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Questions tagged [knowledge]

A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia) or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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Find this cartoon

From the pictures below, can you find the cartoon character? EDIT: Edited the 3rd picture for clarity HINT 1 HINT 2 HINT 3
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On a puzzling spree

This puzzle is part 18 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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…And they were stumped for a long time

This puzzle is part 16 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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A Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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Finding a lost friend in a haunted mansion

Whilst staying in a large haunted mansion, Mervin had carelessly lost his friend Debs. She was nowhere to be found, and wasn't answering his calls. Instead of finding her, he discovered this ...
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Moons and messages

This puzzle is part 15 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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Words sequence please help [closed]

My friend gave those word sequences,you basically need to find the word that best fit the x line:trigon::circle:x Cone:ellipse::circle:x Primus:current::ultimo:x Cube:tetrapod::tetrahedron:x ...
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Composite Cat Cannot divide its immediate lower neighbors factorial without leaving a remainder

Find this unique composite cat given the information in this title.
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Prime turns into Perfect Cube, if you reverse its digits and subtract…What is the number

Given: 1) I have more than one digit. 2) Reversed number is subtracted to give at least 2 digit number which should be a cube. 2) you don’t even need a calculator to figure me out. Who am I?
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A B C in close knit relationship.. Who are they?

Find these closely knit numbers examining their relationships. A, B, C are distinct positive integers. AB, AC are concatenated Numbers. Given: 1 / AC = 0.0BC0BC0BC...... 1 / BC = 0.0AC0AC0AC......
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Fortune tellers have dinner

I've seen these before somewhere (maybe here?), but they're all mixed up! Who/what is being described by the clues below? Consequence of a disastrous harvest What a mathematician might do to ...
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Join the Fun at Jack’s Casino to get a shot at Jackpot

Jack’s casino dealers are not all prime. But, he gives better odds to get the daily Jackpot by revealing lot more numbers in the sequence in play. That way his Casino is much better than Cryptic ...
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The hearts of gold

This puzzle is part 10 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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Gladys visits a campus

This puzzle is part 9 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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Ladies and Gentlemen…Please count your cards. Can you beat our prime dealers at our Cryptic Casino to earn some cold cash?

Cryptic Casino employs only prime dealers and encourages the patrons to count the cards unlike other casinos. We introduced a new game recently and encourage you to match your wits with our prime ...
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Crazy for revenge

@Brandon_J recently asked us in Can't Even Sit Down to identify a movie based on the words tart con arc host I've also been to see a fun movie from a few years ago, just a short one buck ...
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Find the first three terms of the sequence

Find the missing values in the sequence: $X, X, X, 59, 2, 65, 3, 58, 9, 79, 3, 23$ Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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A musical commute to work

I've always had... rules about how I get to work, and the eclectic music I listen to on the way. Currently my playlist on my way to work is: Fergie Röyksopp 50 Cent Abba Harlem Spartans ...
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To the castle you go [closed]

You arrive at the Bridge of Death, one known for its difficult questions. The keeper arises and speaks: "Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three! There the other side, ...
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Can't Even Sit Down

So I just re-watched a fun movie from a few years ago. tart con arc host What was the name of the movie?
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Long digital sequence. 16xxxxxxxxxxxxx61

Find the digital key and very simple method to unlock the long digital sequence 16xxxxxx61 Additional clues: Eeryday one clue will be given till problem is solved Day 1: Bounty Day 2: My code is ...
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Chinese Idiom Crossword Puzzle

Here's a crossword puzzle about Chinese idioms. Horrible Scream Hundred-year-man Scare-cry nature Big tree wind I'm so sad Ghost and God cry Hit ground and cry to sky Earth good ...
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Two friends who went through some rough times

First I had a pretty good vision But then they locked me up And blinded me ! But I kept my heads on my shoulders Even though they drugged me... Then I played the role of my life (and death) ...
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Bookshelves 3 - what's my hobby?

Everybody needs a leisure activity. Most of the books I need for mine are downstairs, with none in the bedroom. But as I like to keep an eye on things I have this (unsorted) pile by my bed to remind ...
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Maybe you should Chew on This for a while!

I looked into a big black bag and found some dip. I chewed on it. When I got to the end I spit out towards a light that never seems to move. As I traveled towards this light, I noticed that the ...
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Chinese Poem Crossword Puzzle

Hiii Here is a crossword puzzle about Poems! 1: Do you love me? 2: Mid-autumn barbecue 3: Ching Ming so many rain 4: Ghosts come from rain, Emperors come from clouds 5: I want to beat west 6: Eight ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #4 (Guess the book too!)

Oh no.... I stumbled upon another of these, and it asks for the person AND where the story left off! But I suppose I have to give it to you... When I was the spry age of eight, My house, or shop, ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Two denim hijabs

When fellow Finns ask me which hockey team I support, here's what I tell them: A singer inhabits the lesser of two denim hijabs. What is the name of my favourite team?
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The Adventures of a Chocolate Cookie

A chocolate cookie (we'll call her Ann) went to a store. She purchased a small mammal for free. The mammal was intended to replace another of Ann's possessions - no one really knew what it was, but it ...
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Bookshelves 2 - what am I reading?

Here's a picture of my fiction bookshelf. Every book has its place, and no part of the sequence can be duplicated. The fifth novel from the left is missing as I'm half way through reading it. What am ...
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Round and round the Yamanote Line

I just received a call from my friend who only speaks German. Last I heard, he was in a trip in Japan. Here is a translation of how the call went: Him: I went around the loop line. It was colored ...
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To kill a cuckoo

Now these are stories I'd like to hear ! First born goes to Saturn Ducks go bomb stuff in winter Highness bequeathes his lands to imaginary sheep One for all, including a dog ...
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Gladys unchained

This puzzle is part 2 of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you're new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Dear Puzzling, Today I spent the ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #3

Previous ones: #1 and #2. I came with three but was entombed Smelled leaves for way too long I came out with the help of gold But see one missing Then I went west, almost sixteen With ...
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Unlock My Phone! November 2018

I had a bit of phone trouble last year, so I had to take a break from puzzle passwords. But once I got it working again I hopped right back in, although this is a pretty easy one. What is my phone's ...
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Sequence problems!

Sequences (make sure to look in a fiction book!) MROGVW, tVPGaML, BdAMaC, ?, IPaUPC, aODFCtV, EHMbtH, ?, ?, ?, GGaL, IGSwaP, WVtJotG, IHaDP, IWSET, WMtDoEBB, IPoaFMEP, AFSG, ?, IGaNEfC What are the ...
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Can you complete the sequence?

Well, can you? Q, W, R, I, ? Make sure you provide your reasoning. I can ensure you there is a pattern here. This is probably a simple one, but good luck as always!
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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My cryptic bookshelf

I have a cryptic bookshelf that I keep fiction books in. However, some of them are lost, and I don't know which ones go where! Shelf One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Thunder and Shadow ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #2

Of course, I may be too early, but here it is: When I promised not to tell I didn't know why not But when I came up with "freckles" I knew it had to stop I got caught by the talented ...
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Practical Nonsense

Here's an enigmatic puzzle I created. The answer will be one word. I don't understand these symbols, but hey, at least they work!
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Fiction Book Who Am I?

I am a fiction character that follows these criteria: A maiden huntress, whose life was brief I left my brother with a lot of grief Died fiddling with lots of gears My friends, my friends, ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part III

"This Library is HUGE!," You say aloud. You hear your voice echoing through the halls and nothing else. How could this be? Who comes here? You start examining the books on the shelves. It's just your ...
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I’ve officially counted to infinity! [closed]

Sarah called me today and explained that she had counted to infinity. I shrugged and said it was impossible. She said that since I didn’t believe her, she would do it again, and this time in only ten ...
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On what object around a house would you find a “punt”? [closed]

Someone asked me the other day: On what object around a house would you find a punt?
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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First time hit, with spinach? A little bit?

This blockbuster game was devised around the year 1980 by a person, that had never before developed a video game. Concerning the species, that makes the protagonist, the game's title is misleading. ...