and white patches got mixed up. Who was waving the flag, when and where? Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this ...
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Fun with Flags part 9: a different design

We are looking for a 3-word phenomenon. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 8: it's your roll

We are looking for a 12-letter word. Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10.
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Mystery flag of a country

I have this flag above. The only clue is that this flag belongs to a certain country. If so what country is that? I tried Googling, but it didn't help and I still have no hope. Clue: 4 syllables ...
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Fun with Flags part 7: attention please

We are looking for an idiom. Hint 1: Hint 2: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 6: left right left

We are looking for the name of a country leader. Other puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 5: with a smile

We are looking for a song (artist and title). Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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