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Simply put, my son's baseball team

...can't figure out what's going on with their home run statistics. In 2018, the team hit more dingers per game when at home than when away; in 2019, their totals waned dramatically but followed that ...
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Dear Hans - the old letter

During one of your late-night studies at library you found a piece of paper, which was used as a bookmark. You opened it and read its content. It seemed to be one of these post-war letters that never ...
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The Worst Afternoon

Was worried about this trip for days -- couldn't take the car -- terrible traffic all the way there -- a gang of jerks blocking my way and the bus had just left -- tried to run and maybe sprained my ...
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What is a 255b 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 255b Word™. Use the ...
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The Ballad of the Dragonborn

From old unearthed records in a failing museum, this ancient hitherto unknown epic poem was recently unearthed and translated. Written in a rare script, it contains mentions of a mythology that as yet ...
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Going up in flames

A scream! I rushed up the alley towards the yellow light oozing through the mist, pulling my greatcoat around me. As I neared, a man stumbled into me, clutching at a bloody wound in his stomach. He ...
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A Puzzle for You and Mi

Several weeks before final exams were to commence, the enigmatic Dr. Noteworthy issued a challenge to their music theory students. "Each year, I like to test my senior students with a brain teaser," ...
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The first Density™ Puzzle!

Welcome to the very first puzzle in a new series! It's all about (hopefully) exploring new ways of creating puzzles, as densely as possible. If you'd like to create your own Density™ puzzle, the ...
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Piece de Resistance - King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post!

King Deusovi, Flag this Blo*dy Post! This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Queen King Jack ...
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Cross Bird Puzzle

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dear amigo, Joyful it is to be your friend. One of which, people can depend. So without further ado happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you and - meh, Morah too. Usually there’s a ...
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A twisted series

Find the next number in this series: 503, 507, 550... HINT 1: HINT 2
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A Strange Safari

Well, my friend told me that he's just visited a safari. Being toured around, he was very surprised how the guide could spot those animals so quickly. He took some pictures of the animals, ...
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Bill and Dan's Journey

What is this story about? (Apologies if at the end I improperly announce the answer.) Bill and Dan bravely ventured forth, eagerly hiking towards a notorious outcrop. Traipsing through the water ...
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What a beautiful canyon!

My friend sent me an image of this beautiful canyon and asked me to work out where he is. More specifically, his latitude and longitude. The only issue is that he's in Europe and this photo is of the ...
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Underworld Royalties

1. Mr. Edison's Travel Diaries From Liverpool, James Edison traveled to Valencia. After watching the scheduled match, he then traveled to Italia and then Amsterdam where he promised to return in ...
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To “Er” Is Human

I’m back with another annoying word puzzle. The following are clues to a series of “er” words. They consist of pairs of words or phrases that are both associated with a particular word that ends in “...
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Snakes and Ladders

Things are getting a bit puzzly... Reveal the Ladder and solve the clues to form a Word Ladder. Find the word that fits in the clue “???”. One fake clue is here to ruin your day [laughs ...
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A Beginner Puzzle

For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange, I thought I'd start in the beginner range, Feverishly close to the solution Though beginners will take the revolution. You aren't a beginner, ...
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A Salute to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Day (which happens to be March 21st - go figure), I have crafted a puzzle which I hope will do a small bit of justice to this day. Carefully hidden in the four sections ...
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Can you see through me? Then guess my name!

This is yet another guess-my-character puzzle. Here you are: My name relies on two things: The technique used to find the hidden text in the image. The meaning of the text inside the image. HINT 1 ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 9)

After pressing the button, the walls opened. This time, instead of a damp smelly room, a futuristic lab appeared. "What the-" exclaimed Cyrus. T.E.D. scanned the whole lab quickly. Cyrus ...
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Untitled, for Now

As you step into the gallery, you notice an interesting piece of art hanging on the wall. "I like the piece, but what's with the title?" you ask the docent. "I'm used to obscure titles in modern art, ...
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Watching the game, having a puzzle

This puzzle is part 7 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Can't Even Sit Down

So I just re-watched a fun movie from a few years ago. tart con arc host What was the name of the movie?
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Is my colleague happy with me?

So I graduated last year with a chemical degree and I started working in a lab. I'm still pretty nervous about making mistakes, so when I had to prepare a tricky experimental setup, I wrote down what ...
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A multi-symptom affliction

"Kindly state your name." The nurse's voice was polite, but quiet. "I'm sorry, I can't hear you, my hearing's bad." Being mostly deaf was quite frustrating for our patient. "Please tell me your name ...
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Why, Go Figure!

Burnt bridges are crossed. An icy leg breaks. The devil speaks in detail. Rain is pouring over furry pets. Milk or beans spill. A missing ship takes sail. Some system of hands to escape from! ...
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The Two and the One

I am the two and the one. I give life, hold life, fill life, But I also kill - and hide - and steal. I'm in your backyard - go look, I'm there! I am the two and the one. Two ...
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April Fool's Enigma

Every year, a famous French youtuber (e-penser) presents his enigma of April Fool, but this year, targeting specifically a group of people who have done particularly well last year, he raised the ...
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Brothers & sisters

I love my family so much, they are so strong and lovely. I wrote something about them to show the world who I really love: My mother restless, somehow winning glamorously Hella brother and ...
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Where did the mathematician go?

Two mathematicians were discussing their recent holdays. The first mathematician exclaims I was on an all inclusive trip to lanserote for two weeks. The second mathematician, slightly ashamed, ...
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Theorists sure want true answers to this!

So, birds eat bread I toss. One romantic kiss in the rain's too nice, methinks. Untidy notes disrupted a student in a study period. Deodorant on to end an odor. The wisdom of ...
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Horrendous Scope of Text

w34rfvgy78i 34rtyhbvftyu89 567tgyhvbn 87654edft5cvbnmkiuhn ? w3edcr5tgby7ujmiokn dfgt67uhjkcvbnm w3edcr5tgby7ujm,> rgncgu9ik987 w3edr5tgbnmkiuhbvc ...
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How to decipher

I received the following challenge as a homework problem. Not much info is provided with it, except for the word Decrypt! at the end. This problem is online on a password protected school site. So I ...
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The Ultimate Number Sequence Puzzle

Alright, so number sequence puzzles have been falling off a little bit. Puzzlers have been at a loss at how to combat this for some time, and I wanted to try to give it some thought. Right away, I ...
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The Anagrammy… what?

Hello, did you hear about the Anagrammy Contest? No, wait — the anagrammy competition... or the anagrammy tournament? Look, I don't remember what it's called, exactly. Great, isn't it? >:( It ...
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Oh, one short ode of love

I'm to grow in mind If now onto learning; And to show understanding, We cannot be blind. Where is the heart? :) Inspired by this (thanks @Bass!)
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Go Pregnant or Go Home

A love story: First, we met on the dance floor at this place playing loud music. Soon after we were madly in love! Before I knew it, we were engaged to be married. Now, here I am in the backyard ...
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The Staircase of Paint

I am a staircase, covered in paint. Each step taken gives knowledge, new and quaint. I used to be more of a ramp type shape, But progress was slow, like rewinding a tape. My new ...
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Can anyone tell me why this program fails?

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This is why they call me “Book Smart”

So, I was walking alon g, bothering nobo dy one day when, out of nowh ere, this c razy person came out of a bookshop and t hrew a book ca lled 'Tolerance' at me. It broke my sp ine. That's when I lea ...
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The Puzzle Hunt

This puzzle is like a scavenger hunt; the solution to each part of this puzzle becomes a critical part of the next part of the puzzle. Part One [Steganography] Be very aware, dear. Buttons ...
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What force is more potent than love?

A few quotes about Love.... What force is more potent than love? True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its ...
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Sightseeing on Crack

Recently I went on an around-the-world vacation. Unfortunately, I dropped my phone just as I was getting out of the cab at the airport before my first flight out. Not so bad in and of itself, but ...
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Some Patriotic Steganography

Say there, American soldier, sir. Stay there, good mister, and answer a question. Where do you go, and why do you go, Dragging your load through the cold, wet, mud? We thank you ...
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Hidden message in jpg

I've tried different layers in photoshop on this, binwalked it, use strings on it, subtract the image with the original and nothing lead to anything, exiftool it, used stegsolve.jar still nothing. ...
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A differential equation with a hidden sentence

Find the specialized solution of $H''(r)-aH'(r)=0$ that satisfies $H'(0) = \frac{1}{p^2}$ and $H(0) = \frac{H'(0)}{a}(1+\frac{N}{Y}e^w)$ The question: Solve the above mathematic question Rewrite ...
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“Always pass on what you have learned.”

I'm trying to decide what is the best quote of ancient earth history, and many, many choices have I. Can you help? I've narrowed it down some, and ordered it is, significantly: People who think ...
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There is a secret message in the picture #3

This picture is from the 50 trillion dollars challenge from the free ebook "Muko and the Secret". This one is already solved by a reader.

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