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A set of rotated/reflected L-shapes

What does the image below represent? Explain your reasoning.
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Mercury in Centigrade

This is part 55 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a non-consecutive thermo sudoku. Fill the grid so that each row, column ...
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Sherlock's AZED crossword

Sherlock's AZED crossword Holmes passes his latest AZED crossword puzzle to Watson. "My goodness!" exclaims Watson, "What on earth is all this about?" Holmes replies "It is ...
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A co--ection of images

What movie title from 2002 is hidden below?
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Note to self: DO NOT FORGET!

Just found this connecting wall on a scrap of paper in my pocket. I know I created it as a reminder about something... I just can't for the life of me remember what! Can you help me recall what the ...
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Signs and Wonders

The answer is a word (9) Prefer no partial answers please ACROSS 1 Sign 3 Location of wonder featured in 12A and 27A 5 Sign 8 Location of modern wonder featuring 17D 9 Location of modern wonder ...
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Puzzle from Pythagoras

Pythagoras wants to… If 1a,2b,20k,50v and 600x Then what is 100 10 1000 3 ? My original puzzle
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A puzzle missing completion

Your task is to somehow convert the puzzle below to a list of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, in correct order. Everything you need to know is there. Good luck!
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An impossible A to Z journey

An impossible A to Z journey I was chatting with my uncle Van Wetherall and his wife Wanda when VW burst out with "You know, we did the whole VW thing. We followed the A-Z map in the VW and ...
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What should I call this poker hand with a straight?

Hmmm, looks like a good hand... I'm certain I can make a straight out of this! What should I call it? (6 2 8)
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Compare and you'll see they're not all the same (Keep them LARGE)

Find the odd-one-out... ...
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Time to play some

What two-word answer is hidden below?
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Wrecked by three

This is a cryptic crossword. The check mark will go to the first person who submits an answer with 1) an image of the completed crossword and 2) explanations for all clue answers. For users who cannot ...
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Unchained Again

This is part 53 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, The black and white circles in this grid form a Masyu puzzle. Draw one continues ...
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I thrive in moments of euphoria

This is a riddle whose answer is one word. What it could be? I think 'Euphoria' refers to time when stock market is at all time high and everyone wants to buy any stocks. I thrive in moments of ...
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World Puzzling Competition #1: the beginning

This year, you were invited to attend the WPC, otherwise known as the World Puzzling Competition. The World Puzzling Competition is attended by the 88088 users of PSE (as per writing of the draft) all ...
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It's what's inside them that counts

What is this puzzle about? The answer is a word. Hint: Edit: Added an image.
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THIS mux be EASY!

Here's a hint: my favorite color is yellow.
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Exclusively Rare Puzzle

Solve this exclusively rare enigmatic-puzzle.
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What did he become after the New Year?

Try your best to solve the puzzle below GOOD LUCK! Famous Disney character missing a dog and er… a kitchen utensil? (3) Half an Apple, empty, without hydrogen makes the sun shine! (6) He likes to zap ...
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What is an Electronic Word™?

This puzzle is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. For certain integers, there exist some corresponding Electronic ...
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Let the cards guide you

How does the "equations" below make sense?
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These words are for you alone

Can you decode the message this tablet contains? Good luck! Note: The knowledge tag is by no means necessary to solve this puzzle, but certain knowledge could be helpful in verifying the answer. ...
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Aquatic Giants – Heyawake / Marching Bands

This is part 52 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. “One, two, three, four, five, I love marine wildlife.” – unknown Dear Puzzling, The grid on the ...
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Relation Between The Year And The Day

Today is January 22, the 22nd day of the year 2024. I chose today because 22 is my favorite number. Now for the problem. Try to relate 22 to 2024 using math. For example, 58 is related to 271 because ...
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A puzzle about "someone"

Which symbol is missing? Explain your reasoning.
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What does this prove?

Unfortunately, this image is too big for me to provide a transcription. Hint: Additional hint: Last hint: Hint: Hint: Since the hint is given, a viable solution must explain how it works.
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Winetasting Far from Home

This is part 51 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I hope you are well. My journey continues with another exciting destination. Today ...
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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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Where Ages Meet

Note: Knowledge Tag: The knowledge required for this puzzle is straightforward and very easy to find. Prefer no partial answers. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories ...
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Name That Iconic Character! #2

This is part of the Name That Iconic Character! series. Using the clues provided below, can you figure out what iconic character I'm thinking of? Your clues: ...
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So Familiar, Yet So Misunderstood

Anna says: You have those I ask for size Though not everything inside Completing the order of queue That's how I acquire you Alex says: Number of queues I cannot count Joined to pose you, a new ...
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Name that iconic character! #1

This is part of the Name That Iconic Character! series. Using the clues provided below, can you figure out what iconic character I'm thinking of? Your clues: ...
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Home improvement for my travel agent

"Howdy, howdy! Thanks for painting my kitchen for me." "No problem Pat. The offer of a free vacation is definitely a sweetener. Where were you going to send me?" "It's a great ...
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Towering Above – a jigsaw crossword

This is part 49 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a jigsaw crossword. Fill every row and column of the grid using the given ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 24): ... and a Kappa Nu Year!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 250 reputation.< Previous Door ...
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A Connecting Wall

This is, quite literally, a connect-wall puzzle where the group's connections can be connected together to form the puzzle's answer. It has been compiled using a mixture of connecting methods used in ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 23): O O O O O O O

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 > Evening all!...
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Wreck Exploration

This is part 48 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, The larger grid here is a Takuzu puzzle (also known as Binairo). Fill the grid ...
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The Something Something

What numbers should replace the question marks? Why?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 17): FA-LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA

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 DoorNext Door > Mr. Slant, ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 16): Making a list and checking it

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 DoorNext Door > Lots of last ...
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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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A phone call from Derek

Today I got a phone call from my Australian mate Derek and it went something like this: D: Help!! Things have gone real fzfzfz during the holiday trip to Thailand!! Me: Oh!!! How can I help and what’s ...
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Breathe, breathe in the air

This is part 47 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This time I have a jigsaw puzzle for you. You need to first solve a crossword, and ...
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Pre-Emptive Travels

This is part 46 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today I have pre-emptively ticked off a destination from my future to-do list. So ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 12): A peaceful tree

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 > I wish you ...
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A very presentable number sequence

(The title holds a clue) 12,22,30,36,40,42,42,40… Here is a finite sequence. Can you tell me the sum of all of its numbers?
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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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What is the thing behind the question mark doing?

What is the thing behind the question mark doing?
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