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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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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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A sum of images

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = ? The answer can be given as either an image or a description of the image.
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TV Title Mondegreens

Inspired by the original Twisted TV Titles and its follow-up, I came up with a similar puzzle. This one builds on the idea of Mondegreens - misheard lyrics (like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” ...
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Google (Maps) Hacking

So I think I might have been hacked...my Google maps has gone crazy. I tried poking a couple of places in, and it is taking me to the wrong location. When I enter CAYMAN, it tells me it is between the ...
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Reverse Puzzling 5

(Continued thematically from here) "George, you know this puzzle?" I asked. "Oh yes, of course. And I much prefer this version to the French one." "Yes, it's much better." I agreed. "So you can ...
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Crossword gone overboard

This puzzle is part 24 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Enter the Vermillion

I have a new riddle for everyone here at Puzzling.SE, and I believe it's a safe bet to say it will be difficult to solve. My suffix is my prefix, defined for both as well; My infix has one ...
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Can you name the country code?

As an hommage to @eyl327's "can you name the country code?" puzzles. Here is one more: Given the country codes of the 10 countries in the following table, can you figure out the country code of ...
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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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Traversing Oceania: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Oceania, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by crossing maritime borders (or close enough). Each clue is missing a country name from ...
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A strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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Dungeon Crawler: Level 3

You are the protagonist in a game designed by NeedAName Inc. Proceed through the levels using your video game knowledge to solve the puzzles therein. Solve all levels and beat the game! Level 3: ...
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The Perpetual Teapot (no.28)

So, as I stated in my first Teapot riddle, I was challenged by a fellow user to create a Teapot riddle, and thus I have created ...
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Hunting Season is Open!

As some of you may have gathered, I really like learning about new animals; some of my favorites are: In the spirit of a good challenge with a chance to learn new things, I've created this multi-tier ...
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Teapot Riddle no.26

So I've noticed the Teapot riddles are rising in popularity and I figured I would give them a try; also, it didn't help that it was recommended by @user474343 for ...
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Where did this mysterious note come from?

The boy had a cat on the boat, Alone among blue all around. He wrote a very brief note, Hoping the can would be found. I just came back from the Latpipe Hotel and decided to head to the beach, for ...
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Teapot Riddle no.27

Good luck to you all! The Rules I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings. Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...) You try to figure out the word with my Hints. The Puzzle ...
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There's no place like Home Theater!

Dorothy, now 93 years old, was watching some of her favorite movies in her home theater when, as one would expect in tornadic climes such as Kansas, her house blew away to somewhere over the rainbow. "...
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What is an Odious Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Odious Word™. Use the ...
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The Vowel Eater

Here's a quote from a very famous book with all the vowels and punctuation removed. Can you re-assemble it? ...
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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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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the richest of them all? (I make billions #7)

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the richest of them all? (I make billions #7) Clue group 1: This spa provides a great relaxation rub. Earbuds are included too. I compared virtual machines, and ...
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I'm yearning in grey

I have made films on wood. I have stopped by a park. Going outside late makes me happy. I'm yearning in grey. What is my name?
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Gladys's Letter-Dropping Cryptic

This is part 6 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, My today's destination is a bit more of a mainstream tourist spot than some of the other stops on my journey. I'm definitely going ...
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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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Who has more? Ireland or Iceland?

China has three more than Chile Algeria has two more than Nigeria Ireland has _____ more than Iceland. Or other way around? How many and why? This is also a clue to the previous puzzle " ...
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From nine to thirty-two, who are the members of this list?

Ordered from nine to thirty-two, Your job now's to find out who: Who are the members of this list? Try again if your guess you missed. Sixteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty-five Didn't leave their ...
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Recondite key locked another puzzle… - Clue Twenty Nine!

<<---First clue <---Previous clue A note from @Mithrandir: I have given explicit permission for @Techidiot to post this, and gave him the answer to encode. If you want to post one, ping @...
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What is a “ B & A” puzzle?

I think this type of puzzle format is a bit different from some you already have seen. I call them B & A puzzles. After you solve them you will likely know what that means. There are six seperate ...
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The scrambled riddle - Clue Twenty

<<---First clue <---Previous clue You walk through the door. Everything is dark. You walk forwards slowly. Then, suddenly, you slip on something, just as the light goes on. "Aghhhh!&...
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Where is the pilot flying to? (Third Destination)

After a close call with his first flight, and with the feds still scratching their heads with his second flight, Barry once again received the instructions for his next flight from The Don of the ...
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What cryptic aspect the following message has?

My manager is sending some cryptic messages for fun. Here is the message: Mr.Black had a low value in the list followed by Mr.Brown. Sometimes, though the band in the dress they wore contained red, ...
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Dungeon Crawler: Level 2.5

You are the protagonist in a game designed by NeedAName Inc. Proceed through the levels using your video game knowledge to solve the puzzles therein. Solve all levels and beat the game! Level 2.5: A ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I?

I am a fiction character that follows these criteria: A maiden huntress, whose life was brief I left my brother with a lot of grief Died fiddling with lots of gears My friends, my friends, ...
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Always $\&$ Never

This post has the same exact title, but it is not related in any way apart from the fact that it is also a riddle; all my riddles are (hopefully) original and created by me. Riddle me this: We are ...
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Traversing the US and Canada: A Cryptic Journey

Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in the United States or Canada. The answers traverse all Canadian provinces, Canadian territories, U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This is done ...
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Four Directions #7 - Where and what am I?

To the North, take a horse to find something delightful To the West, a game piece that was tight with Paul To the South, he can't smell, although he wasn't spiteful To the East, you might see ...
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Magical Knight Moves with Effortless Ease in his Magical Kingdom

Magical Knight knows every Square of his Magical Kingdom. In many respects, he is like any other knight...Literary,Prime, Normal(makes same allowed chess moves). He is people Knight . As he traverses ...
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First Gym: Brock! Who's this Pokémon?

This question is the second one in a series of Poké-related questions I hope that I can ask. Who's this Pokémon that: Was (already?) released by the time the generation that has almost as many ...
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This party ends in tragedy (I planned it from the start, you see)

The DJ from Moscow was pumping out tunes. The house mostly bare but for furniture, strewn; A sofa for three and an armchair for one. The guests started piling in, looking for fun... 'Twas ...
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Geography at the pixel level

(enlarged version) The answer is a group of islands.
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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An untouchable time traveller

I'm needed by a doctor to travel through time, Or a player looking for their keys. When on the plane where the great answer resides, I'm part of the whole Strategy. I can be found in a ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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Who stole the bitcoins?

Introduction You want to give bitcoins to a person you have met. Part of the deal is to give the bitcoins in the most untraceable way. So you have decided to send an email to him with the address (...
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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 ...
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Which family member doesn’t belong?

My second older brother is a dangerous man, a pig who gorges himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest ...
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My friend sent me a photo of his keyboard, but there's something I can't figure out about it

Two months ago, my friend bought a new Chromebook. He told me yesterday that while he is happy with the computer overall, he's not that impressed by the quality of the keyboard. My friend is an ...
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How Many Policemen?

A friend of mine presented this nifty little puzzle, he said it's from Round Britain Quiz. It goes like this: An athletics competition, arranged periodically, rewards a medal to 79 winners, 47 ...
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A pilot's messages

A friend of mine works as a pilot, so he travels a lot and I don't see him that often. But every year around the same time he sends me a message. He has been doing that ever since 1997. Here is a list ...

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