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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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Hint : I have 4 siblings

Last week I met this guy who asked me for my number. I told him that I will tell him only if he answers one of my questions first. He agreed. "What is the one thing common between China, North ...
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Signal in the Noise

My best friend, who happens to be Polish, Niko, called me up the other day. He told me that he had found an old record online, by a musician from his hometown. I asked him whether he was going to buy ...
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A Circular Riddle

Circular as this puzzle may not look Devilish forces have already found the book Heavens, of course, would never stay still If only it were easy, they would have got the seal North is where ...
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Mysterious Letter

My friend Niko sent me a letter the other day: OP: (The original had errors so the text has been updated) I DONT HΑVE ANY TIME TO TALK. IVE BEEN FRΑMED FOR TREΑSON АND M ON THE RUN. I NEED YOU TO ...
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Invisible ink pt. 2

I­­ was­­­­­ browsing­­­­ through­ stackoverflow­­­­ meta­­­­, and I found a new way to hide text. Have fun! Hint: After you find the ink, there's another tiny layer. Answer should be obvious.
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What's keeping me fresh?

Spinning Colors! Rotate the colors once more and you'll find out what is keeping me fresh! Hint 1
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Your Enemy? No, Only Helpful

If I fend, I fall. 'Tis is true. But shoot me and you'll never hit. Only the gentle terror of the mist has me under its everlasting doom. Right atop will everyone see just a ...
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Get Your Life Together

Push me down and I'll grow. Confess our secret and I'll go. I am the one that hides within the silencer known as the guillotine. I punish the ones with heart and strip away ...
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Help me find my girlfriend!

All right... I admit it, I'm not great at puzzles. Someone kidnapped my girlfriend, but they left me a ransom message. I obviously don't have a million dollars, and I'm scared.. You seem to know what ...
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Is/Was/Will it be alright?

In other news I'm drawing again. No, you can't have transcriptions. I didn't redo my big drawing puzzle yet so the doodles are what I've been doing. (I'm A-OK sorry if this alarmed anyone) :)
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ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE REPORT 1706

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #31: Steganography (round 2)... I found this in my Inbox today. I think someone is playing a prank, but ... well ... I'm really not sure! Puzzling friends, ...
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Where is his name?

that's just an Error Depiction. Don't Go around Jousting anyone For Internet silly Examples of doing it, -In fact i just want you to stay Around. don't be mean to others as Internal psychological ...
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All the moderators have been kidnapped!

I'm a bit worried. I just got an email from mods@puzzling.stackexchange.com. It looked like this: Dear Puzzling Users: Hello - you don't know me, but I have been watching your site for months. ...
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What do you think?

There is a message encrypted here somewhere, can you figure it out? Please ignore the zeros as they are just filling the gap. Transcription: ...
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Messages hidden in the “visit every square once” puzzle

I proposed my girlfriend yesterday, asking her to be my wife. but she did not answer me. Besides she gave me this 6 puzzles, below. She said I will know her answer after solving the puzzles. Inside ...
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Somebody broke into my house

Last night, someone broke in. I came home and found the back door open, and a window smashed. I did I quick search of the house and, miraculously, found nothing had been stolen. The thief must have ...
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Could Hobbs Bait a Different Philosopher?

He stands aloof. Lo! Rod and sword Do both adorn him. Just reward! His ghanta's clangor among us rings Who knows from whence this _ _? To deduce the two missing words, you will need to find ...
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How I see things in real

I just wanted to show you how I see my puzzle in real, because I can't see the hidden message (Except that weird "I"). In fact - I don't know what you see in the picture, but I see Red Panda. Do you ...
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Peculiar headlines

The local paper this morning seemed a bit strange. The whole thing was a bunch or random squares! Below are some snippets from what should have been headlines of articles. Hex values (#XXXXXX) of ...
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Strategies for solving steganography puzzles

I've seen a lot of puzzle here tagged steganography but I mostly ignored them for now because I have no idea on how to even approach these. The past days, I tried to read the answers to some of them ...
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A very unique Web Question

I got this link from a friend of mine, it's supposed to be really hard to understand. Could you help me get the hidden text? Source
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Where am I waving to?

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Help wanted, pretty please

“Knock, knock” doors said (red doors from the future, do not think about it too much). "Come in please” and without moving my eyes from computer I continued: "Please sit on chair.” After that I ...
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What's your rich uncle been up to?

Greetings my nephews and nieces! I am your uncle. You may not remember me, since none of you have bothered to keep in touch, but I am coming to you with some grave news. I do not have much time ...
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Can we break the coded message?

One guy communicate with his Girl friend via a secret coded message: "Sarà, If you're listening, I know I can't ask you for another chance, I only hope by you have found your safe haven, I took ...
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Can you solve the gibberish case?

You are sitting in a restaurant, in your usual place when you notice a man speaking what sounds like. Gibberish? You write it all down and go home. Late at night you wake up and try to make heads or ...
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Find the secret phrase in this encrypted image (part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of Quark's quest to make an image puzzle that isn't solved in under an hour. Like the last one, this will be much more difficult than the last. In the below encrypted message, there ...
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Dedicated image - but dedicated to what/who?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art After solving the message in the butterfly image, the two friends move on to the next room. "This was certainly an overwhelmingly large ...
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A Message for the Solver!

Stealth mode is



 always turned on The place


 where I come from Everything


 looks genuine in here Great things 

are being taken care Another message 


waits for you my friend Nice little gaps ...
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Farewell Emrakul, here's a truly puzzling goodbye

Sadly, our moderator Emrakul is stepping down. They've done a fantastic job, so if they have to leave, let's see them off in true puzzling fashion! There is a message for them hidden here, can you ...
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Potentially, Probable, Partial Puzzle?

Enjoy some fun-ish facts and a brief puzzle. Hundred is historically a country or shire subdivision in Britain. A part of U.S. history that is often unknown, is about the "Free State of Van ...
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What does 1+1=?

Most of this is is flavour, with a section of puns setting the scene at the start, and then the story itself in the middle. Scroll down for the actual puzzle. You may be interested to know that all ...
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Misplaced Matters - When Words Lost Their Way!

Deciphering hidden code, will take some time Lost is your equipment here, help will be mine. Inspecting this poem, shaall give some hope Don't dare demand me to help, will always just mope. ...
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Where Is My Friend?

A friend of mine, one of those world-traveler, rugged outdoorsman, live-out-of-a-tent-and-backpack sorts, has just sent me an interesting email:   ...
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This is it. This is the one. Save your wife

You now know where your wife is, so you hop on a plane and fly over to France. You reach the house and burst through the front door, only to find the house deserted. In despair, you slump into a chair ...
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Who can spot the difference?

My family and I have just moved house! Lucky us! So what did my family do? We held a housewarming party, and rung everyone in the neighbourhood up to invite them. So, anyway, people were coming in ...
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The Hyper-Modern Kidnapper: Crime Scene #5 (The last crime scene)

The Story: It had taken longer than planned to sneak out after having solved the word search with the hidden message. Vimes was worried that he had alrady failed. Having taken the stairs to reduce the ...
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Thanks for all your help

This is a thank you to all those who've either welcomed me to Puzzling or have assisted me in learning new puzzles and giving me tons of feedback. I appreciate all of it. (Sorry not everyone I've ...
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Can you figure out the password?

This past week, I was trying to remember my password for my computer. However, no matter how hard I tried, there was just no way that I could figure it out. Eventually, after several attempts, I gave ...
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Finding Detective Jack!

I am Aidan and I am a detective. I am in a country I have never visited before. Jack and I have been working on a task for a few days now. We have been very successful in solving a murder mystery ...
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a comet!

Ummm... this is a little embarrassing, but I need a bit of help with my homework... I got a riddle from English class, which I have no clue where to start deciphering: Air I miss, comet I be, ...
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A Message carrying Train!

- - - - - - - - - - | | ++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ | 1 |-...
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Terms and Conditions Apply

Socks. They have much more use than just keeping people's feet warm. I wanted to make one, to provide as a backup account in case I ever forgot my details for this account or something... So, I ...

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