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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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Formula One (?) Hard Puzzle

On a website I use to go, one of the writers gave this hard puzzle: What are the meaning of those numbers given they are not Norwegian coordinates. 60.6604211,10.7210713 I have no clue how to solve ...
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I found a puzzle that no-one can solve

I found a puzzle that no-one can solve. I created a law but I was not a lawyer. I lived in a hostile world but found refuge in a hut. Who was I, and can you explain my story? Clue 1 Clue 2
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Obfuscated characters

Hidden in These Numbers, letters, and symbols YOu will find something quite Particular. To solVE: please stAte the name foR Code LIke this ...
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I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why

My name is Beret K. (I think?) I am normally the one with all the answers, except for right now. I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why. Can you help me make sense of what all ...
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This number sequence has entered my life recently

Just recently, I've noticed this sequence of numbers has become a pretty big part of my life. It goes like this: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 So here's the mystery: What is this sequence? Where do I keep seeing ...
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Help - I think my computer's broken!

I wrote a little computer program to count letter frequencies. Don't worry you don't need to know anything about computers! Except of course for Googling, Wikipedia, etc. So, for example, the ...
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What is missing from my aunt's inheritance?

A few days ago my aunt passed away and left her inheritance. I feel like something is missing but I don't know what, she left this music score instead: I can't read the musical notation: can you help ...
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Pop Culture: My name with just one letter replaced

Happy Independence Day to you American users, here is a puzzle to provide some entertainment on this fine Saturday. Once each clue is solved, there will be a final answer that they all share in common!...
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Running through its corridors

It shifts and move before their sights It rumbles with shifting every night Within its walls many are long trapped Running through its corridors in hope Eight ways and for one man each To find a way ...
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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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What is a Patternful 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 Patternful Word™. Use ...
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The desperate wanderer

After the bride was won, Thought it was time to return home. Sadly the fate was not so kind, I should not have made him blind. Now i wander losing my faith, Keeping in my mind the hope with. Who am i?
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I Have a Major Problem

For my final university project, I am recording the majors of popular students in my year. Including students who do not have a real major. However, I am presenting tomorrow and I am missing some of ...
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A Sergeant Sequence Sequel (fan-fic)

Thanks to @Stiv for his original Sergeant Sequence puzzle , and for permission to borrow his characters! Sergeant Sequence yawned as he entered Headquarters at 2am for the second time in just two ...
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The Sound After

Oh, my beautiful lady first There goes away the thirst If today were not this blue There would be a direct clue Oh, please look at this mirror Then you'll see me no error If people called us twins ...
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It is a Geographical Region: Seriously

Take a good look at the numbers below and tell me Which Geographical Region is represented by the blank circle and why?
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Balance the nails

Someone I know handed me this puzzle, I have seen a couple of solutions for it that follow the instructions and don’t involve bending the nails, etc. Can you figure out how to balance the 6 nails on ...
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The Eighth Color

For this puzzle I've made, guess what is the missing color. You can't use a computer to find the solution. But once you know you have it, you are allowed to use a computer, mostly to select a RGB ...
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Sergeant Sequence takes the case

It was 2am and Sergeant Sequence had been called in to Headquarters urgently. The second he stepped through the door a file was pressed into his hands by the Chief Investigator, who began to talk ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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a difference of 29°

The eight words pictured here, along with their positions, can be divided into two groups of four words apiece. Identify the two groups and why each word-position combination belongs to its group. I ...
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You are the admissions counselor at a school for magic

You are the admissions counselor at a school for magic. You are tasked with the job of sorting incoming students into one of various study-tracks provided at this prestigious institution. The way the ...
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A Pointless Endeavor

I found an box of weird junk in my Grandmother's storage closet earlier this week. It included: A tin can, painted green Another can, this one an old store-brand Diet Root Beer can in light brown A ...
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MEET @ 9:00 PM TONIGHT

Sarah was a cryptologist for the CIA. One night, as she was getting ready to leave for the day, her supervisor rushed in and handed her and her team a single sheet of paper. "We've got less than ...
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Words along a laurel wreath

These eleven words must be placed along the laurel wreath. One has already been placed. BOUND, CLOSED, COMPANY, DARK, GATE, GREAT, KING, LAST, MANY, PAST, WHITE Hint 1A Hint 1B Hint 2 Hint 3
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Goodbye grand mother <3

My grand-mother died the 17th of June 20 from cancer after spending the last three months nearly alone in her house because of Covid Pandemic. I dedicate her this puzzle. She's Lao and today, for her ...
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Tribute to Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

The background text that follows is in this case not part of the puzzle, nor fictitious. The puzzle, which is self-contained, consists entirely of the image below; I have composed it as a genuine (...
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A Puzzle in The Two Towers

Our local used book store is going out of business, and I ran in to pick up another copy of Lord of the Rings. When I picked up a likely copy, a scrap of paper fell out of The Two Towers...I've done ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Pocket Edition

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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On visiting a certain place, I wrote a line of poetry. Where was I?

Longest in its kind across the globe Where five of seven meet the shore Here the rights are set in stone To cruise along the world's floor Where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Current Events

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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One to cure a disease

I can see a disease that no one else can perceive, I have the cure and showed it so others would believe. Through my mask I've seen it spread for centuries, with just one touch I can solve everyone's ...
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You're being Cryptex!

Loop around, bottom to top until they all align. Rotate to reveal the magic words in each line. Once you knock everything out of the park, With these seven lines you can make your mark. Hint 1: Hint ...
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Seconds of constant funk

This is a themed cryptic crossword, with five answers sticking to the theme. ACROSS 2/29d. Guitarist for 20-down (or Radiohead), content in retiring, achieved $1000 (4, 4) 4. Reactions of ...
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A nest of vipers

Somewhere in France, Summer 1858 They invited the priest. Would you believe it? The priest! There is a mirror in the mayor's office. My reflection looks at me with his emotionless eyes, his stiff ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: An Unexpected Puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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Travelling Europe

Coming from Antwerp on the day Florin resigned, Louis and Evans brother watched the match at the old forest lodge and with Louise, but without Cécile, they visited the first movie of the day. ...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Everyone knows it's Windy

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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Truly unexpected thingy in a Radcliffe novel!

Ann Radcliffe was an English author in the Gothic style at the turn of the nineteenth century. Among the many interesting points in her remarkable career though, one little story is but poorly known. ...
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Cryptic Friends and Family: News of the Day

This puzzle is a cryptic family reunion, but we've again invited some close friends that are not actually family. The answer to this puzzle is a theme and a list of fourteen words or proper names or ...
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Sweet town in Pennsylvania

Your goal is to make sense of these nonsensical phrases: Honored friends. Officer, tailless corpse. Zero head life. Backwards arrival time and relate the result ...
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Good family relationship

Mr.K's message: It's a beautiful day outside! Geese are flying. Remember that my favorite seafood is squid? It's best served with Java waterdropwort! Let's eat them next time we meet, dad. Also note ...
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Cryptic Friends and Family: The Shining

This puzzle is a cryptic family reunion, but we've invited some close friends that are not actually family. The answer to this puzzle is a theme and a list of fourteen words or proper names or phrases;...
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Accentuate the Positive

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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Triply English or Triply American

The following list of words divides evenly into two groups of words which I describe as Triply English and Triply American. American Assault Citation Common Count Diamond Fleet ...
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A fairy tale in a golden toy

Once upon a time, long long ago, in the days when good stories were far more beautiful and far harder to come by, a king was asked by his spoilt but beloved princess daughter to give her a fairy tale. ...
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Complete this cross sequence

What is the next element of this sequence and why? Possible choices: Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5
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Cryptic Family Reunion: Numbers (fan-made)

The answers to the following cryptic clues all belong to a certain group. The definition part of each clue has been replaced by a number. Another number, hidden in the puzzle, gives a hint toward ...
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What is a 21 + 3113 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 adheres to a certain rule I call it a 21 + 3113 Word™. Text-...
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I… Can't believe you grandfather!

Grandson, when I was born, there were no less than 2,005 times... Hum. One billion people, I think. Thank you calculator! In the world. — How come my old grandfather makes such en error? Note 1: ...

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