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

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The Starting Point

This is just the start of the program. What we start never goes unfinished. The signal went dead. Our assets have been located successfully, there was one step ...
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Finding a serial killer

Recently, in the United States, there have been multiple murders all over the country. Because of how similar these murders are, it is believed that a single individual is responsible. There have been ...
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Looking for a message

I'm looking for a secret message found using these two clues: 181-5 253-14 294-7 298-6 382-11 384-2 59-9 480-1 510-10 541-13
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Where is my coworker from? [duplicate]

My new coworker sent me some code. He wants me to figure out where he was born. I believe there are some hints within the code, but I cannot figure it out. Here is the code block: ...
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Please, I'm not scary!

Many people consider me to be a beast. Something scary, something people are afraid of. However, my family knows that not everything should be judged by the outside. Today, I came home from school to ...
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Gotta Catch 'Em All!

As I got ready for work today, I had my television on Netflix as I always do. See, the thing about Netflix, they auto-play trailers for the item that is currently in focus. Well, after starting my ...
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The Trail of Clues: The Mystery island

<--- Previous and first clue You are standing on a roof in Israel at the top of the Ladder. You notice that there is a small package taped to the top rung of the ladder. You pick it up and take it ...
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The answer is Caesar. What is the question?

VNUGPEUISLOGTDTQPEGEXUCTSPGHEUDUK? ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 2: The Wise

The Predator The hidden voice behind the monster's bellows caught your attention. You scramble backwards and shout, "Sparrow!" Light streams in as the door behind you opens. You go through, shaking ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 0: The Decision

The Prologue Lycan pouted. I guess he was expecting his little riddle to be hard. Lichen didn't have a change in expression, although this doesn't surprise you. The red twin glared at you for another ...
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Can you find the hidden word within the poem?

Within the following poem is a hidden word, with its subsequent letters represented in some way in this poem. Similar to the previous "find the word in the poem" puzzle (SPOILER). Here's the ...
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What's the hidden word within the poem?

Hidden within the following poem is a word. I would provide more clue as to how to decipher each letter in the word, but perhaps I'm already giving away too much. Let's see if you can get it! If I ...
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Look inside to answer this [closed]

Qwb'kr kkuau; ekx kbwq . I'll say that what is important is not what you read. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Answer to prove the hold reason wrong:
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one riddle that is hidden

prime number of blue additions STOP IMMEDIATELY! DANGER AHEAD! I look a bit danish just give me a tug OK, no joke and this is not a hint: I don't know how to solve my own riddle anymore, I ...
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100% legal briefcase crack

I have recently obtained a locked briefcase by, uhm, completely legal means. The combination lock has six numbers and I can't seem to figure out the correct combination. There was a small note ...
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Random Paragraph, a Riddle or a Secret Message?

So, as I was playing a game, I got a weird string of messages on my screen. You think you know what the weird message means? Pleeeeease! Don't just ignore meeeeee! ...Err. I... I did not want to be ...
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What are the 3 sentences hidden within the 3 sentences?

Similar, to the previous "3 sentences" question The following three sentences, written in bold below, each contain another sentence within, which you can discover with all the information in the that ...
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What are the three hidden sentences within the three sentences?

The following three sentences, written in bold below, each contain another sentence within, which you can discover with all the information in the that sentence itself. The same solving trick applies ...
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Better than Sliced Bread on Wheels!

So I got this idea to start up my own company, Chowzen Corporation. I'm fairly confident that when it goes public, it's gonna make Alibaba and Facebook look like a couple of turd smokers. I've ...
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Wisdom of the Ancients

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. In the future, an ancient book of old proverbs in the form of haikus has been found, here's the transcription of the first page: ...
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Lifeless, but Alive

Lifeless, but alive, An aura of death surrounding. Flies and maggots prosper, Unmoving, unyielding. Limbs of crimson, ever grieving. In danger, A stigma. Of whom do I speak? Hints from ...
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Connecting ancient times with modern times through medieval times

Fill in the blanks where applicable, based on the first few sentences: Mr. Indiana can type in a minute nine difficult words. Mr. Victor sows five rows of corns in twenty two days. Ms. Xanthappe ran ...
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Cryptically dumb medieval jokes

Why did the chicken cross the river? Well, I believe that is a question too vague to classify for a riddle, eh? Well, I had to draw your attention. Actually, my story is a bit more complicated than ...
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How to beat puzzler's block

Rather unfortunately I’ve been brought town by a severe case of the iconic puzzlers block. Every foilish pursuit to break it has led to it getting worse wich more sekatsim. Visions of riddles will ...
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FTC theme suggestion: Reusing Information

Sometimes, I often particularly enjoy puzzles that reuse the same piece of information over and over. Essentially, it shares the elegance of a well constructed &lit, with whole text serving double-...
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Tricky wild goose-chase puzzle

Your obnoxious little brother loves to outwit you. He asks you to find the message hidden in the following image You are determined and ready to teach your brother a lesson. But can you ?
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Steal This Comic

Part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1
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What is missing here?

Right now, Puzzling is seeing an unprecedented wave of riddles and ciphers which have completely flooded the main site. I firmly believe in “if you can’t beat them, join them”. Disloyalty! I do ...
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Computational Linguists

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1.Computational Linguists In order to help me boost my paltry grades, the professor of my computer class has given me an extra credit ...
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Murderer in the house!

It was a dark and stormy night... No wait, no it wasn't! It was a clear sunny day. When Brian had 3 of his old buddies from school over for a get together in Texas. They were all aged 35. His ...
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According to String Theory

In addition to being quite similar to my previous puzzle in construct, this puzzle has the dubious honor of being another hint for this hintless question. ...
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An Honest Confession

This life of mine is quite the puzzle. No one, not even those closest to me, knows the truth. But I do know the truth exists within me. I just don't know how to be true. Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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Why Alexa Shouldn't Teach Non-Native English Speakers About Idioms

They cost ≈ $0.00833333333333333333333333333333 each. (9) -_----_-_----- Go! Intentionally fracture your fibula! ...
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Where do I live? A trail of keys

Where do I live? Isn't it obvious? Each block of text is encrypted by a Vigenere cipher. You will be given a puzzle to find each key in the previous block. To start it off I'll give you the first ...
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Mank, oil, pew, or IQ?

Mank, oil, pew, or IQ? What is special (very special) about this sentence? Hint:
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I need help retrieving files from this image [closed]

The person who sent this to me, says that there are some files in it, but I'm not getting anywhere. I looked at the hex with HxD trying to find something, there is information about the program the ...
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What is the name of this puzzle?

The English dictionary, as you may know, is a highly mutable entity. While removing words such as irregardless might be considered a good thing, others, such as ...
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What is hidden on this image?

Here's the image: What is hidden on it and how was it made?
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The Missing Agent

My agent had been sent to investigate in London, but I hadn’t heard from him since. Today, I recieved this note: Hello! I found this amazing hotel with a very loud echo, and then I traveled to ...
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Puzzling Poem About Word Puzzles

Uh oh. I was trying to come up with an interesting puzzle, better than my previous ones, but I have forgotten the correct answer. The solution is a special sequence of 14 seemingly random words. They ...
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Where am I(the unlucky)?

I am very unlucky. Can you guess where I am? Forever do I find myself victim of the most queer and cruel ruses. The devil's jest will forever nag me and me. Yet ...
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Let's talk numbers here for a minute

Am I thinking of a number? Let us say I am, and the first number of which I am thinking is four. The third number will be a number which is my favorite number. And I'll hesitatingly call the ...
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Subtle Tongue Ballet

There is debris in this business. If you could for a minute, you'd say, "Damn! Show some muscle! Earn a plaque!" It's quiet parliament, like unseen islands. Less than phlegm, unheard by ...
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A cipher sequence

Welcome, candidate, to your first task. For this task you will be asked to solve a cipher... or should I say, cipher-S! You see there are many layers to this puzzle... He who answers correctly first ...
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“Wallpaper” cipher puzzle

One day, I opened my phone and noticed my wallpaper has changed. I also noticed there was a note in front of my phone. I read the note, saying: Your phone has been hacked. I changed the lock. You ...
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Oh no! The mods are gone! (and Rand al'Thor, too!)

Dear Puzzling Users, Oh dear, where start? I guessed it started with my feelings that the mods are way too overbearing. And then I realized, "Hey, I don't have to put up with this sh*. I can ...
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I know the truth

Firstly, I am one word long. Secondly, you will need the first three things. You'll need a handful of guesses to figure out what I am. But even if I tell you, I might be lying, mate! Hint: Hint 2:...
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Scientist E-mail

FROM : Prof. Heart Laft (heartlaft@puzzling.se) TO : Dr. Spy Acornic (spyacornic@puzzling.se) SUBJECT : TRUTH 119101039114101 098101105110103 099104097115101100 098121 103111118101114110109101110116 ...
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A riddly riddle

A meta riddle of sorts. $\phantom{/Be/}$ My prefix is a bamboozling. My infix is tantilizing. My suffix is full. My whole is disdainful. $\phantom{/of/}$ Element partially responsible ...
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A little bio with a secret

So, let me tell you a bit about me. I have been online for most of my life—IRC, muds, forums, the web, games, MMORPGs, etc.—but I've met the brainiest people of all right here on this site! I am ...

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