Questions tagged [knowledge]

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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Practical Nonsense

Here's an enigmatic puzzle I created. The answer will be one word. I don't understand these symbols, but hey, at least they work!
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #2

Of course, I may be too early, but here it is: When I promised not to tell I didn't know why not But when I came up with "freckles" I knew it had to stop I got caught by the talented ...
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My cryptic bookshelf

I have a cryptic bookshelf that I keep fiction books in. However, some of them are lost, and I don't know which ones go where! Shelf One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Thunder and Shadow ...
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I’ve officially counted to infinity! [closed]

Sarah called me today and explained that she had counted to infinity. I shrugged and said it was impossible. She said that since I didn’t believe her, she would do it again, and this time in only ten ...
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The Defining Moment

I'm not sure what to put here... but I'll do it regardless! ...
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The Brief Puzzle Hunt

Recently, I was invited to give a speech during the kickoff phase of a local puzzlehunt. I’ve almost finished writing my first draft, but I just can’t figure out the best way to end it off. Can you ...
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First time hit, with spinach? A little bit?

This blockbuster game was devised around the year 1980 by a person, that had never before developed a video game. Concerning the species, that makes the protagonist, the game's title is misleading. ...
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Coordinate my way to the name of the (video) game

50°47′18.0″N 0°8′31.0″E These coordinates didn't only show the way to a very special horse, they also lead to a valuable object, that was offered as a prize in a video game. What was the name of the ...
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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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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part II [closed]

If you haven't completed the first puzzle in this series, go check it out: The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part I Part Two You now know what these books are. You place your hand over the first page, ...
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A journey… into the MIND

Across 1. Drench 6. Garland 7. Senior executive 8. Jack's fellow grumpy old man 9. Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter 10. Chose between two pills 11. Iconic Dracula 12. Dissuade 13. West ...
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Trying to enter the Fox's den

You're trying to get into the fox's den, but the sneaky fox has devised a puzzle that deters drowsy dogs. Can you get in? You find a panel with this writing: B9 Q4 F14 C7 There is no ...
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The Librarian's labrynth

You've entered a library. The library is known for its large capacity, yet small size. Inside, you are in a room about the same size as the outside. There is one window on each wall (This is a four-...
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Some Rough Puzzling

My beginning is the beginning of glass My middle gives you a hand take one, a slang patriarch, and early college credit. I end with a downtrodden stone. What am I? As usual, ...
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Head of a Reich takes a seat

A fabric is used for a pretty silk dress, an empire eventually broke under stress, a language once used one's ideas to express, a man, head of Reich long before the SS. What am I?
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Disembodied hand growing fangs

Across 2. Puzzle expert breaks first dilemma partially (7) 10. Nobleman bandleader (4) 13. Lead singer, AC/DC's second; extremely over-the-top (5) 18. Actor Morgan and organ lying on the same ...
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What's In The Box?

Welcome to Archie's Fun House! I would like to begin by thanking you for paying us a visit today. This is a craaaaaazy place indeed! Today though, we have something rather special waiting for you. It'...
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Charlie's geography presentation

Okay, so hi everyone. I’m Charlie and I’d like to talk to you about my home country, the United States of America. We’re the third most populous nation in the world (after China and India), have the ...
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A combination lock, I can only read half the hints, please help me!

A friend of mine sent me a birthday present, but after unwrapping it, I could see that it was a locked metal box, with a huge combination lock on it. The lock had 8 rings, each featuring the digits ...
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Extraordinarily Forgoes Anthem

Island oranges don't mix well (11) Liquid wastes run into river (10, 4) Cold canines found in the mountains (10) A season before a season's past in Northern capital (10) City at the ...
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Rosetta Stone puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is one word.
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Riddle Requiring Magical Knowledge

This may be too tricky (it requires specialized knowledge) or have multiple answers, but I'll try to make it specific: My name sets afire confusion and ire. With creatures acquired, battles ...
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Hello, Goodbye, Adios, Aloha

I say hello, I say goodbye One moment I'm low, the next I am high I can make you see something you did not see The invisible can be seen through me. What am I?
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What's his horse name?

You're an adventurer looking for treasures. During one of your journeys, you encounter a knight riding a horse who agrees to tell you informations about a huge treasure he has heard of. Only if you'...
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Geography at the pixel level

(enlarged version) The answer is a group of islands.
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“Thinking of ” question for Comics readers [closed]

I am thinking of one of the following three comics characters Hellboy Captain Marvel Spiderman You can ask me one question starting with "Does the character you are ...
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Four Directions #18 - Where and what am I?

To the North, Jorge and Natan spent some quality time To the South, a victory for a famous symbol To the West, you can check out one of Baird's To the East is a presidential coastal town A Nereid ...
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Riddle - What does it mean?

What am I? 03/04/19 13:36 UTC This is very abundant The most that you'll see And its group and number Is what you will need Now somewhat repetetive For you who ...
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Four Directions #17 - Where and what am I?

To the East is a place where arrows may flow To the West you may see Beelzebub hitching a ride To the North is a view if your vision's not clouded To the South is a place where languages were born I'...
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Four Directions #12 - Where and what am I?

To the South is the jewel in the ring you can't wear To the East was envisioned a mountain pair To the North climb a tree to work your own way To the West are buildings that don't see ...
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A Journey Through Space and Time

Word Train Find a word for each line that will fit the definition and that its suffix will be the next word's prefix: Musical instrument Time machine Music genre In space Public ...
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Oh boi! Dis waas never Engliz! #2

This puzzle is second in the series, the first one being this. But these are related in no way. Below are some weird combinations of letters, which are actually words translated in some different ...
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Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo

Hold my crossword clues, I'm going in! 1973 Ford tow truck Trip to geeks’ country in Portugal Why Germany imprisons mother John Stewart, according to Wikipedia Classic m7xBI.jpg ...
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No shovels, please!

$ \color{red}E $ Second time skimming through Beatles residence Sandwich way What do these clues point to? Looking for a single word answer. This puzzle is a hint for Ah, the old SE ...
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Tricky T Tribute (or: Humble H Homage)

I made up a bunch of riddles over the weekend and wrote them on a stack of cards. Unfortunately, I dropped the stack outdoors. The cards blew everywhere and one of the riddles is missing. Can you ...
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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword

"OK, so I know that you two are always arguing about what type of crosswords to do- 'Normal crosswords are too boring!' 'Cryptics are too esoteric!!' Trivia vs wordplay, yeah, I've heard both sides. ...
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Unlock my phone! March 2018

New month, new password, but I've already forgotten! Help! What is my phone's password this month? Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Location, Location, Location

I'm south of the common, yet found by the middle. I'm due east of one article, and in the middle of another. The earth is north, west, and east of me, but outer space is more southwest. ...
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Unlock My Phone! February 2018

I forgot my password again! I changed it a few days ago but already forgot! What is my phone's password this month? Hint #1: Hint #2:
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Horrendous Scope of Text

w34rfvgy78i 34rtyhbvftyu89 567tgyhvbn 87654edft5cvbnmkiuhn ? w3edcr5tgby7ujmiokn dfgt67uhjkcvbnm w3edcr5tgby7ujm,> rgncgu9ik987 w3edr5tgbnmkiuhbvc ...
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Four Directions #16 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by MetaZen's riddles, I figured I might try making one. It's definitely not as...indirect...as their puzzles, but still difficult nevertheless. To the south and east is the North West ...
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Unlock My Phone! January 2018

I can't remember my phone's password! Ever since January of 2018 I have changed my phone's password every month to stay secure, however even I have trouble remembering my passwords. Luckily my ...
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Super-Villain's Super “Riddle”

We are four entities fear us all, We are the most feared above them all. Below is our spoken message, prepare your fall, Mixed and scrambled to watch you fall. We are all born into this world through ...
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Mystery Word Game: Square Wave with Dots

My friends and I were playing a game recently in which, for each round, four of the players were given a word of which they each had to give a rough description to the fifth player. The guessing ...
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Summer Break - It's a *wrap*

I spent my summer in my backyard, enjoying some candy and an icy beverage. I was reading the newspaper, and my eyes crossed at the sight of the morning puzzle. It was a standard riddle, a ...
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Recycling old answers

Each of the puzzles below gives a two-word answer. Solve the puzzles and arrange the resulting 16 words into four groups of four, each with a common theme. The resulting group names form a clue for ...
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Coordinated efforts

I was showing off my knowledge of obscure geography trivia to my father. He admitted he'd never remember all those details, but insisted that there was a certain other topic where nobody could ever ...
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In excess I'm lethal

I'm found in nature, but you'd never know the difference if I wasn't. I'm used in plants, but not as the critical part. I'm safe to consume, but you might think otherwise. In excess I'm lethal, ...
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Contours of a clandestine nature

What does each of the answers describe? The answer is two words (11 + 4 letters). #1 #2 #3 #4 Image credits: 1.2 Slashme, CC BY-SA 4.0; 2.1 AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5; 2.3 ...