# Questions tagged [lateral-thinking]

A puzzle solved through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable only using logic.

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### Arrange yourselves in a more interesting order

The items below are arranged in alphabetical order. However, there is a more interesting way to order them. ...
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### A puzzle of parts

Find the answer below! Good luck! ...
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### Add three lines to make a Capital City

Add exactly three lines to the image below to make a capital city (note the tags):
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### A Suspicious Criminal Confounds A Superhero Conference Committee

Every year, The League of Freedom, Earth's foremost superhero team, holds a conference to discuss crime fighting strategies and potential threats. Every year, tryouts are held in order to select this ...
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### When I said I used sugar in coffee, I was asked, "For tea, too?"

My road is filled with answers, and my body has the hints, but it is in my head where the question sits. My shoes are brand new, hence their tags. Can you end my walk down this road with an answer-...
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### Turn 1111 into zero [closed]

Draw exactly two non-touching straight lines to turn 1111 (as shown below) into zero. Note: A minus sign is one line
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### A question from Bob to Bob

Set-up: John and Bob are playing a game that goes like this: Bob is alone in a completely opaque, featureless room. Bob chooses a question, though some types of questions are off-limits, which will ...
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### Am odd expression?

As any mathematician will tell you there are many expressions involving X. X can mark the spot. XX is male. XXX is naughty. XXXX is naughtier still. But how can XXXXX be M?
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