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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.

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Who’s the serial down-voter?

Amanda, Frank, and Michael are 3 users on Stack Exchange. One of them was serial down-voting. Can you figure out who the culprit is? Evidence: Amanda has been suspended for sock-puppetry numerous ...
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The king and his magical diamond [closed]

A king seated on his throne is contemplating about the future of his kingdom as he is growing very old. His kingdom will be safe while the magical diamond is in the kingdom. This decently size ...
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Smart Students in a Murder Madhouse

Alright detectives, we got a good ol' who dunnit here. Notes given to you by the department before you begin your examination of the place: May. Unclear Reasoning. During Evening. Raining. ...
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Hot Spring Homicides - the unlucky 5

(Warning: Heavy reading incoming, you may want to take notes. You have been warned) It's the year 2157, and you're one of the few people who didn't leave earth twenty seven years ago. Why? A deadly ...
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Why does everyone keep incessantly saying this? [closed]

Why does everyone keep incessantly saying this in all the chatrooms, ALL THE TIME?!?! If you see cay If you see cay then what, noone posts anything after it, are ...
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The Mystery of Lake Laberge

The following document was enclosed in a tattered box, on the shores of Lake Laberge. To: Mission control Subject: Zo'Ardi investigation Much progress has been made in the investigation. The divers ...
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The Group Meeting and An Argument

I was just coming back from my classes in the evening when I heard voices coming from an old house. So, being naturally curious, I figured there were groups of people and eavesdropped and here's what ...
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Cipher: Find the murderer

Bob was killed by someone. This is what you found at the crime scene: the person who ended bob's life is Iapes Ehzn also, the person is Ictlb Puod Jolin Hera Rivka Mond Hyman Yarn   ...
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A strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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A murder in the Puzznk rock band

There has been a murder! Crazy Dan, one of the members of the Puzznk rock band, was found dead on the ground after a wild party with the other band members last Saturday. He didn't die of an overdose ...
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Assassination in an office (again)

Inspired by a puzzle posted not that long ago. A man was killed in an office. We have five suspects: Isaac - takes care of trash in the company Caleb - he once stole two dollars from a ...
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Can you find the killer?

Mystery Cipher: Rakesh murdered in his office. CID arrested four suspects. Mehul Patel - Business partner Reena - His wife Ekta - His Secretary Chirag - His Servant All these ...
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The Robber in the Agency [closed]

Special agent John Washington looked at the four men standing across him. “We are going to get Devious Dan this time,” The FBI man growled. “Dead or alive.” The men nodded and jumped on to their ...
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The Football Murder Mystery [duplicate]

"THE COACH IS DEAD". That's the news buzzing around the country. There always was a sort of hatred towards the coach after he failed to guide the Team into the Olympics in football even after ...
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Suicide in the Kitchen (or murder…) [closed]

One day a detective investigates a case where a dead man was found in the kitchen of his house. Police reason that this was an act of suicide, judging that he had pills in his mouth. The detective ...
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This is it. This is the one. Find your wife

If you have found her, maybe you could try saving her? You come home one day and find your wife is out. You open your computer and discover an email from her. To xxxxx, / Curiosity killed the ...
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Whichever one Joe drinks, Jack will drink the other [closed]

Jack and Joe are fighting over a robot that always saves its owner. They both claim to have created it, but only one is telling the truth. Neither would be able to live with the other taking the ...
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Who is the killer? [duplicate]

Keeping it short and crisp. A man was murdered in his office. The suspects are Gerry, Joseph, Jason, Nick, James and Sophie. The numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, 11 are written on a calendar with ...
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It's a serial killer!

So there was a call. To a food store. You pick it up. Hello, this is Costco? (not an ad, sry) We have a serial killer!!! (Female voice.) What?!?! Is this a prank....! It's OJ...[...
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Mad Scientist Murdered!

Been a while since I've been on the site, I like what you guys have done with the place! Returned to find that the fortnightly topic was Science, one that I had suggested, so I couldn't resist ...
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The Curse of the Ancients

The night has grown fearful. It has been a fortnight since the rising - when the dead have begun to shamble out of their graves, hunting and preying on sleeping men and women and children. The people ...
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Locate the hacker: Part 2

This is a continuation of Locate the hacker. Be sure to read through part 1 and the accepted answer first so you can get an idea of how to solve this. There are no tricks here. There’s no breaking of ...
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Locate the hacker

This is my first time making one of these. Hopefully it's not too easy (or too difficult). Let me know what you think. If people enjoy this I will make more! It is May 26th, 2016 After years on the ...
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The cryptic college campus killer

You are gathered around the latest victim with your partner. This has been the fourth one this month, and yet you are no closer to solving the mystery. The victim is a history student, apparently lead ...
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Good Apple Hunting

The boys brought him in for questioning, but I didn't think he had anything to do with this. Not really. I just had to know if he knew anything pertinent about that strange passage in the old man's ...
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Eight Suspects and a Crazy Executioner

A group of 8 suspects; 3 wearing red shirts, 2 wearing green shirts and 3 wearing blue shirts. Eye-witness claims to have seen 3 people in the scene, the shirt of one of them appeared red, while the ...
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Watching moments in a cat's life: friction

It's in the little moments It's in the grand schemes In galaxies, as well as the life story of each sand grain, It drives some insane, it keeps some in their lane, it leads some to abstain Me? I'm ...
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Computations of an old woman

Recently I met a Polish woman who showed me something very interesting. Apparently her mother kept notebooks which she filled with strange calculations, never telling anyone what they were for. From ...
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Find the painting

A famous painting of Julius Caesar has been stolen from a museum. The thief, being a cryptic lover, has left these clues behind. “I have left the painting somewhere within the city.” The letter ...
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Watch the video and figure out who stole the documents?

Ms. Shipra is a renowned scientist in TIFR, Mumbai. She recently discovered a new way of gaining huge energy from the water-current at a much lower cost. Considering its future application, many ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery - The Four Brothers

You get a call in the middle of the night which wakes you up violently—a call which you were not expecting. Your cell phone rings loudly because you have forgotten to turn the ringer off from the day ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 5

The room is pitch black; the only thing giving any sort of light is the moon. You look around, but can’t seem to see much at all. Suddenly, music starts playing and giant rats appear out of nowhere, ...
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Caesar and the Roman Murders

Caesar was quietly sipping a good cup of coffee at a cafe in Rome when a police officer suddenly approached him. We need you, (s)he said! We have a very complicated case and the primary victims here ...
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A cellar suicide

A man and his wife, completely devoted to each other, have sworn to be teetotal all their lives. One of their vows at the wedding was in fact that if either of them ever drank alcohol they would take ...
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Trying to understand an unusual timestamp encountered on the web

I am writing an API to crawl a popular website, eksisozluk, kind of like Turkey's reddit, but more text based. On this website, you can get a list of the popular posts from the path /basliklar/...
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There's a Ghost of a Chance!

It's the eve of Halloween, and everyone is gathering for the Monster Bash at the Monster Mansion. The same haunts are hosting this year's event: Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman, Mummy, ...
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Who is a real time traveller and who is lying?

A person is locked up in a mental institution because he claims that he's been having clairvoyant visions from ages long time ago. At some point, it becomes evident that he actually tells the truth ...
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Old Gregory had a farm: The Missing Eggs

Gregory is a farmer and every morning he makes sure to harvest the eggs of his chickens. He has 72 chickens and 12 chickens in each cage, so a total of 6 cages. Each of his chickens lays only one egg ...
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Who poisoned Hugh G. Pokitz? (a murder mystery logic puzzle)

Preface After your last mishap with a heap full of rabbits, you got sick of being lied to. Isn't life just so much easier when you can conclusively tell if someone's been telling the truth or not? ...
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Tartar sauce, Gary!

My pet underwater snail just chewed up this poem I've been working on! I convinced him to spit it out, but I could only salvage one verse (you know how long I like to make my poems) and the lines are ...
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Murdered down the Rabbit Hole (a long logic puzzle)

Backstory Disaster has struck for Leporidae throughout the fantasy realm -- a mass carrot famine has wreaked havoc upon all existences but our own. Because of this, 25 of the leading fantasy bunnies, ...
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Who stole my laptop?

It’s obvious that one of my “friends” was lying to me back in March this year. Someone who knew I’d be gone stole my $1,500 laptop and my crappy old broken microwave (I probably won’t ask for that one ...
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Which teacher is the murderer?

In the first day of a new class semester, a student was murdered inside the classroom. No witnesses, no murder weapon, and no evidence. The police got four teachers as possible suspects, but they all ...
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How did the police know?

One night, a man receives a call from the police. The police tell the man that his wife was robbed, murdered, and her body dumped in a remote location, and that he should reach the crime scene as soon ...
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You stand in a forest… Where are you?

You stand in a forest, So black, dark, Light can’t quite wind around the dry, tough bark. Trees are all you can see, But change your viewpoint even slightly; And a brighter vista it may indeed ...
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Murderer in the house!

It was a dark and stormy night... No wait, no it wasn't! It was a clear sunny day. When Brian had 3 of his old buddies from school over for a get together in Texas. They were all aged 35. His ...
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A Murder Most Foul: Alicia Adams

Forgive me if this matches an existing murder mystery. I tried to search before writing this one up Outside the office building, sirens wailed and flashing lights illuminated the snow covered ground. ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 4)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here, part 2 is here and part 3 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for ...
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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Sabotage at Sea - Cursed Cruise liner?

(Warning: Heavy reading incoming. I suggest writing stuff down...) It's now the year 2150, and you're one of the few people who didn't leave earth twenty years ago. Why? A deadly disease overtook the ...