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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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Captain Pun's new boat

My good friend Captain Pun has bought a new boat. "And this is a picture of its sail!" he said, showing me this: "Solve the nonogram and you'll soon know what type of boat it is!" Can you solve ...
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Name the product

I’m from northwestern Europe. I have a two-word name, and each word has six letters. If you take the first two letters of my first name, plus the first two letters of my last name, it spells a new ...
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My Landmark Puzzle II

It can be hard to keep track of the places you visit when you travel the world, for some people numbers can be easier to remember than words. I kept a note of the last place I visited: 43° 10° ...
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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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What is in those numbers?

" I am famous" declared Tom, flashing a newspaper. He showed me some scribbled numbers."Because of this, I made the papers" He said. 8 = 4 8 = 3 6 = 2 6 = 3 3 = -1 ...
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Puzzling is a Forte of Mine

(Click image for larger size) Answer is a two-word phrase. Text transcript of the clues (for copy-paste purposes) ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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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 Jack ...
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Piece de Resistance - Jack in all Tags… But Master in All?

Jack in all Tags... But Master in All? 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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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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A Boring Lecture - ft. Eggs, Donuts & Pills

You were yawning at your seat, being forced to attend this will-be-boring lecture by an always-boring teacher… “Good morning class, today, we’ll look into the use of different materials. ...
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Love and Sandwiches

I'm from the Bay Area, but if I forget my order number when I make whichever one... then I'll be very rile-y! $$ \begin{array}{|c|} \hline \\ \bbox[purple]{\begin{array}{c}\\\quad\quad\huge\mathbb{...
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A Puzzle for You and Mi

Several weeks before final exams were to commence, the enigmatic Dr. Noteworthy issued a challenge to their music theory students. "Each year, I like to test my senior students with a brain teaser," ...
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What are the next three numbers in this sequence?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence, and why? 110, 150, 230, 350, 550, 910, 1510, 2510... Hint 1: here's another sequence that follows identical rules. Hint 2: here's a third ...
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What Just Happened?

The wife was out, the father was in, the men drank gin, the cards were played, it was hand made, the house was still, he wrote his will, then turned over, he found clover, so the phone rang, he would ...
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Replace the question marks with one single word

This one needs a lot of lateral thinking In the equation below replace all the question marks with one single word (same word at every question mark). Then show that the equation is correct.
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Same word on both sides makes it right

Insert same one word on both sides (in place of the ?) of the following to make it correct. (No inserting any math operators or not equal to, > or < signs) ? (? V(LXVII)) = ? XIII Explain why. ...
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Me and my successor

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit. Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying ...
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Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
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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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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...
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What's an Everyday Word?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Everyday Word. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \textbf{Everyday Words}&\textbf{Not Everyday Words}\\\hline ...
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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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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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Complete the Pointer Set

The following items all have something in common. A Scandinavian country. A manual consisting of aphorisms. A famous former English professional footballer. Beef or mutton fat. A ...
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The Age of Jobs and Technology

Many years ago, Macintosh does not have a place in the technology field. Nokia was the beacon, the headlight of the kingdom of technology. Yet, there is a hidden force, in the far East, triggered by ...
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How we sleep. Who are we?

Our 1st member likes to sleep near fireplace. Our 2nd member likes to sleep after a drink of water. Our 3rd member likes to sleep on a steel bed. Our 4th member likes to sleep after ...
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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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Where will this killer strike next?

I'm going to try something new here... this puzzle is going to play out in real-time, so if it remains unsolved long enough the final objective will change. That'll be bad news for some fictional ...
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I shall Keep Watch for My Family

Inspired, again. This time, by @Stiv. Enjoy! You asked me what I did before I fell asleep; Perhaps you'll know if I tell you whose watch I need to keep. I'm the freest of them all, all things ...
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A phenomenal riddle

I’m a natural wonder, hitched to a star. You could say I’m like an electric car. I’m hard to see, and some think I’m rare. I’m so fast, you may wonder if I’m there. You can try to find me where the ...
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Emojional cryptics (slight return)

The final answer is the name of a country.
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where ...
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A partially ugly group with a casual secret

I’ve assembled a group with nine members but you’ll have to guess what their names are. One letter from each name will spell the name of a 10th group member that everybody talks about but nobody ...
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Middle-of-the-day intoxication?

Considering all categories, I've selected some examples of multiple winners and put them in order. However, I have a problem deciding where to put the one remaining entry on this list. Here's my ...
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First impressions count

Insert four letters, which represent a place, to create what may be seen in that place.   N E T   N E T
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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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The shortest , largest number [closed]

"Write a number", said Grandpa "Which is the shortest number, that is also the largest" "Shortest?" I asked "Yup. You can write it with six straight lines, period" "So you want me ...
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Give the name of this “outlaw” [closed]

Who/what am I? I am a stunning fresh shiny bandit HINT: HINT2: HINT3: HINT4:
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Hangman game backward #12

Time to get back to Puzzling! Hangman game backward #12 - guess what the question was: fill in "a" - In some area it proves to be a big problem to kids / teens or even adults these day, which ...
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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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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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Truth of OR - Logical puzzle

This puzzle is not very difficult but it is knowledge based. In front of you there are 4 switches. From these switches there are 4 right combinations to open the gate to the control room. You can ...
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What is an Encoding Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Number version puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it an Encoding Number™. Use the following ...
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Cross Bird Puzzle

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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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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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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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