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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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Keeping you safe

Complete the grid and find a two-word final answer. Across 1. Ability to move first to northern aristocracy (8) 4. Animal to rip a short tail back (5) 5. Oral tradition about the origin of Indus ...
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What have I done here?

I have a bad habit of lurking around and answering other riddles without offering my own. So here is my first attempt the break the tradition, a simple rebus puzzle if you will. It just might be too ...
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Don't clear your terminal history 2

Previously, on terminal use... The door accepted your input and slid open! Unfortunately, so did a trap door under your feet. You slide down and end up in another room. The only apparent exit is a ...
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My friend's scrapbook

I was visiting with my friend Susie the other day when we got talking about our travels. As we discussed favorite cities we had been to, she suddenly got up and went to grab a dusty scrapbook from the ...
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The Alchemist goes missing

He hadn't been responding to emails for days. When he was deeply involved in his work, delays were not uncommon, but not this long. Something was clearly amiss. Something had happened to my long time ...
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The most dangerous game

Hello again, remember me? It's been a while, certainly I've not been round for quite some time, But now I have another rhyme In my normal style, I have a word It's in 3 parts, but rest assured. It ...
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Anonymous letter from somewhere sometime today

Not many know of me, and even less have touched what is mine. A lonely fella I am, like being the smallest pebble in the puddle, Unless you ask the bishop, he owns the title, according to a ...
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What will the Frenchman say?

An Englishman, a Frenchman and a German are speaking. First the Englishman says : "M". Then the Frenchman says : "M" as well. And the German also says : "M". They all agree and decide to ...
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Bankers with rancor

Three colleagues at the bank are boasting to each other… Colleague 1: “Ask anybody – I’m clearly the best.” Colleague 2: “And how do you figure that?!” Colleague 1: “Well, just ...
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How would you like your face? Scrambled?

Great! First day on the job here at the F.B.I., and I've got a mess on my hands. Someone hacked into Langley's mainframe and scrambled twelve of the mugshots that we have on file, and it's my ...
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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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Cryptic with missing capitals

Solve the clues and fill the grid. Each clue is missing a different European capital city. Across 1. Funny beret men strike $??$ to convene (4) 3. Containers found in a $??$ plaza (...
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What Is An Explain Word?

This is in the idea of the What is a Word/Group of Words group started by A Person with a new type of Word and Group of Words problems. If a word is the best I call it an Explain word. Use the ...
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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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Mr Ling Designed My Jewellery

I wonder about my wife sometimes. She's getting harder to comprehend all the time. Take last weekend, for example: my nephew had come over to visit and was telling me all about the movie club that ...
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Gladys goes shopping

This puzzle is part 22 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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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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What is a Touch 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 a Touch Word™. Use the ...
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Gladys's Extra Word Cryptic

This is part 5 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, This is my most remote destination so far. The views out here are breathtaking, although from what I hear this place is even more ...
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Dungeon Crawler: Level 1

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 1: ...
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What world is he talking about?

" This is not easy to figure out", said Grandpa " In this world, 403 = 308 and is same as 83" I couldn't figure that one obviously. " Here is a hint. 5 1 9 2" Grandpa spoke slowly. ...
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A Brand New, Festive Rebus!

Here is a basic rebus with a common theme!
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Why Do You Love Me?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. I met an amazing girl today. Not only is she smart and share my love for art, she also really like puzzles! However, when I asked her ...
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A Fountain of Colors

A Fountain of Colors A rock overlooks as my garden unfurls. His pebble admires as the nice sky, it swirls. The odd-looking pink one is chipper today. The lily exposes when Chopin I play. There's ...
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Can you name the Country Code™? (#2)

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? Country Country Code™ Russia NSR Sudan GDA United States BIE Argentina EGS Mongolia BNM ...
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Cryptic Rebuses Go Meta

At the library, cryptic rebuses read a book on self-reference. If you're unsure how cryptic rebuses work, you may want to check out this primer. *I don't own any of the images from which I drew in ...
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Fowl Perpetrators Caught as Robberies Add Up

After several years at Private Eye Academy, Joey Solvesalot finally earned his detective license and was looking forward to solving some cases. So he decided to settle in the infamous Problem City to ...
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4 sums of flags (Part 2)

The previous 'Sum of' puzzles can be found here and here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark? Hint:
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Cryptobiology? Biocryptology?

I have a friend who is a self-proclaimed cryptobiologist. Okay, maybe I don't, but if I did, I like to think she would have presented me with this puzzle: Find the hidden message: 441344•...
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What's our Name? (Also: improve my riddle)

I've thrown together a quick riddle inspired by the as-of-yet unsolved riddle from CodeNewbie. I don't feel like it's very solid, though, and the cadence isn't quite right. It's easy to show that the ...
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What movie quote does this represent?

This describes the quote: ...
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Find this cartoon

From the pictures below, can you find the cartoon character? EDIT: Edited the 3rd picture for clarity HINT 1 HINT 2 HINT 3
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According to String Theory

In addition to being quite similar to my previous puzzle in construct, this puzzle has the dubious honor of being another hint for this hintless question. ...
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The flying colours

Here's a $36\times36$ nonogram with two colours. Name all 12 things depicted in it. Note that cells filled with different colours do not need to have a gap between them.
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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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An Olympic Connecting Wall

In honor of Rio 2016, here’s a connecting wall about the Olympics! The 16 clues below can be sorted into four connected groups of 4. What are the groups and their connections? Text version: ...
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Save the Eggs! - An Angry Birds Puzzle (Part 1)

You’re going on a fictional world tour. YAY!!! Your first destination is the world of Angry Birds. Sub-part 1 When you reach Bird Town, all the birds have a party to celebrate the arrival of the ...
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What is the next integer in this sequence?

First, I offer you a little something to put you in the right spirits: For many many years, black cats have had some interesting associations and reputations, which no doubt helped inspire The Black ...
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Different Teapot Riddle - fanmade

As inspired by @gabbo1092 in the first of this kind of riddle (see this for an example of how the answer works), I thought I'd come up with another riddle. Rules: I will give you a number of clues. ...
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Place of Safety - A North Daniels' Puzzle

It's not everyday you get a text from a dead friend, especially if you saw them being executed by guillotine, which is why D.S.I North Daniels was a bit sceptical when his ancient Nokia Cityman 1320 ...
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Number 1 Mission

When Inspector Kit was just a little kitty, she desperately wanted to be a spy - jetting off to foreign countries, thwarting international diamond thieves. And now the big day has arrived - her very ...
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Will Riley Riddles ever end?

Maybe, maybe not — but the answer won't. My prefix is the first half of what was before. My suffix curses Scotland in red and no more. My infix is a hotshot when scrambled (what egg?). I am twice my ...
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Slumdog millionaire (2)

My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it ...
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Finding Rogue Kitty II

Having been met by a group of very unhappy bosses at Kitty is being 'returned' to the staff car when suddenly there is a commotion and she makes a run for it. As they chase her, little old ladies ...
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Four Directions #8 - Where and what am I? (fan-made)

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations. To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations. To the south is a seat of a union's operations. To the east is a site of devout lapidations. ...
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Guess me riddle #4

View the last puzzle here The word is a four letter word which is in the oxford dictionary My first letter is related to root-nodules My second letter is a start My third letter is related to Loki ...
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Start with an unlucky Friday

Start with an unlucky Friday number. Multiply by the gables on Hawthorne's house. Add the number that a stitch in time saves. Add the number of blind mice. Subtract the number of William Pene du Bois' ...
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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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Anime guess Riddle

I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Arrrgh and a roman goddess are trying ...
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Finding Uncle John!

It was a chilly winter night when I was hanging around with some friends. We were gossiping about the recent kidnapping cases where a few of the people from the town were missing. There was a news ...

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