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Making waves at your friendly function foundry

A friend of a friend has become known, among friends, for fabricating rococo mathematical functions. $\require{begingroup}\begingroup \def \sssfrac #1#2{ \dfrac {\raise -.5ex{\small ...
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Naughty knights

Recently the British newspaper The Guardian published the following puzzle, titled Naughty Knights: And here's the solution published by the newspaper later: Unfortunately, this solution doesn't ...
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The markings of Mictal

I found this sketch in the notes old Alembic took while exploring the ruins of the ancient city of Mictal. The man must have copied some writing he encountered among the ruins. If only I could figure ...
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Alphabetic string theory

According to alphabetic string theory, the words we see are merely the visible portions of highly convoluted loops of multi-dimensional alphabetic string. For example, here is what we see in our space-...
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Estimating Time

Here is a descending sequence of seven puzzles sorted from large to small. If you work on one a day, you should finish within a week. So let’s say two weeks to be safe. The sequence is also ascending ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #05 - It's Yahtzee, Jim, but not as we know it

This is the fifth Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Symmetries – a Quadritaisho puzzle

This is part 43 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, This is a Quadritaisho puzzle. Divide the grid into rooms by drawing borders along ...
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A week around Europe

I've recently returned from a week of travelling around Europe, visiting a different town or city in a different country on each day, choosing my destinations according to an underlying pattern. I've ...
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Written every which way

Looking for the name of a country. This puzzle is part of Recycling old answers.
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The messy chemist

This morning I walked into my Chemistry teacher's office to ask him a question and felt my foot collide with something. I looked down at the floor and saw a load of Periodic Table element flashcards ...
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Solve my picture riddle! Cowards need not apply!

Something connects these images: What is the word, and what are the connections?
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Identify the Missing Symbols

The symbols below appear to be some sort of nautical symbols: waves, sails, lighthouse markers, waterfall markers, directional markers, etc. The spots are labeled with red letters, but the red ...
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On The Subject of Bitmaps

(This is part of a series of puzzles written for Timwi for a Secret Santa puzzle exchange, themed around various custom modules for the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. No KTaNE knowledge is ...
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Gladys goes shopping

This puzzle is part 22 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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Hidden Message: Of Shapes and Numbers

I've created a puzzle quite a while back, unfortunately not many people wanted to play so I'm posting here instead. The idea is that the image can be decipher to uncover a hidden message. The hint is ...
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Can you solve this Country puzzle?

Given this sequence of flags, which flag should replace the question mark? Explain. Note: I added 'knowledge'-tag, but it's nothing complicated.
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I need to clear my table... again!

Note: This puzzle is fairly easy. While I can't stop more seasoned or high-rep users from answering, I would appreciate it if it were left to newer members of the Puzzling community. Thank you! Note 2:...
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Dedicated image - but dedicated to what/who?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art After solving the message in the butterfly image, the two friends move on to the next room. "This was certainly an overwhelmingly large ...
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The Lazy Laser Physicist

You have a setup like in the image above. But it seems like detector A does some weird things. You should better check it with detector B. What is the minimum number of mirrors you have to move (...
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Mensa Norway last 3 questions

I had no problems with solving first 32 questions from http://test.mensa.no but the last 3 questions are totally bugging me out even knowing the answers. Could anyone help me getting the logic behind ...
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An Ailing Assassin

Since moving to the countryside, I've taken up a side job as an assassin. While camping out with a doctor, they told me that I had contracted an illness. However, since I didn't take any money with me,...
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Reading the Stars

As the human explorers ventured into an uncharted system, they got the feeling that their presence was expected. In fact, the stars themselves greeted them. What was the greeting?
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Rotationpuzzle in hex - The journey beyond the tomb

This is the 3rd themed puzzle of the tomb. (See puzzle 1 and puzzle 2) It is fully independent of the other two and just linked by the common story. After you set the colour-puzzle dials to the right ...
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3D nonogram – What's in the box?

This is a three-dimensional nonogram. The first six squares depict the layers of a $6\times6\times6$ cube. The final square gives the enumerations for the Z-axis, top to bottom. Some rules: The grid ...
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E Rebus Unum – a picture sequence puzzle

This is part 42 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Today I have been taking it easy. You might even say it has been a walk in the ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #10 (Art and Literature 2/4): Bookshelf

This is part 10 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Colourblind-friendly version available here. The ...
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Triangles tiling on a hexagon

Each number means the numbers of blue tiling surrounding the number example
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9 types of puzzles I like

This is a sequel to 6 types of puzzles I like. You need to clean up, or things will get more messy... - outer-space MS - Rose MATE - Lagoon MIS - Pegasus MSO - Heart MSI - Whirlpool MEI - ? Ay Bee ...
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The next movie in this series is..?

Here is a series of movies that have something in common other than being thoroughly entertaining. Find the next movie in this series.
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Burial Traditions

This is part 56 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, The answers to these twelve rebuses are single words in alphabetical order. Your ...
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A self-unsure portrait

The portrait cannot tell whether fragment X or Y belongs at the ? question mark.   Can you? How is it a “self-portrait”? Let’s say ...
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Watching the game, having a puzzle

This puzzle is part 7 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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The hearts of gold

This puzzle is part 10 of Gladys' journey across the globe. Each part can be solved independently. Nevertheless, if you are new to the series, feel free to start at the beginning: Introducing Gladys. ...
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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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Hiking Circuits

This is part 27 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, How have you been? Today I have toured the coastal towns and islands of a major ...
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4x4 Colorful Raven's Progressive Matrices

What will be the missing tile? The colorblind version is available here.
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CaIendar Rebuses

Here are some caIendar-styIe rebuses. The tags are the hint. $\dfrac{\mathrm{MAY}}{\sf\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\sf Sun& \sf Mon&\sf Tue&\sf Wed&\sf Thu&\sf Fri&\sf Sat\\...
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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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Connect Wall: "Who's that Pokémon?"

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Ash, on his expedition to Catch Em' All™, came across a strange new Pokémon! He pulled out his trusty Pokédex to identify this ...
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Is Daryl's Mail Legit This Time?

You are the lead mail inspector for a large prison. One of your jobs is to check all incoming and outgoing mail for any contraband and for any hidden information or codes, which are often of a ...
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Champion, with a smirk

The answer to this puzzle is a 16-letter sentence. Good luck! Text version of the letter grids: ...
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Mortin Myes' is at it again! 'HOW TO READ.'

Mortin Myes' has blasted back onto the minimalist art scene with a painting titled 'HOW TO READ.' Modern art critics from around the world are puzzling over the meaning of this abstract work, and how ...
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Solution Is Clearly An Image

As the title suggests, the answer is an image. More specifically, you have to find the 7 character long imgur ID for the image: imgur.com/□□□□□□□ Each character can be any letter A-Z (case-sensitive)...
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Mortin Myes' First Cryptic Gallery

My acquaintanceship with Mortin Myes' began in college, where I admired his minimalist artwork - we parted ways amicably within a few years of meeting, and as I went on with my life, I wondered what ...
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A flower-shaped robot-control puzzle

The goal of this puzzle is to find a sequence of max 5 commands that will move the triangle through the maze and visit all colored squares. Three types of commands can be used: F0 makes the sequence ...
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Fun with ^#**#!@ flags

(h/t to @sarsaparilla and that user's Fun with Flags series of puzzles earlier this year) "Hi Pat." "Hey, did you get my note about our next trip?" "If by 'note', you mean '...
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Contours of a clandestine nature

What does each of the answers describe? The answer is two words (11 + 4 letters). #1 #2 #3 #4 Image credits: 1.2 Slashme, CC BY-SA 4.0; 2.1 AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5; 2.3 ...
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Exclusively Rare Puzzle

Solve this exclusively rare enigmatic-puzzle.
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4 sums of flags (Part 2)

The previous 'Sum of' puzzles can be found here and here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark? Hint:
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Cheers, people!

Try make sense of this image below. Good luck!
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