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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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A Group of Partygoers

Feeling adventurous, I decided to have a party, so I invited my friends: Astrid, Connor, Clinton, Lewis, and Michael. What's my name? There could be a few possibilities, but there's only one right ...
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The Pub Quiz and the Passion

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage...a day or two late. Oops. Your local pub has an interesting way to show their pub quiz questions--sixteen televisions in a four-by-...
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These words have the same properties, but how?

Asparagus, Man, Erode, Aerodynamic, Innards, Bins Mine, Rob, Fort, Hexagon, Tera, Nights Flashbacks, Lost, Mono, Grand, Dystopia, Focus Splashdown, Troupe, Karate, Duel, Catchy, Contact Acrobat, ...
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Working as a Family

Within this Boggle grid are the names of the members of a family. The unused letters will reveal the name of the original head honcho. ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities (#2)

A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities. Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues? Country Clue ? nuts ? punched paper ...
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What is a Computer Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Computer Phrase™. Use the ...
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Can you name the Country Code™? (#2)

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? Country Country Code™ Russia NSR Sudan GDA United States BIE Argentina EGS Mongolia BNM ...
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Can you name the Country Code™?

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? Country Country Code™ Netherlands AKC Gibraltar GID Finland HGB Zimbabwe HHE Israel JFB ...
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Directly Linked & Connected

These words can be sorted into four categories, each of which share a connection. driver soldier bowl monolith megawatt infinite wing Sweden descends skin blazes legendary herself rocks grand prix ...
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A Pub Quiz Joke

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage For this pub quiz, I urge you to listen closely. The final word hidden within this pub quiz describes, jokingly, what pub quiz ...
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What is a Sulphurous Word™?

This puzzle is based on the What is a Word™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Sulphurous Word™. Use the following examples to find the rule: Sulphurous Words™ ...
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The Author of a Note

After finding this note, I've pretty much gone to the ends of the earth to find the author's name. Maybe you can help me? Suppose I want my room to be a weird color. Something uncommon, like purple. ...
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The Burnt Textbook

You and your team have successfully intercepted a message from the enemy, which could win you the war! But the message is encrypted with a difficult cipher, and your textbook's instructions for ...
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“Friend”-ly Puzzle

All stories in this puzzle are fictions; the puzzle was made by myself. My friend left me a puzzle. He gave me 5 papers, each had some information on it. #1 WORD SEARCH A B C D E F 1 SOR SUF HYP ...
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Trivia… sudoku

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Please do not search the answers online (hence the no-computers tag), otherwise it would be too simple to solve this puzzle. I tried ...
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Which piano piece is played here?

The picture shows a typical pattern of a piano piece. Which piano piece is played here?
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A conspiracy threatens!

I need help! While cleaning the office desk of my boss, I discovered a letter and I think something really bad is going on. The other day I also saw him sending a message on his phone... And today I ...
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Prove your innocence

Inspired by A double-agent with a conundrum. DISCLAIMER: The people and events described here are entirely fictional. While the choice of countries is important for the puzzle to have a reasonable ...
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You've got to be kidding me!

Within this Boggle board is a set of eight words with a common theme. What are they/what is the theme? V E D I N A K R H J O X O E S Y To make a word in ...
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What is a Closely Capital Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Closely Capital Phrase™. Use ...
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Bizarre number sequence

My friend sent me this tricky puzzle... Please explain the reason for the mistake in the number sequence - what is it trying to communicate? 8139, 8140, 8141, 5493, 8143, 8144 Hints: 1.
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PEBMSRMEE (all four)

Determine the two-part 14-letter answer by looking at these images below. Please try to figure out as much as possible before posting partials. Good luck! HINT:
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I want to play a game

I've been playing a lot of video games lately. After solving this crossword, you should know which video game I want to play next. Thanks to Deusovi for test-solving and general feedback! Across Down ...
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An outdated Boggle board

I had a spell in 2017 where I tried to fit many different related sets of words onto a standard 4x4 Boggle board. While looking through my creations yesterday, I found this curious puzzle: ...
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The Heart of the Matter, a Sergeant Sequence mystery (fan-fic)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Thanks to @Stiv for permission to take Sgt. Sequence out for another spin on KWIZ NITE! "This case is going nowhere, Sequence.&...
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A pair of campus riddles

The answers to these riddles are places, people, or things in University of Maryland. To make the riddles fair for everyone, consult these resources: Campus map, Stamp map. Name this place where it ...
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Mission accomplished?

32811132 74131968 592162 289216 If you can say «mission accomplished», then you are a true ...... Hint:
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Try to decipher this puzzle; It's cipher is historical

A individual known for Polygraphiae... Gpqg atxr bqocq, ucl tzv rip gkmv iu ydw ynpa nkdk? Gvxi jamy dj przcl Gagmguon sd droabp, jxughv rge cgvx! Luvl fycw!
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Bar trivia is heating up

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage Last week I popped into my local bar, Staggers, on Tuesday night with my work colleagues to have a few well drinks and jalapeño ...
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A Winter Day's Drive

Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P) My prefix - ( i ) are this/these. My infix - The sixth lost its sixth. My suffix - Even though short, eating the first still ...
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What was I supposed to do?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage I've had the strangest day. Today I was invited to play in a chess tournament (or so I thought). As a keen (and pretty good) chess ...
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Sergeant Sequence dodges a bullet

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage After a long day at the office with little to show for it, an evening at The Badger and Biscuit (his favourite pub) was exactly what ...
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Connect Wall - Chromium Minutes Dartboard Days

Here's a connect-wall puzzle inspired by An Only Connect Wall by JonathanAllan. It's my first of this kind so I've made it relatively easy (I think). Once you get one correctly, the others should be ...
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The glamorous couple and their cosplay workshop

Mike the MMA* fighter and his fashion-model wife Wendy make a striking couple. They turn heads, especially when engaging in their favourite pastime - cosplay**. Mike likes to dress as a fantasy hero, ...
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A Code That's a Little Bit Weird

The street outside Rockefeller Center was a very busy place to hide a secret message, I thought, but sometimes the best place to hide something was in plain sight. I'm a government agent, from one of ...
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Fun with Letters, Words and Sentences? [closed]

I have a game, but first, I need to explain how it works. Take a sentence, completely meaningful. Suppose the sentence is, "Yes, yesterday we ate the meal sometime at night". In this ...
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Fill in the missing countries

In the square table below, fill in the missing countries. (The slightly different background color of the first row is not important; it's an artifact of how tables are implemented in Markdown) ...
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The Vanished Violinist

The inspector sighed as she lifted her head from the mess of notes, scribbles and diagrams on the desk. The air in the office was so thick she could barely make up the "no smoking" sign ...
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What is a Prebus Word™?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix (Somewhat in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.) If a word ...
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What is an Ants Letter™?

This is a variant on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a letter conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ants Letter™. Use the following examples below to find the rule. Ants™ ...
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I am from the future, and I need your help to meet someone

I came from the future. Earlier today (when I was still in the future), I was supposed to meet my friend. I asked Where do we meet today? The response was I feel depressed lately, I need some ...
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Not the Genesis of a Break

The following cryptic clues are in English, don't include punctuation, and have a theme (except for one minor exception) which will provide context for the definitions of the clue. There are two main ...
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Earth Science | Chemistry + Flags

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Which famous chemist is represented by these flags? Go big or go home!
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The Five Main Ones

Here is a classic A is to B as C is to D puzzle. Try see if you can figure out the answer. $F:BRW::I:GRW::P:GR::R:BRY::?:?$ Note: Some minor simplification was needed on some of them. But that ...
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Oh No. I had those today

Who? That miserable, Sick man Was poisoned? Eleven letter word
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As Slaughter Crept unto the Sheep

Turn in my lord! Turn in my lord! But water I cannot afford. Some milk is best at your request. Now hide you and get you some rest. But as he sleep, to him she creep, As slaughter crept unto the ...
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The Abysmal King

What was the king's name (missing from the riddle), but more interestingly, what was the king trying to hide? Slay me now, and take a solemn vow, Men can't say I might have died this way, Thrust ...
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In the Cover of Darkness

I awoke in a mysterious desert wasteland that I didn't recognize. I looked around and saw nothing as far as I could see, except for the oddly rhythmic storm in the distance. Reaching for my phone, I ...
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An artistic trip

Here are 6 places I visited in 2008: Now tell me, where was the Sun?
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Sounds like you need something to do

What word am I thinking of? Each group will give you part of what you need. Group 1 split, peel, bunch, dump Group 2 Vermont, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina Group 3 Merlin, Percival, ...

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