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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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A trip around the United Kingdom?

Last year, I visited the following towns and cities in the UK, in order, following a specific route Huddersfield Portsmouth Grantham Sutton Edinburgh Giffnock London Eastbourne Where ...
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Some luck involved

Can you guess the theme? Note: Rather easy if you have the knowledge, despite my efforts to toughen it up, so please no image search!
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They all relate to one thing

1: $60$ $60$ $60$ 2: $\frac{n(n+1)(2n+1)}{6}$ 3: $\sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}$ 4: $\frac{21}{7}$ 5: 25, 36, ? 6: $>90$ Find what all of these mean or what they represent (What I ...
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A short puzzle especially for social isolation time

Solve the following analogy. ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as". Text only:
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Pretty lame reviews.. Why do people want this?

Browsing an online store, you see this product. The reviews are pretty low, but it seems many people want it. What is it ?
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My friend's next country

My friend gave me this puzzle. Here is the list of the places I went to, in this particular order, and their scores. United States (USA) 1890.19 Soviet Union (URS) 860.14 France (FRA) 749.02 ...
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Why did she choose O6G?

He gave her 8 choices. 7 lead to death, one lets her continue. O6A O6B I6C U6D I6E I6F O6G O6H Of course, he knew she had no idea. He turned the hour glass and gave her 5 items from his suitcase....
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Usually in games!

Try to replace the question mark with the help of the clue! The clue will make you understand what those symbols represent. Now you just have to find the pattern! (The vertical bars are just there to ...
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The Alchemist goes missing

He hadn't been responding to emails for days. When he was deeply involved in his work, delays were not uncommon, but not this long. Something was clearly amiss. Something had happened to my long time ...
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A descriptive cake

A 'geezer' walks into a bakery. The man is covered from top to bottom with tattoos - on his face, on his shoulders... even arrow tattoos on his fingers. He has dropped by to hand in a design for a ...
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The answer to this visual puzzle is a name

The answer to this visual puzzle is a name
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What is Austria?

IF New Zealand is 64 Argentina is 54 Then Austria is?? Need Two answers with explanation NO PARTIAL ANSWERS PLEASE
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An awesome but unusual concert

Some times ago, I went to a concert, somewhere south of where I lived. Security had canines, but those were very unruly and attacked each other. When setting up my tent, I wanted to use a stone to ...
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How many “I”s am I talking about? : Asks Grandpa

Grandpa is sitting there with his poker face "Tell me son" He says calmly. "If 4Js equal 12Is 4Ks equal 14Is How many Is does 1Q equals? And no, it is not 6.5 or 6. And while you ...
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the ...
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Help Kevin come out of this mysterious world!

Kevin is stuck in a mysterious world. Your task is to help him find the correct route to get back to Earth. He finds the following pieces of paper on the ground. Kevin collects these notes and ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Up, down, left, right

Right 1. Stop behind fashionable content (6) 4. Wingspan is chosen to cover language for left clues (8) 10. Former students crossed feet and consumed metal compounds (9) 11. Six losses to start with? ...
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The Single Digit - a chess riddle

In front of you lies a safe. Within the safe, you are aware, lie the AI-discovered secrets to solving the game of chess - indeed, every one of its complexities, all of its unknowns, implausibly ...
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Insufficient facts

Some wear gold; some wear blue; Some wear red while watchest you. Some are brown; some are yellow. All aboard would save their fellow. Flights of fancy, flights of risk, Flights beyond our orb'ting ...
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You don't know what this means

What name is missing from the second place in the following line? Rembrandt ? Heinrich Replace the question mark. Hint 2
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The bird with the ball

An evil bird snatched the ball but the people burst in laughter. An angry devil tried to kill the bird but the bird never died. Who is this crazy bird? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4 [added ...
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What is my brother?

My little brother likes puzzles a lot, and recently he started making his own. The first ones were simple, but his newest got me good. He always describes one word with simple but not too revealing ...
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Make Some Homophonous Noise [closed]

How many homophones can be used in a single sentence? Rules: Sentences must be English. (no foreign words, like see & si (si is "yes", in Spanish) Sentences can not be a setup to list homophones....
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A set of eight related to eight

The 36 words below comprise a set of eight related to eight, a set of seven related to seven, a set of six related to six, and so on. Which word belongs to the set of one? ...
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…vs VTE(next to)

What do these letters and numbers below represent? After you've figured that out, replace the three question marks! LXE 329, CIE 266, PNS 260, KPE 141, HCQ 132, LZE 122, FVS 111, DIG 101, VTE 100, ...
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No trap in this one

This visual puzzle resolves to a number. HINT Hint2 Hint3
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Check my drawing skills!

I was never too good at drawing, but... if this is the case, there is a word associated with this bmp image. Find out which one. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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You can't reach the answer

I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went, Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach. But I'm really a creature that you've never seen: My home is remote as it's possible to be. Though I ...
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The Great Vowelburger™ Theft

You can find the first Vowelburger™ Riddle here Local Vowelburger™ business has been booming lately, which has been great for our CEO's retirement plans. Unfortunately, all those profits have ...
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A horror from the past

When the word horror is about to fall, This person sits in a throne above all. All life ends at one point, for bringing them back makes them another worlds joint. While the death are having a ...
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One is outstanding, another doesn't belong : Says Grandpa

"Here is a group of words with a specific property-- except for one", said Grandpa. He had his Merriam Webster dictionary out. I looked at them. Raking Finest Latest Parent ...
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Usually by algorithm's, but not in this case

The task is to decipher the picture below and then replace the question marks!
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Who am I? From the family Adams

I am the biggest in my family. We are very close despite some living in different countries. Let me introduce us: We are the family Adams. There are a lot of families like us: The Harrisons for ...
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Harry Potter Ditloids

Each of the 15 lines below represent a phrase related to Harry Potter. For example: $$\text{1994 I W the W C} = \text{1994 Ireland Wins the World Cup}$$ Can you figure out the rest? $$\text{150 P ...
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My Parts Are The First Parts

Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P) My beginning is the first part of a type or an action. For type, two is normal, some use more for different traction. My ...
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The LEGO house cipher

This is a true story... Today I am at home looking after my daughter who is off sick from school. We spent some time this morning playing with LEGO and built a house. Not just any house though - ...
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Once they thought that I am a hoax - What am I?

Once they thought that I am a hoax. I am venomous and I can detect electric fields. What am I?
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What is the (apparently) next number in the sequence?

$42, 62, 67, 14, 27, 45, 4, 14\dots$ This is the number sequence which does not appear in OEIS and actually has little to do with maths. To find the next number, please look at the title and the tags!...
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What on earth is Grandpa talking about?

Grandpa was holding something and looking at it curiously. "What is that in your hand Grandpa?" I inquired. "A map son" I moved closer. Weird map, I thought. Bunch of planets and sun. "That ...
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Changing the system

Solve the clues, fit them into the crossword grid, and discover (via the shaded and circled cells) a 9-letter pun. Use this and the answers you have found to explain what's going on here! Clues: ...
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My initials are MC

My initials are M.C. and know me please do; I'm related in essence to many a crew; My syllables count four, Same for vowels I'm sure; Now please decide which are false and are true: ...
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Simply put, my son's baseball team

...can't figure out what's going on with their home run statistics. In 2018, the team hit more dingers per game when at home than when away; in 2019, their totals waned dramatically but followed that ...
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A six letter Name

Can you figure this out? It's a name And a Surname An island A code Three US states And also elements A six letter word that ends in a college, that will need some ...
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On The Subject of ​?​?​?

(This is the last of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Note: Unlike previous ...
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Specialist sudoku

I know y'all want to be generalists or something, but here's a little sudoku for (geography) specialists. Enjoy. ABRAU ⋅ AGANTON ⋅ AKUSEKIJIMA ⋅ ALICE HOLT ⋅ ALTENBURG-NOBITZ ⋅ ANJEDIVA ⋅ ...
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An unknown table

Yesterday my nerdy roommate was playing his favorite videogame. After they finished, they left me this message: IwaendnIttocatuhgehtrusoimePnsoofkéamlonph As well as this table which I tried to ...
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Where are my five friends?

I was on a messaging app with four friends who were travelling all around the world. Here are the messages: Me: hi yall. where r u? Message 1: i am in a big city in asia. Over 3 million ...
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Our team finally won the bronze!

Our team has really made it. We managed to win the bronze despite finishing on the 16th place. While our oldest member is only sixteen, the youngest of us is over one hundred (and we expect him to ...
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Once There Were Nine

My prefix took you to my infix, you see; My suffix is you wishing a relationship to be. I was once united by a piece of jewelry - What is the word that is me?

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