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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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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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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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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a comet!

Ummm... this is a little embarrassing, but I need a bit of help with my homework... I got a riddle from English class, which I have no clue where to start deciphering: Air I miss, comet I be, ...
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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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I am enclosed by rock and ice - What am I?

I am completely enclosed by rock and ice. I see no light of day. No human has ever been here, but if you could come here then you wouldn't know what time of day it is. What am I?
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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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It's right here. It's very very far

IT IS DIVINE IT’S A KILLER IT’S A GIFT IT’S A MEASURE IT’S A SOLID IT’S A LIQUID IT’S QUICK IT’S A CAR IT’S HERE IN A GLASS HOUSE IT’S VERY VERY FAR ...
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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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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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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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A journey through letters and numbers

In the year 2407476658354979366708415043923125501315337890943021769230219230892355006879909214795402102204224, as cosmopolitanism is in the air and companies are more than ever bound to ...
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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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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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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #5 (The last crime scene)

The Story: It had taken longer than planned to sneak out after having solved the word search with the hidden message. Vimes was worried that he had alrady failed. Having taken the stairs to reduce the ...
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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?
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A Classic Conundrum

I had a quick idea for a puzzle that may or may not be too hard to solve, but nothing is too hard for Puzzling SE so let's give it a go. One of my friends gave me a list of classic books to read last ...
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a spell for summoning help

Mutter dos de thou around a rhetorical shape, then pause with the hero of Card's game. Then let it sit for far too long while the celts tell you how many bards came. Our protagonist makes another ...
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Luminous Balloon

Four times they proclaimed their name, Spare the Romans and it was the same. Diverging, in a sacred abode they prayed, Afterwards some real ideas they sprayed. Despite their fame, they ...
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My Centre can be found in North Yorkshire

If I score on myself, it's written in stone. I will act badly when given a bone. If it's handed to me, I'm likely to drop. But if I'm allowed, I'll avenge my pop. What am I? In your answer, ...
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Look, look with your special eyes!

Those often confused with mongols and a week part Heard on the green plus the bird of Always Sunny perhaps? Merger of an act of sadness and what's found in a racist's vocabulary Latino ...
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A scar in the fabric of space and time - a true story

A few days ago, Leonard was invited to attend a ceremony held in the principality of Monaco, to celebrate the birth of a new member of the sovereign family. Now standing in the middle of a busy ...
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Never shall we die…!

Here now the accounts of the nine pirate lords And one impostor amidst them all Here now their voice and story And which impostor to die The first of all is the chief of all Hidden by ...
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I would look so cool in that hat

What common theme do the missing elements have? Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Image credits: 1.3 Hex, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.1 Nevit Dilmen, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.2 Cramyourspam, CC-BY-SA 4....
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The summer term exams must go on

The staff at Farthingbottom School are in a bit of a fix: the summer term exams are due to start soon, but the exam papers haven't arrived yet. Dr Linnaeus (the Head of Biology) takes care of ...
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A partially ugly group with a casual secret

I’ve assembled a group with nine members but you’ll have to guess what their names are. One letter from each name will spell the name of a 10th group member that everybody talks about but nobody ...
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Beware! Beware!

What are, famously... Ebon, sienna High, low Within, without, ubiquitous Distant, close Absent, present Swift and slippery, not to be trusted
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The hearts of gold

This puzzle is part 10 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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Globe trotting Grandpa. Where is he going next?

Grandpa was busy finishing up his travel itinerary. "Where are you going Grandpa?" I asked "Many places! I want to visit places that are charming, historical--" "Wow" My reaction "exciting, sunny, ...
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Colourful cryptic

No numbers in this grid. The clues are grouped into 12 squares by the location of the word's first letter. No guesswork is needed – if you have the correct answers, there's only one way to fit ...
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Girls are Mean!

Can you help poor little Benjamin fix his homework paper before he submits it? He needs to know what words to put back into his paper. Transcript: ...
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Puzzling Poem About Word Puzzles

Uh oh. I was trying to come up with an interesting puzzle, better than my previous ones, but I have forgotten the correct answer. The solution is a special sequence of 14 seemingly random words. They ...