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Electrical Roughing-ins

The 27 junction boxes at the ends of electrical conduits must all have a green and red wire taps for the lighting fixtures. Only one wire fits the conduits for safety. The wires should be connected on ...
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With five, I’m none

A Tyobrien riddle of the week With two, I flow With three, I’m one With four, I move With five, I’m none
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Shower thoughts

What is the image below trying to say? $\hskip1in$
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My worth's never none

Melodically speaking, my worth's never none; Proportionally speaking, I'm a downer if under one; I'm wont to overlap; Or get up in a snap; But when I am used, I hope it's not for a ton. ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™ #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Yesterday, Vowelburgers™ announced their first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. They have made some simplifications to their manufacturing process and have ...
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The bird with the ball

An evil bird snatched the ball but the people burst in laughter. An angry devil tried to kill the bird but the bird never died. Who is this crazy bird? Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4 [added ...
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It cannot be done. I think

I have spent too much time on this question. I am convinced this cannot be done. Please prove me right (or wrong) and explain why. Below is a 5x5 grid. Digits 1 through 9 go in the 9 yellow boxes. ...
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Lord created me. Find me!

If you remove a letter from me, I'll become a Giant. Replace that and remove another letter, I'll enlighten you. Replace again and remove 2 letters, I'll be your buddy! Replace again and remove ...
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I can be awakening

My prefix is unique My infix is forceful My suffix is frankly conclusive Yet, as a whole, I can be awakening What am I? HINT:
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Polyominoes to construct alphabet

It is possible, using a set of just 10 polyominoes, to construct any one of the 26 letters below. Can you find such a set? When constructing, polyominoes may be rotated and flipped, but may not ...
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How can I make a valid conclusion about a set of statements which are in tandem?

The problem is as follows: If there are no government subsidies for agriculture, then there are government controls on agriculture. If there are government controls on agriculture, then there ...
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The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil

Part 2: The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil Part 3: The escape of Beastly Gerbil This is an unusual call in. As a private detective you have been asked to investigate several odd cases, but this you're ...
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Penta-decker Vowelburger™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle Vowelburgers™ is proud to announce the first ever Penta-decker Vowelburger™. This means six consonant buns sandwiching five vowel patties as shown: Here is ...
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What is the longest sentence using each vowel only once?

What is the longest sentence that uses each vowel only once? Rules: Any number of consonants can be used. The letters: A, E, I, O, and U appear exactly once. Y is considered a vowel, and as such, ...
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With different vowels, what am I?

With an A, I might be a programming trick. With an E, I'm really not sure. With an I, I'm just a wee babe. With an O, I'm often stopping. With a U, I'm a guy you can meet. What am I?
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Sequence - stop at 90

You start with 0 and then proceed as follows: 1, 8, 2, 1, 11, 9, 18, ??, 90 There's no other number after 90 in this sequence. In fact, it's impossible to find! One of the numbers can be replaced ...
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Happy Birthday, Don!

My friend Johan de Ruiter has made a nice puzzle for Donald Knuth's Birthday. The numbers indicate how many connections that candle has. Can you solve it? Original link: https://www-cs-faculty....
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IQ Question asked in an exam [closed]

I have been trying to figure it out for hours, anyone has an idea? an explanation is appreciated.
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Tutankhamun's body

Across 1. A group of former leftists briefly detained by firm far-rightist (7) 5. Arguments of Delaware motel owner (7) 9. Autoimmune qualities partially being one-sided (7) 10. Archangels not put up ...
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How can I find the total number of rabbits if they reproduce at a constant rate? [closed]

The problem is as follows: Roger adopts two female rabbits and two male rabbits. Three months later each female rabbit gives birth three female rabbits and three male rabbits. Assuming that if ...
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Vowelburgers™ Chef’s Special #2

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle The success of our first Chef’s Special has inspired our chef to add even more variety to your favourite Vowelburgers™ menu. The chef’s choice of the day consists ...
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Math tapestry puzzle #3

Continuation from Math tapestry puzzle #2 Now things are heating up, it looks like this is slowly becoming bigger. I saw my friend Anna working on her tapestry. She asks me, "Do you like it?" ...
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Footmen And Friends #2: Leapfrog

Seeing as the pilot episode was a major success, with an outstanding and correct response from one of our viewers, it’s time for Episode 2. Remember, we show puzzles with kings and pawns only! Those ...
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To breathe the purest air

To prepare for a cordial greeting, what does she do? To shoot as straight as she can, what does she have? To breathe the purest air, what does she avoid? I'll tell you what - me. What am I?
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What Am I? - Vowels #2

With an a, I'm a noise With an e, I'm hatching With an i, I'm an action With an o, I can measure With a u, I'm the sound of a bird What am I?
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What am I? - Vowels

Here is a What Am I riddle (that I made). With an a, I'm a color With an e, I'm a number With an i, I'm an element With an o, I'm a lot With a u, I'm a container ...
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A Balanced Breakfast

An European mathematician likes to have a balanced breakfast every day. It always includes whole milk and exactly one ingredient out of the list below: Butter Cheese Yoghurt What is the ...
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This cipher needs a name!

This puzzle is a spin-off from the 'This new puzzle type needs a name' series. I have devised a new cipher and used it to encode its own name. I need you to tell me: What is its name? This puzzle ...
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My prefix is a single word

Today, my dear fellas, I want you to see, that there is a whole new riddle by me. The word I am seeking is not very long, it's part of a show, where connections are strong. The prefix is ...
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A six letter body part

The question relates to a recent puzzle: One is outstanding, another doesn't belong : Says Grandpa Take the word PARENT for example. If you take 2 consecutive letters out, the remaining four ...
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What's the order?

Below are five sequences of the digits 0-9 but each have been sorted based on a single criterion. 1) $1260459378$ 2) $1742350698$ 3) $0152469378$ 4) $5463728190$ 5) $1235904687$ Name the ...
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Can someone explain the answer to a cryptic clue please?

The clue is: One caregiver in particular turned indifferent. (9) I think the answer may be "alienated" but I can't really explain it! Anyone?
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What is my brother?

My little brother likes puzzles a lot, and recently he started making his own. The first ones were simple, but his newest got me good. He always describes one word with simple but not too revealing ...
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A different kind of math problem

A different kind of math problem $\text{If }$$(2+5=8),\ (8-3=1),\ \text{and}\ (4+3 = 9),$ $\text{Then, what is } (8-6+5) ?$ Bonus: $\text{If }(8 - 2 + 7 + \text{P} = \text{A})$, $\text{Then what is ...
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Make the numbers 1-50 using the digits 2, 0, 2, 0

Try to make all the numbers from 1-50 using 2, 0, 2, 0 exactly once. Rules: Use only the operations +, -, *, /, !, exponents and square root No rounding eg. ...
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Math tapestry puzzle #2

This continues from Math tapestry puzzle #1. Find the rules there. Continuing on from that, I saw my friend Jason come outside. We had a conversation about the things that are here. Suddenly he says: ...
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Stacking pancakes for your wife

You are cooking pancakes for your lovely wife. You want to sort the pancakes such that they increase in diameter as you move from the top to the bottom of the stack. The only operation you can perform ...
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I am fake in definition

My prefix is playful My infix is a position My postfix is rocky I am fake in definition
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Make Some Homophonous Noise [closed]

How many homophones can be used in a single sentence? Rules: Sentences must be English. (no foreign words, like see & si (si is "yes", in Spanish) Sentences can not be a setup to list homophones....
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Puzzle Hunt 06: Stepping Stones

This is part six in my clichéd treasure island puzzle series, but can be solved on its own. The story carries on from part five. Based on the information from the notebook, you at least know where ...
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How can I find which sport/hobby corresponds to which friend when a set of given clues is provided?

Marina, Mike, Roger, Phillip and Justin has each only one hobby from the following list: motocross, badminton, swimming, athletics and karate, but not necessarily in that order. It is known that: ...
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How can I find which person belongs to a specific occupation when the clues involve degree of friendship or acquaintance?

The riddle is as follows: Brenda, Lara, Mie and Nancy have each one profession. These professions are, baker, graphics designer, photographer and cosmetologist. But not necessarily in that ...
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A set of eight related to eight

The 36 words below comprise a set of eight related to eight, a set of seven related to seven, a set of six related to six, and so on. Which word belongs to the set of one? ...
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…vs VTE(next to)

What do these letters and numbers below represent? After you've figured that out, replace the three question marks! LXE 329, CIE 266, PNS 260, KPE 141, HCQ 132, LZE 122, FVS 111, DIG 101, VTE 100, ...
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Playing blindfolded 2048

Suppose you are playing many 2048 games, all blindfolded. As usual you can press left, right, down, or up to move the tiles. When there are no more moves the game terminates and you are told your ...
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A joke riddle about a serious thing

My prefix means to work together, and when written in full words, it means something almost rectangular. My infix is neves semit thgie semit enin in Italy, and when written in full words, it means ...
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My subordinates keep my sanity in check

I’m neither a star nor a planet But my subordinates surround me They keep my sanity in check If more were to join, I become pessimistic If some were to leave I‘m overly optimistic Who am I? ...
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A possible 5-bit binary code

This image and puzzle comes from Level 18 of a game called Boxentriq. I have solved the preliminary mastermind puzzles on this level to reveal the sequence of pawns and bishops shown here, which, ...
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Does there exist a way to find the least number of trials when a certain weight is requested?

I'm not very sure how to tackle this sort of problem: It is as follows: At a groceries store there is a two pan scale and two weighs which are of $250\,g$ and the other of $500\,g$. It is known ...
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Setka - Complete grid using clues and sudoku-style logic; Theme - Fear Itself

This is a Setka puzzle; you can find more (along with a more detailed explanation of the rules) at our website, linked from our profile. Theme: Fear Itself How to play Setka, the short version: ...

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