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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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The marvelous puzzling space prize

Prologue Three friends wanting to earn the marvelous puzzling space prize offered by a supercomputer, joined a competition. Here are the competition's rules they read out in the competition ...
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A splash of Minecraft?

I was playing Minecraft the other day and came across a beautiful splash message. Subsequently, I was inspired to create a puzzle for it. Svir, look out below! Shorty's slang stays surprisingly stout....
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When was Ensquare born?

Professor Matlogic posed this question to his smartest math student: "Famous mathematician Ensquare was born on this day, this month and this year AD at this time (hour and minutes) pm. True to ...
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A familiar sequence?

D 11876 h 18422 R 5373 G 19114 S ? What number is represented by the question mark?
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Some say, obsessed

The final answer consist of 11 letters and i'm looking for a name! After you find the answer to the puzzle above, use this (to get the final answer): 107 71 Hint1 Hint2
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What is a Scary Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it a Scary Number™. Use ...
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When will I see my friend?

My friend and I both sing in the choir of our local episcopal church, but our choir director is really strict. He doesn't like people talking much. At our last rehearsal, right at the end of a break, ...
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👎💑😐Scrambled emoji tale❤️👩⭐ #3️⃣

Today is July, 17th - World Emoji Day 📅 🥳 So, today is time to post a new scrambled emoji tale. 😂😂😂😂 This is the emoji tale #3️⃣. Click here and here to see the previous two. Since my previous ...
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Seasons pass within a day. Where am I?

Seasons pass within a day and the sun moves in reverse. I am in love with this place. Where am I?
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What is Tom's sickness?

🌼1:3 ☀ 1:3 🍂1:3 ❄1:3 replace [☀2,❄1]: 💪 What is Tom's sickness? Disclaimer: Highly knowledgeable A funny hint:
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A Fiery Conversation

1st member: It's too cold. Hey, can you [my prefix] some wood to endure this blizzard? 2nd member: Of course. FEW MOMENTS LATER 2nd member: There's a [my prefix]oon outside. Hey, can you check whether ...
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The answer is what we all seek

Every nook and corner of each sentence provides you with a clue to each of the riddles. The answers combined will give you a question like what the last riddle says. And the answer to that is what we ...
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Not the way I usually look like

The answer to this puzzle is... well, you'll notice!
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What is the battle?

You wake up in a strange room. No one is there, as far as you can tell. But there are three doors, a piece of paper and a numpad, which is a standard keyboard. (this is N. O. T. a 'what door should ...
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---Lights out---

Little puzzle. Instructions: all don't repeat Hint Hint2
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King Albert VII

This is a themed cryptic crossword, with six answers following the theme. For further instructions and details, scroll past the crossword and clues. ACROSS 1. Without everyone, head off in area where ...
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A maze of placed faces

Twenty-nine images of famous people have been specifically selected and carefully placed so as to form a maze (below). However, two of the images - both of US Presidents - have been redacted (marked '...
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This rebus is gold (and loud)

What television programme does this rebus stand for? Why is the rebus gold* and loud? ...
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You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I?

You see what I am a part of every day, yet you never see me! What am I? Some clues? A5: The big, flying GG around me. B3: Red, yellow, green or blue will all work. B4: Hit my head too hard :( (It's my ...
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What is this group?

The chameleon and sphinx are examples of this. So are the birds and the bee's larder, if you are generous A clue: The sphinx has the fewest scales, and the bee's larder has the most Another clue: The ...
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An Altered List II

Yep, this is a series now. The following list of items has been altered. They all use some form of wordplay originating from the item, with some being very literal and straightforward, while others ...
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A Standard English Daily Routine

At 10:30, I shear some fleece. At 13:30, I grow a foot. At 16:00, I strut. At 16:30, I look at my palm. At 19:30, I set a trap. What am I? My first riddle involving lateral thinking, enjoy! Subtle ...
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Bread is bread but

Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat? Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses? Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on? Candies are candies but what candy ...
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An Altered List

The following list of items has been altered. They all use some form of wordplay originating from the item, with some being very literal and straightforward, while others are obscure and challenging. ...
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Hole community (HU)

Try make sense of the image below. Answer: 2 3 1 3 1 2
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Punctuation makes entertainment go round

Find two sequences of letters (that may or may not be words) such that when the first sequence is repeated in each cell in column 1 the second sequence is repeated in each cell of column 2 the ...
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A Deceitful Rebus

I am thinking of an image. Using Photoshop, paint, or your favorite image editor, create and post the image I am thinking of (any reasonable logical equivalent). To ensure this post isn’t flooded with ...
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Here's the song, now tell me the title!

You ever have it happen where you know how a song goes, but you forget its title? I've heard you guys are good at figuring stuff out for free, so I'll just drop some notes here and let you guys do ...
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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A rather odd tree

I was exploring an ancient garden. It seems the original inhabitants had long since left. One of the trees particularly struck me. Besides the delicious-looking red fruit the branches were twisted ...
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Introducing “Where?” - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Introducing the 'Where?' puzzle genre – a type of word association puzzle popularised by The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016). General instructions (adapted from the book): This puzzle type consists of an ...
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A brilliant Chemist— or not

"You know my friend Ben Rothersburger, right?", asked Grandpa. "No" I said "He is a brilliant chemist, I think. He told me that he can turn a radioactive metal into a gas!&...
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An airport authority's important message

A middle-aged man sat in a sofa in an air-conditioned room of an airport, staring at the officer facing him; the latter had her left hand on a small laptop. "I have a very important message for ...
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Zeno's unusual pets [closed]

Zeno's pets walked forever, yet never seemed to arrive where they were going. What were they? Hint
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Where is this coat of arms from? [closed]

My father found an old glass during a recent move and has no idea where it's from. It looks vaguely familiar to me (maybe all coats of arms look vaguely familiar), but I've looked up the places we're ...
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My zodiac sign is: [REDACTED]

The answer is my zodiac sign. κπτυχ | εηδμθ | βαγδι | γδεζθ | αβγδε+1 | βθ40pε | δεζφλ The answer to this is a sun, but that sun is inside the my constellation's zodiac sign.
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Around the world to a mystery country

What country does this picture represent? Please explain your reasoning. Some exhibits follow to help you out. Exhibits 1, 2, and 3 will get you started. Exhibit 4 will point your way. Disregard the ...
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At the Top of Their Game

Do you like cryptic crosswords and new ██████? So do I! Enjoy! Note: While it's (hopefully) possible to deduce the missing word in the flavour text, doing so is a bonus challenge that isn't required ...
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A series of strange codes

I made this code series for my computer science friends—they had fun solving it, and one of them told me I should put it up on this site, so here goes. The end of the code is rather unexpected! Each ...
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Create a folder using only the mouse [closed]

You are a programmer, you are on your way home from your boring work when suddenly a psychopath hits you on the head, kidnaps you and brings you to their secret den. You wake up in a dark room with ...
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Stuck in a storm. Where is Grandpa?

When Grandpa called, he sounded very unhappy. "I am supposed to be in Paris but here I am stuck in a storm!", he grumbled. "I am in the middle of nowhere. At the end of the line, front ...
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A Teacher's Mistake [closed]

A lady had two jobs. One of her jobs was to teach a high school math class part-time. . She was teaching math terminology (prefixes and suffixes). "Un(i) is 1. Bi is 2. Tri is 3. Quad is 4. ...
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The answer may not make sense to you

I am Half an idea Fifth of a cm Partly a reminder Fully a doctor And a desired statue Who am I?
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Grandpa's Crazy Math. Yes? No?

"This is really straightforward if you are from the other side of the pond", said Grandpa. "Put your lateral thinking hat on and prove this to me: Yes x No = VIIX Being from US, this ...
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Ancient math: a pill on the ground

There are 3 floors of a building. There are 3 sets of 4 people going to every floor one-by-one. There is a "pill" on the ground, which means nothing. What does this mean? Hint 1:
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A device he have a great interest in

A group of friends challenged Mark, the brightest among them, to an escape room challenge (two rooms). They know Mark have a wide range of knowledge. But for this one they thought even the bright Mark ...
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Scientific Discovery Rebus Puzzle

What scientific discovery is represented by the following image? NOTE: Some tags have been deliberately omitted since I don't wanna reveal too much 😊
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Interesting transformation of English letters

English letters are transformed like so: B → V C → S E → E H → N T → T Now what does P transform to and why?
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I will burn everything

I form especially close bonds with others. Remove my infix, and my superior quality is apparent. Remove my suffix, and you will become sick of me. Add a Cl to many of me, and I will burn your house ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion, take two

My attempted pub quiz/Only Connect wall question never got very close to a true answer, so here's another try. The ultimate wall was solved in less than an hour over in the Only Connect Facebook ...

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