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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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Chain Puzzle: Video Games #01 - Teleporting Crosswords!

This is the first Chain Puzzle in the Video Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around video games of all genres. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or phrase. The solver whose ...
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Who is Mr. T and where does he work?

Part 1: Write each answer as ONEWORD, without spaces, punctuation or abbreviating. Some questions may have more than one answer when taken alone, but only certain answers will work with respect to the ...
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Interns & Errands

Going through the to-do list given to him by his bright-eyed boss, a wizard finds the following shopping list: a shaving of licorice root a red dragon's scale a lodestone and iron filings a drop of ...
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All six of them

This sequence of grids is arranged in alphabetical order but one grid is empty as you can see. All the others are complete. How should you fill in the squares in order for this empty grid to be ...
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Pairing Puzzle - Dropping a clue

The eleven clues below each yield a word, ten of which may be sorted into five pairs. Americana band active between 1997 and 2007. Lived with Joey and Chandler. Singer did this. Large flat round fish ...
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What are these people trying to tell you?

These people are trying to tell you something. What is it? Also, kudos if you can find the pattern between the images...though you'll have to find the pattern to solve this puzzle in the first place. ...
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In the Cover of Darkness

I awoke in a mysterious desert wasteland that I didn't recognize. I looked around and saw nothing as far as I could see, except for the oddly rhythmic storm in the distance. Reaching for my phone, I ...
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The number that counts [closed]

The kids were discussing fiercely during the school break (ah, those were the times!). The subject: Bragging about who can count up to the highest number. John said "I can do 20". Jolene ...
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I'm just a Simple Newbie

After figuring out each clue, you should also figure out why the clues are grouped the way they are. All answers are in English. Group 1 She changed after French novel (5) A hot underworld hiding ...
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What is an Awry Grid?

If a 4x4 grid (where each cell contains an arrow in an orthogonal direction) conforms to a special rule, I call it an Awry Grid. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it a Aright Grid. Here are ...
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This Connect Wall has some troubles

Divide these sixteen words into four groups based on something they have in common. You'll find that each of the four groups gives you a clue leading to something in particular. The words aren't in ...
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Not the Genesis of a Break

The following cryptic clues are in English, don't include punctuation, and have a theme (except for one minor exception) which will provide context for the definitions of the clue. There are two main ...
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is this puzzle HARD enough for you?

My OH my! Seems like you’ve just been kidnapped and brought to an extremely Secret Club underground — a rigid yet well-structured society that guarantees luxury and opulence to its members: promising ...
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The Vanished Violinist

The inspector sighed as she lifted her head from the mess of notes, scribbles and diagrams on the desk. The air in the office was so thick she could barely make up the "no smoking" sign ...
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Familiar Five (r&r ignored)

What is the correct option/answer to this puzzle?
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What hides within this mashed-up song?

The answer hides within this senseless song made from the mashed-up lyrics of other songs. Each lyric is linked to the song's full lyrics. Hey, hey, Charlie take a bow, You deserve an Oscar, I recall ...
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Half… only sometimes

In a great world of numbers Heard some people cry, I dunno why. They lost a lot Mainly the biggest ones But a lot of them Got into a new world Dunno why. They were first imprisoned Then the confused ...
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A perfect puzzle for lockdown

(Every part of this question is part of the puzzle.) Only one clue to go! The following are some CRYPTIC CLUES that all relate to a THEME. The first group of clues are only TANGENTIALLY related to the ...
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Crazy hard; essentially futile?

Who do you associate with these words/sounds?: Oath This sound Hell (as a name for something) Scoff Cuisine The answer is a (fairly well-known) person.
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The Maze of Hermes

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: "Tales From the Cryptic" THE QUEST I have been running a role-playing game, in which my friend plays a halfling named Ptolic. Recently, Ptolic ...
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Going to visit the boss?

Grandpa seemed to be in one of those crazy question asking mood again. “So here is this guy.” Said Grandpa. He was reading a book. “He is in the Tesla near Edison going to visit the boss. On his way ...
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But She Don't Care

Eve was visiting Alice and Carol's house and looking through the stuff on their side table, as she does. Eventually, Alice came back from the kitchen and Eve waved a piece of paper she had found in ...
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Don't close me, I'm dangerous

I haven't written a riddle in a while, and my New Year's resolution is "make more puzzles," so here is a quick little riddle for you! Dragon or demon, locked in its pen, But without even ...
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New Year Graph Puzzle

In the graph below, each node is coloured either red or yellow, except for the white node in the bottom left, which I've marked with an X. Can you tell me what the white node marked with X represents?...
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Cheers, people!

Try make sense of this image below. Good luck!
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U cant s0lv th!s haha - who am I?

I got a cryptic (or maybe just junk) message in my inbox today: ...
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A No-Sensa Test Question

What is in the blank box? Why? Pick from one of the five options. For folks who don't see colors well Y = yellow, R = red, O = orange, B = blue, G = green, P = purple Grid: Y R O Y B G B P ...
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Four-and-twenty songs baked in a wall

The list of twenty-four songs below can be partitioned. Each partition is of four songs. The six rules of partition membership are related to one another: specifically, they can be thought of in such ...
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Have you this knowledge?

This is special puzzle, with no story. It should be very easy for people who know what is this: GgcuuUcaGuUgUauAuuUguUaa The target is to find the word from that string. And, if you really want to ...
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The same word (I think) over and over?

I saw a man seemingly lost Me: Hi. Are you looking for something? Him: ____ . Me: Go to the Federal Triangle ____ street. Him: Do you know the address? Me: I think it is ____ street. Him:...
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The Transmogrifier

The city had a new transmogrifier. I was willing to go in, but it would be boring, I was told. Meanwhile, some people were bragging about how they would come out the transmogrifier. One said, "My ...
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A Pairing Puzzle for Christmas

Show how the following words and phrases may be sorted into pairs. REITERATING DRILLING MR GUM LONG ANGLICANS MAN SINS ULSTER GRIPES READ PAPER ENGAGE POLLS VOTED PIPPIN MIND-MURDERS DISLIKING ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: It's been a long, long, long time

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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What is an Icy Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Icy™ word. Here is a ...
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Initials, we are

Can you tell me what this sequence represents? (something very well-known)
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A No - Sensa IQ Question?

“This is a Non-sensa IQ Test Question,” said Grandpa giggling. “It is not math but there may be some science behind it. If X is 527 and I is 810 Then, IX is? A: 2810 B: 75310 C: 110 D: A or B
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What links these words?

What links the following words: Brawl Lost Dull Crackpot Jump Bunny Chemistry Plwmp Nasty
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The 7 face up/down card

Note: This puzzle is a very old puzzle I got from the Internet, however I changed it a bit to be more interesting. INSTRUCTIONS You have got 7 blank cards. You are playing with a friend of yours. Your ...
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Sounds beautiful, doesn't it

So I found this puzzle from an old book of mine with very little instructions. I can't seem to remember the right approach to the solution BUT I do remember the final answer, which is 8 letters only. ...
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A Town of Horror

There was a town, full of people. But that town was not very simple. Only 15 people, and they march outside. Day goes and night comes, and they go inside. Each day you vote, and you go on trial. If ...
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A Question for the AGES

To properly complete this image, what color should the central S be?
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I am the protector everytime

I am the protector during a fright. But you are not going to find me in any sight. I am the protector during a fight. But you will find me a little heavier than light. I am the protector during a ...
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Who sang this? It wasn't Carol

I There I Underneath I More Make All I There And Underneath I There Santa With I More Make All I I And Underneath I To I To etc. Question Can you remind me who had a hit with this song? It's about ...
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A strange trial

A murderer was on trial facing the death penalty. The trial was confusing in many ways. There were four judges ... or maybe there were twenty four. That's confusing on it's own. The accused made a ...
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Density™ 4… Will there be more?

The original puzzle contained a mistake, this has now been fixed. I'm really sorry about that! Last Density™ puzzle is here: Density™ 3 - The Game!, will there be more Density™ puzzles in future? This ...
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They say, six-four

Without giving away anymore info other than this image below and that the sequence consists of 7 entries only, can you figure out what the correct answer is? The answer is in the form _______ _______ (...
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I Wouldn't Ask Jeeves

You've probably seen my buddies and I several times today. You may even have talked to us! We're pretty much inseparable, and we've played a lot of games over the years - usually fancy dress, but ...
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Oh no, not again

I wanted to say something, but I forget what it was. Can you help me? 10 - [A-z] (-2) 255 - #beginningfirst00 15 - Period. 0 - You forgot one. You forgot one. Since every beginning has an end, let's ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Watching Your Belt (Fan-Made)

Inspired by the Cryptic Family Reunion Series by Jeremy Dover The answer to this puzzle is a list of eight thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, ...
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This puzzle is a loss

What should replace the question mark on this list? JBNRS, HF, GM, JPD, VL, AELMP, MS, WB, CB, GS, EC, SV, PD, PEJP, ?, … Hint, added later: Hint, added even later:

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