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Another follow the path of relation through the grid

Inspired by Galen's series of puzzles...there is a relation between rectilinear-adjacent squares such that there is a unique rectilinear path from the top-left corner of the grid down to the bottom-...
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What is this alchemist's message?

My friend told me the other day that an alchemist's manuscripts was found. Along with the typical runes and workings of those in search of the Philosopher's Stone, a sheaf of parchment was found with ...
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Anagrammatically speaking 5

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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Alice, Bob and Charlie know the sum, product and the difference between two numbers

This was sent to me by a friend so I can't source it but here's the full text: Three Mathematics students, Alice, Bob and Charlie have to find the values of $x$ and $y$, with $x, y \in \mathbb Z, ...
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I'm sorry, what's your name again? - I told you

ggvayofxbqftmphsrighnfsiiiegkugdrexyyvgrdtvyjklxxbpstnsunc isvexcioinid (2)(4) xfviirisit (5) itxhviirld (2)(2)(1) Help me figure out his name!
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Cryptic Family Reunion #5

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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1answer
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Rubik's Cube Photo Review

Recently, I saw this motivational picture (Clicky to embiggen): (source) Since I found the message somewhat confusing, I searched Google for more similar images. Can you tell what do all these ...
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What if I told you that guessing in Sudoku is very bad and might give you a bad karma?

Yesterday, I tried to solve a regular Sudoku puzzle. Of course, the Sudoku puzzle had a unique solution. But, I was feeling a little lazy, so, rather than solve the puzzle properly, I made guesses! At ...
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Uncle Nestor's postcard crossword

Uncle Nestor is still finding ways to adapt to life inside a socially isolated bubble. Now that we are allowed to visit family members, I was helping him sort through an old drawer of postcards and ...
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A Divisive Subject

Setters' subject of squabbling: one out of Celtics' and cryptocurrencies' conversion. (7,4,11)
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Anagrammatically speaking 4

Fill in the blanks of each sentence below with words that are anagrams of each other. In each pair of sentences, solve the first sentence, change one letter of an answer-word from that sentence, and ...
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A pack of wordsearches

In designing this puzzle involving wordsearches, I struggled to identify the correct collective noun for them. Asking around, nobody knew - a herd? A gang? A parliament?! After much prolonged (perhaps ...
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Three tables, One logic and Nine numbers to guess

Here is a table divided in three parts, the first two (the green and the yellow ones) are completely clear, while the last one (which is red) has 9 numbers to guess (α1, β1, γ1, δ1, α2, β2, γ2, δ2 and,...
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What's the sequence in the below 2 grids?

The sequences are different in each grid, can you solve all 4 question marks? Grid 1: Grid 2: Note: Since it are 2 seperate grids, the sequence logic is different.
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Cutting a Rectangular Board

There is an $m \times n$ rectangular board drawn on a graph paper. You need to cut it into $mn$ $1 \times 1$ squares by straight cuts along the grid lines. You are allowed to stack several pieces ...
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Cryptic crossword explanation needed … pay by a quarter to eight

A cryptic crossword clue is given as "Pay by a quarter to eight". 5 letters. The answer from Wordplays is "screw" and it fits other answers across. But why? I've looked at it forwards, backwards and ...
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I… Can't believe you grandfather!

Grandson, when I was born, there were no less than 2,005 times... Hum. One billion people, I think. Thank you calculator! In the world. — How come my old grandfather makes such en error? Note 1:...
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Achieve the best outcome by a tactical statement

This puzzle is taken from Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions by R.V. Dodge, in which bargaining power is gained, paradoxically, by burning bridges and removing options for oneself. Here it ...
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Explain the solution to a cryptic clue for ORIGAMI

Cryptic crossword clue 21 down from Telegraph puzzle #29,363. Sort of art foundation almost inspiring amateur (7) We have the letters O_I_A_I. We believe the ...
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Probabilities for “What number is that? — asks grandpa”

Inspired from Multilanguage generalization of "What number is that? Asks Grandpa" and What number is that ? Asks Grandpa In this puzzle we will use the English alphabet of 26 letters. We ...
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Dead By Daylight

This puzzle is a reference to a game, Dead By Daylight. Though you don't need a knowledge about the game. Consequently, there is no "video-games" tag. Story The Entity wants to have the killers' ...
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4answers
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A Kings' Witness

A Kings' Witness I was there when kings were born Yet all avoided me lest they know my scorn The strongest fell in my presence Consequences ignored in my absence The corrupt ...
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What is a Scooby Word?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a ...
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Create integers using 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and +, -

There are numbers $1, 2,3,4,5,6,7$ and signs '$+$' and '$-$'. Using only these numbers and signs, you can compose expressions and calculate the sum (difference). Concatenation operation is not valid. ...
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Just another day in the Shack

I work at the logistics base for a major remote research station in...well, I'm not supposed to say. Let's call Artanctica. It's a great job most days, because most messages are scheduled and routine. ...
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Which number is the car parked on?

Which number is the Land Rover parked on?
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Gaby´s Puzzle (Primes Around a Circle)

To keep them busy during lockdown, Gaby asked her children to find a way to place the first sixteen primes (2 to 53) around a circle so that either the sum or difference (or both) of any two of them ...
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A second long riddle: The first is in cod but not anchovy

This is my second 'long riddle'. Find the sentence and tell me what it means. Each paragraph is a new word. The first is in cod but not anchovy The second is in fire and also in inferno The ...
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1answer
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Sudoku: Stuck, Need hint to move forward

I have applied the techniques I know to eliminate possible candidates. I'm stuck at this stage now, any hints to move forward are appreciated. I found this puzzle in Microsoft sudoku Android app.
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Logical task for math

I have one Math puzzle to which I think I found the solution but wanted to check your opinion on it. The puzzle is the following: George has 1 banknote of 100 (the currency does not matter. Lets name ...
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1answer
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Follow the path of relation through the grid #9

There is a relation between rectilinear-adjacent squares such that there is a unique rectilinear path from the top-left corner of the grid down to the bottom-right corner of the grid. Each square can ...
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2answers
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Next move for Sudoku puzzle and why [closed]

I am currently stuck at this point in the below Sudoku puzzle. I have tried to apply various tricks such as XY wing, swordfish etc. but the preconditions are not fulfilled for any number. What is my ...
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What is a BS Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a BS Word™. Use the ...
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1answer
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Cryptic Family Reunion #4

The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a ...
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1answer
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Steganography - Coded Blocks Ricoh Color Copy machine

I am somewhat new to this. Forgive if my description is not clear. I have two code blocks. I know that each block, in part, codes for a serial number (which I know). Part of the code probably ...
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The end of my end is my beginning

My ends are twice, our ends are three, in the deep jungles below, green and blue vines listening above, And this is it, berry April, Berry Ten, Yes. Find the truth ...
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How to solve Centrifuge problem

I have a balancing problem which I am not sure if I understand completely correct. Centrifuge has 36 holes. If in a hole only one test tube can be placed and all the test tubes are with equal weight. ...
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Ridiculous problem from an old maths textbook

There's a puzzling little problem I found in one of my old maths textbooks (Basics of Madthematics). In the middle of a whole bunch of normal problems on calculus and algebra and whatever, suddenly ...
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4answers
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Weigh a scale with itself

Using nothing but a pocket scale and a flat surface such as a countertop, find the total mass of the scale, including the attached metal plate and the plastic tray/cover (left). Details about the ...
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1answer
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His reputation went up!

Today, a new user John created an account on PSE, and he got an association bonus. He answered a question. Few days later, after logging in, his reputation went up! (He did not do any other things ...
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What is the Color Code™?

Inspired from Can you name the country code? and What is a Number™? series $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{21px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}}...
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1answer
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Random letters? Nope

Yes, this actually happened. About half a month ago I emailed this string of characters to Beastly Gerbil. ]Ñ\wQÝEwp bin mse txt I did this only because my ...
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1answer
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What is an IHC. word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an IHC. Word™. Use the ...
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1answer
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Canning white meat

Across 1. Singing is temporarily entertaining tenor (4) 3. Old Levantine-American from Arizona (10) 10. Striking hard, a pharaoh mutilated a tribe's member (7) 11. Small sound – crying? (7) 12. ...
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What's the graph relation? #4

What's the relation that joins the nodes? Previous What's the graph relation? #1 What's the graph relation? #2 What's the graph relation? #3
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What's the graph relation? #3

What's the relation that joins the nodes? Previous What's the graph relation? #1 What's the graph relation? #2
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1answer
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Cryptic Family Reunion #3

I've had some growing pains with these, so thanks to those of you who have stuck with me. I am reading the comments, and trying to adjust as I make additional puzzles. I have changed up the ...
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2answers
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Black War Heroes or Whites Save the Queens?

After Black Cavalry successfully captured White princesses, White empire learns their Black opponent is hungry for more and wants White Twin Queens dead! White will never let such a disaster happen ...
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Multilanguage generalization of “What number is that? Asks Grandpa”

This is a multilingual generalized follow-on to "What number is that? Asks Grandpa", which I restate as: "What is the smallest positive English integer N, for which if you take its WORD anagram and ...
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Primes in a Line

Place the first 20 primes (2 to 71) in a line so that the sum or difference (or both) of any two primes that find themselves next to each other is always a perfect square. For which other values of N ...

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