Questions tagged [knowledge]

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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The Wife's Notes

It was a typical Sunday morning: coffee in the sun room, me and the paper, the wife and her phone. But this day as I read, I became increasingly aware of the wife’s good mood. She was humming, swaying,...
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How many nails?

A man from Samsat tells you a true story. It goes as follows: The king of the horned cannibals goes out to the great forest. Suddenly, a herd of a dozen deer arrive and charge at the king. Though he ...
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Locked in an alien crypt: Jewels on the floor

Dazed, you slowly regain consciousness. You don’t know how you got here, but one thing is certain – your exploration of this otherworldly planet has reached an ugly end. Trapped in an alien crypt, ...
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Fanatically following f...?

Eighteen answers are printer's devilry, others are regular cryptic clues. Can you fill in the last word of the title? Across 1. Kay's satisfied getting fortune (6) 4. Accelerate around place of ...
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Some of All Parts

The 16 movie and TV roles below can be grouped into 4 groups of 4, with each group related by a common theme. In addition, the 4 themes are themselves related to each other by a common theme: one ...
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A week around Europe

I've recently returned from a week of travelling around Europe, visiting a different town or city in a different country on each day, choosing my destinations according to an underlying pattern. I've ...
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A puzzling stained glass window

On a recent trip to Europe, I visited a beautiful gothic abbey. Walking up the dark aisle between old wooden pews, the air heavy with the odour of incense, I could only marvel at the beautiful stained ...
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The Facebook (a double connect wall)

This is a double connect wall puzzle. The objective is to rearrange the sixteen people below in the 4x4 grid such that each row of 4 will be related by a common theme and each column of 4 will also ...
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I was popular in the 1970s

I was popular in the 1970s. I can be represented by the following image: What am I?
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Who? What? Where?

WHO did WHAT, and WHERE? PHILIP CAUGHT A BIG C LY NADINE DEEMED TIRAMI WAY MATTHEW FELT THE TARM YAK PETE FRETTED A LOT ABOUT C EEK AGO QUINN HAD TO G HIONERS ERICA NOW HOME MISSED H NICALLY ...
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Circling the rectangle: A strange IQ problem

I'm sure you're all familiar with pattern recognition puzzles where you have to find the next picture in a sequence. Well, I’m completely stumped on this one… Can you help? There is a sequence of ...
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What kind of sequence is this?

Start with 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 8 2 1 2 8 ? Your answer should explain what these numbers represent. Hint See the new tag
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Two numbers missing

In the following diagram can you fill in the two missing numbers (represented by the question marks)? Please explain your answer. Please pay attention to the tags. Hint 1 The 2 numbers are Prime ...
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The soundtrack to my life; track four

I'm looking for a song, but I can't remember the words. I partially remember the lyrics to a few songs that played around it on my mixtape growing up, but that's about it. Can you help me? Gardens, ...
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Terminator? Nah

Resonate me to leave me whole. Tamper with me to leave me good. Gather me to leave me alone. Trim me to leave me empty. What would happen if you retrieve me then? Subtle Hint:
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I thought morse code was dead?

My computer went on the fritz earlier today and all of my messages were being sent in what looked like morse code. I recorded a few test messages to confirm my suspicions once the anomaly ended and to ...
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We Need to Extract Frank’s Site Rankings

I asked my friend Frank to rank his favorite Stack Exchange sites from 1 (favorite) to 10 (least favorite). This is the feedback he left, but I got them a little mixed up and don’t know which he ...
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I've got a fever

Can you help me find my medicine? The correct answer contains audible media, Bruce.
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Does this contain a cosmic riddle?

I have recently returned from travelling the globe, and while I saw many sights on my Ulyssian adventure, one in particular remains with me... While walking through an ancient Middle Eastern cave ...
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NASA analyzing message from space

$\hskip3in$Newsflash Since our space probes and radio beams first plumbed the cosmos, mankind has sent into the void numerous notices describing our location. Today NASA announced the recovery of a ...
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My Pokemon Puzzle

I had no idea how much information to give for this puzzle, so I decided to start with none! I'll add hints if enough time passes / people are looking for direction.
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Round n round, we go

Try to figure out the answer to this puzzle. Here's a little info: Connect In order
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A weird picture is driving me mad

I discovered this extremely strange thing the other day. I really can't describe to you what it is, but here's a picture of it so you can have a look for yourself and see if you can help me. What is ...
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What language am I learning?

I arrive at the location I've agreed with my European friend, who is teaching me their native language. Today we're learning some history of their country. But to aid in my learning, I've been banned ...
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This diagram needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new diagramming style. The examples below have been deliberately selected and ordered in a way that ...
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How does 100 1000 become 200?

Turn these characters into 200: 100 1000 Using only one bit of information.
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An Elementary Magnum Opus

The image below is modified from a part of an absurdly high-resolution "magnum opus" picture. Based on the magnum opus's contents, answer the following questions: What is the meaning of the ...
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The messy chemist

This morning I walked into my Chemistry teacher's office to ask him a question and felt my foot collide with something. I looked down at the floor and saw a load of Periodic Table element flashcards ...
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The times they are a-changin'

Nude, tall and blue, Yellow's new love, Owl too, though late, Under the hood, Symmetry in motion, outlawed, good. This is my first yadu, enjoy!
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Toilet Paper Math?

Ben stared in dismay at the hundreds of bits of paper scattered around his room. This was going to be a lot of work. His brother waltzed in and picked up a larger sheet. "Watchya doin' writin' ...
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A simple relationship test

I've spent way too much time on the computer today; but, at least you get a puzzle out of it! Boast all you want, I'll even give you the answers... I won't remain in the dark without you. Nothing ...
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Twenty Questions - a visual puzzle

"Okay, are you male?" "Yes. 19 left." "Are you alive?" "Well, that's... complicated..." "Okay, are you real?" "No – 17." "17? You're ...
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To remember them

The answer to this puzzle consists of three words with a total of 13 letters. Combining what you see below should lead you to the correct answer.
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Really cheesy, huh?

I scamper away at any sound, I'm the thing next to your desktop, waiting to be found. Change one letter and you are in me, Add one letter, take a spoonful, Yum! What a beauty.
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A box of mutating birds

What is evolution but the result of countless mutations to genetic structures over time. Some mutations provide benefits such as the gift of flight, while others can be harmful, such as the burden of ...
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An everyday object... but it's a Really Obvious Problem Everyday

None of me and things might fall Things also can't move, as I recall Part of me, and you are me All of me, might determine your fate, After all, you would be under constraint I am a 4 letter word. ...
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The blade of the leaf

Given a bird, a cat and a shrew, along with a bat to give you a few. Some sleep at night, others in light, surprisingly you are one too. How do you relate to the title?
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An unusual source of inspiration?

In each row of the table below, a word* is missing (in Column B). This word can be paired separately with the two either side of it (in Columns A and C) to form another English word or phrase, ...
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Two different colors

The answer to this puzzle is a word.
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The name of the picture

Yesterday, I dabbled in a bit of computer art: While @AxiomaticSystem was quick to find out the secret procedure I used to create it they left one mystery intact: What is the name of the picture? ...
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Mystery instruction manual

My uncle recently passed away* and it fell to me to sort through all his papers. Most things I came across were just old documents, bills, manuals, private correspondence, maps... that kind of thing. ...
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A magical place, for sure

What can you buy in the place that I encrypted here?
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Only seven in total

The answer to this puzzle is 10 letters long.
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Bananas for chemistry

Going bananas for chemistry... First I have standards, and my yearbook likely starts with why I'm part of AVEN. In the end, I name four art galleries that have a sweet founder. My parents were ...
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You can count on Sergeant Sequence

"Ah, Sequence, there you are," said the Chief Investigator as Sergeant Sequence entered the briefing room. "Your man Patrick Terne is on the move again, and we need your help to track ...
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A mathematical term

The answer to this puzzle is a one word answer. Use this to get the answer: 51 12 31 23 22 43 21 52 11 41 32 42
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A Clear and Crescent Danger

I was putting up a poster at work the other day when I looked at it and saw this: What word was the poster trying to convey? And for bonus points, where do I work?
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A predictable sequence

"Four, four, four, ..." droned the random number generating monster. "Are you sure that's random?" I asked. "That's the problem with randomness, you can never be sure!" ...
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The solution is right in front of your eyes

Although Julius Caesar could not have solved this equation, the solution is related to him: $\quad 63XY-14VZ = 8$ What is the solution?
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What links the names Oona, Albus, and Hymie?

And now for something completely different: The names Oona, Albus, and Hymie share something in common. Any suggestions? Hint 1: Turkey Truck Driver can also be added to the list. So: What do Oona, ...

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