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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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A bunch of m's and p's

What's the answer hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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The End of the Desert Sauce

Transcript Clues: [map compass containing "19!"] 3336665555556669 84433 7777833255 777728822233 8666 77773333 944666 933 64444448 2233 +---+---+---+---+---+ +---+---+---+---+---+ | | 3 | 4 | 5 | ...
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somehow related to us

What is the answer to the puzzle below?
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Johnny Ohm and the Danger Canoes

Clues: [electricity symbol] w/i-t=___ [two canoes] [odd shape that resembles a bear head] Instructions: Name That Place _ _ _ _ _ F F _ _ _
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You'll miss out on this IQ test

Find the missing square, options are at the bottom. This is not your typical "IQ test" question.
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Welcome Our New Overlords

Clues: [contextual symbols] [kg*m/s] [m/s^2] [male symbol] What is Toronto????? Instructions: Who Won Second Place? _ _ _ _ E _ _ _ _ _ S
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Elapsed International Power

Clues: [contextual images] [beefcake horse] [beefcake horse reversed with 261] [x10] Instructions: Name That Movie _ _ _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ _
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Tħε Wεαk αlpħα - Enigmatic Puzzle

Clues: [character image] [In text bubble: #1/2, #2, #4] [all raised to the -1 power] Instructions: Name That Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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An International Affair

This is part 33 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a codeword puzzle. Each of the numbers 1–26 stands for a different letter ...
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Am but not equal

I am myself, but I am not equal to myself. What am I? Hint:
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A puzzle of words

What is the 3-word phrase I'm looking for?
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Ambiguities Make Arguments

Linda and Matthew were given a word, 11 letters. Linda: Well, we can use this word for water. Matthew: Huh? It sounds like you don't know water is made of atoms. Linda: What? What about using this ...
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On Glance You Should Not Lean

A riddle in rhyme, that's missing a line. Dare think what it may seem? Your sample is extreme? On glance you should not lean! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ - _ _ _ - _ _ _ _! How is the rhyme ...
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Where’s the Puzzle?

This is part 32 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today, I have toured some lovely small lakes in Britain. I have seen Chinese wall ...
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A puzzling message from the developers of this site

The developers of this site sent me an enigmatic message: Dear Stackexchange users, We know that you love exploring and finding great puzzles on Stackexchange! We made something for you all, but you ...
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A connecting wall for series 1?

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #12: mobile-friendly puzzles. Resolve the novel connecting wall below into six groups of four connected words and discover the puzzle's hidden theme....
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Increasing numbers of the common ones (rectangular)

What's the word hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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Decrypt from b to a

You are coding on your laptop, and check your inbox. You see an email: ...
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A picture of a line

Four Harvard students Bates, Denise, Dennis and Sacha had someone take a picture of them with all of them holding a specific drink in their hands. All four of them were also wearing the same type of ...
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oAlt worked overtime

This is a cryptic crossword. The check mark will go to the first person who submits an answer with 1) an image of the completed crossword and 2) explanations for all clue answers. For users who cannot ...
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Missing capital cities (a puzzle of - - - - -)

What you see below are two ordered sets of capital cities. There are 5 capital cities missing from each set and your task is to find them and then give me the final 10-letter word. ...
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Sandwiches by the Seaside

This is part 31 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a sandwich sudoku puzzle. Each of the eight different letters in the grid ...
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Mapping single-words to lists

This is my entry for mobile-friendly puzzles. I am interested in eight single-words having a common theme. I wanted to create eight lists which map to those words. The mapping procedure is a secret. ...
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Arc of Many Hues

What does the below image depict?
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Logic in the Polycule

Heavily based on a puzzle from Brainteasers and Mindbenders. Eve's anniversary with her polycule is tomorrow, and she's bought presents for all of her partners. However, she stashed the presents in ...
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Tropical Rhythms (Slight Return)

This is part 30 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, In this crossword, there are no word boundaries. Answers are written one after the ...
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Mathematics of Names

If THOMAS X ABRAHAM = ALEXANDER ALEXANDER X THOMAS = ANDREW ANDREW X ABRAHAM = BENJAMIN BENJAMIN / THOMAS = ? Choose from 1 ABRAHAM 2 ANDREW 3 ULYSSES 4 GEORGE
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Lowest possible ratio of number of borders to countries annexable

There's been a recent trend on Reddit of finding how many countries can be colored in by: Coloring nation a. Coloring b nations, those touching a's borders. Coloring c nations, those touching b's ...
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Tropical Rhythms

This is part 29 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a diagramless crossword. The clues are not numbered according to their ...
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Form the English alphabet using thirteen people

Thirteen well known people (some of them alive and some of them deceased) are numbered from 1 to 13. Instead of revealing who they are, the following clues are provided: An Italian football player. ...
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Digit and (Digit) are different!

A, B, C and D are four different single digit numbers. It is given that: A + B = D A - B = C It is also given that: A × B = (B) C × CD = (D) Questions: Decode why B and D are enclosed in brackets. ...
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A professional geographer who is a sports enthusiast

A professional geographer is also a sports enthusiast. He is a fan of these three sportspersons in particular: Lewis Hamilton Nelson Evora A FIFA World Cup winner with Spain To honour all three of ...
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A puzzle of relations

What is the answer hidden in the puzzle below? ...
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Coded human body parts

The table gives information about some of the human body parts. The names of the body parts are all coded and the count of those body parts present in a normal human are given. Coded body part Count ...
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Staying Connected

This is part 28 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a connecting wall puzzle similar to the ones used in the Only Connect TV ...
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Re-producing the 3D Connecting Wall!

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #11: Now in 3D. See Introducing the 3D Connecting Wall! for the original presentation of this puzzle type and further context. This post presents a ...
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Special observations

What's missing? The answer to that is a 6-letter word. Can you figure out what that word is? Arkansas river, USA Bahrain Island, Bahrain Akimiski Island, Canada Mountain ranges, Southeastern Tibet ...
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Introducing the 3D Connecting Wall!

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #11: Now in 3D. A typical '2D' connecting wall puzzle (as made popular by the BBC quiz show, Only Connect) involves dividing a group of 16 seemingly ...
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Up and up they go

What's the answer to this puzzle?
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Hiking Circuits

This is part 27 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, How have you been? Today I have toured the coastal towns and islands of a major ...
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Protected Schooling

This is part 26 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Shakashaka puzzle. Mark some cells half-shaded along a diagonal (one ...
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Ticking Off Boxes

This is part 25 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Y’s Are Wild crossword. That means any instances of the letter Y in the ...
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Who Am I Puzzle

The grid you see below is composed of unit squares. Can you figure out who I am? ...
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Why have I stopped listening to my favorite album?

Why have I recently stopped listening to my favorite Smashing Pumpkins album? JK, I still love it.
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Changing Landscape

This is part 24 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today I am at a place high up in the mountains that I would have loved to visit 20 ...
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A slippery puzzle

Replace the question mark with a fitting image.
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A triangular puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is two words.
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Like F, like S, like GS

I've given you the first word of a 4-word phrase. You'll find the whole phrase once you solve the puzzle below. Hint 1
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Long Multilayered Puzzle: What's the animal?

This is a puzzle I made myself! What's the puzzle? You will be presented with an image containing a puzzle, then another one, then yet another one, and so on. Here's the first image: Wait, doesn't ...
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Make sense of this mess!

Give me the correct answer to the question below. What is this? ...
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