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Freedom from the guarded island [duplicate]

You, a well-known submarinist criminal, are taken prisoner in a perfectly circular island, surrounded by water. You stand in the center of the island, with the submarinism equipment (don't worry ...
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How many legs does the bear have?

Warning: This sounds like one you've heard before but it's not. A hunter leaves his camp and heads one mile north. Scanning the horizon for prey, he spots a likely spot to the east. He walks for a ...
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What is this family using?

I am 10, and I mostly use 2, but sometimes 8. My older brother is 12, and he uses either 2 or 4, depending on his mood. My younger brother is 3, and he uses 3. My sister is 19, and she usually uses ...
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Two groups of people- will they meet, ever?

A man of war A ball of carbon without pastor nor full hurricane A spider One whose strength is in the same area as Veralidaine Sarrasri A toy maker of sorts, A Jason-type And one whose pallor is ...
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Guess who I am: Born with a “spark”

Energy can only be manipulated and moved, but never created or destroyed. The two halves, they complement each other, And yet are complete opposites. I wish I was a channeler, Born with a "spark"...
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I am all in one, guess what?

I am all in one, I am part of Mozilla, Part of the Olympic Games, Although I am unwilling to work and would like to eat a hotdog, Speed is the second part of all in one. (1) Color which is ...
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Guess what is described here

Bury me deep, pile on every stone. Yet in the end I will dig up every bone. I can make you feel hurt or make you smile, Accepting me will sometimes take a while.
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5 Letter Word, Removing letters

Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. ...
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2 blind men in a row of logicians

Another twist to this question. I'll restate it here to avoid confusion There are N perfect logicians arranged in a vertical row. They are allowed to strategize before the game, during the game ...
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A Composition For My Birthday

It's my birthday today, 5/13! Below are some of my role models. Can you tell me when their birthdays are? $0,9,8,9,8,5,0,9$ $0,-7,0,8,0,8,12,-7,0,8,0,8,12$ $0,7,7,7,-8,-5,7,4,7,12,7,7,7$ $0,5,9,5,...
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A mysterious email from Ryanair

You are a secret agent in the service of the KGB, and after a setback when the higher-ups thought your cover had been blown, you have embarked on a highly dangerous mission to infiltrate MI6. Under ...
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Egg Yolk Riddle

I remember this from when I was in highschool (or the dutch equivolant). The teacher of my english class proposed this riddle and a lot of people had it wrong but the answer was really simple. ...
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Magical Shuffling Hats

As you're walking through the city, a wandering street logician pulls you aside. "Hey, you. Want to play a game?" He rasps in a loud whisper. You, being quite the logician yourself, oblige. He leads ...
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The Pizza Cutting Challenge

You and two friends decided to order a large circular pizza to split between each other. Unfortunately at the moment you didn't have enough to pay your entire third of the bill. Your friends decide ...
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Find the combination algorithm

Once a month, Jerry visits the restaurant that he owns. Being paranoid that someone will steal his fortune, on each visit he changes the combination to his personal safe, which is hidden in the back ...
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3 suspects Logic Puzzle [duplicate]

The following puzzle was posted here, but providing answers to the puzzle was closed without a correct and complete answer being provided: An inspector knows that exactly one of 3 suspects committed ...
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Copper, Silver and Gold. Who had what?

I made the following riddle in a RPG. Albus, Baku and Croco experimented with some ingots. One was using copper, one silver and the other gold. But none of the experiments worked with the ingots they ...
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Enough of this charade! A common property puzzle

Below are three sets of three words. Each word shares a common linguistic property. The words in each set share a nested property. Identify the properties and explain. Lift Beams Destroy ...
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Three curtailments

I. I can separate two high places. Remove one letter, and I can separate two high places. II. I can connect two high places. Remove one letter, and I can connect two high places. III. I can ...
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Measuring the amount of liquid in a container without a measuring tool [closed]

The Problem Let's say you are asked to measure the amount of liquid in a container, but you are not allowed to use any direct measuring tool (such as a balance, ruler, or anything of the sort). You ...
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Tough Series Question - SSS, SCC, C, SC

Textual version: This question is famously asked in many Amazon interviews. "What comes next in the series SSS, SCC, C, SC, ?" Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Numbering, Numbered, Hardly related to math ;)

I number myself, for I am numbered;I am as long as I am worth.I run down and up, I've crackled and thundered.Just to come to rest upon the earth.Neither red nor deep slate nor pure white,what remains ...
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The Square's Center

The warden of the local prison was in a good mood - after a long winter, it was finally spring. The weather was warm and the sun shined over the prison. The warden decided, as is customary in the ...
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Twilight Zelda Guardian Puzzle

I'm playing a game (see here), and in it is a puzzle, which I've made a TIKZ graph seen below for illustration: $\hspace{2.5cm}$ There is one player. The player ($\mathscr{L}$) moves from node to ...
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Wanted: Family of 6

After many years, authorities are still looking for a family of 6, five of whom are suspected of many multiple-country border crossings with no passports or proper identification. Although no known ...
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Logic puzzle - 3 suspects

An inspector knows that exactly one of 3 suspects committed a crime, and interviews them to find out which. Each person lies one time, and tells the truth the other time. A says: I did not do it. B ...
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Help me improve the jumping robot problem

I recently posed a puzzle about Robot High and Robot Long That puzzle was inspired by a comic I saw in Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking by Philippe Coudray. The particular comic is shown below: As ...
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Ages of A and B (self-reference in past)

A says to B My age is twice of what your age was when I was of your age. B says to A If you add your current age to twice of your age when I was born, the answer is $63$. Assuming they both ...
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Find the color to start the sequence

What color should begin the following sequence of words? ??? fruit letter computer number subject consume before cut cry slide gentle awake not rain cold Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5
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A fork in the road

Once, there were two travelers going down a winding forest path. The travelers come to a fork in the road. Unfortunately, the woods are so densely wooded, you cannot see more than a few feet down each ...
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Deserted Island [duplicate]

You are stranded on a deserted island with little to no food sources. By your guesses, you will only be able to survive another 10 days. Your only real chance of survival is getting rescued by a boat. ...
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Complete the missing letter (require Web knowledge)

Given this sequence of letters: _, B, G, C, R, M, Y, _ What is the first and last letter? hint 1 hint 2 The answer is responded, but try to find the ...
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Form a number using some numbers and mathematical operations

Using 2,3,4,5,6,7 and basic mathematical operations form the number 1088. Every digit must be used exactly once (neither zero nor greater than one times). Concatenation of digits (such as 53) is not ...
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Switches and numbers [duplicate]

You have a hundred, labeled, bulbs, turned off and a hundred, labeled, buttons. When you begin pressing the button nº1, all bulbs turn on. When you then press the button nº2 all pair bulbs, begining ...
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Using numbers form a number

Using 7,8,9 and basic mathematical operations form the number 327600. Use every digit exactly once. Note: Allowed Operations: $+,-,/,*, {}^{\displaystyle\large\hat{}} ,!,\sqrt{}$
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Man, proofs, dish, city - who am I?

A man of war; Proofs at the bottom; A savoury dish; A capital city. Who am I? Please explain how your answer fits each line of the riddle.
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How do I solve these 3x3 magic squares? [duplicate]

I'm doing 3x3 magic squares. Here are the squares I'm working on: | | 5 | | | | | | | 8 | | | The values must be between 3 and 12, and each line ...
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What am I, in this metaphorical family?

I have no brothers or sisters, but I have many dolls. I'm always watching my mother, and my cousins all think I'm fat.
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Do you know who I am? 2(requires some specific movie and book knowledge)

Am I a man? Am I a puppet? I am neither, for I have shuffled off this mortal coil, And indeed have no strings to hold me down. My family is many, yet I worry not for them. Some are strongly with ...
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Overlapping Gang Territories

There are $7$ gangs in (a greatly simplified version of) Los Angeles. Each of them claims half of Los Angeles as territory. Let's say a place is "hot" if a majority of gangs claim it. How small can ...
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Slot Machine Challenge

Karen owns a restaurant/bar. She wants to attract more customers, and is building her own custom slot machine game, which she can use to give away free drinks or prizes. The more a customer spends, ...
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Why am I screaming?

Simply find what is hidden in this picture.
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A simple? cipher

Translate into a sentence: 1 10 202 010 2011 2020 101 1 202 12 1202 11 0 2011 2020 101 0212 0102 11 0 211 0102 There are ...
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Time Sequence Puzzle

If Thursday was the day after the day before yesterday five days ago, what is the least number of days ago when Sunday was three days before the day after tomorrow? Please explain each step of your ...
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Do you know who I am?

I am an instrument of fear and propaganda, I am bringer of ill news. But if you see me, you may laugh, I can distract you on a bad day. The world is glued to me, Loving but one part of me. You ...
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Who is my best friend?

It's that time of the month again, For my best friend And I feel slightly apprehensive. I'm not sure whether this is all part of nature's Grand Scheme Of Things My other friend, Dodge, Thinks that ...
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What am I? I am here

I am here, yet most people don't care, I kill people, if you are not careful. I can be created, but it's rather useless. If you can see me, It's because of Him. What am I? Hint: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Guess the poem!

The world suspends like puppets on a string When I look away, the strings are cut It's like they're playing a game, because every time I try to see them, whenever I turn back around, the world ...
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Am I a sailor or a bunny?

When I am blue, you can drink me When I am red, I'll disappear I have serenity and cleverness But I become a wolf if you double me I have only 12 friends But I haven't seen them in ...
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I think, I think, I think

I think, I think, I think that, Someone needs to tell me why we're here and what to do while I'm here. When we finally shuffle off of this mortal coil, I would like to know what will happen. ...

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