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How to get 32 by using +1 , +1 , ×3 , ×3 , ÷2 , ÷2, ^2, ^2?

How to get 32 by using +1,+1,×3,×3,÷2,÷2,^2,^2? (The last two operators are 'squaring'.)
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I'm singing a song, can you follow along?

What song am I singing? I apologize for the resolution. If you open the image itself in a new tab you can magnify to get a better look at the words.
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Which node(s) does 16 connect with in this simple graph?

If we add 16 as a node to the graph below, which node(s) will it connect to? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5
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We found text from the year 2040!

Recently, the first surviving examples of text from the ███████████████e discovered! The unearthed artifacts included a collection of rectangular tablets inscribed in the hitherto unknow███████████████...
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Get up and Riley!

My prefix is strangely vast My infix is just you and me My suffix's where this is asked My whole makes you so grumpy What am I?
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Anagrid (word search with anagrams)

I have to give Tom the opportunity for a rematch, so here's my attempt at an Anagrid (here is the first puzzle in the series). The rules: This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, ...
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A derivative word search

This square is composed of elements, all in the same set, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one word. However, the words are anagrammed. ...
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I found myself to be the fifth and a bridge

I found myself to be the fifth, although I was more part of one It was the result of to finish a quest my ancestors had begun It all started with a break of peace and a Greek gift Tis’ started a ...
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Exceptional numbers, neither good nor bad

Behold, my new comrades, a monstrous yet straightforward puzzle, appearing on the order of that group of fellows occasionally visiting PSE but hitherto unable to join their simple friends. I assure ...
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We Have the Power

I was out supporting my local labor struggle when I got this request: 9F06 7F11 7F23 7F05 7F17 8F19 7G11 8F18 7G08 7G01 7F09 9F22 2F33 9F15 2F07 2F10 7F02 So, what should I do?
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A sporting chance

The top four flights of the English football league system consist of the Premier League and three lower divisions. Chelsea is reading a newspaper from July of a year from 1993 to 2019. Chelsea: "I ...
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Again, the scientific one!

I am looking for an answer that consists of two parts(____ ____). The task is to somehow make sense of this word grid below with the help of the clue. Hint Hint2
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Zed's Garden: Nothing But Flowers

My friend Etta and I constantly pay visits to each other. Etta runs a little flower shop down the street from my house, so naturally I try to stop on by while I gad about town, and sometimes I'll even ...
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Another UNESCO World Heritage riddle

This puzzle was inspired by this ⛵😱$-$p 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 😂Long 👑a⚽u Ak➕ 🔴🌲$-$🍃 💍 of 👦d🧄 $-$ 😋 ❄️👀 🏰$-$ 🍑 $+$ C
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The Alchemist leaves a trail

I discovered the entrance to the secret passage in the first chapter of the Alchemist. The stone-walled corridor curved to the right and downwards towards a source of light emanating from a chamber ...
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Pictures to words

There are three set of images, for each set please determine a word/phrase representing it, and determine the final word by the three words/phrases. (A set can have any amount of images.) Set 1: ...
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Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Created by myself during Covid-19 lockdown. I've posted an image because emoji rendering as text are not working too well.
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2020!(Not exactly though)

The images in the rectangle will help you replace the question marks with the correct numbers!
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What do all of these things have in common?

What do these five things have in common? Hint:
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The scientific one!

The picture below will lead you to the correct answer. The answer consists of two parts(_____ _____). Try see if you can make sense of it! Oh, and don't forget.... the scientific one! Hint
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Guess characters from pictures

I've been sent this by my friend on Facebook. Unfortunately I don't know the original source. Every picture represents a set of TV characters. Can you guess who they are?
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A trip around the United Kingdom?

Last year, I visited the following towns and cities in the UK, in order, following a specific route Huddersfield Portsmouth Grantham Sutton Edinburgh Giffnock London Eastbourne Where ...
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Some luck involved

Can you guess the theme? OK, feel free to reverse image search, it's been many days now. Slight Tip: Tip 1: Tip 2: Last Tip:
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They all relate to one thing

1: $60$ $60$ $60$ 2: $\frac{n(n+1)(2n+1)}{6}$ 3: $\sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}$ 4: $\frac{21}{7}$ 5: 25, 36, ? 6: $>90$ Find what all of these mean or what they represent (What I ...
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A short puzzle especially for social isolation time

Solve the following analogy. ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as". Text only:
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Pretty lame reviews.. Why do people want this?

Browsing an online store, you see this product. The reviews are pretty low, but it seems many people want it. What is it ?
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My friend's next country

My friend gave me this puzzle. Here is the list of the places I went to, in this particular order, and their scores. United States (USA) 1890.19 Soviet Union (URS) 860.14 France (FRA) 749.02 ...
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Why did she choose O6G?

He gave her 8 choices. 7 lead to death, one lets her continue. O6A O6B I6C U6D I6E I6F O6G O6H Of course, he knew she had no idea. He turned the hour glass and gave her 5 items from his suitcase....
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Complete the following analogical analogy

In an analogy ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as/like". Now, since this is almost an analogy (maybe a future type), I will accept the solution if it's almost correct. Kinberg : ‴niɘɈƨnɘƨiƎ‴  :: ?
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Usually in games!

Try to replace the question mark with the help of the clue! The clue will make you understand what those symbols represent. Now you just have to find the pattern! (The vertical bars are just there to ...
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The Alchemist goes missing

He hadn't been responding to emails for days. When he was deeply involved in his work, delays were not uncommon, but not this long. Something was clearly amiss. Something had happened to my long time ...
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A descriptive cake

A 'geezer' walks into a bakery. The man is covered from top to bottom with tattoos - on his face, on his shoulders... even arrow tattoos on his fingers. He has dropped by to hand in a design for a ...
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The answer to this visual puzzle is a name

The answer to this visual puzzle is a name
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What is Austria?

IF New Zealand is 64 Argentina is 54 Then Austria is?? Need Two answers with explanation NO PARTIAL ANSWERS PLEASE
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An awesome but unusual concert

Some times ago, I went to a concert, somewhere south of where I lived. Security had canines, but those were very unruly and attacked each other. When setting up my tent, I wanted to use a stone to ...
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How many “I”s am I talking about? : Asks Grandpa

Grandpa is sitting there with his poker face "Tell me son" He says calmly. "If 4Js equal 12Is 4Ks equal 14Is How many Is does 1Q equals? And no, it is not 6.5 or 6. And while you ...
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the ...
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Help Kevin come out of this mysterious world!

Kevin is stuck in a mysterious world. Your task is to help him find the correct route to get back to Earth. He finds the following pieces of paper on the ground. Kevin collects these ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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Up, down, left, right

Right 1. Stop behind fashionable content (6) 4. Wingspan is chosen to cover language for left clues (8) 10. Former students crossed feet and consumed metal compounds (9) 11. Six losses to start with? ...
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The Single Digit - a chess riddle

In front of you lies a safe. Within the safe, you are aware, lie the AI-discovered secrets to solving the game of chess - indeed, every one of its complexities, all of its unknowns, implausibly ...
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Insufficient facts

Some wear gold; some wear blue; Some wear red while watchest you. Some are brown; some are yellow. All aboard would save their fellow. Flights of fancy, flights of risk, Flights beyond our orb'ting ...
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You don't know what this means

What name is missing from the second place in the following line? Rembrandt ? Heinrich Replace the question mark. Hint 2
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The bird with the ball

An evil bird snatched the ball but the people burst in laughter. An angry devil tried to kill the bird but the bird never died. Who is this crazy bird? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4 [added ...
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What is my brother?

My little brother likes puzzles a lot, and recently he started making his own. The first ones were simple, but his newest got me good. He always describes one word with simple but not too revealing ...
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Make Some Homophonous Noise [closed]

How many homophones can be used in a single sentence? Rules: Sentences must be English. (no foreign words, like see & si (si is "yes", in Spanish) Sentences can not be a setup to list homophones....
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A set of eight related to eight

The 36 words below comprise a set of eight related to eight, a set of seven related to seven, a set of six related to six, and so on. Which word belongs to the set of one? ...
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…vs VTE(next to)

What do these letters and numbers below represent? After you've figured that out, replace the three question marks! LXE 329, CIE 266, PNS 260, KPE 141, HCQ 132, LZE 122, FVS 111, DIG 101, VTE 100, ...
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No trap in this one

This visual puzzle resolves to a number. HINT Hint2 Hint3 Hint4 Hint5 Hint6
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Check my drawing skills!

I was never too good at drawing, but... if this is the case, there is a word associated with this bmp image. Find out which one. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5: Hint 6:

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