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The Beale Papers

The background to this one's given here. NB: These may not be a genuine cryptograms (current thinking is that these are gibberish); but I though it interesting to share these in case they're genuine /...
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Find the place, find the palace

A part of me was a mode of transportation in the past. A part of me is the mode of transport in the present. A part of me is an important place in two fictional novels. A part of me has acted in the ...
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What is a BEN Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Number version puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it a BEN Number™. Use the following examples ...
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Is there a more efficient way to rotate the centre pieces on the Octo-Star?

I'm looking for a more efficient algorithm to rotate the center column of the Octo-Star puzzle 45 degrees. The situation below occurs when four properly-oriented edges are next to each other, ...
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The Hidden Treasures

Credit: Brandon X. My friend made this riddle and I think it’s pretty well made with lots of components, so here it is: ...
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The First Gate: Why So Tense?

Greetings fellow puzzlers and puzzled alike! I’ve concocted a little puzzle for you all... Well little may be an understatement, but I'll come back to that. Before starting, you should know that the ...
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Deus Ex crypto puzzle

There is an encrypted email in the recent Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game: From the game files, this appears to be the string: ...
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Never Completed Game - Difficult Riddle

The seventeenth of the primes. Its twin is twentynine. Po. Let’s drive. Bye, Alfonsín. Add seven triangular. Sweet. It named the Valley. This riddle is taken from https://www.nevercompletedgame....
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Rethinking this series on the syllabus

I assigned each person in my class the task of creating a number-sequence, however, 4 of the guys I usually consider to be leaders came back with baffling results. Can you make sense of their work ...
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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of ...
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Alternate, complex potions puzzle from HP fanfic

A long narrow room. The entrance is blocked by purple flame, the path onward blocked by black flame. On a table, the only thing in the room, are two dozen potions in opaque bottles. Half green glass, ...
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Decrypting the Key

So I've been trying to solve this Riddle called "Phage is Spreading.." ...
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How would this binary-ish code be translated?

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She went… She stayed

In 1969, she went to Kazhakstan. She stayed $1$ year Then she went to Mongolia. She stayed $1$ year In 1971, she went to ...
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Determining the meaning of a challenge coin

I saw this rather cool looking challenge coin the other day, and I was wondering what the associated binary on the back of it means, as it isn't standard ASCII. I'd appreciate it if you all have any ...
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REALLY important days in history

@Z. Dailey asks a mathematical puzzle Important days in history... and to come! with a series of dates in years 1973, 1978, 1983, 1992, 2005. My puzzle asks the question: What is the previous date in ...
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

I discovered that I can control the local weather, depending on what color shirt and hat I wear at a given location. My home country of Flanmanistan has hired me to go back and do drought and famine ...
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Crack the pigeon code

Can you crack this message? It was discovered in a chimney in 2012 attached to a carrier pigeon and was most likely sent during the D-day invasions. The GCHQ was not able to crack it, even after ...
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What is a Trimpar Word™?

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 conforms to a special rule, I call it a Trimpar Word™. Use the examples ...
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Grandma's keynote

Found this note which is addressed To my grandma, in her chest Since she's passed now, here's my quest.. What tickled her interest? And who invited her as guest?
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What is a Macho 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 Macho Word™. Use the ...
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April Fool's Enigma

Every year, a famous French youtuber (e-penser) presents his enigma of April Fool, but this year, targeting specifically a group of people who have done particularly well last year, he raised the ...
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3D ring/rope wooden puzzle (Eureka) solution?

I have a Eureka 3d Puzzle Model G: On the box there are 3 puzzles: Remove the ring Remove the rope Move the ring to the other side I have found a solution to the first puzzle: but cannot ...
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Meteor strikes again

Part of a phone call: -...well why didn't you just say so? -It wasn't as easy as you thought, Jack. All the power lines here were destro--- -I know...It's not like we're living on a different ...
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Weird and complex puzzle that we need help with

So basically this is a complex deep web puzzle and we're pretty much stuck at it right now as we don't have any idea what this is about, any help will be aprreciated (the attached images are the ...
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Forbidden Love: A tale of two kingdoms

Once upon a time there were two kingdoms (bluex and pinksus) separated by a wall of eternal war. The kings of these two kingdoms each had one son and one daughter. Their children sought to end the war ...
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An Unusual Amount Of Help

Another day, another helpmate to solve! Here's a really complicated one! The Black pawn on Black's first rank moves like a normal Black pawn. It's White to move first. Given that White moves to ...
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What is a Freecell 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 Freecell Word™. Use the ...
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What causes these signs to follow this relation?

Can you find why does the below relation hold true? Hint 1 Hint 2
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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No time for an emperor

I'm one word, made from two parts. Before this clause, some people I asked. One thought it was time to take chances! Another left to go where the dance is. Because they were lateral and ...
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Which Numbers Replace the Question Marks?

Can you find out what the numbers below have in common? Can you figure out what comes next? ...
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How to Complete this Cryptographic Challenge?

I've been trying to solve this cryptographic challenge for months: ...
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Finding Rogue Kitty II

Having been met by a group of very unhappy bosses at Kitty is being 'returned' to the staff car when suddenly there is a commotion and she makes a run for it. As they chase her, little old ladies ...
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Best moves for a 7X7 4 queen board

There is a 7x7 board and 2 players, each having 2 queens. The queens can move just like the queens in chess, but cannot capture each other. At the beginning, the first player places both the queens on ...
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Encoded Dreams Cipher

This note was found at the scene of a Parisian artists loft in the 1960's. Sadly, he committed suicide the day before his first major exhibition. Can anyone decrypt his final written words? (It is ...
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Interesting ARG Image to be solved

Someone in my college hosted an ARG game. There is an image I've been trying to solve for a while. I have tried reading the EXIF, opening with Notepad, Changing various things in Photoshop [...
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Three lines through a square

Is it possible to draw 3 straight lines through a square such that they divide it into 7 equal-sized regions?
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Piece de Resistance - Nine is Three Tripled

Nine is Three Tripled This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine... Here is the transcription of the ...
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Stool to love - who am I?

Recently, I was walking to Genua, where I stumbled upon Ego. He told me some Gordas were chasing him. Now, I usually don't follow Ego's advice, but before I could doubt him I saw Rozel and Fozel ...
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Professor Annity’s invention

The following morning, I found my mentor, Professor Annity, busily cleaning up after what looked like a series of curious experiments. As I entered the lab, she fixed me with a familiar sort of ...
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Numerical puzzle

A friend of mine sent me this puzzle, to solve it you need to use: 1) basic arithmetic operations. 2) Multiple numeral systems.
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A multi-symptom affliction

"Kindly state your name." The nurse's voice was polite, but quiet. "I'm sorry, I can't hear you, my hearing's bad." Being mostly deaf was quite frustrating for our patient. "Please tell me your name ...
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Riddle Number Four

Time for a more challenging encryption, seeing how riddle #3 was decrypted so easily. First, I must note that this encryption was inspired during a chess match I partook in. I call it the ENIGMA ...
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Coloured dot cipher

I, as a curious being, stumbled upon a page which had a hidden dot cipher in it. Part of the console states: [...] we left you a little message in the dots of the footer (Source: segment.com) The ...
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The Congratulating Cryptogram

A sequel to "The Kind Cryptogram". This one is actually pretty hard, so I can give hints upon requests. (thanks to puzzledPig for the suggestion!) There are 4 "layers" to solve. In your ...
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Need help with a cipher

I am trying to figure out a cipher I think I found in a book from 1982 and it's a 36 year old mystery we are trying to solve (I will reveal the book if this turns out to be something so everyone can ...
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Is there a term for ZZ with CFOP F2L?

CFOP is my preferred method for speedcubing. Recently I thought of learning ZZ. Although recognition of bad edges was difficult, it made F2L a whole lot easier. However I feel that the basic CFOP-...
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What are these types of puzzles called?

What is the name/type/search term I can use to find similar puzzles to the one below (so I can practice them, as I really struggle currently wrapping my head around them)? Any type of question where ...
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Crazy for revenge

@Brandon_J recently asked us in Can't Even Sit Down to identify a movie based on the words tart con arc host I've also been to see a fun movie from a few years ago, just a short one buck ...

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