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Motion in the Ocean

This is part 65 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. ”It’s not the size of the crossword that counts.” – unknown Dear Puzzling, Today I have dived ...
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Maze-Jigsaw Fusion

Hello there, maze lovers! Tired of solving normal mazes? Here is a maze puzzle with a little twist: a jigsaw-maze! The circular maze has been divided into four quadrants and scattered, so that you ...
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Winetasting Far from Home

This is part 51 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I hope you are well. My journey continues with another exciting destination. Today ...
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A sudokey and 14 messages

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #15: Multi Puzzle — two (or more) puzzles in one. Remarks: Feel free to post partial solutions. This is a multi-puzzle: If you found the titular 14 ...
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Help with "Zelda Minihunt" puzzle [closed]

https://deusovi.github.io/puzzlefiles/zelda-minihunt.pdf I don't have much puzzle experience I think I solved "Wisdom" solution: I might have solved "Power" (I got: I'm stuck on &...
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The newcomers' maze

I just joined Puzzling Stack Exchange, and the moderators decided to put me through a test to validate my account. They brought me to an unknown island, where lies nothing but a maze: I managed to ...
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Map Path Finding

I am a traveler who wants to travel from Wellington, NZ (orange-red circle) to Anchorage, USA (green-orange circle). I can only travel along the land path (black) and/or sea path (blue) as many times ...
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Thunderbolt, with other stuff

Find 1) the correct path through the maze and 2) a six-letter thematic answer. Text version: Blood Father Metal Too strong Data storage device Capital's inlet Capital Code Polar climate US soap ...
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Algorithm for creating a "Dot" logic maze

I've been looking at Robert Abbott's logic mazes, in particular his Dot maze, and I'm trying to understand how they can be constructed so I can write an algorithm to do this automatically for ...
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The world's smallest square maze?

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #14: Think inside the (very small) box!. The smallest maze possible in a grid of squares would occupy a 2x2 grid (a 1x1 cell isn't a maze - it's a ...
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What kind of puzzle is this?

Hello, I found this puzzle in an old puzzle book, it's fun. Does anyone know if this kind of puzzle has a name, I want to find more, and maybe try making some. Thanks very much! Here is the cover of ...
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Could you find the way in this maze of rebuses?

Below there is a maze that is made out of small rebuses. And when I say small, I mean really small: every rebus is only 18x18 pixels! All rebuses can be solved independently from each other, and ...
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Caught in the storage maze, part 2

One of your sister's former friends has gotten herself lost in a storage room in some abandoned building, and you've decided to go capture her and turn her in. However, when you enter you realize ...
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Campfire Crossword

This is part 34 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, These are printer’s devilry clues with an additional definition part in each clue. ...
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Why were the Middle Ages called the Dark Ages?

You find yourself trapped in a room, with only one door to escape, and an important question to answer. You are standing on the tile marked with yellow: How to get to the door is the main problem. ...
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Caught in the storage maze

Two of your sister's former friends have gotten themselves lost in a storage room in some abandoned building. While your girlfriend managed to get one of them out, the other one apparently got turned ...
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Shrouded Sonnets on the Sable Tablet

Enter from the north and traverse the path unseen. Left, right, up, or down, your choices shall glean. With each step, leave not your path behind, For only those who dare to venture shall find. So ...
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Lost in a maze with your shadow

In the heart of a mysterious labyrinth, you, the intrepid explorer, found yourself accompanied by a peculiar shadow of yourself, both adorned in distinct blue attire. This enigmatic doppelgänger ...
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Escape from the storage maze, part 2

A former colleague and a friend of his have gotten themselves lost in a storage room in some abandoned building, so having nothing better to do you head out to try and rescue them. As you reach the ...
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Correct Pass - Hired!

It seems that I got offered a new (redacted text), so this is likely to be the last entry of my journal. My job will be (redacted text)! The main building is just like the others. On my first day, I ...
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Correct Pass Required - Training Day

I was sent a purple pass, date and venue (after my previous super secret meeting at 'No-Such-Agency'). What a day. At Reception I presented the purple pass they sent me onto Processing, but I needed a ...
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Correct pass required

I was sent to a training centre, for a super secret meeting at 'No-Such-Agency', and arrived in Reception with the orange pass only to be told I must first visit Clearance with the brown pass, and ...
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Escape from the storage maze

Your girlfriend's half-brother and his friend have gotten themselves lost in a storage room in some abandoned building. Luckily, you were nearby enough to break in to help them. As you reach the ...
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Get your correct clearance pass!

I was invited to some super secret meeting at the CIA, and got to the room with the wrong pass. This shouldn't be too hard - but it's only fun if you feel like a Kafka-esque journey! If the rules aren'...
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Lady G's amazing mazings

This puzzle is part 20 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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Maze Solving Robot

Archie the archeologist has discovered an Egyptian temple, and plans to send in a robot to explore it. He uncovered the ancient engineers' papyruses which explain almost everything about the temple's ...
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In an infinite maze of squares with p% walls, will you be boxed in?

If you are in an infinite maze of squares, where each border between two squares has a $p$% chance of being a wall, what is the probability $F(p)$ that you are trapped in a finite space? For a better ...
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Mazed and Confused

This is part 3 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, Today I have admired the natural beauty of a paradise island and seen sand dunes ...
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Escape across the floorboards

A mad lexophile sits alone in his apartment obsessively rearranging his Scrabble tiles and writing words on every available surface, even filling each floorboard with a word. The Scrabble tiles have ...
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Grandma's Elastic

Visiting Nana is always interesting – except for last weekend. She was busy mending some rather large item of clothing, and she said to me "Now then, you choose: You can do the washing up (...
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Chain Puzzle: Video Games #02 - Fish Is You

This is the second Chain Puzzle in the Video Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around video games of all genres. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or phrase. The solver whose ...
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Knight of the Isles

Today the Knight of the Isles must cross the archipelago to get to the castle. The knight is at the bottom left, the castle at the top right. The green squares are islands of grass, the blue squares ...
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Reconstruct the lost labyrinth of Knossos

A contribution to the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games series This is another improbable story. If you want to skip it scroll to the bottom. The story is not necessary or even ...
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From within to without

Starting from the center (LIF), follow the gridlines in any direction to find a path to the outside, assembling a witty insight along the way. You may revisit the same spot more than once.
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A 1-D labyrinth

Bob is busy saving the world on Puzzling Stack Exchange by tracking down yet another super-villain. Alice rushes in holding a long paper. A: I made a discovery you will like. B: I am not on Facebook. ...
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Mr. Bean's Ridiculous Way to Work

If you saw Mr. Bean as a kid, or ever, you know how crazy and unbelievable he is. In this scenario, Mr. Bean lives in the bottom left house and works for the school at the left, but he always takes ...
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The alien quantum-tunnelling hyperking labyrinth escape

Great title, right? Don't worry, I'll explain it. Here is the story. The inhabitants of planet Nuri have captured their arch-enemy, the hyperking of a neighboring planet (thus "alien"). ...
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Right-Turn-Only Maze

I was at a children's park last weekend and wandered upon a tile maze that allows right turns only. The path is white. The walls are gray. S = start and F = finish. Can you figure it out?
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Deusovi Honeypot

Looks like the community has spoken. With a heavy heart (as if), I have trapped @Deusovi behind a never repeating, fractally recursive, infinite, unsolvable labyrinth. To keep him busy, I added a ...
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Speak the password and enter, if you dare

Speak the password and enter, if you dare. Can you find a logical path through the maze and explain why it is correct? What is the password? Rules: must visit each square at least one time (or more) ...
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Labyrinth of stones

Help Princess PurpleSprite navigate through the labyrinth to retrieve the mystical jewel. She can slide the lettered stones around as needed, but she must not leave any non-words, or the labyrinth ...
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Maze: Emoji Portals

This is a more classic style of maze that I've been working on. Each emoji is twinned on the subsequent level, and appears in the same co-ordinate on that level. Your Mission: get from START to EXIT. ...
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Maze: Emoji Portals 3: Konchog's RE-Revenge

This puzzle is now revised, fixed, checked, and double-checked. It is also the last (certainly for the time being) of this class of emoji-portal 'classic' mazes. Portals are always in adjacent levels ...
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Maze: Emoji Portals 2: Konchog's revenge

Your Mission: get from START to EXIT. There is only one route. All portals, cells, and corridors are visited maximum once.
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Maze: Pentagonal Florets

Start at C, and visit all the letters! No road is travelled twice, but some nodes might be (though, none which are labelled). Special prizes for low score routes! This is going for fun rather than ...
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Maze Hex Loops and Traps 2: Progressive

Start at 1 (bottom left), and visit all the numbers in order, finishing at 9 (top right). Give yourself a special prize if use 257 steps or less! I'm still working on all methods... There's some more ...
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Maze Hex Loops and Traps

The image should be self-evident.. Start at the blob pointed to by the green arrow. Finish at the blob at the base of the orange arrow. And you can only go one way (in the direction of the arrow!) ...
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A maze, a statue, and a riddle

Hints at bottom John and Jeffrey had been friends for a long time. After meeting at Fort Bragg and serving in the military in the 60's, they had always remained close, even living in the same town ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Five by Five

This is the third in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (2nd) <-- | --> next (4th) You are practically skipping as you leave the four by four dungeon. This has been pretty easy so ...
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The maze of everlasting flowers

You were recently caught trespassing on the queen's hunting grounds. The punishment for this crime is a miserable experience the locals call the maze of everlasting flowers: The full resolution of ...

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