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A puzzle centered around geographical features, such as countries, continents, cities, mountains, rivers, and climate.

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Around the World in Many Days

Deаr Puzzling, How have you been? I am excited to tell you about my new trip. It’s my most ambitious one yet – a full trip around the world! I will definitely keep you posted about my whereabouts. I ...
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Introducing Gladys, an intrepid globetrotter

Gladys has always led an active life full of adventure. As a retiree, she has a lot of free time on her hands and loves to spend it on her two favourite pastimes – travelling and crossword ...
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Living the traveller’s dream

Dear Puzzling, How have you been? I'm excited to tell you about my new trip. For the next three months or so, I will be visiting a total of 65 exotic destinations. I’m so happy to be travelling again! ...
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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see ...
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Piece de Resistance - Three Troublesome Toshes

Three - Troublesome Toshes This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... For the third time you removed the ...
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Gladys's Clashing Cryptic

Dear Puzzling, Remember me? I have some exciting news for you. I'm starting on a new journey to visit a few wonderful landmarks around the world. In case you want to follow my travels, I'll send you a ...
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Four Directions - Where and what am I?

To the North I see headstones, but to my surprise - no grass, no dirt, and no clay. To the South is the smallest you probably can't visit, then nothing for a very long way. To the West is a garden ...
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Four Directions #2 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a place you could wear on your feet To the South is a place that could mean alone To the West they play a ba' game in the street To the East is where Hallvard sits on his throne I've ...
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Four Directions #3 - Where and what am I?

To the North, a mule may serve you in copper. To the South, you may end up rich or a pauper. To the West, "Keep it Weird" you may hear them mutter. To the East, if you visit, bring plenty of butter. ...
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Sergeant Sequence takes the case

It was 2am and Sergeant Sequence had been called in to Headquarters urgently. The second he stepped through the door a file was pressed into his hands by the Chief Investigator, who began to talk ...
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Room 1 of the Maze

You wake up in a dark room that you don't recognize. The walls are made of some material you've never seen before. There is a door with a keypad next to it, and a small platform suspended in air in ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 1

I've just found something fun when I tried to give hint in What is a BEN Number™. Let's find whether this puzzle could get well-reputed or not :P This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere ...
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Four Directions #4 - Where and what am I?

To the North a dusty foot philosopher was born To the South as you go, the colder the weather To the West is a brown leaf - wait is that a horn? To the East is a place to get back together I'm with a ...
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Which country is INDIA in?

An intrepid globetrotter needs to know this: BENIN is in Libya CANADA is in China DENMARK is in the United States FRANCE is in Germany INDIA is in ??
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Don't clear your terminal history

You woke up this morning locked in a room. The only apparent exit is a door with a terminal. On the screen you see the following: ...
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Traversing Africa: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Africa, one per country. The answers first traverse all countries on the mainland by crossing land borders, and then the remaining ones go around the ...
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Ingrid Deduction pops by with a puzzle

The other night I was sat at home in Providence when the doorbell rang. To my surprise, my very good friend Ingrid Deduction stood on the step, a huge grin on her face and a piece of paper held out ...
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Four Directions #5 - Where and what am I?

To the West, they are young and grand To the North, they are high and briny To the East, they are enchanting and jolly To the South, they are rising and shiny I'm all at once and none at ...
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Gladys loves Pink Floyd

This is part 4 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I hope you are well. This week’s puzzle is a little different from ...
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Is there a proof that a map of the United States requires 4 colors?

The Four color theorem states that no more than four colors are required for any map. Can it be proved or disproved that 3 colors can be used for United States map?
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More important than the destination

This puzzle is the 26th and final part of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Spoiler alert: This puzzle gives ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 4): Letters to Father Christmas (Sgt. Sequence Fan-Fic)

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous DoorNext Door > "Good ...
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Google (Maps) Hacking

So I think I might have been hacked...my Google maps has gone crazy. I tried poking a couple of places in, and it is taking me to the wrong location. When I enter CAYMAN, it tells me it is between the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 15): Finding Father Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Today, in ...
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Ten miles south, east, north and west

I'm standing on the surface of the Earth. I walk ten miles south, ten miles east, ten miles north and ten miles west. I end up exactly where I started. Where on earth am I?
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Crossword gone overboard

This puzzle is part 24 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 22): Santa's Sleigh Route

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It's ...
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Gladys's Letter-Dropping Cryptic

This is part 6 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, My today's destination is a bit more of a mainstream tourist spot than some of the other stops on my journey. I'm definitely going ...
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Can you name the country code?

As an hommage to @eyl327's "can you name the country code?" puzzles. Here is one more: Given the country codes of the 10 countries in the following table, can you figure out the country code of ...
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Traversing Oceania: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Oceania, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by crossing maritime borders (or close enough). Each clue is missing a country name from ...
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Rich and unique

This is part 12 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Unfortunately I’m nearing the end of my trip. Next week’s ...
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Traveller's fatigue

This is part 10 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I have noticed that the longer a trip lasts, the harder it is to ...
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All-round traveller chickens out

This is part 3 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, As I'm sure you know, I am pretty much an all-round traveller. I'm ...
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Roaring walls of water

This is part 2 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Time really does fly when you are having fun. It seems like only ...
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The end of a wild ride

This is part 13 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, My long trip is finally over. This is my last destination before ...
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The world's best and brightest

This is part 5 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Hi, it's me again! I don't know if you have noticed, but there are a ...
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She must be tripping

This is part 7 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, As you have probably noticed, I visit quite a lot of different ...
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Going in circles

This is part 11 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Don’t ask me how or why, but this week I have ended up at almost ...
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Take nothing but pictures

This is part 6 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. ”Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints.” – unknown Dear Puzzling, ...
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Enjoying the ride

This is part 9 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Nine destinations down, four to go. As you may have noticed, my ...
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Almost interplanetary travel

This is part 8 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, How have you been?. My trip is going really well. Even though you ...
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Traversing the US and Canada: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in the United States or Canada. The answers traverse all Canadian provinces, Canadian territories, U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This is done ...
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Four Directions #7 - Where and what am I?

To the North, take a horse to find something delightful To the West, a game piece that was tight with Paul To the South, he can't smell, although he wasn't spiteful To the East, you might see ...
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Lost: a country’s journey

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: A-Countries-Journey. This is part 1. You wake up in a corner. It’s cold here. You head down a dark path. There’s weird graffiti on the walls. You can see ...
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This month's $100 question (not a real prize)

****A big one to celebrate my half-century (50th puzzle)!**** I work as a puzzle setter at FakePuzz (not a real magazine). This morning I burst into the office of Eddie Tor (not a real editor) so ...
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A pilot's messages

A friend of mine works as a pilot, so he travels a lot and I don't see him that often. But every year around the same time he sends me a message. He has been doing that ever since 1997. Here is a list ...
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Geography at the pixel level

(enlarged version) The answer is a group of islands.
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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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Orange on Turquoise

This is part 50 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Beaches puzzle (or tricolour Aquariums, if you prefer). Shade some cells ...
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Headless horseman claims new head

Solve the clues and fit the answers into the grid so that each of the coloured squares contains exactly four different letters. Sahara desert capitals of historically African region in ...
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