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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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Listen to my Story…Let us find the Unique Invisible Pan Digital Pair

I was an avid reader of Popular Science magazine. In the last page or so, they usually had visual clues without words to make useful stuff. I always wanted to create a mathematical puzzle like that ...
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I make billions (#3)

I make billions (#3) My products are quite edgy, But most have been a bust, I'm only one of many, Lord knows who we can trust, I'm not a politician, Yet I work with presidents, ...
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All Aboard..Hop onto the Power Train to reach Destination Unity

Your goal is to reach the destination unity. starting from $3462$ with three intermediate stops. You are allowed to use only 2 mathematical operations..multiplication and Exponentiation. All the ...
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Find me from this cluster

I lie between a tennis ball and a soccer ball, I agree that I'm small. I am at the bottom but at first, Sometimes, I may even burst. My prefix rhymes with an app, I'm in Earth, but not in ...
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Traversing Eurasia: A Cryptic Journey

Earlier parts in the series: Africa, US & Canada, Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean. Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Eurasia, one per country. The answers traverse all ...
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Primes from the Pan Digital

Pan Digital Number is the smallest with all the digits 1 to 9 with no repeats. When looking forwards or backwards, eleven Primes can be extracted from that number preserving the same sequence. Among ...
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I make billions (#2)

I make billions (#2) At 9, I met my best friend, At 12, I lived an outdoor life, At 13, I broke my arm right before camp, At 15, I worked my first corporate job, At 17, I was ...
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Resolve this Fibonacci Relationship

$Given$: $A$, $B$, $C$, $E$, $F$ are distinct digits varying from $1$ to $9$. $A$ is a Fibonacci number. $BB$, $BC$, $EF$ are concatenated Numbers. $Relationship$: $(A*BB)*(BC)^2$ = $(EF)^2- B$ ...
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Word Wall of Whimsical Wordy Whatchamacallits

I was making a particularly difficult word wall, when I misplaced all the words for it. Luckily, I still had the clues. However, poring through the clues, I realised that I had nine clues, yet my word ...
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On Fri morning I was racing to work and took usual NYC train from Princeton and

I found a piece of paper with these scribbled on it Dark Thunder. X P X ...with P circled Silver Lightning. X X X... What could those X s possibly represent? Hint 1: Given yesterday Hint 2: ...
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Perfect Powered Relations - Please Figure them out

$D$, $E$, $F$, $G$, $H$, $S$, $T$, $U$, $V$ are distinct digits and can vary from 0 to 9. $DE$, $FGH$, $ESDE$, $SS$, $ST$, $SU$ are all concatenated Numbers. From the given Relations below, deduce ...
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Through the Looking-Glass

Two friends are discussing concepts for a new fantasy story: A: There exists a magical mirror that leads to a mirrored universe. In this universe, people drive on the left side of the road, and you ...
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Decipher this three times, periodically

After hanging around this site for a little while I finally decided to put together a cipher for my first puzzle. I hope you guys enjoy it. ...
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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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Tom travels extensively all over. He was trying to figure out

The missing members in the following sequence. $A$, $A$, $A$, $A$, $?$, $?$, $?$ Please help him out.
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Be a Wordsmith — Assemble enough words to score 50 from the Triangular Settings [closed]

Use this triangular setting of letters to form as many words(minimum length 5) as possible, following the given rules. You can start at any letter, follow the connected lines to pickup additional ...
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Find the Missing Members of this Family

Who are the Missing Members? $?$, $V$, $U$, $?$, $S$, $?$, $P$, $O$, $N$, $?$, $H$, $F$, $?$, $B$
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See me once, See me Twice #12

See me once, I'm watching your every move Thanks for your visit, I know you were there I see what you did there in my lair Look for my acronym and you'll have your proof. See me twice, ...
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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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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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Unorthodox Prof. Roman’s Chemistry Class Quiz

Prof. Roman of Chemistry department as you all know is quite unorthodox..here is his Quiz. It is Monday Morning and it is time for Prof. Roman’s unusual quizzes to his chemistry class. What is the ...
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Elementary, my dear …

My list for today Iodine-Sulfur+Americium-Scandium:Phosphorus Iodine-Titanium+Molybdenum+Thorium+Yttrium-Lithium:Helium Praseodymium+Oxygen+Vanadium+Erbium+Boron+Sulfur-Lithium:Aluminum ...
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Setting up the trap

Start with eleven in one e four e six; add what is missing from otherhood, oke, icks; improving position, go upwards by one; mix up for organs, remove fifty-one. Add to the end an ...
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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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Problem with heights - Riddle

I hate heights. As soon as I can see how far away the ground is, I'm filled with this uncontrollable fear and urge to get down -any survivable way to get down is better than this. My captors seem ...
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A Tale of Snake and Coffee

I had the strangest dream last night: I am in field of red stones. I start walking around until a smell of fresh coffee catches my attention. I follow it until I see a large cave, and in its ...
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Prime Sequence…a little bit Unusual about the Missing Members

What are the Missing Members in this Prime Series? what is the Significance of this Sequence? $19$, $17$, $13$, $?$, $?$, $3$, $2$
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Math to Math Nerdy Love Expressions…Fillin the Blanks [closed]

1) My Love for you is like $L= m.C^2$...because it grows xxx with speed of xxxx. 2) My Love is like a xxxx it goes on xxxxx. 3) You must be the xxxxx xxxx of xxxxx because I feel irrational ...
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Rhyme with Time

Commonly used units of Time are: $Second$ $Minute$ $Hour$ $Day$ $Week$ $Month$ $Year$ $Decade$ $Century$ $Millenium$ Can you find at least one rhyming word in English Language for each of ...
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Lunatic Loves this Sunny Sequence…Find the Missing info

Complete this Sunny Sequence, Based on the information given below:
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Primes and Puzzles are my Passion. Combining them here to get Productive Prime Puzzles..Find the Missing Info

$EXAMPLE$: $997$ = $O.$ $T.$.- $T.$ One Thousand - Three $Expand$ on the Full Info of the following Prime clues. A). 2 = F & O. E. P B). 3 = S.P C). 5 = F. On the H. D). 7 = H. of ...
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Cross-Numbers (not words)!

Can you solve this Crossword (Cross-numbers) with numbers from the given pictures ? ACROSS DOWN
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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Who am I ??? - 3.0

From the pictures below, can you find my name ? HINT 1 HINT 2
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There's a wealth of information here. Make the most of it!

The puzzle below contains a wealth of information. However, if you were to make a list, you will soon realize that there's something missing. You're task is to fill in all the blanks. Have fun, and ...
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Baby don't hurt me no more

You've been taken captive by a spy organization who seems convinced you're an agent for the other side. You've already spent a miserable day of questioning and torture and have no wish to spend ...
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I hope this riddle doesn't inspire resentment

I defy or gall, by house or by wall. Hint
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Inspired When West Winds Waft over me during my Long Walks

When West Winds Waft over me during my long Walks, become inspired Puzzle Maker. Where is this place? I don’t have a profile yet, so it won’t help you much. For those mathematically minded, they may ...
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Find Stack Exchange(s)!

Congrats athin for finding the answer of Cricket or Cipher? Find the corresponding Stack Exchange sites from the tags given below. For each site three tags are given. konica, 11.10, 17.04 ...
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Traversing Oceania: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Oceania, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by crossing maritime borders (or close enough). Each clue is missing a country name from ...
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Who are the Missing Members of this Noble Family?

Could you please find the Missing Nobles? $118$, $?$, $54$, $?$, $18$, $10$, $?$
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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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Solve the that that that rebus

It's a hard rebus to do and the rebus is: 3 "that"s ...
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And literally admirable

These are my very first try on making cryptics after a very bad-formulated and inaccurately clued cryptic crossword, but are my very own attempts to pay tribute to those who have contributed sooo much....
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Where Mongol herds graze

One of us – largest outside polar regions; another one's island's shared with Indonesians; a third one is found at the edge of the first, a break from the dryness to quench people's thirst....
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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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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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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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What's written on the book?

I have a riddle for you guys: Of the four I am the oldest, of the five I am the lowest. On my back I have a temple and at it's feet what you need to find a woman. Look at her sister pointing at her....
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Is it True that Two + Two = 2? If so, what is Ten + Ten and Nine + Nine?

Given: SIX + ZERO = 4 TWO + THREE = 15 FIVE + SIX = 88 ONE + TWO = 83 TEN + TWO = 13 If so, is TWO + TWO = 2 correct? What is TEN + TEN ? NINE + NINE ? Hint 1