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What is a Spaceman 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 Spaceman Word™. Use the following ...
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Identify the odd one out element

There are two columns (two sets), in each set there is a pattern among the 7 elements. The elements are not arranged in any order, the two patterns are not necessarily the same, but they are related ...
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16 letter square, 1 word given, fill in with real words vertically, horizontally, and first diagonally

Fill in ~ with letters to create a real words vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Vertical and horizontal words have to be the same: ~ A ~ ~ A X L E ~ L ~ ~ ~ E ~ ~ Edit: Final
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Last Person Remaining Avoids Death [duplicate]

There are 1600 people sitting around a circular table. The first person (person 1) has a sword and kills the second person then hands it to the next alive person (in this case person 3). Person 3 ...
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Message for my club members

Two people in particular have come to my Codes and Ciphers Club almost every week. One of them is always expecting a certain message to appear in the weekly puzzles, so of course I can't include it, ...
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Hilfe White Rochade!

It’s Black to move. What must Black do in order to help White castle queenside in just 11 moves?
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Do I Ressemble a Cheetos?

Can your criticisms please stop? All you say are crap Robert, stop teasing me for my height Raphaelle, i don’t care if I ressemble a Cheetos Oh my dear lord, I’m Tearing ...
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A jazzy one-liner

Standing next in turn in good mood; finished "Straight, No Chaser" with a fast tempo. What the Thelonious are we describing?
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Twelve Labours - #03 Golden Hind

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 Hercules was grateful the morning sun wasn’t hotter as he pulled the heavy flatbed ...
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Truth of OR - Logical puzzle

This puzzle is not very difficult but it is knowledge based. In front of you there are 4 switches. From these switches there are 4 right combinations to open the gate to the control room. You can ...
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Identify the Drink Given Other Info

There is a smooth dance, a ball sport, a country's capital, a month, and a drink. What's the drink?
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Double feature: In cold blood

This puzzle is part 5 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Legal trouble". Rules of Nurikabe1 Shade some cells in the grid. ...
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Hand tiling puzzle demonstrating Eisenstein triple $c^2 = a^2 -ab + b^2$

An Eisenstein triple is related to 60 degree triangles and a special case of the cosine law. But we need not worry about that except to note that a specific example of an Eisenstein triple is $7^2 = 5^...
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The Wee County begriddled puzzle

Update: This puzzle is NOT UNIQUELY SOLVABLE. I meant it to be. Red face. (Nick Rice, 17 Oct.) I live in Britain's smallest historic county - Clackmannanshire, in Scotland. It is often referred to ...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...
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Number Equation Matrix

Can somebody please solve this? My daughter's school teacher gave her this puzzle to solve at home. But to me it seems a little out of order, and that's why I am asking here for help.
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Which animal does this weird thing? [on hold]

Which reptile eats its skin after sunbathing? HINT:
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Find the missing number (number sequence puzzle) [duplicate]

Find the missing number 56784 = 4 11111 = 0 72348 = 3 88652 = 5 88811 = 6 75213 = 0 65465 = 3 62257 = ? I found this quiz in an archive of our company's ...
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Can you solve it..it's very specious to me.please [on hold]

. important... please sovle .....................
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Can you put L trominos to fill the figure?

In the above picture, there are 24 squares. Can you only use L trominos to fill the figure? If yes, give an example. Otherwise, please explain why. An L tromino is like this:
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A pencil in a beaker of water [on hold]

You have a beaker containing 100ml of (slightly salty) water, standing on a digital scale. The scale has been calibrated to the beaker so that it shows only the weight of the water, which is exactly ...
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Carousel Seating Logic Puzzle

Puzzle from my good friend and fellow Sporcle user, AuroraIllumina! Eight children are riding the carousel: four girls (Anna, Beth, Claire, Diana), and four boys (Eric, Frank, George, Henry). It is ...
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In this cylindrical tank, by how much will the level of the water rise? [on hold]

there. In the following picture is a puzzling question from a primary school math exercise booklet for selective high school exams in Australia. I don't think enough information is provided to solve ...
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Question from the internet Mensa IQ Test #31 [duplicate]

I did the Norwegian Mensa web IQ test at http://test.mensa.no/. I have tried to solve this exercise for a day, but with no luck. I'm still puzzled by this exercise.
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Super Secret Cookbook

You requested the password for a super secret cookbook and received an SMS with the following content: 77733666688833 2555555 777772222337777 2663 777337555222233 84433 6688622337777777 9444844 ...
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City of thieves [duplicate]

During school I studied some cryptography and creating a story about it, I was able to create this riddle! I hope you like it <3 In one country all the inhabitants are thieves. Items cannot ...
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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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Is there any pattern involved in the following sequence? [on hold]

Consider the numerical sequence $$800,1600,4800,6400,12000,6400, \cdots.$$ Is there any pattern involved in this sequence? I am very curious to know that. This puzzle is from a FlipKart Daily Quiz. ...
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Covering an 8x8 grid with W pentominoes

What is the minimum number of W pentominoes you need to cover every cell of an 8x8 grid? Pentominoes may overlap each other and sit outside the boundary of the grid. They can also be rotated in any ...
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Covering an 8x8 grid with X pentominoes

What is the minimum number of X pentominoes you need to cover every cell of an 8x8 grid? Pentominoes may overlap each other and sit outside the boundary of the grid. An X pentomino looks like this:
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Rectangles formed from every tetromino, tromino and domino

Can you form a 4x7 rectangle from every tetromino, tromino and domino? There are 5 different tetrominoes, 2 trominoes and 1 domino. Can you find different arrangements that are not mirrors/rotations ...
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What does this group of symbols mean?

This is what the puzzle looks like. Ꮒ̨̻̰̊̾ͥͦ͠Ꮛ̤̰̭̱̑̔̃̽̋ͬᏒ̡̼̯̳̺̳̺̙͖͈̠̂ ̗̗̗͔̮̀̾̉̃ͩ̿ͤᏁ̱̗͈̰̙̥̪́͊̅̎̅Ꮧ̵͚̥̼̫ͬ̒ͨ̏̅Ꮇ̥͉̂͛ͥ͛̽͐̕͟Ꮛ̨̫̭̋͛̆̋̾ What do they mean? It should be a name.
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I terrify those beneath

My beginning: steamy, but 2/5ths crazy My middle, wailing, from spectres hazy My end, demonic, lives in Hell My start, to there, does transport sell My middle, within, the original man My end, ends, ...
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Find d this ones stumped me help?

This one is annoying me so much. Got this from a maths teacher.
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Double feature: Hot stuff

This puzzle is part 4 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: In cold blood". Rules of Heyawake1 Shade some cells in the grid. ...
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What's the Word Given Other Words?

One word to sure make you think Nothing This word will certainly be considered too Pentagon I ate pizza as a part of my breakfast this morning, if that's important Clockwork Pay careful ...
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A town E miles away?

I got this from my maths teacher What is the value of 'E'?
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Rubik's adjacent corners exchange

I want to make the pattern as shown in the images I get stuck at the last with two adjacent corners to be interchanged. How do I do this ?
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Foiled Bank Robbery

A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it. Suddenly the phone rings. The robber tells ...
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What's the idea?

They are not isotopes. They are not ions. What are they?
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Can you catch the thief?

This was a puzzle I recalled from university a couple of years back. I don't know what the original puzzle is but if someone knows it, please let me know so I can credit the source. You are a police ...
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I'm not a whale or a dolphin

I'm a brave charismatic Iranian, And a cheeky Egyptian rogue, And a small mongrel amphibian, And a serene nameless lake, I'm all twelve of these things but only one at a time, Despite what you may ...
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Recurring Meeting

The computer scientist's assistant is late at work once again, trying to once again decode their bosses directions for the day. Under meetings, the boss has listed only a single meeting: ...
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Princesses covering an 8x8 chess board

What is the minimum number of princesses you need to place on an 8x8 chessboard so that every empty square is attacked by at least one princess? A princess is a piece from fairy chess that can move ...
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What Fruit Am I?

A riddle my math teacher asked back in 10th grade: I am a fruit. If you take away the first letter of my name I become a crime. Take away the first two letters of my name I become an animal. Take ...
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Twelve Labours - #02 Lernaean Hydration

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 His first labour now complete, Hercules made his way up the street to the storage depot for ...
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You may need me after too many

My first, a sight to behold before a drink My second, in the drink My third, a place for a drink My last, what may arise among lads after some drinks What am I?
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What patterns could be applied in order to solve a Sudoku?

Related to this Q&A. I am looking for a pattern that could be applied in order to solve this Sudoku. The current patterns that I apply: Ensure that every digit appears once in every block Ensure ...
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Figure out the pattern

$0,4,8,21,52,65,96$ Given this set of numbers figure out the pattern they follow and write down the next seven numbers in the sequence. Hint:

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