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Solving an enigma

OQBA BQWG OZBF XSFX AIUF MIQE FGBE JEAJ UNLE QXTR ZEXL YFKJ LBQV XDRG N My friend gave me this and said it was an actual message so I'm determined to find out but I'm not sure how to crack it. Anyone?...
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Feedback for puzzle i made up

So I made this puzzle where you have words that branch off into other words. For example: The blue letters you take and move it on to the next blank space, still putting it in order: For ...
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Is it possible to put the numbers into circles?

This topic is motivated by the trolley813's answer on my question. Question. Is it possible to put the numbers $1,2,3,...,23$ in circles so that the sum of the four numbers on $9$ sides of $3$ ...
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Let's get down to a Riley riddle!

My prefix, proudest hunter, still stands guard o'er home and grain; My suffix, firm foundation, from which space is realised; My infix, part outstanding, leaves a gap for us to work. But ye who seek ...
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I'm Back…!

To: My Mods! (and the community) Note: The following is a letter enclosing the details of what's going on. It's more for "story" and humor, but does have some information that you might want. To save ...
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Rearranged recounting stirs the pot

My friend always speaks in anagrams (he's very clever). He was describing a dispute that tore his family apart: Side sea we toast, "Winter moon!" Shortly after that, I terminated my friendship ...
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How to load balls on conveyor belt? [closed]

A conveyor belt that carries one ball in each of its fixed size slot has to be mechanically loaded from a crate full of balls. The balls are different in size but no ball is greater than the size of ...
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Are we there yet?

Quotations, but melt? Have you found the answer yet?
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It is a very big state: Says Grandpa

"Wow, this is a very big country, our USA" Said Grandpa. He was looking at the USA map. "Everyone knows that" My two cents. "Did you know that California is twice as big as Nebraska?" "Could ...
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My prefix is wet, my suffix is cheap

My prefix is wet. My suffix is cheap. My infix can be expensive. As a whole, I am happily devoured. What am I?
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White to mate in 2

This is a cryptic crossword puzzle. Clues are normal, however some entries clash with one another. Each such clash is resolved by adding the clashing letters using the standard A1-Z26 numerology, ...
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Hints, with a bit of love ! (5)

Inspired by this page and some other pages, I made some cryptic clues. Start growing before rain! Needles , before first sewer! (8) Dirty, dirty room! (9) Eleven plus two makes... (6,4,3) Dust, head ...
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Put the numbers $1, 2, …,16$ in circles

Put the numbers $1, 2, 3, ..., 16$ in circles so that the sum of the four numbers on each side of the triangle should be equal.
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Jazz and all that

Across 1/4/9. Isn't Satchmo sad during the final parts of Miles Davis song? (5,5,5) 7. Baron von Richthofen's rank above the king? (3) 10. Assistants have a bit of chlorine added to aqua regia ...
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Nature's Police - Who am I?

I pull you down, I'm nature's police I've been with you since birth, and you I'll never release You have to obey me, you have no choice I'm also invisible and I make no noise. Some one found me, ...
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Compoundoku wants BIG

Rules of Compoundoku: Solve both left and right Sudokus. In addition, the board below them is the Compound Board of both Sudokus. Each number on the Compound Board should tell either: (1) ...
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Marking the Occasion

I don't have any letters. I used to have one letter (and a dash). If you run, I have one letter (and a digit). When I have twelve letters, no two of them are the same. What am I?
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How to make 4 triangles out of 4 lines

Use any drawing software like Paint or the like to draw 4 triangles using only 4 straight lines! Also, the borders of your drawing don't count ;)
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Is there a code in this painting?

This was posted in a Facebook group yesterday. It’s also made the rounds on Reddit but all of the commentary seems like scattershot speculation so far. From the post: This is a painting done my ...
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Given a 7x7 grid, what moves need to be made to get two agents on their respective opposite sides of the grid on the diagonal?

Say I had the following 7x7 grid and two agents on the grid facing one another as shown. The agents can follow the following commands: moveForward, turnRight, turnLeft. The agents have to follow the ...
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Make 100 with only 9 numbers [closed]

Make 100 with ONLY 9 numbers Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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I need help with a difficult metal puzzle ( Spiral and Triangel with U-Shape; Triangel with Ring at the beginning)

I got the puzzle from here. Here is a picture of it: How is it possible to solve it? UPDATE: Thank you @LeppyR64 for your answer. However, I cant solve it. This is what happened when I followed ...
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What is the correct option here? [closed]

What is the correct option here? I believe it is like a to e? The question is from BUNQ reasoning test.
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Generating special numbers

Here are three numbers that are related to one another: 9841, 8591, 4800 How are these numbers related and how are they generated?
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Only one square for the white king

Consider this position. It is white's turn to move. Your job is to place the white king so that white have an overwhelming (winning) advantage. Where is it? Please note that: While Queen usually ...
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Making the whole set into primes

Let's say you start with a set of sequential integers starting from 2, so: $ 2, 3, 4, 5, \dots, N $ for some $ N > 2. $ The goal is to use identical basic arithmetic operations ($ +, -, \times, \...
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I made a crossword for you guys

Here's the crossword: I call it "A Abuse"... You'll find out why. Made with a crossword maker lol
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ma(c + n + s) =?

This is an original puzzle. It may require some specific knowledge, but nothing that can't be easily acquired. ma(c + n + s) = ? To steer you in the right direction, there are no acronyms involved....
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My prefix is man, my suffix is sharp

My prefix is man. My suffix is sharp. My infix is man. The whole is hard. What am I?
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A Twisty Puzzle my friend barely remembers

I was impressing various students at my school by showing them various twisty puzzles when one of them recalled a puzzle they owned. I thought I might have seen it somewhere, but I may have been ...
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Brute-force solver for Gear Octahedron - flawed method?

I am working on a program to brute-force a LanLan Gear Octahedron I bought second-hand (and scrambled). I have no background in "cubing" and just fancied solving the problem. The structure comprises ...
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Why is “arrive” an answer for the crossword clue “like desert terrain”?

Possible source: https://nytminicrossword.com/nyt-mini-crossword-answers-january-14-2020/ ACROSS 1. Listen to 5. Desolate 7. Like desert terrain 8. Lines of work 9. Monopoly purchases 10. Armed ...
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There seems to be two types of Braille [closed]

This post is not a puzzle. There is nothing puzzly hidden inside it or the self-answer, posted at the same time. Some research shows that there seems to be two types of Braille. Please help me ...
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As a whole I am intense desire

As a whole, I am intense desire. Behead me, and I accommodate children. Behead me again, and I accommodate animals. Restore me, and I become fire. What am I? (An original riddle)
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Building the perfect number 28 with fractions - part2

Here is a follow up of Building the perfect number 28 with fractions You are given the fractions $\frac{3}{2}, \frac{5}{2}, \frac{7}{2}, \frac{11}{2}.$ Use any operation of $+, -, *, /, ()$ to build ...
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Building the perfect number 28 with fractions

You are given the fractions $\frac{4}{3}, \frac{7}{3}, \frac{10}{3}, \frac{13}{3}.$ Use any operation of $+, -, *, /, ()$ to build 28 with those four fractions. You must use all four fractions ...
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Memorial mnemonic - January 15

According to Wikipedia a mnemonic is "any learning technique that aids remembering". Here is a mnemonic sentence: Empty City, Green Dwarfs Can you tell what it is about? The answer is a six ...
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My prefix is a type of car, my suffix means you can’t see far

An original riddle: My prefix is a type of car. My suffix means you can’t see far. My infix concerns the outside. Together, I remove the inside. What am I?
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Can you open a safe with a lengthy complicated combination?

Two cousins were talking about their parents' safes. "They said I can keep my comic books in their safe, if I figure out the right combination, and enter it on the keypad correctly on my first ...
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How would you solve the following Matrix Puzzle by u/---Kyu---?

I've been staring at this puzzle for too long, but I cannot get how it was solved. Based on the comments in the thread, a user identified that Number 1 is the correct answer, with the comment by u/---...
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wandering knight

Suppose a land with a finite number of castles. Each castle is connected (via roads) with exactly 3 other castles. One knight leaves from his castle and starts travelling. He moves in the following ...
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One thousand year old riddle (from the Exeter Book)

This riddle is from the Exeter Book, circa 960-990 A.D.: Clothes make no sound when I tread ground Or dwell in dwellings or disturb the flow. And lofty air and gear at times Above men's towns ...
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Riddle: I can be this, and you can be this, and, yes, we can be this

I can be this, and you can be this. And, yes, we can be this. He can't be this and she can't be this. And no, they can't be this. Dogs can't be this, but cats can. And a kitten can't be this,...
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Quantum tic tac toe strategy

Most of us learn tic tac toe early in our life. Also, it is easy to find an optimal strategy for playing. How about Quantum tic tac toe? What is the optimal strategy for playing it? Rules On a ...
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Almost half a million, yet smaller than a hundred [closed]

Consider, for example, the number 420109. It's quite big, isn't it? Not so far from half a million. Yet it can be made to be smaller than a hundred with a very simple trick, without putting any ...
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An Attempt at AV Puzzle

Here's another puzzle with visuals and sound. I hope you enjoy it! With Sound: https://youtu.be/yHkQdEu0QpA Static Image (the musical notes represent the music in the YouTube video): Hint
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If they mess with my daughter, my doctor will axiom

My maxim is: "I'd call devil medic amid clinic six if odd minx in illicit Miami maid film hid ill will via my idyllic child, Lily." Where am I living right now? Hint:
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Find the next number and what I am!

This is the first puzzle I made and apparently it's too difficult. So I tried to create hints, but it's hard. If you have any ideas on how to write this riddle in a better way, or have more "...
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Train schedule - reconcile station calls [closed]

You have a train. You also have a list of stations: A, B, C... The train stop at stations, e.g. the train stops at station A at 13:53, station B at 14:05 and station C at 14:34 and then back to ...
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Introducing: Compoundoku!

Rules of Compoundoku: Solve both left and right Sudokus. In addition, the board below them is the Compound Board of both Sudokus. Each number on the Compound Board should tell either: (1) ...

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