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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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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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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 9): International Christmas 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 > Languages ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 8): Dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

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 was ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 7): Christmas Settings

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 > So the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 6): Christmas and Squares

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 DoorNext Door > Today's door ...
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Yet Another Holiday Rebus

I'm back with another holiday rebus!!! This one is slightly more confusing, but you guys will figure it out, I'm sure.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 5): The Double Slitherlink Experiment

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 DoorNext Door > 'Twas the ...
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Another Holiday Rebus

What's the meaning of this rebus? Another very good message to share. Slightly harder this time!
Mohit Gore's user avatar
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 4): Letters to Father Christmas (Sgt. Sequence Fan-Fic)

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 DoorNext Door > "Good ...
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What's This Holiday Rebus?

What is the meaning of this rebus? Just in time for the holidays! A good message to share.
Mohit Gore's user avatar
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 3): Okay everybody, from the top!

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 > My brother ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 2): Santa’s Magic Knapsack

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 > Have you ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 1): A festive Sudoku

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.Next Door > Rules: Normal Sudoku rules ...
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A wordsearch for today

Sixteen 4-letter words have been concealed in the grid below, as well as one word that is much larger. Can you find all seventeen words? Text version of the wordsearch (for copy-paste purposes): <...
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How do you get the number

How do you use the format 1_*_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to get 222,222,222 using only the numbers 1-9 only once
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A Tetris puzzle made with love

I love designing perfect clear puzzles for my dear friend who loves Tetris. Here's a lovely puzzle I crafted today. Original Puzzle (Warm-Up) Starting with this field, place this exact sequence of ...
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Cartological Cats: A Snaky-Loop Grid Puzzle with Cat-Shaped Matchmaking Clues

This is written for calica for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange. The original version in a printable PDF format can be found here. Dear calica, Thank you so much for being an amazing person this year! ...
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How do you go from 2021 to 2022?

Below a path is shown that goes from 2020 to 2021. Following the same path, how do you go from 2021 to 2022? 2322, 2302, 2012, 2020, 2028, 2025, 2024, 2029, 2021, ..., ..., ..., 2022 Fill the gap.
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A Motley Crew of Carolers

A motley crew of carolers has come to sing some songs. Who are they and what is their underlying message?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 24): The Witneys - Your Comfy Puzzles

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 200 reputation.< Previous Door Your great-grandmother ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 23): Gee, I Really Wonder Where We'll Land

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > To fully ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 22): Quick Math Card

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I found the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 21): How the Grinch Trolled Quizmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Some of the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 19): Santa's Dilemma

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It was ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 18): A Reunion, and Christmas Decorations

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I lived ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 17): That's the way the cookie crumbles

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > In our house,...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 16): Poké(snow)ball battle!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Reports are ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 15): Optics Experiment

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Optics ...
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Christmas tree LITSO

Inspired by PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 13): A Christmas Hokuro, I challenged myself to create a Christmas tree-shaped puzzle. Unfortunately I had to edit the shape a little bit because... reasons. ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 14): An international reunion

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > This is a &...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 13): A Christmas Hokuro

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Hokuro is a ...
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