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A puzzle that requires finding hidden data in various media forms, such as text or images.

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What is the place that I am referring to? [closed]

A simple day began with a lonesome breakfast of some off-brand sugary cereal enjoyed by myself and the mutt. I call him that jokingly of course. He’s my only companion for most days and he spends more ...
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RIP Puzzling! (#2)

Last puzzle: RIP Puzzling! (#1) So, you turn off dark mode, and things seem normal at first, but then you see a message at the bottom in red that looked something like this... Hahaaaha! What are you ...
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The story of a blind girl

Here is a story of the blind girl. I suggest you read fully and then answer the question. This happened when I was in Elementary School. I was on my way home from school when I was stopped by a a ...
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Who murdered His Majesty the King?

Furious, the chief officer of London's police force stood in the foyer of the late Majesty's mansion, trying to compose himself. Sitting before him were the three suspects, Toby and Ned (whom he'd ...
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Density™ 3 - The Game!

The last Density™ puzzle (here: Density™ finally back from holiday!) proved that OP plays too many games, so we went ahead and created a game of our own! If you'd like to create your own Density™ ...
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Another Zodiac Killer Puzzle

This is a multi-part puzzle concerning the Zodiac Killer "Pines" card sent to the San Francisco Chronicle on March 22, 1971. I will ask it as a series of questions and hints, as I think it's ...
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Currency connections

Two Forex traders are trying to communicate about their trades. They send each other images with a hidden meaning like this one: Can you work out which currencies they are trading? Hint:
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What is the Present?

My (fictional) riddle-loving friend comes up to me and says, "Hey, bro, I gave you a present. " "Um, is this a puzzle?", you ask. "Yes.... it's going to be a riddle", he ...
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Density™ finally back from holiday!

Welcome back to the Density™ series! I had intended to make these more often, but then... well... 2020 happened. Anyway, I finally got round to creating the second puzzle, and perhaps it may hint at ...
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Anarchists corrupted my barcode!

Somebody corrupted my QR Code. Can you tell me who did this and when it happened? Hint:
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Another weird word search? What is this cat burglar up to?

Remember our favorite cat burglar from last time? Yeah, they’re back. This time, they left this not-so-standard word search puzzle behind. I found this in the newspaper and wanted to share it with ...
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A weird sort of word search — cat burglar?

THE INFAMOUS CAT BURGLAR STRIKES AGAIN READ ALL ABOUT IT IN TONIGHT'S EDITION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Yesterday evening at 7 PM, local police received reports of a burglar in an apartment building. Upon ...
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Hero Wars RPG - The Sudoku!

In the popular online action RPG game Hero Wars, the player has to solve some simple but fun puzzles to win loot such as weapons and cash – assuming the incessant ads I’ve seen on Facebook are all ...
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What should I do with these emails?

I've been sent a bunch of very odd emails recently, starting on Monday and sent daily until last Thursday. I'm not 100% sure what they mean or why I am being sent them, but perhaps you could help me. ...
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A curious email

You are a secret agent who is undercover at the Kremlin. You receive a cryptic email (presumably from your boss) who was supposed to give you the code name of the agent who would be picking you up ...
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Disarray and Organization: a virtual mosaic puzzle

I created this mosaic, which references a country I like to visit in my spare time. What country is that?
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Trapped and gassed!

“Ouch!” I moaned as I slowly regained consciousness. Someone had knocked me out cold from behind. I now found myself alone, trapped in a small square room. The floor was hard and cold, and the room ...
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A hue with a view

An optimistic perception of this image might help you decipher this thing that just won't wait. The answer might depend on what kind of glasses you decide to look through or which pill you take (...
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Audio Steganography

A simple question, without a simple answer. Rome would be the obvious answer, but it is not THE answer. A picture contains a 1000 words, this audio contains one. https://youtu.be/HiH4_A0xq40 If you ...
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A treasure hunt at your local fair!

(Note that due to the nature of this puzzle, it's inaccessible to folks who are using screen readers. Sorry about that!) You're at a local fair with your friend Kayleigh in the good old US of A, and ...
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Sequence Puzzle - First Question of 42

Professor Tera was walking on Connecticut Road, where there are some public restrooms. Tera saw some students standing in a row. They seemed to be playing a game called Evolution. And it looked like ...
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Great Caesar's ghost, I smell Bacon

This should be relatively simple for you guys. Spaces and punctuation do not count towards the answer. It's a quote from a character in a TV Show, but that has nothing to do with what the answer is. ...
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Your friend emails you a passage:

I received an email from your friend: From: JK123@fmail.com To: hehehaha@fmail.com Title: A passage Body: Today, i went to the pharmacy. I asked the staff, "How much is a bottle of alcohol? I ...
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What is missing from my aunt's inheritance?

A few days ago my aunt passed away and left her inheritance. I feel like something is missing but I don't know what, she left this music score instead: I can't read the musical notation: can you help ...
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I bet u can not find the word/phrase hidden in this post!

there Is a word/phrase Nefariously inserted into this question/post. Can you find it? i do indeed hope this puzzle will fasinate you Or at least Retain your interest for a while! i Really enjoyed ...
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Tribute to Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

The background text that follows is in this case not part of the puzzle, nor fictitious. The puzzle, which is self-contained, consists entirely of the image below; I have composed it as a genuine (...
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Truly unexpected thingy in a Radcliffe novel!

Ann Radcliffe was an English author in the Gothic style at the turn of the nineteenth century. Among the many interesting points in her remarkable career though, one little story is but poorly known. ...
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Scrambler puzzle (CTF forensics problem by me!)

Before anyone starts hyperventilating, this is not part of an ongoing CTF! I just made this example CTF problem for fun... To learn more about what a CTF is, check out this Wikipedia page. For this ...
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A fairy tale in a golden toy

Once upon a time, long long ago, in the days when good stories were far more beautiful and far harder to come by, a king was asked by his spoilt but beloved princess daughter to give her a fairy tale. ...
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Selective attention: an unusual game

There's a park behind the local basketball courts, where I like to go for quiet time. The other day, a group of thirty people arrived with a basketball as I was sitting down. One sat next to me, ...
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Steganography - Coded Blocks Ricoh Color Copy machine

I am somewhat new to this. Forgive if my description is not clear. I have two code blocks. I know that each block, in part, codes for a serial number (which I know). Part of the code probably ...
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What should these be called?

On this site, rot13 is often used to encrypt comments so spoilers can be spoken about. Rot13 is a cipher, in which each letter is shifted 13 letters forward (or backward) in the alphabet. There are ...
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Ode to a Nightingale: a puzzling study in literary criticism

The field of literary criticism is an interesting and fruitful one, in which puzzlers might carve out a niche. This was recently brought home by a conversation I had with a sagacious old gentleman in ...
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Major aliens, some good, some bad

Yep, another word search. The title should be a hint... ...
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Another hidden thing… in a word search

Just a simple wordsearch... ...
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Zed's Mystery: Thetis… Vanished into Thin Air!

My friend Thetis and I cons— wait, where's Thetis? Hmm, that's funny... she was here a minute ago.... Wait, a note!... Oh dear, it seems things have taken a turn from bad to worse; Thetis is not only ...
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Image steganography / hidden message inside image (png, 8-bit gray+alpha)

I'm new to steganography and have been trying to figure this one out but some additional help would be appreciated. There is this image here: It supposedly has a hidden message in it that should lead ...
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After the PSE lounge

Having solved the complaint at the PSE lounge, I leave the lounge and see a door I haven't noticed before. The door has a large sign. At the top it has a rhyme: Rotations are red Or are they blue?...
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12 hidden clues in just one paragraph!

I have attempted to hide as much information as I can within as little words as possible, while it still makes sense. And while the following paragraph does indeed make sense, that doesn't mean it's ...
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The message is hidden in plain site

You’re an agent for the very secret PSE – Protection against Stupidity Establishment. The agency tries to prevent people doing stupid things, before they do them. You’ve been given a random email ...
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Signatures of serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards?

This is from a real-life murder-mystery. In 2009 Edward Wayne Edwards was arrested and convicted of five murders, following a tip-off from his daughter April. Former detective John A. Cameron ...
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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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