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How to solve the input output puzzle?

Here's the puzzle I am solving daily input-output challenge questions in the gradeup android app in order to take preparation for SBI (State Bank of India) PO (Probationary officer). Here I came ...
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Piece-Drop Mate

Find a way to checkmate Black by placing pieces! You must use as little material as you can(in points). You cannot place more pieces than allowed in a regular game of chess! The Position Good luck! ...
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What is a Waiting Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule I call it a Waiting Word™. Use the ...
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What are the missing letters?

What letters are missing from the end of this list? ...
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The Grand Grid I

This is the first in a series I am calling The Grand Grid. Each involves a logic grid puzzle that is solved by gathering clues presented in variously obscured forms. The description of the grid puzzle ...
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Weird piece of paper I found on the ground

I found this piece of paper on my way to a blimp, and was confused - please help! Here is what it said: This is for someone jones-ing for a plant-based page-mystery featuring late-bonham ...
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3D Statue Park: U shapes

This is a three-dimensional Statue Park puzzle.1 The five squares in the below image depict the five levels of a $4\times4\times5$ cuboid. The goal is to fit inside it the four three-dimensional ...
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I like to Move it Move it

My prefix moves your body all over the world My infix moves your heart if you have a good taste My suffix moves your life on through a perilous journey But my whole stays in place as people move in ...
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A pile of chips involving powers of 2

Ann and Bob play alternately on a pile of chips. On each play, any number of chips, which is a power of 2 (including 1=$2^0$), can be removed from the pile. Obviously the number of chips to be removed ...
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What is an Ornament Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ornament Word™. Use the ...
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Fridays's Blocking Donimoes Problem

I've designed a set of dominoes puzzles that I call Donimoes. You slide the dominoes like the cars in Nob Yoshigahara's Rush Hour puzzle, always along their long axis. The goal is to slide all the ...
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(1 of 11: Numberlink) What is Pyramid Cult's Favorite Activity?

Dear PSE users and moderators, I’m new here in PSE, but I really need your help. There was this person who gave me a black envelope consisting 10+1 pages of puzzles, and also a scribble saying: “Find ...
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What is a TRUE Union Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. More specifically, this is an extended Word™ puzzle, built on the base of What Is a ...
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Anagramming in sixes

Fill in the gaps in the following conversations. All six gaps contain the same six letters in a different order, with spaces and punctuation where appropriate. Conversation #1 – Have you ...
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Word Search Cipher

I have come up with a cipher idea that probably isn't original but I can't find anywhere, and I wanted to get an idea of just how hard it is by seeing if anyone here can crack it. I would especially ...
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What is a Checkmate Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Checkmate Word™. Use ...
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#, %O, and so on

I woke up this morning to find someone had added a new button to my basic calculator. Besides the $+$, $-$, $\times$ and $\div$ buttons, there's now also a $\#$ button. I figured, "Well, this probably ...
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Somebody hacked my calculator

Harvey the hacker struck again. After powering on my calculator, I entered the Keystrokes in the order shown below. Instead of the Expected Result, I got the Hacked Result. What will be the last ...
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Thursday's Blocking Donimoes Problem

I've designed a set of dominoes puzzles that I call Donimoes. You slide the dominoes like the cars in Nob Yoshigahara's Rush Hour puzzle, always along their long axis. The goal of Blocking Donimoes is ...
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A piece of string [closed]

"For a puzzle quite absurd, Find one and an extra word: They can both describe some string, But they'll mean a different thing. Lastly, split one into three. Change the second, you'll be free." ...
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Brain-breaking 3D masyu

This is a three-dimensional masyu puzzle.1 The five squares depict the layers of a $5\times5\times5$ cube. The goal is to make a single loop in 3D space which fulfills the following properties: The ...
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What is a Union Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. After a long period of division, tends to unite; After a long period of ...
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You have untill Saturday to figure this out! [closed]

I live if you drop me off a building but I die if you put me in water. What am I?
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What is an Earth Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. The Earth is composed with many various elements or objects. But some of ...
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My name, my name, it's a guessing game!

I needn't be late, that would be bad As a man with a job, I must get to work I must travel quickly now, so I go I travel by the underground train I have bills that I need to pay I need that money to ...
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Is Grandpa Irrational? Another Grandpa Mystery

Grandpa likes iron skillets but not aluminum pans He likes m&m but not just "m" He likes Michigan but not Georgia Why is that?
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Don't tell me you forgot!

You! I see you walking there Nary a worry or a care Come, listen to me speak My mind is strong, though my body is weak. I've got a riddle for you to ponder Something to think ...
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Navigating the multiverse of bifurcated parallel realities

Suppose you are sitting comfortably in your universe admiring the word SING. Just then, Q enters your universe and insists that you insert the string "IMMER" into your precious word to create a new ...
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Rubio, please help Clark!

Clark who is consecutive in nature, lives in California near the 100th street. Today he decided to take his palindromic boat and visit France. He booked a room which has a number of thrice a prime. ...
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Some complicated clues

I am mud that will trap you. I am a colloid hydrogel. What am I? Take the first half of me and add me to this: I am dangerous to wolves and werewolves alike. Some people even say that I am dangerous ...
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Wednesday's Blocking Donimoes Problem

I've designed a set of dominoes puzzles that I call Donimoes. You slide the dominoes like the cars in Nob Yoshigahara's Rush Hour puzzle, always along their long axis. The goal of Blocking Donimoes is ...
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A Sincere Nurikabe Puzzle

So here's a standard Nurikabe puzzle. I'll be using the final (solved) grid for my upcoming local puzzle competition logo as it will spell the abbreviation of the competition name. So, what does it ...
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Lazy puzzler's masyu

The creator of this masyu forgot to add the final stone, so the puzzle remains incomplete. Finish his job for him by placing one additional stone (either black or white) on the board so that the ...
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Luncheon in the dungeon

– "Sssslither..." Brigitte jumped. The voice had whispered almost directly into her ear, yet there was nobody to be seen. She looked at the ground beneath her feet. Was something moving? ...
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Sometimes you are this word with three vowels

Sometimes you are this word Remove the first letter, does not change the meaning Remove the first two letters, still feels the same Remove the first three letters and you find a way ...
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You could help me, couldn't you?

Introduction I am an enthusiastic geometry student, preparing for my first quiz. Yet while revising I accidentally spilt my coffee onto my notes. Can you rescue me and draw me a diagram so that I ...
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What is an Eternal Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Eternal Word™....
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What is an Etienne Word™?

Major Edit: I have changed the examples of Etienne Words to make it easier. The previous examples no longer provide any useful information. The underlying theme of Etienne Words is still the same, ...
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IBaNTsJTtStPMP! #2

IBaNTsJTtStPMP means "I'm Bad at Naming Things, so Just Try to Solve this Patterned Masyu Puzzle!". The original Masyu rules apply. Make a single loop with lines passing through the ...
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A progressive Riley

Okay. This is the first Riley I've written, and it gets progressively harder as you go along, so here goes. I wrote this, and then realized that I used a mispronunciation of the target, so I had to ...
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A pile of chips involving primes

Ann and Bob play alternately on a pile of chips. On each play, either 1, 2 or 3 chips can be removed except if the number of chips is a prime number. In that case either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 chips can be ...
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Grid puzzle solutions

I have a simple grid puzzle: Example: | X | Y | X | | Y | X | Y | | Y | X | Y | The move is defined as a row or a column move. So when you move one cell, ...
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A cryptic list of words

You find yourself trapped in a dark room. You say, "hello" and bright lights turn on, flooding the area. You see a piece of paper on the ground: ...
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What's the answer to this?

I've been sent this yesterday with no info and I'm so confused. Can anyone tell me what the message is? Seh gdyla wdhjh, seh qhun alts bhn hqhunxyh plt axxbdyf gxu plt yhqhu gxryi lyi tx seh wrmmah ...
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Rhombicosidodecahedron Slitherlink

This is a Slitherlink puzzle, being played on the surface of a 3D object, a Rhombicosidodecahedron. If you are not familiar with Slitherlink puzzles, I don't suggest starting on this one. Rules in ...
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The conclusion of the test

If I'm real, you want me. If I'm not, I'm a lie. If I'm real, you'll eat me. If I'm not, I'm batter. You might eat me raw, though not healthy. You might eat me baked, still not healthy. ...
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Tuesday's Blocking Donimoes Problem

I've designed a set of dominoes puzzles that I call Donimoes. You slide the dominoes like the cars in Nob Yoshigahara's Rush Hour puzzle, always along their long axis. The goal of Blocking Donimoes is ...
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Dedicated to our #1 Fan

People tend to think of me as being small. However I can be confused with an imaginary large being. It has been said a saint got me right between the eyes, perhaps, next to America. I ...
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A little bit of encryption

A little selfmade encryption riddle: Whenever I'm searching for a solution, I have this feeling, like standing on a single point. While I take a step forward, I have the feeling I'm falling two ...
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Masyu turned vanilla

Tried to make something clever, but it didn't work out so you're getting a vanilla masyu instead. Normal masyu rules apply.

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