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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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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 word ...
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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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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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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

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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 ...
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Lucy likes Mystery

Lucy likes Jaipur but not Kerala Lucy likes Corbett National Park but not Periyar National Park Lucy likes Assam but not Telangana What does Lucy like, and why? What doesn't she like and ...
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A Remote Location

Here be a simple problem For the keen directmate eye White to move and win In seven moves, Black shall die However, I remember now a relative Long ago did he begin to live About a two decades or ...
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These roommates throw strange parties

There are four roommates who throw strange parties. They live in a room with two front doors, and no windows. At the start of a party, the first roommate opens one door, lets the guests in, and closes ...
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What is my lover's name?

I have a lover, I love her so She has a special name as we all do But I wish, from me to you, not to tell A secret kept is a secret kept well But if you truly want to know I shall soon reveal her ...
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What is an Earth 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. The Earth is composed with many various elements or objects. But some of ...
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A scar in the fabric of space and time - a true story

A few days ago, Leonard was invited to attend a ceremony held in the principality of Monaco, to celebrate the birth of a new member of the sovereign family. Now standing in the middle of a busy ...
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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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Disney Musicians Ordering

At our wedding we named our tables after Disney characters playing musical instruments, because we are musicians who love Disney! We have now decided to hang the drawings up the stairs in our new ...
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What is a NaturaW 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 NaturaW Word™. Use the ...
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What is a CirKle 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 CirKle Word™. Use the ...
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Prove your innocence

Inspired by A double-agent with a conundrum. Everything is hypothetical and while the choice of countries is important, they serve no political purpose. Tension between the US and China is rising. ...
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Beware Little Red

With my iPhone on shuffle this afternoon I’ve once again drawn inspiration from music. As always I wish you all the best of luck and I hope you enjoy the puzzle. Guitar starts playing: Bm, Bm, G, F#...
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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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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see this ...
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Guess the name of their world

The fish cannot swim and a bird cannot fly but a bird can swim and fish can't fly. The world they live in is not real. The bird and fish both can understand humans yet they love to fight among them....
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Bravetart: Iconic America

It's been a while since I've posted, and in the spirit of my recent works, I've got a simple riddle to get back into the swing of things. As always, I hope you enjoy it, and best of luck! After the ...
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A trip to the library

I try to go to the library at least once every month, so I've developed a pretty good relationship with the librarian, a nice old man who sometimes teases me about my broad set of interests. Yesterday,...
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Aye - Bye - Gye -?

I've got a new puzzle for everyone; as always I hope you enjoy, and best of luck! I'm not sure where the best place to start this story is, so I suppose I'll start with tomorrow. You see, ...
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Trapped in Time

A Greek trapped in time by a Roman refine Mother precedes we'll never be freed Circling around waiting to be found perhaps by my shipmates if they've not met their fates Who am I? And where can ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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What do Teignmouth, Paris, Ulm, Auxerre, Brunswick, Beaumont-en-Auge, and Ryazan have in common?

In the book Real World Haskell, there's a non-programming-related puzzle in a footnote at the bottom of page 15, in the middle of a simple text-processing problem: ... Find or create a text ...
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Sun setting in East! [closed]

It was a bright and sunny day during April- May(can say, peak of summer) in a country in the northern hemisphere, near to the equator. I was wandering(on foot) through this country's vast and open ...
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Cultural before-and-afters

Each answer to a clue will consist of the titles of two works or series put together, where the last word of the first title matches the first word of the second title. Note that the word match does ...
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What is an Independent 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 an Independent Word™. Use ...
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What are the house numbers?

Following the last question " What is the corner house number?" here is possibly a more challenging version. Fill in the missing house numbers on the map shown below. The area is occupied by math and ...
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You could help me, couldn't you?

Introduction I am an enthusiastic geometry student, preparing for my first quiz. Yet while revising I accidentally spilt my coffee onto my notes. Can you rescue me and draw me a diagram so that I ...
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Bankers with rancor

Three colleagues at the bank are boasting to each other… Colleague 1: “Ask anybody – I’m clearly the best.” Colleague 2: “And how do you figure that?!” Colleague 1: “Well, just ...
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Three Singles in Three Clubs

These three belong to three different clubs. First one, very popular, is singles only club. It is closed for new membership. Second one, very useful, is for singles and couples. It is open ...
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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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TechSupport Issue ID#812

User ID: 3Aq47h-20dpc8l Language: English (UK) Today I noticed a strange text file on my Windows 10 PC's Desktop called "README.txt". Curious, I opened it and it read START → 2↑ → P 3→ ↑ P 4→ P →...