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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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Primes from the Pan Digital

Pan Digital Number is the smallest with all the digits 1 to 9 with no repeats. When looking forwards or backwards, eleven Primes can be extracted from that number preserving the same sequence. Among ...
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Steve asks his brother to book tickets

Congrats! $\Omega$ Krypton for finding the answer of :Where is Steve? Yesterday England won the first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 by 104 runs. Steve is extremely happy now. He asks his brother to ...
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Find the set of letters corresponding to a set of words

Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter: rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #3

Previous ones: #1 and #2. I came with three but was entombed Smelled leaves for way too long I came out with the help of gold But see one missing Then I went west, almost sixteen With ...
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Anime guess Riddle #8

Like in my seventh part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve it! I hope you have fun :) This time I've updated the Pokemon theme so it fits ...
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Anime guess Riddle #3

Like in my second part, 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 :) So Mr. ... youre ...
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Four Directions #14 - Where and what am I?

To my North is a place that means Warrior King To my East is a whole town made of books. To my South there's a very cold airfield for bridge dwellers. To my West lies the mouth of a ...
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There is a Hole in my Promise

I promised I would not make anymore Riley Riddles... ...I failed to keep it. Riddle me this: My prefix and its prefix, are each an animal. They fly, but one will only do it if ...
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I'm bored. Do you like eating bananas? They make a good breakfast

So for today, our riddle is broken into two. Can you figure out all of these clues? Am I the Alpha, the origin, the prime? I'm maybe victory, or part of a dime. Take one to the face, you ...
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Two Tails Interlinked

Riddle Me This: I gallop in pairs underneath all the waves. I hope that my children aren't what he depraves. I'm upright, not forward like most of my friends. I thank my ...
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No. 4: What's the next in this letter sequence?

Part of a series of similar puzzles - the answer to one will give you the type of thinking required for the others. What's the next letter in this series? What's the relationship? DN FRWL G T YOLT ...
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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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A “what am I” haiku: C. Nelson Reilly / Greater than or equal to / Strike anywhere, yes?

C. Nelson Reilly Greater than or equal to Strike anywhere, yes? One word in many of its senses will fit this haiku Given the answer below, an explanation that is more than a hint
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What am I? You've definitely heard of me

I was used in 1812, I am in the title of the fourth. Flash! Fuji is my competitor And you may have seen me on websites that allow the user to talk about books. I'm a rapper and you can shoot me. ...
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What's an Everyday Word?

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Everyday Word. Use the examples below to find the rule. $$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \textbf{Everyday Words}&\textbf{Not Everyday Words}\\\hline ...
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Composite Cat Cannot divide its immediate lower neighbors factorial without leaving a remainder

Find this unique composite cat given the information in this title.
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Take a deep breath

Here's a quick one that should be easy. You've heard me before. A Cinematic Icon Perfect audio. What am I?
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What happened to the boat?

A man wandered around on a boat, And fell through a hole in the hull; He was gobbled up by a shark, And then by a flock of seagulls. Three days later the man's ghost came back, To haunt the boat with ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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A Striking Resemblance (no.2)

I didn’t explain how the first one worked as to prevent it from being to easy; the way these riddles work is that I supply as many synonyms to a word as possible (within reason) to narrow down your ...
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Random Riley Riddle Number 2

My Prefix is a place to stay, but famously said to go away. My Infix happens where you might find a trooper. When two become one, it really is super. My Suffix means to ignore, but spell it ...
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Yet another Riley Riddle

An invading force was once named my prefix What they left after, colored my suffix Forgetting my infix is just not allowed When applied to people, I'm more than a crowd What am I? Hint:
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Cryptic Country 2

I'm a seven out of ten, that's kind of easy to see A beef dish has given a capital name just to me Made of two in the water, next to two in one Add an English dialect and you are just about done ...
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D, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005

Red Prysock. 1955, 2002. The Beach Boys, Heart. 1967, 1970, 1972. Walter Egan. 1970, 1978, 2008. Dead Milkmen. 1967, 2010. For all you dads out there, here's a puzzle for you! What is the ...
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We are they who lock the heart

Seven lights that guard the key of hearts, They alone can stop what the dark starts, The first is king and friend, With three circles he was penned. The second not chosen by man, But ...
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A stranger wrote this on his arm

A stranger walked up to my friend and drew these symbols on his arm with a Sharpie. I have no idea what they mean. They were written on his right and left arm. The second picture might be upside down....
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An Enigmatic Puzzle With a Strange Loop

Aesop Fables -1 ¬engine ¬Greek 10-20 bankrupt louise input: 10-28 loop victim st = new String(out); st = StringBuffer(st).insert(1,"M").toString(); The life and times of 41st Return (10-28) ...
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What is my middle name?

I forgot my middle name, and I only wrote 3 things down to remember. I imagine they made more sense to me then. Enjoyed with baseball This vehicle isn't small Oh I wish...
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Sisters and brothers and a mother have I but a father I have not

I have sisters and brothers and a mother - but I have no father. What am I? My brothers also do not have a father My sisters do have a father
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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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Suits of tiers - A GW2 themed enigmatic puzzle

I have created this puzzle quite some time ago in the style of the - then still ongoing - CiSRA puzzle competition, but very heavily leaning on elements of the computer game Guild Wars 2. A couple of ...
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Who cut the cheese?

StackOverflow is celebrating it's $10^{th}$ anniversary and thus created an article on meta about it. I decided to write a simple riddle in response to their post, and figured I would also share it ...
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Songplay (no.4)

Okay, so since the last few were easier than I expected them to be; this Songplay riddle will head over to another genre to try and stump some of you up! Good luck ...
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A Striking Resemblance (no.1)

I was inspired by the Teapot riddles and have decided to attempt a new type of wordplay puzzle. This should prove to be fun! ...
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Blooming Problems 5

Some European types are seen for teas with a taste The Moroccan variety may sound heterogeneous with haste Americans add the extra letter for once, pretty strange I'm an apple of the Earth, but not ...
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The mysterious box: The First Clue

It was a normal day when I got the box came in the post. I opened it and found a handful of objects inside. I picked out a piece of paper and on it was a riddle: The next clue lies within the top ...
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Name That …Name? #7

My name can be given in a male or female place I sound like a lens better than a hand one to your face Come from a crooked river in a misty highlands I am one of the only cougars that has a lot of ...
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Guess the poem!

The world suspends like puppets on a string When I look away, the strings are cut It's like they're playing a game, because every time I try to see them, whenever I turn back around, the world ...
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Find the Missing Members of this Family

Who are the Missing Members? $?$, $V$, $U$, $?$, $S$, $?$, $P$, $O$, $N$, $?$, $H$, $F$, $?$, $B$
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Wikipedia Says So #3

Previous puzzles in series: #1, #2 A reference to the order to cite The works of those who write And star and edit And even more get credit! It's about the boring part of the night. Hint 1:...
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Anime guess Riddle #2

Like in my first part, 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 :) My MC is the ...
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Name That …Name? 13

No matter where I am, you'll always be mine An association of a sport makes me a food to dine I died in film in the 2000s not to early America murders me when I channel the otherworldly ...
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Zed's Note: Famously Infamous

My friend Al and I constantly bicker. One time, he proudly boasted that he can crack any cipher ever written, so I put out a little wager: if I can stump him with any cipher I write, he would have to ...
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What are some good resources to practice logical puzzle-solving? [closed]

I currently own this book called "Algorithmic Puzzles" by Anany and Maria Levitin, and I am having a hard time getting through the higher level problems. I have always been interested in logical ...
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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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Mathematical Mystery 5

I am like a jewel but I am not so dear Students have my technical name to fear Special circles all kiss at my center point Cosines will give in at a diagonal formula joint My dual friend is known ...
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The shortest , largest number [closed]

"Write a number", said Grandpa "Which is the shortest number, that is also the largest" "Shortest?" I asked "Yup. You can write it with six straight lines, period" "So you want me ...
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The African elephant and the fly [closed]

This is from a republishing of an old taxonomy book. An African elephant weighs 4536 kg. A fly weighs 64.8 mg. What is the weight of an African elephant with a fly on his head?
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What areas of math are related to both $\pi$ and $\varphi$? [closed]

What areas of math are related to both $\pi$ and $\varphi$? There are at least two answers.
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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: