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The shortest puzzle (part 1)

[![image description here][1]][1] Can't you change everything? I am doing it right now. Question: What is the 1-word answer to this question? Hint:
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Get a expensive donut for 75% off! [closed]

You are going to a donut store, which donuts are more than 500 dollars. The most fancy one is the Donut Dedeluxe, which cost 5000 dollars. Luckily, they have a 75% off which is now 1,250. But, you ...
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They say, from aperire

The answer to this puzzle consists of 10 letters and is of the form ____ ____ From smallest to largest, row by row Row 1: K.A b. Row 2: W.M b. Row 3: H.S b. Row 4: N.M.B b. Row 5: G.M b.
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The Extraordinary Sky of Saddlestania

The infinite country of Saddlestania has some very interesting geography: its elevation from the mathematically flat sea level exactly follows the equation $$\mathbf{z=x^2-y^2}.$$ After traveling ...
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Originally not a movie

Can you tell what movie these images together represents? (the answer is a 5-letter noun)
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Odd stranger in town

Here's a simple little puzzle. With the help of the image below, can you figure out who I am? Hint: Hint(second term):
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Red Herring Redherring

Red herring redherringredh Redherri ngredh Red herrIng red HErrING reD heRring Red herRing rED herrINg REDHERRING rEd HErring reD HerRing Red hERriNg Red herring Red HerrIng rED hErrInG reD HerrIng ...
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Simple language rebuses

What 2-word associates with this rebus? (actually not a rebus) also: What word associates with this rebus? Hints:
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Puzzle to match up the shapes on inner edges

My daughter (pre-school) had to solve the following puzzle: It consists of 9 square pieces and the goal is to fit them together in such a way that all inner (i.e. touching) sides show a valid, put-...
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What is the next diagram, and what is the number?

I needed some help to a friend of mine, he was solving a puzzle. He sent me a remake of what he was solving, and its up to you to help my friend! Note: My friend says that he messed up at 32, there ...
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Raven matrices in a cross shape

Found this puzzle on Quora from Christian Baune and here is the link https://qr.ae/pGXQPa EDIT: To make communication easier, let the first top puzzle (the only one in the first row) be A. In the ...
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Fill the magic 4 x 4 square

Following question is courtesy to Mathex Exam: 1984 Given a 4 x 4 matrix, we need to fill in crosses at 10 out of 16 places such that each row and each column has an even number of crosses.
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Who are these cartoon characters?

Who are these wacky frienemies? (The puzzle is the image, all words to state the task/question are strenuously connected to the answer at best) Hint
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Dastardly Diagrams

I recently found this diagram taped over an image in my English textbook. We got it second-hand, so I assume that it must have been a little puzzle from the previous owner. It came with two questions ...
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Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids. For the avoidance of doubt, while the puzzle set-up is based on a real quiz show, the exact scenario described here is entirely ...
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Dirac notation for English

Dirac notation is very expressive: not only does it allow to write quantum states and operations more concisely, it can also be used to shorten written English words and phrases! Here are some ...
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Should You Take the Pill?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Your head is throbbing like mad. You try to get your bearings as you look around the laboratory. Shattered beakers and spilled chemicals are ...
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A new adventure awaits! Let's go!

UPDATE: To make this puzzle fairer, the pieces have been modified to include additional hints. If you want to try and solve the puzzle with the original non-clued pieces, click here. A tale is being ...
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28 Minutes Later

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms I open my eyes to find myself lying in a bed in a white room. Sitting up is difficult, as a tangle of wires and tubes are attached to my arms ...
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PEBMSRMEE (all four)

Determine the two-part 14-letter answer by looking at these images below. Please try to figure out as much as possible before posting partials. Good luck! HINT:
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What is a Prebus Word™?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix (Somewhat in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.) If a word ...
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Now you're Packing with Portals #2: Hashtag

Place the colored shapes into the white area, without rotations or reflections, so that they fill it perfectly. The gray walls don't just block shapes, though - they act as portals! When you place a ...
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Consists of four

The correct approach to this puzzle will lead you to two initials which in its entirety consists of 13 letters. What is this 13-letter answer?
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TFS (strings of letters)

Complete the image below with the correct strings of letters in the correct squares (four squares will be left empty). Transcription (■ is a square that does not exist in the image, and ? is a blank ...
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This Sudoku Park iS LIT!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #47: "Wacky Sudokus" The grid below is a normal Sudoku grid with normal Sudoku clues, but the completed grid also houses a Statue Park! The completed ...
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Sudoku in Technicolor!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #47: "Wacky Sudokus" This puzzle consists of three overlapping Sudokus, coloured red, blue and green, so each cell will contain three digits, one of ...
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How to solve this 3x3 dots and lines puzzle?

I saw this on a forum and no one knows how to solve it, and it's driving me crazy. Does anyone know what the solution is and why? I tried looking at similarities in the columns, rows, and diagonals. I ...
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How to get the least number of flips to a plastic chips to get a certain figure?

The puzzle is as follows: (Transcription with grammar errors fixed) A game consists of the following: The challenge is to flip the chips in such a way so that they are as in state 2. You start in ...
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The Blank Sudoku

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #47: "Wacky Sudokus" (h/t to Beastly Gerbil, whose 1,2,3... Trinary!!! puzzle provided inspiration for this puzzle) This puzzle is a normal Sudoku, ...
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All six of them

This sequence of grids is arranged in alphabetical order but one grid is empty as you can see. All the others are complete. How should you fill in the squares in order for this empty grid to be ...
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What are these people trying to tell you?

These people are trying to tell you something. What is it? Also, kudos if you can find the pattern between the images...though you'll have to find the pattern to solve this puzzle in the first place. ...
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A(nother) No-Sensa Test Question

Which one of the five options (A to E) fits in the blank space? Why?
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What is an Awry Grid?

If a 4x4 grid (where each cell contains an arrow in an orthogonal direction) conforms to a special rule, I call it an Awry Grid. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it a Aright Grid. Here are ...
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Progressive matrix - 4x4 grid with triangles and crosses

My sister sent me this pattern sequence. Please excuse the bad image quality. Source
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Shipwreck hunting

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: "Tales From the Cryptic" My Uncle Redbeard, the great sailor and shipwreck-hunter, is in trouble and needs my help! This morning a mysterious ...
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Familiar Five (r&r ignored)

What is the correct option/answer to this puzzle?
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The Maze of Hermes

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: "Tales From the Cryptic" THE QUEST I have been running a role-playing game, in which my friend plays a halfling named Ptolic. Recently, Ptolic ...
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Progressive matrix - 3x3 grids with red and blue squares [closed]

I was told that D was the correct solution, but I can't figure out why. n here
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Honeycomb: a hexagonal grid of letters

This puzzle consists entirely of one image, attached below. The image is large and you will need to zoom in to see some of the details. There is no hidden information, only what you can plainly see. ...
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Landings and stairs [closed]

Let's have two views of landings and stairs. We obtain the second VIEW B, by rotating the VIEW A 180 degrees clockwise. The distance between two landings is 8 feet, shown by the arrows. The stairs are ...
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New Year Graph Puzzle

In the graph below, each node is coloured either red or yellow, except for the white node in the bottom left, which I've marked with an X. Can you tell me what the white node marked with X represents?...
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Splitting figures on the Cartesian plane

What is the minimum number of lines to separate the sets? a) 2 b) 3 c) 4 d) 1 e) 5 Observe the graph below, it is possible to separate linearly with a line at least two of the classes? a) Yes, just ...
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Cheers, people!

Try make sense of this image below. Good luck!
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A No-Sensa Test Question

What is in the blank box? Why? Pick from one of the five options. For folks who don't see colors well Y = yellow, R = red, O = orange, B = blue, G = green, P = purple Grid: Y R O Y B G B P ...
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On a budget with my travel agent

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags "Hey Pat, I got your latest tour brochure. It looks really fun; you know I love military history! But times are tough, and I did ask you for ...
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Graylocke's Rotting Marble Box

So Graylocke Inc. (the previously hidden competitor to Retudin's Mazes Inc. mentioned here) has produced a new product just in time for the holiday season. We present to you Graylocke's Rotting ...
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Captain Clumsy's crummy communication

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Captain Clumsy never ceases to amaze me... This morning I was down at the dockside when I heard a shout from a nearby ship. Steeling myself, I ...
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Initials, we are

Can you tell me what this sequence represents? (something very well-known)
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Sounds beautiful, doesn't it

So I found this puzzle from an old book of mine with very little instructions. I can't seem to remember the right approach to the solution BUT I do remember the final answer, which is 8 letters only. ...
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A Question for the AGES

To properly complete this image, what color should the central S be?

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