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What color was the bear [duplicate]

This is an old one but I don't see it here. A man stepped out of his tent with his rifle and walked 1 mile south, 1 mile east and 1 Mile north. Then he shot a bear in front of his tent. What ...
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Murder of the President - Part 1

I am trying something new. This detective riddle/brainteaser will be the first of 5+ parts in a case to solve the murder of the president. Each part will give you a clue (usually a place to go for the ...
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Good Apple Hunting

The boys brought him in for questioning, but I didn't think he had anything to do with this. Not really. I just had to know if he knew anything pertinent about that strange passage in the old man's ...
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Four boys are playing football and one of them breaks a window

Four boys at school are playing football and one breaks a window. No one owns up to doing it but someone gives the teacher an anonymous note saying: hE iS thE CuLpriT? The four boys were: Matthew Mark ...
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Which teacher is the murderer?

In the first day of a new class semester, a student was murdered inside the classroom. No witnesses, no murder weapon, and no evidence. The police got four teachers as possible suspects, but they all ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 1)

This is part of a series which I'll be continuing if this goes down well enough. If you have any feedback on the puzzle (too hard, too easy, not clear enough, etc) I'd appreciate it so that future ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 2)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Update: As it turns out, ...
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Murder of the President - Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit before you begin ...
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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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Fire, guns or lions? [closed]

A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires. The second is full of assassins with loaded guns. The third is full of lions that ...
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A 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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Murder on Stack Exchange!

Disclaimer: no offence is intended to any of the puzzling.SE users mentioned (or not mentioned) here! I was inspired by this question to use them as characters, with no regard for reality. You are ...
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Murdered down the Rabbit Hole (a long logic puzzle)

Backstory Disaster has struck for Leporidae throughout the fantasy realm -- a mass carrot famine has wreaked havoc upon all existences but our own. Because of this, 25 of the leading fantasy bunnies, ...
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The SErial Killer's killer

On the warm and windy night of November 12, Joe was coming back home. He ordered pizza from the car, to be delivered at 8 PM. Once he got back, he realized that one of his windows was slightly ajar. ...
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How did the police know?

One night, a man receives a call from the police. The police tell the man that his wife was robbed, murdered, and her body dumped in a remote location, and that he should reach the crime scene as soon ...
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The Librarian's labrynth

You've entered a library. The library is known for its large capacity, yet small size. Inside, you are in a room about the same size as the outside. There is one window on each wall (This is a four-...
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A man is born in 1955

(I heard this in a movie and I think it’s pretty cool.) A man is born in 1955. Today, the 14th of August, 2017, he is 18. How is this possible?
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Murder of the President - Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answer for Murder ...
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The Dragon or the Magnifying Glass?

You've been sent to prison, but the prisons where you are from are very clever. They do not just lock you up, they put you in a room with 2 doors. Door A is guarded by an evil dragon that will kill ...
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Dead in a Field [closed]

Here is another classic that I couldn't find anywhere on the site: A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die? ...
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In a plane crash who died?

In a plane crash somewhere, every single person died but two people survived. How is this possible?
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The Secret Club

Since I was a kid, nobody wanted me in their super-exclusive clubs... the "House in the Tree Club"... the "Girls Only Club"... the "Whatever you are NOT Club"... but now that I am a skilled (and a bit ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 3

Two of the officers arrest Detective Randy White; one was holding him, while the other was putting handcuffs on Mr. White. You see that the whole Investigation department talking, some whispering to ...
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Double whammy murder case! What happened?

It's Friday the 13th, and you and a group of 7 friends from the "Survivor" club belonging to University LeMao (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) go camping. You're all pretty good friends, and talk quite a ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 3)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here and part 2 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Since ...
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The old man doesn't like seagull meat

An old man and his mute niece always wanted to visit some beautiful tropical island. "Before my sight leaves me, I want to see how a real palm looks like!", said the old man. He was lying. His sight ...
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The untimely death of Dr. Wenzel: What give-away clue is hidden in the crime scene image?

Dr. George Wenzel and his colleague Dr. Martin Hupp are two expert biochemists researching brain-wave-changing drugs. Their work has long been regarded as being worthy of the Nobel Prize, in ...
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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 strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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A house facing North and South, but not other directions [closed]

How to build a house which faces to both North and South only, but not other directions such as East and West and North East?
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Murder of the President - Part 4

This is Part 4 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answers for Murder of ...
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Disaster in Madrid!

A couple were in a car racing madly through Madrid in the middle of the night. Suddenly the engine juddered, whirred, and died. The broken-down car rolled to a halt, leaving them stranded with nobody ...
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Bank Teller and his mother [closed]

I found this on 9GAG, albeit without an answer. I am really curious on what it is. It's copied word for word from 9GAG, hence the terrible english. You work at a bank and suddenly a gang of robbers ...
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The Blown Lightbulbs [duplicate]

Sitting on the table are 3 light bulbs. 1 of them just blown, 1 of them has been blown for ages, and the other works fine. You don't which is which, but you're allowed to test (turn on) 1 bulb . How ...
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Help Seldon choose between four doors

Q . It is a fourth avenue of new jersey. It contained a scary house . One day a fellow  named Seldon who is 7 feet tall standing with his friends talking about scary house . Seldon know all about the ...
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RIP Puzzling! (#1)

May 28, 2024 - On htttps://puzzling2.exchange.com/ The workflow of questions is normal, everything is good on this new site; yet let's see what's happening on our father site, the great htttps://...
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This is it. This is the one. Find your wife

If you have found her, maybe you could try saving her? You come home one day and find your wife is out. You open your computer and discover an email from her. To xxxxx, / Curiosity killed the ...
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Sabotage at Sea - Cursed Cruise liner?

(Warning: Heavy reading incoming. I suggest writing stuff down...) It's now the year 2150, and you're one of the few people who didn't leave earth twenty years ago. Why? A deadly disease overtook the ...
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The mystery of NOC +10

NOC +10 On March 6th, 2015, a YouTube channel named "Noc +10" was created. Since that day, this channel is uploading some really darkly mysterious videos. I will start saying something ...
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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The Curse of the Ancients

The night has grown fearful. It has been a fortnight since the rising - when the dead have begun to shamble out of their graves, hunting and preying on sleeping men and women and children. The people ...
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You stand in a forest… Where are you?

You stand in a forest, So black, dark, Light can’t quite wind around the dry, tough bark. Trees are all you can see, But change your viewpoint even slightly; And a brighter vista it may indeed ...
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Who poisoned Hugh G. Pokitz? (a murder mystery logic puzzle)

Preface After your last mishap with a heap full of rabbits, you got sick of being lied to. Isn't life just so much easier when you can conclusively tell if someone's been telling the truth or not? ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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Locate the hacker

This is my first time making one of these. Hopefully it's not too easy (or too difficult). Let me know what you think. If people enjoy this I will make more! It is May 26th, 2016 After years on 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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Murder of the President - Part 5

This is Part 5 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit, Murder of the President - ...
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How do you walk across a 10' x 10' hole using two 9' boards?

Given a 10' x 10' hole which is very deep, how do you walk across the hole using two boards that are each 9' long? You can't jump, pole vault across, nail the boards together, or go around the hole....
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Tartar sauce, Gary!

My pet underwater snail just chewed up this poem I've been working on! I convinced him to spit it out, but I could only salvage one verse (you know how long I like to make my poems) and the lines are ...
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The Strangely Clairvoyant Hobo

One day, I was waiting to get on the subway. I was eating the apple I always have for breakfast, and I decided to sit next to a homeless man on the bench. We saw a rather... rotund man walk by us, to ...