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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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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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Rebuses with an unknown symbol

Each picture features the same unknown symbol. What does it mean? Where would you place it fit in the final answer?
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A Tale of Snake and Coffee

I had the strangest dream last night: I am in field of red stones. I start walking around until a smell of fresh coffee catches my attention. I follow it until I see a large cave, and in its ...
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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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First impressions count

Insert four letters, which represent a place, to create what may be seen in that place.   N E T   N E T
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A Quick Easy Riley

I've hit a road block with my story riddles and need to refresh my mindset; therefore, I am writing a quick and easy puzzle for the community to solve. Good luck to all of you! Look for the prefix, ...
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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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A Potamodromous Riley

My prefix may have a pout, my infix, an inside lout, my Suffix is a long route, I am a wandering trout. or My Prefix proved smokes danger, my infix is to cover, my Suffix founded by ...
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Charlie's geography presentation

Okay, so hi everyone. I’m Charlie and I’d like to talk to you about my home country, the United States of America. We’re the third most populous nation in the world (after China and India), have the ...
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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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What's In The Box?

Welcome to Archie's Fun House! I would like to begin by thanking you for paying us a visit today. This is a craaaaaazy place indeed! Today though, we have something rather special waiting for you. It'...
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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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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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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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33 Months on Death Row

Every day, execution delayed, Cheating death creatively, Bearing children blissfully, A clever eloquent girl finally earns exoneration. Who am I? Bonus:
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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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Everyone but three

For the first time, a photo was taken with every person, living or dead, in frame. Everyone that is except for three. Who were those three?
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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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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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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 ____________.
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What is R4DI0H34D saying?

An organistion named R4DI0H34D has developed an new encryption system codenamed G. Previous encryption methods include V0C4l5 created by encryptor codenamed Y0RK3. Here is some encrypted text we ...
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A rare glimpse into a puzzlesmith's workshop

Note: The introductory text is only for flavour. All information needed to solve the puzzle is in the images below. Feel free to skip ahead to where it says "puzzle starts here". Prologue It was a ...
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Brown Bear vs. Black Rhino

I once tried to create an interesting trivia question, where cheating with Google wouldn't help you. I think I did rather well. I do realise that posting this question here completely defeats the ...
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A Cautionary Suggestion

Some pictures are worth a thousand words. This one is worth just five. What are they?
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Crime lords and valuables

Lost consciousness's rate of return is Spanish valuables in Swedish valuables. (5) The light side running a confused non-gay. (6) Stirring a Malay T for a grateful Spanish spirit. (6) Dear ...
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Let's have a treasure hunt!

What if I told you that I found a treasure, and that I'm willing to share it with you? Of course you'll have to go through an ugly, not even rhyming, riddle... But I know you're quite fond of them, so ...
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Was a star-crossed lover

This is the riddle of the star-crossed lover, His insignia etched forever, Whose name foretold unhappiness, Proving that the ends justify the means, To the North: Round like an empennage ...
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One heavy burden

I resemble the title of a spy movie I'll try my best to make you a bit looney; pretty and slick, there is always a con, in the wrong hands I sure weight a ton; You'll know I have many ...
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A Riddle From Samuel, My Grandfather's Other Son

I look toward the eagle, thorn, and snake And find I may someone from danger take When facing Atlas' rough and salty brine, Beyond the wall is where I now incline The cellulose ...
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Where shall we six meet again?

1. In an Italian Swiss city,I am the head Of a bride locked in a box until she was dead 2. from Orange in France,we are dry,dry,dry We three are a bittersweet mix-hi!hi!hi! 3. ...
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The mysterious list

I was at my friends house and he has this list on his fridge that didn't seem to make any sense to me. I am certain it has a meaning since my friend is not one for frivolous things. Also his memory is ...
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A Strange Question of Identity

It doesn't matter what you had for lunch. Fat and weak, what a disgrace Don't be vain and don't be whiny. I'm too much man for you to take. You're the biggest joke on the Internet. ...