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Lights in the Dungeon: Eighteen by Eleven

This is the fourth in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (3rd) <--|--> next (5th) The five by five dungeon was only a little harder than the previous ones. You're feeling pretty ...
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Can you pass through the ancient tomb? Find the correct interpretation for the symbols

You have been crossing this hot and wet place for weeks now, but when you enter the cool and mouldy ruin, you know in seconds it has been worth it. Nobody has ever been here ( - well nobody in last ...
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Meeting of hands on a clock

We have a regular analog clock with three hands - second, minute and hour. On a given day, how many times do: (a) the minute and hour hands (b) the minute and second hands (c) the hour and second ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Five by Five

This is the third in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (2nd) <-- | --> next (4th) You are practically skipping as you leave the four by four dungeon. This has been pretty easy so ...
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The etched words - Clue Twenty Six

<<---First clue <---Previous clue A note from @Mithrandir: I have given explicit permission for @Khale_Kitha to post this, and gave him the answer to encode. If you want to post one, ping @...
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Mensa question - groups of three white, shaded, black squares [closed]

I've tried to solve this question (Exercise 31) in many ways but I couldn't figure out the logic behind this. $\Space{100pt}{0px}{0px}$
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IQ test sample patterns

I was solving the sample problems for my school's IQ society and there are some I don't get. Since all I get is a final score, I wanted to ask puzzling if someone might be able to make things clearer. ...
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Lights in the Dungeon: Four by Four

This is the second in a series Lights in the Dungeon puzzles. previous (1st) <-- | --> next (3rd) As you exit the three by three dungeon, you are greeted by a grinning Lord Hooty McOwlface. A ...
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How many different Paths exist in this journey?

Rules: 1. Start from point A reach back to point A. 2. Each path needs to be visited at least once and only once in each journey. 3. never turning off at crossroads. to make it more understandable ...
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An invisible image - Clue Ten

<---Previous clue [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] "Where?" you ask. "I don't see anything." "That's the point - the image is invisible, doofus." You ...
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Flow Free Favourites

Recently, I have been amusing myself with the interesting puzzles provided by the excellent Flow Free puzzle app. Since I couldn't find a way to bookmark my favourite puzzles, I took up a habit of ...
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IQ Test question - vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines within a square

Which of the six tiles below is missing? I honestly do not know the answer. I took a screenshot of this from an online IQ test a while back. If you know where it is from, please let me know, and I ...
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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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Lasers: Double-Sided Mirrors (Level 8)

Previous Level:- Lasers: Moving Mirrors (Level 7) Here is another level of the continuation of my game. I have some doubled mirrors as a gift! Rules : There will be lasers that are shaped like an ...
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Connect dots on a grid with one continuous line

Rules: Line must be straight. Line must be continuous. Line must not intersect itself. Line is allowed to take 45 degree turns to itself, for example: The dots:
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Identify the grid that does not fit into the pattern

In the two rows the grids in each row form a pattern, so there are two patterns and they are similar to each other but not the same. One element (either in the upper or lower row) breaks the pattern. ...
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Tokyo Metro puzzle #3

Here's another Tokyo Metro puzzle, after the first and the second. I'll be doing the fourth tomorrow, and the fifth will be based on the answers of all four. By the way, the map is here. Riddle: <...
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Can you solve this? Answer isn't 19 or 26 [closed]

I've found this viral image online, can you solve it? It is tricky, but simpler than you think. Source: Originally found it at CBP - Brain Centers Facebook Page.
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Turning a dog (Part 2) [closed]

Here is Mr. Dog, friend of Mrs. Goat. Move only two matchsticks such that Mr. Dog's head faces the opposite direction, i.e. to the right side. This is Part 2 of turning the animal series. See Part 1 -...
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The Puzzling Times

$$\bbox[orange]{\begin{array}{rcl}\\\hline\huge\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ The&\huge{Puzzling}&\huge{Times\ \ \star\ \ \star\ \ }\\\hline\\\end{array}}$$   Vol. 4, No. 1 $\raise 2pt \tt{\large{\...
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Can you fold a square into a square of one-fifth the area?

I love origami, and it recently gave me an idea for a very hard but beautiful puzzle. I'm really curious whether anyone here can solve it. So here's the puzzle. You are given a large perfectly square ...
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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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A weird deleted Puzzling.SE question

So I was just browsing Puzzling as usual, when I stumbled upon a... to put it mildly, "strange" question: The question seems to be permanently deleted now... For those who disabled GIFs in their ...
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My friend sent me a photo of his keyboard, but there's something I can't figure out about it

Two months ago, my friend bought a new Chromebook. He told me yesterday that while he is happy with the computer overall, he's not that impressed by the quality of the keyboard. My friend is an ...
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The needle in the network - find it!

We all know it can be difficult to find a needle in a haystack, but in this puzzle you have to #Find the NEEDLE in the network! A bit more detailed: Somewhere in the network pictured above hides the ...
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R.H.P.C. crossword puzzle

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36 I got a ticket to the Red Herring Puzzle Club in the middle of the street. There was just a guy giving them out, like some advertisement ...
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

To date, on Puzzling.SE I have contributed (counting: 10, 20, 30...) 99 problems to the site. So to mark my 100th, here's a massive meta-puzzle to celebrate the occasion! Task Solve the nine sub-...
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What is the next shape?

which one is the correct answer of the following picture? What is the algorithm of shapes sequence?
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What is Lukas Rotter's secret?

The former user Lukas Rotter has had1 an intriguing profile picture: This looks like it's some kind of encrypted message! And just to confirm my suspicions, on his profile he says: By the way, my ...
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I am an island (ysaujdiolkiun)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids I received an envelope containing two drawings and no return address. I would recognize that handwriting anywhere - my dear friend ...
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Release the "Q" ball

Hit the "I" ball at such an angle that it creates a chain reaction which ultimately dislodges the "Q" ball. Whenever the ball in motion hits a stationary ball, the ball in motion ...
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❤️🐖🤯Scrambled emoji tale☠️💰😊 #️1️⃣

Note: If the emoji characters of this question and its answers are borked, doubtful and what you can see are mostly boxes (like □ or �), you could try to install this extension if you are using Chrome ...
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Definition Resolution

Your final answer(s) should be thematic.
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Emoji Story - bad jokes edition

For devices that cannot display all the emoji, Android screenshots are included with each. ✊✊🚪😕❓👻👻❓🚫😢 ❓☠️💲🌽🦌👂 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🍻🚶🦆 ❓6️⃣😱7️⃣7️⃣🍴9️⃣ ❓👃🚫📏👞 ❓❌🐈🐦🥕
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Multilayer Image Steganography

Alice, Bob, Carol, and Dan are playing a card game. After they all show their cards, Bob notes that by exchanging two cards the order of the players would be reversed; that is, the player with the ...
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A Suspicious Mail

It's an average normal everyday day. You find a piece of mail in your mail box. It doesn't look like the rest of them: The text reads What should you do? Some helpful websites: Hint:
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Odd-looking circle

A man is told to make a circle He makes this: Where is the man?
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Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Emoji Puzzle - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Created by myself during Covid-19 lockdown. I've posted an image because emoji rendering as text are not working too well.
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This diagram needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new diagramming style. The examples below have been deliberately selected and ordered in a way that ...
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Which country did my sister visit?

My sister is always talking about pilots. And her passengers. And planes in general. She's a flight attendant, see, and she is OBSESSED with all things aeronautical (always has been). On the rare ...
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Perplexing Fireworks

In the Perfectly Pixelated Puzzling Plaza, some people were setting off fireworks. Being the puzzling fellows that they are, they couldn't bear to just set off fireworks for the sheer enjoyment of it (...
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A moderate visual number puzzle

In the following diagram, each red dot represents a positive number. The dot-numbers on each of the five circles spell out either a word (each dot corresponding to a letter) or a number (each dot ...
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A Letter from the Past

It has been quite a while since your first assignment as a P.U.Z.Z.L.E. agent. Most of your tasks weren't even half that exciting and since your boss is currently on vacation, your most important task ...
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The mystery flag

Part two - The mystery flag - twisted Based on these flags: (Count the sun in the Argentina flag as yellow) Which country does this flag belong to? Please explain why EDIT: I added a black ...
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Where do all the doors lead to?

You are walking in a hallway and find a door. You decide to enter the room. The door closes behind you, the room suddenly becomes dark and starts spinning. You fall on the floor in the middle of the ...
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The Baconian Tower

The picture below depicts Sir Richard Mervyn Bacon, a (very) distant relative of Francis Bacon, leaving his flat on a clear autumns night in order to get his favourite book from the local library. ...
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The Writing's on the Wall

In the course of your travels, you stumble onto a cryptic message: You lament that the three bottom lines are badly degraded and nearly unreadable. You're certain that the information they contain is ...
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A simple alien safe

Oh no!! Abducted by aliens and put into a labyrinth for ability testing - again! There is (obviously) no deeper meaning behind this all, but can you help me open this safe, as it undoubtedly contains ...
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🍩🔔🔥Scrambled emoji tale⚛️🎶🛒 #️2️⃣

Note: If the emoji characters of this question and its answers are borked, doubtful and what you can see are mostly boxes (like □ or �), I took a screenshot for you. Here is a story. It has 12 parts ...
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