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The mother of all age-of-the-captain riddles

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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) - a Puzzling tribute

Completed crossword: The yellow words from top to bottom, left to right, are which, if What a fitting tribute!
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Save our WWII planes

Because ...
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Secret of the universe

The secret of the universe is Because the famous leader who found the tabelet is He invented a code named The message on the piece of paper has been decoded using so if we use the cipher above to ...
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Well-known American figure with Roman numerals

I suspect it might be
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I was popular in the 1970s

That looks to me like
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The past is never dead. It's not even past.

Answer: Individual answers:
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Secret of the universe

My solution probably isn't going to earn any points, because I solved it within a couple of minutes by without even thinking of and the Mage was nowhere to be seen either. At first I immediately ...
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The past is never dead. It's not even past.

As noted in @Peszo's answer, They have been jointly solved by @Peszo, @Gamow, and @MariaDeleva in that answer. It remains to predict the fate of future earth. The fate of future earth is The clues ...
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And the rest is hstr!

The quotes are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. They are all quotes from: Which is why it is part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge
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A Trivial Pursuit #20 (Entertainment 4/4): Actors

The answer is: Reasoning: Next step: Finally:
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The unwriteable punctuation mark

The answer is: I will never be written, that surely would be impossible. For thousands of years I was unused for practical purposes. Reputedly the Irish invented me? Nowadays I am often ...
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The Writings of Impostradamus

The year is: Mechanical calculations are sickened by the brain. A boom in four's power brings the tsardom lasting pain. Icarus's opponent is failed by an 'O'. A confused maple fool falls after a ...
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I found a puzzle that no-one can solve

You are: I found a puzzle that no-one can solve. I created a law but I was not a lawyer. I lived in a hostile world but found refuge in a hut.
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Historical Crossword Puzzle

The events (most of them already found by Glorfindel) are: The resulting grid is: And the highlighted cells ...
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What is a Veteran Word™?

As suggested by the language tag, I think a Veteran Word™ may be All the words in the left-hand column, according to satisfy this criterion. VETERAN is "only just" a Veteran Word™ because The words ...
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I was a middle sister

I think you are Both of my siblings served in a war, in which the younger one got killed. I knew the richest people in the world. But also the poor. I died young, on a cold night.
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We're just hanging out, man

I believe your partner is the words are and the significance of your games is that The five words so far are The sixth must have been and the reason you have not heard from him is that and ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #01 (Geography 1/4): History

First, we need to resolve the six lines in the quote: We can then observe that Noting that
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Historical Crossword Puzzle

Partial answer ... Clue 1: Clue 2 might be: Clue 3: Clue 4: Clue 5 could be: Clue 6:
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Where do all the doors lead to?

I think the fourth door might possibly be The quotation and the plant on the door (This has been confirmed by the questioner in comments. Thanks, Maria!) Now, the time on door 2 looks to me like (...
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A mysterious email from the Historical Society

I had the suspicion ...
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Musical murder mystery

EDIT: Thanks to @00Average for the crucial hint and @Stiv for tieing up the loose ends! Solution: Thought process: The musicians The siblings The murder
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And the rest is hstr!

Answer: Thanks to everyone as listed First (Courtesy of @Beastly Gerbil) is: Second row is Line Three: Line four (Courtesy of @Acerfire37): Line five (Courtesy of @Juan Tomas): Answer: The ...
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5 Quotes 1 Figure

Partial answer. 1 How to solve: 2. How to solve: For the rest: 3. Another bad drawing to show the pattern: 4. How to solve: Thanks to @IAmInPLS Author of the quotes:
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One night in Baker Street

Answer: Explanation: The mistake:
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Connect Wall: Americana

Connections Combining these gives
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I never reached nine

I believe you are a Reasoning:
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Historical figure word-search

The rest are here just because I was instructed to add them so the puzzle would be complete. All credits go to Kruga. I would not be able to find them otherwise. From the remaining letters you can ...
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Where do all the doors lead to?

Since Door 1 is the only unsolved door, here is my guess: Additionally,
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