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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.

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Lying under arrest

I'm in a custody, under arrest, no contact with the outside world. I do not know if in that jurisdiction authorities are allowed to lie. Some real-world knowledge suggest lying by authorities is ...
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I’ve officially counted to infinity! [closed]

Sarah called me today and explained that she had counted to infinity. I shrugged and said it was impossible. She said that since I didn’t believe her, she would do it again, and this time in only ten ...
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One-one communication

5 people are standing in a circle - person A needs to tell his salary to person B, but none of the others should know A's salary. How is this possible, if every person only whispers to the person on ...
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A case of the sniffles

The cubicle farm at the Colla-R water treatment plant is laid out in a neat square: eight rows of eight cubicles with a narrow corridor between each cubicle (in the diagram the thin black lines are ...
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Why is my question off-topic? [dupIicate] [closed]

⠀⠀⠀￰⠀⠀⠀I have an old puzzle I half-remember. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It was a great puzzle, and I remember the solution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I could not for the life of me remember how the solution worked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I must have been ...
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The weather forecast

Justin was watching a radio. Just after the midnight news there was a weather forecast: "It is raining now and will rain for the next two days. However, in 72 hours it will be bright and sunny." "...
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How does the boy retrieve his ball?

A boy was playing with his bouncy ball in the forest, far from home and with no one around. Suddenly and without warning, his bouncy ball fell into a cement hole, about 1 foot down, and too tight for ...
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What relation is she to Bill?

Bill asked his brother’s wife’s mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter to join him and his wife for dinner. What relation is she to Bill?
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Why do I always catch Bus B instead of Bus A?

Each day, I will catch either Bus A or Bus B on my journey home from work. Both take the same route, run every ten minutes, and take the same time to reach my destination. Neither is busier, cheaper ...
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A man is trapped in a cage and wants to escape but doesn't, even when given the keys. Why? [closed]

Note: I have invented this puzzle myself as far as I know. I'm certainly not aware of having read it anywhere else. I have no idea whether it will be hard or easy. A man is imprisoned in a strong ...
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What was in the dead person's bag? [duplicate]

There are two people—they went to the city, and one of them died. The dead person's bag is closed and the living person's bag is open. What was in the dead person's bag?
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A Strange Way to Purchase [closed]

A person asks for an item or service, and is told that if they want 2, it'll be free and it would be much faster. The person did not have any medical disorder, nor were they asking for a task to be ...
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Mysterious Trams

I ride a tram six stops to work. I don't worry about the time or check a clock: I just go to work when I'm ready to go, and go home when I'm done for the day. Never at set times. Each tram line ...
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All hail the Victor

Victor Vauxhall set off in his Vauxhall Victor to drive from Vauxhall to Victoria in London. He drove at a constant velocity of 30mph. There was no other traffic on the roads at that time, however ...
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Stranded on a deserted Island

Mary Jane is stranded on a deserted island in the middle of a huge and deep lake. She cannot swim and all she has is two strings, each one one foot long. All of the boats she would be able to use are ...
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Who is this contact?

When I'm on Whatsapp, there is this one contact that is always online when I'm checking status of contacts. However, a friend of mine has this exact same contact and on his phone the contact doesn't ...
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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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A Bunch of Rocks

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. "Mind passing me the salt & pepper please Rick?" Jean leaned on the table asking the man in black suit sitting opposite her. "I ...
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The Evicted Tenant

Today, I started my job as a package delivery man. As chances have it, one of the delivery addresses was right on my apartment floor! However, the handwriting was so bad I couldn't even make out the ...
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A Pleasant Story

A woman walked into a room in the state of Maryland. She discovered that bits and pieces of her dead mother were packed in a freezer inside that room. After regaining her composure, she was notified ...
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That's What SHE Said!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. Bob and Alice were talking about their friend Jenny. Alice was asking Bob why... Jenny bought an item for 6 dollars, then she ...
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The Magical Prison Riddle

(I made up this riddle myself, hope you enjoy it) A criminal was using magic to flatten a building, while everyone, except 2 people, ran away being super scared. The police of magic came, and with ...
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What did the Wise Man Say? [duplicate]

An Arab sheik is old and must will his fortune to one of his two sons. He makes a proposition. His two sons will ride their camels in a race, and whichever camel crosses the finish line LAST will win ...
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Why you can't buy fish on hot days? [closed]

My personal situation during my first summer job: I loved the fish sold by an old man in his little wooden booth, but when the weather was sunny and hot like hell, you were not able to buy the fish....
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Espionage at the Chinese Restaurant

The Republic of Lateralia had been beset on all sides by hostile nation-states, each of which were eager to diminish the Republic's sovereignty. Lateralia's behemoth of an economy was an object of ...
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A man was found on the grassland [closed]

A man bought a package. On the next day, his body was found on a grassland. The package was unopened. He was dead. What happened'? Hint: He did not need to consume anything (or anything inside the ...
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How can the baby live? [closed]

One day, while in a twenty-story building, Mary was holding her 2 month old baby. As Mary was playing with the baby, she accidentally dropped it out the window. The baby, though, survived. How? (The ...
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Why the 7 Apples?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, a girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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The car, the cliff, and the detective

A car is speeding down a winding road through the Rocky Mountains. It strikes the guardrail, throwing the driver out of the vehicle. The car tumbles hundreds of feet down the cliff side. The police ...
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cowboy rodeo riddle [closed]

First, the cowboy went to the rodeo on Monday. Three days later, he went back home on Friday. Can you solve it?
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Death in the Dungeon [closed]

You are located in a dark dungeon that has only one hole to the outside, so that air can be let in so you won’t die from suffocation. This suits you just fine, as you were a former secret agent and ...
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You are in a box [closed]

Imagine that you are in a box. There are no windows, doors or exits of any kind. You have no tools of any sort. How do you get out?
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Marching Puzzle [duplicate]

Here is another puzzle: The year is 1895 and subaltern Henry Faversham, of the British army, is being interviewed by Maude Muckraker for the Independent London Times. It looks as if Maude is having ...
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What crime is Shay D. Guy commiting?

Nobody trusted Guy. He always seemed to be up to something. Unfortunately, the police couldn't lock him up, simply because they had no evidence against him. Not even the circumstantial kind. Guy ...
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Easy Riddles #3 I tried to kill you 3 times <3

A girl shoots her boyfriend, but he doesn't die. She then holds him underwater for ten minutes straight, but he still doesn't die. Finally, she hangs him to the roof, and he is still alive. How is ...
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Guy who understands if a diamond is genuine by just looking at it

There is a guy who can determine if a diamond is genuine or fake by just looking at it. His name is Richard. One day, he is summoned by the leader of a gang of thieves. It turns out that thieves have ...
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The House That Faces North [duplicate]

A Square House Has 4 Windows, 1 on each wall, All facing North. Prove it's Possible.
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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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How Many Ostriches?

A great banquet was prepared for a Roman dictator and his entire family. 11 Kangaroos, 13 Monkeys, 23 Wallabies and 2 Bandicoots were served. How many portions of Ostrich were served? EDIT: The ...
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The faster you walk

The faster you walk, the quicker you'll get there, it's true. But be warned, it's not without a price, for the faster you go, the further you'll have to walk before you arrive.
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How to be prepared for a pop quiz [duplicate]

At the last minute of the last class of the week, the logic teacher said to the class Next week, if I can, I will hold a surprise quiz in one of our lessons. The quiz will be about everything ...
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How is it possible that not even the driver noticed the flat tire during the journey? [closed]

A family of 4 people drove in their car for about 250 miles at an average speed of 60 miles/hour. When they reached their destination, the kids noticed that they had a flat tire. How is it possible ...
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Why do people call Rama's family poor? [closed]

Although Rama's father is the owner of a famous newspaper, the people of the village call them poor. Why?
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Why did Mr. Jack not stop the stranger?

Mr. Jack was lying in his own house. A stranger entered the house.The stranger saw Mr. Jack, Mr. Jack also saw the stranger. The stranger took away all the expensive things from the house and went ...
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The head chef and the mad king [closed]

There's unrest in the royal kitchen. The king has lost his mind. The head chef tells his cooks his one wish: to stop the king from bullying him once and for all. They conclude that the only way to ...
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The silent parrot

A woman wants to buy a parrot. The shopkeeper says "This parrot, I assure you, will repeat every word it hears." After 3 months of training, the parrot didn't utter a single word. Assuming the ...
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“suicide” from a window

A woman died from falling out of a window of a 100-story building and landing on her back, breaking her neck. While they knew it was from a window, they weren't sure which. They also were unsure if ...
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How to get away with a murder

Someone is about to be executed because he killed someone and he is asked how he wants to die by a strange question: If you say something true now, you will be executed with electricity, if you say ...
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Can she go in or not? [closed]

I overheard this conversation from a couple sitting at the next table in a lunch restaurant. "That was wrong, Bernie?" "Yes. You cannot ---(INAUDIBLE) -in the kitchen Mary." "What if I ---...
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Direction of wind

On a bright and sunny day, in a small town, a large balloon (such as is usually used for advertising/promotional purposes of brands/products) is floating high in the air, tied with a rope on the ...