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

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The Cryptic Lab ~3~

SPOILER ALERT PLEASE READ The Cryptic Lab * 1 * AND The Cryptic Lab +2+ BEFORE READING PART 3! The series is getting less and less attention, so I might close it sooner than I think; after part 5 is ...
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Cryptography club

You have been invited to join a secret cryptography society, but you have to decode this message and meet at the location. This is the email you receive: Let's learn your times tables! $5$ X 8 = 74 ...
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The savannah watering hole

Scene one Early summer in an African savannah. Gazelles gather at a watering hole to drink. Everything is peaceful. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere a group of hyenas charge in and start ...
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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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Ultimate Puzzling Challenge: How it starts

You are Bob. Today you find a letter in the mail. It says: You have been chosen to compete in the Ultimate Puzzling Challenge, along with 1,048,575 others. It is a challenge where you will ...
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A book of mystery - Page I

APOLOGIES AS THE FIRST SET OF NUMBERS WAS INCORRECT. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME WRITING A PROPER STORY RIDDLE SO EXCUSE ME IF IT'S NOT GREAT. YOU'LL GET A NEW PAGE OF THE BOOK EACH TIME YOU SOLVE THE LAST ...
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The Cryptic Lab +2+

SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVEN'T LOOKED AT MY QUESTION BEFORE, The Cryptic Lab *1*, YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND MUCH HERE! I'm glad people enjoyed the first part of the puzzle. I didn't think any of you would, ...
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A treasure map (Caesar's Perich)

Note that all 'information' is fictual The postman arrived with a bundle of letters. I went out to get them. Look through the bundle, I suddenly noticed some curious - the last letter was a poem, ...
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A book of mystery - Page III

SHOOVER GOT PAGE 2 (THE ANSWER TO WHICH WAS MCDONALD'S ISLINGTON) AND SOLVE PAGE THREE TO GET A HINT TO SOLVE THE NEXT PAGE. Just as was for solving the first Page number three had started to burst ...
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Zed's Dance: Disarray and Cabaret

All this talk about my friends and I... it's about time I announced myself for a change! I'm kinda nervous about this because — let's face it — I'm an odd-ball. Take, for example, the ...
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Where Is The Poisonous Plate? [duplicate]

OOOOOOK! So. Here we go. Scenario Your friend (a restaurant owner) calls you one afternoon in urgency. Something terrible has happened and he needs your support at once!! You borrow $50 from the ...
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Measure the height

You wake up with a gentle breeze on your face. Opening your eyes, you suddenly find that you are no longer at your home. You look around and find that you are on the roof of a very high building with ...
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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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Grid Puzzle - Paint

A student was found making Graffiti in the teacher's office. He was punished and was asked to repaint the wall of the room. The teacher gave him a grid to show which part of the wall should be painted ...
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Super Virus Remedy Needed

OH NO! A new virus has beset the world, and is threatening to become the most infectuous disease the world has ever seen. Notable symptoms? None Whatsoever! This makes it extremely difficult ...
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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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Six at the Circuit

There were six friends: Charles, Claude, Lee, Konrad, Peirce, and Shannon. For the most part, all were truth-tellers. However, Konrad tended to falsify claims more often than not. All decided to ...
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Can Igor trust the message?

After deciphering the mysterious letter Igor's boss received, Igor realized that before he could do anything about it, he'd better find out if the letter is real information, or meant to sabotage his ...
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A message told thrice

In front of me, there's a shadow of a man; he speaks to me thus; (1) Despite your most desperate wishes, I am a bet you cannot beat. To be content with me is to know peace of mind. Know this: of ...
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SCP-507 and the extra-dimensionnal slot machine

Disclaimer : This is not my puzzle, and it may not even be a puzzle. But it does look like a puzzle to me. If it has to be closed for this, so be it. But let's see first if someone can come up with ...
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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Save the Easter bunny - An Enigmatic puzzle

This is a puzzle themed for Easter Monday 17-04-17 The inhabitants of Puzzletopia are shocked: the Easter bunny has gone missing! They immediately ask you, the police’s best detective, to find out ...
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Story from Gottingen [closed]

STORY FROM GOTTINGEN Last summer I spent my vacation in Gottingen - a beautiful city in the heart of Germany. I needed some help reading a map I got from my hotel, so approached a policeman on the ...
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No shoot Sherlock: Test your internet and detective skills with this one!

Clues I have hired Sherlock Holmes to find something for me. We are near my home at an outdoor event and queuing for the refreshment tent. I suspect that the object is to be found somewhere in this ...
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Alien Classroom Calendar

A teacher on a foreign planet wants to make a classroom calendar out of cubic blocks. She wants to individually count each day by drawing a number on the faces of a block. There are 209 days in this ...
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Mutineer's Treasure

Background: Your team has recovered a sunken ship. In the hold there is a small room that appears it was intended as a smuggler's room. In the smuggler's hold are three decayed corpses a bunch of ...
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Keypad Conundrum

Tonight I had to work late at the office to fix a small, but critical bug. Most people leave early and by the time I was done working, I was the only person left in the office. I quickly gathered my ...
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The strange notebook - Clue Seventeen

<<---First clue <---Previous clue The door swings open. You step through, and it closes - thud - behind you. You look around. You are in what appears to be a normal living room, with some ...
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The outset of the edge of cipher

This is an entry into the 16th Fortnightly Challenge : reverse-puzzling Person 1: Look at the paper. Person 2: Yes, I see, I see, but I don't know what cipher this is. Person 1: Okay, let ...
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A book of mystery - Page II

I AM SORRY ABOUT THE LAST PUZZLE IN WHICH I MESSED UP THE NUMBERS BUT BEASTLYGERBIL EVENTUALLY GOT THE ANSWER WHICH WAS 'THIS CODE BELONGS TO SAM'. ENJOY! Once the first riddle was solved The ...
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Zed's Mystery: Thetis… Vanished into Thin Air!

My friend Thetis and I cons— wait, where's Thetis? Hmm, that's funny... she was here a minute ago.... Wait, a note!... Oh dear, it seems things have taken a turn from bad to worse; Thetis is ...
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Hiker's Cabin Mystery | Pt. XVII

Sorry for the long break everyone! It's been hectic. Here goes XVII: There is another chamber of the labyrinth which contains yet another inscription on the wall: Once again, there is a keyboard and ...
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What happened to the boat?

A man wandered around on a boat, And fell through a hole in the hull; He was gobbled up by a shark, And then by a flock of seagulls. Three days later the man's ghost came back, To haunt the boat with ...
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The Adventures of Jack #3

He's back at it again! 'Twas the night before Christmas, And Jack only wanted one thing. A hat - what else would he need? Jack thought about colours, possibly crimson. But the ...
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Lemme tell you 'bout this drama

(I apologise in advance for what is probably the dumbest tale you will read all week) Lemme tell you 'bout this drama Check it out 'fore it decays. This guy speak like Dalai Lama Some girl's life ...
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All locked up and nowhere to turn

While working in your basement, you notice there is a portion of concrete which is not like the rest. It is funny you never noticed it before, but most of the time there was a rug covering it. Tapping ...
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Schrödinger's phone

You are working on an undercover spy mission, equipped with an iPhone to communicate with your partner. Assigned as the lookout, your job is to make sure that no nosy guards pass by and to alert your ...
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Escape the ambigous riddles

You find yourself in a room. The walls, floor and ceiling are surrounded with steel. You notice on one side there is some unknown material, that is cool to the touch, and near the floor is a standard ...
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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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Generate a valid string

I have been observing her for just over a week now. She had seen me but didn't know she was being watched. As people pass she hands them a piece of paper. Some even stop and put money in a cigar box ...
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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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A Prison Officer's Password

Prison is not a nice place to be. Especially when you've been wrongly convicted. The Officers have sympathized with you, however, and one in particular, a very musical chap, has become good friends ...
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Lost at sea. What is the ship's cargo?

While trapped at sea, a small fishing vessel desperately tried to reach another ship for assistance. Finally, a large ship appeared over the crest of a magnificent wave. The crew members screamed for ...
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Leet of Legends

Mr. S, the history professor, offered his class a challenge. He told the class that bonus points would be given in the examination to the first student who deciphered the text. All students received ...
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My colleague who liked to puzzle, riddle, juggle

A few years back I remember a colleague whom if you had met, you would fail to forget. He was extraordinary in many different ways. In addition to never being able to meet deadlines and never turning ...
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Snooping Around the Garbage

So you're a spy for ACorp, which is snooping around in the BCorp (competitor) garbage truck. You just found a note that might've had their computer system password; however, where's the username? The ...
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A murder in Manchester

Harrison and George are best friends, they both live in Manchester. One day, Harrison goes to George's house to visit him, but after opening the door, he finds his friend dead near the desk, with a ...
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Dream of omniscience [closed]

Dave is having a dream. In his dream he is walking happily along a street when he comes to a mysterious door. He tries to simply open the door, but it is locked. It is his dream and he can do ...
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The Trolley Problem Revisited

A man decided to take the trolley to work one day. Along the journey, he discovered that the trolley driver has stepped off the trolley, and now no one was driving it. Determined to reach work on time,...
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Burning Island - how to survive the fire? [closed]

A man is stranded on an island covered in forest. There are no other humans or animals, he is the only one who lives on the island. One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning ...