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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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The Very Model of a Number Sequence

Number sequence questions are normally not received well here but I thought this one might warrant a bit more attention as it has the following interesting properties: It is a finite sequence. ...
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Note of greetingth

A friend of mine thent me thith note. He'th a little bit thy and often preferth to thend a metthage rather than thay thomething in perthon, even if it'th quite thort, and thometimeth amutheth himthelf ...
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I… Can't believe you grandfather!

Grandson, when I was born, there were no less than 2,005 times... Hum. One billion people, I think. Thank you calculator! In the world. — How come my old grandfather makes such en error? Note 1: ...
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I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains

I can be found near gentle green hills and stony mountains, Alongside the gas in the clouds and the iron of the earth, At times I can be white and frosty, red and fiery, or blue and stormy, What am ...
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They have the same birthday, but two are older

A while back, I was at a sporting event, holding my ticket and waiting for the race to begin, when a woman came up beside me and commented, "You know, the runner in lane one and lane two both have the ...
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His reputation went up!

Today, a new user John created an account on PSE, and he got an association bonus. He answered a question. Few days later, after logging in, his reputation went up! (He did not do any other things ...
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What's the graph relation? #4

What's the relation that joins the nodes? Previous What's the graph relation? #1 What's the graph relation? #2 What's the graph relation? #3
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Why did she choose O6G?

He gave her 8 choices. 7 lead to death, one lets her continue. O6A O6B I6C U6D I6E I6F O6G O6H Of course, he knew she had no idea. He turned the hour glass and gave her 5 items from his suitcase....
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Ode to a Nightingale: a puzzling study in literary criticism

The field of literary criticism is an interesting and fruitful one, in which puzzlers might carve out a niche. This was recently brought home by a conversation I had with a sagacious old gentleman in ...
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Say me out loud, I'll get stronger

Say me out loud I’ll get stronger Rearrange me It will just make me larger I’m triangular and angular Can be turned into one Left a whisper While staring down Had a groovy ...
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Village with no boys [closed]

This is a true story. There is a Polish village with no boys born in the last 10 years. How is this possible?
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Old, yet we stand tall

This puzzle requires a specific answer which consists of 4 letters only. With the help of the image below(and the title) you will get the right one.
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C equals O, but in general

You return to your consciousness. You find yourself trapped in a room, facing a wall where all information is located. There is also a table, on it a permanent marker. Before inspecting every piece ...
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Great Imagination (The beginning)

First, I'm the largest. Second, I'm lucky. Third, I'm quite similar to infinity. Fourth, I'm nothing. Fifth, I'm lucky. Sixth, I'm half of Third. Seventh, I'm lucky. Eighth, I'm like the ...
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Some geographical names

A certain country of the world was named after a person. Its capital was named after another, different person. The given name (first name) of the first person mentioned above is identical to the ...
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Monks in a temple

Try somehow make sense of the image below. All the necessary information to solve this puzzle is there. Good luck! Edit: The puzzle consists of two parts. First, focus on the blue parts(what's ...
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Base compromised

Grid in plaintext The nine highlighted cells contain multiple letters: two or more letters from the down clue, and two or more letters from the across clue (where applicable). The letters in each of ...
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What is a Computer Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Computer Phrase™. Use the ...
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As you can perfectly see, I'm a strange-looking tree. How old am I?

As you can perfectly see, I'm a strange-looking tree. I grow over generations, never suffering degradations. There's no trick, do not fret, what you see is what you get. I can go on and on, time ...
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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...
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A relatively easy cipher

You are the head of the cryptanalysis department, and you are pretty nervous because you have sent your best field agent, John, who also happens to be a cryptographer in your team, to find out who in ...
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Weird song from liner notes of a broken CD

Grandpa Bob liked to think he was a rockstar. He also loved to play that play-a-song-and-guess-the-name game. Known outside the family exclusively as Mr Deau, the weirdest thing he left behind when he ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Longest list of celebrity names [closed]

My friend sent me this great puzzle. What is the longest list of celebrity names you can make where each surname is the given name of the next celebrity? For example: Clive James Dean Martin ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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To Sir(s): A Grandpa Tribute

I found this paper on Grandpa's desk. Seemed like a tribute to me. His mediocre poetry notwithstanding, it seemed interesting with many familiar words. To Sir(s) Eyes on the target, finger on ...
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A trip around the United States

My journey so far has taken me to the following cities in order: New York (where I started from), Baltimore, Cincinnati, Sioux City, Monroe (La.), and Columbus (Ga.). What's my next stop? Hint: ...
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Can you name the Product Code™?

Given the product codes of 10 fruits and vegetables in the chart below, can you figure out the product code of Broccoli? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{...
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Opération Gutenberg

Paris, 5 January 1858 Gutenberg is dead. For five years I have been on this fanatic's trail. Five years of stalking his accomplices, intercepting his correspondence, tracking him down to his lairs ...
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Predicting the future?

I was browsing my email one morning when I got this curious email: Date: February 17, 2020 Subject: Want to see the future? Hello, I am a clairvoyant who can predict the future. I have made a fortune ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities (#2)

A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities. Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - ...
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Sing me the song of days gone by, sing me the song that made me cry

Sing me the song of days gone by, sing me the song that made me cry. The remorse, regret, and pain I'm in, reflects the memories of what has been. Hint 1
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How to get 32 by using +1 , +1 , ×3 , ×3 , ÷2 , ÷2, ^2, ^2?

How to get 32 by using +1,+1,×3,×3,÷2,÷2,^2,^2? (The last two operators are 'squaring'.)
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Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Created by myself during Covid-19 lockdown. I've posted an image because emoji rendering as text are not working too well.
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Where my heart longs to be

The answer to this puzzle is a two-word place. (1) One of eight of 64 is bizarre twat (4) (2) Risque yaoi manga the European Union flipped over (4) (3) You can't fight in here! This is a ...
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Can you name the country code?

As an hommage to @eyl327's "can you name the country code?" puzzles. Here is one more: Given the country codes of the 10 countries in the following table, can you figure out the country code of ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities

Some objects also happen to be countries or nationalities. Can you find what these are: I am a bird and a country I am a long object and a nationality I am a vegetable and a nationality I am a cheese ...
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Can you name the Country Code™? (#2)

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\...
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Sometimes, we add extra!

Make sense of this picture below. The answer is 8 letters long. Good luck!
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Can you name the Country Code™?

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\...
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A grand split fairly

My prefix says it's only a letter, my infix with mas, gravel travelling, my primefixes crushed orange into green, I'll see it through, to make it get better.
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What is larger than largest, your intuitions are tarnished. (What am I?)

You might call me a number, but that would be a blunder. In class you may have been told otherwise, but I tell you now that those were all lies. I'm in the deck of the cards, as big as them come. ...
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A complex matter of relations (What am I?)

There is many-a-kind of number, which sometimes makes me feel dumber. Let's say that we start from zero to four, and see if that leads us to learn some more. Some numbers you might see as a ...
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Today I give you a mathematical pleasure, which you might want to take up and measure (What am I?)

Today I give you a mathematical pleasure, which you might want to take up and measure. With a pole, or a hole, oh well, you might want to read up on Borel. My spirit can always be found in myself, ...
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Masterbrain Specialist Subject Round

Daniel has reached the semi-final of Masterbrain, a TV show which features an intimidating setting and challenging questions, presented by the famous Morten Mortensson. Daniel has achieved a high ...
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Catching up to my foe

I had once made a piece of wonderful art Until then it had been a century's vain of work Spent inside those Russian winter days At last made in the early eighties But a friend of mine had recently ...
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Which node(s) does 16 connect with in this simple graph?

If we add 16 as a node to the graph below, which node(s) will it connect to? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5
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I'm singing a song, can you follow along?

What song am I singing? I apologize for the resolution. If you open the image itself in a new tab you can magnify to get a better look at the words.
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Get up and Riley!

My prefix is strangely vast My infix is just you and me My suffix's where this is asked My whole makes you so grumpy What am I?
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We found text from the year 2040!

Recently, the first surviving examples of text from the ███████████████e discovered! The unearthed artifacts included a collection of rectangular tablets inscribed in the hitherto unknow███████████████...

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