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They say I should work on bigger things

I'm an important figure in my field. Who am I? ----------------------------------------------- | seat | heat | fish | line | |---------------------------------------------| | go ...
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33 Months on Death Row

Every day, execution delayed, Cheating death creatively, Bearing children blissfully, A clever eloquent girl finally earns exoneration. Who am I? Bonus:
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What is an Encoding Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Number version puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it an Encoding Number™. Use the following ...
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The Riddle - I Could be Used in Many Ways

In whole, you may use me in the measuring. With my $1^{st}$ & $2^{nd}$ part, you may use me in the coloring. With my $2^{nd}$ & $3^{rd}$ part, you may use me in the casting. ...
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What is lost can never be saved

Donnie and Violet are Ivy-League college students, and don't have fancy names or costumes or anything. But they do have superpowers and are attempting to track down and stop whoever is trying to ...
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Cross Bird Puzzle

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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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Did I get free gas?

I was sitting at home one day when I felt a strong hunger overtake me. So I grab my keys and hop in the car. A quick glance at my gas gauge showed I had exactly half a tank. I drive a few miles over ...
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Who are ET, GE and CB?

There once was a kid named ET, Whose father was known as GE.     In his early years,     ET soared over his peers, But then lost to a kid named CB. What are ET and CB? Who ...
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Everyone Gets a Window Seat

I and my friends periodically go on a trip. This is a "round" trip as we always end up back in our original location. I noticed something curious: Even though... We all take the same vehicle, ...
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Answering the Question of Life

Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. ...
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Can you work out the word? (My original puzzle)

Help - the evil word splitter has been cleaving words in two with an evil curse! Fortunately, the word split in two can be reunited by saying its name correctly. But unfortunately, each half of the ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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All Aboard the Factorio Train to Far Harad

It’s been a while since you started up your Factorio game and you are trying to remember what you had done with your four trains. Use the clues below to work out which deposit each train is collecting ...
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The Marching Tune

And a one, and a two, and a three four five six! Or a one, and a two, and a three four five! From my home right here, To the end way down there! And then I have a choice Of a one, a two, or a ...
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Who am I? can you recognize me by the given hints?

I am known for the "Worst generation" a part of me known for the naval battle. I am also known for White City. I am the survivor of the Most Dangerous Disease. Who am I? I will add more hints if ...
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Relationship Advice

I have big news! I finally have a girlfriend! She's really nice and is studying to be a cartographer. As you know, I don't have much experience with the ladies, so I need some advice. I have been ...
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Talk about Grandpa's weird talk: Who are these folks?

"These guys are strange" exclaimed Grandpa "Why?" I opened my mouth. Too late. "They constantly talk about only one country and only one sport-- boring sport if you ask me, and, get this, only one ...
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See the Line Where the Sky Meets

Walking along the beach one day, I came across a glass bottle with a piece of parchment inside. I quickly opened the bottle and unfurled the scroll. On it the riddle below was written. i sail ...
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Eccentric keepers

There are four keepers in our fantastic creatures preserve who have certain preferences in the kinds of creatures they care for. Can you figure out what kind of creature is arriving soon? Colleen ...
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Puzzle from puzzles

I like Puzzling SE! Know why? Because I like stealing from getting inspired by all the top questions on this site! Email message from benefactor (1, 7, 3) Order logic puzzle(s) to die for (3, ...
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The case of the pranking snowplow

It’s circa 1990, and there is a big snowfall in Some City, USA. The mayor has left his car parked in a public parking lot, and the next morning, he discovers that the lot has been plowed, but the ...
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Fantastic beasts

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Improbable Inequalities

I'm making a work decision, and in my as I weigh the digits {0-9} as they pertain to this particular situation, I find: In one case, this is true: ...
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Lucy likes Mystery

Lucy likes Jaipur but not Kerala Lucy likes Corbett National Park but not Periyar National Park Lucy likes Assam but not Telangana What does Lucy like, and why? What doesn't she like and ...
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These roommates throw strange parties

There are four roommates who throw strange parties. They live in a room with two front doors, and no windows. At the start of a party, the first roommate opens one door, lets the guests in, and closes ...
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A Remote Location

Here be a simple problem For the keen directmate eye White to move and win In seven moves, Black shall die However, I remember now a relative Long ago did he begin to live About a two decades or ...
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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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A scar in the fabric of space and time - a true story

A few days ago, Leonard was invited to attend a ceremony held in the principality of Monaco, to celebrate the birth of a new member of the sovereign family. Now standing in the middle of a busy ...
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Grandpa's Travels. Where is he headed next?

“Here is my travel plan”, said Grandpa, pointing to the itinerary on the table in front of me. “On November 3rd I am going to Japan first—not Iceland. Then I go to France-not Ecuador. ...
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Disney Musicians Ordering

At our wedding we named our tables after Disney characters playing musical instruments, because we are musicians who love Disney! We have now decided to hang the drawings up the stairs in our new ...
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Drinking Martini? Here is to me!

The expected answer is a rhyme also! I'm there when it's cloudy I'm there when it's sunny And when I ask questions I am right on the money I take both sides In any ...
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Beware Little Red

With my iPhone on shuffle this afternoon I’ve once again drawn inspiration from music. As always I wish you all the best of luck and I hope you enjoy the puzzle. Guitar starts playing: Bm, Bm, G, F#...
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Guess the name of their world

The fish cannot swim and a bird cannot fly but a bird can swim and fish can't fly. The world they live in is not real. The bird and fish both can understand humans yet they love to fight among them....
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What is my lover's name?

I have a lover, I love her so She has a special name as we all do But I wish, from me to you, not to tell A secret kept is a secret kept well But if you truly want to know I shall soon reveal her ...
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Ask one verbal question to figure out who is blind and who is mute among three persons

This is another "You can ask only one question" puzzle. This is an edited very restricted version There may be multiple answers but I could come up with only one. There are three persons in three ...
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Aye - Bye - Gye -?

I've got a new puzzle for everyone; as always I hope you enjoy, and best of luck! I'm not sure where the best place to start this story is, so I suppose I'll start with tomorrow. You see, ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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What do Teignmouth, Paris, Ulm, Auxerre, Brunswick, Beaumont-en-Auge, and Ryazan have in common?

In the book Real World Haskell, there's a non-programming-related puzzle in a footnote at the bottom of page 15, in the middle of a simple text-processing problem: ... Find or create a text ...
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Bravetart: Iconic America

It's been a while since I've posted, and in the spirit of my recent works, I've got a simple riddle to get back into the swing of things. As always, I hope you enjoy it, and best of luck! After the ...
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What is a CirKle 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 CirKle Word™. Use the ...
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Cultural before-and-afters

Each answer to a clue will consist of the titles of two works or series put together, where the last word of the first title matches the first word of the second title. Note that the word match does ...
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Prove your innocence

Inspired by A double-agent with a conundrum. Everything is hypothetical and while the choice of countries is important, they serve no political purpose. Tension between the US and China is rising. ...
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What are the house numbers?

Following the last question " What is the corner house number?" here is possibly a more challenging version. Fill in the missing house numbers on the map shown below. The area is occupied by math and ...
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Sun setting in East! [closed]

It was a bright and sunny day during April- May(can say, peak of summer) in a country in the northern hemisphere, near to the equator. I was wandering(on foot) through this country's vast and open ...
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A journey through letters and numbers

In the year 2407476658354979366708415043923125501315337890943021769230219230892355006879909214795402102204224, as cosmopolitanism is in the air and companies are more than ever bound 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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Three Singles in Three Clubs

These three belong to three different clubs. First one, very popular, is singles only club. It is closed for new membership. Second one, very useful, is for singles and couples. It is open ...
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What is an Independent 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 Independent Word™. Use ...
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Room 11: Bits and pieces of Chinese history

Credit: Brandon X. This is part of a larger riddle room puzzle. Other rooms: Room 213 You have just woken up. You recall the night before, being driven from your home to a luxurious hotel by some ...