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Order the elements of this set using the clues provided

We must order the elements A, B, C, D, and E. We are told about the ordering A B C D E None of the elements are in their correct positions and none of the elements above correctly follow their ...
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This is not an eggplant

It sure is self centered! I think it's fast! Hot, I say, definitely hot! It's ALIVE! You may say that it's kind of angry (but I wouldn't say it to its face). It's definitely big. Looks like someone ...
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A word puzzle about complimenting one's appearance

Think of a unit of measurement. Now rearrange its letters and read them out loud to form a sentence (an example would be u r a b, meaning "You are a bee"). Make sure the sentence compliments someone ...
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Solitaire wins and losses

Let say a solitaire game can be solved 1 in 10 plays. (A play is defined as shuffling of cards and trying to solve the solitaire). If after each successfully solved game we skip 8 games (we ...
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Find the pattern in the months

$\text{April} \times \text{May} - \text{June} = \text{December} - \text{January}$ $\text{September} \div \text{November} \times \text{December} = \text{March} \times \text{March}$ $\text{January} \...
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There is a reason sudoku uses squares

There exists a 9x9 grid with the cells in one single row numbered 1-9 in order. The cells in the other 8 rows are initially empty. Note: The cells initially containing numbers can be in any one row;...
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Summer School Riddle

I'm stuck in summer school because of mumble mumble. And to make matters worse, we have a test at the end of the week. But our teacher said, if we aced the coming test, we'd be free to go and would ...
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Not to make a mockery of it, but

Puzzling Stack Exchange reminds me of this: 0163507 Can you tell me why?
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Least number of Questions [duplicate]

If I write down a double digit number (10-99) and you have to guess the number by asking me the least number of questions regarding it, how will you do it? For example: You could start by asking is ...
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An unlikely series of events

This series of 8 events would be rather unlikely, but possible. They are all related to the same thing. What are they? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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Mensa IQ test question: complete the logical sequence [closed]

I tried taking the Mensa practice test. One of the question involved completing a series of figures with the most logical option. This is the base sequence: And we have to choose the additional ...
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Strange Calculator

I found this Strange Calculator, and I don't know how it works. This is what it looks like: I've run some problems through it and here are the results: $$\begin{array}\ &A+B = 23 & F-...
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I can be pure and good - what am I?

I can be pure and good but I'll make fools look thick, I can be bird and fish, but I'll swim like a brick, I can be heart and star but I'd rather be bar, I can be plastic and leaf but I can come ...
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Where should I go?

An old friend of mine just sent me an email: Hey man! Long time no see! How are you? I had to relocate recently because of my job... New country, new city, no friends... Need somebody like you to ...
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I can snap, bind and strap - What am I?

I can snap, bind and strap, Fight in wars, commit crimes, I can be rubber or brass, Hold together, and cut lines. What am I?
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Variation of 1000 bottles of wine puzzle

So I came up with a variation of the famous problem https://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/3o0mfi/a_king_1000_bottles_of_wine_10_prisoners_and_a/ There are n ...
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How many flowers to buy? [duplicate]

A man decided to place some flowers on three different temples. There is a magical pond before each temple and he has to swim through each one. So his trip will be: [ pond1 - temple1 - pond2 -...
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A Puzzle That Is Stated Monumentally

Hasting, now we near our end "Wagon" hints at where we tend. Nothing was too hard: we're free! Ah, Sting! Now where's your victory? Hating snow yet undismayed Shown giants, we were unafraid. ...
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To which number between a and b a<b is x closest to?

Given two integers $a$ and $b$ with the relation $a<=b$, and a third number $x$ between them $a<=x<=b$, find the number which is closest to $x$, either $a$ or $b$, without using comparisons. ...
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What should be 'the next time'?

A question was asked in a mental ability test (which ended on Saturday). What comes next in this pattern of time: 2:25, 4:34, 1:57, 6:16, ___ Note: 1. No extra information is given like 12/24 ...
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An Amazing Palindrome

My friend told me she was thinking of a word. It can be seen left to right, right to left and upside down by the English, French and Japanese and still be palindrome (A sequence of characters which ...
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What can be the meaning of a word and a number?

Stand      - - - - - - 0_2345 Given above is a block that contains a word "stand" and a number "0_2345". What does the block say?
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I'm what you do when you're off on a trip - What am I?

I'm what you do when you're off on a trip, I am a proud parent to an off the block chip, You know me best when you've naught to do, You may find me when when you shouldn't too, I love games but ...
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Highest possible score my friend could earn in one Scrabble turn? [closed]

My friend has a great vocabulary but is also quote humble. Every time we play Scrabble he wins easily. He says he tries his best, with one exception: If the opportunity ever arose, he would never ...
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Place 16 queens in a $16\times 16$ board peacefully, also in subboards!

What is the smallest number, $n$ in which $n$ queens can live in a $n\times n$ board peacefully? Of course not more than 8. ☺ (read about the eight queen puzzle) But this was not the question. ...
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How can this be right?

I'm a typical human being in a real place, on this planet Earth, right about now, in a developed country, in an everyday situation. I realise that for me, right is simultaneously left, right, and ...
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Who are we twain?

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Ten suspicious coasters

Last Friday I've been out with nine friends and we went to a new bar in town, called "Take it Easy" bar or something. We had a great time as a group. Well, I think most of the group had. I ...
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Breaking a systematic password

Saturday, 2nd April 2016 - somewhere several meters below surface "Report, agent." "Mission 'Capture the bird' was not fully successful, sir. The ...
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What country is missing?

What's missing? Russia, ___, Egypt, Kazakhstan, USA, Azerbaijan, Georgia. (In order of most commonly seen when looking this up) Hint Hint2: Hint 3: Hint 4 Hint 5
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I wave when you don't, and when you do

I wave when you don't, and when you do, Only because I look up to you. Watch as I dance with my jelly-like bones, That can't be broken by sticks or stones. My eyes go deep when you closely stare, But ...
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Are perfect cubes possible?

Based on this. Can you find 4 distinct integers a, b, c, and d such that a+b, b+c, c+d, a+b+c, b+c+d and a+b+c+d are all perfect cubes? If not, prove it.
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A Monster of A Riddle

On my own I am large, But give me fruit, Or an insect, Or even a flower, I'll grow small. Take any letter away and rearranged, You could have hundreds, Maybe an instrument, Perhaps one element,...
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What is the 'best' way to tilt through a D20?

A regular D20 die (icosahedron) as depicted above has the number 1 to 20 arranged on its faces such that the sum of opposing faces is 21. Each triangular face touches three other faces directly by a ...
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Perfect Squares!

A question was asked in a mental ability test yesterday. Write four distinct numbers with these properties: 1. Sum of each pair is a perfect square. 2. Sum of all four is also a perfect ...
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One plus five is four?

First puzzle! Might be a little easy... :P Real life has you feeling bore,      or maybe you puzzle to feel alive. Must it all be just a chore? A fake world is where some thrive,      no meaning in ...
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I rest and sing and sing or help - What am I?

On my own or in a pair, I might rest quietly at your side. In greater numbers we may hang and sing about your adventures. More again and we might sing to a crowd, or perhapse help you give ...
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Can you find the pattern? What two letters are missing from this sequence?

What are the two missing letters in the sequence below? JT SH PM JC KC __ JT Hint:
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Extension of Four Is Cosmic

The fact that four is cosmic, at least in English, is quite well discussed. However, what if we instead took a number and then took the first letter of its word form that number and converted it to ...
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Someone I've seen

NOTE: This is another take on a riddle/rhyme kind of puzzle. My previous one didn't get a lot of good reception, and so I've tried to make this one not fall to the same fate. Hopefully you enjoy it. ...
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What changes can be made to make Matthew happy?

When Matthew eats at a buffet, he has one serving of each dish, but never goes back for seconds. When asked the name of his favorite animal, Matthew lists 26, each starting with a different letter. ...
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granola bar math puzzle [closed]

On a box of granola bars it says: "60 % bigger than regular granola bar (based on weight compared to regular bar"). The regular, 24 g, granola bars come in a box of 8 bars. The big, 42 g, granola ...
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A friendly jigsaw

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of hyper-modern art move into a room which is painted completely in black and white. Strange, wavy lines ...
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Someone is trying to warn you--with a voice

You're a KGB agent currently in Russia who had experience with weird email. Now, you had received an envelope from the front of your door with the following: A letter saying "Fly to this airport." A ...
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A simple riddle [closed]

When you are on top of tree and have no support, you had to trust me. What am I?
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English is so confusing! Can one word have two opposite meanings?

Having just recently moved to the United States from Japan with her family Miyo has been working hard trying to understand the English language. Miyo's parents encourage her to focus on reading and ...
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The Twins and the Number of Candies

Yveti and Xerni are twins. Their mischievous friend, Cubo, one day decides to give them a riddle. Cubo comes up to them and says, "I have two bags of candies in my bag. The first of you two to guess ...
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Do exactly what I say! [closed]

Inspired by Infinite Precision No, I'm not picky, I just want things done exactly right. Complete 5 of these tasks (tell me how you would do them) and I will give you exactly 25 bragging points. I ...
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Who are we? The pure ones

We are not the wonders, though we were created by man We are not the dwarfs, for our names are not proper We are not the days, though they each contain one of our own We are not the sins, for ...
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Find the next value in the sequence

Given the following: 1, 10, 18, 40, 46, 52, 61 what is the next value in the sequence? Hint:

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