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Four-cornered cow inheritance

While travelling down a road in a socialist country you meet a group of four young men and women sitting in the front porch of their house, with a lively cattle ranch adjoining. "Our father died, ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 10): Captain 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 > It was ...
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If Weird Al Yankovic Wrote Riddles

When I wake up ???? ? ???? ?’? ????? ?? ?’? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? When I go out ???? ? ???? ?’? ????? ?? ?’? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????? ???? ??? If I get drunk ???? ? ???? ?’? ...
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Why were the Middle Ages called the Dark Ages?

You find yourself trapped in a room, with only one door to escape, and an important question to answer. You are standing on the tile marked with yellow: How to get to the door is the main problem. ...
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The Millionaire dies and his family and relatives gather

Multi millionaire Frankenhouser dies. His family and a bunch of relatives gather at his Lawyer's office eager to learn about his will. It was a simple Video Message from him "Most of my money ...
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Why have I stopped listening to my favorite album?

Why have I recently stopped listening to my favorite Smashing Pumpkins album? JK, I still love it.
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"Where? Or is it When?!" - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here on Puzzling Stack Exchange): The words in the following list can be partitioned into equal-sized sets depending ...
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Time to get a watch

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #6: Is it really that [time] again?. Last weekend I caught up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I went round his house on the Friday night ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 7): Christmas Settings

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 > So the ...
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Can you say the answer five times, fast? [closed]

What do you call a well-made clay jar with a face wearing glasses?
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The Oracle's IQ Test

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody I was feeling pretty confident and secure about my intellect so I decided to ask the Oracle for her opinion. I sent her a ...
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Another Strange Crossword

Solve the strangely-shaped crossword. Then find the answer word describing how PSE treats new users. Sorry- no text version of the crossword image. It is difficult for me to fit all that info into ...
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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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Where Do Birds Go

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Where do birds go?! A famous ship? A Channel Island? A river in Greece? A Caribbean island? A conifer leaf? A ...
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A wordsearch for today

Sixteen 4-letter words have been concealed in the grid below, as well as one word that is much larger. Can you find all seventeen words? Text version of the wordsearch (for copy-paste purposes): <...
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Liar Wordle - Yet Another Wordle Variant!

In Liar Wordle, standard rules apply except each row contains exactly one clue of the wrong colour. For instance if we consider only the first row the correct colours could be Y-B-B-B-Y and the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 21): How the Grinch Trolled Quizmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Some of the ...
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EXCEL Error Code?

"What's wrong son?", asked Grandpa. "Well. I was working in EXCEL and the page froze. Could not fix it. So I called Timmy the wiz kid from nextdoor. Asked him to fix it and tell me what ...
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What language am I learning?

I arrive at the location I've agreed with my European friend, who is teaching me their native language. Today we're learning some history of their country. But to aid in my learning, I've been banned ...
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Where did he go?

"You are here to report a missing person sir?" "Yes. My brother" "I am sorry. Can you describe him? Photo?" "He is my identical twin brother" "Oh well. ...
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Hero Worms and The Minotaur

And so, Wormeus had a great time, eating every apple in sight, surviving several close calls with the Pink Lady Stickotaurs, respawning after the occasional horribly squishy death, exploring different ...
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This cannot be true. Can it? [closed]

Grandpa smiled and said: "You know my cousin, lives in Florida, turned 85 yesterday. He told me that he walks thirty miles every day!" "What? No way. That's more than 20 hours of ...
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Slitherlink: Around the W0rld

Rules of Slitherlink: Connect adjacent dots with vertical or horizontal lines to make a single loop. The numbers indicate how many lines surround it, while empty cells may be surrounded by any number ...
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What prank is my friend implying?

On April Fools, my friend has given me a sentence and said it's a prank, but I didn't understand it. I asked "What is this?", he mentioned "A joke.", so I was confused what he ...
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A Pub Quiz Joke

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage For this pub quiz, I urge you to listen closely. The final word hidden within this pub quiz describes, jokingly, what pub quiz ...
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Why did they close my riddle?

So I came up with this -at least what I thought to be a- great riddle and posted it on this site. Within minutes, it was closed by the community. It said: This looks like a puzzle you found somewhere. ...
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Foo Clue and Who?

A simple puzzle I thought of during a work-from-home-session today. Enjoy :)
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Outsmarting a Con (sales) man

During a fun filled golf event vendors have set up stalls offering different things to participants like golf gear, food, clothing etc. Participants can also win gifts in putting contests, drives and ...
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TRUMP to BIDEN : This transition won't be easy

Can you change the word TRUMP to the name BIDEN in 10 steps or less by changing one letter at a time? Each change must result in a valid word from MW dictionary. No proper nouns, abbreviations or ...
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Take a look at my aquarium

This is intended as a gentle introduction to one of my current favourite grid-deduction puzzle types: Aquarium. The puzzle is played on a rectangular grid divided into regions called "aquariums&...
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Hero Wars RPG - The Sudoku!

In the popular online action RPG game Hero Wars, the player has to solve some simple but fun puzzles to win loot such as weapons and cash – assuming the incessant ads I’ve seen on Facebook are all ...
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Tribute to Eugene Varshavsky bwahhahahahahahahah

Each cell in the lower-right 9x9 grid must contain a positive integer or be left blank. Numbers on the outside of the grid indicate the sums of one or more adjacent digits in that row or column, in ...
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What is Scenario One and Scenario Two?

(1) In Scenario One the L***** are S**** (2) In Scenario Two the L***** are not I****** (3) No C****** has the same type of people in Scenarios One and Two (4) The C**** in Scenario One and P***** in ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #3

I took a word to work with me, And it made me feel quite chill. But after I mixed it up to some degree, The wooziness began to fill So I mixed it up - I took away And it helped me get back home. I was ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #2

I took a word to work with me And it made me feel quite retentive, Then when lunch came, my friends would agree, Rearranging it was quite an incentive Come home time and I reversed direction To get me ...
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I Took a Word to Work with Me #1

I took a word to work with me And it made me look quite stately Then afterwards, I had some tea Which improved my grunge look greatly But my caffeine brain got jumbled up And I was gasping to have ...
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My brilliant attempt at humour!

??&T Who’s On ????? We ??????? the excessive use of force ??? World In Data ???? (online retailer) Apologies for my ?????? attempt at humour! ?????? me Smoking is bad ??? you ?????????? Is Awesome ...
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A Cata-Strophic Pun

Got this one off a Batman Forever cassette tape, but the choice to repeat it is all mine: I shoulder the blame. Why can't you know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house?
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A ruff awakening

South West of England Parish Church of St. Barry the Lesser So moving... as the first notes rise up to fill its vaults, the little village chapel seems to come back to life. For months nobody has ...
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George Orwell Sudoku

Here is a puzzle I created today. The title is "George Orwell Sudoku" Normal Sudoku rules apply. In every coloured group of three cells the middle digit must equal the sum of the other two ...
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The calamitous Captain Clumsy

I'm a communications engineer with the Royal Navy - it's a great job, and usually I love it. But there is this one guy who absolutely grinds my gears. I call him 'Captain Clumsy' (not to his face, ...
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What does Caesar salad do if you leave it in the sun? (----)

What greeting to use with a bee when approaching its lair? (-) What thing do relief sculptor DJs drop, pumping it too? (---) What insect do little old ladies purl all through their hair? (----) ...
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Captain Pun plays cards

Last night I was playing a game of cards with my good friend Captain Pun and his wife. All of a sudden, partway through a round, he threw down a card that bore this design: Colour-blind-friendly ...
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Find The Common Pattern In These Words

You are a super spy, typing on your QWERTY keyboard, when suddenly you received an urgent call from your boss, Caesar. He had urgently called you, defying all protocols, as he wanted to inform you ...
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The peasant atop the world

Mate in four, White is in glee But all is not as you see For it takes a certain trick A broken rule to break you must pick Tell me the one rule and the grand solution And points you shall earn ...
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Hints, with a bit of love ! (5)

Inspired by this page and some other pages, I made some cryptic clues. Start growing before rain! Needles , before first sewer! (8) Dirty, dirty room! (9) Eleven plus two makes... (6,4,3) Dust, head ...
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Captain Pun's favourite animals

My good friend Captain Pun's party was a truly excellent event. His new boat - the venue - was a beautiful thing to behold, decorated throughout with nonograms in frames (as anybody who knows him ...
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Party Time with Captain Pun

The other day my good friend Captain Pun invited me to a party on board his new boat. "What will the dress code be?" I asked. Captain Pun said he'd email me the details. Later that day I received ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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Awesomism and its awesome gods

Recently, I dived into a nice religion of Awesomism. It is pantheic, with a lot of difficult relations between gods. Twelve gods of Awesomism are split between four pantheons: Gods of cunning: Liar, ...
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