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Story of a hag and of a hog

Jump to the image to skip the 'flavour' story I am very worried about my auntie. I have not heard from her for nearly a month now, and our last phone call was very strange: -"Hello?" -"...
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Who am I? (visual puzzle)

If... ...then: (post your answer as a picture)
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Mega-puzzle of many number puzzles: Nikoli Octathlon

This puzzle has been my Moby Dick of puzzles for so long. It's from MellowMelon's old puzzle site and is a Nikoli-based megapuzzle with eight sub-puzzles. I'm copying the puzzle image from there so as ...
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Who's Missing? (A metapuzzle)

Task Solve the sub-puzzles to enable you to solve the meta-puzzle at the end. Partial answers contributing to the overall solve are welcome (but, of course, do try to answer as much as you can!). ...
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A young vegetarian adventurer

A friend of mine wrote the following story. He always was one for using too many words though, and I think that has complicated this puzzle somewhat. Can you unravel it for me? A young vegetarian ...
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The Rainbow Serpents

At your bathhouse job, you encounter a pair of rainbow serpents, each having two heads, hiding behind a wide pillar. They seem to be bent around the pillar with a head from each serpent visible on ...
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How old is Grandfather?

This position has been used in hundreds of chess problems for various reasons by a plethora of problemists over many, many decades. It is known as "Vielväterstellung" in German, or "The ...
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Left hand leads, Chip!

Like Baruchel, Cartwright, and Hamill heroics and games net me clout As private as I am general in battle my pike is drawn out If I should play white on a chessboard my clock's more engulfed due to ...
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Two out of a dozen cartons have Easter eggs. Two people try to find one Easter egg carton, each using a different strategy. Who is expected to win?

I have found a counter intuitive puzzle. I have read the answer given at the source and understand it completely. But, what I am unable to understand is why my intuition turned out to be wrong. ...
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A Bomber Maze™™™

To help you solve the maze, you are given 3 bombs. A bomb can be used to destroy one wall in the maze. Your goal is to get from the start to the finish, with the help of your bombs. There is only one ...
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The three door puzzle [closed]

In a long room are three doors. Behind each door one block is hanging from the ceiling. Behind the first door the block is made of concrete; behind the second door the block is made of hardwood; ...
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Which plume is which?

One day, at the spirits' bathhouse you work at, you encounter 5 dragons, who have decided to share a bath. Due to the lighting you can only see what is above the water, that being 5 tails, and 4 heads ...
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Sequence of triangles, circles, and sparkles [closed]

Any ideas? I think it has something to do with the moon illusion where the moon appears larger closer to the horizon. So a waxing waning new and full moon and different times. One is my guess
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Different from each other

The answer to this puzzle consists of two words with 14 letters in total. Hint1
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Sub Battle Sudoku

Please find below a variant Sudoku which incorporates elements of Star Battle. The Sudoku is a standard irregular Sudoku, and the clues outside the grid are sandwich clues: the sum of digits strictly ...
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Prefixes of French words in the Princeton linguistics challenge

Source I am unable to come up with a complete solution. No outside knowledge is said to be required for the solution to this puzzle. My observations: words which are not without a prefix only have ré ...
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Mastermind: What should I guess next? That depends

Bob was playing a popular adventure game on his computer, and he came across a Mastermind minigame. Here's the results of his first four guesses: Bob has never been great at solving logic puzzles on ...
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The end of a wild ride

This is part 13 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, My long trip is finally over. This is my last destination before ...
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A splash of Minecraft?

I was playing Minecraft the other day and came across a beautiful splash message. Subsequently, I was inspired to create a puzzle for it. Svir, look out below! Shorty's slang stays surprisingly stout....
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No Sound in Space

I hear there is no sound in space. But you are not in space so should have no trouble solving these. (These are related/themed cryptic clues, more or less. They may or may not be valid or fair, in the ...
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10 dummies play a game of Among Us [closed]

This puzzle is based on Among Us; however, knowledge of the game is not required for this puzzle. 10 dummies are on a spaceship, in which there are 3 impostors and 7 crewmates. For the sake of ...
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Replaced by animals, but also in webpages

I'm really very old, Nowadays rarely used, Replaced by animals Of a feminine variety. Give me more space, And I'm in Asturian, Or in some webpages Of an HTML variety. What am I?
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Sum-until-1 Fillomino: Odds, Fibonacci, and Pi

Fillomino rules (taken from Nikoli): Fill in all empty cells with numbers under the following rules. Divide all of the board into blocks. Fill each block with the same number horizontally or ...
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100 prisoners and a secret number (sequel)

Inspired by this brilliant puzzle by @DmitryKamenetsky! Much to the annoyance of the guards, the sly prisoners bribed a guard and learnt about the number in the envelope in advance, and the first ...
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Rich and unique

This is part 12 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Unfortunately I’m nearing the end of my trip. Next week’s ...
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The Cryptic Tower

You stand before a cryptic tower. On a locked door of crumbling stone is a strange cipher. The text is partially obscured by mold-covered cracks: HOLLDW SILENCE BOUNLER WASFUS There are several ...
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Wormeus and the Multiple Stickotaurs (Part 2)

This is the sixth puzzle in the Wormeus series and the second puzzle involving multiple Stickotaurs and wormhole puns. Wormhole-pairs are indicated with light green lines (note that this was ...
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Maximum number of masses you can weigh given 3 weights

The puzzle is as follows: Assume that you have a two pan scale and three weights, one of 1 pound, the other 3 pounds and the last one 9 pounds. How many objects of different weights can you weigh at ...
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Two dimensional Mastermind

You have probably played the classic game of Mastermind with 4 pegs and 6 colours. It turns out that the codebreaker can always find the pattern in 5 moves or fewer. Now consider the 2D version of the ...
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Encrypted Snake (Grid Puzzle)

Rules of Snake: Shade some cells to form a non-intersecting path which does not touch itself, not even diagonally. Black circles must lie on one end of the path. White circles must lie somewhere ...
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Hidden message in photo [closed]

png with hidden message inside, but i cannot decrypt (understand) the message, do you have any suggestions? The code: h5BA68F35I_%3E%3B%3BG3gdc%3E%3EFF9g5deA82hhh%3F%3Ea%3B22gdh%3Ee%3B%3B%6025%...
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A problem from order and ranking [closed]

Rita is sitting 5th from the left end of row and Sita is 11 th to the right of Rita and Tina is 4 th to left of Sita. Madhuri is 8th to right of Tina. What is the total number of students in the row ...
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Colorful Pattern Puzzle with Arrows and Warning Signs

This is my first time on Puzzling Stack Exchange. I challenge you to solve this puzzle I made, impossible to everyone else except for me as far as I know. Can you solve it?
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Colorful Puzzle

This puzzle is based on the squares before the one that says, "what color is this?". This is a sequence of squares, try to follow the rule(s) for the puzzle. Can you solve it?
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The marvelous puzzling space prize

Prologue Three friends wanting to earn the marvelous puzzling space prize offered by a supercomputer, joined a competition. Here are the competition's rules they read out in the competition ...
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A multi-symptom affliction

"Kindly state your name." The nurse's voice was polite, but qiet. "I'm sorry, I can't hear you, my hearing's bad." Being mostly deaf was quite frustrating for our patient. "...
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Blood relations - who is married to whom and reads which magazines?

In a family of eight persons - P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W - there are four males and four females. There are three married couples and two persons are unmarried. Each of them reads a different magazine,...
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Not a music rebus

What is the 6-letter word that associates with this rebus? Helpness Meter 1: Helpness Meter 2: Helpness Meter 3:
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What is my favorite color?

Oh the sweet joys of favoritism! I have another puzzle for the community; as always good luck to you all, and I hope you enjoy it! Go to the bottom you'll see. Rounded but right there with me. ...
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General Approach to Solving Cryptarithms

I have recently started honing my problem-solving skills, starting with number-related puzzles. Cryptarithms have appeared frequently, so I was wondering whether there is some sort of general approach ...
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One-sided chess: Self stalemate revisted

An old self-stalemate puzzle has been popping up in my feed lately. I was unable to do better than the existing answers, so I created a different puzzle from it. For reference: One-sided chess: Can ...
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Unsolved Maths Problems as Puzzles [closed]

On an internal wiki at work, people sometime post puzzles similar to those found on this website. Most of the questions are formulated as a story or word problems, but can be expressed mathematically ...
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What's the relation between these clues?

Find the relation between these words a.k.a. clues in the sentences below: Zombies prefer to stay beside elevators. Evil country produces thousands of money. I was eating fast food in that vehicle. ...
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Which four numbers are the answer? “We are four brothers/Two of us are twins.” [closed]

The answer is four numbers. We are four brothers. Two of us are twins. Our first brother born in February and the older in September.
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3 blue moons in one year, impossible? When's the next blue moon? (sooner than you think) [closed]

Three Blue Moons in One year, impossible? A few years ago, on Nov 15 '17 at 6:00 Jamal Senjaya asked "Is it true that doomsday will occur in the year with a triple 3 blue moon?" Many of the ...
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Hiding in plain sight

Look closely at this piece of abstract art. A word is hidden in plain sight...
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Missing number in this number relation puzzle with five numbers in an X shape

A user on Reddit, namely u/SeaworthinessOld8687, posed the following puzzle and I found it interesting. We have to find the “?” in the given set of number relations. “?” is a single-digit positive ...
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100 blue-eyed people riddle N=4

The solution of this riddle is usually given with explicit reasoning for two cases: Case where there is only 1 blue-eyed person, Case where there are 2 blue-eyed people. That logic is clear, and I ...
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Are there truly unwinnable Calculation decks?

Calculation is a solitaire variant known for its large skill ceiling; supposedly, the large majority of games can be won by skilled human players, whereas the games to be won by uninformed play are in ...
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What is a Netflix Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Netflix Word™. Use ...

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