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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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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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 12): Christmas Confusion

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Part 1: ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 11): What Child – Er, Game Is This?

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. The story ...
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A hidden number everyone is talking about

The following describes an 8-digit positive integer. Identify this number, and explain the title of this puzzle. The number is in the form of 2021____. It has 24 ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 10): The distracted gridsmith

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 > My grid ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 9): 🎄Christmas songs in emoji🎅

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 DoorNext Door > Below are 40 ...
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Complete the rest of this seasonal sequence

Usually I don't like this kind of "guess the next terms" puzzle. But at this time of the year I wonder whether it makes sense to post such a question. So here is the start of a sequence: $$...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 8): Reindeer Family 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 > In the style ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 7): Don't forget the lyrics!

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 the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 6): Naughty or Nice?

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 > Santa had a ...
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A holiday game among friends

My name is Rozemarijn. I invited my friends Eleni, James, Helmut, Chiara and Pierre to participate in a fun game since we are all on Christmas holidays. For the set up, I asked each one of them to ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 5): Christmas Shopping

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > What do we ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 4): Decorating with Ingrid Deduction

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 > "...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 3): Tentai Show

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 > Divide the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 2): A Christmas Tree for broke Nerds

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 > Question: ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 1): La laa laaaaaa laa la Christmas

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.Next Door > ...la laaa laaa laaa la la: ...
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What day is today?

In The True North, something, a special something, big and red, swaying in the wind. held up by a pole, like the leaf commonly found in the area. And today is it's day. What is the "something&...
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A Somewhat Foolish Poem

Your task is to solve the Sudoku and complete the missing words in the following poem. Classic Sudoku: Each row column and box contains the digits 1-9. XV-rules: Digits separated by V must add to 5. ...
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A Puzzling Easter Egg Hunt

What follows here is a little Easter Egg hunt I've pulled together for you all this year. Ultimately, you need to discover a single word of four letters in length which will be revealed by the puzzle ...
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Slitherlink: Around the W0rld

Rules of Slitherlink: Connect adjacent dots with vertical or horizontal lines to make a single loop. The numbers indicate how many lines surround it, while empty cells may be surrounded by any number ...
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Haisu: Schezo's Birthday

Rules of Haisu: Draw a path from S to G passing through all white cells exactly once by connecting the centres of adjacent cells. When the path passes over a number N, it is on its N-th entry to the ...
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An X-Mensa dq question

Which of the numbers should fill in the ?. 4, 3, 4, 7, 0, 45, 7, 15, 64, 0, 1111, 55, 5, 5, 0, 20, 32, 1, ? a) 2 b) 0 c) 20 d) 1 Hints: 1.
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Two Chess Problems To Kick Off The New Year

Here is a pair of chess problems to kick off the new year. Your task is to solve both problems and work out what they have in common. Left: Both sides cooperate to reach the position shown after White’...
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Explain this holiday calendar oddity

Happy Boxing Day! Yesterday was Christmas Day, and in a few days, it will be New Year's Day. Each holiday season, those two holidays are always on the same day of the week (in this case, Friday). But ...
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The First No L Sudoku

Normal Sudoku rules apply. In addition no L-shaped tetromino can contain four consecutive digits (for instance you can't have r2c9=5,r4c9=8). The little killer clue indicates cells on the indicated ...
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Holiday Madness: Draw a line through all the gifts

Can you collect all the gifts? The rules: Start from the star At each intersection are arrows. You can only move through the intersection in accordance with the direction of the arrow. (e.g If you ...
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2020 election: The results are in!

At the Puzzling Stack Exchange headquarters, we've received the first definitive knowledge of the results of the United States presidential election of 2020. And because this is Puzzling, we naturally ...
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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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