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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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Solve the that that that rebus

It's a hard rebus to do and the rebus is: 3 "that"s ...
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Garden Variety Family

Some siblings* were discussing the unique mathematical qualities of their respective ages the other day, and they determined that at one point in history, the following equations were true. $\hskip ...
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A train question

A commuter train starts at rest from station A and travels toward station B at 08:45 AM. It travels at 200km/h for a third of the journey, before accelerating to 600km/h for a third of the journey, ...
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An easy science/nerd riddle

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Are you on something me? - (making riddles rhyme is hard)

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Fill in the Dashes : Part 4b of 10 - Subject Who?

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ 10 ⇒ Clark Kent Superman (S) The ...
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A crossword puzzle

Here's a crossword puzzle. Can you solve it? CLUES ACROSS 2) Wolfram 5) Between stars 8) 333 - Cricket 10) Play and eat 11) 400 not out DOWN 1) The boy who got a watch from a comet 3) ...
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Who is Pete's favourite scientist?

Pete is back. Pete met his old friend Steve at the hospital at the end of March. They both went to the same history class. Pete: Hey! Steve: Pete? Pete, is that you? Pete: Yes. How are ...
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Hey, it's a puzzle [closed]

You Just Joined Puzzling SE. You are about to ask your first question on puzzling SE, but you face an emergency. You have the Reputation Bonus, Therefore you have 101 Reputation. You forget About ...
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Some mythological riddling

Some Might Call Me Thought, Where Others Call Me The Intellectual Capability. I Soar Trough The Air Each Morning With My Duplicate, Seeing All And Hearing All. Who Might I Be?
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What does all these countries have in common?

What does all these countries have in common? Botswana Costa Rica Georgia Honduras Jamaica Japan Latvia Macedonia Nigeria Peru Switzerland Thailand Trinidad and Tobago England Israel Laos Austria ...
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I Proclaim! (3-25-10)

Let me tell you about my life ... I was born with a tragic flaw. While still in my infancy I was sent away, To a new home far across the sea. In time my new masters put me to the test, A ...
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Second Gym: Misty! Who's this Pokemon?

This question is the second one in a series of Poke-related questions I hope that I can ask. Who's this Pokemon that: Is is in the first N pokemon, where N is a number most closely to a power-of-two....
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One of my biggest friends loves seeing a huge Ferris wheel. Who am I? And why?

Hi. My name is five letters long, usually. One of my biggest friends loves seeing a huge Ferris wheel from across the river. My grandfather has a cool-looking swinging thingy in the house. I have kind ...
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What a kooky association

One evokes pizza One fuzzy, maybe funny Spooks, fruit or pork, frog Double letters (in Japan?) Two known names; link them to solve Bonus: This poem has link, too Hint 1: Hint 2: Warming up for a ...
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How many years old am I?

My age squared is the number of commandments in the Torah minus the year in George Orwell's Book. When subtracting, consider the cause of the Y2K problem. How old am I?
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Extinction of THEM

After snowmobiles' usage had been wide spread, the one of THEM was mentioned to extinct. There are about 400 of THEM in the world. Who are THEY?
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19999 geography, medium difficulty

I recently met a time traveller from a distant hypothetical future, and we had an interesting discussion about the geographies of our respective worlds. It turns out that the 19999 world map is pretty ...
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Mathematical Mystery 4

Known by 2 names, argued by ways One of them sounds irregular, sometimes that pays My legs are like a human's, usually alike This is easy, known by a child's psyche Name the mathematical ...
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Are we all just trophies to you? Forced to kill each other for your sick, twisted entertainment?

So it's finally come, the battle of the ages, My heart beats as a drum, we fight across these stages. A friend becomes an opponent, my foe becomes my ally, Swiftly, each blow a component, ...
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The City of '17

Excited, you turn on your TV, to find out who is the 'City of '17'. The screen shows the show presenter: 'Every year, a city or cities is or are named as the city of that year. Before announcing ...
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Story of our Glory

Story of X's Glory Let us tell you the Story of our Glory.$[\cdots (0)]$ We started according to the new Year. Manual on 'How to Win'.$[\cdots (1)]$ Everybody started exclaiming "X"$[\cdots (...
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Forward and backward

Extend the following sequence forward and backward: ...
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Contrary motion still sounds good: Guess the book [closed]

There are a lot of books that talk about things like this, where there are two people who are "chosen", and they're kind of opposites, So I guess that opposites is actually a good thing to write a ...
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Do you know who I am? 2(requires some specific movie and book knowledge)

Am I a man? Am I a puppet? I am neither, for I have shuffled off this mortal coil, And indeed have no strings to hold me down. My family is many, yet I worry not for them. Some are strongly with ...
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Who am I ??? - 3.0

From the pictures below, can you find my name ? HINT 1 HINT 2
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A joyful song for all to hear

Figure out what each line is referring to, put them together, and then sing it loud for all to hear. I create and repair, but don't often destroy. You use my eye but I cannot see. Who? Me. When? ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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Blooming Problems 4

From Athenian gold is where I get most of my name; Europe is no place if you want to see me tame. Home of the redwoods for an American introduction; Short me for endearment toward a ...
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Celebrity picture rebus

It's an easy one, lets see who gets it the fastest. HINT:
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Common among the uncommon

What is common among the seemingly uncommmon among the following: One of the types of human blood groups Grading representation in schools Part of alternate representation for Like/ up vote Mother of ...
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Identify this person with 13 clues given

I was given riddle and have not been able to solve. Can anyone help me please? I'm an executive producer. I love gold shoes. I was born in Kansas. I'm well traveled. I'm a designer. (not clothing) I ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #4 (Guess the book too!)

Oh no.... I stumbled upon another of these, and it asks for the person AND where the story left off! But I suppose I have to give it to you... When I was the spry age of eight, My house, or shop, ...
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A Riley Riddle, Just how you like it.

I wanted to try my hand at one of these, I apologize if it's not the best. My Prefix is adequate Not too good, not too bad It can sometimes describe a time you have had My infix was not the first ...
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Puzzle #4: Enigmatic Entry

A detective is showing off notes to the lieutenant of the precinct he works at. Being a more classy investigator, he keeps a journal of notes that he separates by case. However, in order to ensure ...
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Mathematical Mystery 3

A cliché American sees me as tasty treat But I sound like a bull, one you can not eat A locus is rotated outside the axis in question Finding my values is such a calculus impression Name the ...
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One of my Brothers Live on Wilson, Created by Someone Born in Britain

Riddle me this: Curved material inside, Reveal what is too far away. Only when turned to the sky, Stars are brighter in grey. Seven years overdue, Before lifting off the ground. Orbiting,...
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Name that …Name? 2

I acted before retirement in 1986 My Norwegian ancestry is in no need of a fix The actress I'm controlled by now loves getting things off her chest But because of her my reputation isn't really the ...
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I am empty but what am I really?

I exist because nothing exists. Ahead of me a cold breeze behind me a raging warmth I am the end of the beginning as much as the start of it What am I?
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The Sports Riddle

--The Sports Riddle-- Rounded up, the acceleration of free fall is exactly _______ Multiply it by Pi, don't forget to round it down, otherwise the answer will never ______ Take away 8, ...
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In standard isolated lab

(Skip this story, that is not part of question, only might be helpful. Sorry for bad English, you can correct things, no stego this time.) Robot Dan (world smartest vacuum cleaner) and I went to the ...
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Complicated Mixture Problem

A woman has a pot that contains a mixture of sand, salt, sawdust, and iron filings in it. She needs to separate all the different parts, how does she do it?
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Four letter puzzles on US states

Here are four questions on the letters in the names of US states and US state capitals: What is the only US state that has no letter in common with it's capital city? What is the only US state ...
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Where in the world is this astronomical convergence? [closed]

At this location on planet Earth, on April 8, 2024, you can observe a total solar eclipse. At the same location, at some time on June 29, 2024, the sun will be directly overhead. Where in the world is ...
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Round and round the Yamanote Line

I just received a call from my friend who only speaks German. Last I heard, he was in a trip in Japan. Here is a translation of how the call went: Him: I went around the loop line. It was colored ...
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Can you find the pattern? What two letters are missing from this sequence?

What are the two missing letters in the sequence below? JT SH PM JC KC __ JT Hint:
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A Suite of Thirteen (Company #4)

The following thirteen English words all share a certain property: ACE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE TEN JACK QUEEN KING However, there is a fourteenth word that belongs to this group, ...
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The Librarian's Labyrinth - Part III

"This Library is HUGE!," You say aloud. You hear your voice echoing through the halls and nothing else. How could this be? Who comes here? You start examining the books on the shelves. It's just your ...
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What are some good resources to practice logical puzzle-solving? [closed]

I currently own this book called "Algorithmic Puzzles" by Anany and Maria Levitin, and I am having a hard time getting through the higher level problems. I have always been interested in logical ...
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Name That Name?… 5

Ever since my origin, I've been crowned by God A male Israeli diplomat contradicts my feminine bond Spelled 3 different ways, my longest way is now bad Because of a fraud to a profession that ...