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A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia).

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Crime lords and valuables

Lost consciousness's rate of return is Spanish valuables in Swedish valuables. (5) The light side running a confused non-gay. (6) Stirring a Malay T for a grateful Spanish spirit. (6) Dear ...
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Show me… “Stack the Logs!”

I'm Daniel, a skinny teenager from New Jersey. My mom got a new job, so she and I had to move to Canyon City, California. I decided that I needed a new hobby, so I started taking classes at the YMCA. ...
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Guess the letter in one question puzzle. It's a Relic [on hold]

I am thinking of one of the following five letters R E L I C You can ask me one question to guess which letter it is. Rules No question related to the number of the ...
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See me once, See me Twice #7

Here I am again, with another See me once riddle. Have fun! See me once, at the start of the week See me twice, the men becoming bleak See me once, when gambling on chinese ground See me ...
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Named after something you'd find in a harbour

A big book of words was brought forth to my north. A prominent Turkish-born priest to my east. A bad taste was left in French mouths to my south. Criminals are put to the test to my west. ...
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Cool language nerds won't hang out with me

It has long been my dream to be a part of the extremely exclusive Language Nerds' Club. Today, I walked into their clubhouse and stated my wish to become a bona fide member. See how I used Latin there?...
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Coffee and a movie with friends

The day after our wedding, me and my wife Becky met our friend Charlotte and her husband Alan for coffee and a movie. Me: Hi Charlotte! Hi Alan! Charlotte: Hi! So, are you two finally married ...
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Once again, another Linux movie quote!

Because I can't get off this linux movie quote train, here is another one! Can you find the famous movie quote hidden in this linux block? ...
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Yet another movie line on the Linux terminal

What famous quote does the following terminal session refer to? $ ps -o ppid= -p $u 28342 $ echo $$ 28342
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My co-workers left me a message

While refactoring a massive chunk of old code, I found a rather curious section of code commented out that wasn't there the day before. Can you tell me what it means? ...
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I am happier now

Narrator: I am one of your typical first world citizens. I got my hobbies, but nothing too special. I hate cleaning. I find it boring, and a chore. And I hate it even more, when I have to do any ...
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Yet another movie quote hidden in Linux

Inspired by this question and this question, can you guess the famous movie quote hidden in this Linux block? ...
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Another Linux movie command

Inspired by this question, here's another Linux command representing a famous line: cp -a ~she ~ Which line is it?
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Who cut the cheese?

StackOverflow is celebrating it's $10^{th}$ anniversary and thus created an article on meta about it. I decided to write a simple riddle in response to their post, and figured I would also share it ...
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What was Grandpa's itinerary?

Grandpa decides to take a multi-country tour visiting big cities First he goes to LIBYA Then to PERU Then to BAHRAIN Then to _______ Then to _______ Then to _______ Fill ...
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A whale of a nested riddle

Each line has an answer. Each line's answers are clues for the paragraph's answer. Those in turn are clues for the section's final answer. The five final answers form a subjective list composed by me. ...
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Crosswordus archibaldii

Solve the clues and place the answers into the grid to find a final one-word answer. Mepyceroѕ aelampus Рymaliscus dagargus Lumaliscus danatus jimela Grilvicapra symmia ...
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How much do you know about the internet?

The Internet The internet is a marvelous invention. Did you know it was created by the government in the sixties, but made popular in the nineties? Today everyone uses it, and it is becoming an ...
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Just a simple riddle

You can see me running but no legs can be seen. I like to return to places I've just been. Sometimes I get all angry and mad. So I love to wrap up warm with my dad. Often I'll just jump left ...
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A rodent cooking pasta

A fair-haired small rodent with cherubic gaze was cooking string pasta in Occidental ways. A Monegasque prince was the person who pays, metallic drugs brought each man to a haze. An evil ...
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The Wheel of Judas

I was studying up on some pretty archaic methods for testing intelligence and I came across one called The Wheel of Judas. It is said that if you were able to fully solve the wheel that you were a ...
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Intersecting Universes

The answer to this crossword is a pair of separate but thematically related video games which have or had releases this year. Clues ...
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I live in a spaceship

I live in a spaceship that travels so 快地, along with a doctor who I find 真帅的, my features are 美丽, my name rhymes with 内力, it's my job to fix if the engine goes 坏了. Who am I?
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Welcome to the Cubic Zoo!

Welcome to the Cubic Zoo! Thank you for accepting our invitation to witness history in the making! My name is Amanda and I'll be your tour guide! Today marks a great achievement for the known world, ...
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Planning a round-the-world trip

My friend is preparing for her upcoming round-the-world trip and is excitedly making lists of places she wants to visit. She sent me a list of her current top 20 destinations. Mostly I see what the ...
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Is connect-wall a myth?

Note: Despite the fact that the clues appear to be cryptic ones they do not truly and completely follow the rules of cryptic clues. They do have some resemblance to them, though. A list of the clues (...
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Hey diddle diddle, the big cat in the riddle

Okay I've written a bad rhyming story that is mostly fluff, but hidden in this story there are two(2) things that symbolise a place on Earth. One thing symbolises a Country whilst the other a City ...
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Follow the Crumbs #1

(This is a new format I wanted to play with. I'll post it as-is to start with and add clues around how to go about it if needed. Hopefully someone will first pick up the idea and follow the crumbs ...
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Michael Myers left me a note!

I came back from my run the other day and found this note left on my kitchen table. It was a terrifying experience when I learned it was from the masked psychopath Michael Myers himself. I really don'...
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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Show White, ...bits in a byte, ...tripod's upright, ...and a number that is quite lucky at least in my opinion. Then there's you plus... ...
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Riddle me this, birdman

I wanted to write a riddle in the form of a story, so here we are. Hope you like it. This is the story of great birds, two. Around and around in the sky, they flew. One remained small, while ...
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Can you follow Directions?

Unemployed? Lk no further! Are you: Able to follow directions? Able to read Flowcharts? Highly motivated? Able to count on your hands and feet without utilizing your big toes and thumbs? Well ...
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Four Directions #14 - Where and what am I?

To my North is a place that means Warrior King To my East is a whole town made of books. To my South there's a very cold airfield for bridge dwellers. To my West lies the mouth of a ...
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Songsmiths and dictators

Russian to infamous Soviet dictator. Spanish to liquefied timepiece creator. English to songsmith with capital name. French to one whose end in Waterloo came. What are we listing?
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Four Directions #12 - Where and what am I?

To the South is the jewel in the ring you can't wear To the East was envisioned a mountain pair To the North climb a tree to work your own way To the West are buildings that don't see ...
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I Can Be Two Different Things, Literally

Haven't seen a Riley in a while so I decided to make one RIDDLE My prefix is a program But it is also a software My infix is found in almost everywhere Although it is ...
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Four Directions #9 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a fortress containing a rose. To the West is a place that may leave you aghast. To the South stay on track to see where it goes. To the East is a place you won't find in the ...
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Two worlds diverged in a person's mind

A strange fellow in a cloak approached me and asked if I liked games. When I said yes, he gave me this note and said the two related final answers would be important to me. Now I ap proach, and ask ...
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Four Directions #8 - Where and what am I? (fan-made)

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations. To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations. To the south is a seat of a union's operations. To the east is a site of devout lapidations. ...
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Four Directions #7 - Where and what am I?

To the North, take a horse to find something delightful To the West, a game piece that was tight with Paul To the South, he can't smell, although he wasn't spiteful To the East, you might see ...
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Four Directions #6 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by metazen's riddles, I have decided to create my own To my west are a bunch of crooks To my north is a special fruit To my east is somewhere everyone wants to be To my ...
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Different Teapot Riddle - fanmade

As inspired by @gabbo1092 in the first of this kind of riddle (see this for an example of how the answer works), I thought I'd come up with another riddle. Rules: I will give you a number of clues. ...
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Four Directions #5 - Where and what am I?

To the West, they are young and grand To the North, they are high and briny To the East, they are enchanting and jolly To the South, they are rising and shiny I'm all at once and none at ...
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See me once, see me twice #5

Here I am again with a fifth See me once riddle. Have fun finding the answer! see me once, I'm taped together as a twist. see me twice, used by both chef and geologist. see me once, icky ...
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Boastful demographics

I don't want to brag or anything, but I have more... ...Azerbaijanis than Azerbaijan. (3) ...Macedonians than Macedonia. (2) ...Congolese than the Republic of Congo. (7, 15) ...Georgians than ...
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Four Directions #4 - Where and what am I?

To the North a dusty foot philosopher was born To the South as you go, the colder the weather To the West is a brown leaf - wait is that a horn? To the East is a place to get back together I'm with a ...
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Do you like puzzles?

I hope this isn't too easy, nor too hard; this is my first enigmatic puzzle! Good luck to you all, and have fun! I like puzzles. What Do you like puzzles Yes That is why you ...
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No pharaohs here, move along

A bowl can hold my start in place, But try not catch one with your face. No continent do I embrace; You may think "pharaohs" – not the case. A Dutchman caught me in his sight, But ...
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A la la Lord Raven

A friend created a shopping center killer whale, thereby confusing the calm pro-llama DEA. (15) The tavern string instrument is not available if you're walking sideways like an ole crab. (9) After ...
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Four Directions #3 - Where and what am I?

To the North, a mule may serve you in copper. To the South, you may end up rich or a pauper. To the West, "Keep it Weird" you may hear them mutter. To the East, if you visit, bring plenty of butter. ...