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Cryptic Division 10: Printer's Player for a Football Club in Tasmania

This is a word division puzzle which uses cryp- actually, this one uses printer's devilry. If you're unfamiliar with either or both of those, you can click the associated link. In order to solve the ...
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Australian landmarks

I'm trying to make a list of prominent Australian landmarks, but I'm having real trouble with one entry. Could you help me out? Here's my list so far. Brisbane: Stranahan's Distillery Canberra: Mob ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 6): It's a beautiful day for a ballgame

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > It's the ...
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College Athletes

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #16: Restricted Title: xkcd 2000-2500. Solve the following 10 sub-puzzles, then use the information you've found to solve the metapuzzle: Puzzle 1 ...
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Quadritaisho: The sports bet

My friend from America was going to watch a game and wanted to bet I couldn't guess where he was going. The answer lies in the Quadritaisho puzzle below. Can you help me find out where he's going to ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #18 (Sports and Leisure 3/4): Connected

This is part 18 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Sometimes one connect-wall puzzle just isn't enough... ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #06 (Sports and Leisure 1/4): Life Goals

This is part 6 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. ...
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Are there always 2 teams such that they have together defeated every other team

In a tournament without draws, every two of the nine teams play against each other exactly once. Must there always be two teams such that every other team has lost to either or both of them? From the ...
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A professional geographer who is a sports enthusiast

A professional geographer is also a sports enthusiast. He is a fan of these three sportspersons in particular: Lewis Hamilton Nelson Evora A FIFA World Cup winner with Spain To honour all three of ...
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The World Cup final conspiracy

Note: The set-up for this puzzle is all a fiction. (Or is it...?!) (Yes, it is.) I have this friend who keeps banging on about how this year's World Cup was all a big fix, that the whole thing was ...
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Hypothetical scorelines in FIFA World Cup 2022

A random fixture from each group of FIFA World Cup 2022 is selected. A hypothetical scoreline is predicted based on the player pictured and the nations playing in that match. Group A Group B Group ...
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Capital city with two clues

Bamako Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore. La Paz and Sucre Academy Award recipient for 'To Each His Own'. Academy Award recipient for 'The Favourite'. Athens A football player ...
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Two equations related to a sport

How are these two equations related to a sport?
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Coded Formula 1 Champions

This is a list of some of the Formula 1 championship winning drivers in their coded form. The constructors that helped them to win the championship are also coded in the same row. COMPLETE THE TABLE
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Three former players of a sport

They are 3 former players of a sport from 3 different continents. They host coronation every year at 3 different locations. What are the names of those 3 players?
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Four players from two different sports

This list is about two former players and two active players from tennis and football. Complete the table by filling the missing national flags and the missing player.
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Two outdoor sports

There are two outdoor sports. If we take away the middle from the first sport, it indicates a forty. If we change the ending of the second sport, it indicates a fifty. Which are those sports?
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Swimmers' favouritism towards letters!

This puzzle is about five professional male swimmers In 2004, after swimming for 200 m and 400 m separately, Michael Phelps started disliking double E but liked the letter I. He then started reading ...
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Basketball Earth

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Below, you will see a map with twenty UN members or observer states labelled with one or more letters from A-G (...
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Reconstructing the Candidates Tournament 2018

The Candidates Tournament 2018 was an eight-player double round-robin chess tournament, which was held in Berlin, Germany, between 10–28 March 2018. The winner, Fabiano Caruana, earned the right to ...
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Mount Olympics?

A friend sent me the following sequence of numbers with the above title. They said it took them, and their friend wiki, 37 summers to frame it. 83, 55, 45, 44, 37, 36, 48, 46, 46, __ Can you help me ...
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Reconstructing sport climbing results

Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's combined Warmup Sport climbing is a new event (one of four) at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and it just finished. Two events were held, one ...
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Climbing scoring puzzle inspired by today's olympic event

Necessary information. The sport climbing consists of three disciplines: speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing. In combined events, the disciplines come in this order, and the combined score ...
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A Sporting Scandal?

It was the final of the world-renowned cricket tournament - the Cinders (not to be mistaken for the Ashes). The Owls were comfortably the favourites. They were unbeaten in the last 4 years, whereas ...
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Reconstructing World Cup results

In the group stage of the World Cup, teams compete within eight groups of four teams each. Each group plays a round-robin tournament, in which each team plays three matches, one against each other ...
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Sports Connect Wall

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls The sports here can be grouped into four groups. To solve the puzzle With two of the four groups, form the following sport. ...
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My name is the same as my nationality

My name is the same as my nationality. I was considered as one of the best in my sport, but I never scored. Who am I?
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Reconstructing the results of a 4-team soccer tournament

4 teams play in a "round-robin" soccer tournament, in which each team plays each other team once. Each game has 3 possible outcomes: team 1 wins, draw, or team 2 wins. The winning team receives 3 ...
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A sporting chance

The top four flights of the English football league system consist of the Premier League and three lower divisions. Chelsea is reading a newspaper from July of a year from 1993 to 2019. Chelsea: "I ...
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Is Cricket Code?

Note: No cricket knowledge is needed to solve this You need to quickly pop into your local cricket club to grab some kit, but upon arrival you discover the clubhouse is locked. There is a number pad ...
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Can you solve this football league table problem?

Each team (A,B,C,D,E,F) plays each other once (on a neutral ground). Maximum number of goals scorable is 4. A team gets $3$ points for a win, $1$ point for a draw and $0$ points for a loss. At the ...
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A very tiny probability puzzle [closed]

Imagine there are six football teams (A,B,C,D,E,F). They play each other in a league once only (on neutral ground). To determine the score, two $d4-1$, i.e. the outcome is $\{0,1,2,3\}$ are rolled, ...
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A special soccer tournament

30 soccer teams participate in a tournament. Each team plays against every other team exactly once. For a victory a team gets 2 points, for a draw 1 point and for a defeat 0 points. At the end of the ...
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What city am I supposed to be travelling to next?

I'm currently on a trip around the United States (for pleasure) and am a little lost. I had it all planned out but lost my itinerary somewhere along the way. Thought maybe you could help. I started ...
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Reconstructing the results of a 5-team soccer tournament

5 teams are playing in a "round-robin" soccer tournament, in which each team plays each other team once. Each game has 3 possible outcomes: team 1 wins, draw, or team 2 wins. The winning team receives ...
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Twelve Labours - #04 Erymanthian Bar

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 Now one crate lighter, Hercules made his way back up the road to the Erymanthian ...
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My sports program

This is my daily sports program: First exercise: 1) Stand up 2) Got on your knees 3) Keep both arms on your body 4) Pause 5) Lean your body slightly to the left Second exercise: ...
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Bracket schedule

my friends and I are doing beer Olympics. There are 12 teams with 6 games. Each game has its own “bracket”. Essentially there will be 6 winners, 1 from each bracket or game. Those teams will then ...
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Gold, silver and bronze in the balance

Equivalent to finding three heaviest coins in order of weight, on a balance that holds one coin on each side. (Simplified, with some Wikipedia references corrected, from the original puzzle. The ...
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Unassisted triple play in baseball - how was it done? [closed]

In a baseball game the bases are loaded and there are no outs. One player put out three of the opposing players in one play without involving any of his team mates. How did he do it?
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Hoop Hype - A Basketball Puzzle

There are four basketball games tonight. Three sports writers predict winners in the morning paper. Bobby BouncePass picks: Clippers, Bulls, Warriors, and Cavs Donnie Dunks picks: Spurs, Thunder, ...
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Why are these known sports listed in that order?

This is a list of known sports: Golf Tennis Baseball Bowling Basketball Do you know why they are listed in that order?
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Support the last one left

The enumerations of these four crossword clues are related: Naughty streamer even I watch. Justify the new mass rite. Not a grey cap on the board? Send up Queen's University. ...
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Animes love to use me

In chess and breath, They use me to death. Baseball, basketball, they like me too, Though not as much as those, who do Jiu Jitsu. From childrens games to mortal combat, I'm loved by all. I can be seen ...
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Olympics connect?

Since the CS50x Puzzle Day 2018 has ended here in the USA, I think I can now ask this question. The following table has been given and we need to find a single word related to it. The logic could be ...
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Pin count isn't everything!

So Alice and Bob decide to go bowling. They play one round. By the end of the game, Alice and Bob have each managed to knock down the exact same number of pins in total. However, Alice won, because ...
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The Sports Riddle

--The Sports Riddle-- Rounded up, the acceleration of free fall is exactly _______ Multiply it by Pi, don't forget to round it down, otherwise the answer will never ______ Take away 8, you'll get a ...
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How to make both batsmen centuries in cricket match?

This puzzle asked me to in the interview. In a Cricket match, Two batsmen are on 92(on strike) and 99 runs respectively. Three balls remaining and both batsmen make 100 and win the match. Note: ...
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FootChess 2: The Footening

A friend came to me with the following FootChess position, claiming that White had a way of forcing a win. I'll admit that I regarded the board with skepticism, but as time passed it began to seem ...
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Footchess: Aborted Corner

The ninetieth minute ticks off and we're into extra time. Black sets up for a corner to send the game to penalties, when White realizes that corners aren't actually a thing in this game and makes a ...
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