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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Identify me through my hobbies [closed]

Rule: I will be posting one hobby per day (in no particular order)(was that a hint?) until the riddle is found. The riddle's answer is the name of either the real human or their persona. I ...
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A very strange character

My mouth can kill, but my eyes can only damage. Religious people turn into atheists because of the offhand positions my golf ball is in. I conceal what I wish to, as small people tend to do. I'm an ...
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I am enclosed by rock and ice - What am I?

I am completely enclosed by rock and ice. I see no light of day. No human has ever been here, but if you could come here then you wouldn't know what time of day it is. What am I?
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How to load balls on conveyor belt? [closed]

A conveyor belt that carries one ball in each of its fixed size slot has to be mechanically loaded from a crate full of balls. The balls are different in size but no ball is greater than the size of ...
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It is a very big state: Says Grandpa

"Wow, this is a very big country, our USA" Said Grandpa. He was looking at the USA map. "Everyone knows that" My two cents. "Did you know that California is twice as big as Nebraska?" "Could ...
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White to mate in 2

This is a cryptic crossword puzzle. Clues are normal, however some entries clash with one another. Each such clash is resolved by adding the clashing letters using the standard A1-Z26 numerology, ...
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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Yes indeed, an Outlaw from the past

I am an outlaw from way past. Not real though. Look at me forward, backward, or upside down, I remain exactly the same. Yes indeed, no change. Can you guess?
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My Boss Gave Me A Task

This is an original puzzle. My first. Hope you enjoy it. Inside my lunchbox My charge goes every night, Stored in my cupboard Until brought back first light. You see, boss gave me a ...
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Can you help find my mistake?

I wrote this short story a while back, but I'm afraid I made a mistake. Can you spy it for me? This puzzle is from CG. with love. Good luck I once knew a Young Young lad The Guy was Young Lewis ...
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What does all this mean? He wondered

When he woke up, he found himself in a beautiful but strange place. He could hear the sound of ocean waves and feel the warm breeze. “Where am I?” he wondered. He started walking towards the nearest ...
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Captain Pun's favourite animals

My good friend Captain Pun's party was a truly excellent event. His new boat - the venue - was a beautiful thing to behold, decorated throughout with nonograms in frames (as anybody who knows him ...
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Repeat 16x full and many fragments. By your obese guy (or thin?)

Always correct approximately this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Inspect (split to third) this thing this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Note: The ...
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A riddle set in White Plume Mountain

I'm going to run the D&D adventure White Plume Mountain, and I want to replace one of the puzzles with a good riddle. Here's what I've got so far:
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A famous dodecagon

A 12-sided polygon (Dodecagon) has the property, that neighbouring sides appear 4 times in a ratio of 1:1 and 8 times in a ratio of 7:6. Where can such a Dodecagon be found?
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Freddy Krueger's Lullaby

1, 2. Freddy is drawing eyeballs. 2½, 3. One iris got bigger. 3½, 4. The other got bigger. 5, 6. Aura passes from and to irises. [NUMBERS REDACTED] Never ...
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Don't touch my curve

What the heck is this? A zero, or not? Him after me, no more problem. Take the fourth and the fifth. You want some uniform? Take my test. But don't touch my curve. It's in one piece, ...
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I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? [closed]

I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? It's from a Swarovski crystal game I'm playing
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The five letter word

I will absorb everything, in some of your jewelries. People call me the highest, only to some proper me. Modulo by the highest me, there are so few trees. Modulo by me being 2357, there ...
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Anagram for Umbrella, misspelled

I see you as a circle. You see me as a point. And when you need direction I never disappoint. You see me when you're sleeping, And oft when you awake (Even in the daytime I sit and burn and bake). ...
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Wrap your head around this treasure hunt

You are participating in a treasure hunt, with the following instructions: X N F I I S + N I G B W P Tired sunrays ...
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A big playhouse

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one probably requires a bit of googling. Enjoy! Final answer: (8) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Which other color belongs in the group?

Group 1: brown, white, green, gray, ___________ Group 2: all other colors Exactly one other color belongs in group 1. Which color is it (i.e. fill in the blank), and why?
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Three Fathers Gathered

Three Fathers gathered Cross a score minus two The Assembled Ones gathered Cross a score plus five To rebut the Rebuttals Cross five score minus five Handed down their Decrees ...
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Grandpa really likes these brands [closed]

Grandpa is a foodie. But he is also kind of picky He likes Sara Lee but not Betty Crocker He likes Hershey but not Godiva He likes Carling but not Sapporo I wonder why.
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Zed's E-mail: My Good Ol' Uncle Sugar

My friend Gabby and I constantly look out for each other. Just the other day, she received a strange message from what I thought was an uncle of hers. "Problem is," she started with a worried look, "I ...
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Party Time with Captain Pun

The other day my good friend Captain Pun invited me to a party on board his new boat. "What will the dress code be?" I asked. Captain Pun said he'd email me the details. Later that day I received ...
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The answer to this puzzle is a three letter word

Easy riddle. Even kids should be able to get this. In the end, the answer to this puzzle is a three letter word and also a single letter. Ignore the Excel sheet lines Hint Each row is a clue ...
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By what means does the King wage war?

A King over all The nations will fall His garment of white Its hem stained red The darkness made light For sinners he bled In one hand a sword The word of his power In the other a ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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Mostly One Way Travel : Says Grandpa

"You know these tiny travelers?" says Grandpa "Billions of them! Born to travel. They have travelled to all continents, nations, and towns." "But they always need help, a chaperone so to ...
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Replace “?” in a squence of numbers

Replace the "?" in the following sequence:$ $ 2 7 10 13 14 22 26 27 28 31 49 53 54 57 78 79 ? 90 101 106 109 110 111
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Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was ...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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Weren't we supposed to know more of the story by now…?

This happened almost exactly a decade ago, so excuse me if I get some of the details wrong. I overheard a couple of people talking about somebody I assumed was a mutual acquaintance who had died very ...
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Three Tongues of Rock

Three tongues of rock My royal decree To ancient lore would hold the key Who am I?
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What's the girl's name? [closed]

Here is what happened: He sailed along 25 reefs, passing 1 chameleon, in order to see her sweet bosoms. What's her name? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Captain Pun's new boat

My good friend Captain Pun has bought a new boat. "And this is a picture of its sail!" he said, showing me this: "Solve the nonogram and you'll soon know what type of boat it is!" Can you solve ...
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Name the product

I’m from northwestern Europe. I have a two-word name, and each word has six letters. If you take the first two letters of my first name, plus the first two letters of my last name, it spells a new ...
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Excavation Study

Layer by layer, we continue our journey to the center. Excavation area (in order) Excavation plans Expect plenty of overlap! Answer is a thematic phrase. Text transcript of the excavation area (...
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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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An original non-recursive sequence

16, ?, 19, ?, ?, 15, 16, 9, ?, ?, 14, ?, ?, ?, ?, 1 According to my measure, this sequence is more original than that of Fibonacci. Replace the question marks with the missing numbers.
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Puzzling is a Forte of Mine

(Click image for larger size) Answer is a two-word phrase. Text transcript of the clues (for copy-paste purposes) ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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The Root is Constantly Changing

A negative sign is not a Peanuts character! -264.66409225 -462.71021449 -20.60615236 -21.38877504 -92.13888121 -213.77948944 -58.14977536 -276.29420841 -242.07314569 -276.16789489 ...
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What is in those numbers?

" I am famous" declared Tom, flashing a newspaper. He showed me some scribbled numbers."Because of this, I made the papers" He said. 8 = 4 8 = 3 6 = 2 6 = 3 3 = -1 ...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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A letter sequence with curious repetitions

There was a time when I created some letter series puzzles. This one is an old one. Replace the question marks. P, Ca, ?, ?, O, Ca, P, Ca, ?, ?, ?, Ca Hints(1-3): I will reveal three question marks....