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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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Unlock My Phone! January 2018

I can't remember my phone's password! Ever since January of 2018 I have changed my phone's password every month to stay secure, however even I have trouble remembering my passwords. Luckily my ...
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The Mathematics Department

After a whirlwind tour of the English department, the tour entered the Mathematics department. Upon entering, I immediately heard some interesting conversations: "It's like a puzzle, that game..." ...
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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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…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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Who am I, and when will I appear?

I came regularly once a year, from '05 to '08, Barely staggered through the next couple of years, Returned in 2010, and broke in 2011. In '12 and '13 I was only half there, But in '14 and '15 ...
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A manager's dilemma

A sports manager was walking nervously on the street. It was a stressful time for him and he didn't know what to do. Two of their biggest stars had drunkenly trashed another hotel room after a ...
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Anime guess Riddle #5

Like in my fourth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) When the plants are cutted, by the ...
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I'm purple and small, what am I?

I'm purple and small, not hard to make at all. I take you to new places, Where you will see some new faces. I'm part of the world, yet take you away, When you step through me, you see mostly grey. ...
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I am the fifth of my kind

Sit down, gather round, listen to my tale Of a time when humanity would finally fail To conquer death like it always had, we've died before, but this time was bad. In threes they ...
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Oh boi! Dis aint Engliz! #1

First some Engliz: These weird combination of letters are actually words translated in some different languages, and concatenated. Each line has one word translated in different languages. These ...
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Pulling a fast one

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Traversing Latin America & Caribbean: A Cryptic Journey

Earlier parts in the series: Africa, US & Canada, Oceania. Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Latin America or the Caribbean, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by ...
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Diagrams of a Summer

My friend was being cryptic about how he spent his summer. I was prying, so he gave me two oval-shaped diagrams and told me I could figure it out, at least before next summer. However, I'm lazy and I ...
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Wordmorph K: An Introduction

Let me introduce you to a game I invented called Wordmorph K (WmK). You may have played a variation of this game in the past. WmK Rules: 1) The objective is to transform the "Start Word" to the "...
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What is an Independent 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 Independent Word™. Use ...
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That is a battlefield

These emails keep coming, and I can't block them. Apparently my ISP has told me that they're too secure to end up on my block list, and for some reason, I can't send these messages to spam. Whoever ...
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Another another Add-A-Gram

This is based on the Add-A-Gram puzzles by wildBillMunson. You need to find a chain of words, such that each next word is an anagram of the previous word plus an additional letter. Example: a doctor ...
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The shifted library

I'm keeping an alphabetically sorted (somehow) collection of books in my library. Unfortunately somebody shifted things around a bit and then deleted some stuff in all of the resulting pairs. Only the ...
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Who am I, and when will I appear? the second

(with apologies to @Rand al'Thor, whose latest puzzle inspired me to post this one, my first here—and whose text I blatantly stole lovingly adapted in homage.) I came regularly once a year, from '...
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The Science Department

Today I decided to take another tour of the local university. We went into the science department first. Suddenly, I found myself harassed by a woman in a lab coat. She exclaimed in an urgent voice, '...
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Connect Wall Squared

In this connect wall are 16 words. There are 4 groups of these words; your first job is to find these 4 groups and name them. The second part is determining what 1 thing groups those 4 categories ...
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Anime guess Riddle #6

Like in my fifth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a rebus riddle:
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A “Puzzling” Cipher

I thought I'd put together a simple cipher for all of you Puzzling lovers out there. If you need help, you can always look to the wisdom of the past for guidance. The answer is a single word, and each ...
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Soapbox on a street corner

When I was walking today, I came across a man standing on a soapbox. He was broadcasting his view to the world, and though he was speaking in English, I couldn't understand what he was going on about. ...
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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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Anime guess Riddle #9

Had not too much time to spend the last month, so here is the 9th part of the series Like in my eighth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve ...
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Anime guess Riddle #7

Like in my sixth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a picture riddle:
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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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What are we? And where is our brother? Hints galore!

We can be made from addition or subtraction Our best are often a popular attraction Some you can touch, and some you cannot One with a dozen will heal you Another, inumerable, shan't be bought Some ...
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Could you *be* any more metaphorical?

The following, apparently random list of seemingly random nonsense is a metaphorical interpretation of something that exists in the real world. What is it? As always, go line by line. But once you ...
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On a puzzling spree

This puzzle is part 18 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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Guess who I am: Born with a “spark”

Energy can only be manipulated and moved, but never created or destroyed. The two halves, they complement each other, And yet are complete opposites. I wish I was a channeler, Born with a "spark"...
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Cipher Riddle (intermediate)

You must decode and answer it! Here it is: 00101010 01001101 01100111 01101000 00100000 01101101 01110110 00100000 01101000 01110100 01110111 00100000 01101101 01101110 01110111 00100000 01100101 ...
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There is a Phobia of Climbing Me, and a Phobia of Staring at Me

Riddle me this: I always head up or down, straight or in a spiral. Jacob dreamed of Heaven via me inside the Bible. I never head sideways, as that is a different way. When home ...
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Cricket or Cipher?

Congrats Bass for finding the answer of Find this Cricket terminology Find the names of three Cricket stadiums from the below codes: 1. dy30q7i 2. 23jgo36 3. 5y39fqo
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Steve misses _________?

Congrats! Weather Vane for finding the answer of :Steve asks his brother to book tickets $\bullet$Yesterday West Indies won by 7 wickets against Pakistan. Even though Steve belongs to England, he ...
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Happy New Year?

Extend this infinite series by five more terms: 17, 3, 5, 7, 11, 17, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 2, 5, 7, 11, 13, 2
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Here's a little cryptogram I wrote, you might want to read it letter for letter

Mage's birth seems important. That's all I'm going to say. J EJPL QW VFIUQT UXWUTH YOSWSUV, HIU Q JQ PIAX PN HSV. BQIZ BQMKS R QBG WSU MGMTB, JRE IV E CQC ASWWK JV CLF PNEE QO M EW. R EN I KMU ...
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A connection between Riley Riddles and I

The following riddle was inspired by what is referred to as "Riley Puzzles / Riddles" (example). Another Riley Riddle! This one keeps to the traditions, but it might be a little too hard. I will give ...
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Anime guess Riddle #8

Like in my seventh part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve it! I hope you have fun :) This time I've updated the Pokemon theme so it fits ...
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Deduce Distinct Digits of the Given Fibonacci Sequence- Detail all Steps

$DEPUS$ $SRST$ $UDQD$ $CTQU$ $DTPR$ $PQR$ $SDE$ $VRR$ $CVV$ $DUU$ $QP$ $TT$
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Anime guess Riddle #3

Like in my second 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 :) So Mr. ... youre ...
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Anime guess Riddle #2

Like in my first 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 :) My MC is the ...
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Steve asks his brother to book tickets

Congrats! $\Omega$ Krypton for finding the answer of :Where is Steve? Yesterday England won the first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 by 104 runs. Steve is extremely happy now. He asks his brother to ...
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The mysterious box: The First Clue

It was a normal day when I got the box came in the post. I opened it and found a handful of objects inside. I picked out a piece of paper and on it was a riddle: The next clue lies within the top ...
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Who is Pete's favourite scientist?

Pete is back. Pete met his old friend Steve at the hospital at the end of March. They both went to the same history class. Pete: Hey! Steve: Pete? Pete, is that you? Pete: Yes. How are ...
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A quick rebus puzzle

This riddle depends on the colour of the pictures. So it is not friendly for colourblind people. All inconveniences are regretted A simple one this time. No hidden meaning or clues. Let's see how ...