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Words in my bookshelf

I like to put words in my bookshelf. This is a very special bookshelf though, because books don't fit in there. My bookshelf has 3 layers, and different words can fit on different layers. Here are ...
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tnih neddih eht kcehc

below is a set of some sort in alphabetical order. can you figure Out what set it Represents? as Usual, Explain why... ...
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Going around in circles

Solve the grid. Then solve the grid again. The answer can be one or two letters long.
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LTCGY - Let the corners guide you

Top and bottom row are complete. Complete the middle row. Explain why it's correct.
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Parts of Humans

What does the following image represent? The answer consists of 10 letters in total.
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66: Luftballons

This is part 66 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Dosun-Fuwari puzzle. Place some balloons (white circles) and anvils (...
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Missing items in my list of abbreviations

I was going sailing the other day, and made a list of important things I might need to know. But I was in a hurry, so I abbreviated them, and missed some out altogether. What are the missing items? (...
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I am international anyway

When I was zero, I was Central African. When I was one, I was Japanese. When I was two, I was Laotian. When I was three, I was Dominican. When I was four, I was Danish. When I was five, I was ...
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Mysterious Figure

In the heart of darkness Where shadows play A figure stands With a face of gray It's eyes are black It's soul is white It weeps for the living And mourns the night It's presence is felt By the wind &...
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Help me unlock an old laptop

My nerdy roommate has some really important notes for an upcoming exam and he won't give them to me! So I stole his laptop and now I need to find the password, which is why I'm here. I think you'll ...
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A Crossworm Puzzle

crossworm (noun) - A song that gets stuck in one's crossword puzzle. See also: earworm You know how it is - one moment, you've got a song stuck in your head; the next, it's stuck in your crossword ...
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I don't belong in this list!

What should replace the question mark for this puzzle (and the title) to make sense? The answer is seven letters long. ...
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When you think you got it, think again

The clues below aren't hard to solve, but can you tell me what 3-word phrase that's hidden? One of me is used to hit the ball hoping to get a home run afterall. (3) One of me is often cubic shaped ...
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Motion in the Ocean

This is part 65 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. ”It’s not the size of the crossword that counts.” – unknown Dear Puzzling, Today I have dived ...
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Top Five As Flags

Which flag should be placed in the rectangle below?
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Mapping Jack's Chicken

Clues: Map of world with numbers 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, and 9 strategically placed. Portrait of man with numbers 1x2, 2, 3, 5, and 5 strategically placed in hair. Instructions: Name That Film _ _ _ _ E _ _ ...
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Bare Bones – a semi-DIY crossword

This is part 64 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a semi-DIY crossword. Shade some cells in the grid so that the grid has ...
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A mysterious note in the lab

As I wrapped up another long day of running experiments with only mediocre yields, I prepared to turn off the fume hood and go home. However, before I left, a note caught my eye—my professor had ...
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When in Rome... – a deconstruction sudoku

This is part 63 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a sudoku deconstruction puzzle. Draw eight non-overlapping rectangular ...
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Visual puzzle with a grid

Puzzle I composed, the reasoning matters more than the correct answer.
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All below hundred

What phrase is hidden below? ...
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Hobbies and travelling

My hobby is to travel, the following hints lead you to my next destination. What is my destination? And how do you know? Hints: Gsv kozxv rh mlg xolhv gl gsv hvz. Gsv kozxv dv ziv ollprmt uli rm ...
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The Tower of (-----)

What's the name of this tower? As usual, explain your reasoning. (You'll know if your answer is correct).
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Number salad with a meaning

617181419920141 128131119 1331152419 54141131811 Your goal is to explain what number sequence should come next and what it means.
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Restricted – a cryptic crossword

This is part 62 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Every clue in this cryptic crossword contains one extra word, which must be ...
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A riddle with seemingly-unrelated clues

I am Catholic, but my boss isn't the pope. I am black, but people say I'm light. Moving one step, I can play a chord. What am I?
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Numerical sequence puzzle: 552175, 228496, 198479, 583317, 140554, 114383, 117045, ?,?

So here's the sequence, that I composed on my own. Think trees and 🟡 : 🟡 552175, 228496, 198479, 583317, 140554, 114419, 117046, ?, ?
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19-year old me was into geography

My mother recently found an old puzzle I made over 20 years ago. It's a Finnish-language word search with a geography theme. (Note that we have a precedent for allowing non-English puzzles here.) ...
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Top of the World

This is part 61 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today I have travelled to admire another massive mountain peak from a very safe ...
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A Qute Connect Wall

Group all of these words into 4 groups. All the groups have a certain famous individual in CINEMA as their theme. WHITE BLONDE HEAD GENERAL MAMBA MAJOR APACHE SEÑOR PINK MOUTH HUGO MOUNTAIN-SNAKE ...
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The Famous Five

What does this picture represent and why?
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The Planet of over a Hundred Moons

What does this abstract picture represent? Fill the answers to the clues into this grid for the answer: (Straight lines, standard wordsearch style) 1. Go at train tracks with a shovel (3 2) 2. Set ...
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Somethings lead to the answer

I wanted to see if my group of 8 long-time online friends, some of which had the same nationality and some not, would be clever enought to figure out where I've hidden a treasure somewhere in the ...
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Not Once, Not Twice

FIND THE WORD HIDDEN IN THE IMAGE BELOW. GOOD LUCK!
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Off to the sky!

What bird is represented below?
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Connect the dots x Crosswords

About the puzzle: This puzzle is a crossover of "connect the dots" puzzles and crossword puzzles. It requires the solver to place dots on the graph using crossword-like clues. Then, dots ...
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On track with my travel agent

"Hey Pat, thanks for arranging this day trip on the railroad for our scout troop." "My pleasure, friend. My friend at Union Pacific owes me a favor. I love the sound of the horn and the ...
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Breaking New Ground

This is part 60 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This crossword is a combination of straight crosswords clues, cryptic clues and ...
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An Alien Lands - where?

This is a question of general knowledge though if anyone gets it without investigative effort I would be mightily impressed. All you need is in the text and you will then require some intuitive, ...
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Catch the flag!

On a small island somewhere in Europe, a battle is fought in the middle of World War II. Two armies, blue and red, have strategically positioned their troops against each other. For convenience, the ...
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Use your fingers!

This puzzle is my attempt to make one in the style of PSE user Prim3numbah: Find what is in the question mark! 1D3, 12, ED, ED, 5A, 244, 84, 1E2, 1E2, ? Go back a ...
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The yet hidden identity

Can you guess who I am? My mother is the only person in my life. My room is small, but perfect for my art. My biggest wish is to see the stars. Merely how long will it take? I wish my mother wasn't ...
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Plumbing Issues

This is part 59 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Pipes puzzle (also known as Net, FreeNet and NetWalk). Rotate some cells ...
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A lesson in attention to detail

Background (to be read): In 2023, I created and posted on this site a series of puzzles called A Trivial Pursuit. This involved creating 24 themed puzzles, each of which produced a one-word final ...
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Data is plural?

The three overlapping ellipses form seven curved regions. Your task is to place exactly one tile per region, so that the four tiles in any one ellipse can solve the corresponding clue!
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Container without order

You try to see doubly well But I'm not for locations You try to slither in through But I'm not for foreign words Don't worry, I'm here to store You just need a key to find The time admits it's no ...
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Cover me, I'm going in!

This is part 58 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a diagramless checkerboard crossword. Empty cells are either blue or white;...
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What song are these lyrics from (translated into emojis) ~ 2

😁👈🤠🐎🎰 👈🎰🗺️🏘️🏘️ / 👈🎰💯⭕ 🕰️👉🫱🫲🃏🃏🃏🃏🃏 👉🧠🤠👈🛏️💰👈👇 🛏️💰👈👇 (2x) I am happy to share this wonderful song with you. You will love driving or doing any travel with this song. The ...
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A Fundamental Connectwall

These words can be grouped into four groups of four words, with a connection between all of the four groups. What is the connection? MARK BAR ANGLE MAMMAL SAUCE NATURE CENT CHANCE MURDER PENT ...
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What is the HIP recording?

CAN YOU FIGURE OUT THE FAMOUS RECORDING BASED ON THESE 7 CLUES? Hints:
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