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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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With the help of the TILRP

I go to a relatively new university called PUZZLE academy located in California. All the students here are known for being very good puzzle solvers so it isn't surprising that everyone likes to ...
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Smallest and Largest Days

A certain rule is applied to the days expressed in the format of DD/MM/YYYY. According to that rule, Roberto Matta was a famous painter born on the smallest day of the 20th century. Roger Federer is ...
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A sentence encoded as images

Decode a meaningful sentence from this image full of images.
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Sergeant Sequence faces his toughest (IQ) test yet

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody Lando had never felt so nervous. The Badger and Biscuit's 'KWIZ NITE' was only minutes away from starting, and he had just ...
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Figure out the animal through a set of pictures

Which animal is related to this image?
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Father of a nation and his children

The father of a nation who was a statesman had 8 children who are listed as follows: An annual music prize A tennis player Best Picture winner at Academy Award A singer-songwriter An episode of ...
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Colorful and named after famous people

I'm looking for a 4-word title. Known for being old, slow and harmless but not these guys - "special" and the complete opposite!
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Eight members of a family

There are 8 members in a family. Four of them have positive attitudes while the other four have negative attitudes. Among the group of four who have positive attitudes, the third member is the child ...
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National Flags and their Venn Diagrams

Which cities are X, Y and Z? The colours in the Venn Diagrams in no particular order are White, Red, Light Blue, Dark Blue and Black
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Different learnings in different countries

I learnt Skiing in my 1st attempt in Finland when the time was 5 o'clock I learnt Diving in my 5th attempt in Uruguay when the time was 6 o'clock I learnt Boxing in my 10th attempt in Luxembourg ...
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A riddle about my parents

My parents are the same whether I travel from Attu Island to Caroline Island or from Caroline Island to Attu Island. The mother sandwiches an 8 between the highest numbers. If she replaces 8 with 92, ...
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Complete this mysterious grid

On the basis of the characters that have filled the non coloured cells, which characters should fill the coloured cells to complete this mysterious grid? Hint:
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Swimmers' favouritism towards letters!

This puzzle is about five professional male swimmers In 2004, after swimming for 200 m and 400 m separately, Michael Phelps started disliking double E but liked the letter I. He then started reading ...
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This IQ test appears to be corrupted

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody I've been sent an IQ test by a friend (because that's a really normal thing for friends to do) and I just can't work out what's ...
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Musical instruments and their codes

Fill the empty cells under ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR ONE Musical Instrument Code Ektara I5E6 Masenqo TWO Musical Instrument Code Erhu Gunjac C7G6 THREE Musical Instrument Code R6B9 Shamisen ...
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Events/Activities Crossword Puzzle

I wonder where such events/activities happen. Mind the gaps while filling! The crossword grid was created at https://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/ The idea of the puzzle ...
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Five sets and a movie director

The letters A to E and the numbers 1 to 7 are according to an order. What are the sets A, B, C, D and E? A = {1, 3, 4, 7} B = {2, 3, 4, 6} C = {1, 2, 7} D = {5} E = {1, 3, 6} The clues for numbers 1 ...
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Once in a lifetime – A letter from Richard

This geography-themed standalone crossword has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (a city). Each thematic answer is notable enough to have its ...
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Can you guess the two famous titles?

I took two famous titles. From each and every word in those titles I replaced a single letter with another letter to form new words. Then I scrambled all the new words from both the titles to get: Go ...
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An abandoned Connect Wall

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. Beaver Cheat Cod Direction Elf Fuzzy Wuzzy ...
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An IQ test for the brave

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody $$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline \text{Cr} & \text{Br} & \text{Rl} \\ \hline \text{Je} & \text{Ud} & \text{Ft} ...
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Hell, as they say

What does the puzzle below represent, and what four-letter word corresponds to the missing image?
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ALRIGHT, time for some integers in a grid!

What's the answer to this puzzle?
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7 votes
1 answer
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Fifteen minuter? Give it a shot

Exactly one of the seven tiles on the bottom will go in each of the seven curved regions formed by the overlapping circles. Two additional tiles have been placed for you - but the question is which ...
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This colored box puzzle is driving me nuts

This colored box puzzle is driving me nuts… …looking for a relevant 3 letter word.
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Stepney Community Trust

There are 47 words/phrases hidden in this grid, Boggle-style. (This means that adjacent letters in the word/phrase must be adjacent in the grid, including diagonally, but the word/phrase as a whole ...
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A puzzle of balance

What's the seven-letter answer I'm looking for?
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“IQ” puzzles seem to be flooding this site

“IQ” puzzles seem to be flooding this site, so I reviewed a few and left some feedback. The answer to this puzzle is a single relevant word (8), with explanation of how you found it.
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A FEW figures (literally)

Which option corresponds best to the missing figure? Explain why.
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What's up!? (------ puzzle)

What's the phrase I'm looking for? Note: The specific colors I've chosen is not important.
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The Road to a Fulfilling Life

The final answer is a 12-letter word and is confirmed by the title. Other applicable tags: visual, enigmatic puzzle, rebus (stage 2) Stage 1 of 2: Mark the correct cells black in the 5 grids below and ...
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Where am I going next?

I have planned my travel with a theme. I start in OMAN. Then off to TONGA. Then to MEXICO. Then SAMOA. Then HAITI. Then to my final destination. What is it? 1 KENYA 2 SRI LANKA 3 MOLDOVA Which one? ...
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Do you see the point?

Original puzzle by me. Remember to always obey your superiors. The first one should be 08594. Hint:
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Show and tell (and show and tell!)

The seven regions formed by the intersecting ellipses are each home to exactly one of the seven tiles. Can you place the tiles so that those in each ellipse can be rearranged to solve the ...
9 votes
2 answers
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Another paradise – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a group of ...
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6 votes
2 answers
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30 Days Hath September

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx ... but what? Good luck on this enigmatic-puzzle! Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: As Ed Murphy has noted in his ...
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What's the most important life lesson?

Important Life Lessons: Life can be a confusing game at times. Here's some important lessons you should follow: Time stops for no man - Life is always changing, before you know it, there could be ...
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Rexnology puzzle

What's the word I'm looking for? Hint 1a: Hint 1b: Hint 1c (I don't know if someone already figured this out but knowing this should be enough to solve the puzzle.)
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Longer Than Usual

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx One for my fellow mapheads and pub quiz fans... There are many puzzles on PSE which use one-or-two-letter ...
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In it to win it

Try make sense of what you see below and then fill in the missing letters.
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Two things that can be confused [closed]

The title says it all. What two things can be confused? (Just look around, look closely at this question...)
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Formal Languages

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Emmy prefers when you are formal. Tua’s fathseir ▢▢▢◯▢ ◯▢◯▢▢ They jotú in cheress ▢▢◯▢▢▢◯ Duge where some were ...
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What are Rising Words™ and Falling Words™?

This puzzle is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a specific rule, I call it a rising word. If it conforms to a different rule, I call it a falling ...
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There are a lot of gifts missing

1-108-121-128-146-157-195-227-305-315-??? There are a lot of gifts missing There is a missing 11th number which is it? This is not on OEIS :)
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Someone's hiding

Someone is hiding behind this montage! Can you find who? The 5 images matter!
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It's Hot! Need somewhere to go Doc?

You can have a HOLIDAY but as for the rest: which tiles, where, and why?
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Best-Tasting Colors

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx On your way to your usual taco1 stand, you notice a new place just opened, taking their menu to gloss over it later. ...
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A question involving dead cats [closed]

This is the most enigmatic and shortest puzzle I have come up with, I will give you two words that hints a person's name, and you will guess what it is. The name is 9 letters long, and you will need ...
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A highly "active" puzzle

Original puzzle below created by me. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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A bunch of selfies

The puzzle below represents commonly used...? Instructions: a) Trust your eyes, forget the rest. ...
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