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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Ridiculous problem from an old maths textbook

There's a puzzling little problem I found in one of my old maths textbooks (Basics of Madthematics). In the middle of a whole bunch of normal problems on calculus and algebra and whatever, suddenly ...
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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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What is the Color Code™?

Inspired from Can you name the country code? and What is a Number™? series $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{21px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}}...
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No trap in this one

This visual puzzle resolves to a number. HINT Hint2 Hint3 Hint4 Hint5 Hint6
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You can't reach the answer

I sound like I'm near where a staircase once went, Or guarding a place that's impossible to reach. But I'm really a creature that you've never seen: My home is remote as it's possible to be. Though I ...
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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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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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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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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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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Note of greetingth

A friend of mine thent me thith note. He'th a little bit thy and often preferth to thend a metthage rather than thay thomething in perthon, even if it'th quite thort, and thometimeth amutheth himthelf ...
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A relatively easy cipher

You are the head of the cryptanalysis department, and you are pretty nervous because you have sent your best field agent, John, who also happens to be a cryptographer in your team, to find out who in ...
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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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A fairy tale in a golden toy

Once upon a time, long long ago, in the days when good stories were far more beautiful and far harder to come by, a king was asked by his spoilt but beloved princess daughter to give her a fairy tale. ...
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What is a BS Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a BS Word™. Use the ...
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We found text from the year 2040!

Recently, the first surviving examples of text from the ███████████████e discovered! The unearthed artifacts included a collection of rectangular tablets inscribed in the hitherto unknow███████████████...
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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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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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Ode to a Nightingale: a puzzling study in literary criticism

The field of literary criticism is an interesting and fruitful one, in which puzzlers might carve out a niche. This was recently brought home by a conversation I had with a sagacious old gentleman in ...
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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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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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Again, the scientific one!

I am looking for an answer that consists of two parts(____ ____). The task is to somehow make sense of this word grid below with the help of the clue. Hint Hint2
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Complete the following analogical analogy

In an analogy ":" means "is to" and "::" means "as/like". Now, since this is almost an analogy (maybe a future type), I will accept the solution if it's almost correct. Kinberg : ‴niɘɈƨnɘƨiƎ‴  :: ?
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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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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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The answer to this visual puzzle is a name

The answer to this visual puzzle is a name
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the ...
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7 clues that fit a squid

7 clues that fit an octopus, a monkey, the monkey's brother, the monkey's cousin and a Siamese centaur. small adorned place you can drink after about the kind I like to meet be1oved teacher ...
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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 Garden: Nothing But Flowers

My friend Etta and I constantly pay visits to each other. Etta runs a little flower shop down the street from my house, so naturally I try to stop on by while I gad about town, and sometimes I'll even ...