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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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The entire thing

She gave to me: ...
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Shady business in the local paper

I work as a delivery man for our local newspaper and noticed something that has my alarm bells ringing. The embassy of Warfaretania has ordered exactly nine issues of our paper, from December 1 ...
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Calling all number sequence lovers!

What number follows in this sequence 93 1 855 45 593 500 241 ?
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Sukarno's Holocene Extinction Discovery

You are a renowned paleobiologist who travels the world and evaluates recent discoveries. You recently were contracted to fly to Jakarta University and check in with one of their researchers. You ...
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What was in the dead person's bag? [duplicate]

There are two people—they went to the city, and one of them died. The dead person's bag is closed and the living person's bag is open. What was in the dead person's bag?
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Guess the driver which never breaks the driving rules?

Guess the driver ?? There is one driver which never goes against the rules. Which driver never breaks the rules or laws of driving ?? Is there any driver you know who did the same ?? Name that ...
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Anime guess Riddle #8

Like in my seventh part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve it! I hope you have fun :) This time I've updated the Pokemon theme so it fits ...
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Ideological rebus

The answers form one word. #1 #2 #3 #4 Hint for #3: Image credits: clue 1 #1: dtstuff9, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue 1 #2: See Li, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue 1 #3: Mingle Media TV, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue ...
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Iconic Places and 820.5: Grandpa's silly math

This riddle could be considered short and sweet and may need some lateral thinking. Grandpa says to me with a mischievous smile: "Hope you know your famous iconic places or landmarks. Show ...
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This way to the supermarket

An employee is tasked with writing a temporary sign to deal with a diversion. It must be written in English and one other language. The employee speaks passable English and comes up with the ...
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What are some good resources to practice logical puzzle-solving? [closed]

I currently own this book called "Algorithmic Puzzles" by Anany and Maria Levitin, and I am having a hard time getting through the higher level problems. I have always been interested in logical ...
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Matchmaking in Animalia

These animals are wrongly paired: (1) Luscinia megarhynchos & (2) Oriolus traillii (3) Python regius & (4) Electrophorus electricus (5) Apis mellifera (Q) & (6) Lucanidae (7) ...
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Reverse Puzzling 5

(Continued thematically from here) "George, you know this puzzle?" I asked. "Oh yes, of course. And I much prefer this version to the French one." "Yes, it's much better." I agreed. "So you can ...
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How can the younger one reach Bar Mitzvah age first? [closed]

A Bar Mitzvah is a ceremony which takes place on the 13th year of a Jewish male’s life (to the day). How could it exist that [of two Jewish boys] Jim would be born on the first day of the month and ...
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I send you all to the Connect-Wall

Here's a random code-wall for you though; I think of it as unfair to the point of impossible, but some people of this site never cease to surprise me. You need to split the 16 words into 4 groups, ...
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I'm a predator I have a pray

I'm a predator I have a pray I'm a predator I have a pray Make sure you stay away Since my laser glowing eyes Will keep me safe from flies I'm a predator I have a pray They always say ...
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A rare glimpse into a puzzlesmith's workshop

Note: The introductory text is only for flavour. All information needed to solve the puzzle is in the images below. Feel free to skip ahead to where it says "puzzle starts here". Prologue It was a ...
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Anime guess Riddle #7

Like in my sixth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a picture riddle:
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Anime guess Riddle #6

Like in my fifth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a rebus riddle:
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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...
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What ARE they talking about?

The other day I was in a group chat on that brilliant messaging app WhatsGoinOn? when some banter between a few of my friends totally baffled me. We had been getting nostalgic - talking about all the ...
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Bearer O'Riley!

My prefix is words you should not care. My suffix is the birth of the dragon chair. My infix is the exit from the angel lair. My whole is the result of what I bear. What am I? Hint: ...
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Mysterious Magical Donuts

When hungry, I like to make friends. After eating a donut, I become terribly violent. After eating two, I might punch you, or I might befriend you. Who am I, and what are these donuts made of? big ...
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Cassocks and castles

I start at one end of the table. Replace my ending with a ton of ice, and I sip my beer. Then remove my ending, and I sit in a Scandinavian castle. Put a girl in between, and I walk around in my ...
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Chinese Sports Competition

A new fantastic sport has gripped China called MetalBall! All city teams have picked mascots/emblems and registered one of three separate divisions. All city teams are listed below in alphabetical ...
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Wordplay in an unknown domain

I took the name of a XYZ. It starts with a XYZ. I picked even letters only. The result contains only letters which are in <...
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A ruthless savage

I'm from a Muslim country, but practise no religion myself. I have killed over eighty people. I've never been convicted, not once even been to court. They would have no case ...
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The Missing Taste

After a tiring soccer match which I absquatulated because I got insulted all the time by my own teammates, I went to my regular restaurant and ordered a fancy sashimi “the agushi special” but the ...
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I can't remember what I was doing last night

I can't remember what I was doing last night... Could you help me figure out what I was doing? This is what I can remember... I was standing in a room. Some guy from another country, ...
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One at a Time Riddle

This riddle borrows a format from Guess me riddle #4 by Quark-epoch. The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is a green cut-out vital sign. My second ...
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Wikipedia Says So #3

Previous puzzles in series: #1, #2 A reference to the order to cite The works of those who write And star and edit And even more get credit! It's about the boring part of the night. Hint 1:...
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A Christmas Gift

Thanksgiving done and Christmas around the corner. Both mom and dad were whispering in the hallways glancing over their shoulders to ensure no one was listening. I knew they were planning something ...
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Anime guess Riddle #5

Like in my fourth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) When the plants are cutted, by the ...
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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Guess what letter conforming each word

This is an entry in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet. 1 letter only could be mean anything. With an additional letter in front, could be used as medicine component and something ...
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Called by human names, we always existed

We are like sinful dwarves, or wonders that glisten. One of us is there to listen. One of us is there to cook. Another, at night, is there to look. One is the leader to show the way. One does what is ...
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A Trio Of Siblings

Separated, we are nobodies-- unknown, except to a select few. Together, we are a celebrity-- the entire world looks up to us. You may find us in the darkest of times, when we succor ...
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The thousand-year enigma

Three two and five versus one five and three twos, sellable merchandise made out of these clues, latter being northern the first's in the east, country's name one thousand years back at least. ...
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Anime guess Riddle #4

Like in my third part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Braveheart story ...
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A Name That Everyone Knows

My children are tall; My grandchildren are shorter, but sit above everyone else; My name is a joke--the kind that immature children make; Some hail me by another tag, but my first is more famous....
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Ollie really wanted the soup

Coworkers Eddie M. and Ollie G. are going to lunch. They're standing in line to get some soup and talking about their day. Eddie: ...long story short, we had to dig up the metadata from some ...
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Wikipedia Says So #2

Previous puzzle of this kind: #1 A bird without wing, body, feet or tail, An invention am I who can effortlessly sail. I am unlike my lowly brothers who only deliver mail; Surging over the ...
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Was it a Bird I Heard?

I was taking a walk, trying hard to unwind but was suddenly startled by a swoosh! from behind This sound was soon followed by an "eek!" overhead but before I could see what it was, it had fled. I didn'...
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Anime guess Riddle #3

Like in my second part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) So Mr. ... youre ...
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A tribute to Stan Lee [closed]

Start Here One answer will lead you to the next question
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Anime guess Riddle #2

Like in my first part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) My MC is the ...
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Short, but it shouldn't be sweet

Inspired by Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet, this puzzle suddenly appeared in my head: "When American prefer to bring milk rather than water they will be called _____(5)." ...
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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Happy Holidays; here's a Riley!

It's been a while since I've posted a riddle of any kind, and I figure I'll post an easy one. As always, good luck to all of you and I hope you enjoy it! Oh, and happy holidays! Jasmin, or juniper, ...
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Novel cob pebble

Once raided by someone who sounds like five hundred, or something that crashed on Armenian highlands, like luminous city's triumphant landmark, a 40's gun disjoined by queen saying "aah". ...