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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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Can you detect the pattern?

Read the title and identify Airtight ace has, our "helicopter". Cold manner hydra, implore "phi" law. A only hardcore nut, he shook Mr. cell's. Loathe "big" geezer, a Lonely Myth's. Soon "sign" ...
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In the news this month, September 2015

I have an IDEA for a puzzle. I think I'll add two letters. But am I a puzzle about a recent discovery? Or a very old conquest, newly recoined? The news would tell you both of these are very new and ...
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Scripts are like a box of sweets

Scripts are like a box of sweets, you never know if a line or two is going to stick in people's mind.  Just imagine if the scriptwriters asked the actors to say: 1 It's breathing! It's breathing! ...
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What really happened - Who am I?

The last thing you remembered, Or what happened at the start. From reality dismembered? That is a magician's art. He really wasn't funny, Neither the following curse. Can't sleep, dark or sunny, ...
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Gold Lamé swimsuit, / Asthmatic dad's dead. / Sorry Luke, she's your sister

Guess the movie (or movie series): Gold Lamé swimsuit, Asthmatic dad's dead. Sorry Luke, she's your sister. Plagued by movie curse, Odd-numbered installments bad. Is Vger God? No. ...
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Expert puzzler, apprentice movie-maker

During rand al'thor's unscheduled sabbatical from Puzzling, he's managed to keep himself busy. How, you ask? Why, by making movies, of course! Unfortunately, our resident Puzzling expert is not quite ...
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Well-known quotations

Continuing the Movie theme, can you unravel the well-known quotes below? I would encourage teamwork with this one. ...
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How do you rank these actors?

Kickstarting the fortnightly challenge, here's a movies puzzle. The following actors have been ordered on a particular criteria: Gerard Depardieu Damon Wayans Jacques Perrin Maurice ...
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Luminous Balloon

Four times they proclaimed their name, Spare the Romans and it was the same. Diverging, in a sacred abode they prayed, Afterwards some real ideas they sprayed. Despite their fame, they ...
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Brave stone heart forth Barksdale tower

This is a puzzle-monoku. The answer is a place in the British Isles. brave stone heart forth Barksdale tower
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14 links to a single word

From the White House to the Trevi Fountain I have sought advice from secret sympathisers Stalactites met stalagmites and orchids bloomed There were falling blocks and Napoleonic Attacks PSE ...
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Where to ask these questions?

Here on SE I've only answered questions so far, so I thought it was time to ask some of my own. But where should I go to find the answers to these questions? Would a tsubo-niwa garden help with my ...
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I Come from a Different Family

This riddle was inspired somewhat by the "No Bake" Riddle, and the subsequent discussion regarding the creation of an American-English tag. That should serve as a first hint, others will be added as ...
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Various cross-sections of platonic solids

We're going to take the 5 platonic solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron) and suspend them in various ways (we'll assume that they are solid and of uniform density). ...
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A limerick riddle. Provides clues to song titles that have a word in common

You might think I'm broke, but then I'm a singer and sound like a hen You can count on me I'm a tramp you see So I'll sing you the blues once again. The above limerick conceals ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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Something for the real fans

Terry guessed the key based on clues she got from Jack In a music-linked movie roughly three decades back But you need to start from a more continental track From Harold G to Harrowing (as Schmieder ...
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No shoot Sherlock: Test your internet and detective skills with this one!

Clues I have hired Sherlock Holmes to find something for me. We are near my home at an outdoor event and queuing for the refreshment tent. I suspect that the object is to be found somewhere in this ...
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Rebus arone! (We're frying here)

This is my first rebus. The titre is a crue. Hint
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To tell me who I am, you must have made me cry

They paid to see it and they applauded, as this concept was very new. But only I could relate, for the differences in our cases were very few. This made me sad and I chose to cry. It’s the only time ...
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The Homophonic Riddle

I used to have a name like a valediction, Others say it's purely fiction. My surname keeps your valuables safe, My upbringing was completely as a waif. You've seen me in many a grand time, Up the ...
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Name Progression

You know those puzzles where you have to get from one word to another through a series of steps by only changing a letter between each step? Well we're going to something similar with names. Start ...
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A Hard-Luck Farmer

I work on a farm, but it's not as romantic as you think: I need to wake up around sunrise to go to work, and I get paid just 4 pennies per minute. I had to take a second job to pay the bills. Honestly,...
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Ada and Mr Hopkins - what's it all about?

Ada is one of the last few contestants on the Greatest Assessment Match Ever. The stern and humourless quizmaster, Mr Hopkins, is giving her her final test before the end of the show. The dialogue ...
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My name is a promise, of sorts

Who am I talking about? Try to explain each part. During the square, it was a quite common thing that he said. And lets not forget to chastise the howling canine(of sorts). During the third to six ...
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More Synonym Movies

Once you figure out these, try a few more. The Nice, the Mean, and the Hideous The Fourth Prime The Linear Transformation Psychotic Supremum: Stormy Street Woman's A Dozen Displeased ...
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Who are we? We are the elite

I came from a large family, with lots of people looking after me. My family now lives all over the place, but I have my very own space. My oldest sister was one of her kind, but she could not do ...
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A Tale of a Hero

Oh woe is he! How cruel is fate! He pouts and mopes in this hour late. The subject of some cruel god's whim; Death the gods have in store for him. Suddenly a beast of legend! Our hero's ...
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Fill in the dashes Part 5 of 10

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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A melancholic melody

Have you ever, Ray, hit the floor. Hard times, still waiting, still worth fighting for. It ends tonight, go, fingers crossed. Face everything and rise, savior, Hellman. Live forever, so much better, ...
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Note Masher? Oarsmen?

Transcript from a conversation that couldn't happen today: J: Hey D, let's play the game. D: Again? There are only so many times we can do this without repeating ourselves, but OK. You start. ...
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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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Identify this person with 13 clues given

I was given riddle and have not been able to solve. Can anyone help me please? I'm an executive producer. I love gold shoes. I was born in Kansas. I'm well traveled. I'm a designer. (not clothing) I ...
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A paradox of practical necessity [closed]

I propound to you a mystery. Several centuries ago it was necessary to prove it impossible to remove funding from the fraudsters so that science could advance. In the twentieth century it was ...
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Seven fun mini-riddles

Each of the following represent a word or phrase. Can you figure them all out? Musical chairs, upgraded 4 and a castrated meteorology platform A long age, in the past Ding Dong A ...
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What prominent figure am I?

My namesakes are plentiful, though some antiquated: A company defunct and a system outdated. One unavoidable an honor shared by few just give it some time it will come into view. Two bearing my ...
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A Quindectet of Letter Sequences!

I've been working hard on trying to solve the missing letters in this puzzle by qwertylpc, but I've discovered that in trying to figure out the lists his clues are coming from, I've come up with ...
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More than a couple of couplets

Here's my first attempt at a puzzle: A My 11 from 12 sealed Atalanta's fate But what did my 7 expect me to crate? B With a merged name between us and unusual style We have twice ...
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A Magical Riddle

Ready? This is a riddle that will be fun and reasonably easy for anyone experienced with the subject matter; otherwise it will likely prove difficult (though I think there are enough clues that you ...
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Somebody has kidnapped Jason Baker!

Jason Baker(from Sci-fi and Fantasy SE) was kidnapped, and is in a cell where he cannot discern dislocation. His kidnapper, who has a fondness for exclamation marks, left him a very long, confusing ...
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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4b of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ 10 ⇒ Clark Kent Superman (S) The ...
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Name that Song (part dos)

Below is a rebus set, each of which unveils the lyrics of a song. Your job is to name the song and artist, as well as provide a translation for the rebus elements. 1. $\delta{u(mind)} \approx \delta{...
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Name that Song (Part 1?)

Here are some lines from songs. See if you can name them. You should include the artist name in your answer, even though the artist names do not appear as part of the rebus. 1. ...
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What is this story describing?

You sit in an open space with many others. You tremble with fear as you hear It approach from behind. You hear the terrible ominous sound, rhythmic and monotonous and yet seeming to build in a ...
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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4 of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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What is the plan - Who am I?

My legend will be remembered, Too strong to be dismembered. No happiness at the parting, What happened at the starting? All the lines or all we do, Mix God, religion, and the facts too. Counting ...
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Cryptic clue: Are you bowled over by this beauty?

Can you solve the following cryptic clue? ...... (6) Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Some friends are happier than others

I have six friends whose favorite movies are inspired by our shared hobby. The first enjoys an action remake about a man with a licence to kill. The second prefers an epic about a traitor leading a ...
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The Importence of Proper Spelled and Grammar

Most accomplished autohrs are aware of the critical importance of proper grammar and spelling. The the neccessity of riting one's ideas succinctly, appropriately, and without error is parmaount. ...
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Fowl Perpetrators Caught as Robberies Add Up

After several years at Private Eye Academy, Joey Solvesalot finally earned his detective license and was looking forward to solving some cases. So he decided to settle in the infamous Problem City to ...