Questions tagged [knowledge]

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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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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Wrap your head around this treasure hunt

You are participating in a treasure hunt, with the following instructions: X N F I I S + N I G B W P Tired sunrays ...
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Rethinking this series on the syllabus

I assigned each person in my class the task of creating a number-sequence, however, 4 of the guys I usually consider to be leaders came back with baffling results. Can you make sense of their work ...
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REALLY important days in history

@Z. Dailey asks a mathematical puzzle Important days in history... and to come! with a series of dates in years 1973, 1978, 1983, 1992, 2005. My puzzle asks the question: What is the previous date in ...
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Excavation Study

Layer by layer, we continue our journey to the center. Excavation area (in order) Excavation plans Expect plenty of overlap! Answer is a thematic phrase. Text transcript of the excavation area (...
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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Recurring Meeting

The computer scientist's assistant is late at work once again, trying to once again decode their bosses directions for the day. Under meetings, the boss has listed only a single meeting: ...
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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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What game am I?

Can you work out what game I am? (My original puzzle): Head hung low in… (5) - Best card of the deck (3) Written much by peer and shakes, often read for the love it makes (6) - Certainly not pretty ...
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Three Fathers Gathered

Three Fathers gathered Cross a score minus two The Assembled Ones gathered Cross a score plus five To rebut the Rebuttals Cross five score minus five Handed down their Decrees ...
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A Puzzle for You and Mi

Several weeks before final exams were to commence, the enigmatic Dr. Noteworthy issued a challenge to their music theory students. "Each year, I like to test my senior students with a brain teaser," ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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Finding Rogue Kitty II

Having been met by a group of very unhappy bosses at Kitty is being 'returned' to the staff car when suddenly there is a commotion and she makes a run for it. As they chase her, little old ladies ...
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What is my lover's name?

I have a lover, I love her so She has a special name as we all do But I wish, from me to you, not to tell A secret kept is a secret kept well But if you truly want to know I shall soon reveal her ...
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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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All Aboard the Factorio Train to Far Harad

It’s been a while since you started up your Factorio game and you are trying to remember what you had done with your four trains. Use the clues below to work out which deposit each train is collecting ...
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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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Zed's E-mail: My Good Ol' Uncle Sugar

My friend Gabby and I constantly look out for each other. Just the other day, she received a strange message from what I thought was an uncle of hers. "Problem is," she started with a worried look, "I ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part III

"This Library is HUGE!," You say aloud. You hear your voice echoing through the halls and nothing else. How could this be? Who comes here? You start examining the books on the shelves. It's just your ...