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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

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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What is the password in the image?

For my first puzzle I made this, everything you need is in the image. The goal is the find the hidden password. You must look at the image to solve this puzzle, but here's a transcript of the letters ...
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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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A meta-meta-Riley

Read: $\phantom{/a/}$ My prefix determines$\phantom{q}$ My suffix, a group My infix blunders My whole will confuse
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I know. Another number sequence?

Another number sequence? Ludicrous! Succumb to the madness, give me a chance. Overcome your antipathy for these puzzles, although I’ll understand if you can’t. Man, there are just so many of these ...
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Something's a bit off about this

<< I received an email today, but I'm not sure how I'm meant to read it. The body of the message just contained ®ÞîX@èÐÂè@îÂæ@æêäÊ@Â@ÄÒè@ÞÌÌX@îÂæÜNè@Òè~. ...
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Crypto-wordsearch-gram: “You Are a Member of the Rebel Alliance, and a Traitor!”. A cryptogram hidden within a wordsearch

You are a member of the Rebel Alliance. You have been captured by the Empire and imprisoned. In a stroke of sadistic brilliance, your guards have denied you all reading matter except "Uncle Vader's ...
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Deep in the forest… I see something:

I was walking in the forest and I saw something that caught my eye, since I don't want to tell anybody unworthy of knowing, I made a clue: 34faP If you can solve ...
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A piece of weird music!

As a new recruit of your favourite intelligence service, you are out enjoying a rare bit of time off at the theatres. You are laughing with the rest of the crowd when you feel a tap on your shoulder ...
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Dear Royal Doctor, please help save the King!

You are the royal pharmacist, a brilliant doctor hired to care for the Royal Line, should they fall ill. You have been called to His Majesty's side, as he has become bed-ridden. As you enter the room, ...
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Who's the sweetie?

White Day is a day when males return the favours of girls who have given them Valentine's gifts. Dave, being a presentable and generous specimen of a male, had received numerous Valentines from his ...
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Who is that? Where it all happens?

Who is that? Where it all happens?
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Hidden message embedded in image

There is a hidden message embedded within the below image just below the graphic of Shadow the Hedgehog that cannot be viewed using a normal image viewer. Can you find it? Hint 1: Hint 2: I'm ...
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This seems strange

Yesterday, after physics, I looked into my history book and found this strange note: IMPORTANT SECRET MESSAGE Dtzw Htruzyjw mfx gjjs jshwduyji. Knsi tzy ymj htwwjhy pjd. F qnyyqj mnsy: nrlzw ity ...
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I can't unlock my phone!

This puzzle is based on A Strange Poster by Synj. Looking at their puzzle (specifically hints 1-3) will give away the first few steps of this puzzle. Can you help unlock my phone by solving the ...
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1 part steganography, 1 part riddle

There's a sound that stands out to me that's sweeter than the rest. It sings; the melody of the vowels, the consonants, are audible glee. I don't know if it's an imagery type of situation or what, but ...
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No Reception? No Forecast!

(This story is fictional) Today was a very cold and snowy day. I was texting my weird friend, here's my log: <[Have you heard the news? Apparently, a famous puzzle was solved today.]...
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Going against, yet with respect to, the cross?

What number do you get deriving with going against the cross, yet with respect to the cross, Then removing the with and using some imagination with the product? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Final ...
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The cat in the hat

“When begtles fight thase battles in v bottle with  their paddles and the bottle's on a piodle and the poodly's eating  noodles... ...they call this a muddls puddle tweotle poodle ...
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First impressions redux

Once upon a time, a child wrote a rhyme. It asked for the way, you can date this day, if we know the moon, and its springtime tune.
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Worth a t(h)inker’s…?

Reward will be waiting, deliver! delay? The era of puzzling starts now, yes, today! Some time needs some spending, go tinker away. That green tick will never decay!
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Find the original 'dreamy' quote

Grandson, living is key my life was short, but what I did in life, is love it all, so live your life as I have lived mine... full. I saw another puzzle in this vein and thought I would take ...
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Miniature Puzzle

This is my first post on here, and I doubt it'll be my last I figured that I probably should do a little puzzle because it's my first submission, but unfortunately, I'm way too literal Everything ...
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This is not a spam post

Smart enough to solve this puzzle? Practised in the art of counting in multiple ways? VACANCIES OPEN! PM me to learn more about fantastic employment opportunities for talented puzzlers such ...
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This one's a kettle of (red) fish

Hello to all my friends! And hello also to everyone in America, England, India, and—well, and everywhere else where English (and http) is spoken! If you don't know me yet, my name is Rubio, a ...
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Not “Bingo,” not “Snoopy…”

On a recent job application, I was asked to make a list of notes that I thought were pertinent to my being considered for the job. They asked me for "No more than 1101" numbered statements, and I ...
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Finding Easter Eggs

Can yסu find the twס special eggs? ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ...
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Another riddle about something abstract that has been stolen

Obviously something is quite wrong. Right before midnight, an ill-looking ogre, envious of our colorful world, stole a color. Apparently that does not make any sense, but this is my riddle, so get ...
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Heeeey Baatttty

Oh no! The Joker is at it again, and this time, he has kidnapped somebody VERY CLOSE to Batman. The Joker sent a letter, which read, P.S. That's a fiiiine lady. Heee hee! (Transcribed) Hey Batty, ...
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What's my roommate's first name?

This morning before leaving, I had a little discussion with my roommate. But what is his first name? Hey. You're up early today. - Hey. Yeah I went running. And I took the opportunity to go buy ...

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