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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Help me to decorate my Christmas tree

Help me to decorate my Christmas tree with garlands of 7 bulbs. I want to fill in all the blank bulbs with numbers 1 to 7, so that each garland contains 7 different numbers. To make the tree more ...
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A conversation about a Christmas gift

The Christmas fever has already arrived. So yesterday I saw the following weird conversation in a chat room: -${}$ You know, I figured out what to buy ou for Christmas. - What? - I'll tell you ...
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What is a X-Mas Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a X-Mas Word™. Use the ...
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Crazy Christmas present

I asked my deranged little brother about what he wants for Christmas and he only answers in riddles. Me: "So where should I get your Christmas present?" I hate this video game, it's too hard to ...
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The Prognosticator

As I traveled across the web, searching far and wide, I came across an odd puzzle that made me feel awry. It foretold the future's path and predicted no tie. How could this puzzle work, and what was ...
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Trick or Treating in Trutham-And-Ly

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... Trutham-And-Ly, you may remember, is a small town in the north of Logistan. It is divided into two districts, Trutham and Ly, separated by a small stream....
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A weird and spooky clock

Out of nowhere, a clock appeared on my desktop: (you don't have to be able to view the GIF in order to solve it, I think the "preview" image gives you all the minor clues hidden in it. I also ...
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The Musing Of the Eggs

The other day, I was working on decorating eggs for the upcoming holiday, and I was humming appropriate music to myself, while I worked. When I was finished, I was very amused to find that I had ...
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The Recursive Song

This is a revival attempt of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge. Easter is coming, time to hide some Easter eggs. As you probably know programmers hide them in program code. This type of Easter eggs ...
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The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

My first created puzzle, inspired by something I saw at work. Hints are available and feedback is appreciated. :) "They've been talking about getting one for years, and now's your chance to give them ...
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The year 2016 is approaching

Do there exist integers $r,s,t\ge100$ such that the decimal representation of $(r+\sqrt{s})^t$ is of the form $~~~\ldots\ldots2015\,.\,2016\ldots\ldots$? (In other words: the four digits before the ...
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The Stage is Set for the Christmas Performance

Mr Maxwell, the new Physics teacher at Farthingbottom School, has volunteered to do the lighting at this year's End of Term Performance, for which the children have been preparing very hard. He has ...
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Car hotter in winter

Every day I park my car in the same spot, which has not had any alterations done in years, nor has the surrounding area changed. No new trees, building, etc. I park my car in the same fashion each ...
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A Twice-Seasoned Riddle

This riddle is in season twice per year. Now is one of those times. My first turns a harsh command into a start And aid for a structure to aid from the heart. Two of my second can take you ...
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A Halloween Riddle

My first's where you are when you aren't trick-or-treating My next is the start of what kids will be eating My third, when gigantic, might test your comport My fourth starts the season where ...
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The Witches Have Overdone It

Alice the Witch had a great night last night. She'd had a Halloween night house party with five of her closest friends from Witch College that she hadn't seen for ages. They had been drinking and ...
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There's a Ghost of a Chance!

It's the eve of Halloween, and everyone is gathering for the Monster Bash at the Monster Mansion. The same haunts are hosting this year's event: Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman, Mummy, ...
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Don't get caught by the Hang Man

Bringing back the Backwards Hangman (created by Alex, see here for the first). fill in an "f" - The devil may carry. fill in a "d" - Probably has glasses. fill in a "c" - Popped at the party. fill in ...
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Contrasting Partners

She is sunny, while his light does lack. She has a flavour, while he holds something back. Although he is far more solemn, her vividness may make you cringe. Still he goes fittingly with many ...
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Spooky Five Words (-----|||||)

Bringing this puzzle type back again. (See the original for the solution format.) My first is what you will seek. My second is what you should be. My third is something all monsters have. My fourth ...
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The Witch Invites

Halloween is just around the corner and the witch is planning a little party for the 100 villagers of the nearby village. Since the villagers burned down her house again and again during the last few ...
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Pumpkin Carving

It's almost Halloween at Farthingbottom School and Professor Charles Flavanna is getting festive. "Right children, put down your copies of The Origins of Fort Monmouth - it's time to carve some ...
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Monstrous Morphemes

Below are thirteen clues that describe paired words. The first word in each pair is an atrocious attribute. The second word is a fearful figure. The words in the pair share a sort-of stem (or simply a ...
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Connecting 3 circular power timers to lights so that they turn for one day on Christmas

My friend gave a question to me. I am not sure if it is an original puzzle, but he has 2 lines of Christmas lights and 3 circular timers with 96 switches apiece. Each switch turns on power for 15 ...
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Can you decipher the hidden message in this Christmas card image?

Sent by a friend in Germany. I have no idea what it says yet!...
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Christmas Day Cryptogram / Riddle

This is a cryptogram puzzle, with some riddle-style clues to help you solve it. When you find the thing that links all of the clues, that will let you deduce the keys to decipher the cryptogram. Here ...
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A man, a woman, and a pot of tea

A married couple making themselves some tea, but which is the man and which is the woman? It's impossible to tell from their names, so let's have some clues... Look at the one on the left. If it's a ...