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What's the girl's name?

Here is what happened: He sailed along 25 reefs, passing 1 chameleon, in order to see her sweet bosoms. What's her name? Hint: Hint 2:
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The answer to this puzzle is a three letter word

Easy riddle. Even kids should be able to get this. In the end, the answer to this puzzle is a three letter word and also a single letter. Ignore the Excel sheet lines
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By what means does the King wage war?

A King over all The nations will fall His garment of white Its hem stained red The darkness made light For sinners he bled In one hand a sword The word of his power In the other a ...
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An original non-recursive sequence

16, ?, 19, ?, ?, 15, 16, 9, ?, ?, 14, ?, ?, ?, ?, 1 According to my measure, this sequence is more original than that of Fibonacci. Replace the question marks with the missing numbers.
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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 Tongues of Rock #2

Inspired by my last riddle: Three Tongues of Rock One is round He sings of dark art One with lips He gently caresses The third he sings Of men who wear dresses This one ...
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A letter sequence with curious repetitions

There was a time when I created some letter series puzzles. This one is an old one. Replace the question marks. P, Ca, ?, ?, O, Ca, P, Ca, ?, ?, ?, Ca Hints(1-3): I will reveal three question marks....
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Mostly One Way Travel : Says Grandpa

"You know these tiny travelers?" says Grandpa "Billions of them! Born to travel. They have travelled to all continents, nations, and towns." "But they always need help, a chaperone so to ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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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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What kind of help does he need?

Old newspaper ad: "Handler of purple cows needed on farm. Leave a message on lj36@dropmail.me or call (31)725-618171421" What does he need help with? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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Replace “?” in a squence of numbers

Replace the "?" in the following sequence:$ $ 2 7 10 13 14 22 26 27 28 31 49 53 54 57 78 79 ? 90 101 106 109 110 111
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The Root is Constantly Changing

A negative sign is not a Peanuts character! -264.66409225 -462.71021449 -20.60615236 -21.38877504 -92.13888121 -213.77948944 -58.14977536 -276.29420841 -242.07314569 -276.16789489 ...
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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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Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was ...
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No Burglars Allowed

Thief! Thief! He took my rock!                             &...
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What is the verbal association to the following picture?

My first puzzle of this type. In the following visual design the hidden clues will lead you to the final verbal association. It is only one word. Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 Hint ...
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Troubling Triples

The points appear to be connected, but in the end, we should have worked under aqueous conditions. $$ \begin{array}{|l|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Substance} & \textbf{Temperature (K)} & \...
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Time is shorter, but the fun will never end

Come around, come around, glad you all came. Welcome to the land where a small, hairy ball got its fame. Here you can see a dysfunctional family. A man who beat his wife and left his son ...
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Weren't we supposed to know more of the story by now…?

This happened almost exactly a decade ago, so excuse me if I get some of the details wrong. I overheard a couple of people talking about somebody I assumed was a mutual acquaintance who had died very ...
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Three Tongues of Rock

Three tongues of rock My royal decree To ancient lore would hold the key Who am I?
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Captain Pun's new boat

My good friend Captain Pun has bought a new boat. "And this is a picture of its sail!" he said, showing me this: "Solve the nonogram and you'll soon know what type of boat it is!" Can you solve ...
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Name the product

I’m from northwestern Europe. I have a two-word name, and each word has six letters. If you take the first two letters of my first name, plus the first two letters of my last name, it spells a new ...
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My Landmark Puzzle II

It can be hard to keep track of the places you visit when you travel the world, for some people numbers can be easier to remember than words. I kept a note of the last place I visited: 43° 10° ...
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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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What is in those numbers?

" I am famous" declared Tom, flashing a newspaper. He showed me some scribbled numbers."Because of this, I made the papers" He said. 8 = 4 8 = 3 6 = 2 6 = 3 3 = -1 ...
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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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Puzzling is a Forte of Mine

(Click image for larger size) Answer is a two-word phrase. Text transcript of the clues (for copy-paste purposes) ...
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Call Me at This Number

Come play with me in chat if you know my word! ...
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Piece de Resistance - King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King Jack ...
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Piece de Resistance - Jack in all Tags… But Master in All?

Jack in all Tags... But Master in All? This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King... ...
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A strange message from space?

I was listening to AM radio (frequency 1480) the other day and an odd message came through in what seemed like an infinite loop. Drop 5. Echo 0. Negate 0. Split 4. Enter 1. A ...
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A Boring Lecture - ft. Eggs, Donuts & Pills

You were yawning at your seat, being forced to attend this will-be-boring lecture by an always-boring teacher… “Good morning class, today, we’ll look into the use of different materials. ...
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Love and Sandwiches

I'm from the Bay Area, but if I forget my order number when I make whichever one... then I'll be very rile-y! $$ \begin{array}{|c|} \hline \\ \bbox[purple]{\begin{array}{c}\\\quad\quad\huge\mathbb{...
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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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What are the next three numbers in this sequence?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence, and why? 110, 150, 230, 350, 550, 910, 1510, 2510... Hint 1: here's another sequence that follows identical rules. Hint 2: here's a third ...
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What Just Happened?

The wife was out, the father was in, the men drank gin, the cards were played, it was hand made, the house was still, he wrote his will, then turned over, he found clover, so the phone rang, he would ...
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Replace the question marks with one single word

This one needs a lot of lateral thinking In the equation below replace all the question marks with one single word (same word at every question mark). Then show that the equation is correct.
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Same word on both sides makes it right

Insert same one word on both sides (in place of the ?) of the following to make it correct. (No inserting any math operators or not equal to, > or < signs) ? (? V(LXVII)) = ? XIII Explain why. ...
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Me and my successor

Take a half of me, or my successor, You might become an addict, Good or bad, For many it’s a habit. Take a half of me, or my successor, You should use it to begone, "Stop annoying ...
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Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
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Frequent or rare?

Which common thing do these words have uncommonly in common? mole kiss breath Mates! Please note, if you haven't found the answer yet - it helps you find your way back to the real world.
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Who are they and what do they believe in?

English is not my native language so forgive me if my poem ̶s̶u̶c̶k̶s̶ isn't very well written. It might not even be a poem at all. The riddle still counts, though: Some people come to me all the ...
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I’m there when everything goes wrong

I come from a place way out of town. Yet I only have fake friends when I’m on the ground. If I fall, I will not be able to hold it in. Twice, and I might just have to run back home. But I’...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...
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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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The Quest For My Northern Home

I am a hybrid, a part of two wholes I became accomplished and then I was sold But enroute to my new home Down I rocketed to the frozen bowl Encased in iron for three days I lost the courage I had ...
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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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Complete the Pointer Set

The following items all have something in common. A Scandinavian country. A manual consisting of aphorisms. A famous former English professional footballer. Beef or mutton fat. A ...