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Questions tagged [story]

A puzzle that is dressed up as a story or a longer description of a situation.

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Kidnapped Chapter 2: Password Please

Continued from Kidnapped Chapter 1: (You need to have solved the previous riddle to solve this) You find out who took Marcus, and where, and you get ready to go get him, but you accidentally press ...
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A Space Station 13 malfunctioning A.I

Disclaimer: It is not necessary to read the previous puzzle, or the one before even if it continues on the same story. The current puzzle is a different one which can work as a pure standalone. ...
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Kidnapped Chapter 1: Marcus’ message

You and your friend Marcus celebrated his birthday at your house, but when you wake up, you find an audio recorder with a white label on it, saying: “sorry buddy”. You play the recorder and practise ...
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What Kind Of Test Is This?

One day, a teacher decided to give unusual multiple test questions to the students. They were all surprised at the questions and none of them got anything correct. Can you help them? Questions : ...
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Charlie goes on vacation

ADAM: Hey Benny, check it out. It's a letter from Charlie. He's going on vacation! BENNY: Cool! Where is he going? ADAM: No idea. Maybe the letter will say. Let's see... Hey guys! So I ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 3: The Jungle

The Wise You get up and dust yourself off. Pushing extra leaves and vines out of the way, the sign reads, "THIS WAY! THAT WAY! NO WAY? YES WAY!" You let out a big sigh. Oh boy. There was one door in ...
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A Series of Fortunate Events

Once, when I was a boy, I went to the Carnival. The man at the said, "Come here, boy, I'll tell you a story. Shuffle these cards." And I did. When I was done, he began telling me his story, flipping ...
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What's the passcode?

One morning, as you wake up, you feel something on your face: It's a letter. As you take it off your face to read it, You fall off your bed. Uurrrgh, you say and stand up. The letter says: ...
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The 13,601st puzzle

One day, a man was watching a live TV report. He was a good puzzler. TV Report. This is just in, by Justin. A child of an art collector noticed that every time she left the house, the paintings ...
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The mysterious box: The First Clue

It was a normal day when I got the box came in the post. I opened it and found a handful of objects inside. I picked out a piece of paper and on it was a riddle: The next clue lies within the top ...
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Is It Another Letter? No! It's an Email

I was checking all my emails when all of a sudden, 1 particular email just popped on my screen. I decided to take a look at that Hello, I'm Mr. XYZ Sorry tu say thiz but your son hes been ...
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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 1: The Predator

The Decision With three doors to choose from and three riddles to solve, you decide to stick to one. Of the three, the left door seemed the shortest and easiest... and indeed it was. You walk up to ...
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What The Heck Did I Just Read?

It was the first of April when I received a letter from my good friend Richard. He never sent me one so I was surprised. I opened it and what came next left me speechless kevin, please Help me out! ...
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A Secret Math Society

I was about to try to join the famous Math club at my school when I stopped to hear my classmates doing the same. I didn't know that newcomers had to take a simple test to be qualified until my they ...
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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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Where did my Professor GO?

You wake up on Monday, realizing you're late to meet with your professor. You put on your hat and hurry down the stairs. Just as you're about to leave, your mom gives you an earful (unfortunately, you ...
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My Spying Girlfriend

I need your help again. My girlfriend Ada now has a job at a spy agency and there's a... situation. Ada's boss called her into his office this morning. He was holding a weird tube with a button in ...
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K, L, M, K, L, M, … what is the pattern? It is not what you first think

Everyone knows the J Family. It is the family where the names of the three sons and three daughters of Mr and Mrs Jameson each start with the letter J. Three Boys: Jordan; Jasper; ...
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Little Pictures: Charlie's Lunch Edition

Charlie was at school- middle school, to be exact. He had begun to chat with others his age, and was starting to make some friends. In particular, he had found a female friend, which made him very ...
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Look closely… What do you see? [duplicate]

TL;DR see below mapping between numbers and other numbers. How does the mapping work? Intel has come in about a secret organization that gathers once a week at a ...
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The Killer of Welch

Have you come to listen to my tale? Alright then, now listen well, to the story of the Killer of Welch. (This one may be a little morbid) Our tale begins, as many do, with a lad named P.B. Johnson, ...
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Where is my 25 reputation?

You, Detective Ryan, are packing up, as you are retiring. You have to say goodbye to your best friend, Wudriwurds. You open his last letter that he gave you, and read it with all your heart. Dear ...
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At my Wits' End

Some years back, toward the beginning of the school year, I got a call from my kid about a leadership opportunity that he wanted to pursue after normal school hours. I was pleasantly surprised, so of ...
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Stranded on a deserted Island

Mary Jane is stranded on a deserted island in the middle of a huge and deep lake. She cannot swim and all she has is two strings, each one one foot long. All of the boats she would be able to use are ...
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Could there be some logic in this mystical gibberish?

My great uncle Sean passed away in '94 after a long battle with illness. Not many people came to his funeral; he was 105 when he died, and had outlived all of his friends and colleagues. I'm told he ...
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double the stone puzzle

Story: I've x number of stones. On my way, I will cross three wells. When I reach a well, then I will throw y number of stones ...
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Let me Introduce you to the Band

If you need anything, just let me know—I'll point you in the right direction. Let me start out by counting off our members. The tall one there is named Martin. He's kinda offensive and always pissing ...
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Who poisoned the grandmaster?

Detective Emmy Gardner stepped into the cool, dry air of the Hotel Cummerbund. The young Checkers Grandmaster Uram Silvestri Stallone Afbaster had been poisoned yesterday, just before his match with ...
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What I Learned from the Attic

Now that I have moved into my parent's house for a temporary stay, it was time for me to earn my keep. My father has become quite old, and time has not been kind. There is a lot of unused and ...
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An interesting class

"Alright, class, I'm seeing so many new faces today. Let's go around and introduce a fun fact about yourself." A: "Hey everyone, I'm A. People tell me I'm pretty, but I wish I can buy something with ...
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Can we get some input, please?

The seven of us are pretty much surrounded. Stevens thinks that the key is to keep together and everyone's on board with that. He's surely our most senior man, but I worry about him. He seems to ...
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A Space Station 13 complicated escape

After successfully resolving this tricky situation, you, the Captain of the Space Station 13, have ordered what remains of your crew to gather in the escape shuttle. Accompanied by the Security ...
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A short day at the mall

Today I was going around the mall(in various stores) and I was recording what random customers had in their cart. After my research I also had two questions. Here are some of the items the customers ...
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Confessions of a Riddle Junkie

I'm $\bbox[#fff9c3]{\color{#fff9c3}{\textbf{NO PEEKING!}}}$ and I am alcoholic. I sometimes also take pot; it makes me kind of casual. And crack too, because it makes me highly skilled. As you can ...
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The Great Art Theft

The day was March 18, 1990. Just a few hours ago, multiple valuable artworks were stolen by men in fake uniforms. You, a famous code breaker, happened to stumble upon two pieces of evidences that the ...
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How cold is too cold? [closed]

On a day during a severe winter, somewhere in cold countries, I watched a weather report on a television. The report showed that on that particular day the temperature was 0° ....but due to some ...
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Weird WhatsApp message

Today I found by internet an artist that does commissions. I wanted to get drawn a map for one of my role playing games. First I tried to call him (there's a lot personal info on the website I found ...
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Girls are Mean!

Can you help poor little Benjamin fix his homework paper before he submits it? He needs to know what words to put back into his paper. Transcript: ...
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A Space Station 13 tricky situation

You are the Captain of the Space Station 13, and everything went bad very quickly. Most of the crew died, and it took you not so long to figure out that some people are not who they're supposed to be (...
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Do I Work with an Orangutan?

This morning I found myself face-down in front of a large building. It was obvious that I had taken a great fall from one of the rooms above me, but now I apparently had amnesia. I went in. I could ...
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A horrible TV show

Yesterday I had lunch with my grandma and she told me about this pilot episode she saw in a local TV channel. She's a bit senile though, so she could not remember the name of any of the characters. ...
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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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A Bunch of Rocks

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. "Mind passing me the salt & pepper please Rick?" Jean leaned on the table asking the man in black suit sitting opposite her. "I ...
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A Strange Case of Dementia

“...on the next episode of Planet Money, we welcome famous author and...” I woke up in a hospital to the sound of radio playing softly in the background. To my left, three stacks of machine beeped ...
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The Evicted Tenant

Today, I started my job as a package delivery man. As chances have it, one of the delivery addresses was right on my apartment floor! However, the handwriting was so bad I couldn't even make out the ...
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A thirsty king and his knights

The black king has spent his life fighting over this strange checkered land, the white king has finally been defeated and his troops have surrendered and pledged allegiance to him. Now he's not sure ...
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An Incorrect Summary of a Twenty-Two Day Tour

After a long but rewarding life in an office cubicle, Sally the office worker became Sally the retiree. Feeling unfulfilled, and with ancestors who had served admirably in the Navy, Sally the retiree ...
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A fancy man talking nonsense

One day I met a fancy man, and tried to talk to him: ME : Hello sir! How is your day? HIM: Are you conversing with my person ? ME : Yes I am, you seem like a very interesting person and I'd ...
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How to deal with Tim

My friend Tim is a real dick. Whatever happens to him he just won't die! I asked him what the secret to his power was (So I could kick his ass). He handed me a crumpled up piece of this paper with ...