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Rebuses around the home

What words are being clued here? Can you find a household object not shown in any of the pictures?
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What is a NaturaW 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 a NaturaW Word™. Use the ...
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Locked room poison mystery!

Aaron and his sister Bethany call the police when their live in Grandmother, Candice, failed to get up for breakfast. She was old and ill, and they feared the worst-- especially then they were unable ...
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Any help with this code (source text based game)

Source: Torn.com (text based rpg game) 31 30 35 20 31 32 31 20 31 30 31 20 36 38 20 37 30 20 37 31 20 35 34 20 31 31 39 20 31 31 34 20 37 34 20 37 35 20 36 35 20 31 32 32 20 31 30 36 20 35 33 20 31 ...
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Piece de Resistance - Five Flowers with One Missing

Five - Flowers with One Missing This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Removing the silver matter, you see this ...
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The Hidden Treasures

Credit: Brandon X. My friend made this riddle and I think it’s pretty well made with lots of components, so here it is: ...
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What does this message in paper say? [closed]

You wake up in an old horse wagon and get a piece of paper with strange symbols. What does it say? //Anyone can help me. Please!
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What is a Freecell 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 a Freecell Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Macho 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 a Macho Word™. Use the ...
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Hunting for treasure in 1-d grid [duplicate]

In a castle, there are N rooms in a line. Each room has a door to the two neighbouring rooms (or the one neighbouring room, for the rooms at either end). A treasure is hidden in one of the rooms. ...
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Locked Room Murder!! How and who?

Police receive a 911 call from Adam's neighbor, Bob. Bob heard a gunshot! The Police rush over to Adam and Bob's apartment building. The land lord, Charlie, shows the police to Adam's room. The door ...
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A trip to the library

I try to go to the library at least once every month, so I've developed a pretty good relationship with the librarian, a nice old man who sometimes teases me about my broad set of interests. Yesterday,...
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Big number puzzle

I saw this on rec.puzzles many years ago, but can't find the reference to credit the source. I am thinking of a large number. If you want to multiply it by a two digit number $ab$ with $a \lt b$, ...
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I Need Help Solving A Riddle - Its Just An Image?

So I was in this hackathon competition where they promised the people who placed in the top 3 a lot of money and then they delayed the results two weeks. Yesterday, when they were supposed to announce ...
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Any help with this code [closed]

Any help with this code? It decrypts to plaintext word or words I'm stuck, so any help is appreciated. 31 30 35 20 31 32 31 20 31 30 31 20 36 38 20 37 30 20 37 31 20 35 34 20 31 31 39 20 31 31 34 ...
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Tempoverlustspiel

Tempoverlustspiel-A German word that roughly translates to "loss of tempo game." An interesting chess term that I leaned a while ago With White to move in the below position, how many moves will it ...
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How was the murder committed? [closed]

Alice's body is found inside a locked room. She had been getting ready for the day, and had only just gotten out of the shower and had written a letter when she died. The police had to break the door ...
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They are all tied together

There are four different things shown below One Vertical One Horizontal Two diagonal All have one common thing (the ? box) which ties them together What is it?
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Don't bully your cousin at Reversi

Title (only) inspired by Don't bully your little sister at chess Prologue Well, this happened when I played Reversi with my cousin a few days ago... I, not being as nice as @Arnold ...
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Regex crossword (sudoku?)

I can't believe this old-but-gold piece hasn't been shared here. It's a regex crossword puzzle! Here's a nicely printable PDF. Kudos for this one goes to a competition held by MIT in 2013. The ...
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I need help solving a riddle! [closed]

I've been trying to solve this riddle and I've no idea of what the answer may be: "the key you seek decomposes in decades, and shall unlock the mystery once all is vibrant."
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Piece de Resistance - Four Dots in a Line

Four - Dots in a Line This puzzle is part of the "Piece de Resistance" series. Go back to Part 1 (Ace) for the story.Ace Two Three Four Five ... Looking for the next challenge, you got rid of the ...
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Flood on the top floor

There has been a water incident on the top floor of a building, and one apartment has suffered some water damage. As in, a lot of water damage. The entire apartment is filled waist deep with ...
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Enigma between Colleagues (Part2)

Let's give a second try with something more creative. Here is the sequence : 161 = B 198 = W 173 = ∅ 246 = B 215 = W 227 = B 192 = ∅ 184 = ? Don't hesitate to ...
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The cat exchanges places with a drawing of the cat

Given CAT RENDERING see if you can get them to exchange places, resulting in RENDERING CAT by ...
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Where in the world is this astronomical convergence? [closed]

At this location on planet Earth, on April 8, 2024, you can observe a total solar eclipse. At the same location, at some time on June 29, 2024, the sun will be directly overhead. Where in the world is ...
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I'm a really tiny critter. Come close

Come really close and take a look at me. May be you will think I am sleepy May be you will have a couple of questions: Why is he far away at the end? Why are there six in a row then ...
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These were just lying around

What peculiar property do all these words have in common? AMP APP BARF COME CUR EAR GANG GROW IMP ON PEAR PIMP SING STAB TRIP Afterword:
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Enigma between Colleagues (Part1)

With a colleague, we tried to create enigma to challenge ourselves. Here is our first try, hope you will enjoy it. 4 = 2 12 = 3 19 = 3 24 = 4 47 = 5 50 = ? Hint 1 : Don'...
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What is a Target 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 a Target Word™. Use the ...
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A Non Math Puzzle. What is the middle number?

There are three patterns below. Two diagonal and one vertical. The middle number is common to them all What is it? It is not mathematical per se. NO partial ...
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Listen to this riddle carefully!

Hi all! Here's a riddle. Please guess what thing is described below, and don't forget to explain each clue. :) - - - Riddle starts - - - Oh, my dear friend, If you want to know who I am, listen ...
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What a beautiful canyon!

My friend sent me an image of this beautiful canyon and asked me to work out where he is. More specifically, his latitude and longitude. The only issue is that he's in Europe and this photo is of the ...
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Box of tablets, whole or broken: solution required

This is a puzzle that I thought up whilst taking a course of meds. I currently haven’t solved it, and would be curious to know if anyone has a solution for it. Here goes: Scenario: John has a box of ...
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Find the next number in the following sequence [Mind bender]

I came across this sequence in the paper: 109080, 12123, 1350, 153, ? What could be the next number? And what is the pattern that connects these numbers? Dividing a term by the next term leads to a ...
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Missing Number in a Seven Segment Circle

What number should replace the question mark? Please be helpful. If you have the answer, please reply to this post with the explanation and answer. If you don't have the answer, then don't comment. ...
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Withdrew when Jimmy met up with Heath

Withdrew when Jimmy met up with Heath. The answer is retracted but I can't work out why. I guess a tract is a heath but I still haven't been able to put the whole word together. Source: New Zealand ...
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(11 of 11: Meta) What is Pyramid Cult's All-Time Favorite?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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I am the first if you see

I'm the first if you see, 3-in-one if you know, and soon to be three if you observe. What am I?
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A Breeze Through

Here's a small problem for you all to breeze through tonight! It's White to move and selfmate themselves in 7 turns. Can you tell me what the special concept is that arises from this problem? As ...
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Ordering a word list

I think I've alphabetized this word list correctly, but my friends keep telling me it's not in the right order. Can you help me spot the mistake? divvy, dry, dues, Eden, elf, fear, knee, opt, pet, ...
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What's the correct password?

A detective was working undercover to try to bust a suspected gang of criminals. He got invited to a fancy club that needs a password to get in, but the gang leader said that everyone will be given ...
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Yajilin minicubes: the Hullabaloo, the Brouhaha, the Bangarang

These are three-dimensional yajilin puzzles. In each puzzle, the four squares depict the layers of a $4\times4\times4$ cube. Shade some cells on each layer. The numbered cells show how many ...
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(10 of 11: Nurikabe) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Topic?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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A story puzzle for you

My brother loves numbers. He likes to pick a number, reflect, and enjoy its presence. He picked a number and asked me to guess it. I guessed random numbers for twenty minutes. I never got it ...
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What is a Human 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 a Human Word™. Use the ...
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Finish the Mastermind

Mastermind is a well-known game. Here's a brief reminder of the rules: There's a secret code consisting of a sequence of five colored circles (items). Colors may appear more than once. Your job is ...
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What is a Dominant Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a Dominant Word™. Use the words below to figure out the pattern! (Pardon the ...
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367 views

Grandpa's Crazy Math II: Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa says: "This is really a stretch but Prove to me S = 0.5 or 1/2 Grandpa and his very lateral thinking!
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4-dimensional Knight's Tour

Imagine a 4-dimensional chess board, but with only 4 squares a side. So, $4\times4\times4\times4=256$ sub-hypercubes. Your mission - should you choose to accept - is to: Find a Knight's Tour Four ...

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