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R᠎e᠎d᠎u᠎n᠎d᠎ancy

Your final answer should answer the question "What is something you could get after solving this puzzle?"
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Two prisoners look at each other through the prison bars [closed]

Two prisoners look at each other through the prison bars. Which one of 'em is free?
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Polyominoes piece puzzle, image was a storefront

When I was growing up, my family had a jigsaw puzzle of several store fronts, where you could see different people running, buying, and some kids. All the stores had letters and art. The pieces where ...
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12 treasures in a chest. Crack me open and liquid gold comes out. What am I?

12 treasures in a chest. Crack me open and liquid gold comes out. What am I? It's easy if you look at the question carefully.
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Listen to it… wait

Maybe you can hear that ethereal song, that churn, gentler before, now overwhelming? All love that beautiful word heralding new things coming. Know that the musician need not bow; there is no chance ...
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Connect The Wall-Words:-

Edit:- We have a group of words here:- (Go check Hint 1) ACIDITY TIME MICROSCOPE MARKS LIGHT SCALE CHEMISTRY CLAW REAL LEAD INTEREST BIOLOGY DUCK RADICAL ACADEMY LEAF Goal:- Group these $16$ ...
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Could someone please check my math homework? 2 + 2 = 5 4 × 6 = 12 62 = 24 85 - 42 = 20 √961 = 13 43 = 49 93 modulo 7 = 16 143 ÷ 13 = 4 I think I did it well... Note: This is a puzzle.
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Gaps - Square Numbers

Rules of Gaps: Fill some cells with stars, so that each row and column contains exactly two stars. The stars cannot touch each other, not even diagonally. Numbers outside the grid indicate the number ...
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An Assortment of Letters

Can you figure out how I've split the below letters into their groups? Group 1 Group 2 D H L S F P T Y Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 C D H J N P V W Y L T M S B R Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group ...
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Why is “lion” the answer to “Take the first left turn at the zoo?”

From The Evening Standard's Cryptic Crossword - Apr 23 2021, the clue for 36-Across is: Take the first left turn at the zoo (4) And the answer is "lion". I get that the first left is L. ...
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A new kind of cipher

While not a wholly original idea (I stole it from somewhere–just can't remember where), it should be resistant to classic cryptanalytical techniques. However, I have my doubts about its actual, real-...
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Fate of the merchant

Steal my infix and expect to earn Steal my whole and get exposed Steal my prefix and forever burn Steal my suffix and silence arose
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Pythagorean triplets generated in a unique way

Let's have the following sequence of Pythagorean triplets $25^2=24^2+7^2,1201^2=1200^2+49^2$, $58825^2=58824^2+343^2, ?, ?$ What are the next two triplets in this sequence? How have these triplets ...
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Wraps and Loops—Which Sequences are Admissible?

If you take a non-intersecting closed loop on a torus (that is to say, a path which ends where it starts and does not cross over itself, drawn inside a square whose edges "wrap" left to ...
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Too many school assignments

This year we have to make our school assignments in pairs. With each classmate must be made exactly one of those assignments. Exactly 30% of the assignments will be made by a pair of girls. How many ...
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Another Sequence of Sequences [duplicate]

Examine the following seven sequences of numbers: 1 11 21 1112 3112 211213 312213 What are the next seven sequences of numbers? What is the hundredth sequence in the series? Puzzle by the late ...
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The world is brutal and cold

Steal my prefix and perform a sacrifice. Steal my suffix and venture all over ice. Steal my infix and a shove from fatality. Steal my whole and forget a part of me.
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How was this cipher created, and how can I solve similar ones?

My friend sent me this cipher: etsitsiduamuqmuessenon,tsesumissep"omaet"orpdouqmuiterpteangamecovtivamalcxete She also said it roughly decodes to: And I screamed for whatever its worth, '...
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Fetching Alchemist, Excavation I

This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. It has been generated especially for Puzzling Stack Exchange. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions should be up-voted so long as they ...
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Vowelburger™ Downtown Brown

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle here Business has been slow this past year. As such, we've decided to create and market a whole new burger for faithful customers. May I remind you, we still hold ...
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A walk after dark

This is a Palisade (or n-Cells) puzzle. The rules are: Thicken some of the squares' sides so the thick borders outline cells. One such cell comprises just one square; one cell comprises precisely two ...
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On which date was Marina born?

The puzzle is as follows: In 2012, which began on a Sunday, Marina was happy because her birthday was on a Saturday and she celebrated it with her friends. We know, Marina was born in a year where ...
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Fetching Alchemist, Grand Potion I

This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. There's no selling in this puzzle, just one potion to brew, but with a lot of ingredients. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions ...
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World's smallest puzzle

I reproduce here the "world's smallest puzzle" - a crossword etched onto the head of a pin - purportedly created by one Allan Boardman, taken from a YouTube video, and to which I don't know ...
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The Dispute at the Milky Way Restaurant

Fifteen related guests visited a restaurant and got into an argument about who was the greatest among them. To settle the dispute, they asked the owner to decide. He thought for a moment, then said “...
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A Dull Dull Word

Here is your riddle for the day! I am a five letter word. With five I'm made of three With four I might give a raise With three I'm a good friend With two I like to react What word am I?
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Champion, with a smirk

The answer to this puzzle is a 16-letter sentence. Good luck! Text version of the letter grids: ...
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This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. From now on, you complete quests at the place you start at as well. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions should be up-voted so long ...
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In the Blue Eyes puzzle, why couldn't the actual hypothetical process start with the assumption of 99 blue eyed people on the island? [duplicate]

It is clear to each of the perfect logicians on the island that, by observation, the lowest possible, perceived # of blue eyed people is 99. They will further deduce that the most logically, efficient ...
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Why don't they skip days 1-98 in the blue-eyes puzzle? [duplicate]

It is clear to any perfect logician that, by observation, the lowest possible, perceived # of blue eyed people is 99. They will further deduce that the most logically, efficient technique to determine ...
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I can be an Ange but not an Andrew

I can be a bit but not a lot. I can be a deal but not a rip. I can be an ally but not an enemy. I can be an Ange but not an Andrew. What am I?
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Toroidal Pipes Puzzle: T's and Bulbs Only

A continuation in the Pipes puzzle series. Problem statement for math nerds: Let $G(N)$ denote the graph consisting of cardinally adjacently linked lattice points on an $N \times N$ toroidal grid. For ...
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This follows the same rules as previous Fetching Alchemist puzzles, except you choose where you start, and you may now return to your starting place after leaving it. How to Play You are looking for ...
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Fetching Alchemist IV

This is the fourth puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series, and is another puzzle that is exclusive to Puzzling SE until solved. This one might be a little too easy for those of you who have already ...
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Connect the dots to form a polygon

a) In each of these two grids of dots, 5 x 7 and 7 x 9, connect all of them so as to form polygons of 35 and 63 sides respectively (two consecutive segments can therefore not be collinear as they ...