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

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Another Easy Riley

I have another easy Riley riddle for the community. Let us seek the prefix, remove the k from latch. Observe the infix in it's prime, located on the map. Seek the suffix in the past, ...
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I am the fifth of my kind

Sit down, gather round, listen to my tale Of a time when humanity would finally fail To conquer death like it always had, we've died before, but this time was bad. In threes they ...
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A journey in technicolor!

I woke up this morning with an incredibly strong urge to watch television. This isn't normal for me as I usually drink coffee and read the newspaper. I know, boring right? Good thing this is never the ...
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The Perfect Date

I decided to take my new girlfriend Fey out on a nice all-day date. This is how it happened. She doesn't like surprises, so I started by telling her what the day would entail. We went downtown ...
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Who is Pete's favourite actor?

Pete loves movies. He always watches trailers of the newest blockbuster on Youtube. Sometimes it is hard for him to decide which movie he should watch next, because work is stressful and most of the ...
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An eerie warning from the other side

I often enjoy hiking through the trails near my home, and I try to ensure I do so at least once a week. Yesterday, I decided to go for a hike, and as I wandered through a lesser known trail I stumbled ...
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What to do if you're a Luke in trouble

My infix has 99 names. My prefix is more. My suffix comes after XI. My whole is a dirty surname. What to do if you're a Luke in trouble?
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In Constant Sorrow

I've decided to tell another story, though this one already exists. I'll give an overview and you'll have to tell me what story I am telling. Digging for punishment, our story begins; a story about,...
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A Musical Rebus

So I've never made a rebus puzzle before and I figure I'll give it a try! I hope you all enjoy it! Can you name the song? Edit: Sorry, I used the wrong image. I've corrected it.
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A tour of alternative spellings

English spelling is notoriously difficult and inconsistent. Let's try some alternatives for a size, shall we? Ö spelling das not häv tu bi båring. Vi kän ålvejs improv it baj ädding sam nu ...
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Studying an Ancient Riley Riddle

My prefix is simple, though often confused, It's to put down an object; one other than you. My infix, not truly a word, but is slang, once seen when teens were late to hang with the gang. My ...
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A Quick Easy Riley

I've hit a road block with my story riddles and need to refresh my mindset; therefore, I am writing a quick and easy puzzle for the community to solve. Good luck to all of you! Look for the prefix, ...
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The First Great War

I am a great battle; long ago I took place, The name is Nick though that wasn't always the case. The King or the prince, which one was greater?, Some said "The king!, The prince, he came ...
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James Bond Is Coming Back Again!

I wanted to make another one of my James Bond Puzzles so here it is! One evening when you ate together with the famous James Bond in an ultra fancy and hyper expensive restaurant (he was the one ...
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A James Bond Mystery

Inspired by @DEEM's amazing Grandpa Puzzles, I decided to make my own (ran out of ideas for the title so I just picked James Bond) So, one day you meet the famous James Bond and since you are a huge ...
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A cardinal comes home

After coming home he ate all the food in the house, He didn't want to share any of it with his wife, Then he noticed his neighbor's got way more food than him, So he went and beat the neighbor, ...
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Night out after a doctor's appointment

A South African and an American walked out of the doctor's office after having their chests radiographed. Since everything was fine, they decided to celebrate with glasses of Scotch in a nearby bar. ...
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Takin' muh niece on a tour

Muh niece Nancy was bored o' starin' at four walls so I took 'er on a tour. We went on muh sailboat, had chicken breast fo' dinner, and bought those li'l cans o' fruit juice that she likes. Went to ...
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My Actual Final Song to Riley

Okay, this is my final Riley Riddle (and not my previous one), because I could not resist... ...and that meant this had to be even better. Riddle me this: My prefix will pray with an ...
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This Riley should make us better people

My Prefix should come in moderation. My Infix rule the nation. My Suffix communicates after germination. HINT 1: HINT 2:
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A Puzzle Consisting Entirely of Reused Information

In the spirit of A Puzzle Consisting Entirely of Random Anagrams, I decided to make my own puzzle. informatiinformainformatinfinforminfoininininformationinformainformatiinformat ...
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a spell for summoning help

Mutter dos de thou around a rhetorical shape, then pause with the hero of Card's game. Then let it sit for far too long while the celts tell you how many bards came. Our protagonist makes another ...
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Eon Blue Apocolypse

I'm beginning to feel a little better today and had quite the energetic morning. I got up, worked out, ate breakfast, sped to work; you know, the usual. On the way to work, I enjoyed listening to the ...
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To Be Continued

Constructor's Note: This crossword was constructed to celebrate a work that will be continued. Clues ...
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Can YOU guess this Riley Riddle?

My Prefix returns us to the dark ages. My Infix belongs to someone. My Suffix has annoyed me since birth. Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Simple Arithmetic Puzzle 6. Or is it?

Here's a sixth one! (with a twist) \begin{align}16&=\boxed9\times18\\5&=13\times\boxed3\\?&=9\times20\end{align} Can you find the value of the question mark? HINT 1:
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Riley Rebus is a calm man

Prefix + Infix + Suffix I will post hints as time goes on. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint 5:
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ContinuE thE sequencE (+1)

Find the correct pattern and continue the following sequence 4, 3, 4, 7, 6, 5, 2, 6, 8, 7, 3, ... You should be able to find at least one hint in the title EDIT ...
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Our Big Test is Tomorrow!

My two friends and I are going stir crazy, trying to figure out what we should do today. Maybe you can help! We've narrowed it down to a few choices. We could: Visit the mouth of a river on an ...
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One of us carries a shield

Hi, I'm Jackie. I'm pretty sure you know me already, but in any case it's nice to meet in person. I'd like to talk a little bit about my little group. I wouldn't call myself our leader in any ...
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The Flowers Riled Her… But the Stranger's Wilder

I was away on school camp for three days — but I am back now, catching up on what I missed out on, as well as giving you what you missed out on, too. My prefix is basic ending all that it sees. ...
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Just spit it out

Step 1: Conjugate a letter and a bug. Step 2: Ask for the reason, with another letter. Step 3: Pull the rest out of your shoe. Step 4: Ignore the sea and replase it. Extra tips below
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African king walks into a bar

An African king walked into a bar wearing a military hat. Only one third of his abs were trained – this was no Romeo. The radio was playing Latin music without any mention of a sun god. His ...
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Are these Haikus More or Less related?

As the cloudless sky Hues the days are bounded by Ball of fire knows why Warning and Alarm Envious of others' charm Cold enough to harm The correct answer should be seven(7) letters ...
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Misleading place names

an English peninsula (1, 2) a Scottish peninsula (2, 3) a mostly-mainland state (10, 11) a country no longer home to lions (10) a country never home to lions (5) a tidal strait (4, ...
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Impractical, Improbable, and Incredible

My functions are complex, I will fight your wars. A design that'll perplex, not bought at your stores. Carefully crafted to be awesome, as I'm stuffed with weapons of war, Hear the bullets ...
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Do you all like rebus?

Pretty easy puzzle, this is. Yes, hmmm.
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Short Riley Is Finally Here!

Another Short (At least for me) Riley :D My Prefix is a famous man Made many incredible things and I love them all My Infix produces most of the stuff I wear I think it came from the ...
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A Riley Riddle, Just how you like it.

I wanted to try my hand at one of these, I apologize if it's not the best. My Prefix is adequate Not too good, not too bad It can sometimes describe a time you have had My infix was not the first ...
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Tryin' hard not to give the answer away

I'm the real name of an action director. I'm a small unit of weight. Not one to lead, but I'll happily follow. In a flu I don't sound right. What am I?
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My sister took my place in the spotlight, but

Berry was supposed to be studying for her big chemistry exam, when she came up with this riddle instead and just had to post it: I am extinct, yet pretty much everybody knows what I am like. ...
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The puzzled wife

A lengthy question Once, a woman was getting ready to have a look at three suitors who had come to extend their wishes of marriage "A," "B" and "C." When she was getting ready, a poisonous snake bit ...
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Which family member doesn’t belong?

My second older brother is a dangerous man, a pig who gorges himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest ...
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A place where the sun is up

A place where the sun is up, The land that is cut from all. Here the people coverup, Once had men come by crawl. Might be too broad, will post more lines later!
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Looking For Riley Rebus #3? It's Right Here!

This the part 3 of the Riley Rebus series. Be sure to check out part 2 and part 1 Prefix + Infix + Suffix : To Clarify : The answer is only 1 word Hint : Additional Small Hint : Another ...
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Name That …Name? 14

My middle name is romantic which allows me to act I'm not related to George, so I sing for a fact I can be like a river in the Western world And I am also really commonly hurled Name the Name
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Unknown Outcomes

I'm going to try my hand at one of these Riley riddles. Enjoy, hope it's not too easy! ...
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I cough up hot flames, but my mouth is dead cold

I cough up hot flames, but my mouth is dead cold. I was born from great soldiers, and am of use to the bold. I have many heads but only one tail, So if you pull me too hard, I'll make you turn ...
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Cut to the quick part

Bill the grave offender, venerable, form filler, leaving a paper trail, found on an old 3D tail, the fastest ending last, bucks the trend on April first?
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Sheep farmers and PCP addicts

I was meeting a small group of people in Griffith Park one afternoon. Two of the group were running late. They were carpooling together and we knew it would still be a while before they showed up, so ...