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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses

You wait all holidays for a Christmas movie rebus and three come along at once! Can you deduce the films from the images? If you enjoyed these, there are some trickier ones here: The Revenge of ...
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My Uncle's present

It was Christmas at my Uncle's and I rushed downstairs waiting to see the present he had bought for me. But instead of a giant wrapped gift, I found a puzzle. My greetingc! I hope you are woll. ...
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Putting up the lights two

I hope you are familiar with this. Basically Each strand of 20 lights is wired like a 5x4 grid, and each bulb can be either blue, red, purple, or green. However, when you change the color of 1 ...
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Putting up the lights

Feeling festive, you decide it's time to put up the lights. You dig out the box and plug a strand in. Uh oh, they are all the same color. This won't work, these are supposed to be multiple colors ...
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Eight students in a line

The eight students filed into the classroom. The first thing they noticed was that the eight seats had been arranged in a line. The second thing they noticed was that the blackboard had some writing ...
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A Christmas Tale for 12

Winter holidays were in full swing, with exxcitement all around. FriEnds and family were eager to shkare the gifts that they had found. Befoqe they could commence ...
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Santa's Sacks and the Puzzling Presents

It's that time of the year*, and Santa is delivering presents to all the good children of the world. *Almost, since the fortnightly challenge is a tad late :) Informed by his elves that his sacks ...
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The best season of all

I am the best of all seasons. Some might not care about me but many are fanatics when it comes to me. Some love me so much that they are willing to remove their clothes and put on makeup for ...
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What is a Christmas Word™? (also: Connect the Clues!)

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. 'Tis the season .... If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Christmas ...
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A Christmas rebus

-Overheard at a party last night- "First, to my French friends: I wish you a "Joyeux Noël"! - ... - ... - ... - And finally, to my Spanish friends: "Feliz Navidad"! - Oh, and to you, ...
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Why didn't this kid get any presents from Santa?

He counted the days until Christmas every morning, lunch and evening. He made a huge wishlist of presents; a RC car, flashy shoes and much more. He couldn't wait until the day that he could show off ...
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Puzzling SE's Annual Advent Calendar 2016

It had finally arrived! PSE's annual Christmas advent calendar for 2016! The one thing that I had been waiting for all year! I tore open the packaging and let out a delighted gasp at this year's new ...
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Can you figure out the christmas message?

Some puzzle-makers have decorated their Christmas tree. They have used glue to stick a letter to each Christmas ball. Every letter can only be found on one certain color of Christmas ball. But oh no, ...
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Christmas Sudoku

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!! And to celebrate, here is a Christmas related sudoku: *A friend gave this to me and it took a long time for me to solve it. Thaks to @GentlePurpleRain for providing an updated ...