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Cryptic Crossword #2: Stack-in-the-Box

I'm back with a second cryptic crossword. This one is smaller than my previous, yet also trickier, so hopefully it provides a fun challenge for a few of you! Across 1. Pass around venomous snakes (4)...
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14 links to a single word

From the White House to the Trevi Fountain I have sought advice from secret sympathisers Stalactites met stalagmites and orchids bloomed There were falling blocks and Napoleonic Attacks PSE ...
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Where to ask these questions?

Here on SE I've only answered questions so far, so I thought it was time to ask some of my own. But where should I go to find the answers to these questions? Would a tsubo-niwa garden help with my ...
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A limerick riddle. Provides clues to song titles that have a word in common

You might think I'm broke, but then I'm a singer and sound like a hen You can count on me I'm a tramp you see So I'll sing you the blues once again. The above limerick conceals ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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Something for the real fans

Terry guessed the key based on clues she got from Jack In a music-linked movie roughly three decades back But you need to start from a more continental track From Harold G to Harrowing (as Schmieder ...
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Ada and Mr Hopkins - what's it all about?

Ada is one of the last few contestants on the Greatest Assessment Match Ever. The stern and humourless quizmaster, Mr Hopkins, is giving her her final test before the end of the show. The dialogue ...
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My name is a promise, of sorts

Who am I talking about? Try to explain each part. During the square, it was a quite common thing that he said. And lets not forget to chastise the howling canine(of sorts). During the third to six ...
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No shoot Sherlock: Test your internet and detective skills with this one!

Clues I have hired Sherlock Holmes to find something for me. We are near my home at an outdoor event and queuing for the refreshment tent. I suspect that the object is to be found somewhere in this ...
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Rebus arone! (We're frying here)

This is my first rebus. The titre is a crue. Hint
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Name Progression

You know those puzzles where you have to get from one word to another through a series of steps by only changing a letter between each step? Well we're going to something similar with names. Start ...
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Somebody has kidnapped Jason Baker!

Jason Baker(from Sci-fi and Fantasy SE) was kidnapped, and is in a cell where he cannot discern dislocation. His kidnapper, who has a fondness for exclamation marks, left him a very long, confusing ...
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More Synonym Movies

Once you figure out these, try a few more. The Nice, the Mean, and the Hideous The Fourth Prime The Linear Transformation Psychotic Supremum: Stormy Street Woman's A Dozen Displeased ...
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A Tale of a Hero

Oh woe is he! How cruel is fate! He pouts and mopes in this hour late. The subject of some cruel god's whim; Death the gods have in store for him. Suddenly a beast of legend! Our hero's ...
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What are we? And where is our brother? Hints galore!

We can be made from addition or subtraction Our best are often a popular attraction Some you can touch, and some you cannot One with a dozen will heal you Another, inumerable, shan't be bought Some ...
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Fill in the dashes Part 5 of 10

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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What does 24 have to do with anything?

Novice shipwright, seafarer, navigator. I live in a land removed, Yet my ancestors came from yours. My wife's name is a flower and sick, My tutor was straight out of old times, And my son swapped ...
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Note Masher? Oarsmen?

Transcript from a conversation that couldn't happen today: J: Hey D, let's play the game. D: Again? There are only so many times we can do this without repeating ourselves, but OK. You start. ...
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A Quindectet of Letter Sequences!

I've been working hard on trying to solve the missing letters in this puzzle by qwertylpc, but I've discovered that in trying to figure out the lists his clues are coming from, I've come up with ...
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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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Seven fun mini-riddles

Each of the following represent a word or phrase. Can you figure them all out? Musical chairs, upgraded 4 and a castrated meteorology platform A long age, in the past Ding Dong A ...
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More than a couple of couplets

Here's my first attempt at a puzzle: A My 11 from 12 sealed Atalanta's fate But what did my 7 expect me to crate? B With a merged name between us and unusual style We have twice ...
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Who won the duel? (AKA ramblings of a madman)

Your crazy uncle Tony is at it again, scribbling down incredibly unhelpful tidbits in order to ask a very simple question. Still, for his peace of mind (and your own), you better solve it anyways. ...
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A Magical Riddle

Ready? This is a riddle that will be fun and reasonably easy for anyone experienced with the subject matter; otherwise it will likely prove difficult (though I think there are enough clues that you ...
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Name that Song (part dos)

Below is a rebus set, each of which unveils the lyrics of a song. Your job is to name the song and artist, as well as provide a translation for the rebus elements. 1. $\delta{u(mind)} \approx \delta{...
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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4 of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4b of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ 10 ⇒ Clark Kent Superman (S) The ...
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What is the plan - Who am I?

My legend will be remembered, Too strong to be dismembered. No happiness at the parting, What happened at the starting? All the lines or all we do, Mix God, religion, and the facts too. Counting ...
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Name that Song (Part 1?)

Here are some lines from songs. See if you can name them. You should include the artist name in your answer, even though the artist names do not appear as part of the rebus. 1. ...
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Name that Movie

The following each describe a movie title. Figure out what they are! (I'm really bad at intros.) 1. :*:*!! 2. ...
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How do I force-quit the program?

My friend has been playing with a program he found. He enters a 5-digit number into the command line and receives another 5-digit number in return. However, after 20 or so entries, he's about done and ...
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Coloring the Sky

Disclaimer: I think I have a habit of making my riddles a bit too obscure so I'm trying to tone that down this time. Hopefully it won't end up being too easy and solved in about half a second. **The ...
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The Importence of Proper Spelled and Grammar

Most accomplished autohrs are aware of the critical importance of proper grammar and spelling. The the neccessity of riting one's ideas succinctly, appropriately, and without error is parmaount. ...
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A riddle of many elements

First a sport some love, Though it drinks their blood. Named for just a seat, Though power is the key. Then the sound of metal, Slamming together in war. That of which there are five, Vying in the ...
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Riddle for an rainy day

My first has green and yellow To take you there and back. My second is made up of three, A king, a queen, and just one more. My third is all about a message, Conveyed in the nick of time. ...
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Mathematical rebus: $x^2+15600=649x$

Which name of a large American city does the following equation represent? $$ x^2+15600=649x $$
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The Word Game, I'm test running on you guys

So every year I've been doing this "Word Game" in which I write a riddle or ask a question and I ask my friends to answer it. My sister claims it too hard. Here it is: Who am I? I am but a ...
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What is the subject?

Inspired by the recent "Name that Movie" puzzles, here is something similar. I will be giving away too much information if I tell you the subject, so you will have to work that out yourself. Once ...
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Name that Movie (part deux)

I am writing to inform you that I have constructed another set of clues that will each lead you to a movie title. To make it more interesting, each of the movies has something in common. Whatever that ...
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Name that Movie (part III)

In the spirit of thirds, this list is a list clues that roughly name movies that are each the first of a trilogy. 1. Not your breakfast cereal 2. ...
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Tonight is movie night

Tonight I went to my friend's for a movie night and he asked me what we should watch. As I was playful, I handed him the following picture so he could guess the movie: He couldn't figure it out, so ...
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The Last of the Sons of Fëanor

Essicilmë and anessi? Or maybe something else… 68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 69 6d 67 32 2e 77 69 6b 69 61 2e 6e 6f 63 6f 6f 6b 69 65 2e 6e 65 74 2f 5f 5f 63 62 32 30 30 37 30 38 31 32 30 35 35 33 32 30 2f ...
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You may know me - Who am I?

Though I am just a man, You may be quite a fan. You may think I cannot die, You may have seen my taxi fly. Later I saved everyone, I'll make you cry, even the sun. Then suddenly I was dead, Don't ...
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Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Two Pepperbox Pistols, a Lemat 1861 revolver, a Winchester Model 1873, a Colt Thuer Derringe, two Colt 1860 Army, a Smith&Weston Model 1 1/2, a Coach Gun, and a Double Barreled Shotgun. 10 dead ...
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Friendly and welcoming, who are we?

Another riddle on the theme of literature. Our first has his hands on the money; Our second has his hands in fire; Our third was an outcast for years. Our fourth and fifth were ...
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Two-beat riddle - when am I?

My first was a grandfather, My second said when to run, My third was then a scarecrow, My fourth was there for longest, My fifth was a father-in-law, My sixth was like my fourth, My seventh changed a ...
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The 2015th question on Puzzling SE

At the time of posting, this was the 2015th question posted on Puzzling Stack Exchange, in the year 2015. Take the number of multiples of 5 among the numbers featured in this puzzle. Multiply it by ...
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Two lists of favorite words

My great aunt Edith keeps this list of her favorite words tacked on the refrigerator: Atlas Chance Detail Frost Hand Magnet Orange Ring Sand Tiger Winter Wolf My great uncle ...
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Our life and death are one, we two

Hair the color of rose's imperfection Eyes like the one who is part of me, Though we are two. And the other of us is the color Of his fallen relatives in the Safest place on the earth(besides ...
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Where are the twinkies?

You have been stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean for the past 26 days, and your food supply is starting to run low. Unfortunately the only person on the island that has any knowledge ...