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Help! I need somebody

A friend sent me the following puzzle and claimed that with a bit of general knowledge (or compensatory research skills) and creative thinking I could arrive to the answer. Alas, the puzzle exceeds my ...
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Maze: Emoji Portals 3: Konchog's RE-Revenge

This puzzle is now revised, fixed, checked, and double-checked. It is also the last (certainly for the time being) of this class of emoji-portal 'classic' mazes. Portals are always in adjacent levels ...
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Maze: Emoji Portals 2: Konchog's revenge

Your Mission: get from START to EXIT. There is only one route. All portals, cells, and corridors are visited maximum once.
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Maze: Emoji Portals

This is a more classic style of maze that I've been working on. Each emoji is twinned on the subsequent level, and appears in the same co-ordinate on that level. Your Mission: get from START to EXIT. ...
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Seasonal and visual

I'm new here, but I guess this is terribly easy. One clue: Further indication, removing the "enigmatic" nature of puzzle:
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Said to be made in China

I'm looking for two words. In this order: Y B R |-2 -13 +2|+3 -12 -2 -1|+7 -8 +4 +0|
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Visual puzzle with unfolded cubes, hatched lines [closed]

A friend of my provided me the following puzzle, asking for help to solve it/ We don't have any additional input information except the picture. Answers should give a logical explanation.
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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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Swarms of Codes

Since the days of old, codes have been devised and utilized to various ends: to relay secret messages, to identify friend from foe, or to record secret formulae. What ancient dark art is at work here? ...
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Blurred Pictures

The answer is... well, you'll notice it. Hint1
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A Motley Crew of Carolers

A motley crew of carolers has come to sing some songs. Who are they and what is their underlying message?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 24): The Witneys - Your Comfy Puzzles

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 200 reputation.< Previous Door Your great-grandmother ...
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An Unnatural Puzzle

Try find the answer to this puzzle below. I'm looking for two words.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 22): Quick Math Card

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I found the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 18): A Reunion, and Christmas Decorations

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > I lived ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 16): Poké(snow)ball battle!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Reports are ...
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We have the same size, yet we are different

The answer to this puzzle is one that makes sense. Good Luck! For the colorblind: Left grid (in order, row by row)- (GV)(G)(Y)(B)(O) (R)(RY)(I) (O) (B) (V)(I) Right grid (in order, row by row)- (B)(O)...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 15): Optics Experiment

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Optics ...
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Pain By Numbers - a friendly enigmatic puzzle

I found this worksheet going though some old notes. Unfortunately, it seems the answer key got lost. Can anyone help?
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It is said that the two are somehow related

What am I? Who exactly are my friends? To find out more about my friends, look at the 4s of them in the 2nd. Fun fact: Split the 4 and those are the only two ways it can be _____ in 2. My friends' 4s:...
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Just for fun (it's fair)

Try make sense of the image below. The answer is ten letters in total. Hint: Hint2: Note: I added a (4) and an (8). It doesn't affect the puzzle.
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Bad news keeps coming in

This rebus directs you to a 7 letter word. If you solve this, you might be able to solve It's a small word after all! What is the word? Hint Hint 2
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 5): Christmas Shopping

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 100 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > What do we ...
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A ----------y Puzzle

The puzzle below asks a question. Can you answer it?
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The grass is greener on the other side (it's a matter of perspective)

What word is hidden in this image?
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12:41 puzzle: colorful geometry

The answer is a 4-letter word. I will not be giving any hints. This puzzle is very old. The puzzle is solved using only the image (no clues to the puzzle in title or description).
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A gross of colored dots

The answer to this puzzle is a person. Transcript of the colors: ...
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You don't want to sell me matchsticks

Fix the image before completing the sequence. What do I want you to draw your attention to? 103, 91, 79, 0, x, x, 28, x, x, x, 0, 78, x, x, x, x, x, x, 5 Hints:
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The two combined

The answer is 14 letters in total. Good luck!
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Where are you, Sammy Wolfe…?

Adventurer and photographer Sammy Wolfe built a solar-powered airplane to explore the North American wilderness. Unexpectedly, the engine stopped working and he was forced to land his plane in the ...
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Sussing it out᠎

Context: This metapuzzle consists of remixes of puzzles created by my friend sus for a weekly puzzle challenge called One Day One Puzl (1D1P for short). Knowledge of those puzzles is not required to ...
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Similar, but different

Try figure out the answer to this puzzle. The answer is 13 letters in total.
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A picture is worth a thousand words

So what is the meaning of these pictures?
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Bookshelves: Einstein's place

Another picture of my bookshelves. I can't work out where to shelve my puzzle book. Can you help me?
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A special little twist

The answer is 9 letters in total.
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It rarely happens

The answer to this puzzle consist of 18 letters in total.
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Different solution of a norway mensa IQ test question [closed]

I am thinking about this question: The public solution is But I think I have another working solution, but I wasn't able to find any validation. I think it's Did I miss anything or is this also a ...
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A cinematic masterpiece in matchsticks

Polanski's magnificent Chinatown (my all-time fourth favourite film) was produced among numerous other movies by Robert Evans, the second anniversary of whose death is today1. What better excuse for a ...
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Locked in an alien crypt: Jewels on the floor

Dazed, you slowly regain consciousness. You don’t know how you got here, but one thing is certain – your exploration of this otherworldly planet has reached an ugly end. Trapped in an alien crypt, ...
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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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A puzzling stained glass window

On a recent trip to Europe, I visited a beautiful gothic abbey. Walking up the dark aisle between old wooden pews, the air heavy with the odour of incense, I could only marvel at the beautiful stained ...
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What are these words or phrases?

Given below are clues for 4 separate words or phrases. What are those? 1 Five letter word Having not intended 4 Go inside Leland No partial answers please.
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steganography riddle [closed]

I have this image of Lena in BMP format, which consist a secret message: And I got this hint for this riddle: My initial thought was going over the image row by row and get the LSB of pixels in ...
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The Facebook (a double connect wall)

This is a double connect wall puzzle. The objective is to rearrange the sixteen people below in the 4x4 grid such that each row of 4 will be related by a common theme and each column of 4 will also ...
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Nobody Likes This Rebus

The puzzle's answer is a single word.
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IQ test question - squares, triangles, dots

I have this question from a friend. We have no idea where to start. What is the correct answer and reasoning? Source: "Ghid de pregătire pentru concursul de directori/ directori adjuncți din ...
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I was popular in the 1970s

I was popular in the 1970s. I can be represented by the following image: What am I?
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Spot that puzzle

This diagram solves an occasionally seen member of a well-known family of optimization puzzles.  Spots ● generalize a component that is represented variously in different statements of these puzzles.  ...
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What a tangled web we weave

The answer is a relevant word.
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Circling the rectangle: A strange IQ problem

I'm sure you're all familiar with pattern recognition puzzles where you have to find the next picture in a sequence. Well, I’m completely stumped on this one… Can you help? There is a sequence of ...
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