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Questions tagged [knowledge]

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

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Which Sport? A non math question

This relates to a sport, a great accomplishment. It is a word.
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Batter up! (A cryptic clue)

Big noise in dugout retired by Rutherford? (4, 7)
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Stocks and shares: Another Grandpa Mystery

In his retirement Grandpa likes to manage his own investments. He studies global company stocks, their earnings, products, dividends all kinds of statistics and numbers and makes his buy choices ...
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Dress up a ship's surface

Boss turns blind eye to knife user (4) Charge with first-degree larceny makes sense (4) Recite backwards about king computer worm (6) Start donning trousers, topless educators (5) Initial ...
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What happened to the boat?

A man wandered around on a boat, And fell through a hole in the hull; He was gobbled up by a shark, And then by a flock of seagulls. Three days later the man's ghost came back, To haunt the boat with ...
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To all you Game lovers

If BACKGAMMON is reverse of CONNECT4 And OTHELLO is BACKGAMMON and MONOPOLY together Then TRIVIAL PURSUIT is OTHELLO and what together? The "what" is of course a sit down game! ...
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Rating words from best to worst

In my personal classification, certain words are assigned a rating based on some criteria. The top rating is AA, and below it the ratings go from A all the way down to Z. Seventeen AA-class words are ...
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Who is the tall man?

Three men were talking in a bar, after drinking quite a bit. After an intense argument on the state of the city's crime, the tall one of them was indignant that he was right. He was wearing thick ...
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Name the fictional crime

The motive AṠT ẠTIONS ḄJECT ENTI ETṚE HAṄK ṄITED ORṬH OU RİENTED The weaponry ...
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Just Another Cryptic Cryptic

Twenty-six cryptic clues -- each one a letter. Plug the letters into the cipher to get a final cryptic and a quiz question. Answer the question, and you've cracked the puzzle! Clues: Give money to ...
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John and Edmund's Game

I visited my younger cousins, John and Edmund, recently, and found them playing an interesting game. They would take turns to call out numbers until one of them declared themselves the winner. They ...
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Rebuses with an unknown symbol

Each picture features the same unknown symbol. What does it mean? Where would you place it fit in the final answer?
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A puzzling conversation

“I’m thinking of a word,” said Lionel. His hands moved quietly while he spoke, setting pieces in their accustomed places. “It has two zeds in it.” “How puzzling,” said Adolf, allowing himself a ...
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The Ultimate Deusovi Honeypot

Behold the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot! I ran across the linked thread recently, and found it rather humorous - and inspiring! I've taken it upon myself to not only create the ultimate Deusovi Honeypot,...
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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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The Five Cardinals

I've got five cardinals, one without its mate. My house is made of exactly four-hundred and thirty-five nice solid bricks. (I'm kidding - they're rather fluffy.) My length is about two ...
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Cryptic clues with a common theme

Concealed Yugoslav introduces military cemetery (6) Buddhist temple is top three watching photos (3 3) Central square hides koala to observatory (3-3) Thriller writer John adds three lines to ...
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What's my line?

I like pies, but I don't like pastries. I like gents, but I don't like toffs. I like reason, but I don't like rationality. What have I been doing and how have I been punished? Bonus question: ...
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Connect Wall - Find the common word: Senior, Station, U.S., Request

Connect Wall (my first one): ...
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Can 4 = 6 and 10 = 1000? : Another Grandpa Question

Grandpa likes PSE. He is amazed at the smart puzzle solvers who seem to solve any of his riddles. So he constantly tries to think of new challenging questions. So he says: "Ask Tom, SteveV, Jafe, ...
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Wall of walls featuring Elvis

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Storms form above my head

I have searched for treasure in Egypt, and spent a lifetime fishing in the Atlantic. I have seen powerful storms form above me, and felt the earth shaking with devastating effect. I have seen ...
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What crime have we committed?

We start in a city that rhymes with angina, the masculine form, add in what's drunk in China, then take phylum's first six, of the minor kind, components will make what in our hand we find. ...
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Sightseeing on Crack

Recently I went on an around-the-world vacation. Unfortunately, I dropped my phone just as I was getting out of the cab at the airport before my first flight out. Not so bad in and of itself, but ...
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5×5 image grid – What are we looking at?

The final answer is the name of a fictional character. Image credits: 7: Rama, cc by-sa 2.0 fr | 11: Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2 | 13: Volatus, cc by-sa 3.0 | 15.1: ZngZng, cc&...
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What is it? Based on a real person

Once a fruit has won a different fruit. Undesirably! What fruits are we talking about?
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Riddle on Cities. What am I?

What am I? I was 10 times as big in Athens as in Rome I'm just myself in London and New York I traditionally count in San Francisco I will make you lean in Geneva Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 ...
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From the death to the fresh beginning - A treasure hunt

Shortly after your mentor's passing, you received an envelope along with the following note: My Dear Disciple,      I am afraid my time to leave this world has come but don'...
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I rhyme with omega

The place of the birth of a short-reigning king, the fifth of his name and the last of his kind. As well as the place of his death one cruel spring, the label of genocide later assigned. ...
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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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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She has a unique personality

Each square is one word, and each row also has a one-word answer. The final answer is what I tell everyone whenever my sister is coming to town. #1 Image credits: 1. Mickayyy, CC BY-SA 4.0; ...
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Thanks, dad! Never again

No idea why my dad dragged me into this place. Some guy is performing on the stage. He's reading numbers out loud. I think it's some kind of a sequence puzzle. 1... 8... 9... 16... 17... ...
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Say My Name Please

People, demons, deities-- These three love to follow me. Starving, penniless--where reside thee? I may satiate or be half your need. Cupboards, crumbs, committees-- Those are different ...
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My Centre can be found in North Yorkshire

If I score on myself, it's written in stone. I will act badly when given a bone. If it's handed to me, I'm likely to drop. But if I'm allowed, I'll avenge my pop. What am I? In your answer, ...
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Let me hurl this riddle to you

Role 1: These people do things in mountains, pastures, hills, fields, forests... Role 2: These people do various things. They can find you a house, a hotel, send you something, kill you... Role 3: ...
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Sequence of Days : Another Grandpa Question

"Take any day. Next is the day 2 days before that. And next is the day 2 days before that and so on" Says Grandpa "That is your sequence? What is that related to?" I ask "You tell me. Use your ...
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Frenchman claims new victim

A notorious French contract killer has taken another high-profile victim. The following clues describe the time of year of the attack, the weapon used, the place in which the hit was made, and the ...
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Where Do I Come From And Where Am I Going?

I have long lost count of the number of days I have spent in this darkness, gaining distance from that prison. As I travel, I cannot help but fear. Soon I will land on a world of burning fire filled ...
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Clairvoyant job hunting

I recently got offered an exciting new position. Not knowing whether I should accept or stay at my current job, I sought the help of Wise Oracle to help me decide. O Wise Oracle, why did my ...
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I live in a pretty complex social structure, apparently

At my core I am pretty dense. So I like to stay grounded and don't really change where I am at. But there are more who are denser than me! Compared to them I change a lot more freely. But from your ...
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Three Word Train

I am looking for 3 words in the form AB, BC, CA where A, B, and C are strings of letters. The words should satisfy the following descriptions. AB: - figure from Greek mythology who is also ...
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I still don't know what I am. I have no Brain!

I have no eyes yet I see. I have no mouth yet I speak. I have no hears yet I hear. I have learned everything I know. I always know the way. You cannot control me! I think ...
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These three people are connected, How so?

Sally just started a game of checkers with Susan. Dave's back is against the wall and there is no where to run. Adam is a really popular Australian animal. How are Sally, Dave, and Adam ...
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Even street orphans speak in riddles nowadays

How do you do, my name's Gavroche, whispering words of wisdom, see? Bucharest coins are nothing posh, neither is neighbouring currency. This is the man that wrote the song "Charmaine", this ...
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Where is the money?

When I was just a little kid my parents died in a terrible accident, and I was left alone in the world. When I reached the age of 18, I received an envelope with a letter that read the following: ...
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“Always pass on what you have learned.”

I'm trying to decide what is the best quote of ancient earth history, and many, many choices have I. Can you help? I've narrowed it down some, and ordered it is, significantly: People who think ...
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Connections, S4E1

There is a timber a hallow is made out of, by some bemused by its uselessness, yet Vitruvius already pointed out the advantage of this timber being that it doesn’t rot. Indeed, a city was built upon ...
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Hebrews, Muslims and Biblical men

The first among Hebrews, a beverage of barley, the first among Muslims, a city with Ali, share a relationship which is the same as a Biblical man's English and Spanish name. Who is the Biblical ...
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The Spirit of Christmas

Alice: Help, It's almost Christmas but my house is full of spirits! Bob: But isn't that a good thing? Your family is joyful because it's the holiday season and they're excited for Christmas! Alice: ...