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A game of some consequence

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games Last night, I played a game of Consequences with seven friends. In our particular version of the rules*, a game consists ...
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Peculiar arrangement by a Geography teacher

A teacher from Africa was teaching Geography to her six students. She sensed that the students were getting restless and decided to take them to a circular playground for an outdoor activity. At the ...
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Sergeant Sequence leads the way

Sergeant Sequence entered the Chief Investigator's office to find his boss in some agitation. "Patrick Terne is on the move again, Sequence," sighed the Chief, "and once more I find ...
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Which Goes Where? Hint: Old Kid?

Usual folks! Each ellipse corresponds to an as-yet-unknown category - two tiles are placed for you - and each remaining tile belongs to at least one category - so the question remains - which goes ...
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Construct a meaningful phrase

If (4, 3, 15) means "I am Liam", then 14 is a feminine name. If (15, 3, 7) means "This is his", then 6 is a way of greeting someone. Construct a meaningful phrase for (8, 7, 9) ...
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A puzzle of romance

What does the heart at the bottom depict (specifically)?
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What famous meme am I referencing with a polynomial?

What legendary meme am I referencing (twice!) with this large and strange polynomial? $5507x^4-302885x^3+1420806x^2-2224828x+1101400=0$ Buckleyour seatbelts, it’s kind of crazy- I sincerely hope you ...
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Three unknown keywords and an equation

Die Disk = Movie Franchise + Storage device. Digital Peaks = AI Technology + Television Series. Equatorial Pig = Country + Animal. Keyword of Die Disk is Hard. Keyword of Digital Peaks is Twin. ...
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The Empty Cube (Interactive Puzzle)

I've made an interactive 3D cube puzzle in CSS, The puzzle is fully solvable from the images below, but the fully interactive version is here: https://codepen.io/chengarda/full/RwyKvwz The empty cube ...
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We're just hanging out, man

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games I'm a bit unsure who to ask about this... You see, there's this guy I know. I say 'know' - we're not close mates, come ...
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Do your best! (I can't really say no pressure)

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Avoid consuming broken cereal?

Please allow me to lead you on a merry dance through the following original puzzle (for which you will need to work out exactly which way to proceed). The question is: What type of dance is it? The ...
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A Pubular Puzzle

Try to make sense of the puzzle below. Circle1, circle2, circle3, circle4, circle5, circle6 and circle7 have radius r1, r2, r3, r4, r5, r6 and r7 respectively and periferi p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6 and ...
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Four persons with a commonality

All these four persons have a commonality. However, in their childhoods, persons 1, 2 and 3 missed out on an event that person 4 did not miss out on. What was that event (specific to their commonality)...
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"Brave as a "King"" is our beginning, this puzzle is about a beginning

Me (my friends call me "King") and my friends, who are all puzzle loving university students, have just recently started to give each other puzzles to solve once a day. This day was my turn (...
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National Flags and their Movies

This puzzle is divided into four parts. In each part, certain national flags are linked to certain movies. Which national flag replaces the question mark in part 2? Which movie replaces the question ...
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Although there are many kinda like me, it all started with me

At the bottom I'm never happy or unhappy. To the left of the bottom I'm always happy. To the right of the bottom I'm always happy. At the bottom my ' is never happy or unhappy. To the left of the ...
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Six undefined words

X is an important part of something. That 'something' is a constituent of Y and depends on Z. A, B and C are important parts of another something. This 'something' is also a constituent of Y and ...
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DD/MM/YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY

A father and his son is from a country where the date format used is DD/MM/YYYY. In 2022, they visited a country for a day where the date format used is MM/DD/YYYY. Predict the birth dates of the son ...
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Two names and a code

Two male friends were on a vacation at their favourite holiday destination. There they came across two women who were on vacation as well. With the hope of getting to know them and possibly get their ...
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A Victorious Figure

What's the 15-letter answer I'm looking for? Hint 1a Hint 1b Hint 2 (a bit stronger)
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Coronation in England and USA

WHO AM I? I am from England. I have been crowned five times in my country. The father of my namesake in USA was crowned twice in that country.
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Make sense of the grids

Make sense of the following two grids using the visual clues. Both grids have a common theme. What do they say? GRID 1 GRID 2
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Identify the movies through equations

Each letter in these equations stands for a movie. a = b + c d = e - c e = f × b Identify the movies 'a' to 'f' using these directors.
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Single word clues to decipher codewords

Two pieces of information are known about a code language: One of the Greek letters is Pea23 The past tense of 13Tea is 11Tea Each codeword in the table is associated with a single word clue. ...
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First and last members of a group

Solve these two riddles It is the first member in a group of seven. If it joins hands with its twin, they're no longer there. With the help of a Chinese billionaire, the twins become a capital city. ...
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A Fateful Day at the Theater

8 minors (around 8 years of age) walked into a dine-in theater in the fifth district of town and took a seat at the bar, filling 8 of 10 available chairs. “Wine please,” said Don, the largest of the ...
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If solved we get back home, if not we're stuck forever (sounds pretty good and bad doesn't it)

A Canarian, Icelandic, Mauritian, Norwegian, Slovenian and a Swedish person was stuck in Puzzlers Islands after a shipwreck. They met the Islands Puzzle Master who told them to do a task. If they didn'...
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Surname, Forename and Birth Country

I am considered a great in my field. If you remove the first three letters of my surname, the remaining letters are twice of what you get when you remove the first three letters of my forename. What's ...
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** and ## operations on countries

Oman is the ** of Romania Andorra is the ** of Andorra Tunisia is the ** of Tunisia Guinea-Bissau is the ** of Guinea-Bissau Haiti is the ## of Lithuania Togo is the ## of Colombia Maldives is the ## ...
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Coded Formula 1 Champions

This is a list of some of the Formula 1 championship winning drivers in their coded form. The constructors that helped them to win the championship are also coded in the same row. COMPLETE THE TABLE
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Its not there though, it's actually somewhere else

I've placed one letter for you. What's the answer I'm looking for? Hint 1
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Seven persons of an aristocratic family

Seven persons belong to an aristocratic family. Six of them married commoners while the remaining person remained unmarried. In 1904, the first person got married. The couple adopted a Bear. In 1913,...
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XOP(Pretty cool name)

Try to make sense of what you see below. What's it called?
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Actors compete in tournaments

There are 3 tournaments organised for actors. In each tournament, four actors can enter. In each match, two actors can play. In the first round, there are two matches. The second round is the final ...
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Functions and their Codewords

f(x,y,z) and g(x,y,z) are two functions where x and y both lie in the range [1,24]. Complete the table: Function Codeword f(12,7,9) Guatemala g(12,17,8) Khartoum g(12,21,7) Thimphu f(13,17,8) ...
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Directors directing compatible movies

Each director in the image directed a movie which is compatible with an association, a gemstone, an organ and a tool. All those movies complete something. WHICH ARE THOSE MOVIES AND WHAT DO THEY ...
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German number sequence

Classical format, here is a sequence of numbers, you need to find out how it continues: 5, 4, 14, 8, 0, 4, 2, 2, 2, 0, -3, -1, -2, -3, -7, -7, -6 This puzzle should also have the tag 'Germany' ...
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Three former players of a sport

They are 3 former players of a sport from 3 different continents. They host coronation every year at 3 different locations. What are the names of those 3 players?
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Countries and Capital Cities divided into two halves

'Bypass' is a word which belongs to the first half with a special feature while the words 'boast', 'bracket', 'nebulous' and 'plague' doesn't belong. 'Shadow' is another such word which belongs to the ...
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A version of Wordle that accepts Hollywood movies

I was playing a version of Wordle that accepts only 5 letter Hollywood movie titles. This is how I fared. Which WB movie did I enter at last?
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Hidden Revelations? Carry On!

Each of the ellipses represents an as-yet-unknown category. The three overlapping ellipses form seven regions and one tile belongs to each region. Two have been placed for you - your task is to place ...
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An increasing decreasing sequence

In math, there are all kinds of sequences 1545, 1218, 1071, 921, 851, 832, 799, 793, 774, 745, ... is (the start of) such as sequence What is the best number? Note: Even in math things change, so ...
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Who is that? Where does it all happen? 2

Who is that? Where does it all happen? What measures against COVID-19 are in practice? Note: similar older question.
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Four players from two different sports

This list is about two former players and two active players from tennis and football. Complete the table by filling the missing national flags and the missing player.
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A child, a number and a food

I am a child followed by a number followed by a food. High temperature precedes my nickname. I am symbolised by an animal standing on my toy. Who am I?
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Property of double H

It is the property of double H. It is a symbol of respect. It is attached to a moving thing. Solve for the missing codeword to know the answer. Number Part 1 Part 2 Codeword 1 Sawlog Member ALGEBR1 ...
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Different lines according to weights

When it was invented, different people were made to stand in lines according to their weights. In each line, people with equal weights were made to stand together. In the first line, there was a fat ...
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Only these six belong but which, where and why?

The two ellipses represent as-yet-unknown categories and of all the countries only the six shown belong to at least one of the categories. One is placed for you and for the remainder which belong ...
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Directors and the movies that they DID NOT direct

This is a list of directors and the movies that they DID NOT direct. Which two movies will replace the question marks?

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