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Beware! Beware!

What are, famously... Ebon, sienna High, low Within, without, ubiquitous Distant, close Absent, present Swift and slippery, not to be trusted
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An Era of Change

Despite their appearances, the following are not ways of change... at least, I hope not. Kids shows (8+?) Lizard (6+?) Missiles group (5+?) Body manipulator (4+?) Bird (3+?) ...
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The hard-to-understand chain

I have a chain. I can extend this chain indefinitely. For beginners, this chain is hard to understand. They call it magical, yet it is not in reality. I used to only declare. But with this chain, ...
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The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways

In whole, you may use me in the measuring. With my $1^{st}$ & $2^{nd}$ part, you may use me in the coloring. With my $2^{nd}$ & $3^{rd}$ part, you may use me in the casting. ...
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It's right here. It's very very far

IT IS DIVINE IT’S A KILLER IT’S A GIFT IT’S A MEASURE IT’S A SOLID IT’S A LIQUID IT’S QUICK IT’S A CAR IT’S HERE IN A GLASS HOUSE IT’S VERY VERY FAR ...
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Piece de Resistance - King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King... ...
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The Quest For My Northern Home

I am a hybrid, a part of two wholes I became accomplished and then I was sold But enroute to my new home Down I rocketed to the frozen bowl Encased in iron for three days I lost the courage I had ...
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Mint, orange or pear

My prefix prefix comes from near the Med, my infix infix is slightly weird, my suffix suffix is brightly coloured, I am something sweet which may be sprayed.
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How did these grassy hillsides become unevenly terraced? [on hold]

In Colombia, many grassy hillsides are unevenly terraced, like in the photo below. How did this happen? This terracing can also occur on hillsides that never had these palm trees on them. It probably ...
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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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Cross Bird Puzzle

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I'm half of a hundred

I'm half of a hundred and both halves of a Belgian detective, two thirds of solar exposure and one eighth of an Age. If you know who I am, post your answer, plus your explanation for each of the ...
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Answering the Question of Life

Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. ...
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Oh no, my library!

In my study I have a great collection of books of fine literature and pop fiction alike. Looks like Posling the Poltergeist has broken into my study and pulled another one of his practical "jokes". ...
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My Friend in Kanto

I have a friend in Kanto. He sent me a message and told me that he's looking for all sorts of creatures. Included was the following list of descriptions. I know there's a message hidden in there ...
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Remove last letter 4 times, get a real word each time, starting word is a car model [on hold]

The best I tried so far: Ford Explorer Explore Explor - not real Explo - not real Expl - not real
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MSSNG VWLS CNNCT WLL

The words and phrases in the following connect wall are missing their vowels. Insert the missing vowels into each word or phrase (all of the words/phrases are spaced correctly), then sort them into ...
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They say I should work on bigger things

I'm an important figure in my field. Who am I? ----------------------------------------------- | seat | heat | fish | line | |---------------------------------------------| | go ...
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What is lost can never be saved

Donnie and Violet are Ivy-League college students, and don't have fancy names or costumes or anything. But they do have superpowers and are attempting to track down and stop whoever is trying to ...
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Who are they and what do they believe in?

English is not my native language so forgive me if my poem ̶s̶u̶c̶k̶s̶ isn't very well written. It might not even be a poem at all. The riddle still counts, though: Some people come to me all the ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part III

"This Library is HUGE!," You say aloud. You hear your voice echoing through the halls and nothing else. How could this be? Who comes here? You start examining the books on the shelves. It's just your ...
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33 Months on Death Row

Every day, execution delayed, Cheating death creatively, Bearing children blissfully, A clever eloquent girl finally earns exoneration. Who am I? Bonus:
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Ode to the Lassitude of 88th Street

This glancing blow, In freezing snow, Of a cat woman, In faux platinum, Dedicated to bonneted lassies, Elegant ladies so classy, Boy loving Mona Lisas, Dressed like fashionistas, ...
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Time is shorter, but the fun will never end

Come around, come around, glad you all came. Welcome to the land where a small, hairy ball got its fame. Here you can see a dysfunctional family. A man who beat his wife and left his son ...
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Eric Andre had a dream

Eric Andre had a dream. What did he dream? Hint $\downarrow$ (the answer does require knowledge, though I'd assume it's pretty common to know about it) Not part of the puzzle. TL;DR This is my ...
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Ask one verbal question to figure out who is blind and who is mute among three persons

This is another "You can ask only one question" puzzle. This is an edited very restricted version There may be multiple answers but I could come up with only one. There are three persons in three ...
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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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Did I get free gas?

I was sitting at home one day when I felt a strong hunger overtake me. So I grab my keys and hop in the car. A quick glance at my gas gauge showed I had exactly half a tank. I drive a few miles over ...
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Everyone Gets a Window Seat

I and my friends periodically go on a trip. This is a "round" trip as we always end up back in our original location. I noticed something curious: Even though... We all take the same vehicle, ...
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Which family is it?

On the 20th of July '19 it's a large family of 175 members that keeps growing. Youngest is only 2 months. Only four of them are more than 10 years old. What family is it?
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The Marching Tune

And a one, and a two, and a three four five six! Or a one, and a two, and a three four five! From my home right here, To the end way down there! And then I have a choice Of a one, a two, or a ...
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help - the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately, the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the ...
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See the Line Where the Sky Meets

Walking along the beach one day, I came across a glass bottle with a piece of parchment inside. I quickly opened the bottle and unfurled the scroll. On it the riddle below was written. i sail ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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All Aboard the Factorio Train to Far Harad

It’s been a while since you started up your Factorio game and you are trying to remember what you had done with your four trains. Use the clues below to work out which deposit each train is collecting ...
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Relationship Advice

I have big news! I finally have a girlfriend! She's really nice and is studying to be a cartographer. As you know, I don't have much experience with the ladies, so I need some advice. I have been ...
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Who am I? can you recognize me by the given hints?

I am known for the "Worst generation" a part of me known for the naval battle. I am also known for White City. I am the survivor of the Most Dangerous Disease. Who am I? I will add more hints if ...
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Talk about Grandpa's weird talk: Who are these folks?

"These guys are strange" exclaimed Grandpa "Why?" I opened my mouth. Too late. "They constantly talk about only one country and only one sport-- boring sport if you ask me, and, get this, only one ...
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Drinking Martini? Here is to me!

The expected answer is a rhyme also! I'm there when it's cloudy I'm there when it's sunny And when I ask questions I am right on the money I take both sides In any ...
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I am happier now

Narrator: I am one of your typical first world citizens. I got my hobbies, but nothing too special. I hate cleaning. I find it boring, and a chore. And I hate it even more, when I have to do any ...
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Puzzle from puzzles

I like Puzzling SE! Know why? Because I like stealing from getting inspired by all the top questions on this site! Email message from benefactor (1, 7, 3) Order logic puzzle(s) to die for (3, ...
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Eccentric keepers

There are four keepers in our fantastic creatures preserve who have certain preferences in the kinds of creatures they care for. Can you figure out what kind of creature is arriving soon? Colleen ...
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Fantastic beasts

Hint 1:
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The case of the pranking snowplow

It’s circa 1990, and there is a big snowfall in Some City, USA. The mayor has left his car parked in a public parking lot, and the next morning, he discovers that the lot has been plowed, but the ...
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A journey through letters and numbers

In the year 2407476658354979366708415043923125501315337890943021769230219230892355006879909214795402102204224, as cosmopolitanism is in the air and companies are more than ever bound to ...
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Improbable Inequalities

I'm making a work decision, and in my as I weigh the digits {0-9} as they pertain to this particular situation, I find: In one case, this is true: ...
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Room 11: Bits and pieces of Chinese history

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 213 You have just woken up. You recall the night before, being driven from your home to a luxurious hotel by some ...
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Grandpa's Travels. Where is he headed next?

“Here is my travel plan”, said Grandpa, pointing to the itinerary on the table in front of me. “On November 3rd I am going to Japan first—not Iceland. Then I go to France-not Ecuador. ...
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What solves the riddle and the situation?

Those totally brainwashed millionaire wolf degenerates devastated PhD academic honor.Kids defend.Devastation. Hint #1: Hint #2
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Anyone can do a Riley Riddle

I went through a random word generator until I found a nice one to make a Riley out of: My Prefix can crunch, wash, or rock. And can be found prominent, on those who aren't scared. My Infix ...