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3 Logicians Walk Into a Bar

Three logicians walk into a bar. The barman says, 'Does everybody want a drink?' The first logician says, 'I don't know.' The second logician says, 'I don't know.' What does the third logician say? ...
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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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Three logicians walk out of the bar

It is known that when logicians get drunk they may claim not to know the answer to a question when they should know it very well. After a night of heavy drinking at the bar, three logicians decide ...
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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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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About a man and a bee

A man walks out of his house and over to his flower garden. He holds out his right hand and a bee lands in it. What is in his eye?
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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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Who drinks beer while running anyway?

A variant (I don't have the book in front of me, so this is a paraphrase) of this puzzle was in the book Brainteasers and Mindbenders, by Robert Hamilton. It has stuck in my mind since I read it in ...
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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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Cryptically dumb medieval jokes

Why did the chicken cross the river? Well, I believe that is a question too vague to classify for a riddle, eh? Well, I had to draw your attention. Actually, my story is a bit more complicated than ...
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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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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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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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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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Where is Jimmy's father? [duplicate]

(It's an old soviet math problem, no tricks or anything here) Jimmy is 21 years younger than his mother. Six years from now, Jimmy's mother will be five times as old as Jimmy. Where is Jimmy's ...
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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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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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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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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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Master Bomb Defusers

Day 115 of your investigation and you and your ever-faithful-if-only-a-bit-slow partner have finally caught the trail of your arch-nemesis, a serial bomber known only as "Mr. 5". Doing your ...
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Same word fills all the blanks (2)

As a follow up to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions (no anagrams) fills all the blanks in the stanza below. I've taken slight liberty with grammar. Poor old Andy ...
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Why the 7 Apples?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, a girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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The case of the world’s easiest puzzles

   Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.   We’ re so glad you could attend,    Come inside, come ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stupor automobile-correct

I recentle bought a new phon. I cet the local tew Auctralee, and auph I went. It wauc good tew hav a new phon. I wauc then praumpted and wethe I wanted predictiv tecct, and the trabl ctated. Every ...
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Anagram puzzle whose solution is guaranteed to make you laugh

Rearrange the letters in the name of an African country to produce something a little risque'.
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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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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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How many bits in the Apple Logo? [closed]

Sorry in advance if this is a bit easy or if it breaks any rules, but it's the best I can think of. The Question: If there are 16 bits in a picture of an apple, how many bits in the Apple Logo?
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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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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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"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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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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A Meal fit for a King

The riddle below describes a (semi) historical figure's culinary preferences. Who is he and what is he eating? Far down below in the sea so blue; Fries up your food, and boils it too; Known as ...
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A programmer's favorite candy

The bigger version of me is used to make marriages faster At least, that's what they show on TV I'm known to the U.S, young and old Although programmers personally prefer me the most In fact, I hear ...
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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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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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Which computer-made song is this?

Which computer-made song is this? 0113H (And what computer made it?)
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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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What's the name of this font?

A friend of mine has been tasked with alpha testing a future installment of a popular operating system. Our friendship was born years ago out of our common passion for typography. No wonder he called ...
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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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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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Alexander Hamilton Rap

From genius.com: “Alexander Hamilton” is a song released by Jack Douglass, better known by his Youtube channel name, Jacksfilms. He wanted to come up with the worst costume for Halloween 2016. ...
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