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A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources such as tables, dictionaries, Wikipedia, or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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I am found in mountains and sands, I bring joy and pain, what am I? [closed]

I am found in many lands, from the mountains to the sands. I bring you joy and sometimes pain, and can make you play again. What am I?
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Focus on one of the two and the answer will come to you

Five directors are listed in the puzzle below. There is an additional director who didn't make the list, the one labeled as "(Extra)". Who is that director? You can't fly but you can always ...
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Somethings missing

In the puzzle below I've correctly placed an image in three different cells. Your task is to correctly place images in all the remaining (19) cells and of course, as usual, provide a good explanation ...
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Odd One Out: Triple Selection

Here is a triad of short 'odd one out' puzzles I wrote. In each puzzle one of the triplets doesn't belong. Can you figure out which? Each puzzle is independent of the others. BAR, FUR, IRK, ONE, ROT, ...
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Fox Moons - Enigmatic Puzzle

Clues: 9JPJ+RM9 Bath CRMX+V4 Mexico City HX8H+M7 Seoul JMC2+67 Seattle G2R6+FX7 Salida P4VX+RP Queens JMC2+67 Seattle V75V+8VG Paris V75V+8VG Paris V7FV+CWP Paris CRMX+V4 Mexico City 9GQJ+VQC Qatar ...
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Missing Friend: Gone Birdwatching

I'm trying to get ahold of my old pal Felix. The last I knew he was travelling the US, so I wandered around - but it's a very big place! I did bump into his son in Milwaukee. He told me that Felix ...
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The Key to the City

This is part 9 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This is a Skyscrapers puzzle. Each letter represents a unique number between 1 and ...
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Approximately correct

The people you see below share something in common. All together they are almost equal to another person. Question: Who is this person? Explain why. ...
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A rectangular puzzle (note, they're not all states)

What's the phrase I'm looking for?
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Another predictable sequence: 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 17, etc

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #6: Is it really that [time] again?. Can you find the pattern? Note: The next number hasn't been worked out yet. ...
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Using sentence, turn intense into incense; what tool do I need?

Puzzle What tool do I need to turn intense into incense, using sentence? The same tool can turn dated into demented, using statement. Hints (Kudos: the accepted answer was published before the hints.)...
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Secret Members Out of Sight

You recently applied to a test online for an admission to a secret club and today was the time for testing. You read online that they were looking for people with excellent problem solving skills. You ...
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In Remembrance of Dark Times

This is part 8 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, The name of the game here is printer’s devilry, with an added definition part in ...
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hello! - a country's vacation

Finally. The U.N., benevolent and all-knowing master he is, has decided to let you take a vacation... But he's letting UNESCO decide for yo- speak of the devil. "Hullo, Kossie!" "I told ...
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Actors puzzle (Triple T)

Which of these actors did I place last? Explain why.
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The Asian countries calculate Pi!

The Asian countries convened to try and see if their new computer, the Singapore 9000, with 2 bits of RAM, (in their defense, it was a secondhand computer) could calculate pi. China punched the ...
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What is the link between these places?

These places share a link: Berlin Budapest Catalonia Denmark France Italy London Scotland Sicily Switzerland Vienna These places don’t: Andalusia Athens Belarus Croatia Cyprus Ljubljana Malta Oslo ...
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What is a pedestrian-friendly city?

If a city satisfies a certain condition, it is a pedestrian-friendly city. Here's some examples. Pedestrian-friendly Not pedestrian-friendly Davenport Fremont Asunción Dallas Ikast Istanbul ...
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What links the names to the numbers?

And now for an attempt to remove any possible ambiguity from the question: Match each of the names Brandi, Cyndi, Jimi, Patti, and Tori, with a unique number chosen from the list 1964, 1968, 1979, ...
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Kings of Centuries Past

This is part 7 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This time I have a shingoki puzzle for you. Draw a single loop that passes through ...
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European country with the longest border in South America [closed]

I am a country in Europe, but my longest land border is with a country in South America. What am I?
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A special World trip

My wife and I went on a World trip. We started visiting countries in this order: For a while we were stuck, but in December 2022 we could finally continue our trip and visited these countries: Which ...
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Areas with a special property (five only)

Replace the question mark. Explain why.
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Find the pattern and fill in the question mark

Hint: Hint 2 (added later): Hint 3 (added later): Hint 4 (added later):
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They go on and on

What's the 4-word phrase I'm looking for? E S N F J A L M N U L G D I X Z E A I V A C Y S P D W N O M O L I O A L Why is... x: 5th x+2: 2nd x+3: 3rd x+5: ...
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1 answer
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Who’s in for a Cruising?

This is part 6 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, Looks like I’m getting way behind schedule already. Sorry about that! Time flies ...
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At the theatre through the doors

Inspired by Closed Captioning Available What movie will I see in the not-too-distant future? I've listed a few of my recent favorites below, but entry blank. It's for my number-one movie, which I ...
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Closed Captioning Available

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #6: Is it really that [time] again?. Please keep your arms and legs inside the space-time continuum at all times [ An old man becomes kind after ...
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Puzzle: Seeking a book to reveal secret of numbers

The following numbers came upon me after waking from a deep sleep. 2 3 14 6-7 23140 6 3 14 15 9-11 3141 5-9 23146 Is there a code book that can help me? I'm sure I'll know when I find the book. And is ...
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Two characters, three meanings

All of the following apply: Help! I'm fast I'm fast, hot and huge Note: The knowledge needed is rather wide, so don't let it stop you.
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Football winners without scoring [closed]

A football (soccer) team didn't score any goals, yet they still won the game. How is this possible?
8 votes
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Hippos and Horseplay

This is part 5 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This time you are going to need some of your chess knowledge. Not a lot of chess ...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Puzzle for New Year's Day '23

Group words in pairs and find connection with common answer. third heart chapters final squares length actinium immemorial A0 bible sodium sum time lion minor revelation
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A Riley, in Song!

Should Puuuuzling be forgot and not, broooo-ought to this siiiiiiiite (please shorten), And middle full of glowing leeeegs, And end, Alor to flyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! (Did I mention this shows the way?) (It’s ...
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They are all K-verbs

Find the missing verb. G: Fold, Break, Pry D: Reduce, Vibrate, Rob B: Soak, Subtract, Thrash J: Sleep, Squeeze, ? Subtle Hint:
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Lost and mostly drowned

Don't go diving looking for those, you won't find much Cardigan Bay [5] Atlantic [3] Baie de Douarnenez [1] Baltic Sea [4] Lake Svetloyar [6]
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three "groups of musicians"

What should replace the question mark? Explain why. If, ...
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Dangerous affection

This word means "(ability) to impose affection", good or malicious. But if broken apart, the spelling of the parts would mean "to witness damage". What is this word?
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Bonjour Monsieur Vashe âme Érotique

Clues: Contextual graphic y=-(4/9)x+4 Lim𝓍🠂∞(1400e(-8𝝅㏑(x)/(x㏑(x))) Instructions: Name that Rock Star Mr _ _ _ i _ _ _ o _ i _ _ m _ e _ _
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From Before Caesar

This is part 4 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, How have you been? I hope you don’t mind me showing up a little early this time ...
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12 votes
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What is Man? (7)

What is Man? (7) Please replace the characters in the grids with the correct characters. Hint: Hint 2:
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The World Cup final conspiracy

Note: The set-up for this puzzle is all a fiction. (Or is it...?!) (Yes, it is.) I have this friend who keeps banging on about how this year's World Cup was all a big fix, that the whole thing was ...
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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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Escaping from a problem (mark where it's correct)

What's the two-word (12 letters in total) answer to this puzzle? ...
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Mazed and Confused

This is part 3 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, Today I have admired the natural beauty of a paradise island and seen sand dunes ...
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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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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 14): Let's decorate the tree!

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 > If you ...
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Colourful Candy Cane Carousel

This is part 2 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, Today I walked in an unbelievable tropical palm forest. I have seen black parrots, ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 9): International Christmas Crossword

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 > Languages ...
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The small things in life ("Sun ~Road")

Try to make sense of the puzzle below and then replace the two question marks. ...
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