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Carcass Walking: An introduction

Carcass Walking is a grid puzzle inspired by the board game Carcassonne. The objective is to place the given cities into the grid, connect them with roads, draw one river across the grid, and find ...
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Honeybee Hangover

A drunken honeybee lands on a completely random hexagon of a large triangular section (depicted below) of its hive, and then every second afterwards, takes a step to a completely random adjacent ...
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Logic-grid “Brentwood Puzzle”: What are these people doing? [closed]

Three men, including Gianni and three woman, including Sachi are in line at the BrentWood post office. Each has two different pieces of business to conduct. The first person is a woman. Carlos wants ...
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What is a number sequence rule?

Let's say that we have a sequence of odd numbers $1, 3, 5, 7 ...$. From this sequence we build a spiral in the spirit of the Ulam spiral. Can you write down a rule for numbers change in the diagonal $...
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Particular Diophantine equation

There are four natural numbers $a$, $b$, $c$ and $d$ such that $a<b<c<d$. They satisfy the following equation: $a^2$+$b^2$+$c^2$+$d^2$= $abcd$ What is the smallest possible value of $d$? This ...
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Santoitchi: Introduction

Santoitchi is yet another genre involving trominoes. It appears to be invented by Inaba Naoki, and then picked up by Bram de Laat, who uses the name Sandwich (blame Google Translate for the possible ...
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Ernie and the literary criticism

When I dropped in on Ernie over the weekend he commented that he hadn’t seen me for a while. I had to confess that my evenings had been very busy recently - first at the local Community College doing ...
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Find the competition rankings of three people based on their final scores

I found this riddle in my Logic and Reason book from 2000's. The topic is ordering information. From the looks of it seems to be an adaptation from a reprinted version of Martin Gardner's 70's book of ...
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What must we remember in October 2020?

Who wears the olive wreath with who lives in the trash they do a ballroom martial art and you heard it more than once
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riley is depressed

I take my prefix because I am my infix. I am nobody, that's why I feel my suffix. I will never get up, I'll lie with my whole.
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Math number puzzle: 2 + 2 = 3

This not-so-simple puzzle asked by my teacher today, given: 2 + 2 = 3 4 + 8 = 27 3 + 4 = 8 So, the answer for: 5 + 32 = ? I'm new here so pardon my mistakes. Please let me know what you guys thinks ...
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Guess the hat colors - Riddle 6

And for today, a new original hat guessing puzzle! CHALLENGE: Guess the hats of the 4 prisoners. SPECIAL RULE: One of the prisoners is lying DESCRIPTION: Each one can see the hats that are in front ...
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Kings' Chess Harem

Pursueing these two related puzzles, Chess Bloodshed and Devouring Nobility I create for you Kings' Chess Harem where you have to find, with the minimum number of moves, a legal game where all pawns ...
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Who Married Whom and When?

Louis Thépault offers this puzzle in his book Le chat à six pattes et autres casse-tête : 100 petits problèmes de mathématiques très amusants. Four men, former classmates, met in a restaurant, each ...
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Tubariphobia - The fear of pickles

There are many topics that polarize. But not a single topic comes close to the one and only, age-old question that some claim is the root of all division between people: "Are pickles disgusting ...
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A logical puzzle about a pet shop

I am an undergraduate student studying languages and give private lessons to secondary school students to help them learn English. Recently one of them suddenly asked me during a lesson whether I ...
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Bobblie Statue Park

This is a Statue Park puzzle. Rules of Statue Park: (shamelessly stolen from an earlier puzzle by @Deusovi) Shade some cells of the grid to form the given set of pieces. Pieces may be rotated or ...
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Jewel Cave: Long Reach

As in a previous puzzle, the goal of this Jewel Cave is to place the given shapes (in this case, the standard pentomino set) into the grid, subject to the following rules: All unshaded squares must ...
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1000 gold coins to share with the knight

Note: This riddle is similar to this riddle: 1000 gold coins to share with the king, except now YOU are the king, and the rules are switched up a bit. And the situation is wackier... You are the King ...
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Where is the pilot flying to? (Fourth destination)

This is the fourth in a series of puzzles where the answer will always be an international airport. Previous puzzles can be found first, second, and third. The puzzles are all independent, but follow ...
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The children's conversation: How many marbles do they have?

Tim: "Wow, marbles! Lets share!" Ava: "Yeah! We found them together, we should share equally. One for your pile, one for my pile, another for your pile, another... There! We're equal!&...
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What do I want?

I will give you some clues to figure out what I want. Quick facts: The new SI unit of $10^3$ kilogrammes is a ton. A wrist is made up of eight total bones. A literature "On The Of Species" ...
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What's the Combination?

Hacker Harry really wants to get into the server room at a local dot com company, so he dressed up as a phone repairman and planted some bugs in the break room to listen in on the workers. Sure enough,...
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Another weird word search? What is this cat burglar up to?

Remember our favorite cat burglar from last time? Yeah, they’re back. This time, they left this not-so-standard word search puzzle behind. I found this in the newspaper and wanted to share it with ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #02 – Pictionary

This is the second 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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How can this three dimensional ball maze be solved?

You have to manually move the ball around; holes join sides and front-and-back, and as far I can tell you get blocked in the back. [![Side Left side joins Right of Start][7]][7] My son is trying ...
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Covid19 puzzle - count of people in a mall [closed]

There is a mall with 4 entrances, in each entrance is standing a doorman with a counter who counts the amount of people who entered through that entrance. If the counter reaches 200, the doorman ...
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Can you produce a wolf's template? Part 2

Here is the first question. You are given a square piece of paper with no marks on it. With this paper, you have to make a wolf's template. You are given no tools such as a ruler or scissors, and all ...
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Martin Gardner - Persistence

A number's persistence is : The number of steps required to reduce it to a single digit by multiplying all its digits to obtain a second number Then multiplying all the digits of that number to ...
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Qubes: Oh, For the Love Of

TL;DR: This is a mixture between a tribute/spin-off puzzle and an attempt at a new puzzle type, greatly inspired by the notorious arcade game, Q*bert, published originally by Gottlieb Amusement Games. ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #04 - Mansion Massacre

This is the fourth 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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How to find the right box to be opened to match the exterior labels if only one extraction is allowed? [duplicate]

I found this riddle in a collection of problems from my Reason and Logic's book from 2003. From the looks of it seems to be adapted from Martin Gardner's 70s book. The problem is as follows: Mike has ...
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Rhyming Riley Riddle!

My prefix expresses the profound, My suffix is found in bread, My infix is the cosmic sound, My whole is mourning for the dead.
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Riley Reddit - Music Edition

A redditor named u/stanley_tweed posted this request to identify a certain song. I happen to know the song, so I decided it would be nice to make a Riley Riddle out of it. According to his post: the ...
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Brainzilla IQzilla 2 test question

I need your help solving this question The question is from: https://www.brainzilla.com/ I've been trying to solve this question for half an hour, but I can't find a pattern. Can you please help me ? ...
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Ted's answer had Thomas shocked! “He… he's alive…” he realized

There's this built-in python module, we'll call it mystery. Now, mystery has this function, we'll call it ted. Also, mystery has another function, we'll call it jan. Finally, lets bring Thomas into ...
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Does a systematic way to solve a magic square made up of domino pieces exist?

I've found this problem in an older book which goes by the name of Logical aptitude circa 2019. It doesn't list any other markings. The thing is no matter how I attempt to look into it, I'm trapped in ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #03 - Down and out in London

This is the third 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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Does a way to find the least amount of pizza cuts for a certain number of slices (11) exist?

I found this problem in a Logic and Reason book from 2000's which seems to be reprinted or adapted from Martin Gardner's book of recreational puzzles. In the beginning it seemed rather easy but I ...
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My name is simple, nothing tricky here

My nationality is English. I am born at 1859 I am bald, but I've never been bothered by it. I have always been on the round side, and people don't hesitate to point that out. Throughout my years I'...
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Chess Bloodshed

This puzzle is the idea of Dmitry Kamenetsky in a comment of my puzzle Devouring Nobility. Find, with the minimum number of moves, a legal game where all pieces are captured except the two kings.
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Rune Ciphertext (Presumably multi-enciphered )

Here is a cryptogram: Note: this is not, very very hard. But still, it is not very very easy, I would want to say with a few clues it's more easy than hard: Clues: It can be simple substitution. It ...
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Just a Normal Word

I am a word you see every day, I rhyme with conspicuous, I am an adjective, I actually sound a bit like the word biscuit, Just a bit. I love eating pizza, Or you can call someone who does that, Me.
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Gladys's Double-Letter Cryptic

This is part 8 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm enjoying some quiet time after a long flight. As you know I'm at least as much a fan of places of worship as the next ...
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Logic Sign Puzzle

"Bad" Design is on purpose. Your task is to fill the two empty spaces with the correct sign. Edit: I'm sorry if it's too hard
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Visiting primes on a line

Recently I have been playing a great mobile game called Dicast: Rules of Chaos and it has inspired me to make this puzzle. This puzzle proceeds on an infinite number line, where each integer is ...
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Equations in sentences?

Some simple mathematic equations are converted into these sentences. What are they? Candice's land (in $m^2$) is equal to the total area of Albert's land and Betty's land (in $m^2$). On March 14$^{th}...
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Second by Second, Digit by Digit [closed]

You are currently attending your one-hour-detention for skipping the class free time, which is the last five minutes of the day. What is ironic is that you skipped it to apply for a Computer Science ...
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Encrypted Letter: The Band Murder

So there are nine suspects: Harry Toplin, Howard Dunkin, Lonny Larry, Boe Johnny, Randy Jopkins, Terry Howdy, Gregory Baloony, Bonodono Batooty, and Maramy Duplin. They are in a line-up for killing ...

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