Questions tagged [knowledge]

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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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 ____________.
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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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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. ...
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Twinkle Twinkle Bob Junior the Umpth

The year is 2674 and the earth has long been abandoned for a greener planet (apparently even the sky is green). Unfortunately for Bob Junior the Umpth, he has still 250 years left on his shift aboard ...
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Faster, higher, stronger

Last week my local newspaper featured a crossword puzzle. Two things were strange about it: it was placed on the sports pages and the clues were numbered in a very peculiar way, with what looks like a ...
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Intersecting Universes

The answer to this crossword is a pair of separate but thematically related video games which have or had releases this year. Clues ...
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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What world is he talking about?

" This is not easy to figure out", said Grandpa " In this world, 403 = 308 and is same as 83" I couldn't figure that one obviously. " Here is a hint. 5 1 9 2" Grandpa spoke slowly. ...
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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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There's been a kidnapping!

Alfred C. Bacon, an avid puzzler, has been kidnapped! Fortunately, we were able to find where he was being held. Unfortunately, he was no longer there. Fortunately, he left us a note, letting us know ...
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Japan is in India

Inspired by this question: Which country is INDIA in? Japan is in India. New Caledonia is in Lima. Greenland is in Quebec, but only during the winter. Portugal is in November in the winter too. ...
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The missing ingredient

Using the starter and main course as examples, fill in the menu by adding the type of beverage required for the dessert. Starter Peebles goat cheese and Vietnamese bread in the manner of ...
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Wrong Letters at the Zoo

You work at the local zoo, and today you decided to work until dark. As you approach the exit to go home, you see that it is locked shut. Hoping to unlock the gate, you go to the zoo's security office....
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Search the Pantomime 4 Clues

The final year students at Farthingbottom School have to get through a set of exams at the end of the Christmas term before they can relax for the holiday season. For extra credit there is a section ...
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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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John and Edmund's Game

I visited my younger cousins, John and Edmund, recently, and found them playing an interesting game. They would take turns to call out numbers until one of them declared themselves the winner. They ...
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A Timey Wimey “Sci-pher”

It's time to pull out your favorite Sonic-Screwdriver/Lightsaber/Wizard's Staff and hop into your Police-Box/Delorean/Phone-Booth, because this puzzle is going to require geeky knowledge and accurate ...
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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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All hail the Victor

Victor Vauxhall set off in his Vauxhall Victor to drive from Vauxhall to Victoria in London. He drove at a constant velocity of 30mph. There was no other traffic on the roads at that time, however ...
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Can you tell what the mouse says I like to do in my spare time?

There's something I've been doing a lot lately, and I've finished it multiple times now. Each time is different, which is awesome! I've decided to create an easy rebus about it. Can you figure out ...
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Cryptic Rebuses Hit the Books

In order to learn more about Emily Dickinson and T. S. Eliot, who made cameos here and here, cryptic rebuses are going to the library. If you're unsure how cryptic rebuses work, you may want to check ...
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What is the plan - Who am I?

My legend will be remembered, Too strong to be dismembered. No happiness at the parting, What happened at the starting? All the lines or all we do, Mix God, religion, and the facts too. Counting ...
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Where should I meet Penelope?

I woke up to see that my car and \$4100 cash had been stolen from me. I found this note and map on my doorstep: I need to get away from Richard. As you know he is possessive and controlling. I am ...
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Moons and messages

This puzzle is part 15 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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In excess I'm lethal

I'm found in nature, but you'd never know the difference if I wasn't. I'm used in plants, but not as the critical part. I'm safe to consume, but you might think otherwise. In excess I'm lethal, ...
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Literary Haikus

Inspired by this riddle, I've created a group of haikus each of which describes a well-known work of literature and its author. A mighty master Of small precious jewellery. A tollman eager. ...
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A Rare Riley Riddle

My prefix is ironic. My infix is well-oiled. My suffix briefly handled a worm. There aren't many of me - what is my name? As usual, please include an explanation for each line in your ...
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A ruthless savage

I'm from a Muslim country, but practise no religion myself. I have killed over eighty people. I've never been convicted, not once even been to court. They would have no case ...
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Slumdog millionaire (12)

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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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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Find me from this cluster

I lie between a tennis ball and a soccer ball, I agree that I'm small. I am at the bottom but at first, Sometimes, I may even burst. My prefix rhymes with an app, I'm in Earth, but not in ...
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Words with Puzzlers

My "friend" (who has absolutely too much time on his hands) made me a DIY Scrabble™ board. He's nice like that. He cut, sanded, painted and even routed out little cradles for the letter tiles. Oh ...
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A Brand New, Festive Rebus!

Here is a basic rebus with a common theme!
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Another visual puzzle with slightly more trivia. Good luck!

A single word connects all of these images: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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Why do these apples have no nutritional value?

These apples have no nutritional value. Why?
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Maybe you should Chew on This for a while!

I looked into a big black bag and found some dip. I chewed on it. When I got to the end I spit out towards a light that never seems to move. As I traveled towards this light, I noticed that the ...
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A wave of clues

I am an involuntary action I will make you cry If you force me to stop I am also a knave of excavation and of luck I am also a soldier you can't find me in the heavens you can't find me in ...
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Fortune tellers have dinner

I've seen these before somewhere (maybe here?), but they're all mixed up! Who/what is being described by the clues below? Consequence of a disastrous harvest What a mathematician might do to ...
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Two denim hijabs

When fellow Finns ask me which hockey team I support, here's what I tell them: A singer inhabits the lesser of two denim hijabs. What is the name of my favourite team?