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Questions tagged [knowledge]

A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia) or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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A journey… into the MIND

Across 1. Drench 6. Garland 7. Senior executive 8. Jack's fellow grumpy old man 9. Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter 10. Chose between two pills 11. Iconic Dracula 12. Dissuade 13. West ...
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History Calls - Twice!

You'd send a letter to me, but I'm not quite what you think. You'd send a letter in me, but only if you didn't know me. I was a gem in my day for being both bold and precise. I stood ...
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Some Rough Puzzling

My beginning is the beginning of glass My middle gives you a hand take one, a slang patriarch, and early college credit. I end with a downtrodden stone. What am I? As usual, ...
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Disembodied hand growing fangs

Across 2. Puzzle expert breaks first dilemma partially (7) 10. Nobleman bandleader (4) 13. Lead singer, AC/DC's second; extremely over-the-top (5) 18. Actor Morgan and organ lying on the same ...
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Head of a Reich takes a seat

A fabric is used for a pretty silk dress, an empire eventually broke under stress, a language once used one's ideas to express, a man, head of Reich long before the SS. What am I?
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The Librarian's labrynth

You've entered a library. The library is known for its large capacity, yet small size. Inside, you are in a room about the same size as the outside. There is one window on each wall (This is a four-...
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The Brief Puzzle Hunt

Recently, I was invited to give a speech during the kickoff phase of a local puzzlehunt. I’ve almost finished writing my first draft, but I just can’t figure out the best way to end it off. Can you ...
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Extraordinarily Forgoes Anthem

Island oranges don't mix well (11) Liquid wastes run into river (10, 4) Cold canines found in the mountains (10) A season before a season's past in Northern capital (10) City at the ...
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Charlie's geography presentation

Okay, so hi everyone. I’m Charlie and I’d like to talk to you about my home country, the United States of America. We’re the third most populous nation in the world (after China and India), have the ...
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Hello, Goodbye, Adios, Aloha

I say hello, I say goodbye One moment I'm low, the next I am high I can make you see something you did not see The invisible can be seen through me. What am I?
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“Thinking of ” question for Comics readers [closed]

I am thinking of one of the following three comics characters Hellboy Captain Marvel Spiderman You can ask me one question starting with "Does the character you are ...
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Geography at the pixel level

(enlarged version) The answer is a group of islands.
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What's his horse name?

You're an adventurer looking for treasures. During one of your journeys, you encounter a knight riding a horse who agrees to tell you informations about a huge treasure he has heard of. Only if you'...
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Four Directions #18 - Where and what am I?

To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time To the South, a victory for a famous symbol To the West, you can check out one of Baird's To the East is a presidential coastal town A Nereid ...
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A Journey Through Space and Time

Word Train Find a word for each line that will fit the definition and that its suffix will be the next word's prefix: Musical instrument Time machine Music genre In space Public ...
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Four Directions #17 - Where and what am I?

To the East is a place where arrows may flow To the West you may see Beelzebub hitching a ride To the North is a view if your vision's not clouded To the South is a place where languages were born I'...
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No shovels, please!

$ \color{red}E $ Second time skimming through Beatles residence Sandwich way What do these clues point to? Looking for a single word answer. This puzzle is a hint for Ah, the old SE ...
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Unlock my phone! March 2018

New month, new password, but I've already forgotten! Help! What is my phone's password this month? Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Riddle - What does it mean?

What am I? 03/04/19 13:36 UTC This is very abundant The most that you'll see And its group and number Is what you will need Now somewhat repetetive For you who ...
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Unlock My Phone! February 2018

I forgot my password again! I changed it a few days ago but already forgot! What is my phone's password this month? Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Horrendous Scope of Text

w34rfvgy78i 34rtyhbvftyu89 567tgyhvbn 87654edft5cvbnmkiuhn ? w3edcr5tgby7ujmiokn dfgt67uhjkcvbnm w3edcr5tgby7ujm,> rgncgu9ik987 w3edr5tgbnmkiuhbvc ...
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Unlock My Phone! January 2018

I can't remember my phone's password! Ever since January of 2018 I have changed my phone's password every month to stay secure, however even I have trouble remembering my passwords. Luckily my ...
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Location, Location, Location

I'm south of the common, yet found by the middle. I'm due east of one article, and in the middle of another. The earth is north, west, and east of me, but outer space is more southwest. ...
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Four Directions #16 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by MetaZen's riddles, I figured I might try making one. It's definitely not as...indirect...as their puzzles, but still difficult nevertheless. To the south and east is the North West ...
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Summer Break - It's a *wrap*

I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage. I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle. It was a standard riddle, a ...
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Recycling old answers

Each of the puzzles below gives a two-word answer. Solve the puzzles and arrange the resulting 16 words into four groups of four, each with a common theme. The resulting group names form a clue for ...
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In excess I'm lethal

I'm found in nature, but you'd never know the difference if I wasn't. I'm used in plants, but not as the critical part. I'm safe to consume, but you might think otherwise. In excess I'm lethal, ...
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Pulling a fast one

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Contours of a clandestine nature

What does each of the answers describe? The answer is two words (11 + 4 letters). #1 #2 #3 #4 Image credits: 1.2 Slashme, CC BY-SA 4.0; 2.1 AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5; 2.3 ...
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Coordinated efforts

I was showing off my knowledge of obscure geography trivia to my father. He admitted he'd never remember all those details, but insisted that there was a certain other topic where nobody could ever ...
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Keeping you safe

Complete the grid and find a two-word final answer. Across 1. Ability to move first to northern aristocracy (8) 4. Animal to rip a short tail back (5) 5. Oral tradition about the origin of ...
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A manager's dilemma

A sports manager was walking nervously on the street. It was a stressful time for him and he didn't know what to do. Two of their biggest stars had drunkenly trashed another hotel room after a ...
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Written every which way

Looking for the name of a country. This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.
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Mystery Word Game: Square Wave with Dots

My friends and I were playing a game recently in which, for each round, four of the players were given a word of which they each had to give a rough description to the fifth player. The guessing ...
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I have my birthday party next week – I hope it will be a huge party! :)

I love parties! I love parties so much, I once went to the party of a criminal I love parties with music – it felt very nice to be invited to a violinist But I also enjoy silent nights, like with that ...
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Fun things to do at home

What do I do when I get home, you ask? Draw a dinosaur (11) Read about an elite person (10) Look at something that is written (10) Learn about navy officers (8) Take things back (7) ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo

Hold my crossword clues, I'm going in! 1973 Ford tow truck Trip to geeks’ country in Portugal Why Germany imprisons mother John Stewart, according to Wikipedia Classic m7xBI.jpg ...
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Watchers of the Word Wall

The guards group near the campfire. None of them wants to leave the warm flames, yet someone has to go to make the patrol along the border. Of course, in this situation, the youngest of them is the ...
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Divine apple island

Arrange the following words into pairs. What cities are being clued here? What city is missing? divine, apple, island, oxford, big, love, novel, lower, rival, refuge, saxony, odysseus, guidance, ...
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X marks the what?

In the following clues, a certain term been replaced with $X$. Find out the meaning of $X$ and solve the crossword. Down Deadly $X$ (5) White heroine or cocaine (4) Introduction of good ...
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Precipitation, etc

Precipitation, falling from heavy clouds, Crashing down onto delicate flowers. Thin sensory organs placed on Young feline mammals. Glimmering metallic sheen of No. 29, Forming ...
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My contractor has questionable methods

I hired a contractor to build one simple thing! How hard could it be?! He claimed to have completed the job 3 times, but all I heard was this lame excuse: I went out west to take a test But ...
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What will the Frenchman say?

An Englishman, a Frenchman and a German are speaking. First the Englishman says : "M". Then the Frenchman says : "M" as well. And the German also says : "M". They all agree and decide to ...
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Emojional cryptic crossword

ACROSS 3. 🌟½☥🐪🚫👣 (9) 7. 🏆❌🖽⚔️ (3) 8. ½🍔🇫🇷🌊🏢 (6) 11. ♉½🇬🇷✉️ (3) 12. 🔫⭐⏺️♥️🗽🎭 (5) 13. 🍈♥️🇨🇴🏙️⏮️🍟🔚💐 (6) 14. 👂♀️🦌💰 (5) 16. 🎩👦♻️🐴🦄☝️🗾🏝️ (6) 19. 🐏💪🔀 (3) ...
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A Cautionary Suggestion

Some pictures are worth a thousand words. This one is worth just five. What are they?
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Sailing the cryptic seas

So, I've built myself a ship. The image shows it from above. (Look, use your imagination, ok?) With the clues below, try to figure out whether my ship is headed toward the top right or toward the ...
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The Wild Bogeyman's Crossword

Solve this cryptic crossword and find the common theme: The wild bogeyman dropped his bag in the bank (5) God returned the small animals (4) The insect stayed in the hospital and became a family ...
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Where will this killer strike next?

I'm going to try something new here... this puzzle is going to play out in real-time, so if it remains unsolved long enough the final objective will change. That'll be bad news for some fictional ...
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Two Riddles on a tower

I'm trying to create two riddles for a D&D campaign and I'm worried they aren't clear. I'd like people to try and solve them and give suggestions on how to improve them if possible. It's set in ...