Questions tagged [seasonal]

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

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Letter Scrabble - Indonesia's Independence Day Special

August 17 is Indonesia's Independence Day! On this special occasion, I'm constructing a puzzle to honor all 7 Indonesian presidents. :) The rules of Letter Scrabble: Place each of the given words ...
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An insensible hexagon

The puzzle is (almost) self-contained in the grid above. You can "move" from a tile of the grid to another if they share at least a vertex. After the maze is complete six things will clue to ...
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Hey, This is a 100th Puzzle of Mine!

Yep, this is my 100th puzzle here in PSE~ I'm really having a wonderful time here, thank you so much guys! >< I planned to write a harder and bigger one, but it turned out I was too lazy to do that....
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(Indonesian) Fill-In Puzzle

I made this seasonal puzzle to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia. So actually there are four thematic hidden phrases that can be found after solving the puzzle. But because they are ...
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Hidden Eggs Puzzle 20|20

Whodunnit? #twinning For accessibility, the following is a transcription of the colors. The colors of each egg (b/p/y) from top to bottom are listed in each string. Eggs in a row are separated by ...
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The hardest crossword you'll do today!

This could well be the most difficult crossword you do today! Please note that the use of Google and other search engines is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. (Of course, I have no way of policing this, but if ...
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Sequence Puzzle - Sequence Of The Day

Look at these two sequences. The rules of these two sequences are the same. 0 32 15 3 9 5 4 2 6 7 13 110 174 155 314 2120 5360 24671 119546 193002 240820 274454 153700 1397287 17916598 26245242 ...
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Contest winners cryptic clue

Winners of non-US weekly magazine challenge: end for one side, beginning for second (6)
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A Riley riddle to end the year!

A Riley riddle from my neighbour: Ma prefex es a salfush beest, Ma suffex es oor ‘Noo’. Ma enfex es joos tha’, yous sees, Ma all, oor fustive doo. Um, I'm not sure if you caught all that, so ...
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Winter is coming

Holidays aren't far, I hope. Source: myself
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Christmas Sentences

I've received an early Christmas gift with a combination lock and a letter containing a poem and some sentences. There are several typos: I don't believe they're intentional, but they might be. I have ...
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A Coldport Christmas puzzle

Detective Inspector Playfair, an energetically boisterous policeman who often complained about Endeavour Morse having his own TV show, was sat on a bench at the side of Coldport's newly laid town ...
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Connecting traditionalists and vegetarians this Thanksgiving

For the holiday in the United States a word association riddle to connect traditionalists and vegetarians across the table.  Each clue line associates with a word or short phrase, that word and the ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5
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A Simple Seasonal Riddle

The first line of this riddle has been stuck in my head for some time, so I figured I'd write it down. The rest I came up with recently. Sleeping soldiers symbolize my start, while worker's feats ...
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The Longest Chess Game

In honour of Stockfish and Leela Chess Zero just finishing the longest game in TCEC history at the Superfinal of the Top Chess Engines Championship Season 14, here's a simple problem related to chess ...
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Random dates turning into Christmas

These days, I saw a rebus on the net that shows a calendar of December, with some random dates turning into Christmas. I feel very puzzled about this. Can you help me? Edit: I found that rebus on ...
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Diabolical Deceptions: A 333rd Birthday Tribute to J.S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famous composers from the Baroque period. If he was still alive today, he’d be 333 years old. So, let’s celebrate 3 of his most famous works with a 33x33 loop ...
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Giving back to the PSE Community: Rebus Connect Wall

Here comes a rebus connect wall dedicated to the PSE Community. You'll soon see why ;) Steps: Solve the 16 rebuses! Group them into groups of 4! You're done! Disclaimer: If anyone find this ...
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The Spirit of Christmas

Alice: Help, It's almost Christmas but my house is full of spirits! Bob: But isn't that a good thing? Your family is joyful because it's the holiday season and they're excited for Christmas! Alice: ...
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Zeebus Puzzle #10

My dreaming took a turn towards nostalgia last night...
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Time to ring in the new year with an enchanting puzzle

--This text is 30 characters--
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Happy Xmas! WordSearch

Scrooge Style! Find these words in the grid: &!*"!^)()\$ *%£&*"£^") £*^%%&(!(& !£\$^£*!&"% %\$*)$*&\$^! £%!\$!\$%%\$^ ^(!^%*^")( !"\$*&&\$&*\$
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I would look so cool in that hat

What common theme do the missing elements have? Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Image credits: 1.3 Hex, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.1 Nevit Dilmen, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.2 Cramyourspam, CC-BY-SA 4....
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Help me save Christmas - clock and word puzzle

My friend created this puzzle, it tells the Grinch's plan to ruin Christmas. I need to derive the plan from the clocks I have counted that there are 60 words. The clue is that time doesn't go ...
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Holiday Formatting Dilemma

Can you find a way to reformat the following scroogy message into a more appropriate holiday sentiment? Hint:
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Halloween chess: Vampires and Zombies and Bats, oh my!

Halloween chess begins in the usual starting position, except most of the pieces are replaced with "fairy chess" pieces... or maybe we should say "ghoulish chess" pieces... The new types are: Zombie ...
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A Halloween Chess Puzzle

Halloween is finally here, so I thought I'd do a theme puzzle! I love chess, and I wanted to do a chess puzzle... so... (It kind of looks like a jack-o-lantern, okay?) Black to move and mate in 5! No ...
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Find the well-known Christmas song

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Piece of Cake for King Solomon

Today (7th of July, 2018) marks 40 years of independence for the Solomon Islands. To celebrate, I have decided to bake a cake! And what a pretty cake it's going to be: When viewed from the top, ...
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First impressions redux

Once upon a time, a child wrote a rhyme. It asked for the way, you can date this day, if we know the moon, and its springtime tune.
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Curated compound words

Find a single word answer with the following property → compound words can be formed from the answer which have a word in common with compound words which can be formed from each of: Text version: <...
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How many Christmas Trees?

It's kinda late for this kind of joke, but I'm still going to go ahead and post it. :) ...
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Two Christmas trees

To each Christmas tree : Put two $+$, two $-$, and two $×$, to the yellow triangles. in a row, there must be different operators (so between $[2,0,1,7]$ all $3$ operators must appear) $A - B$ means $|...
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A Christmas Tartan

Christmas was always your great aunt's favorite holiday, but it looks like this might be the first year that you'll be celebrating without her. Nobody really knows much about where she came from or ...
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Compound word cousins

Find a single word answer with the property that compound words formed from the answer have a word in common with compound words formed from each of the following : Text version: ...
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Replace some letters at PUZZLE to find out a sentence

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Save the Easter bunny - An Enigmatic puzzle

This is a puzzle themed for Easter Monday 17-04-17 The inhabitants of Puzzletopia are shocked: the Easter bunny has gone missing! They immediately ask you, the police’s best detective, to find out ...
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An Easter Puzzle

I woke up this morning to find Easter eggs hidden around the house. Instead of being filled with chocolate, each one had a slip of paper inside. Apparently the Easter Bunny left a puzzle to solve. ...
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One a puzzle, two a puzzle, Hot Cross Clocks

It's Good Friday! I want to make perfect hot cross buns by superimposing two 12-hour clock faces on top of each other. Is this possible, and if so, how many ways are there of doing so? In other ...
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Spring word-search

The word-search grid below contains (at least) 24 words, connected with the spring season. Can you find them all? It might even teach you something new... Plain version: ...
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Happy 2017 Sudoku

This is a simple Sudoku. The only thing different from a regular sudoku are the symbols used: HAPY2017*. The snowflakes (a.k.a. asterisk) are like any other character. Wishing you a Happy New Year ...
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Alphametic puzzle for year 2017

In east Asia 2017 is the year of a rooster. $$ABCD=\left(A \times CA^A + \frac{C}{D} \right) \times D$$
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A Puzzling Christmas Card

I just got an interesting Christmas card from my cousin, with a very strange front. Hey Sconibulus, I heard you liked puzzles so I thought you might have fun with this, the shopkeep guy said ...
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Measurements for 2017

Just your basic New Year's puzzle. What do the following quantities have in common? 6 gigabytes 35 hours 50 hours 1 millimeter 3 imperial gallons Cryptic hint: Explicit hint:
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Puzzling SE in 2017

Now twenty sixteen has faded away: A terrible year, I really must say. People dying, relationships up messed, Elections and politics dividing the West. I turn over on my side, For all is upside ...
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Time for Something New

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #23: Seasonal... Today, when you go to your mailbox, you find a thin card-sized envelope from your (in?)famous uncle—a games and puzzles creator of ...
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A quick, easy mistyped question

Waht is the appareytln ewird solution to this mestyrious arndom question? Note: Everything you need to solve the question is above, and when you get the solution it should be quite obvious that you'...
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Christmas light horror story!

Inspired by stories of strangely behaved Christmas lights here on Puzzling, I feel comfortable now to share my own Christmas light horror story. It all started when I ordered a grid of star lights on ...
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The Revenge of the Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses

Rather enjoyed my first outing as a poser in Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses so I have made some more. Hopefully these should be a little trickier! Deduce the three movies from the images. ...