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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 crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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Ah, the old SE puzzlearoo

Hold my crossword clues, I'm going in! 1973 Ford tow truck Trip to geeks’ country in Portugal Why Germany imprisons mother John Stewart, according to Wikipedia Classic m7xBI.jpg ...
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new “Only Connect” puzzle

Please be kind - this is my first puzzle! ...
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Who are we employees? And who do we work for?

The generalised name of us employees is seven plus five letters long. Our company's name is five plus five letters long. Can you put your finger on what each of the following clues alludes to? Our ...
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See me once, see me twice #2

I had a lot of fun with my "see me once, see me twice" question, so I thought I'd make a series out of them. So here is the next riddle: see me once, the hammer falls. see me twice, the gamer ...
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To tell me who I am, you must have made me cry

They paid to see it and they applauded, as this concept was very new. But only I could relate, for the differences in our cases were very few. This made me sad and I chose to cry. It’s the only time ...
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Rebus this, Rebus that

Here are three medium difficulty, rebus puzzles,
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Video game puzzle

Each line of the puzzle is a different clue which refers to a different game. Once you've solved each clue take the first letter of the game and find the hidden message. Man called jon hates ...
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A journey… into the MIND

Across 1. Drench 6. Garland 7. Senior executive 8. Jack's fellow grumpy old man 9. Willy Wonka or the Mad Hatter 10. Chose between two pills 11. Iconic Dracula 12. Dissuade 13. West ...
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TV Title Mondegreens

Inspired by the original Twisted TV Titles and its follow-up, I came up with a similar puzzle. This one builds on the idea of Mondegreens - misheard lyrics (like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” ...
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What's the name of my cat?

Do you like "Little Dorrit"? It’s a nice funny book. I would read, but I lost it, though is hard to overlook. Nerdy books don’t inspire you? Then let’s play play a game, Good old classic’s my ...
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Slumdog millionaire (14)

My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it ...
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An Englishman Playing 'Ell With the Great Lakes!

Who is identified by the following verse? I'm known for words I never said And gear that seldom graced my head. Of siblings I am not most smart. A doctor said I'm cold of heart. Amused by ...
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The Vowel Eater

Here's a quote from a very famous book with all the vowels and punctuation removed. Can you re-assemble it? ...
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Kill That Irritating Fly!

There is a long-lived fly fluttering somewhere out there. Some say this fly is able to perform additions and substractions. Quite an amazing diptera, right? Well, there are 7 friends who would ...
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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National Language

This is an entry into the Fortnightly topic Challenge: 35 Bob has had a few weird experiences with different people. Can you tell what is happening here? The final answer will tell you, why English ...
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Please don't bite

When things gets shaky, you can use me to keep it together, but that might also get you one step closer to your demise. When I get close to ten inches long, I make nice music, but using me on a ...
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Grandpa can't even tell time? Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa was waiting impatiently in the Waiting area of Yale Hospital in Connecticut US. It was past midnight. His second daughter was giving birth to her first child (C-section). His son-in-law came ...
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Tag! You're it! :)

Everyone should {my prefix} that an {my infix}, like most others of its type, can easily perch on a {my suffix}. What's the word?
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Where are the --— ---— stored?

Friday fun trivia puzzle time. Goodluck all!
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The hangman game backward # 11

It's been a while! Hangman game backward #11 - guess what the question was: fill in "c" - Some said I'm black, others said I'm white. Either way you'll find it hard to lose me. fill in "j" - You ...
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What sentence is hidden here?

The title says it all, try and find it! Not sure about the tags, don't really want to spoil it too much... I will add hints if required :) P.S. Gray is just a frame
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A wiild aanimal, a cardinal direction, or a place by the water

I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by violent crimes, a relative direction, or a body of fresh water. I'm in the east. I can be accompanied by a wiild aanimal, a cardinal direction, or a ...
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What's my line?

I like pies, but I don't like pastries. I like gents, but I don't like toffs. I like reason, but I don't like rationality. What have I been doing and how have I been punished? Bonus question: ...
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What is a Counting Phrase™?

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 phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Counting Phrase™. ...
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Not everywhere seen

Known for being worth more than three cats, though my true beginning lies in seeking greater power. Contrary to popular belief I never needed to begin. On the front page you may get a sizzler, ...
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Two lists of favorite words

My great aunt Edith keeps this list of her favorite words tacked on the refrigerator: Atlas Chance Detail Frost Hand Magnet Orange Ring Sand Tiger Winter Wolf My great uncle ...
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Charting your Course

Below is a puzzle I made for a university puzzle hunt. The answer is one word.
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Life's Legos Lost

Puzzles are fun don't you think Good ones are quite hard to find Perhaps you will like this one Really, I'm ready to sink This puzzle starts fairly simply Look for the pieces that rhyme I ...
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A Strange Case of Dementia

“...on the next episode of Planet Money, we welcome famous author and...” I woke up in a hospital to the sound of radio playing softly in the background. To my left, three stacks of machine beeped ...
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Gap of the Gods

Fill in the missing Gods, in the correct order: Hermes Aphrodite ? Ares Zeus ? ? ? Credit to my daughter for the inspiration for this puzzle!
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A puzzle-loving lady's phone number

After a long day, you head to your local bar for a couple of drinks. Halfway through your second beer, a pretty girl walks up to you and points to the empty chair next to you. "Is this seat taken?" ...
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An important club and two competing applicants

At first sight it seemed like an interview with dozens of very important looking members at the table (on one side) and only two funny looking guys on the other side. One even had a hat on his head. ...
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Where to ask these questions?

Here on SE I've only answered questions so far, so I thought it was time to ask some of my own. But where should I go to find the answers to these questions? Would a tsubo-niwa garden help with my ...
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Save the Eggs! - An Angry Birds Puzzle (Part 2)

⬅️ Angry Birds 1 After saving the eggs, the birds are more cautious. Good News! You can finally relax and enjoy the birds’ hospitality. Unfortunately for you, you’re not the only visitor in town. ...
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I make a song of silence

I make a song of silence, so sit and listen well. I hold in beasts of many kinds far from where they dwell. I've taken some peculiar things, like artifacts and faces. I have thick skin and spent ...
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When was this marvelous thing first invented?

The answer to this puzzle will be a year.
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Can you escape?

You have to find a passcode to escape from a kidnapper. Enter the right code or the room will be flooded with water. The kidnapper will give you hints, as he thinks, you are not smart enough. Hints: ...
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Important days in history… and to come!

The other day I decided I wanted to come up with another simple puzzle before releasing another toughy on puzzling.SE. I came across an interesting series of dates that I wanted to share and see if ...
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What does my girlfriend want me to buy for her?

I'm obviously dating up, because I can't figure out what my girlfriend wants me to buy her for Christmas. When I asked her what she wanted, she gave me the three puzzles below. The only hint she gave ...
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What colour was the chick?

First Puzzling question - A bird builds a nest, lays an egg, hatches an egg, feeds a chick, watches it grow, then watches it take flight for the first time. The bird never sees its young leave the ...
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Gladys goes shopping

This puzzle is part 22 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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The square of 43

I am a square, I am made in the year square of 43, also, 106 years after my second child was born also, in a year with the number 43. People pay with me a square amount of dollars....
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State the rule!

State the rule behind the following partition of letters, and fill in the questionmarks. (The puzzle has a clear and justifiable trivia-type solution.) ...
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Which video game am I in?

I have a bunch of stories to share I hope you won't find too frightening or unbelievable ! I played on a mystical instrument a dark and mesmerizing song. When it ended, I felt sleepy, a bit angry, and ...
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A Missing Vowels Mishap

How exciting! Your first day as a BBC intern, and you get to meet the Victoria Coren Mitchell! You take a deep breath as you walk up to her dressing room, not wanting to sound like a crazed, nervous ...
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A transgenre puzzle with rowing

Capital city that matches [A-H]+, take out the first four and then add deux cents plus; crossing the Danube, you make your way north; stay on that route till the coastline comes forth. ...
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What is a Touch 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 Touch Word™. Use the ...
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I sleep with the stars - What am I?

I sleep with the stars, I could land in your bed, I can move square to square, I'm a ____________.