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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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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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The Vatican Relic Heist

Deep within the catacombs of Rome, we discovered a secret entrance into the catacombs beneath Vatican City. Upon further exploration, we discovered a great vault. On the massive door of the vault is ...
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What's the word this cryptic message refers to?

Constantly move more than 1850 needles to renew your life!
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I Haven't Had the Pleasure

If... I hurled a dream into the reservoir But you shouldn't inquire why--my lips are sealed. When my aforementioned action had consequences, I was gazing at you. Move! And... I'm looking ...
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A trip around the United States

My journey so far has taken me to the following cities in order: New York (where I started from), Baltimore, Cincinnati, Sioux City, Monroe (La.), and Columbus (Ga.). What's my next stop? Hint:
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Contest winners cryptic clue

Winners of non-US weekly magazine challenge: end for one side, beginning for second (6)
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Gemstones; seven clues

There are seven clues, with each clue pertaining to a specific gemstone. The first letter for each gemstone (in order) when aligned spells out another specific gemstone. So, a 7 letter gemstone. ...
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Off the ground the game is at stake

My first part is a pound to take The other part means to forsake Off the ground the game is at stake Fly around; make no mistake Who am I?
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My friend got poisoned but I didn't [duplicate]

Last night I went to a bar with my roommate. We ordered the same drink (Campari spritz of course) and I quickly begin to drink mine. My friend is much slower than me: when I finished my drink they had ...
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The Worst Afternoon

Was worried about this trip for days -- couldn't take the car -- terrible traffic all the way there -- a gang of jerks blocking my way and the bus had just left -- tried to run and maybe sprained my ...
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Ten Sequences With a Theme

Each of the ten sequences below have a similarly worded rule that determines the next number in the sequence. Try to figure the rules and subsequent numbers for each of the sequences. They are not ...
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Having a Row - Labouring under a Misunderstanding

There is an arcade of shops near where I live, Named for Isaac, and Heinrich, and Blaise. This story involves one such unit, But with times to obtain a result: Leaving a store where I bought rings ...
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Catching up to my foe

I had once made a piece of wonderful art Until then it had been a century's vain of work Spent inside those Russian winter days At last made in the early eighties But a friend of mine had recently ...
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A Codenames challenge. What was the clue?

Here is the scenario. The other day I watched two excellent well informed teams playing Codenames. Amazingly the first team got six out of nine in their first attempt! The three words remaining for ...
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What was this unstoppable vehicle?

I've made a small edit to this puzzle to try to make it slightly more difficult; see the edit history for the original version. The other day, I was taking a driving lesson. My instructor was sitting ...
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An Enigmatic Price List

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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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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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