Questions tagged [knowledge]

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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Just or hoax - who is he?

In one language just, in another language hoax. Who is he?
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Where does my friend live? 4

My friend, Sev, sent me some clues to tell where he is: Hinder, order, tales, existence, diary, razor, THREE Using these clues, I could figure out where he is. Can you get the answer?
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Sophie's Puzzle

My smart and beautiful daughter Sophie gave me this puzzle the other day... What do each of these letters and numbers stand for and why? -4 + R = AOTC -4 + PA = SR 11 + P = OA 17 + DOTM = CES 18 +...
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Where does my friend live? 3

One of my friend in America has sent me some codes to show where he lives. ROY, LYS, INI, RAC, NIL, ROE, RAM, YES, CIT, DOH, SAM, IHS Can you figure out where in America he is?
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Where does my friend live? 2

Another of my friend gave me this code to show where he live: RODA, NAYU, GURU, GARA, MOLO, ZENE, LIZA, ANIT, ELIH, IVIL, ANIR Can you figure out where he lived
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Word Chain based on Codename

This is a different format of the famous CODENAMES game. In this game a ONE WORD clue is given which can connect that clue to multiple words. Like a clue "Hand" can connect to words like ...
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Try to decipher this puzzle; It's cipher is historical

A individual known for Polygraphiae... Gpqg atxr bqocq, ucl tzv rip gkmv iu ydw ynpa nkdk? Gvxi jamy dj przcl Gagmguon sd droabp, jxughv rge cgvx! Luvl fycw! If too hard, ask for a clue and you will ...
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What must we remember in October 2020?

Who wears the olive wreath with who lives in the trash they do a ballroom martial art and you heard it more than once
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Riley Reddit - Music Edition

A redditor named u/stanley_tweed posted this request to identify a certain song. I happen to know the song, so I decided it would be nice to make a Riley Riddle out of it. According to his post: the ...
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What do I want?

I will give you some clues to figure out what I want. Quick facts: The new SI unit of $10^3$ kilogrammes is a ton. A wrist is made up of eight total bones. A literature "On The Of Species" ...
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My name is the same as my nationality

My name is the same as my nationality. I was considered as one of the best in my sport, but I never scored. Who am I?
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Gladys's Double-Letter Cryptic

This is part 8 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm enjoying some quiet time after a long flight. As you know I'm at least as much a fan of places of worship as the next ...
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Where does my friend live?

When I asked my friend who lives overseas where he lives, he gave me a code: MBOD, DONE, ETNA, LAYS, ANMA, PINE, ILAN, PORE, RUNE, ESTE The country where he lives is not included in the code, where he ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Is the election over yet?

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined; in this puzzle, the clues are ...
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Birds, an animal and a creature in the Kingdom

Three colorful birds, one tropical From African lands a wild animal A made-up creature, beautiful, magical Keeping order in the streets, we are essential Who are we?
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History function

Can you tell the next element of this history function? It is meant and important that mathematics tag isn't here! I save you the time to search on OEIS, you won't ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Bumper Crop!

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten FIFTEEN thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition ...
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Gladys's Word Search Cryptic

This is part 7 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, I have to say that I didn't quite get enough of the sun and sea in my last stop, so I've decided to come to another place that has ...
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[PUZZLE TITLE REDACTED]

One of my good friends is a scientist, working for some kind of radio telescope organization - I forget the name, but maybe it started with an S? Anyway, she told me that yesterday her team picked up ...
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Is there a mistake in this vast rebus?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words; that may be a slight exaggeration in this case, but the words in this case are timeless. I present to you a puzzle which is quite simple (albeit large) ...
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Order within order

Here's a little sequence of letters & numbers arranged in a specific way. Without yet giving away anymore info other than the title, the tag and that this sequence is complete try replace the ...
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Where is the pilot flying to? (Third Destination)

After a close call with his first flight, and with the feds still scratching their heads with his second flight, Barry once again received the instructions for his next flight from The Don of the ...
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Gladys's Letter-Dropping Cryptic

This is part 6 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, My today's destination is a bit more of a mainstream tourist spot than some of the other stops on my journey. I'm definitely going ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Flowing ever on

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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Are you guys ready for a QUESTion?

Chase me and my feet are not slow Catch me then skywards I go What am I? Hints: Last hint:
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Someone Shoot Me!

Real-life situation, this time. I was at work the other day and had just done something. I needed to tell a coworker he needed to do it as well, but he was on the phone at the time. Not wanting to ...
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An eye for style

My colour-blind friend and I play in the same Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Our party had just died in a horrendously managed battle against a dracolisk (seriously, don't ask!) and so we were back to ...
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Gladys's Extra Word Cryptic

This is part 5 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, This is my most remote destination so far. The views out here are breathtaking, although from what I hear this place is even more ...
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Following Rotting Links

Here's some examples of rotting links. Why are they rotting, and what links them? Lebanon - ROT -> Slovenia Monaco - ROT -> Slovenia European Union - ROT -> Slovenia - ROT -> Antarctica ...
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What is a “ B & A” puzzle?

I think this type of puzzle format is a bit different from some you already have seen. I call them B & A puzzles. After you solve them you will likely know what that means. There are six seperate ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Belt it out

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. In this puzzle, the order of ...
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Wordmorphs IN SPACE!

The year is 21XX. Space tourism is easy and affordable. You decide to spend your next vacation hopping from planet to planet, hanging out with aliens and so forth. To that end, you rent a WordMorphian ...
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Another bird-brained puzzle

A few days ago, this lovely community helped me track down my ornithologist birdbrain of a partner. Today, I've lost him again, and it might be a little tougher to find him! After all, he’s very ...
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A stopped watch shows correct time ---

You know the old saying A slow or fast running watch is worse than a stopped (broken) watch. At least the stopped watch shows correct time twice a day! Here is a challenge: A person was wearing a ...
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What are your Initial Impressions?

What are the letters in capitals below hinting at and what is their theme? RDDHIKGHBRMH Good luck! Hint:
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Gladys's Scrambled Cryptic

This is part 4 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm visiting a wonderful old castle surrounded by picturesque woodland. You may have noticed that I'm not exactly taking the ...
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Where is the pilot flying to? (Second destination)

After a very close call the last time he was making a flight for the mafia, Barry received a new set of orders for his next flight. The Don really loved his creative little puzzles, and Barry knew ...
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A bird-brained cipher

Today my partner, an avid ornithologist who I swear spends his whole day looking at codes and tables online, left me this cryptic clue when I asked where he had been all day. He complained about a ...
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A three-step puzzle

To figure out who I am, start by holding hands with my twin, then go up one floor and come back down. Then you'll have to take a deep breath and drop down three stories - you'll be fine if you don't ...
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I never reached nine

When I was one, I hid my species. When I was two, I was still light. When I was three, I gained weight. When I was four, I was many. When I was five, I was a kitty. When I was six, I was a bigger cat. ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Don't Drink the Blue Koolaid

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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Jail-Maze Crescendo: On charting a dot-path home

You wake up and find yourself lying on a cold, stone floor. Every part of you aches after your fall through the trapdoor. Ahead of you stands a wooden door, beyond which lies the labyrinth. Your ...
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Welcome to the Acme Corporation - please find your floor number

Welcome to the Acme Corporation. The Acme Corporation is the greatest company in the world, and it should be your utmost honor and privilege to be employed as an associate of the Corporation. The ...
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What does this program suffer from?

A program named Lxndr.exe along with a readme.txt suddenly appeared on my desktop. The readme reads I think I show some ...
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Covert Conversation - A North Daniels' Puzzle

It's very important to keep your login details secure, which might entail not writing it down, encrypting them, or using a password manager. What you should not do is save them on some random USB and ...
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After the funeral

The mood was sombre in the lawyer’s office. Eight members of the Picodie family gathered together to hear the reading of their recently deceased father’s will. Around the table sat Eli, Ron, Agnes, ...
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Twenty Troubles

What does this list represent? 20 (e.g.) 20 (exactly) 20 (compared to 350) 20 (compared to 3) 20 (e.g.) 20 (when scored by the NY Giants in 1991) 20...21...22...23... 20 (when the last in this list) ...
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Break into Goldbach's safe

You need to unlock a safe by typing in the correct password. All you have is the following note: ...
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The mystery keyboard - what was the message?

Inspiration for this puzzle Here is a picture of my actual computer keyboard. I posted it here originally. https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/23760/i-like-my-computer-keyboard-but-the-...
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Coin in a jar trick

A jar with a single key inside has its lid closed shut. How can you get the key out? The jar is glued to the table, and the lid is stuck as well. Your solution should be quick (a minute max).

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