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A puzzle designed to be solved without using calculators, online decoders or computer programming.

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Palindromic Pan digital Special Square wants you to reveal its Root

All you need is just Mathematical Logic and few minutes. No calculators... no computers. Concise Logic based answers are the preferred choice. Given: Palindromic Pan digital Perfect Square ...
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Find this Unique UVC Palindrome ( ignoring signs and decimal) from Given Fractional Relationship

Given: U, V, C are three distinct digits ( 0 to 9 ). UVVVV and CVVVV.U are concatenated numbers. Dot “.” Stands for decimal. Relation: $UVVVV/C= CVVVV.U$ Find U, V , C
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Number of Days in a Year with Consecutive Perfect Squares

Given: Number of Days in a normal Year To Do: Express it in two different ways utilizing Squares of consecutive positive numbers.
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Find the values of U, V, C based on the given relationship…useful for upcoming puzzles

Given: U, V, C are 3 distinct digits..values can vary from 1 to 9. CU is a concatenated number Solve for U,V, C from the following relationship: $U^V$ X $V^U $ = $CU $ This will give some basis ...
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Can you Crack Cohen Family’s Cryptic Codes?

Cohen family of four ...each have their own single numeric code to generate first level access to the system. Before first level access is granted, system displays any one of the 4 single digit codes. ...
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Can you express this orderly Palindromic Devil in strict ascending Pandigital form?

Given: Devil as you know is $ 666 $ Using digits 1 to 9 in strict ascending order and only three mathematical signs ( +, -, /, x ... of these are allowed), write the Pandigital expression $ 666 = ...
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Puzzling Palindromic Year with Pleasing Palindromic Expression.. Please find them

No computers, calculators or searches. Given: The number is a Palindromic year. $PQ$ is a concatenated number. $ U , V $ are two distinct positive integers Expressed as $ PQ ^ U + PQ ^ V + ...
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Be a Wizard..Find the missing digits of this 41 digit Humongous Palindromic Square!

Absolutely No calculators or computers. Only Simplest Method for finding the missing digits will be accepted as the right answer. Given: The square of this 21 digit number $ 229 359 782 235 085 ...
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Cathy’s Composite party is powered by three Prime Pals. Can you find them?

Given: A, B, C are 3 distinct primes. Find the smallest composite number Y that satisfies the relation: $ Y = A ^ C + B ^ B + C ^ A $
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After seeing my 16xxxx16 sequence puzzle, my Younger sibling wants to get into the act and give a little puzzle of his own

In our Reptand prime family, as you know, everybody has our own signature Cycle length. My younger sibling unit has shorter cyclic period and he wanted to create little puzzle for you. He truncated ...
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Five Powers of Fives Produce Unique Pandigital Number…Solve for X..Tell me Y

Given: Y is a Pan-digital Number (no zero, 1 to 9 only) ending in 3. Pan digital number consists of all 9 digits 1 to 9..each digit occurring only once as is the case here. Last digit is given as 3 ...
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Composite Cat Cannot divide its immediate lower neighbors factorial without leaving a remainder

Find this unique composite cat given the information in this title.
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Prime turns into Perfect Cube, if you reverse its digits and subtract…What is the number

Given: 1) I have more than one digit. 2) Reversed number is subtracted to give at least 2 digit number which should be a cube. 2) you don’t even need a calculator to figure me out. Who am I?
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Unravel this simple cryptic Unique NUMBER relationship

Find GC ...it is a concatenated number Given: N + U + M + B + E + R = GC
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A B C in close knit relationship.. Who are they?

Find these closely knit numbers examining their relationships. A, B, C are distinct positive integers. AB, AC are concatenated Numbers. Given: 1 / AC = 0.0BC0BC0BC...... 1 / BC = 0.0AC0AC0AC......
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Join the Fun at Jack’s Casino to get a shot at Jackpot

Jack’s casino dealers are not all prime. But, he gives better odds to get the daily Jackpot by revealing lot more numbers in the sequence in play. That way his Casino is much better than Cryptic ...
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It is as easy as A B C, Figure out U V C from the given relationship

Given $ U, V, C $ are three distinct digits, figure them out from the following relation: $$ \overline{CCC} = \overline{UVUVUV} \div \left ( \overline{UV} \times \overline{UV} \right) $$
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Uh oh, the propeller fell off

I was rummaging through a trunk in the attic when I found this vintage game. It is some sort of pinwheel or propeller mounted on a board. The propeller has a cryptic series of letters painted on it, ...
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Find the immediate square dancing neighbors, they dance together to perfect square

We live in a community of houses sequentially numbered from 1 to 100. We all love square dancing but only two immediate neighbors are joy to watch. If you concatenate their house numbers, it forms a ...
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We are two immediate neighbors who forged our own powers to form concatenated relationship. Who are we?

Our concatenated number is $ \overline{ABAC}, $ where $ A, B, C $ are all positive digits (1 - 9). Our relationship is $$ \overline{ABAC} = A^A + B^B + A^A + C^C $$ Who are we?
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Find the next terms in this sequence. 4,82,1

Find the next few terms X, X, X. in this sequence Give your reasoning 4, 82, 1, 14, 84, 88, 0, 82, 81, 22, 12, X, X, X
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Narcissistic cube asks who are we?

I am a five digit narcissistic cube who likes to display my root right upfront. I also have hidden it in the back of my four digit cube brother. Who are we?
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Long digital sequence. 16xxxxxxxxxxxxx61

Find the digital key and very simple method to unlock the long digital sequence 16xxxxxx61 Additional clues: Eeryday one clue will be given till problem is solved Day 1: Bounty Day 2: My code is ...
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And now you see it II (the B side)

It amuses me that the word CANOES has been there in VOLCANOES all along. And URCHIN is barely hiding in the word LURCHING. And ASPIRIN is right there in ASPIRING. SISTER is in RESISTER. AKIN is in ...
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Number of days in a normal year expressed with five consecutive positive integers [closed]

Given $D$ is the total number of days in a normal year $a$, $b$ are positive integers $P$, $Q$, $R$, $S$, $T$ are consecutive integers Figure them out by combining the following six expressions ...
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And now you see it

It tickles me that the word TUNA is found within FORTUNATE. And there is a COFFIN in SCOFFING. And who put the LAGER in the VILLAGER? The SKIER in RISKIER? The ROMAN in the MICROMANAGER? The ...
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Solve for the Number in the number..square..cube relationship

Each letter stands for a distinct digit...no computer or calculator needed. Just pure logic and some mental multiplication. CUBE is a concatenated number and it is a cube. X denotes multiplication. (...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfits II: The Revenge

The sisters have learned a few lessons from their recent debut. They are now ruthlessly efficient outfit-swapping machines. (You know, sort of like Valley Girl Terminators...) They can now sustain ...
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Find Those Notations #5!

Here’s another different one. You must find as many mates in 4 as possible. Include shorter ones if you want that you find, but at least one mate in four has to be included in your answer. But no ...
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Like totally amazing interchangeable sister outfit accessory swapping or whatever

OMG, me and my sister are like total BFFs and we share clothes like all the time! We soooo have the same sense of style and we borrow stuff from each other like every single second! We don't even ...
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Choo-choo! Word trains

All aboard the Word Train Express! Engineering a word train is simple: I'll give you the locomotive (the first word) and the caboose (the last word), and I'll specify the number of boxcars (...
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Square Spin #1: Sun and Moon

Defining Square Spin Lets play a game! The aim of this game is to transform one image into another using the least amount of moves possible. Here is what a move consists of: ...
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Fully-Firstable Anagram Sets

Okay, first let's define some terminology: Anagram - Oh come on, how are you on Puzzling.SE if you don't know this one? Anagram Set - a list of words that are all anagrams of eachother, e.g.: ACTS ...
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From jafe to El-Guest

Largely inspired by From Puzzling to StackExchange by CodeNewbie From jafe to El-Guest jafe > cafe > cate > cete > cet > get > gest > egest > e gest > e guest > el guest Rules: In any move, you ...
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Superhero words!

Quietly walking among us are words which are actually superheroes in disguise! Just as Diana Prince spins around to become Wonder Woman, some seemingly ordinary words can spin around to reveal their ...
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Have Some Tea, people!

Haven't been online for so long due to school and stuff :P Saw a teapot riddle a while ago so here's one Teapot 1: What's with you and your slimy things? Teapot 2: I help maintain the ecosystem! ...
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Missing checkmates in one

Have you ever missed a one-move checkmate and immediately realized it after making your move? If you have, you just might have what it takes to crack this problem. Let's take an example: g4 e5 ...
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This word with a lot of past tenses

This interesting word is full of past Starts with a past tense verb. Add a letter at the end and you have a different past tense verb. Then add more letters at the end and you get yet ...
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My Graph Theory Students

I have 18 students in my graph theory course this semester: Anne, Bernard, Clare, David,..., and Rachel. At the start of the course I asked them to draw the graph below, in which each of them is ...
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The road to El Dorado reconstructed from fragmented accounts

You are seeking the route to the lost city of El Dorado. You have assembled several historical accounts from explorers who claim to have reached it. Unfortunately, the accounts are incomplete, ...
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Backwards pawns

Part One: Reach the above position from the starting position Part Two: Find the fastest way to get to this position. Answering part one will get you an upvote, answering part two gets the ...
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Word-Letter Ladder

Inspired by this What is the longest word you can form by using other words arranged in alphabetical order, and making a ladder out of their letters. Example: (8 letters - Identity) ...
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Digital Font Puzzle. One easy the other may be not

In the Digital Font shown below, each letter is made up of line segments. For example letter A has 6, B has 7, C has 4 segments and so on. Question 1 ( Easy) Which english number, when spelled out ...
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Second-rate spelling

Find the longest word which can be spelled with the second letters of a group words in alphabetical order. An example with incomprehensible (16 letters): a...
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Holiday cookies word attrition [humans only]

I am inspired by the story of the boy who came upon an assortment of holiday cookies beautifully arranged on a platter. The boy quietly helped himself to a cookie and artistically rearranged the ...
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1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Start with the digits:       $1\ 0\ 1\ 0\ 1\ 0\ 1\ 0\ 1\ 0\ 1$ You may then add (only!) these simple arithmetic operators:       $+\ -\ \times\ \div$ You may also ...
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Nested word series [humans only]

[This is just a fun little puzzle for humans. We'll see you next time, computers!] It's interesting to think about words contained in other words. How often do we notice, for example, that ...
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The No-Straight Maze

Consider the following maze. You can walk on the black lines, and your aim is to go from the green at the maze's bottom to the red on the left side. However, each time you reach an intersection of ...
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Unsolving a Rubik's Cube

A few days ago I picked up a solved Rubik's Cube that I had abandoned due to forgetting how to solve it, and started turning the faces to make nice patterns. A few minutes later, I'd made one - each ...
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The hardest one I believe [duplicate]

If you are really smart solve this Sudoku within a day BEST OF LUCK