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Puzzles which are themed towards or particularly relevant to a certain time of year, e.g. seasons, events, holidays.

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Note to self: DO NOT FORGET!

Just found this connecting wall on a scrap of paper in my pocket. I know I created it as a reminder about something... I just can't for the life of me remember what! Can you help me recall what the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 24): ... and a Kappa Nu Year!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 250 reputation.< Previous Door ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 23): O O O O O O O

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Evening all!...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 22): The long and the short of it

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > The ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 21): Oh oh oh

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Identify ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 20): Candles on the tree

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Rules of ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 19): A Christmas Family Union

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > In the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 18): A holly jolly Hexologic

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Rules: ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 17): FA-LA-LA-LA-LA LA-LA-LA-LA

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.<Previous DoorNext Door > Mr. Slant, ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 16): Making a list and checking it

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.<Previous DoorNext Door > Lots of last ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 15): Finding Father Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Today, in ...
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A phone call from Derek

Today I got a phone call from my Australian mate Derek and it went something like this: D: Help!! Things have gone real fzfzfz during the holiday trip to Thailand!! Me: Oh!!! How can I help and what’s ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 14): Stocking stuffers

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa Claus ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 13): Santa likes cards but dislikes dice

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 12): A peaceful tree

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I wish you ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 11): Divide the cookies and milk

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa’s ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 10): Captain Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It was ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 9): The Peppermint Twist

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > This puzzle ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 8): A Quilt for Santa

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Mrs. Claus ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 7): The Oracle Rambles On and On

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Hadn't ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 6): It's a beautiful day for a ballgame

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It's the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 5): Twin-brother waiters

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50* reputation.*UPDATE FROM OP: I have decided that instead ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 4): A few of my favo(u)rite things

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > A Connect ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 3): 24 dangerous doors

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Task: Solve ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 2): Wall I want for Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Resolve the ...
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Pantomime Ladies

Cinderella was returning home from taking Bruno on a Christmas Day walk. She passed by her lounge window on the way to her front door and decided to spy on what her ugly sisters were doing inside. ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 11: Christmas tree edition)

Previous puzzles Contains: Single mines (1 mine), Double mines (2 mines), Triple mines (3 mines) To get the $\color{green}✓$: Solve the Nonogram Solve the Minesweeper puzzle Note: partial answers ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 1): Reindeer identification

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.Next Door > This crossword features all of ...
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The Number of the Feast

The feast is prepared, its scent rich and sweet, so pull up a chair and bon appetit!
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Feedback on a themed Nonogram/Hidato puzzle combo with a cell color gimmick

So, as you might know, the Christmas season is coming up. (17 days until Dec. 1 at the time of writing) I'm thinking of posting some Christmas-themed puzzles during that season, and just want some ...
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Twelve friends born on month ends

Twelve close friends were born on the last dates of their respective birth months. Fascinatingly, their birth months are different. On 30th June 2023, all twelve of them had gathered for the birthday ...
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What is a Shifty Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Shifty Word™. Use the examples ...
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"Where? Or is it When?!" - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here on Puzzling Stack Exchange): The words in the following list can be partitioned into equal-sized sets depending ...
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Identify the Christmas movies

I've curated a nice selection of Christmas movies on tape and DVD. Unfortunately, what I wrote on each one was not the film's title but a subtitle that I had made up for it.* Oh, and the year of ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 24): Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Merry merry merry! Merry merry! Christmas merry merry Christmas a! Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. Merry! Merry Christmas merry merry! Merry! Merry merry merry Christmas! Merry! ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 23): Christmas Classifieds

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I've ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 22): Santa's Sleigh Route

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It's ...
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What season was it?

A puzzle maker wrote this in his notebook as a holiday puzzle: Th bbie sartd unning. What season was it?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 21): Color of the Bells

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > A Motley ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 20): The Christmas Gift

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Alice and ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 19): At the Theater

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door> Across 1 ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 17) Priority polar problem

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Dear ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 16): A Christmas Card from my Travel Agent

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > "Hi ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 15): Candy Cane Crossword

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Solve this ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 14): Let's decorate the tree!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > If you ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 13): Sweden’s Sankta Lucia

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Ahhh, that ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 12): Pair up!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Solve the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 11): The other side of Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Christmas ...
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One More Holiday Rebus!

I've made three of these so far... but here's another one! The toughest one so far.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 10): A Cryptmas Carol

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > The final ...
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