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Hidden data concealed in otherwise unsuspicious pictures, text, and/or audio.

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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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Watching the game, having a puzzle

This puzzle is part 7 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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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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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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Your Dream Job Awaits

A local job advertisement has caught your interest. Sounds like the perfect place to work.
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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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Little bits of food

You will come across a question. Answer it.
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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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The Etiquette Room

This puzzle can be solved as puzzle on its own, but its solution is also part of Deusovi's Community Metapuzzle. You wake up feeling rather dazed. Your head is pounding. Whatever just happened did ...
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The English Department

After walking through the computer science department, the tour entered the English department. The interior was very spartan, and the only thing I could see was a pinboard with the following items: ...
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Staff Party, can I go?

So, there's a really cool professor at the college I'm starting to teach at. He throws pretty awesome faculty parties every month, but you can only get in if you are able to figure out the password. ...
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The shrink and his patient (Part 1)

This is an entry in the 15th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. Harold Smith, a coffee in his hand, was contemplating his sleeping wife. Once again, he was up early, way before the alarm. "Why didn't I ...
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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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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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Helping the Heiress… again

This riddle is a sequel of sorts to my previous puzzle, the Twelve Zodiac Coins. If you haven't seen that one, I would strongly recommend you take a look at it first. As a reward for helping the ...
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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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Rendez-vous with your eccentric uncle

Your eccentric uncle is a world-renowned cryptologist and he sees in you a high potential to follow in his footsteps. You are of course very flattered and can't wait to get going with the special ...
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Number 1 Mission

When Inspector Kit was just a little kitty, she desperately wanted to be a spy - jetting off to foreign countries, thwarting international diamond thieves. And now the big day has arrived - her very ...
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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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Find the number using the data

There is a number hidden in this picture The number is not 365 This is all I can tell you for now
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A Blooming Cheeky Response

One of my recent puzzles bears a certain resemblance to this one that was posted to meta by Alconja. When this was pointed out to me, I thought that since he asked for suggestions I would post a reply ...
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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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When was this marvelous thing first invented?

The answer to this puzzle will be a year.
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School Authorities Conundrum

Our School authorities have decided to extend our syllabus. Boo!! They have sent us a letter in which they address this issue. They tell us that the new book which will be prescribed to us is hidden ...
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Can't Even Sit Down

So I just re-watched a fun movie from a few years ago. tart con arc host What was the name of the movie?
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Snakes and Ladders

Things are getting a bit puzzly... Reveal the Ladder and solve the clues to form a Word Ladder. Find the word that fits in the clue “???”. One fake clue is here to ruin your day [laughs ...
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There is a secret message in the picture #2

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This solution is also a clue (how to solve) to the previous one - There is a secret message in the picture. This picture was neither used ...
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There is a secret message in the picture

There is a secret message in the picture, can you find it? This picture is from the 50 trillion dollars challenge from the free ebook "Muko and the Secret". This one is already solved so I hope I do ...
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You're Invited!

One early morning while you check your mailbox, you see a letter. You open it and read: ~ For people who like Gray Test, Red Lid, Wordy Pal, people who build Carport Gym or even who Swap Rods ~ ...
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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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Where am I waving to?

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Guess the puzzle

This is the answer Find the puzzle Note:This is a legitimate question so please don't downvote it
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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 ...