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I'm a dangerous man!

I raze cities and I conquer towns, I’ll pillage a village and take it all down. While my wife is up to no good. I am sometimes mistaken, don’t mistake I! I am not one to make food. I don’t belong to a ...
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Simple yet tasty sequence

Here's a sequence I know of that offhand isn't obvious. $0.14,0.14,3.28,3.28,9.57,3.28,9.57,3.28,9.57,15.85,3.28,15.85,...$ Keep in mind that this sequence originally looked like something else, ...
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1-8, what's the next number?

$1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, X, 9, 10, 11, 12 ?$ What is the number x in the above series? Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Hint5: Final Hint: No more hints after this (it was asked to us when i was in 7th ...
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The Mathemagician

A certain number of people are sitting in a circle, all facing The Mathemagician who is standing in the center of the circle. Each is given a calculator, paper, and a pencil. The Mathemagician ...
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Keeper of the shrines

A small one I'd like to share from our upcoming puzzle game. Not that hard for the experienced. The angry can not find me, yet the proud goes to my door. My tail eludes me, when through the ...
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A sequence defined by a single fraction

I have a sequence of numbers here, which follow a very simple rule that can be expressed using a single fraction: 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, 15, 20, 22, 25, 28, ... What is this rule (in particular, what ...
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What is this mysterious image?

Recently, my friend who lives in Italy sent me an email. This was its contents: Hi, I've got some news which you should be happy about. But I've seen you around on Puzzling.SE, so I though I'd ...
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How does this sequence continue?

Help me find the pattern in the sequence below: 3M1 0J3 3J1 1A3 Which three alphanumeric characters come next?
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I can be bad, I can be good - who/what am I

Prelude (with no hint in prelude) There are many hints here, the answer fits ALL of them - though it may be a bit tedious to show examples for each hint... So if you get the right answer I will ...
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When given I am often returned. What am I?

When given I am often returned, You can be in me or fall out of me, and I can be won, done, lost, received and held, I show up at all the good parties, I may even have gone to one with you, Is ...
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Some Special Letters

First, add me to I, You may get me back - But I won't be exactly the same. I might be sweet, I might be Jewish, I might be a city plural. Or else: Add me ...
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What a disappointment!

At first I heard it and thought i could soar like a bird! And oh what i heard! I’ll zoom so fast, my image will be blurred. And now I see it, it’s flat as can be! Oh woe is me. And how lonely, ...
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What's the next number in the sequence?

What is the next number in the sequence? 22 , 15 , 1 , 14 , 16 , 3 , -2 , 10 , 9 , 7 , ? I will be adding more hints later if required :) HINT 1: HINT 2: HINT 3: I am new here, any ...
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The Palindromic Diamond Cube

Inspired by this question. A wealthy, famous eccentric had a huge cube of equal sized diamonds.* Due to her eccentricities the number of diamonds was known to be both palindromic in base ten, and a ...
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A Mythical Member of the Scientific Community

I've provided the link between man and machine. In rivers and trees, respectively, I can be seen. I've been key in measuring the speed of light. The Pacific Ocean is where I developed flight. ...
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How many chocolates?

One Christmas night, 3 kids were sleeping in their room. Their father came and kept a bag full of chocolates in the center of room with a card that says: "Sweets for my three sweet kids." At ...
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A not very easy puzzle with an easy answer. Something that a grim puzzler might like

1f411 pirate gibberish 00000010 1f607 . 1f441 1f44f 1f411 . Cigarette ___ lion's-bane@ ワs 22 2 65 61 73 79 160 141 162 164 "2" & right(getMethod("mixintowater"), 5) 9 (4*2) 2 8 _ (...
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How I feel about this place

Please don't ask me to tell you how I feel about this place. It will be better if you can figure it out on your own: 685131824113115231024135232524252281191523523724715135816222353 Formatting hint: ...
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Magic Square using numbers 4-12 [duplicate]

I have to make a magic square using number 4-12.
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Help an athlete impress a math geek

Help Lucy impress Nick the math geek and find his apartment number! Lucy a track athlete, really likes Nick, a math geek. Nick is having a party at his apartment on Saturday and invites Lucy. Lucy ...
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What are we doing?

When it happens to me, I scold the offender. When I take one intentionally, I'm satisfied. When I do this unintentionally, I hurt. Everyone does this on purpose. What are we doing? ...
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The Empty Elevator [closed]

This is a lateral thinking puzzle based on my real life: Earlier this evening I got into an empty elevator, pressed a button for a floor, and walked out before the door closed. I wasn't being ...
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What are the chances you lost a nickel?

Yesterday you had 50 coins totaling exactly one US dollar in value. Somehow you lost one of those fifty coins on the way to the vending machine. Assume the likelihood of losing each coin (regardless ...
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I am the coat of the fourth horse. Who am I?

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The key is here

My intuition may not be clear But here is the key to what I hold dear An equation between the lines Which ties you to I
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Number Patterns

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is three parts: A) Figure out the pattern; B) Give an eleven-number sequence beginning with 2 that follows the same pattern; and C) Give an eleven-letter ...
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What the blind can sea?

For the smart people here. A code. Good luck. Feel free to ask questions,but only yes no and maybe. What am I? Ox.xo.oo Xo.oo.oo Xx.oo.xo Xo.oo.oo Xo.xx.xo Xo.ox.oo Xx.ox.oo Xo.xx.oo Xo.ox.oo Xo....
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Mr Ling Designed My Jewellery

I wonder about my wife sometimes. She's getting harder to comprehend all the time. Take last weekend, for example: my nephew had come over to visit and was telling me all about the movie club that ...
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A quite short riddle

I am and I do; I learn where I group; Though my honesty is boo'ed, But hey, when cooked I'm good! What am I?
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A puzzling data-driven sequence

First puzzle! I was inspired by this question to make my own. Props to the author for itching my brain! Update: I double-checked the sequence, turns out it changed! I overlooked something which I ...
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Who's the murderer?

You are investigating a murder connected to some sort of money laundering scheme. It was discovered almost as the act was committed and so most of the evidence is preserved, and 3 suspects are ...
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Science is fun, but rhyme takes time

In sixty seven, I was first found By a couple of scientists poking around It was quite a novelty they did detect Little green men might cause the effect They stuffed me in a bag for a catchy new ...
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A girl and a guy

The main goal here is to figure out the one-“word” answer to each of the following clues. Each answer consists of one (or more) names and one (or more) other words hinted at by the clues. There is,...
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How Many Diamonds robbed by the 7 D&D thieves?

Inspired by this question, I rolled my own version (notice the solution is very different and not trivial): Seven skillfull and smart D&D Lv. 20 thieves robbed a diamond shop at night. They ran ...
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A sequence about you (Puzzling Stack Exchange users)

I have a mysterious sequence for you... $204, 186, 172, 133, 126, 123, 120, 119, 111, 107, 102, 96, 90, 87, 86, 86, 85, 79, 75, 73, 70, 68, 66, 66, 65, 65, 65, 64, 64, 64, ...$ This sequence may ...
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Cryptic Crossword: Turtle is ground with pepper (8)

Turtle is ground with pepper. (8)
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It's hip to be squ4re

My friend came up to me and said he had a question for me. He then handed me this note and asked me to reply in one line (whatever that's supposed to mean). Sidbmuaca jg Ztctmedte, xoeh zeuh ele ...
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What's the next number? You may need some help

What's the next number in the following sequence: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 23, 28, 31, ___, ... Not sure if this one is easy. Hints will be released gradually. First one is in the title :...
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How do you escape the prison?

You are a wrongly-accused prisoner in a high-security prison, where you have been sentenced for life. However, one of the guards believes your story, and has given you a single chance to escape. He ...
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I can be printed, but I can't fit in your printer - what am I?

I know many ways to tell you where to go. I can be printed, but I can't fit in your printer. I'm sure you have days in which you say you feel like me. I've been shot into that which I have held. ...
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Remorseless Riddle Rampages Relentlessly

"Fine day" says I "Need a sardine?" "Why - no thank you" - replied Cecil the 3-Eyed Spleen "How then will you get in Through that nasty great door?" I ask. He said "Slowly - slowly - lather myself ...
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What is my teacher's favourite animal?

My school teacher, has asked the above question in the spirit of Science Fortnight. However, he has only left the following on the whiteboard: Clue 1: 8, 6, 7, 9, 5, 6, 8, 6, 8, 4, _. Clue 2: ...
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I am always very P.C

Here is a riddle I have. Can you solve it? I am very P.C. Anytime I go anywhere, I carry 3, 2, 1, and 4. Why? Hint 1: Hint 2:
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A very, very long riddle

Hello there! How do you do? What am I? Oh, have no clue?, but I still reside in you! Let's just say I am your glue. I'm not a one, let's say "a crew", read my name and you will "whoo", my ...
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The Two Switches

11 prisoners arrive at a jail. But this jail is not an ordinary jail, it's a jail whose Warden despises ignorance and reveres wisdom. So much so, that the Warden is willing to free the group of ...
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You're waiting for me, what am I?

You're waiting for me To uncover and disclose To come and judge To disappoint or make glad And probably shed Some light Who/what am I?
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Way too easy but still fun, plus it rhymes, fun in a bun!

I like the grass, I like the dew, I make a sound that sounds like you, I'm the horned god of the east, Though not one that upsets a priest, It's not too rare if I am blue, Otherwise too tough to ...
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Time to speed up [closed]

Mr. X lives in A-City and wants to visit B-city. There are 1000 km between these 2 cities. So, Mr. X takes his car and drives to go to B-City. At halfway of his ride (500 km), he realises that his ...
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No ordinary magic square part 2. How many solutions are there?

Same rules as last time except this time count or calculate the number of possible solutions! No ordinary magic square Place 1-9 in the squares below in a manner such that none of the columns, rows or ...
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Find English words with Sound of V or W? [closed]

Search and find some English words which when written starts with o and when speaking they pronounce with sound of v or w lets see who ll find maximum words?

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