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Ancient math: a pill on the ground

There are 3 floors of a building. There are 3 sets of 4 people going to every floor one-by-one. There is a "pill" on the ground, which means nothing. What does this mean? Hint 1:
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A device he have a great interest in

A group of friends challenged Mark, the brightest among them, to an escape room challenge (two rooms). They know Mark have a wide range of knowledge. But for this one they thought even the bright Mark ...
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Scientific Discovery Rebus Puzzle

What scientific discovery is represented by the following image? NOTE: Some tags have been deliberately omitted since I don't wanna reveal too much 😊
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Interesting transformation of English letters

English letters are transformed like so: B → V C → S E → E H → N T → T Now what does P transform to and why?
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I will burn everything

I form especially close bonds with others. Remove my infix, and my superior quality is apparent. Remove my suffix, and you will become sick of me. Add a Cl to many of me, and I will burn your house ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion, take two

My attempted pub quiz/Only Connect wall question never got very close to a true answer, so here's another try. The ultimate wall was solved in less than an hour over in the Only Connect Facebook ...
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Vowelburger™ Downtown Brown

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here Business has been slow this past year. As such, we've decided to create and market a whole new burger for faithful customers. May I remind you, we still hold ...
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Champion, with a smirk

The answer to this puzzle is a 16-letter sentence. Good luck! Text version of the letter grids: ...
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What is my son studying at school?

My eight-year-old was recently given a homework assignment to create a small crossword puzzle that demonstrated what he'd learned while studying his class's History topic this term. So we put our ...
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Do you agree, or do you have to think about it?

Try make sense of the characters written below. It should lead you to a person. C: 57 350 676 (6) E: 68 79 (4) GL 18 I Ma (3) Who is this person?
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They say, from aperire

The answer to this puzzle consists of 10 letters and is of the form ____ ____ From smallest to largest, row by row Row 1: K.A b. Row 2: W.M b. Row 3: H.S b. Row 4: N.M.B b. Row 5: G.M b.
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Who was this girl?

In a country full of ancient trees known as the Republic of the Golden Bear, in what would have been the 8th month of the year, a girl was born. Victor, her Papa, went into the capital to announce her ...
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A Connect Wall You Can Count On

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. The resulting four words also have a connection which is a seven-letter word. ONE POTATO PINK FOUR CORN RANCH SOY SINGLE ...
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Originally not a movie

Can you tell what movie these images together represents? (the answer is a 5-letter noun)
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Cities and Countries : One matches and others don't

"So here is a table of five cities and five countries", said Grandpa. "With my logic, one city is perfectly matched to the country in the same row. Other four are not. Can you ...
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A Somewhat Foolish Poem

Your task is to solve the Sudoku and complete the missing words in the following poem. Classic Sudoku: Each row column and box contains the digits 1-9. XV-rules: Digits separated by V must add to 5. ...
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

What follows here is a little Easter Egg hunt I've pulled together for you all this year. Ultimately, you need to discover a single word of four letters in length which will be revealed by the puzzle ...
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Odd stranger in town

Here's a simple little puzzle. With the help of the image below, can you figure out who I am? Hint: Hint(second term):
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Red Herring Redherring

Red herring redherringredh Redherri ngredh Red herrIng red HErrING reD heRring Red herRing rED herrINg REDHERRING rEd HErring reD HerRing Red hERriNg Red herring Red HerrIng rED hErrInG reD HerrIng ...
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Polly O'Mino's Hexcellent Adventure

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #52: Polyominoes. I had heard that my good friend Ingrid Deduction was back in town, so I popped round to her apartment today, only to find she'd got herself a ...
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God Only Knows The Answer

Can you identfy the song lyric hinted at here? Read from left to right, from the top.
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Quartum non datur

Can you give a good rational approximation of $$\sqrt[3]2 \times \sqrt[4]2$$ without doing any significant maths? Hint: Attribution: Mine.
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I'd have a symbol

A mutual friend of mine has gone crazy! They sent to my friend questions that don't make sense: Why is the letter V curvy???? Why is letter O carrying plates on their head? What?? Why is the number 2 ...
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Reveal my friend's reaction

I recently messaged a video to my friend. It was one of those random, funny YouTube kinds. However, when I asked them what their thoughts were, they sent me a cryptic text back. Osmium, Sodium, ...
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Africa just kept coming up

No tricks this time, what you see is what you get. The "around" answers are simply written in the coloured cells clockwise. Across 1. City on the British Isles, excluding the island on which ...
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Progress Towards Insanity

When the fever starts to spread this year, you're gonna need to call an expert! FERUPTEMEFVOLCANIMEFMATERIAMEFINVOLVEMEFIMEFAMEFINDOOMEFCHILDRENMEFGAMME ...
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Who are these cartoon characters?

Who are these wacky frienemies? (The puzzle is the image, all words to state the task/question are strenuously connected to the answer at best) Hint
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A cryptic crossword is in order

There are no word boundaries in the grid. Answers are placed on the row or column indicated by their number in the order given (first a, then b etc.). Successive answers on the same row or column are ...
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A Puzzling Playlist

My friend loves puzzles, and one day I walked into her room while she was listening to music. I asked what she was listening to, and she listed off the albums in her playlist: Accustomed to Nothing - ...
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Fountain of Wealth

Based on the following crossword, find a word to describe those with fancy titles and lots of money. Across Down 1. Clear area for brightest star in constellation (6) 1. Refuse time off once at ...
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What is a Surprising Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Surprising Country. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it an Unsurprising Country. Here is a list (not exhaustive) of some Surprising ...
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Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids. For the avoidance of doubt, while the puzzle set-up is based on a real quiz show, the exact scenario described here is entirely ...
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Dirac notation for English

Dirac notation is very expressive: not only does it allow to write quantum states and operations more concisely, it can also be used to shorten written English words and phrases! Here are some ...
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What is the actual answer to “what came first, the chicken or the egg”? [closed]

What is the actual answer to "what came first, the chicken or the egg"? I remember seeing an answer for this and I want to see if anyone else can find that answer.
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The Puzzling Free-to-Play Escape Room, naturally!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Without revealing too much, knowledge of geek culture and/or superb Google skills are required for this puzzle. Coming from an anime ...
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An altered Alan Parrish question

I was wondering around on Puzzling when I saw this question posted three days ago. It is a great puzzle and it reminded me me about another puzzle a saw a long ...
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Guineas Dealer ||||||||

This visionary turns into a comedian, an animal and a fictional hero around Christmas. What is his favorite machine? Note: The lines after the word "Dealer" in the title have nothing to do ...
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When is the full moon?

During each lunar cycle, the full moon is technically full for one instant, but to the human observer, the moon appears full for 2-3 days and nights in a row, making it hard to tell on which date and ...
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A new adventure awaits! Let's go!

UPDATE: To make this puzzle fairer, the pieces have been modified to include additional hints. If you want to try and solve the puzzle with the original non-clued pieces, click here. A tale is being ...
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The Alan Parrish question

Two stereotypical british gentlemen that don't know each other engage in this unusual conversation (it's almost as if they were a setup for a puzzle): Gentleman A - Hello sir, I'll have you know that ...
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Working as a Family

Within this Boggle grid are the names of the members of a family. The unused letters will reveal the name of the original head honcho. ...
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These words have the same properties, but how?

Asparagus, Man, Erode, Aerodynamic, Innards, Bins Mine, Rob, Fort, Hexagon, Tera, Nights Flashbacks, Lost, Mono, Grand, Dystopia, Focus Splashdown, Troupe, Karate, Duel, Catchy, Contact Acrobat, ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage...a day or two late. Oops. Your local pub has an interesting way to show their pub quiz questions--sixteen televisions in a four-by-...
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Directly Linked & Connected

These words can be sorted into four categories, each of which share a connection. driver soldier bowl monolith megawatt infinite wing Sweden descends skin blazes legendary herself rocks grand prix ...
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The Author of a Note

After finding this note, I've pretty much gone to the ends of the earth to find the author's name. Maybe you can help me? Suppose I want my room to be a weird color. Something uncommon, like purple. ...
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A Pub Quiz Joke

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage For this pub quiz, I urge you to listen closely. The final word hidden within this pub quiz describes, jokingly, what pub quiz ...
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“Friend”-ly Puzzle

All stories in this puzzle are fictions; the puzzle was made by myself. My friend left me a puzzle. He gave me 5 papers, each had some information on it. #1 WORD SEARCH A B C D E F 1 SOR SUF HYP ...
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The Burnt Textbook

You and your team have successfully intercepted a message from the enemy, which could win you the war! But the message is encrypted with a difficult cipher, and your textbook's instructions for ...
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Which piano piece is played here?

The picture shows a typical pattern of a piano piece. Which piano piece is played here? Hint1: Hint2:
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A Group of Partygoers

Feeling adventurous, I decided to have a party, so I invited my friends: Astrid, Connor, Clinton, Lewis, and Michael. What's my name? There could be a few possibilities, but there's only one right ...

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