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See the waterboys

Firsts, grown-up breaks, coiling equinoxes hatching. Holidays burning, common camping, beaches bright. A butternut's harvest-time, bumblebees come falling. Following chill, frozen ice-carpets ...
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What is your best friend Jake trying to tell you in his email?

You and your best friend Jake always walk two miles to school together every day. On one particular day, when you leave for school, you realize that your friend isn't there. Thinking that he's ...
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The strange story of Lord Lefthide

Lord Lefthide was found dead in his mansion, to what it would seem of a heart attack. But it appears that moments before his death, he was writing some uncanny childish story. He was indeed found dead ...
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A strange poster

Can you solve the cipher on this poster? (click for better quality) Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5
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A Suspicious Mail 2

You sent your response. As expected, a few days later, you get another cryptic mail back: The text reads ...
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Today starts my new puzzle series!

Wow. I said I might undertake to create fresh and witty Puzzling questions because brilliant men on the internet have solved my latest ones way too speedily for my foolish conceited pride - so ...
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A Suspicious Mail

It's an average normal everyday day. You find a piece of mail in your mail box. It doesn't look like the rest of them: The text reads What should you do? Some helpful websites: Hint:
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Doubled Up Paragraphs

There is more to this text than can be immediately seen. Find the answer hidden a layer inside Give an answer as the text inside of the answer\in here - 4 words<...
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A puzzling note

You find yourself trapped in a room with three painted doors; one yellow, one purple, one black. You know that only one leads out to safety while the others lead to your doom. You find a note. On it ...
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When was this marvelous thing first invented?

The answer to this puzzle will be a year.
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Ask me this, what's my job?

My friend was talking to me about his profession and what he did for a living and I was a bit confused about what it all entailed. When I finally got fed up and asked for clarification about what he ...
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What are the Correct Ingredient Ratios?

You are an evil overlord planning to take over the world. You have many minions working for you. You also have enslaved a scientist to work on your new evil plan to destroy the world. Your ...
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Can You Figure It Out? (Chapter One)

Once upon a time, there was a boy of only 13. His name was Constantine A. Sittine and he lived in the quiet suburbs in a small town in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a cold and stormy, winter night when ...
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Welcome to Puzzling! Warning: __________

So you're thinking of joining this site. That's fantastic! Amateurs, experts, (yup, puzzling 'experts', who'd've known?) crossword buffs, sequence solvers, lovers of language and enigmatic ...
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A poem for everyone

This is for people that hate me, This is for people that love me. I am there from beginning till the end. Mothers serve there sentence for I am the father. Everything breaks under my will. ...
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It's all right here

What's my actual first name, you know, like IRL, or AFK? All that you need to know is right here, on this page. Of course, site administrators and the like who have access to this stuff... ......
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Psychological Experiment

You're walking home one day and BAM! somebody hits you in the back of the head. When you wake up, you are strapped down to a chair, in a dimly lit room. Sitting infront of you is a guy with a weird ...
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Who lives in 314?

You've been invited to room 314, but who lives in 314? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Carl Sagan—A Blast from the Past

We all (hopefully) know that Carl Sagan was an accomplished astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and an all-around deep thinker: But he couldn't possibly have just sat around all day cogitating ...
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Letter to a Death Row Inmate

Death is a way out, but perhaps there is a better escape. I won’t say much about this concealment technique except that it has a celebrated (and perhaps apocryphal) origin story. Find the hidden ...
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A children's kitty cat rhyme

One shoe off, the other shoe on, Diddle diddle dumpling, my silly owner John. A flick of my tail, with little toes in sight, Eeeny, meeny, miny, moe, where shall I bite? "Pussy cat, pussy cat, get ...
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Uh, I'm kinda stuck. Help?

Heck. I'm stuck, trapped in this cedar madness. Ash to dust. I'm doomed. I'll fall and look like ketchup. Anyone, please save me. I want out of this tree, maybe I'll go get a cuppa. Literally anyone. ...
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From Each According To Their Own

I was amused to hear the following conversation between three of my acquaintances. 1: What is it? 2: Look! That bird has got two beaks. Men! Walnuts for eyes every one! 3: Calm down, woman. ...
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This is not a puzzle!

This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s nothing to solve here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have i made myself clear??????????????????? Let me repeat..... $$$$ This IS NOT ...
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A poem, for you

Mahapps I am lost, perhaps that's a given, Like I was never there, gone with a whizz, Given the time, you will forget our puzzling, So leave me now, go back to your browsing! Remember me from then,...
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Myself, my wife, and my daughter Mira

"I have a riddle for you to solve: I was born in Russia. My relatives and many of my friends live there. I just moved here with my wife and my daughter Mira. Now that I've come this place, my ...
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Hidden message in musical notes

Can you find it? The message might be a self-fulfilling prophecy Here's a hint: Original hint:
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Files hidden in files (puzzling question)

Not sure if Puzzling is the right place for this, but I couldn't find anywhere else to ask. I've been seeing this image circulating around a few Discord servers: When converted to mp3, you get the ...
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The Word Web of horror - Clue Twenty Two

<<---First clue <---Previous clue As you say the word, the floor starts rising. You are now able to reach the trapdoor. You push it open and climb out. You blink in surprise. You appear to ...
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ARG - morse/wordplay puzzle?

There's a (likely) fan made ARG* we've been trying to solve for the past few days. This is the clue/puzzle: The answer is presumably a word or a number, but it apparently should be self evident as an ...
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The answer is available somewhere in history

There's a code in the following text. 5 letters long. Can you find it? Once upon a time in history, (or actually a few times), some letters became red and some became green. In other places, the reds ...
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What does this message say?

I have a very... odd... friend. We were talking the other day and I texted him asking him his favourite food. He replied with the following: ...
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Help catching this serial killer!

In the calm and peaceful Rurdem Town, a series of murders is driving the local police crazy. The police suspects this to be the deeds of a serial killer. They are right about that: the arrogant psycho ...
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First-Move Advantage

Here's a quick one. The final answer is a 6-letter word. First player advantage? I don't believe in anything like that. It's just an excuse people use to explain away why they lost. Instead, victory ...
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Find the TV series

I'm looking for a TV series. A hint is hidden in the following image: As this is a computer-puzzle you might want to download the image.
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We have an important mission for you

You are an agent working for your country's intelligence services. Recently you received a tip off about a meeting that will be held by a Secret Society who poses a threat. Sure enough, a few days ...
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A Puzzle Squared

For this puzzle, I have taken to paper. Apologies if its a bit hard to read... The final answer will answer: What can I call this puzzle? (Click for a larger picture) Transcription (You will ...
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What is my secret message?

What's my secret message hidden in my image? EDIT: To better my wording, you should save the image. Either through the link below, or by right clicking the image above and using Save Image As. ...
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The strange phrases - Clue Thirty

<<---First clue <---Previous clue Aha! You think, and type in the answer. Ding! The pad beeps, and opens a previously-hidden drawer. Inside is what appears to be a... bunch of strange ...
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Your Dream Job Awaits

A local job advertisement has caught your interest. Sounds like the perfect place to work.
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Parallelisation

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids Puzzlers, I am presenting a set of six duo-grids! Of course, I need to tell you how they work - you are given a grid. Looking at it,...
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Mi, So, Re, Do?

Not quite! But it's even easier to do! Here's what you'll need: It may? help some people, but the title should have been: Also: Hints: Warning! One step of the solution! ...
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It is a riddle of today?

Today is a very significant day. Here, people died. And yet, many were saved. Emergency call is the same as today. Death and destruction is the hallmark of this day. A number is what it is. ...
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MetaMurderMystery

Oh no. Another murder. More work for you, the famous Dr. M. Helos, in the summer, no less. The story: A man by the name of Nat Sow was found dead on a bench. When the police found him, they were ...
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A Puzzle With the Difficulty Level of Dessert

I have built an encoded message here. Read and ponder. In this particular case I have encoded the name of an American known all over. My method is simple. Don't be fooled. Although this is a short one,...
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Reach for the Stars

The final answer is a single word. Since ancient times, people have searched the stars for signs and to guide them in the right direction through the darkness. Hint: Hint 2:
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The Golden Scorpion

This is targeted as a puzzle hunt puzzle. Any advice on difficulty is appreciated. Famed adventurer Aldie Wish left on an expedition to find the Golden Scorpion. Nobody in her party has returned, but ...
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What in the hell is for dinner?

The telegram service is so bad these days! You can't trust them to convey a message safely without missing some of the letters or even mis-spacing words. Here's the nonsense you got today: Hi! Re ...
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Numbers hidden in fantasy story

Once inside the pitch black room, you hear a chime then a voice from above, "You have now entered the first puzzle". You sigh as the lights come up. You can't believe your father pressured you into ...

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