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Show me… “Stack the Logs!”

I'm Daniel, a skinny teenager from New Jersey. My mom got a new job, so she and I had to move to Canyon City, California. I decided that I needed a new hobby, so I started taking classes at the YMCA. ...
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A Classic Conundrum

I had a quick idea for a puzzle that may or may not be too hard to solve, but nothing is too hard for Puzzling SE so let's give it a go. One of my friends gave me a list of classic books to read last ...
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Who would cross the Bridge of Death / Must answer me / These questions three:

Oh, Holy Grail, thou art puny and small When compared to the treasure I want most of all. It can sometimes—not always—be found in receptacles. So read, mark my words. If need, use your spectacles. ...
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A whale of a nested riddle

Each line has an answer. Each line's answers are clues for the paragraph's answer. Those in turn are clues for the section's final answer. The five final answers form a subjective list composed by me. ...
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Corsets, movie sets and assets

My prefix prefix does exhilarating kicks, My infix infix uncovered the wizard's tricks, My suffix suffix is quieter than a tick, Gone a century since, he made infinite picks.
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A rodent cooking pasta

A fair-haired small rodent with cherubic gaze was cooking string pasta in Occidental ways. A Monegasque prince was the person who pays, metallic drugs brought each man to a haze. An evil ...
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I live in a spaceship

I live in a spaceship that travels so 快地, along with a doctor who I find 真帅的, my features are 美丽, my name rhymes with 内力, it's my job to fix if the engine goes 坏了. Who am I?
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Eight is Enough

My wife and I are expecting our 8th child very soon. she is obsessed with patterns and named our first six children (all girls). In order, they are named for: A super-villainess whose alter ego is ...
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Follow the Crumbs #1

(This is a new format I wanted to play with. I'll post it as-is to start with and add clues around how to go about it if needed. Hopefully someone will first pick up the idea and follow the crumbs ...
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Michael Myers left me a note!

I came back from my run the other day and found this note left on my kitchen table. It was a terrifying experience when I learned it was from the masked psychopath Michael Myers himself. I really don'...
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Can you follow Directions?

Unemployed? Lk no further! Are you: Able to follow directions? Able to read Flowcharts? Highly motivated? Able to count on your hands and feet without utilizing your big toes and thumbs? Well ...
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new “Only Connect” puzzle

Please be kind - this is my first puzzle! ...
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Four Directions #6 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by metazen's riddles, I have decided to create my own To my west are a bunch of crooks To my north is a special fruit To my east is somewhere everyone wants to be To my ...
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Songplay (no.4)

Okay, so since the last few were easier than I expected them to be; this Songplay riddle will head over to another genre to try and stump some of you up! Good luck ...
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Songplay (no.3)

I have another simple Songplay riddle for you! Good luck to you all! Babe you're just like candy, Lips of yours divine. See you've got me thirsty, ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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Songplay (no.1)

This took a while to write so I hope everyone enjoys it! The idea is for you to figure out what song it is and who it’s by. Good luck to you all! The Rules The riddle has to match the original ...
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Does Anyone Like Movies?

What two movies am I going to watch this weekend? GAMMD---------------------{02}SI FMDIDGAD------------------{02}GWTW ...
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Shouldn't it be “A bear pretending to be a human”?

Inspired by this amazing puzzle, this rebus puzzle, and this number puzzle, I create my first simple rebus: $(4, 2, 2) $ The answer is $4/(2+2)$ word consists of $4+2+2$ letters Hint 1 Hint 2 ...
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Random Riley Riddle Number 2

My Prefix is a place to stay, but famously said to go away. My Infix happens where you might find a trooper. When two become one, it really is super. My Suffix means to ignore, but spell it ...
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Anyone can do a Riley Riddle

I went through a random word generator until I found a nice one to make a Riley out of: My Prefix can crunch, wash, or rock. And can be found prominent, on those who aren't scared. My Infix ...
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Impractical, Improbable, and Incredible

My functions are complex, I will fight your wars. A design that'll perplex, not bought at your stores. Carefully crafted to be awesome, as I'm stuffed with weapons of war, Hear the bullets ...
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The only winning move is

I'm David, a 16-year old boy who likes video games. With my super-cute girlfriend Jennifer, I hacked into NORAD and started playing "Global Thermonuclear War" with the supercomputer WOPR. Then, Joshua,...
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Zeebus Puzzle #6

Walkers beware! You may not want to take a shot at this one...
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A Discworld Riley

My prefix is the heir to the apprentice of the final reality, Without the Ephebean "not" My suffix is both a noun and a verb Dwarf Bread is not an example of the noun, Though it may help ...
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What am I wearing today?

Captain of serenity. Lover of Polish beast slayer. Sister of double victor. Foul-mouthed one-eyed soldier. Murgo-hating emperor. Owner of runaway bum. Fateful answerer of "What do you want?" ...
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Take a Little Trip With Me!

On my way to work this morning, I was listening to SiriusXM and a song came on that always cheers me up. Not sure if it's for one reason, or another (spoilers, so I won't go into detail until an ...
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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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Terribly Translated Theatre

We've got some real short movie descriptions for sale! Solve them now and win imaginary points! Come one, come all! We'll even let you take home the posters! A gang of all shapes and sizes decide ...
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Name a famous actor

In my name you can find a time of light, and I almost share it with a certain Christmas song. In my famous work, I am a mad man accompanied by D major and a vintage accent.
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Proverbial Soup is good for the Soul

There are twenty-one(21) well-known, historic, correct English proverbs below and one(1) that is slightly incorrect when compared to the historically correct version. Astute observers will notice that ...
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Yet another Riley Riddle

An invading force was once named my prefix What they left after, colored my suffix Forgetting my infix is just not allowed When applied to people, I'm more than a crowd What am I? Hint:
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Why don't my masters match their colors appropriately?

Gathered together as five to form one, I protect you from destruction, On mystical energy I'll fire my gun, the ancestors oversaw my construction. Led by a group of outsiders, they are new to ...
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I didn't ask to be torn apart and put back together again

Bippity boppity boo! I don't really know how to shoot; By the end, your love for me grew, By the end, I knew what I must do. You can be sure that when danger looms, I will prevent our ...
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A Clockwork Scrooge

After a night of traveling through time with the three spirits, Ebenezer Scrooge was brought back to his house. The spirits left him with this message: "For some, values opposite that of society are ...
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The other night I did these things

The other night I did these things: I alternately climbed the rungs of success and slid down to failure. I got a car, went to college, got married and had up to four strangely-...
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Jabberwocky Question

What's a good word to describe 'Jabberwocky,' by Lewis Carroll? As a reminder, here's the first stanza: 'Twass brillig, and the sluithy toves Did gyrre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy werre ...
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Where did this mysterious note come from?

The boy had a cat on the boat, Alone among blue all around. He wrote a very brief note, Hoping the can would be found. I just came back from the Latpipe Hotel and decided to head to the beach, for ...
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Potter Cryptic Clues

Today is July 31st, which, according to JK Rowling, is apparently Harry Potter's birthday. So, let's celebrate with some Harry Potter themed cryptic clues! The final answer is a good bit of trivia: ...
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Are we all just trophies to you? Forced to kill each other for your sick, twisted entertainment?

So it's finally come, the battle of the ages, My heart beats as a drum, we fight across these stages. A friend becomes an opponent, my foe becomes my ally, Swiftly, each blow a component, ...
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Better than Sliced Bread on Wheels!

So I got this idea to start up my own company, Chowzen Corporation. I'm fairly confident that when it goes public, it's gonna make Alibaba and Facebook look like a couple of turd smokers. I've ...
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Making Things Difficult​

This puzzle was meant to be for Fortnightly Challenge #35: Restricted Title #1, but due to various reasons I only got around to starting it recently. Constructed with apologies to my friend Atrus. ...
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I'm bored. Do you like eating bananas? They make a good breakfast

So for today, our riddle is broken into two. Can you figure out all of these clues? Am I the Alpha, the origin, the prime? I'm maybe victory, or part of a dime. Take one to the face, you ...
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Einstein would be proud

Really amazing, is what most people say I am, Of ways to move, I'm the fastest way out of a jam. Some people think I'm a hole, but not quite, Expect me to be 4D, you'd be right. Now be ...
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What's the Theme Here? (#5)

Here's the fifth installment. 🔗 🔗 🔗 🔗
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Three words that will help you throughout your day

Add a letter to me, and you'll be thrown into medieval times, Take one away, and your stomach may be doing this. If you meet one like me, they will never commit any crimes. I can be used as the ...
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That is a battlefield

These emails keep coming, and I can't block them. Apparently my ISP has told me that they're too secure to end up on my block list, and for some reason, I can't send these messages to spam. Whoever ...
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Historical Sequence

What is the next number in the sequence? 10, 5, 9, 7, 6, 5, 7, 5, 8, ? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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What Holiday are you celebrating?

In the morning of 2030, as you wake up, you remember it is a special day. Uh oh, what special day was it again? It seems you have forgotten, so you go downstairs to see if you can remember. You see ...
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Support the last one left

The enumerations of these four crossword clues are related: Naughty streamer even I watch. Justify the new mass rite. Not a grey cap on the board? Send up Queen's University. ...