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What is this 3 word phrase?

If I say " 1 2 3" You might thank me politely. But if I " 1 2 3" You might scream loudly If I bowl " 2 3 1" You might cut it squarely What are the three ...
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Three people sit down for a meal in France, who is the time traveller?

As the time traveller and the two others sit down at a table to eat and drink, they discuss who they are (but without giving their names). Then one of the three says, "We are all..." And ...
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A Connect Wall to watch and seek answers about

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. DANCE ENTER ESCAPE HEROES INSERT JACKAL LETTER ...
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Fifty countries – 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 desert). ...
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Math Crossword with a Twist

This puzzle was inspired by this one Who will be the first to solve this tricky math crossword puzzle completely? Across 2: Half of ({20 Across} x (smallest perfect number) + 446) 3: (Number of ...
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The Official Stack Exchange Spelling Bee, sponsored by *something something*

Behold, the First annual official amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing Puzzling Stack Exchange Spelling Bee! With hard words! Harder puzzles! And conveniently pre-signed-upped competitors!!! insert canned ...
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My angry new boss

It had to happen with all the people leaving and the confusing devices at work. My old boss resigned, leaving us with a new, quite peculiar replacement. He fires people, and then he hires others, all ...
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A bunch of circles and squares

The grey region is simply the region you see below. The answer will give you 10 letters. US's: TSDFCK RTOYLG AWQMRZ PUWSTU SRNXEL Hint 1: Hint 2
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A group of animals (missing)

I'm looking for a three word phrase. TIGER NUMBAT ALPACA HORSE PANDA EAGLE LAMB ELK DOLPHIN RAT ALLIGATOR PELICAN OSTRICH EMU LEMUR OWL LLAMA ALBATROSS FALCON FOX UAKARI BEAR NYALA OCTOPUS IGUANA ...
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Europa and Mars

Well... how do I word this... Dear Puzzling SE: We're doomed. In two days from now, Europa and Mars will collide. They've sent a message, without themselves. They ask what word is needed. one has a ...
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Seasons to be Cheerful

Happy hebdomidaire grapple fans!! In an effort to get Stiv to have to think for more than two minutes - I've drawn a puzzle from the " Spares" category, which is the equivalent of pulling ...
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An animal, posed in a poem

I might sound fe_ _ _ _ Yet I'm in the opposite. Do not count my _ _ _ _s It was one originally. But you can spell out A bright star in me! And please be sure that you're Going to the right direction! ...
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The new office printer

Coming back from my week-end, I sit down at my desk and look across the open space in horror. They installed a new printer, nothing scary, but given what happened last time, staying alert is the best ...
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Naming Unconvention

This week's puzzle follows the usual convention: circles which represent as yet unknown categories. One tile has been placed to help - your task is to place the others and explain why.
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The new drink machine

At work today, they installed a new machine, it has a keyboard instead of the usual buttons to select my drink of choice. This morning, I went to take a coffee, so I typed in "coffee", and ...
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the television: a country's finale

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: A-Countries-Journey This is part 3. New country! Welcome to the UN! Here is your task for today: Germany's Cryptics Factory: where the cryptics are always ...
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Found: a country's testing

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: A-Countries-Journey. This is part 2. You've been found by the LNU, whoever he is. He gives you what looks like a standardized test, along with instructions: ...
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Lost: a country’s journey

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: A-Countries-Journey. This is part 1. You wake up in a corner. It’s cold here. You head down a dark path. There’s weird graffiti on the walls. You can see ...
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Grade School Puzzle

Arithmetic 47 + 28 = ? 107 + 92 + 25 - 7 + 53 = ? 6 + 1 + 53 = ? 26 + 92 = ? 16 + 92 + 53 = ? 22 + 68 + 88 = ? 23 + 85 + 52 + 7 = ? 74 + 85 + 68 = ? Reading Ehad fo ocrn Eredantl estfor malmam ...
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International Kapow! The Semi-Finalists

Simple Rules: Each circle represents a category - which is as of yet unknown. Each of the tiles below belongs to at least one of the categories. Two have been placed for you - where do the others go ...
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Welcome to the Documented Discovery Complex!

You have been hired by a new company in town, their offices look like a giant cube, and you've heard the job never gets boring. As you enter the cube-like building, an android salutes you Welcome new ...
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The Answer To Everything - What Am I?

While I can be the answer to everything and everyone, too much of me and your demise will be spun. I can make things strong, but transition is where I belong. I am not natural, as is the common plant, ...
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Number message with cryptic key: "3656 8797 1232 6484..."

A cryptic message received: The start and end win race Second and last equal key First and third define it 3656 8797 1232 6484 0959 6585 3878 9090 5474 2141 8999 5484 1838 5676 9373 4262 What does ...
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Sun, sea and sand – 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 country). ...
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We are everywhere

Each of the small images corresponds to at most 5 letters. The answer to this puzzle is a word.
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Jaws of Death - The Merry Tiler More Show

Three categories are depicted by circles and tiles belonging to those categories should be placed inside (or otherwise outside). Tiles can belong to any number of categories (0 to 4). Two are given to ...
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A strange number pattern, isn't it?

This looks like a strange number sequence to me. Or is it? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 ? ? ? ? ? So what are ...
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8 votes
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Present and future – 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, an island). ...
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A Party of Five

AMVVUEIGURISUCOLKTAUEETS STTSIAOGMSEUHTLECTLH ADBDECAECRNEPRPIGTEAAAISLNSNCIIENONG EAAUAMSRFERORIICIPCEAAA SUBSMWIAATMLEITETETYR GDEEUNEXTUENERMONBOOMDSEIRUYSSS SPRGAAARADLUMALNGDAAASANNTLDFO ...
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12 votes
1 answer
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It starts with O

What is the three word phrase I'm looking for here?
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A combined puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is 6 letters long.
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5 votes
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A mix of affix riddles

Firstly: My prefix is something located behind, My suffix a place I go with worry on my mind. Secondly: My prefix is wind, albeit reversed and then headless, My suffix noble, and helps to be ...
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A Strange Playlist

As summer draws to a close and the days are getting shorter, a friend and I decide to go on a road trip. Critical to any good journey is the soundtrack, so I ask my friend for some suggestsions. He ...
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A Connect Wall to start the day and motivate you

The 16 words below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which can be placed in all four of those groups. ANON BOARD CANDY CLOCK CRAZY DRUG DRUNK MARCH ...
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Made for three only

The answer to this puzzle is a two word phrase (13 letters in total) where the first word starts with W. Good Luck! ;) Hint 1 Hint 2 (more decisive)
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Located in Asia

The answer to this little puzzle consists of two words.
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A gift from the USA

I can be a question that ends in a question I can be a question that ends in an answer I can be an answer that ends in a question I can be an answer that ends in an answer Cut off my end, I still ...
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Alchemistry - A study on alchemy

(Author Note) A while ago I made some puzzles for a now defunct puzzle hunt project, here's one of them. The answer to this (and most other puzzles of said hunt) is a single word. The puzzle itself is ...
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Always these three

One of the figures have been blurred purposely (you'll understand why). Try come up with the correct answer.
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Dark Ring III - The Combo City™

So uhm, it's a bit embarrassing, but I've spilled some coffee on my brand new Dark Ring III combo manual (Thank you all lots for the previous games!). I've been loving the game, I even bought it brand ...
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Speak the password and enter, if you dare

Speak the password and enter, if you dare. Can you find a logical path through the maze and explain why it is correct? What is the password? Rules: must visit each square at least one time (or more) ...
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Rhyming riddle: "Born from gods / Of primordial prowess..."

Another riddle I made: Born from gods Of primordial prowess Loved by god And cursed by goddess Her glare petrify, and hope terrify. Her hair reptile with snakes vile. Killed by winged hero, Her blood ...
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Dark Ring II - Scholar of the First Combo™

I need your help again people! After finishing Dark Ring I, thanks to you all, I went and bought the second game in the series. It's a lot more complicated, but I also learned a lot more from the ...
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Four Directions #19 - Where and what am I?

(Resurrecting my series from a few years back. The full answer should address all five lines.) To the North, you might measure spots by the ounce To the East, you might have to know what a glyphis To ...
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Dark Ring I - Prepare to Combo Edition™

My friend showed me a game recently, it's a little indie game called Dark Ring I, it's honestly pretty good and... I should get to the matter at hand. I'm reaching the final boss, and I tried looking ...
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Husbands and wives – 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 state). ...
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Four games played on a table

Four well-known games (using American rules/gameplay) are being played on a table... What is the game? What is the table? (Bonus: find a sugar) noses, pons, cons, transit, worries, postbase, embrown ...
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You can’t read me, yet here we are

You can’t read me, yet here we are. As good as line 5, but just as far. Doctors may share this trait. Or maybe just a half-eaten cake. What am I? The answer is a single English word. This is my ...
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What symbol do the images represent?

These are two images representing the same symbol, the first image contains 25 blocks in 13 colors, it represents progression of its different states through time since it was initiated n years ago (<...
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Represented by three stripes

Replace the question mark. The answer is 7 letters long.
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