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Find the next number: 1, 9, 19, 30, 41.5,?

What is the next number in the list, and what is the secret formula for this list? 1, 9, 19, 30, 41.5, ?
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E​l​u​c​idation

Your final answer should describe the legibility of this puzzle.
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“Puzzle Waffle”

A black man, tilting his head in satisfaction and checking it was about lunchtime, entered the Sphinx Café in downtown Washington D.C. on a Friday out of boredom with his usual lunch haunt and greeted ...
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A Deceitful Rebus

I am thinking of an image. Using Photoshop, paint, or your favorite image editor, create and post the image I am thinking of (any reasonable logical equivalent). To ensure this post isn’t flooded with ...
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Odd-one-out of RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER

The secret agency Tycoon emailed a code to its agent 006. They are "RACECAR, MURDRUM, SAGAS, ATTACK, and REPAPER". Leaving one which is fake, all other words have something in common. Can ...
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Where is Rodney Waddler?

My friend Rodney Waddler is currently travelling around Europe. Over the course of eight days, he intends to visit eight different European capital cities - one each day. On Day 1, Rodney sent me the ...
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Case of Punctured Tyre

A man drove his Innova car all the way from Shimla to Delhi only to discover at the end of the trip that he had a punctured tyre from the very start. Yet his Innova car was not at all affected by it. ...
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Find out the odd one in the diagram

I'm solving puzzle from the book super excellent and intellegent test. Im stuck on these. Someone said answer should be 983. But how? Can anyone tell me the right answer. thanks.
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what number should replace the question mark in hexagon diagram? [closed]

I'm trying to solve this problem from a book, but can't understand how it works. Why is 12 in the center? What should be the missing number?
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Here's the song, now tell me the title!

You ever have it happen where you know how a song goes, but you forget its title? I've heard you guys are good at figuring stuff out for free, so I'll just drop some notes here and let you guys do ...
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5x5 binary grid with every 2x2 sub-grid occurring once

Can you paint a $5 \times 5$ grid in two colors, such that each of the $2 \times 2$ possible sub-grids ($2^4 = 16$ combinations) occurs exactly once in the grid?
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Is $\sqrt1*\sqrt2*\dots*\sqrt n$ ever an integer?

Is $\sqrt1*\sqrt2*\dots*\sqrt n$ ever an integer? Note: Deusovi has already given a nice and simple answer. I still wish to welcome more answers as I want to see if there are other ways to approach ...
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The largest Saturday number [closed]

No weekend love yet shown, therefore I will fix that. A Saturday number is a number in which for all $1 <= i <= l$, where l is the length of the number, the first $l$ digits (from the left) ...
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Someone help me heal my wounds

Every day, I is making such gud puzzles but received no attention. My friends is laugh at me and make things more bad. I feel wounded. My younger sister telling to me that I need something. That ...
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Sequence of rectangles/circles with blue lines (straight/zigzag) and small red triangles/circles inside [closed]

I saw this question in an IQ test, but I have no idea after thinking for very long time.
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Largest number with no repeating digit pairs

What is the largest whole number that you can form, such that no pair of consecutive digits occurs more than once? For example you can have 34543, but you cannot have 34534 as the pair "34" ...
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What is a Disguised 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 like to call it a Disguised Word™....
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A Sudoku With A Trick

Normal Sudoku rules apply in this puzzle. This is an incredibly difficult puzzle to solve and has a very clever and ingenious trick in it. I request solvers to show their work at different stages of ...
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What is wrong with these puzzles?

I think teh puzzles on this site are too hard. I can’t figure out hardly none of them. The ones that look easy seem to get closed??? Can someone tell the reason? Here are some examples of puzzles ...
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Longest “Cycle” word chain [closed]

Linked to This word chain will come back to me. That puzzle got some very creative answers and comments. Although the puzzle itself took some work, I found it very interesting. So here is a more ...
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M᠎ini​m​alis᠎m᠎

Your final answer should describe the puzzle (more or less).
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Very modest contract: leading with a king makes good sense (5)

This is from a Times puzzle in an old book: (DOWN) 4. Very modest contract: leading with a king makes good sense (5) I know the answer is LOGIC but I can't see why - please can somebody explain it?
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How many pilots do they need?

I have just watched this old riddle video from Ted-Ed. It basically asks how can three pilots coordinate their flights such that the professor (one of the three pilots) can circumnavigate the earth. I ...
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Four riddles with the same answer

The answer has to be able to answer all of the riddles below. Is an angel.. but doesn't live in heaven. Has the power to fly.. but isn't a bird. Is related to Mother Nature's sister. Cares about ...
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A Far Eastern Poem

You insist I should take one Ten I shall take as I won. Tendencies are like a corpse Fire spreads over entire course. Fighting as they found a hole Bamboos grow on land as whole. Bamboozling, I take ...
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Vertices of a regular $13$-gon and $14$-gon on a circle with center angle $< 1°$

All vertices of a regular $13$-gon and all vertices of a regular $14$-gon lie on a circle and divide it into $27$ circular arcs. Is there always an arc, which corresponding center angle is less than $...
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A Linguist in a Cave

I am but a linguist that lives in a cave. I talk with visitors from the central city. When the dragon comes, I invite him inside. The lions stay out, but gain trust and enter. Merchants and messengers ...
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Missing number in a table

Table. 3 ? ? ? 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 What number is missing and why?
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Poem of the ball

Your ball is not it It is not yours We love bras Bras are nothing Bras define who we Are and shows it Are not who we Bras are not French It can be used on spas Gems, but not French What cup size do we ...
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A line not intersecting points in the plane

Is it possible to draw a finite or infinite set S of points in the plane, such that any line drawn in this plane neither intersects with exactly one point in S or an infinite number of points in S?
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Five riddles with the same answer

The answer has to be able to answer all of the riddles below. Wears a suit.. but is not a businessman? Likes candy.. but is not a child? Owns animals.. but is not a zoologist? Has workers.. but is ...
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Spending 1374.00 US dollars in three days

Jenny received 1374.00 US dollars which she has to spend all or a portion of within 3 days, with the following conditions. The percentage (of her current dollars) which she is allowed to spend each ...
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The homeland of the shepherd?

$\displaystyle \left \lfloor \frac{Gen4:1-16} {a_5x^5+a_4x^4+a_3x^3+a_2x^2+a_1x+a_0} \right \rfloor$ + «my father was the first one» = A country
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The teacher's favorite animal

A student asked our teacher about her favorite type of dog during a distance learning meeting. She uploaded the image shown below, said it's our homework to figure that out, and left the call. What's ...
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A small riddle, easy but distant

Runt of the litter, I was cast from the family. They called me cold and distant but I do have a heart. Many fear me although I have brought laughter and wealth. You do not want to be where I dwell... ...
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She must be tripping

This is part 7 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, As you have probably noticed, I visit quite a lot of different ...
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A heavenly puzzle

If you manage to figure out the solving method to this puzzle below, then it should lead you to a 7-letter word. Hint1: Good luck!
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Thinking about this word gave me a headache!

I am an 8-letter word. I have a special property that can be a headache for many scholars. Every day, I lose a letter and subsequently rearrange myself into a meaningful word. Based on the hints ...
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Weaponized Riddles 2: Dishing it out

Of course! MIX, 1009, Coffee, it all made sense! Arriving at 1009 Coffee Ave S, he walked into the house, finding the door slightly open. It was in pristine condition, just like the house he and his ...
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What's the name of the kind of puzzle where in-story solvers have more information than us, and how far they get is a clue?

It involves logical/mathematical puzzle(s), so no wishy washy different interpretations like in riddles. The puzzle in question tells a story involving a puzzle, but some details about the puzzle in ...
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Weaponized Riddles

Ian Peleaga was on a quest. It was said arms dealers had a huge operation here in southern Atlanta and as an FBI agent, it was his job to expose it. He had traced some dealers to an abandoned house at ...
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This word chain will come back to me

I am a four-letter word. My anagram's antonym's Rot(13)'s synonym's homophone is a portion of me. What word am I? Note: There are six separate words in this chain. Please list them all with ...
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Six-piece mechanical puzzle with multiply-pointed pieces which fit into a concave polyhedron

I need help identifying this mechanical puzzle that consists of 6 pieces (see image) which I have to fit together into a sort of concave polyhedron.
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What is an ABC 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 ABC Word™. Your ...
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“Multiplication” Problems

This was originally going to be featured in a puzzle compilation I'm planning, but it was swapped out for a different idea I had. The answer is an English word. Are you able to solve the equations ...
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IQ test question - 3x3 grids with some shaded cells

I recently downloaded an IOS app "IQ test", and surprisingly found most of the questions pretty straightforward, but this particular one had me stumped. Can anyone help me understand the ...
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Survive the infinite zombie attack II

Zombies are back again. Same as last time, You're at the origin, and zombies occupy the points $(100𝑖,100𝑗)$ for all integers $𝑖,𝑗$ except the origin, as shown below: The ratio of your speed to ...
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A rather odd tree

I was exploring an ancient garden. It seems the original inhabitants had long since left. One of the trees particularly struck me. Besides the delicious-looking red fruit the branches were twisted ...
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Introducing “Where?” - a GCHQ word association puzzle

Introducing the 'Where?' puzzle genre – a type of word association puzzle popularised by The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016). General instructions (adapted from the book): This puzzle type consists of an ...

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