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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 Relaxing Riley Riddle

My prefix is a rotation. My suffix is a stiff bristle. My infix is holding a kitten. Ah, what's my name?
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…And they were stumped for a long time

This puzzle is part 16 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Crazy for revenge

@Brandon_J recently asked us in Can't Even Sit Down to identify a movie based on the words tart con arc host I've also been to see a fun movie from a few years ago, just a short one buck ...
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Bookshelves 3 - what's my hobby?

Everybody needs a leisure activity. Most of the books I need for mine are downstairs, with none in the bedroom. But as I like to keep an eye on things I have this (unsorted) pile by my bed to remind ...
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Prime turns into Perfect Cube, if you reverse its digits and subtract…What is the number

Given: 1) I have more than one digit. 2) Reversed number is subtracted to give at least 2 digit number which should be a cube. 2) you don’t even need a calculator to figure me out. Who am I?
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A B C in close knit relationship.. Who are they?

Find these closely knit numbers examining their relationships. A, B, C are distinct positive integers. AB, AC are concatenated Numbers. Given: 1 / AC = 0.0BC0BC0BC...... 1 / BC = 0.0AC0AC0AC......
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The hearts of gold

This puzzle is part 10 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Gladys visits a campus

This puzzle is part 9 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Find the first three terms of the sequence

Find the missing values in the sequence: $X, X, X, 59, 2, 65, 3, 58, 9, 79, 3, 23$ Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Bookshelves 2 - what am I reading?

Here's a picture of my fiction bookshelf. Every book has its place, and no part of the sequence can be duplicated. The fifth novel from the left is missing as I'm half way through reading it. What am ...
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Find the cipher used

Each of the following lines were said by various famous personalities. Each line corresponds to one person. There is no relation between these lines. After obtaining the names of these people, A 6 ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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A musical commute to work

I've always had... rules about how I get to work, and the eclectic music I listen to on the way. Currently my playlist on my way to work is: Fergie Röyksopp 50 Cent Abba Harlem Spartans ...
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Maybe you should Chew on This for a while!

I looked into a big black bag and found some dip. I chewed on it. When I got to the end I spit out towards a light that never seems to move. As I traveled towards this light, I noticed that the ...
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Chinese Idiom Crossword Puzzle

Here's a crossword puzzle about Chinese idioms. Horrible Scream Hundred-year-man Scare-cry nature Big tree wind I'm so sad Ghost and God cry Hit ground and cry to sky Earth good ...
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To the castle you go [closed]

You arrive at the Bridge of Death, one known for its difficult questions. The keeper arises and speaks: "Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three! There the other side, ...
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Can you figure out this language?

123242321 Each number represents a distinct letter. What language is it?
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Chinese Poem Crossword Puzzle

Hiii Here is a crossword puzzle about Poems! 1: Do you love me? 2: Mid-autumn barbecue 3: Ching Ming so many rain 4: Ghosts come from rain, Emperors come from clouds 5: I want to beat west 6: Eight ...
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Can't Even Sit Down

So I just re-watched a fun movie from a few years ago. tart con arc host What was the name of the movie?
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Two friends who went through some rough times

First I had a pretty good vision But then they locked me up And blinded me ! But I kept my heads on my shoulders Even though they drugged me... Then I played the role of my life (and death) ...
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On what object around a house would you find a “punt”? [closed]

Someone asked me the other day: On what object around a house would you find a punt?
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Extinction of THEM

After snowmobiles' usage had been wide spread, the one of THEM was mentioned to extinct. There are about 400 of THEM in the world. Who are THEY?
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #4 (Guess the book too!)

Oh no.... I stumbled upon another of these, and it asks for the person AND where the story left off! But I suppose I have to give it to you... When I was the spry age of eight, My house, or shop, ...
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Gladys unchained

This puzzle is part 2 of Gladys' journey across the globe. If you're new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. Dear Puzzling, Today I spent the ...
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Two denim hijabs

When fellow Finns ask me which hockey team I support, here's what I tell them: A singer inhabits the lesser of two denim hijabs. What is the name of my favourite team?
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Can you complete the sequence?

Well, can you? Q, W, R, I, ? Make sure you provide your reasoning. I can ensure you there is a pattern here. This is probably a simple one, but good luck as always!
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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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The Adventures of a Chocolate Cookie

A chocolate cookie (we'll call her Ann) went to a store. She purchased a small mammal for free. The mammal was intended to replace another of Ann's possessions - no one really knew what it was, but it ...
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Round and round the Yamanote Line

I just received a call from my friend who only speaks German. Last I heard, he was in a trip in Japan. Here is a translation of how the call went: Him: I went around the loop line. It was colored ...
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Sequence problems!

Sequences (make sure to look in a fiction book!) MROGVW, tVPGaML, BdAMaC, ?, IPaUPC, aODFCtV, EHMbtH, ?, ?, ?, GGaL, IGSwaP, WVtJotG, IHaDP, IWSET, WMtDoEBB, IPoaFMEP, AFSG, ?, IGaNEfC What are the ...
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #3

Previous ones: #1 and #2. I came with three but was entombed Smelled leaves for way too long I came out with the help of gold But see one missing Then I went west, almost sixteen With ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I?

I am a fiction character that follows these criteria: A maiden huntress, whose life was brief I left my brother with a lot of grief Died fiddling with lots of gears My friends, my friends, ...
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Unlock My Phone! November 2018

I had a bit of phone trouble last year, so I had to take a break from puzzle passwords. But once I got it working again I hopped right back in, although this is a pretty easy one. What is my phone's ...
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To kill a cuckoo

Now these are stories I'd like to hear ! First born goes to Saturn Ducks go bomb stuff in winter Highness bequeathes his lands to imaginary sheep One for all, including a dog ...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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A strange hotel

Entering the lobby, I requested a room. The clerk handed me my key and I took the elevator to my floor. To my surprise there was a sign on the door of my room telling me I should try a different room ...
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Practical Nonsense

Here's an enigmatic puzzle I created. The answer will be one word. I don't understand these symbols, but hey, at least they work!
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #2

Of course, I may be too early, but here it is: When I promised not to tell I didn't know why not But when I came up with "freckles" I knew it had to stop I got caught by the talented ...
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My cryptic bookshelf

I have a cryptic bookshelf that I keep fiction books in. However, some of them are lost, and I don't know which ones go where! Shelf One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Thunder and Shadow ...
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I’ve officially counted to infinity! [closed]

Sarah called me today and explained that she had counted to infinity. I shrugged and said it was impossible. She said that since I didn’t believe her, she would do it again, and this time in only ten ...
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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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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First time hit, with spinach? A little bit?

This blockbuster game was devised around the year 1980 by a person, that had never before developed a video game. Concerning the species, that makes the protagonist, the game's title is misleading. ...
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Coordinate my way to the name of the (video) game

50°47′18.0″N 0°8′31.0″E These coordinates didn't only show the way to a very special horse, they also lead to a valuable object, that was offered as a prize in a video game. What was the name of the ...
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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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Take a deep breath

Here's a quick one that should be easy. You've heard me before. A Cinematic Icon Perfect audio. What am I?
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...