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A poker player, a telepath and a clairvoyant

There are three poker players, who are playing heads-up against each other. One of them is a usual poker player. Another - a telepath, who can read thoughts. So if you know your cards, he knows them ...
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Where to ask these questions?

Here on SE I've only answered questions so far, so I thought it was time to ask some of my own. But where should I go to find the answers to these questions? Would a tsubo-niwa garden help with my ...
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which number stands out the most in the given series? [closed]

5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 41 Please note that I don't have an answer to this problem. I thought of 2 possible answers, a) 5 - it is the only single digit number in the sequence. b) 41 - all other ...
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Seven, Eight, Nine Redefined - A 'What Am I?' Riddle

Seven follows suit, Eight go in line, Combined, 9 leave the queue. Leaving i e, once removed, rearranged casts light upon the answer. What am I? HINT #1: HINT #2: HINT #3: HINT #4: Note: This ...
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A quick puzzle to keep your brain busy on a Friday… or is it?

I am the one what did the did and the one what knows what did the did. I am one and the same, but distinct and separate. The situations I create are also quite tense. I am no Cyrano, but if you're ...
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Cryptic message from a former SYSOP

Your sysop recently quit due to what the law division calls "internal struggles". Less fancily, he hated you, and he hated his job. As a parting gift, he left you a program entitled SwanSong.c. Being ...
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The devil virus [duplicate]

A somewhat easy puzzle for those familiar with Linux. The Devil has found a way to make a Linux virus that, once executed on the right Linux machine, will break every single computer in the world ...
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Old Gregory had a farm: The Missing Eggs

Gregory is a farmer and every morning he makes sure to harvest the eggs of his chickens. He has 72 chickens and 12 chickens in each cage, so a total of 6 cages. Each of his chickens lays only one egg ...
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Rapunzel and the Prince

This is a simple mathematical puzzle, which I decided to improve a bit one year after posting. Some of the answers below consider slightly different, but equivalent setting of the problem. Rapunzel ...
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Can you solve this password mystery? Someone has kidnapped Mr. Fox

In continuation to the previous puzzle: Puzzle1. This time, someone has kidnapped Mr. Fox. And all they want from Batman is the thing in the secret case (box). But Batman doesn't know the complete ...
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Who poisoned Hugh G. Pokitz? (a murder mystery logic puzzle)

Preface After your last mishap with a heap full of rabbits, you got sick of being lied to. Isn't life just so much easier when you can conclusively tell if someone's been telling the truth or not? ...
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Longest Homophone Sentence [closed]

Open Challenge: What is the longest complete sentence you can make wherein every word is a homophone? A simple example would be: I threw you. (eye through yew) Ground Rules (more may be added ...
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A quick riddle: what am I? Go ahead: Turn me upside-down [closed]

Go ahead: Turn me upside-down. But others will soon realize your error. Turn me back up, and the evidence is gone. Don't blame me; It was your mistake. I just give and, sometimes, take.
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What is the Key to Good No-Computers Puzzles?

Question What advice, strategies, keys, or elements would you suggest for creating challenging puzzles that aren't (reasonably) computer soluble? Details I'm a programmer, so I can appreciate the ...
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Aliens are continuing to probe the human psyche. Help humanity to score a perfect 10 by finding the missing figure

The previous aliens have departed from Earth. Another group has arrived from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri or Sirius (it's not important which) to probe the human psyche. Help humanity to score a ...
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Hat-guessing with a spy

After failing to destroy the human race, Aliens have returned to make another attempt. This time they have planned a wicked strategy. They have again abducted $N$ people, but one of these people is ...
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I hope you can see what I'm getting at: Questions Tags / Users Bags / answer Question / UnAsk What lags?

Questions Tags Users Bags answer Question UnAsk What lags? Instructions Explain what lags. You must use all the clues and explain precisely how you got the answer from them. Please ...
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A Metallica haiku — Who am I?

Administers food Does De Re Metallica Eponymous towns Who am I?
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He Was Victorious (a short riddle)

He was victorious, say you, in a foreign tongue. He was almost there, he's a ring in the skin; A half-fisted stove; a snake by the nines. Christmas Eve now holds their endless odd gin. What is this ...
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Is it always possible to balance a 4-legged table?

A perfectly symmetrical small 4-legged table is standing in a large room with a continuous but uneven floor. Is it always possible to position the table in such a way that it doesn't wobble, i.e. all ...
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rubik's cube inside a rubik's cube

Once I completed solving Rubik's cube, a different pattern came into my mind. It was- A B B A B B A C C Here, same letters represent same colors. So is it ...
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Who's been stealing my H?

By a freak of nature and an error by the author, it's nearly the start of a new school year in 2016 and Mr Stubbins (the caretaker at Farthingbottom School) is getting nervous. Since he started ...
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What Am I? - My First Riddle: With jolt or breath, I dine with death

My first riddle: With jolt or breath; I dine with death Unwanted by most; light I can boast Lectern or wall; tethered, not all Your will or my squall, the point of my call Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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I Come from a Different Family

This riddle was inspired somewhat by the "No Bake" Riddle, and the subsequent discussion regarding the creation of an American-English tag. That should serve as a first hint, others will be ...
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Find the longest string of words such that the (4 letter) end of one word is the start of the next

Here is an open-ended challenge. Find the longest series of English words such that the final four letters of word $n$ are the same as the first four letters of word $n+1$. Example (3 words) ...
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Can you solve this Bruce Wayne logic puzzle?

This variation of the classical Farmer Goat puzzle was in a puzzle contest at my college two years ago. Here it goes. Mr. Bruce Wayne is very fond of parties. Well, he’s more fond of girls, but, ...
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Many forms I take

Many forms I take Unification I aim to make I can make you act quite dumb Cause your tongue to go numb Appearing in every nation I am the cause of relation I can control Even ...
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Magic square using numbers 0,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10

I have to make a 3x3 magic square using the numbers 0-10 without 1 and 9. I have tried various things but am not good at this. The sums of each row, column, and diagonal have to be equal; I added all ...
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Various cross-sections of platonic solids

We're going to take the 5 platonic solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron) and suspend them in various ways (we'll assume that they are solid and of uniform density). ...
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Am I Gone for Good?

I was there when you were young, and helped you make your art I seemed much more vibrant then, but the drink took me apart You were older but your hand gripped tight, showing me your fears As we ...
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I think there is a hidden message on Burning Man Information Radio

Background: There is a year round Burning Man "radio station" called BMIR -Burning Man Information Radio. (BMIR.org) 11 months out of the year, it is just streamed with no commercials. Starting 2 ...
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Repeat the Method to Solve the Clues

Below, you will find a list of clues! Each clue has an answer that is no more than two words and is related to each other answer in a noticeable (albeit perhaps not immediately obvious) way. Discover ...
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Headlines proclaim: “Read about this man's amazing life!”

A man wakes up and goes along to get drunk. He talks foolishly, but works hard and gets paid, but passes the money on to a dependent. Every evening he comes home. As he grows old, he is lonely and ...
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A humble little symbol riddle

{um} - [] ⼔erized The answer is a common phrase. (Though note that this doesn't mean it's a famous phrase or that it often stands on its own.) If this is too ...
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A small mammal?

Small mammal – I'm A International animal With four legs, and, Whiskers. Sharp eyes. But, it wouldn't do To totally give up A Answer, too readily, So those are all the Clues ...
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A Four Liner of my Own: I'm counting on you

With all the popularity of four liners lately, I figured I'd contribute. Since my recent riddles seem to have been too hard, I'll err on the side of ease this time. Determine what each line is ...
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The Sphinx's Dice

"I'm bored of riddles, I'm going to ask you a question about dice instead", says the Sphinx. "Now, I've got this set of Efron Dice here. There's four dice, and they have these values on their faces:" ...
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Restricting words in an answer to certain dictionaries

I see that some puzzles specify that the answers must be findable in a specified dictionary. This seems like an excellent idea. Questions I've noticed several people specifying dictionary.com Is ...
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A bunch of related letters

Patrick is answering a series of questions where he is given a word and he has to write a single character. He knows how to answer these and quickly answers- fsmss ...
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Story from Gottingen [closed]

STORY FROM GOTTINGEN Last summer I spent my vacation in Gottingen - a beautiful city in the heart of Germany. I needed some help reading a map I got from my hotel, so approached a policeman on the ...
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Another Way to Count Sheep At Night in Bed

I came across this puzzle: A wayfarer asks a shepherd how many sheep he has. He replies that if he numbered them two and two, or three and three, or four and four, or five and five, or six and six, ...
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Are you ready to play me?

I have a color, I have a name, You love to play me, if you are game. If I am under age, you might have to send me back, When I am just the right age, you will be a happy chap. But if I am too old, ...
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A limerick riddle. Provides clues to song titles that have a word in common

You might think I'm broke, but then I'm a singer and sound like a hen You can count on me I'm a tramp you see So I'll sing you the blues once again. The above limerick conceals ...
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“No Bake” Riddle

I'm quick, I'm easy You can make me in a jiffy I'm on a farm I'm in your kitchen I'm in the pasture I lay, I rot, in more places then one I'm smelly, but I'm also very tasty I have nicknames but I ...
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Chess Game of Life

A bishop and a rook, of opposing colors, start on opposite corners on the same side of a chessboard, oriented as in the following picture: They then proceed to play a game of cat-and-mouse. Rules ...
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Longest sentence where all words are anagrams of each other

Won, now own. Rules: A “word” is an entry on dictionary.com. A “sentence” is any text that is grammatically correct, has a complete meaning in the English language, starts with a capital letter and ...
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Always day and always night - a riddle

Can anyone solve this riddle? Always day and always night, You'll know me when you see the light. But don't look up, don't mess around - In these words is where I may be found. Through ...
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Find the missing letters

This should be an easy puzzle. Replace the x in the below with letters to make 6 valid 5-letters English words (no proper nouns or abbreviations) both vertically and horizontally. This puzzle will ...
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Quick four liners

Perhaps the most famous of all, I was killed a century ago. My fate is well known to all: What bore me, hardened, killed me. Named for an African province, And speedy as I could be. I held the record ...
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A quickie for the cryptic crossword enthusiasts: Here is the clue. / Cut cut! / What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters)

Here is the clue. Cut cut! What crazy, bloodthirsty creature remains? (5 letters) EDIT I added the word 'crazy'. Apologies that I missed this out before. Please use typical cryptic ...

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