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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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Short, but it shouldn't be sweet

Inspired by Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet, this puzzle suddenly appeared in my head: "When American prefer to bring milk rather than water they will be called _____(5)." ...
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Problem #NaN Fodder/Output

Inspired by Ben Franks' Input/Output Problem #1 and the others in the series Hint: Knowledge required is
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Happy Holidays; here's a Riley!

It's been a while since I've posted a riddle of any kind, and I figure I'll post an easy one. As always, good luck to all of you and I hope you enjoy it! Oh, and happy holidays! Jasmin, or juniper, ...
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Novel cob pebble

Once raided by someone who sounds like five hundred, or something that crashed on Armenian highlands, like luminous city's triumphant landmark, a 40's gun disjoined by queen saying "aah". ...
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Anime guess Riddle

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 :) Arrrgh and a roman goddess are trying ...
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Harriet's final exam

Harriet woke up in her dorm room and found a letter from the school's faculty, along with 12 small cards with some words written on them. Congratulations on completing the coursework in the ...
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Time To Fix The Machine

Yesterday, I received a call from Mr. X who asked for my assistance in fixing his time machine, which he suspected had been damaged during one of his adventures. Since an initial inspection revealed ...
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Endless pain and Belgian ale

Endless pain with prosecutor is board game and peace garden place in anonymous organization (6) South German to a Spaniard is Hebrew month in alehouse with well-rounded finish (6) 100th ...
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Caught in my net

Would you like to see what I caught today? Take a look inside my net! It's a robot of some sort, I don't know which one though. ...
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Name That …Name? 16

My sediments had a political run I had pieces of piece with a lot of fun A Greek myth has me teaching a lady Though my methods are misogynistic and shady Name the name
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A transgenre puzzle with rowing

Capital city that matches [A-H]+, take out the first four and then add deux cents plus; crossing the Danube, you make your way north; stay on that route till the coastline comes forth. ...
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What is my family's name?

A noise vibrates through my ossicles, the hairs on my neck stand like bristles at the thought of nearby threat, my palms and forehead start to sweat But I'll stay calm, I am no fool I am able to ...
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Columbus's coccyges

Calculate Christopher Columbus's coccyges, characterize Cyprus / Cuba / Crete. Count couplet's components, country's command central, Cairo, Chicago & Cebu. Correct comeback comprises 10 ...
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Hotly contested

Arab dad infiltrating computer network islands (6) Franco-German brown egg is peaceful abode (6) Haiku song corrupted southern port (9) No heartless Swedes in springtime capital basin (9) ...
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This old fictional building

This old fictional building Has its front at the very back Has its back at the very front And it ends in the middle! Peaceful at the entry, I would say Can you name it? Hint
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Horror Episode #5: Hats and Cloves

A row of four hats is seen sitting on a desk through the window of a noble Victorian Era clothing store. Before you can even prepare yourself as you walk in to get a closer look, you are immediately ...
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Horror Episode #3: Venusian Vacuum

One day when walking home from school, a student found a glowing object on the ground. Attracted like a bird, she picked up the object, which seemed to look like a relic. She took the object home and ...
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She can sing really well, but when addressing rivals, he behaves like a bully. Who?

She's well known in her industry, frequently breaking records with her voice. She tries to be a loving and caring person, but she doesn't let anyone push her around. She keeps him locked away, for ...
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Tomato sauce with flavourant vowels

Cathedral returns warm air, a madness (10) All-salad cave mixes up historical house (12) Endless tomato sauce with flavourant vowels gives Casbah mosque (9) Dirk C.O. Rosalyn backed off a ...
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What's my favorite Pokemon? (besides Raichu, of course)

It's about time I did a puzzle based off Pokemon. The answer will be the answer to the question posed (what's my favorite Pokemon besides Raichu). Hints will be added as needed. eto(0,90,21) | _ ...
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World-renowned for having many natural wonders

Ancient tombs perplex urban Bonnie (11) Magic sleek hill mixed is small island (14) Small island's hidden twin is Moroccan (7) Dramatic sound and additional grotto are underground site (11) ...
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Deranged hippo person

Statue suing deranged hippo person (11) Baltic port is original pope's German castle (12) Animator and universe are perplexing snowy riddle (11) Pop star and French city confusedly lock javelins ...
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I love baking, do you too?

I love programming, it's so fun Just get every computer in the world And just do program as much as you can Because with everyone on your side you can never go wrong with programming And no, ...
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You're a large automobile

Capital city says you're a large automobile (7) Work horse videography camouflages monastery (9) Football stadium building hides coastal city (6) Black Sea hub hides Caspian Sea hub (4) ...
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Tropical trees and god-kings

To my north is the residence of an antique ruler. To my east is a tower made of iron. To my south is the tomb of a god-king. To my west are tropical trees. I have a big pool with music.
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Remote yet central

Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7) Short Mervin found in summer vacation (4) Probabilistic risk analysis conceals deep lake (6) Historic city confounds a sand mark (9) Fantasy prince's body of ...
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A nonsense story

A sandy lover of this here website, only did the Foxtrot once, when they weren't on. Their favourite colour was that of a magical swamp, where they found a crystal that controlled time. They ...
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The numbers, Mason, what do they mean?

I'm made up of: __ colours of magic __ poules françaises __ gestation months __ nations playing rugby __ friends of Balthazar and also __ is imaginary squared __ six mod three __ ...
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I'm a big fan of this riddle

Next phrases all have an answer to them and all answers are related to each other, good luck! they sail they drink and treasure is what they hanker, But don't annoy them or they will f*** ...
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Transporting important people

I have a ship with many important people on board. On the deck I see a little over 50 people. A few of them are kings. Many of the passengers are black, including two of the kings. ...
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Riley Rebus in three parts

Work out what each image refers to, then combine them to make up another word. What is that word? Prefix: Infix: Suffix:
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Mysterious Flash Drive

First puzzle I ever do! Hopefully it won't be too easy or too challenging. My co-worker just gave me a USB flash drive, which was supposed to contain a couple files of code for me to review. ...
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Four Directions #15 - Where and what am I?

To the North-West there are four larger is the fifth largest. To the North-East this small place has nine different kinds of ethnicity. To the South-West there are six larger is the seventh ...
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Streaming live from Rio

Check out this list of destinations I compiled for my vacation. The content of the list is still a bit fluid, but the ordering should be correct now. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Baghdad, Iraq ...
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His taste in Cars: Another Grandpa Mystery [closed]

I cannot understand Grandpa's taste in cars He likes BMW Z8 but not Toyota Supra He likes Ford Mustang Mach 1 but not Dodge Charger He likes Mercury Cougar XR7 but not Chevy Chevelle ...
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See me once, See me twice #8

See me once, I like riddles so don't be a buzzkill See me twice, tell everyone because I'm really ill First hint: I am prepared to give out more hints if needed. Good luck! Here are the previous ...
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A relaxing glass of Shiraz

You see, I am that what makes you able. What I am is an element stable. Without me a name for oneself's lacking. I'm in fish, Thai, Shiraz and unpacking. You can try and guess what with ...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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Crime lords and valuables

Lost consciousness's rate of return is Spanish valuables in Swedish valuables. (5) The light side running a confused non-gay. (6) Stirring a Malay T for a grateful Spanish spirit. (6) Dear ...
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Show me… “Stack the Logs!”

I'm Daniel, a skinny teenager from New Jersey. My mom got a new job, so she and I had to move to Canyon City, California. I decided that I needed a new hobby, so I started taking classes at the YMCA. ...
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Guess the letter in one question puzzle. It's a Relic [closed]

I am thinking of one of the following five letters R E L I C You can ask me one question to guess which letter it is. Rules No question related to the number of the ...
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See me once, See me Twice #7

Here I am again, with another See me once riddle. Have fun! See me once, at the start of the week See me twice, the men becoming bleak See me once, when gambling on chinese ground See me ...
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Named after something you'd find in a harbour

A big book of words was brought forth to my north. A prominent Turkish-born priest to my east. A bad taste was left in French mouths to my south. Criminals are put to the test to my west. ...
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Cool language nerds won't hang out with me

It has long been my dream to be a part of the extremely exclusive Language Nerds' Club. Today, I walked into their clubhouse and stated my wish to become a bona fide member. See how I used Latin there?...
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Coffee and a movie with friends

The day after our wedding, me and my wife Becky met our friend Charlotte and her husband Alan for coffee and a movie. Me: Hi Charlotte! Hi Alan! Charlotte: Hi! So, are you two finally married ...
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Once again, another Linux movie quote!

Because I can't get off this linux movie quote train, here is another one! Can you find the famous movie quote hidden in this linux block? ...
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Yet another movie line on the Linux terminal

What famous quote does the following terminal session refer to? $ ps -o ppid= -p $u 28342 $ echo $$ 28342
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My co-workers left me a message

While refactoring a massive chunk of old code, I found a rather curious section of code commented out that wasn't there the day before. Can you tell me what it means? ...
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I am happier now

Narrator: I am one of your typical first world citizens. I got my hobbies, but nothing too special. I hate cleaning. I find it boring, and a chore. And I hate it even more, when I have to do any ...
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Yet another movie quote hidden in Linux

Inspired by this question and this question, can you guess the famous movie quote hidden in this Linux block? ...