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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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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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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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Where did this mysterious note come from?

The boy had a cat on the boat, Alone among blue all around. He wrote a very brief note, Hoping the can would be found. I just came back from the Latpipe Hotel and decided to head to the beach, for ...
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There's no place like Home Theater!

Dorothy, now 93 years old, was watching some of her favorite movies in her home theater when, as one would expect in tornadic climes such as Kansas, her house blew away to somewhere over the rainbow. "...
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What is an Odious Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Odious Word™. Use the ...
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The Vowel Eater

Here's a quote from a very famous book with all the vowels and punctuation removed. Can you re-assemble it? ...
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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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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Only Connect - Connect Wall #1

There's a well-known British game show called Only Connect, which tests your ability to come up with the connections to things which are very hard to relate. One of the staples of the show is the ...
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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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Dungeon Crawler: Level 2.5

You are the protagonist in a game designed by NeedAName Inc. Proceed through the levels using your video game knowledge to solve the puzzles therein. Solve all levels and beat the game! Level 2.5: A ...
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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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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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Magical Knight Moves with Effortless Ease in his Magical Kingdom

Magical Knight knows every Square of his Magical Kingdom. In many respects, he is like any other knight...Literary,Prime, Normal(makes same allowed chess moves). He is people Knight . As he traverses ...
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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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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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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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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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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword

"OK, so I know that you two are always arguing about what type of crosswords to do- 'Normal crosswords are too boring!' 'Cryptics are too esoteric!!' Trivia vs wordplay, yeah, I've heard both sides. ...
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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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How Many Policemen?

A friend of mine presented this nifty little puzzle, he said it's from Round Britain Quiz. It goes like this: An athletics competition, arranged periodically, rewards a medal to 79 winners, 47 ...
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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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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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You've Probably Seen Me Naked

As an alphabet aficionado, I can make you laugh long into the night. As a make of Japanese vehicle, I can keep your surroundings clean and beautiful. As an execution apparatus, I make you laugh ...
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A Sea O' Letters

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Twisted TV Titles, season 2

Inspired by this puzzle by Pugmonkey, here is a second set of Twisted TV Titles. Each of the new shows pictured or described below is a copy of an existing program with the name changed by a single ...
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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Snow White, ...bits in a byte, ...tripod's upright, ...and a number that is quite lucky at least in my opinion. Then there's you plus... ...
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The Wall of Walls

I present to you... The Wall of Walls! \begin{matrix} \text{sniper} & \text{bauxite} & \text{marshmallow} & \text{viper} & \\ & \\ \text{sparrow} & \text{absolution} & \...
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(According to me.)

Can you identify the six things below and determine the final answer? First thing My first three are the code for a port airport in Malaysia. Next you'll need one of the least-common ...
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Two lists of favorite words

My great aunt Edith keeps this list of her favorite words tacked on the refrigerator: Atlas Chance Detail Frost Hand Magnet Orange Ring Sand Tiger Winter Wolf My great uncle ...
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Our puzzling friend

One of our friends spends all of his time on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, so to get him to come out with us, we let him pick what to do. This was a pretty big mistake as we soon found out. This was ...
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This should be a tough one

Oh my, oh my, my puzzling friends My last riddle is unsolved but for a few odds and ends. With no interaction, I've gotten quite bored. I wrote this riddle so I won't be ignored. ...
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The Gnosis questions(3)

This is the third question of the series: The Gnosis questions "Link a phrase which means being depressed, A phrase which means propitious future, Something utilizing the phenomenon which results ...
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Muddled movie titles

A friend of mine has a really (selectively) bad memory, and often gets things muddled. He's trying to recall the titles of these movies / series, but all he can give me is a very brief synopsis of ...
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Prevent a Terror Attack

Agents of P.U.Z.Z.L.E. (Part-time United Zippy Zealots Loving Enigmas), we need your help. Terrorists are planning an attack on an underground railway station. One of our undercover agents placed an ...
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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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Super High School Level Crossword

Note: This crossword contains objectively more references to Japanese popular media than necessary. Does that fill you with despair? Upupupu... Clues ...
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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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Important days in history… and to come!

The other day I decided I wanted to come up with another simple puzzle before releasing another toughy on puzzling.SE. I came across an interesting series of dates that I wanted to share and see if ...
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a spell for summoning help

Mutter dos de thou around a rhetorical shape, then pause with the hero of Card's game. Then let it sit for far too long while the celts tell you how many bards came. Our protagonist makes another ...
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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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In excess I'm lethal

I'm found in nature, but you'd never know the difference if I wasn't. I'm used in plants, but not as the critical part. I'm safe to consume, but you might think otherwise. In excess I'm lethal, ...
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Oh boi! Dis waas never Engliz! #2

This puzzle is second in the series, the first one being this. But these are related in no way. Below are some weird combinations of letters, which are actually words translated in some different ...