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What was this unstoppable vehicle?

I've made a small edit to this puzzle to try to make it slightly more difficult; see the edit history for the original version. The other day, I was taking a driving lesson. My instructor was sitting ...
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A Codenames challenge. What was the clue?

Here is the scenario. The other day I watched two excellent well informed teams playing Codenames. Amazingly the first team got six out of nine in their first attempt! The three words remaining for ...
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An Enigmatic Price List

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Yes indeed, an Outlaw from the past

I am an outlaw from way past. Not real though. Look at me forward, backward, or upside down, I remain exactly the same. Yes indeed, no change. Can you guess?
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Identify me through my hobbies [closed]

Rule: I will be posting one hobby per day (in no particular order)(was that a hint?) until the riddle is found. The riddle's answer is the name of either the real human or their persona. I ...
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I am enclosed by rock and ice - What am I?

I am completely enclosed by rock and ice. I see no light of day. No human has ever been here, but if you could come here then you wouldn't know what time of day it is. What am I?
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Celebrity picture rebus

It's an easy one, lets see who gets it the fastest. HINT:
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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My Boss Gave Me A Task

This is an original puzzle. My first. Hope you enjoy it. Inside my lunchbox My charge goes every night, Stored in my cupboard Until brought back first light. You see, boss gave me a ...
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It is a very big state: Says Grandpa

"Wow, this is a very big country, our USA" Said Grandpa. He was looking at the USA map. "Everyone knows that" My two cents. "Did you know that California is twice as big as Nebraska?" "Could ...
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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Can you help find my mistake?

I wrote this short story a while back, but I'm afraid I made a mistake. Can you spy it for me? This puzzle is from CG. with love. Good luck I once knew a Young Young lad The Guy was Young Lewis ...
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Freddy Krueger's Lullaby

1, 2. Freddy is drawing eyeballs. 2½, 3. One iris got bigger. 3½, 4. The other got bigger. 5, 6. Aura passes from and to irises. [NUMBERS REDACTED] Never ...
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What is a Scott Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. After seeing so many of these puzzles, I thought that it ...
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My name, my name, it's a guessing game!

I needn't be late, that would be bad As a man with a job, I must get to work I must travel quickly now, so I go I travel by the underground train I have bills that I need to pay I need that money to ...
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What does all this mean? He wondered

When he woke up, he found himself in a beautiful but strange place. He could hear the sound of ocean waves and feel the warm breeze. “Where am I?” he wondered. He started walking towards the nearest ...
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Lost my Password! Please help!

I was working on this new puzzle for quite some time now. Unfortunately, I locked the file and now I don't remember the password... :( Here's a snapshot. I think I ...
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Captain Pun's favourite animals

My good friend Captain Pun's party was a truly excellent event. His new boat - the venue - was a beautiful thing to behold, decorated throughout with nonograms in frames (as anybody who knows him ...
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A riddle by any other name

On his retirement, Bill Gates left behind a four number combination safe with a dial similar to this. In that safe is a secret that had eluded him many years ago...along with a small fortune of course....
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Headless horseman claims new head

Solve the clues and fit the answers into the grid so that each of the coloured squares contains exactly four different letters. Sahara desert capitals of historically African region in ...
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A riddle set in White Plume Mountain

I'm going to run the D&D adventure White Plume Mountain, and I want to replace one of the puzzles with a good riddle. Here's what I've got so far:
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Repeat 16x full and many fragments. By your obese guy (or thin?)

Always correct approximately this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Inspect (split to third) this thing this instant the rhythmic spirit sibling Note: The ...
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Don't touch my curve

What the heck is this? A zero, or not? Him after me, no more problem. Take the fourth and the fifth. You want some uniform? Take my test. But don't touch my curve. It's in one piece, ...
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A famous dodecagon

A 12-sided polygon (Dodecagon) has the property, that neighbouring sides appear 4 times in a ratio of 1:1 and 8 times in a ratio of 7:6. Where can such a Dodecagon be found?
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I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? [closed]

I always go in first, and come out last. What am I? It's from a Swarovski crystal game I'm playing
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The answer to this puzzle is a three letter word

Easy riddle. Even kids should be able to get this. In the end, the answer to this puzzle is a three letter word and also a single letter. Ignore the Excel sheet lines Hint Each row is a clue ...
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A big playhouse

A puzzle in the spirit of the Density™ puzzle. This one probably requires a bit of googling. Enjoy! Final answer: (8) Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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The five letter word

I will absorb everything, in some of your jewelries. People call me the highest, only to some proper me. Modulo by the highest me, there are so few trees. Modulo by me being 2357, there ...
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Anagram for Umbrella, misspelled

I see you as a circle. You see me as a point. And when you need direction I never disappoint. You see me when you're sleeping, And oft when you awake (Even in the daytime I sit and burn and bake). ...
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Which other color belongs in the group?

Group 1: brown, white, green, gray, ___________ Group 2: all other colors Exactly one other color belongs in group 1. Which color is it (i.e. fill in the blank), and why?
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What is the verbal association to the following picture?

My first puzzle of this type. In the following visual design the hidden clues will lead you to the final verbal association. It is only one word. Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint ...
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Frequent or rare? [closed]

Which common thing do these words have uncommonly in common? mole kiss breath Mates! Please note, if you haven't found the answer yet - it helps you find your way back to the real world.
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What kind of help does he need? [closed]

Old newspaper ad: "Handler of purple cows needed on farm. Leave a message on lj36@dropmail.me or call (31)725-618171421" What does he need help with? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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An original non-recursive sequence

16, ?, 19, ?, ?, 15, 16, 9, ?, ?, 14, ?, ?, ?, ?, 1 According to my measure, this sequence is more original than that of Fibonacci. Replace the question marks with the missing numbers.
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What's the girl's name? [closed]

Here is what happened: He sailed along 25 reefs, passing 1 chameleon, in order to see her sweet bosoms. What's her name? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Grandpa really likes these brands [closed]

Grandpa is a foodie. But he is also kind of picky He likes Sara Lee but not Betty Crocker He likes Hershey but not Godiva He likes Carling but not Sapporo I wonder why.
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Party Time with Captain Pun

The other day my good friend Captain Pun invited me to a party on board his new boat. "What will the dress code be?" I asked. Captain Pun said he'd email me the details. Later that day I received ...
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By what means does the King wage war?

A King over all The nations will fall His garment of white Its hem stained red The darkness made light For sinners he bled In one hand a sword The word of his power In the other a ...
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A letter sequence with curious repetitions

There was a time when I created some letter series puzzles. This one is an old one. Replace the question marks. P, Ca, ?, ?, O, Ca, P, Ca, ?, ?, ?, Ca Hints(1-3): I will reveal three question marks....
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Mostly One Way Travel : Says Grandpa

"You know these tiny travelers?" says Grandpa "Billions of them! Born to travel. They have travelled to all continents, nations, and towns." "But they always need help, a chaperone so to ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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Recurring Meeting

The computer scientist's assistant is late at work once again, trying to once again decode their bosses directions for the day. Under meetings, the boss has listed only a single meeting: ...
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Replace “?” in a squence of numbers

Replace the "?" in the following sequence:$ $ 2 7 10 13 14 22 26 27 28 31 49 53 54 57 78 79 ? 90 101 106 109 110 111
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Excavation Study

Layer by layer, we continue our journey to the center. Excavation area (in order) Excavation plans Expect plenty of overlap! Answer is a thematic phrase. Text transcript of the excavation area (...
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Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was ...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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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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Weren't we supposed to know more of the story by now…?

This happened almost exactly a decade ago, so excuse me if I get some of the details wrong. I overheard a couple of people talking about somebody I assumed was a mutual acquaintance who had died very ...
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Three Tongues of Rock

Three tongues of rock My royal decree To ancient lore would hold the key Who am I?

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