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A puzzle whose solution relies on external sources (like tables, dictionaries, wikipedia) or specifics that may not be common knowledge.

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Guide to Codes and Ciphers

Note: This is a Guide not a Puzzle ciphers are quite common now on puzzling, and at first can seem quite confusing. But ciphers are bigger than this site, used worldwide by companies and secret ...
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Recycling old answers

Each of the puzzles below gives a two-word answer. Solve the puzzles and arrange the resulting 16 words into four groups of four, each with a common theme. The resulting group names form a clue for ...
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See me once, see me twice

A very short riddle just came to my mind, let's see if it can be cracked: see me once, food can usually be found see me twice, thundering typhoons all around hints are coming daily, if needed. ...
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See me once, see me twice #2

I had a lot of fun with my "see me once, see me twice" question, so I thought I'd make a series out of them. So here is the next riddle: see me once, the hammer falls. see me twice, the gamer ...
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Four Directions - Where and what am I?

To the North I see headstones, but to my surprise - no grass, no dirt, and no clay. To the South is the smallest you probably can't visit, then nothing for a very long way. To the West is a garden ...
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Four Directions #2 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a place you could wear on your feet To the South is a place that could mean alone To the West they play a ba' game in the street To the East is where Hallvard sits on his throne I've ...
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It's time to play…Add-A-Gram!

Anyone who loves Scrabble or this site is probably familiar with anagrams. But what about Add-A-Grams? An Add-A-Gram takes a word, adds a letter, and then shuffles the letters to make a new word (I ...
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See me once, see me twice #3

You guys seem to like these riddles, so here you have another one: See me once, the winged creatures visiting. See me twice, small children's eyes glistening. See me four times, are you even ...
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Four Directions #3 - Where and what am I?

To the North, a mule may serve you in copper. To the South, you may end up rich or a pauper. To the West, "Keep it Weird" you may hear them mutter. To the East, if you visit, bring plenty of butter. ...
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Spaced Out and Obfuscated

In this puzzle I took an English phrase, spaced it differently, then replaced the resulting words with synonyms or definitions. This is an example to show you what I mean. Spaced out and obfuscated: ...
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See me once, See me Twice #7

Here I am again, with another See me once riddle. Have fun! See me once, at the start of the week See me twice, the men becoming bleak See me once, when gambling on chinese ground See me ...
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Four Directions #4 - Where and what am I?

To the North a dusty foot philosopher was born To the South as you go, the colder the weather To the West is a brown leaf - wait is that a horn? To the East is a place to get back together I'm with a ...
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See me once, see me twice #5

Here I am again with a fifth See me once riddle. Have fun finding the answer! see me once, I'm taped together as a twist. see me twice, used by both chef and geologist. see me once, icky ...
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See me once, you squeal with glee

See me once, you squeal with glee See me twice, a foul apple I see See me twice, do not pass go Hear me thrice, swing up the radio First hint: Second hint: Here are the previous ...
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Which country is INDIA in?

An intrepid globetrotter needs to know this: BENIN is in Libya CANADA is in China DENMARK is in the United States FRANCE is in Germany INDIA is in ??
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A mysterious email from the Historical Society

You are a secret agent in the service of the KGB, recently deployed on a highly dangerous mission to infiltrate MI6. After a delay when your superiors thought your cover had been blown before you even ...
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Four Directions #5 - Where and what am I?

To the West, they are young and grand To the North, they are high and briny To the East, they are enchanting and jolly To the South, they are rising and shiny I'm all at once and none at ...
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Who's this Pokemon?

The requested Pokemon belongs to the original ones, often called the real ones, i.e. the first 151 Pokemon. I do what I know best, but people don't appreciate it! This makes me feel bad, I punish ...
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See me once, See me twice #8

See me once, I like riddles so don't be a buzzkill See me twice, tell everyone because I'm really ill First hint: I am prepared to give out more hints if needed. Good luck! Here are the previous ...
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Youth is, Inevitably, the Nature of Yielding Adulthood. Nurture it Greatly

Riddle me this: We are both black and white with two seeds, But they each can never be planted; Through our swirl, philosophy proceeds, But our balance is taken for granted. Our forces ...
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Four Directions #6 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by metazen's riddles, I have decided to create my own To my west are a bunch of crooks To my north is a special fruit To my east is somewhere everyone wants to be To my ...
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Anime guess Riddle #4

Like in my third part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Braveheart story ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently ...
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3 = 6 ? Another non math question. Another Grandpa Mystery

Now I know Grandpa asks silly questions all the time. He says to me: "Son, this is based on my personal experience. I was with a friend today. He made a gesture. By making this gesture he ...
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The Librarian's labrynth

You've entered a library. The library is known for its large capacity, yet small size. Inside, you are in a room about the same size as the outside. There is one window on each wall (This is a four-...
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Let us all join the party for hope!

The students at Hope's Peak Academy decided to throw a party to have some thrills and chills (and let's stop there, please!) They played all sorts of games with each other, and now it's time for the ...
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The strange story of Lord Lefthide

Lord Lefthide was found dead in his mansion, to what it would seem of a heart attack. But it appears that moments before his death, he was writing some uncanny childish story. He was indeed found dead ...
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The Gnosis questions(2)

This is the second question in the series: The Gnosis questions "Since people look at round figures with suspicion, They added two, to an Indian's estimation for a foreigner named object. Look, it's ...
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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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Enter the Vermillion

I have a new riddle for everyone here at Puzzling.SE, and I believe it's a safe bet to say it will be difficult to solve. My suffix is my prefix, defined for both as well; My infix has one ...
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A strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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Teapot Riddle no.26

So I've noticed the Teapot riddles are rising in popularity and I figured I would give them a try; also, it didn't help that it was recommended by @user474343 for ...
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The Perpetual Teapot (no.28)

So, as I stated in my first Teapot riddle, I was challenged by a fellow user to create a Teapot riddle, and thus I have created ...
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Hunting Season is Open!

As some of you may have gathered, I really like learning about new animals; some of my favorites are: In the spirit of a good challenge with a chance to learn new things, I've created this multi-tier ...
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Teapot Riddle no.27

Good luck to you all! The Rules I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. The Puzzle ...
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Who has more? Ireland or Iceland?

China has three more than Chile Algeria has two more than Nigeria Ireland has _____ more than Iceland. Or other way around? How many and why? This is also a clue to the previous puzzle " ...
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Recondite key locked another puzzle… - Clue Twenty Nine!

<<---First clue <---Previous clue A note from @Mithrandir: I have given explicit permission for @Techidiot to post this, and gave him the answer to encode. If you want to post one, ping @...
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The scrambled riddle - Clue Twenty

<<---First clue <---Previous clue You walk through the door. Everything is dark. You walk forwards slowly. Then, suddenly, you slip on something, just as the light goes on. "Aghhhh!" you ...
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What cryptic aspect the following message has?

My manager is sending some cryptic messages for fun. Here is the message: Mr.Black had a low value in the list followed by Mr.Brown. Sometimes, though the band in the dress they wore contained red, ...
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Always $\&$ Never

This post has the same exact title, but it is not related in any way apart from the fact that it is also a riddle; all my riddles are (hopefully) original and created by me. Riddle me this: ...
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Four Directions #7 - Where and what am I?

To the North, take a horse to find something delightful To the West, a game piece that was tight with Paul To the South, he can't smell, although he wasn't spiteful To the East, you might see ...
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First Gym: Brock! Who's this Pokémon?

This question is the second one in a series of Poké-related questions I hope that I can ask. Who's this Pokémon that: Was (already?) released by the time the generation that has almost as many ...
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This party ends in tragedy (I planned it from the start, you see)

The DJ from Moscow was pumping out tunes. The house mostly bare but for furniture, strewn; A sofa for three and an armchair for one. The guests started piling in, looking for fun... 'Twas ...
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Which family member doesn’t belong?

My second older brother is a dangerous man, a pig who gorges himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest ...
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Who stole the bitcoins?

Introduction You want to give bitcoins to a person you have met. Part of the deal is to give the bitcoins in the most untraceable way. So you have decided to send an email to him with the address (...
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A pilot's messages

A friend of mine works as a pilot, so he travels a lot and I don't see him that often. But every year around the same time he sends me a message. He has been doing that ever since 1997. Here is a list ...
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My friend sent me a photo of his keyboard, but there's something I can't figure out about it

Two months ago, my friend bought a new Chromebook. He told me yesterday that while he is happy with the computer overall, he's not that impressed by the quality of the keyboard. My friend is an ...
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Coordinated efforts

I was showing off my knowledge of obscure geography trivia to my father. He admitted he'd never remember all those details, but insisted that there was a certain other topic where nobody could ever ...
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A Game Of Cat And Mouse: Part 2

Part 1 can be found here. Information from Part 1 is not required to solve this puzzle. Having identified where El Gato intends to strike next, you charter one of the Bureau's jets and fly off to ...
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A Sea O' Letters

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